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The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously approved an anti-lynching bill passed by the House and long pushed by U.S. Senator Tim Scott, a Republican from Charleston. The measure, which now falls to President Biden to sign into law, calls for making lynching a hate crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison. The historic bill is named in honor of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy tortured and murdered in Mississippi in 1955. More: NPR, The New York Times

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Red flag alert issued for SC due to increasing wildfire danger. The state Forestry Commission issued a statewide red flag alert on Monday for outdoor burning in windy and dry conditions. The alert discourages outdoor fires and may trigger local outdoor burning bans. More than 100 wildfires have been reported in the state since Thursday, officials said. Continued: PA News, Post and courier

The Panthers put construction on the Rock Hill facility on hold due to lack of local funding. Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper has already invested $170 million in an $800 million training facility in Rock Hill, but is putting construction on hold amid concerns over the city’s lack of funding necessary for the project infrastructure. He said the payment was due over a year ago. The City of Rock Hill released a statement saying it was unaware of an alleged obligation to pay. Continued: PA News, The Charlotte Observer, WCNC, WBTW

Childs of SC assigned to the case on the Murdaugh prison tapes. U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs, who was on President Joe Biden’s shortlist of potential Supreme Court nominees, has been assigned to oversee the federal court case to find out if Alex Murdaugh’s recorded phone calls can be made public in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Murdaugh’s wife and son were shot and killed last summer, and since then Murdaugh has been involved in several civil cases. Continued: The state

The Democrat is withdrawing from the SC-1 race, narrowing the field. Democratic candidate Tim Lewis is no longer running for the congressional seat currently held by Republican Nancy Mace. Two women — Annie Andrews and Rebecca Niess Cingolani — remain in the Democratic race. Mace faces Katie Arrington, Lynz Piper-Loomis and Ingrid Centurion in the Republican primary. Lewis’ exit virtually ensures that the congressional seat will remain in the hands of a woman. Continued: The state

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Tuesday’s headlines: Rallies across the state support Ukraine amid invasion https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-rallies-across-the-state-support-ukraine-amid-invasion/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 13:49:14 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesdays-headlines-rallies-across-the-state-support-ukraine-amid-invasion/ A Ukrainian peace rally is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at Charleston City Hall – it’s one of many rallies that are planned or have already taken place in response to the nation’s invasion by Russia. Meanwhile, the governor’s mansion was lit up in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and US Senator Lindsey Graham […]]]>

A Ukrainian peace rally is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at Charleston City Hall – it’s one of many rallies that are planned or have already taken place in response to the nation’s invasion by Russia. Meanwhile, the governor’s mansion was lit up in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and US Senator Lindsey Graham calls out to the United States increase oil production to further squeeze Russia’s assets. An expert has warned that Russian aggression could lead to higher wheat, oil and gas prices in South Carolina. Russian investments have also come under scrutiny and a report found that Russia is among the top 25 countries from which South Carolina imports goods. Continued: Post and courier, Carolina fox, PA News, WPDE

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Trump to hold SC rally in March; McMaster to attend. Former President Donald Trump will hold a March 12 rally at Florence airport in an effort to bolster the campaigns of Republican congressional challengers State Rep. Russell Fry, R-Horry, against U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, and Katie Arrington, against the U.S. Representative. Nancy Mace. Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday he would attend Trump’s rally. McMaster was an early Trump supporter. Continued: The state

Murdaugh sues to block phone calls. Embattled former attorney Alex Murdaugh has filed a federal lawsuit against the prison where he is being held in an effort to prevent the release of his phone calls under the state’s open records law. According to an SC media lawyer, the broadcast of recorded prison phone calls appears to be legal. Continued: WCSC, The state, Post and courier

Mask mandates are disappearing in Lowcountry schools. School districts in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties are easing COVID-19 testing requirements and mask mandates. Continued: WCSC

SC’s Clyburn talks about Biden’s freshman year. Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina has been credited with helping Joe Biden win South Carolina’s 2020 Democratic primary – an early win that helped forge Biden’s path to the presidency. In this interview, Clyburn talks about Biden’s first year in office ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address. Continued: NPR/Arizona Public Radio

