Attorneys for Charleston County council member Colleen Condon and her partner Nichols Bleckley filed a brief late Sunday arguing for dismissal of the state’s lawsuit attempting to upload the S.C. ban on gay marriages. Indication is expected soon on whether a federal judge’s decision throwing out the ban can go into effect on Thursday or if Attorney General Alan Wilson’s request for a stay will be granted. [P&C]
It’s college basketball season, and two S.C. teams, Charleston Southern and Winthrop, have already knocked off major conference teams. CSU beat Ole Miss on Friday, and Winthrop beat Clemson yesterday. [P&C, G’ville]
In new CofC men’s head coach Earl Grant’s home debut last night, the Cougars couldn’t break through against Gardner-Webb University, losing 80-67. [P&C]
As the school district plans potential improvements for Angel Oak Elementary, officials are testing for mold and allergens at the 38-year old school. [P&C]
Temps are dropping across South Carolina this week, with a hard freeze expected in some parts of the state tonight. Don’t worry though, temperatures will be back into the 70s this weekend. [WYFF, WBTW]
New state transparency proposals were approved by the House Ethics and FOIA Study Committee this week, the first hurdle in reforming state sunshine laws. [The State]
The local council of governments is debating choices to improve traffic along I-26, including options to expand transit choices like commuter rail. A second public meeting will be held tonight in Summerville to discuss the proposals. [Live 5, BCDCOG]
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