President Joe Biden is on track to decide on a nominee to fill the seat vacated by Justice Stephen Breyer by the end of February, according to reports from the White House. Among the three Black women he has interviewed for the job is U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs of South Carolina, a jurist being pushed strongly by powerful U.S. House Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. More: The New York Times, The Washington Post

In other headlines:

First Black man to lead S.C.’s Catholic Diocese as bishop. The Rev. Jacques E. Fabre was made the first Black man to oversee the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston in its 200-year history after being named the 14th bishop of the organization. More: The Post and Courier 

DHEC issues updated COVID guidance for schools, childcare centers. The state Department of Health and Environmental is providing updated guidance for schools and childcare centers to help transition to working and living with COVID-19 with minimal disruptions. More: WCSC TV, The Wall Street Journal 

Federal court upholds ruling blocking S.C. abortion ban. A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling blocking the enforcement of South Carolina’s fetal heartbeat law, which would ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. More: Associated Press, The Post and Courier 

North Charleston’s Firefly Food Truck Festival to feature 16 trucks. More than a dozen local food trucks are gearing up to gather for a day full of outdoor eating, cocktails and live music on the front porch at North Charleston’s Firefly Distillery. More: The Post and Courier 

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