In case you missed it, the South Carolina Gamecocks were named the national champion of the bowl season by South Carolina Gamecocks Coach Steve Spurrier over the weekend. [ESPN]

Republican state Rep. Stephen Goldfinch, from Murrells Inlet, has some choice words for his business partner who, according to court papers, is suing him for $250,000 over disagreements stemming from a treasure huntin’ scheme. [Coastal Observer, CP]


Pins and needle alert: Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell tells the P&C’s Schuyler Kropf that he will take his talents to George Street and “instead formally offer” himself to be president of the College of Charleston, which is currently undergoing a national search to replace outgoing President George Benson.

Related from Politico: “Universities hire politician presidents”

Gov. Nikki Haley has touted 40,000 jobs created during her administration, but as the AP finds, some of those jobs may be part of a years-long “pipeline” of jobs that may not materialize for a while. [AP]

The AP talks with Congressman Mark Sanford after he finishes out the calendar year in his first term back in office. [AP]

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee released a statement on Friday, categorically denying that he had endorsed U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, saying an ad he recorded in 2013 was simply thanking him for his support of Israel, vowing not to endorse in the race at all. [Politico]

Boeing union members accepted a work proposal on Friday that will keep work on the company’s 777X jet in the Seattle area. [WaPo, CRBJ]

The P&C runs through who’s in and who’s out in the race to replace 10-term Mayor Joe Riley once his final term expires in 2016. See our look at the race from October. [P&C]

Alicia Rhett, the oldest-living “Gone with the Wind” actress died this weekend at the age of 98 at the Bishop Gadsden retirement community on Jame Island. [NPR/AP]

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