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Authorities on Monday found debris from a missing F-35 military fighter jet was found Monday in Williamsburg County north of Charleston, S.C.  A day before, a pilot on a training mission ejected safely and the military lost track of his jet. 

Crews are working to recover the debris of the jet. Officials warned community members to keep clear of the area. 

Joint Base Charleston said the cause of the jet’s “mishap” remains under investigation and is turning control of the crash scene over to the Marine Corps. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, R-Isle of Palms, told media outlets she was increasingly frustrated by what she described as a lack of transparency from the military about the episode.

In other news:

CP NEWS: Gilliard, Tedder on runoff ballot today. S.C. Reps. Wendell Gilliard of Charleston and Deon Tedder of North Charleston are in a Tuesday runoff election for Democratic nomination for the S.C. Senate District 42 seat. But over the weekend, each received last-minute endorsements from political allies. Tedder announced that U.S. Rep. James Clyburn endorsed his campaign. Meanwhile, CNN commentator and former S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers, who represented the Bamberg area, endorsed Gilliard on Sunday.

Charleston police chief candidates to meet with community leaders, members. The five final candidates for the City of Charleston’s chief of police met with city leaders and the community Monday. Those five candidates include three who are current Charleston Police Department employees.

Tropical system may impact S.C. this weekend. The National Hurricane Center is highlighting an area off the South Carolina coast for possible development later this week.

S.C. gas prices see small increase over weekend. Prices in the state rose 2.2 cents per gallon to an average of $3.39 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 3,028 stations in South Carolina.

North Charleston city council votes to settle lawsuit against city, mayor. The North Charleston City Council has voted to settle a federal lawsuit for $180,000 filed by a disgruntled employee who accused the mayor of creating a hostile work environment and making sexual advances. Of the total, $130,000 will come from the city, while $50,000 will come from the South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund.

New downtown Charleston restaurant opens with Chinese-inspired menu. Owners David and Tina Schuttenberg of James Island’s Kwei Fei opened Beautiful South, serving Chinese-inspired cuisine in the ground floor of a multi-use development that also features apartments, office space and fitness studios on Columbus Street. 

Charleston-area’s new pickleball facility sets opening date. Crush Yard, a pickleball “eatertainment” concept, will open Sept. 28 at 3365 S. Morgans Point Road in Mount Pleasant.

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