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The Washington Post has a tear-jerking revisit of the September 2016 school shooting at Townville Elementary which resulted in the death of six-year old Jacob Hall. First-graders, parents, emergency responders, and others talk with the Post as part of a series on children and violence. Source: WaPo

Congressman Mark Sanford doesn’t buy the defense of President Donald Trump by Speaker Paul Ryan as a political neophyte after fired FBI director James Comey testified Thursday that he believed the president had lied to and deceived him. Source: P&C

Sanford: “The idea of, ‘I’m new,’ probably doesn’t pass muster in the corporate world, the nonprofit world, much less the body politic.”

Congressman Trey Gowdy has been selected by his colleagues to be the next chairman of the House Oversight Committee, which would put him at the helm of another contentious political investigation. Source: Politico, P&C, AP

A new partnership between SCE&G and Clean Energy Collective will create the largest community solar program in the state, allowing customers to ‘purchase or subscribe’ to solar panels at several facilities to be constructed and receive credits on their power bill. Source: Aiken Standard

Charleston County Schools CFO Glenn Stiegman announced this week that he would be retiring for health reasons. Source: P&C

Bakari Sellers in the Orangeburg Times and Democrat on the removal of New Orleans’ Confederate monuments: “Another Confederate loss”

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