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Alex Murdaugh, a South Carolina lawyer, survived being shot in the head on a rural road. His wife and son had been fatally shot in June. According to media reports, police and SLED officials have said Murdaugh told his ex-client to kill him in an insurance fraud scheme, and lawyers have blamed an alleged opioid addiction for an apparent attempted “assisted suicide.” An investigation into missing law firm money will be the fifth investigation into Murdaugh family matters. More: The New York Times, WCSC TV, The State, The Post and Courier, SC Public Radio, Associated Press 

In other headlines:

S.C. trucker becomes first in state convicted in Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Long-haul trucker Andrew Hatley of Newberry this week became the first South Carolinian convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol during a Jan. 6 riot. To date, 10 South Carolinians have been charged in connection with the attack. More: The Post and Courier, Courthouse News, WCSC TV, WCBD TV

Charleston City Council approves first reading of sweeping mask mandate. Charleston City Council voted in favor of a citywide mask mandate up for first reading during Tuesday night’s council meeting. The mandate would require residents to mask up when indoors around other people, with some exceptions. More: Charleston City Paper, The Post and Courier, WCSC TV

Mace facing another challenger in 2022 GOP primary. Ingrid Centurion, an Iraq War veteran from Summerville, announced a bid against U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace. Centurion is the second declared candidate to take on the freshman congresswoman. More: The Post and Courier 

Charleston Co. considering rezoning land for new middle, high school. The Charleston County Council could pass a zoning ordinance that would allow the county’s school district to build a new middle school and high school in the Awendaw-McClellanville area. More: WCSC TV

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