It’s a few days into sea turtle nesting season and volunteers on Seabrook Island reportedly spotted the state’s first loggerhead nest last week. Beachgoers can help sea turtles in the Palmetto State this season by keeping the beaches clean, giving the animals space and turning off beachfront lights to avoid disorientation. Sea turtle nesting season began May 1 and runs through October. More: The Post and Courier
In other headlines:
Several consequential bills pending in Statehouse in last week of session. The South Carolina General Assembly will start its final week of the 2021 session with several consequential bills on their agendas. More: Associated Press, Statehouse Report
One-third of hospitality workers look to leave sector, poll finds. More than one-third of respondents said they will be looking for work outside of hospitality, and much-needed entry-level workers are even less likely to seek hospitality work, according to a Florida poll. More: The Post and Courier
Clyburn says room for compromise on police reform bill. U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., said he would be willing to support policing legislation even without qualified immunity, an indication that negotiations are on the table. More: The Washington Post
Summerville struggles to find place for needed affordable housing options. Summerville is facing the challenge of pinpointing space for low-income families to afford as the city is slowly becoming a development hub with more houses rising in the area. More: The Post and Courier
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