After a trove of documents were released this week in the Mother Emanuel shooting case, the Post and Courier says, “redactions and restricted information sparked a renewed clash between law enforcement and the Post and Courier and other news outlets.” Source P&C

Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, long one of the most powerful people in the Statehouse, is taking issue with Coastal Conservation League leaders who criticize Leatherman for using his position to spearhead unneeded roads projects in his Pee Dee district. Leatherman: “Activists from the Coastal Conservation League in Charleston are trying to commit highway robbery on Florence County, and I will not permit it.” Source: Florence Morning News, The State

In an interview with The State newspaper, Niya Kenny, the student thrown to the ground by a school resource officer earlier this week, says that she warned her classmates to start filming the altercation when she saw since-fired Deputy Ben Fields respond to the call. “We know his reputation – well, I know his reputation.” Source: The State

A few months after her impassioned speech against the Confederate flag on the Statehouse grounds, a spokesman for Summerville Republican state Rep. Jenny Horne says she’ll challenge Congressman Mark Sanford in next year’s primary. Source: The State, P&C

Hillary Clinton will be in Charleston tonight to deliver the keynote at tonight’s Charleston NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet at the ILA Hall. Source: P&C

As Century Aluminum reports a $55M+ loss, but says it is doing what it can to salvage an electricity deal with Santee Cooper to keep its Moncks Corner smelter open, Gov. Nikki Haley insinuated that the state had done all it could to help keep the plant open. Source: AP

Ed Bell, the new president of Charleston School of Law, says that his investiture yesterday marks “a new day for the school.” Bell says he will pay off a $6 million loan from InfiLaw to the school and steer it toward non-profit status. Source: CRBJ

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