City Councilman Harry Griffin creates petition to secede from City of Charleston Charleston City Councilman Harry Griffin started a petition to remove West Ashley from the rest of Charleston if the city vote to increase taxes. As of Friday morning, 342 people had signed the petition. Source: WCSC-TV

South Carolina offering free admission to state parks today South Carolina is offering free admission to all 47 state parks on Black Friday as a part of the #OptOutside promotion, which encourages people to spend some time in the great outdoors the day after Thanksgiving. Source: WSPA-TV

U.S. Supreme Court ruling on pandemic restrictions show divides among justices Supreme Court justices issued six opinions late at night upholding challenges from churches and other religious organizations to state pandemic regulations. New Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s support for religious freedom played a key role in the decisions, and will likely continue to do so in future opinions. Source: The New York Times

Trump says he will leave office if Electoral College solidifies Biden Though President Donald Trump has yet to drop his claims of election fraud and formally concede to Joe Biden, the president said he would leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes Biden’s election. Source: The Washington Post