Tuesday Headlines: SC Has More Workers Than Ever

Despite the ubiquitous “help wanted” signs, more than 2.3 million people are employed in South Carolina. “We are very pleased to report that South Carolina currently has more people employed than at any time in our history,” the executive director of the Department of Employment and Workforce said on Friday. of SC, Dan Ellzey, in a press release. The number of active people exceeds the previous record of 4,300, recorded in October 2019, on Greenwood Index-Journal reported. More: Greenwood Index-Journal

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The descendants of John C. Calhoun are suing the city of Charleston. The descendants of former US Vice President and slavery activist John C. Calhoun have filed a lawsuit against the city of Charleston for the removal of a statue dedicated to Calhoun in 2020. The lawsuit comes as the city reflects the opportunity to loan the shelved statue to an art exhibition in California. More: WCBD

Memo alleges that the IAAM museum is struggling with turnover, morale. Former Director of Planning and Operations of the International African American Museum, Bernice Chu, voices concerns about staff, leadership and diversity at the Charleston museum, which has yet to open to the public. More: Post and courier

Readers choose the humble sugar cookie as SC’s favorite. The best Christmas cookie in the state has been selected as the sugar cookie. The Mexican wedding cookie (also known as snowballs) and chocolate chip cookie came in second and third, respectively. More: L’État / The Charlotte Observer

Columbia’s outgoing mayor goes to Harvard for a scholarship. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin’s office announced Monday that it will teach a course in health policy and leadership at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the spring term of 2022. Benjamin has served as the mayor of Columbia since. 2010 and did not seek re-election this year. More: AP News

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