A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., must testify before a Georgia grand jury currently investigating possible attempts of former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential results. Graham has battled the subpoena for weeks.

The New York Times wrote, “The six-page ruling, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta, is a blow for Mr. Graham, the South Carolina Republican who transformed from a critic of Mr. Trump to an avid fan and his golfing partner over the course of Mr. Trump’s one term in office.” Graham is expected to testify after the Nov. 8 elections.

In other headlines: 

S.C. ranks is nation’s least energy-efficient state. A new study from WalletHub revealed that South Carolina ranked last in home-energy efficiency, 33rd in vehicle-fuel efficiency and 35th in transportation efficiency.

Warm, dry winter expected for S.C. Despite the recent cold front this past week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association released its new forecast, stating climate conditions in the eastern Pacific Ocean will push drier and warmer air to the state.

$300M development breaks ground in Mount Pleasant. Patriots Annex broke ground Thursday. The long-planned real estate plan could cost as much as $500 million and take 15 years to complete.

Charleston airport reveals 20-year plan. In Charleston International Airport’s 20-year plan, the facility unveiled plans for two new concourses, an additional parking garage, surface vehicle lot, more spaces for overnight aircraft parking and the redesign of International Boulevard.

Charleston architectural review changes to make historic renovations cheaper. The costs to restore historic homes in Charleston are extremely costly for some homeowners. To combat this, the city’s Board of Architectural Review’s made changes to its policies to help reduce the costs.

The lettuce won: Truss resigns after 6 weeks. British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation from the title after 44 days, the shortest tenure in British history. Inspired by a columnist’s turn of phrase, “roughly the shelf-life of a lettuce,” The Daily Star set up a live webcam last week to see if lettuce would last longer than Truss. It did. Larry the Cat also outlasted Truss in another spoof. 

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