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Tuesday Headlines: Plenty of Twos for Historic Twosday https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-plenty-of-twos-for-historic-twosday/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:09:38 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-plenty-of-twos-for-historic-twosday/ It’s officially “twosday” – the date that reads 2/22/22. It can be read backwards as a palindrome and it falls on a Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, there won’t be another “two days” for another 400 years. Want to have a little fun with Google? Type “2-22-22” into his search engine and see […]]]>

It’s officially “twosday” – the date that reads 2/22/22. It can be read backwards as a palindrome and it falls on a Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, there won’t be another “two days” for another 400 years. Want to have a little fun with Google? Type “2-22-22” into his search engine and see what happens. Continued: USA today, The Washington Post, KTLA, CNN

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Former Trump official Mulvaney endorses Mace. Former SC Congressman and Trump administration chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has backed incumbent Republican Nancy Mace in her in-party battle against Katie Arrington, who has received backing from the former president. Former Trump official and former SC Governor Nikki Haley has also previously endorsed Mace. Continued: Post and courier, The state

SC’s Childs remains on the shortlist for Biden’s Supreme Court name. U.S. District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs of South Carolina is one of three black women being considered by the White House to fill the seat of Judge Stephen Breyer. Breyer withdraws from court. Continued: PA News

SC’s Graham is pushing for “strong sanctions” against Russia. As Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian troops into sections of Ukraine, US Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has expressed the need for “strong sanctions” against the Kremlin. Continued: The New York Times

Why High Gas Prices Might Actually Encourage SC Tourism. A large majority of those who visit Myrtle Beach drive to their destination, which gives the impression that the recent spike in gas prices would have a negative impact on the city. But Taylor Damonte, a hospitality professor at Coastal Carolina University, said over the years he’s noticed a positive correlation between fuel prices and footfall in the area during peak travel season. Continued: The state

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Headline Tuesday: Abbeville white elected officials want Calhoun statue https://thistuesday.org/headline-tuesday-abbeville-white-elected-officials-want-calhoun-statue/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 13:57:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/headline-tuesday-abbeville-white-elected-officials-want-calhoun-statue/ As the city of Charleston explores what to do with a 12-foot statue of a man promoting slave labor in its basement, five white men representing Abbeville County volunteered Monday to host the depiction of John C. Calhoun’s “home” to the place where the man was born. The two black council members voted against the […]]]>

As the city of Charleston explores what to do with a 12-foot statue of a man promoting slave labor in its basement, five white men representing Abbeville County volunteered Monday to host the depiction of John C. Calhoun’s “home” to the place where the man was born. The two black council members voted against the measure. Councilman Charles Goodwin called the vote a “slap in the face”. Although the resolution authorizes the acceptance of the statue, it does not mean that an agreement is imminent with Charleston. Following: Greenwood Index-Journal

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Shepard Fairey is still influencing Charleston years after he left. Shepard Fairey is best known for his Barack Obama “Hope” campaign poster. He left Charleston after high school, but three of his murals are still on display in downtown Charleston. In this story, Fairey recounts how the town changed over the years and where he enjoyed skateboarding in the 1990s. The Washington Post

McMaster wants SC to use federal government money to widen highways. Governor Henry McMaster is urging President Joe Biden to expand the flexibility of states’ discretionary spending in federal dollars for infrastructure. He said the state could use the money for road widening projects for highways, not just rural roads. Following: Post and courier

SC leads the nation in exports of tires, passenger vehicles. The SC Department of Commerce’s 2021 International Trade Report, released on Monday, found that Palmetto State holds 36.6% of the country’s market share in exported tires and 19.4% of its market share in market on exported passenger vehicles. This makes the state the leading exporter of these two consumer goods. The news comes as the state’s total exports fell 2% in 2021 from the 2020 total. The state set an export record in 2019. More: Colombia Activity Report

