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Charleston athlete Raven Saunders, who won a silver medal for the United States Saturday, in the shot put, confirmed on Tuesday that her mother had died, prompting Olympic officials to suspend their probe into her medal podium protest and her take some time to process the news. More: The Washington Post, The Post and Courier, WCSC TV, Fox News

Meanwhile, state health officials on Tuesday confirmed more than 2,000 new and probable cases of COVID-19. More: The Post and Courier, Charleston City Paper, SC Public Radio

In other headlines:

Founder of Charleston’s esteemed Black community paper dies at 94. James “Jim” French, the founder of a weekly paper that has served as a mainstay for Black communities in Charleston, South Carolina, for nearly half a century, died Saturday at 94. More: Charleston City Paper, Associated Press, WCSC TV

Charleston apartment building sells for $134M in pricey property deal. A second WestEdge building is in new hands after the 350-unit 10 WestEdge apartment structure sold in late July for nearly $134 million, one of the Lowcountry’s priciest property deals yet. More: The Post and Courier 

McLeod says she would require vaccines for public school students if elected. Age-eligible South Carolina children would be required to show proof of coronavirus vaccination in order to attend public schools in the state, under a proposal introduced by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mia McLeod. More: SC Public Radio, The Post and Courier

Charleston security company nets $7.6M federal drone-detection contract. Threat Management Group, a local protection and integration company, landed a $7.6 million contract with the Air Force to help augment the training airmen receive to detect and locate drones and their pilots. More: The Post and Courier 

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