DHEC board members are beginning to go through nearly 100 applications to fill the agency’s vacant director position. Source: The State

U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott split their votes yesterday as the Senate voted to confirm Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. Attorney General. Graham supported Lynch, while Scott voted against her. Source: P&C

Congressman Trey Gowdy has asked former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to appear twice before his special committee tasked with investigating the Benghazi attacks to discuss the 2012 attacks in Libya as well as Clinton’s use of private email while SoS. Source: Politico

A group of Chinese investors is now the largest owner and operator of golf courses in the Myrtle Beach market. Source: Myrtle Beach Sun News

Remember Paul Bowers’ report about Natalie Hauff, part of the Pulitzer-winning team at the P&C, left the paper for a media relations job within Charleston County government? Washington Post says the number of reporters leaving for PR jobs is a function of a shrinking market for journalists. Source: WaPo

The popular Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams shop on King Street shut down yesterday over a company-wide recall of Jeni’s products over possible listeria contamination. Source: NYT/AP

The nine-day ArtFields exhibition kicks off in Lake City today. Source: Florence Morning News

After activists called for Solicitor Scarlett Wilson to be removed from the Walter Scott murder case over concerns that she’s too close with North Charleston police, Wilson said her office will continue to prosecute the case. Source: P&C, AP

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