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College of Charleston will officially announce Earl Grant, an assistant at Clemson, as its new men’s basketball head coach at a press conference on Friday. At an initial press availability on Wednesday, Grant said he’s excited to step into a program that is “built to win.” [P&C, CofC]

State Rep. Wendell Gilliard says that a weekend incident, under investigation as a hate crime, that resulted one man killed and another injured should motivate lawmakers to seriously consider enacting state hate crime legislation. [Live 5]

Congressman Mark Sanford is calling a complaint, filed by his ex wife Jenny, that questions the former governor’s psychiatric state, “preposterous, crazy, and wrong.” [P&C, The State]

Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Bakari Sellers is calling for his Republican opponent, former state attorney general Henry McMaster, to resign his membership in Columbia’s controversial whites-only Forest Lake Club. [P&C]

Real estate software firm BoomTown has raised $20.1 million through a private equity offering last week, according to SEC filings. [P&C, CRBJ]

Sweetgrass used to make the Lowcountry’s trademark baskets is becoming harder to find as development encroaches on the coastal areas where it grows. [WaPo/AP, Live 5]

Lawmakers met on Wednesday to hash out the complexities left in legislation passed this year that would allow some elipepsy patients access to cannabis oil, despite it still being illegal at the federal level. [The State]

The head of the Dorchester County Republican Party, Jordan Bryngelson, was issued a direct indictment on Wednesday, charging him with forgery associated with business dealings. [P&C]

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