After his Gamecocks opened the season 2-4, we learned last night that the Head Ball Coach is calling it quits in the middle of the season. Former Appalachian State head coach and six-year USC O-line coach Shawn Elliott will take over as interim. P&C beat writer David Caraviello speculates about who might be next. Source: NYT, The State

The latest fundraising numbers for the Charleston mayoral race are in and Ginny Deerin now leads the pack, barely edging out state Rep. Leon Stavrinakis in total money-raised ($755k vs. $750k, respectively.) John Tecklenburg sits close behind with more than $600,000 raised so far. Source: P&C

A state judge next week is reportedly expected to lift portions of a gag order on police reports related to the Mother Emanuel shooting. Source: P&C

Interstate 95 is now completely re-opened through South Carolina after crews completed repairs on 18 bridges along a 70-mile stretch of the highway that were damaged by last week’s rains. Source: G’ville News

The Greenville News, joined by other S.C. news outlets, is suing state police to gain access to a video and other public records in the police-involved shooting that led to the death of 19-year old Zachary Hammond of Seneca. Source: WYFF, G’ville News

Hillary Clinton is leading presidential polls in South Carolina and Nevada, both early primary states, according to CNN. The Democratic candidates will face off on CNN for the first time tonight. Source: CNN

Charleston County school board voted Monday to open an independent audit of its budget after an apparent accounting error left the district with an $18 million shortfall. Source: P&C

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