Farmers are lining up to apply for permits for South Carolina’s newest cash crop, hemp. This year, 162 farmers have applied for the 20 additional permits. Source: The State

Blessed Sacrament Church receives a $160,000 anonymous donation to replace the steeple destroyed by Hurricane Hugo. Source: Post and Courier

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) could lead the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, testing his ties with his chum, President Trump. Source: Politico

Clemson University has uploaded tweets sent from Russian-backed trolls meant to influence the U.S. elections in 2016 so that the public can explore the millions of tweets for themselves. Source: The State

Some cities removed their Confederate monuments but the locations are a close-kept secret. Source: NPR

A new report ranks South Carolina as having the 7th highest food hardship rate in the nation. One in five people in the Palmetto State are in a family that couldn’t afford to buy food in the past 12 months. Source: Greenville News