Among U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s $1.17 million haul during the third quarter was $5,000 from former President George W. Bush. In a tweet yesterday, Graham said he was “extremely grateful” to have 43rd president’s support. [USA Today, The State]

Butch Bowers, Gov. Nikki Haley’s personal attorney, is helping out the Republican Governor of North Carolina Pat McCrory as the state fields federal challenges to laws passed recently by the state’s Republican legislature. [NYT]

Columbia is looking at banning 140 known gang members from certain areas of the city deemed “safety zones” in an effort to cut down on crime. [The State]

Growth on Upper King Street has fueled an economic boom in the city, according to the local Chamber of Commerce. [Live 5]

A1 headline from today’s P&C: “I paid $3,800 for this?” after a West Ashley woman was billed $3,800, the maximum allowed by state law, by an MUSC vendor to fetch her father’s 7,000 medical record. [P&C]

Some Kiawah Island residents are challenging the town’s plan to annex the Freshfields Village retail center and allow for continued development on Captain Sam’s Spit. [P&C]

Officials from CSID, the company tasked with providing credit monitoring to state taxpayers after last year’s Dept. of Revenue hacking incident, says sign-up issues experienced by some yesterday should be fixed today. [P&C]

From the Upstate to the Grand Strand, cold temps are prompting freeze and frost warnings across the state this weekend. [WSPA, Sun News]

An effort to replace 90 bridges across the state would replace four weight-restricted bridges in the Charleston area. [P&C]

Democratic state Rep. Bakari Sellers is making his campaign for lieutenant governor official this week, the second candidate to officially enter the race in as many weeks. [Orangeburg T&D]

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