Thank goodness for Mississippi… and Tennessee, and Alabama, and… A WalletHub survey compared all 50 states on educational attainment, school quality, and achievement gaps between gender and race. The survey ranked South Carolina as the 11th least educated country. The states in the top 10 least educated countries are: West Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico and Tennessee. States considered to be the most educated included Massachusetts, Connecticut, Colorado, and Washington. Following: WISTV

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Tuesday Headlines: SC State Students Commemorate Orangeburg Massacre https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-sc-state-students-commemorate-orangeburg-massacre/ Tue, 08 Feb 2022 14:06:59 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-sc-state-students-commemorate-orangeburg-massacre/ On this day in 1968, state troopers fired into a crowd of mostly black college students in Orangeburg. The bullets injured 28 people and killed three. The event became known as the Orangeburg Massacre and is considered a moment in civil rights history. Today, SC State students will march in memory of the incident. Also […]]]>

On this day in 1968, state troopers fired into a crowd of mostly black college students in Orangeburg. The bullets injured 28 people and killed three. The event became known as the Orangeburg Massacre and is considered a moment in civil rights history. Today, SC State students will march in memory of the incident. Also underway is the preservation of All-Star Bowling Lanes, the separate bowling alley near where students gathered decades ago that sparked the protest. Following: PA News, The Orangeburg Times & Democrat

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Shipping delays through the SC port are expected to continue. Michael Hoffman, head of the SC Ports Authority, told business leaders at OneSpartanburg’s Voice of Business Brunch that nationwide supply chain disruptions and logistics delays are expected to continue until at the beginning of 2023. Post and courier

The statue of the defender of slavery could soon find a new home. The statue of segregationist and former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun that once dominated a downtown Charleston park still has no permanent home after being removed from its perch nearly two years ago. A deal, announced Monday, appears to be in the works to move the statue to the State Museum in Columbia even as a lawsuit challenges the removal of the statue from the park. Following: PA News, Post and courier, WCSC, WPDE

Medical marijuana in the third week of debate in the SC Senate. The question of whether to allow the distribution of medical marijuana for certain conditions in South Carolina is still a priority on the SC Senate floor. There could be some late nights this week as supporters of the bill try to bring the issue to a vote. Following: WRDW, Anderson Independent Courier, The state

Gas prices jump 9 cents a gallon in South Carolina. South Carolina drivers are paying an average of 8.6 cents more per gallon for gas than they were last week, according to Gas Buddy. The average gasoline price in the state is $3.15 a gallon, up $15.7 a gallon from a month ago and 94.2 cents more than a month ago. a year. You think that’s bad? So look at your grocery bill: Avocado prices doubled and blueberry prices rose 45% last year. Following: WCSC

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Headlines Tuesday: SC-linked former Miss USA dies in New York https://thistuesday.org/headlines-tuesday-sc-linked-former-miss-usa-dies-in-new-york/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 14:21:20 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/headlines-tuesday-sc-linked-former-miss-usa-dies-in-new-york/ Cheslie Kryst, 30, died on Sunday after falling from a high-rise building in New York City. His death is being investigated as a suicide. Kryst won Miss USA in 2019 and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business degree. Following: The New York Times, WISTV, The state In other titles: TSA and […]]]>

Cheslie Kryst, 30, died on Sunday after falling from a high-rise building in New York City. His death is being investigated as a suicide. Kryst won Miss USA in 2019 and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business degree. Following: The New York Times, WISTV, The state

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TSA and Horry County Police clash over mask rules. Horry County police officers working at the Myrtle Beach airport did not wear masks, saying they are exempt from federal transportation rules. But federal authorities say that is not true. The police chief reportedly said in a memo that “No one will care. Nobody Matters” about whether officers wear masks. Following: Myrtle Beach Sun News/The State

Orangeburg Confederate Monument Bill Approved by SC Senate. The SC Senate approved a bill allowing the city of Orangeburg to move a Confederate monument from Memorial Plaza to a Confederate cemetery. But the bill could face an uphill battle in the House. The State Heritage Act of 2000 requires local governments to obtain General Assembly approval to move or alter monuments honoring the Confederacy or other movements. Following: The Orangeburg Times & Democrat

