Parts of six South Carolina counties designated part of a new “Promise Zone” see an opportunity in the new federal dictate, which gives the area, mostly in the Lowcountry, preferential status when applying for federal grants and other assistance. A similar zone in Kentucky saw $174 million invested in the area from the state, feds, and private sector. Source: P&C, Colleton Today

The area around the Promise Zone does have some of the state’s highest unemployment and poverty rates, but a new NYT analysis shows that not one county in South Carolina brings a positive outlook for children growing up poor. Charleston County ranks in the bottom nine percent in income mobility nationally, and Horry County ranks among the worst. Source: NYT

SLED says the state won’t release dashcam footage in the case involving a fatal officer-involved shooting in North Augusta for fear that the video could interfere with the officer’s fair trial on criminal misconduct and discharging a firearm charges. Source: NYT/AP

Looking to buy or sell something on Craigslist? S.C. poilice stations are offering their parking lots as safe meeting spots for transactions. Source: AP

Gov. Nikki Haley talks about working with lawmakers on policy initiatives over the weekend at the S.C. Republican Party convention: “These are the people who are supposed to be moving South Carolina forward, and every day I’ve been fighting my own Republicans.” Source: AP

Former Congressman Bob Inglis received the JFK Profile in Courage Award over the weekend, with Kennedy’s grandson Jack Schlossberg, commending Inglis: “My grandfather’s legacy is kept alive by Bob’s courageous decision to sacrifice his political career to demand action on the issue that will shape life on Earth for generations to come.” Source: NYT/AP

The PGA confirmed on Friday that its PGA Championship would return to Kiawah Island in 2021 on the ever-challenging Ocean Course. Source: NYT/Reuters

Speaking of golf, the P&C has an interesting recount of how NFL owner Bob McNair landed the winning $11.3 million bid in the bankruptcy auction for exclusive Johns Island golf club Briar’s Creek, which had fallen on hard financial times. Source P&C

The NBA’s Charlotte Hornets is reportedly putting a call out to seven Carolinas cities, including Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, as it looks to establish and grow an NBA Development League affiliate in the area. Soruce: Charlotte Observer

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