Tuesday’s 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 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

In other titles:

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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