South Carolina has the second highest rate of COVID-19 with 105 cases per 100,000 people, according to data today from The New York Times. It is slightly behind Tennessee today, but had the top rate in the nation yesterday, according to media reports. Over the last two weeks, the virus has shown no signs of abating, with a 28% increase in cases. More: Charleston City Paper, The Post and Courier, Associated Press, The Washington Post

In other headlines:

S.C. one of hardest-hit states as foreclosure moratorium ends. Even prior to the July 31 federal foreclosure and eviction moratorium, South Carolina ranked in as one of the top states for current foreclosure rates and risk of foreclosure. More: GSA Business Report

Historical markers recall S.C. desegregation fight. Three new historical markers unveiled in a South Carolina community commemorate its role in two legal battles that helped end racial segregation in schools. More: Associated Press 

Rip currents predicted along S.C. beaches as Hurricane Larry lumbers in Atlantic. Swells causing rip currents were forecast to reach South Carolina shores Sept. 8 as Hurricane Larry lumbered through the Atlantic. More: The Post and Courier 

Attorney whose wife, son were killed allegedly took money from law firm. Alex Murdaugh, a lawyer from a prominent South Carolina legal family who found his wife and son shot to death at their home three months ago and was injured days ago when a bullet grazed his head as he changed a tire was taking money from his law firm, the firm alleges. More: Associated Press, The State, The Post and Courier

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