MLK Day celebrated as nation prepares for inauguration of new administration. The 35th national celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. has particular resonance amid one of the most traumatic seasons in recent memory. Many local events and celebrations have been shifted into an online format to keep participants safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Source: The New York Times

NYT video, by Martin Luther King III: “My father … had another dream”

Protesters gather at S.C. Statehouse over free speech concerns. A group of roughly 40 protesters gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse Sunday over due to their concerns over free speech. Police, expecting larger, violent protests in the wake of the Capitol attacks, outnumbered the protesters. Source: WIS TV

S.C. public schools see drop in enrollment, private schools unexpected boost. Some parents have opted to leave the public school system altogether, citing frustrations over last-minute school changes and dissatisfaction with virtual learning options. Some have pursued home-schooling, but others have sought out private or independent schools that are fully in-person. Source: The Post and Courier

P&C headline: “Conservative SC district jolted by Rep. Tom Rice’s vote to impeach Trump”

Vice President-elect Harris to resign Senate seat Monday. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated to office. Source: WSPA TV