It was Clinton, Sanders, and O’Malley on stage at the Gaillard yesterday for a high-stakes final debate before the Iowa caucus later this month. Clinton and Sanders spent most of the debate trading jabs as Clinton seeks to solidify her place as the frontrunner with the Vermont senator closing the gap. Clinton laid out what she saw as policy inconsistencies from Sanders while he hammered her as a cash-flush establishment politician. Source: AP, P&C

CNN put it succinctly, as a fight of “purity vs. pragmatism.” Source: CNN

The night before the debate, Sanders, Clinton, and O’Malley made obligatory stops at the downtown bus shed for Jim Clyburn’s World Famous Fish Fry, an annual stump event for S.C. Democrats which was moved to Charleston this year ahead of the debate. Source: P&C

For the past 15 years, the King Day at the Dome rally has pushed state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. With the flag now gone, organizers are rallying for public education at the capitol this morning. Source: AP, The State

Berkeley County officials paid a visit to the Upstate last week to take notes from BMW Manufacturing Co., which put down roots in Greer and had widespread economic development effects. Source: P&C

Regional planning officials will hold public meetings next week to discuss the I-26ALT plan, which seeks to establish infrastructure to more-efficiently move commuters along the I-26 corridor without adding cars to crowded roadways. Source: P&C

A Woodruff, SC man is among 12 Marines missing at sea after a mid-air collision between two helicopters off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Source: WIS-TV