Tuesday headlines: SC House may try to re-pass abortion ban bill

The SC House of Representatives due to meet on September 27 to discuss changes made by the Senate last week to another abortion ban. Two weeks ago the House passed a ban on abortion at all stages of pregnancy with exceptions for the life of the mother and rape or incest up to 12 weeks.

But last week, after the Senate couldn’t get support for the measure, it passed a measure that would toughen a current law, which is a six-week ban, based on when heart activity can be detected in an embryo, with limited exceptions.

In other titles:

Teenager charged in Charleston King Street shooting. Charleston police have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the shooting that occurred over Labor Day weekend in downtown Charleston. Authorities say the teenager provoked the shooting, leaving six people injured.

SCDNR to restore the tidal marsh at West Ashley. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has received $1.5 million to restore a tidal marsh in West Ashley. The funds will be used to plant salt marsh grasses and build oyster reefs.

Glenn McConnell’s extension project to reach Summerville. A proposed plan to extend the Glenn McConnell Parkway is under consideration to help ease traffic on Highway 61 into Summerville. The extension would intersect Glenn McConnell Drive with Old Beech Hill Road and connect to Wright Road.

The districts of the city of Charleston offered to give Johns Island its own representative. Johns Island may have its own representative, thanks to two district map proposals from the Charleston City Council. Johns Island is currently part of District 5.

Sechey, based in Charleston, opens a site in New York. Non-alcoholic alternative bottle store Sechey has opened a new location in the West Village after recently closing its first location in Charleston. A new location for Charleston is planned later in the year.


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