The South Carolina Gamecocks will wear the familiar Palmetto tree dove symbol on their helmets this year in commemoration of the Emanuel Nine. The design was drawn up by Mount Pleasant graphic artist Gil Shuler in the days following the Charleston shooting. Source: The State

In the Washington Post, the father of the Virginia reporter gunned down during an on-site report, writes: “My daughter was killed on live television. I will do whatever it takes to end gun violence.”

From the P&C, Joe Darby writes: “History lesson shows school choice motives are not always noble”

Are more state lawmakers going to take the fall on ethics charges? State columnist Cindi Scoppe reports that investigations continue in the wake of former House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s guilty plea to corruption charges. Source: The State

Common Cause/SC director John Crangle: “Is SC Heritage Act just absurd, or unconstitutional?” Source: The State

Lowcountry voters will head to the polls tomorrow to vote in the special primary which will likely determine the successor to Senate District 45, the seat previously held by late Sen. Clementa Pinckney. Source: Beaufort Gazette, P&C

Mary Margaret Bannister, the woman Donald Trump called up on stage to ‘inspect’ his hair, found herself on the front of the New York Post on Friday, and was interviewed by the P&C, The State, and even some international outlets over the weekend. Mrs. Bannister is married to House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, who represents Greenville in the state legislature. Source: NY Post, P&C, The State

Months after announcing a major new assembly plant set for Berkeley County, Volvo has reportedly inked a deal to be the title sponsor of the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament on Daniel Island. Source: P&C

Expanding on their previous coverage of public school choice at North Charleston High in Park Circle, the P&C examines Burke High School, a neighborhood high school downtown facing a similar dilemma. Source: P&C

Students set to move into the high-end student housing complex 930 NoMo on Morrison Drive are waiting on the building to be finished, living in the Marriott Hotel on Lockwood for the time being. Source: P&C

The P&C profiles Charleston mayoral candidate Ginny Deerin in today’s paper. Source: P&C

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