The governor says he will not reinstate restrictions, says state must “be open for business.” Gov. Henry McMaster said he would not reinstate COVID-19 restrictions in response to college students and college football lovers flouting social distancing guidelines. Source: The State

Charleston’s latest affordable housing complex criticized for high rents. The Grace Homes on the Eastside have received criticism that their rents are too high, despite being built as affordable housing. The cheapest one-bedroom costs $1,164 per month and renters must make a minimum of $14,400 — $432 more than the annual cost of rent. Source: P&C

S.C. Democratic Party logo “hijacked” to endorse nonpartisan candidates. Someone spoofed a state Democratic Party mailer to endorse nonpartisan candidates for school board in Richland County. The South Carolina Democratic party said it wasn’t a security breach, but that “the mail piece in question was not approved” according to executive director Jay Parmley. Source: The State

Fox News asks Charlestonians about Lindsey Graham. In a recent segment, Fox News asked Charlestonians about the race for South Carolina’s senate seat, including former Graham supporter and attorney Andy Savage. Source: Twitter