The auditing company which delivered the clean bill of health for Berkeley County Schools last month is defending their work a week after the district fired their CFO amid embezzlement allegations. Source: P&C

Six Republicans and zero Democrats have filed to run for the congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, who was confirmed last week to head up the Office of Management and Budget. Source: The State

$93 million: The cost for South Carolina to comply with the federal REAL ID law, which the state has skirted for nearly a decade. Source: CRBR

Rev. Al Sharpton was among the speakers at a 150-person S.C. Statehouse protest yesterday for a “Peoples March” on Presidents’ Day. Source: P&C


U.S. Sen. Tim Scott toured the National Museum of African-American History and Culture with President Donald Trump today. Source: Twitter


The state Chamber of Commerce is pushing a bill that would cut down on paperwork for small businesses that work over a wide area and cut taxes for those businesses. But The State columnist Cindi Scoppe says the proposal could force increased local taxes and put small local businesses at a further disadvantage. Source: P&C, The State

The Supreme court of the United States has denied an appeal from a S.C. death row inmate guilty of killing an off-duty cop in 2004. Source: AP

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