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S.C. pushes to resume executions with electric chair. South Carolina is dusting off its electric chair and trying to restart executions in the state after lethal injection executions failed due to supply issues. Bills are currently headed to both the House and Senate floors to be discussed by state legislators. Source: Associated Press

Southern Baptists ousts churches over LGBTQ inclusion, sex crimes. The Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted Tuesday to oust four of its churches, two over LGBTQ-inclusive policies and two more for employing pastors convicted of sex offenses. Source: The Post and Courier

S.C. vaccine pool to expand next month. Teachers, grocery store employees and other essential workers in South Carolina could be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in two to three weeks, health official told lawmakers Tuesday. Meanwhile, MUSC has said they have stopped scheduling 1st vaccine doses due to limited supplies. Source: Associated Press

Local law enforcement not on board with Statehouse’s open carry bill. The law enforcement community is not totally on board with S.C.’s open carry proposal. “When you go to open carry, I think you are creating more problems,” Greenwood Police Chief T.J. Chaudoin said. Source: The Greenwood Index-Journal

Federal Justice Department revives investigation into George Floyd death. The federal government has accelerated its own investigation as the state murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer charged in the death of George Floyd, approaches, rekindling a nationwide passion for racial justice and accountability of law enforcement. Source: The New York Times