The Gaffney Peachoid is playing the part of a quaint Carolina conversation piece today in a gawking Wall Street Journal profile of the landmark water tower, complete with its own stippled headshot and “5 things” listicle. Source: WSJ

NPR headline: “A white supremacist’s legacy looms over schools in South Carolina” Source: NPR

Congressman Jim Clyburn on embattled S.C. State president: “[Thomas] Elzey may be a nice guy … But he never should have been president of South Carolina State.” Source: WIS-TV

Boosted by growth at Boeing South Carolina, the aviation sector has grown to a $13.9 billion industry which makes up a whopping 40%of the region’s economy. Source: P&C

You may remember Traveler’s Rest Republican state Sen. Tom Corbin from last week when he called women “a lesser cut of meat.” This week, he’s been part of the opposition to a victim protection bill in the state Senate that would take away guns from those convicted of domestic violence, calling it “nothing but a big gun grab”after his amendment failed to gain support. Source: SC Radio

Bloomberg’s Dave Weigel has spent the week looking at South Carolina pols, reporting on why U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham may be in the position to play spoiler in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. Source: Bloomberg

A House budget committee approved a proposal to borrow $500 million to pay for state building and infrastructure projects, including $50 million for the MUSC Children’s Hospital. Source: The State

The New York Times Magazine looks at South Carolina’s use of solitary confinement (“”nothing less than a form of torture”) after an Electronic Frontier Foundation report published last week. Source: NYT Mag

Charleston County Council really isn’t trying to lower expectations of a new economic incentive project by codenaming it “Project Unicorn.” Source: Live 5

Yesterday, state senators grilled Eleanor Kitzman, Gov. Nikki Haley’s nominee to head up DHEC, on the first day of her confirmation hearing, examining closely her relation with Haley and qualifications for the job. Kitzman was reportedly the only candidate considered for the position to head up the state’s environmental and public health agency. Source: The State

From The State Opinion pages, by Conservation Voters Exec. Director Ann Timberlake: “Don’t pit business against environment to justify unqualified SC DHEC director” Source: The State

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