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Gas prices in the Palmetto State fell 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, now averaging $2.75 per gallon for regular gasoline. Analysts say the downward trend is expected to continue. According to GasBuddy, prices at the pump in the Palmetto State last week ranged from $2.42 to $3.45 per gallon in the state. More: WCSC TV, The Wall Street Journal 

In other headlines:

New solar regulations aim to empower S.C. consumers. New regulations were created in a response to complaints from home and business owners who were unaware of what was required by them when leasing or purchasing renewable energy units. More: The Post and Courier 

S.C. lawmakers open to bill allowing workers to take off Juneteenth, Confederate Memorial Day. After President Joe Biden signed a bill into law making Juneteenth a federal holiday, most federal offices around the country closed Friday in recognition of the day. But, state offices in South Carolina remained open. More: WCSC TV

Charleston nonprofit gathers in Marion Square to discuss Lowcountry gun violence. Motivate to Educate, a Charleston nonprofit dedicated to ending gun violence, circled up at Marion Square. As rain drizzled, they huddled under the oak trees. More: The Post and Courier, WCSC TV

Charleston weighs ‘improvement district’ for King Street efforts. Charleston officials are in the early stages of creating a business improvement district, which would generate additional property tax revenue for a variety of efforts along the King Street corridor. More: The Post and Courier

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