A land preservation group secures 417 acres in Horry County. The iconic Venus Flytrap factory will have hundreds of acres to thrive after a recent land deal between state officials and New York’s Open Space Institute. Following: Post and courier

SC’s Harrison responds to DNC job departure rumours. As President Joe Biden sinks in the polls, tensions have arisen between the president and Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison of South Carolina. Over the weekend, rumors surfaced that Harrison would leave his post, which were quickly dismissed by Harrison. Harrison went on to tout record fundraising levels for the DNC during the midterm cycle. Following: The state

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Headlines Tuesday: Medical Marijuana Comes to SC Senate for Debate https://thistuesday.org/headlines-tuesday-medical-marijuana-comes-to-sc-senate-for-debate/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 14:11:11 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/headlines-tuesday-medical-marijuana-comes-to-sc-senate-for-debate/ The SC Senate could begin debate this week on a bill to legalize some forms of medical marijuana in the state. The bill has been tossed about behind the scenes at the Statehouse for more than seven years – but lead sponsor, Republican Beaufort Sen. Tom Davis, has remained optimistic about its chances of passing, […]]]>

The SC Senate could begin debate this week on a bill to legalize some forms of medical marijuana in the state. The bill has been tossed about behind the scenes at the Statehouse for more than seven years – but lead sponsor, Republican Beaufort Sen. Tom Davis, has remained optimistic about its chances of passing, despite strong and persistent opposition. Following: The state

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State lawmakers are considering using Fed money to improve aging water and sewers. The South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority shared a proposal at a House Ways and Means subcommittee meeting last week that would allocate federal funds to upgrade the state’s aging water and sewer systems. During this time, The state reports that aging sewage systems led to 1.9 million gallons of sewage contaminating waterways around Columbia in 2019. More: WSPA

Charleston School District outlines plan to close the reading gap. The Charleston County School District wants to use $163.2 million in federal COVID-19 aid to close its reading achievement gap by spring 2027. Post and courier

With the blood supply critical, the donut shop offers an incentive to donate. Krispy Kreme says it will provide a dozen free glazed donuts to anyone who can prove they’ve donated blood from Monday through the end of January. The promotion follows announcements that blood donation groups are facing the worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Meanwhile, MUSC and the families are urging blood donations as supply becomes critical in state. Following: NPR

The Charleston Bridge is still dropping ice bombs years after the problem was discovered. The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge that spans the Cooper River between Charleston and Mount Pleasant has a problem: When ice storms hit, ice falls from the bridge onto cars crossing the bridge. The state offered to spend $9 million in federal funds to install a de-icing feature, but this was rejected by Federal Emergency Management. Following: Post and courier

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Tuesday headlines: McMaster gears up for Wednesday’s state of the state address https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-mcmaster-gears-up-for-wednesdays-state-of-the-state-address/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:30:01 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-mcmaster-gears-up-for-wednesdays-state-of-the-state-address/ Governor Henry McMaster will speak about the accomplishments and goals on Wednesday during his annual State of the State Address to the General Assembly. He will address lawmakers at 7 p.m. His speech should echo his recent budget request. Meanwhile, legislative sessions scheduled for Tuesday for the South Carolina House and Senate were canceled due […]]]>

Governor Henry McMaster will speak about the accomplishments and goals on Wednesday during his annual State of the State Address to the General Assembly. He will address lawmakers at 7 p.m. His speech should echo his recent budget request. Meanwhile, legislative sessions scheduled for Tuesday for the South Carolina House and Senate were canceled due to slippery road conditions in parts of the state, officials said. Following: PA News, WCSC

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Gubernatorial hopeful Cunningham will speak about redistricting today. Former Congressman Joe Cunningham will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. today in Charleston to talk about the Republican-led redistricting efforts in the legislature that are seen as making the First Congressional District a safe Republican district. Cunningham, a Democrat, was the first Democrat in decades to take the swing district in 2018. In 2020, he lost to a Republican. Now he is running for Democratic governor. Following: WCBD

