New discoveries at an archaeological dig in Allendale County place humans in South Carolina as far back as 50,000 years ago. Source: P&C
Despite provocative criticisms of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is said to be privately pushing fellow Republicans to support Donald Trump. Source: CNN
The State’s ‘Buzz’ column wonders if selecting U.S. Sen. Tim Scott could be a way for Trump to make inroads into the African American electorate. Source: The State
Democratic Charleston state Sen. Marlon Kimpson and GOP Sen. Lee Bright are taking decidedly different approaches on gun legislation. Kimpson is vowed to stall bills earlier this month until proposals to strengthen background checks were given equal consideration. Bright, on the other hand, says he’s doing what he can to loosen restrictions with the goal of eliminating permit requirements altogether. Source: P&C
South Carolina workers are likely to be impacted by new federal rules expanding who is entitled to overtime pay since many S.C. workers will be covered under the new rules. Some in the industry worry the doubling of the overtime threshold could slow growth. Source: P&C, CRBJ
The North Charleston Public Safety and Housing Board will meet today at 5pm to decide the next steps for the Flats a Mixson development. Source: Live 5
Neighbors of a planned North Charleston rail yard are watching the permitting process for the massive facility to be built between Spruill Avenue and the Cooper River carefully. Source: P&C
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