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A Hemingway policewoman charged with fatally shooting an unarmed motorist in Georgetown County was released Thursday on $150,000 bond after a first hearing on a manslaughter charge. According to media reports, Officer Cassandra Dollard, who was arrested this week, was fired from a state police unit for nine separate policy violations. More: SC Public Radio, The Post and Courier 

In other headlines:

Charleston labor unions distributing masks to schools. Representatives from a number of Charleston-area labor unions took hundreds of masks to North Charleston Elementary to kick off a statewide distribution effort. More: WCSC TV

State congressional map challenged as racially discriminatory, unconstitutional. A federal complaint filed on behalf of the state’s NAACP chapter alleges the new congressional district map perpetuates a “persistent legacy of discrimination against Black voters.” More: The State

Charleston diversity, equity commission approved with amendments. Charleston’s newly approved Human Affairs and Racial Conciliation Commission features some amendments not everyone is happy about. More: WCBD TV

Former City Paper editor launches news podcast. NOW Charleston is a new three-day-a-week podcast that former Charleston City Paper editor Sam Spence is launching today. More: Charleston City Paper

Charleston-area home sales dip for 5th straight month amid rising prices. Home sales slowed across the Charleston region in January, declining for the fifth consecutive month as low inventory, rising interest rates and soaring prices take their toll on home-buyers. More: The Post and Courier 

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