Tuesday Headlines: SC Congress Lines Trial Opened Monday

The federal trial over South Carolina’s congressional line shuffle began in a Charleston courtroom on Oct. 3. The lawsuit alleges that Republican lawmakers redrew the lines in the state’s 1st, 2nd, and 5th congressional districts to disadvantage black voters, violating the 14th and 15th Amendments.

The case is expected to last two weeks and will not affect the outcome of the November 8 general election.

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The State strengthens access to high-speed Internet. U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn, DS.C., and GOP Governor Henry McMaster on Monday celebrated 100,000 South Carolina homes getting high-speed internet thanks to increased efforts over the past year. Only about 150,000 homes in Palmetto State still lack broadband access, state officials said, but they should have connectivity within four years.

Charleston among America’s Best Food Cities. In a recent WalletHub study, Charleston ranked no. 19 in total across America’s top foodie cities. The city ranked no. 1 for affordability and accessibility. Columbia was ranked no. 109 in total on the list.

Hamilton will receive the Tip of the Hat award. Retired jazz musician Lonnie Hamilton III will receive one of the highest honors at the Charleston Jazz fundraising gala on October 14. The award is named after Charleston Jazz co-founder Jack McCray, known for performing at entertainment venues around town with his “hat.”

Shem Creek shrimpers help out after Ian. The iconic trawler Shayna Michelle that was in Shem Creek until recently ran aground in Myrtle Beach after Hurricane Ian. Shem Creek shrimpers traveled to Myrtle Beach to help recover the stranded vessel. The boat was to be picked up on Monday, but has been delayed because the tides are not high enough. Another attempt is expected on Tuesday.

MUSC library delves into black medical history. The Medical University of South Carolina is working to restore and expand its collection of black medical histories.

Supreme Court to hear arguments over suffrage law. The Supreme Courts will hear arguments on Tuesday that could further dismantle the Voting Rights Act, first passed in 1965, which sought to eliminate racial discrimination among minority voters. Meanwhilethe high court of the country welcomes a new justice and opens again to the public.

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