Tuesday’s headlines: Paris leads USC men’s basketball team

ESPN reported Monday night that the next coach for the South Carolina men’s basketball team is Lamont Paris of Chattanooga. Paris succeeds Frank Martin, dismissed last week. The school has not officially confirmed the hire, and any hire would require the approval of the university’s board of trustees to be official. Hiring takes place in the middle the women’s team making the NCAA Sweet 16. Continued: PA News, The state, The Daily War Cock

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Tidelands Health celebrates 0 COVID hospitalizations. For the first time in two years, Grand Strand’s hospital system, Tidelands Health, reported no hospitalizations for COVID-19. While Monday’s milestone doesn’t mean the battle against COVID-19 is over in the state, workers at Tidelands Health say it gives them hope that there are better days ahead. Continued: WISTV

Two years ago tourism in SC felt the first impacts of COVID. As the novel coronavirus began spreading across the state and country two years ago, South Carolina began to see its first major tourism closures around the same time, upending one of its weakest economic sectors. more vital. Continued: Post and courier

SC’s Graham laments Biden pick, laments Kavanaugh’s treatment. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, says the liberal left won when South Carolina’s own federal judge, J. Michelle Childs, was not chosen as President Joe Biden’s nominee for the Court Supreme of the United States. The remarks came during the first day of Senate court hearings into the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Justice Stephen Breyer. Graham also said Jackson can expect not to be “vilified” like Trump’s choice Brett Kavanaugh was several years ago after allegations of sexual misconduct and assault surfaced. Continued: NPR, The state, The New York Times

The port is experiencing a 12th consecutive month of record volume. The SC Ports Authority moved over 1.87 million 20ft equivalent container units in fiscal year 2022, leading to a record 12th consecutive month of record volumes. Continued: Charleston Regional Business Journal

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