Scott rebuts Biden’s rhetoric in new videos. US Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina posts a series of videos on issues he considers relevant to the black community. Scott is the only black Republican in the US Senate, and the videos rebut President Joe Biden’s recent rhetoric on voting rights. Scott’s videos will air between this week and the end of Black History Month in February. Following: PA News

Early figures show a strong hotel market for SC in 2021. Early numbers for 2021 show the year surpassing state hotel numbers in 2019 before the pandemic. Post and courier

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Tuesday Headlines: Students Return to School Amid Omicron Wave https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-students-return-to-school-amid-omicron-wave/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 15:16:00 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-students-return-to-school-amid-omicron-wave/ Students across the state are heading back to school this week as COVID-19 cases increase. Public school officials have updated quarantine and isolation policies to allow students to return more quickly after testing positive or being exposed to someone infected with the virus. According to the state’s Department of Education, they can return five days […]]]>

Students across the state are heading back to school this week as COVID-19 cases increase. Public school officials have updated quarantine and isolation policies to allow students to return more quickly after testing positive or being exposed to someone infected with the virus. According to the state’s Department of Education, they can return five days after symptoms start and 24 hours after having a fever without using antipyretic drugs. Upon return, they must wear masks for at least five days. Local districts may have stricter rules. Meanwhile, state colleges are also reorganizing their policies. More: WSPA, WYFF, AP News

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MLK Events in State Canceled, Go Virtual. King Day at Columbia Dome and Charleston’s annual Martin Luther King Day Parade will go virtual for the second year in a row amid the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the Hilton Head MLK events have been canceled due to the COVID outbreak. More: The Post and Courier, The Hilton Head Island Packet

SC gas prices are expected to jump 3.7 cents this week. On Monday, GasBuddy reported that pump prices in Palmetto State have increased an average of 3.7 cents per gallon over the past week, reaching $ 3.01. Meanwhile, the national average fell by one cent per gallon to $ 3.27. More: WCIV / CBS4

Charleston Airport is not immune to winter and COVID-related flight cancellations. As post-vacation travel was disrupted by 84% of flights canceled due to weather and COVID-19 staff shortages, several of those flights were scheduled to arrive in Charleston. More: WCBD

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Tuesday headlines: Lowcountry test sites see long lines after the holidays https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-lowcountry-test-sites-see-long-lines-after-the-holidays/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 14:33:03 +0000 https://thistuesday.org/tuesday-headlines-lowcountry-test-sites-see-long-lines-after-the-holidays/ HC’s Department of Health and Environmental Monitoring will not report COVID-19 cases until Wednesday, but hospitals are already reporting a post-Christmas increase in Pee Dee and testing sites in the Lowcountry have experienced long lines waiting. Other South Carolina experts warn the New Year celebrations could cause another spike. More: WCSC, WPDE In other titles: […]]]>

HC’s Department of Health and Environmental Monitoring will not report COVID-19 cases until Wednesday, but hospitals are already reporting a post-Christmas increase in Pee Dee and testing sites in the Lowcountry have experienced long lines waiting. Other South Carolina experts warn the New Year celebrations could cause another spike. More: WCSC, WPDE

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A series of small earthquakes were reported in the Columbia area on Monday. A series of mild earthquakes rocked central South Carolina on Monday, according to the US Geological Survey, causing windows to shake and disrupting wildlife, but causing no apparent injuries or major damage. So, of course, there’s also a story about what would happen in the state if we saw a repeat of the 1886 earthquake (spoiler alert: billions in damage, utilities down for months). More: AP News, WPDE, The State

The Charleston Co. mechanic is donating 12 cars for Christmas. Mechanic Eliot Middleton worked to repair and distribute 12 vehicles to those in need before Christmas. More: WCSC

How Rising Seas Could Threaten SC’s Oyster Industry Restaurant owners and oyster fishermen observe rising sea levels along the South Carolina coast. More: Spartanburg Herald-Journal

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