Gov. Nikki Haley and her husband visited College of Charleston yesterday with daughter Rena on a college visit to the Holy City.

One South Carolina advocacy group is about to kick off a marketing campaign to push back against so-called “personhood” legislation proposed in the state legislature by Republican state Senator Lee Bright in an effort to increase regulation of abortion in the state. Source: P&C

The Nerve reported yesterday that for 17 of 33 judgeships the state legislature is scheduled to fill on Wednesday, no public hearing was required by state law or requested for by members of the 10-member state Judicial Merit Selection Commission. Source: The Nerve

Former Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor and state Rep. Bakari Sellers has joined the Ready for Hillary PAC’s Millenial Council as a national co-chair. Source: The State

Mark your calendars, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’ll decide whether he’s going to officially run for president by May. Source: AP

The Supreme Court of South Carolina issued a last-minute advisory yesterday, canceling a lower court’s subpoena that could have required a S.C. reporter who’s been following the ongoing legal battles over the late singer James Brown’s estate to turn over her personal notes and cell phone, among other documents. Source: NYT/AP, S.C. Press Assoc.

A second scoop of SCSC news today: Reports say State Supreme Court Justice Costa Pleicones will likely reprise his campaign to unseat Chief Justice Jean Toal as the leader of the state’s court system this spring. Source: The State

After a state-sanctioned hunt of cormorants on Lakes Moultrie and Marion killed more than 11,000 of the aggressive waterfowl last year, state officials say a more restricted removal will go forward this month as detractors fight the hunt. Source: P&C

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