The buzz about U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs of South Carolina being tapped for an opening on the U.S. Supreme Court is picking up steam.  On Friday, a bipartisan group of about two dozen former federal prosecutors from South Carolina wholeheartedly backed her. She’s the fodder of pundits on television shows.  And some now say she is probably the most electable person under consideration.

In other headlines;

Third week of Senate medical marijuana debate to start. State senators again will take up whether to legalize medical marijuana on Tuesday as the debate stretches into a third week. More: AP News

Charleston police chief recovering from leg amputation. Chief Luther Reynolds announced Friday that a leg had been amputated at the Mayo Clinic to remove cancer. He is recovering. More: Charleston City Paper

Learn about locations used in The Righteous Gemstones.  Here’s a summary of many Charleston-area locations used in the HBO series.  More: Charleston City Paper

S.C. State to unveil monument to 3 killed in Orangeburg Massacre. The university is expected to unveil a monument Feb. 8 to the memory of three students killed in the 1960s during the so-called Orangeburg Massacre. More: Post & Courier

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