USC’s Hollings Library has hired an archivist to help catalog over 10,000 pages of handwritten manuscripts by author Pat Conroy, who apparently never learned to type on a typewriter or computer (no, really.) [AP]

A political action committee supported by House Speaker Bobby Harrell has reportedly donated about $13,000 to members of the House Ethics Committee, which, if a court order handed down this week stands, would handle a highly-publicized ethics complaint filed against Harrell. [The State]

MUSC trustees voted again Thursday to name Dr. David Cole to be the school’s new president after an initial secret vote earlier this month was deemed invalid under state rules. [CRBJ, P&C]

A bill that would legalize a marijuana-related drug to treat epilepsy patients is expected to pass when it heads for a final vote in the General Assembly next week. [P&C]

State ports officials are hosting a closed meeting of enterprise representatives looking to maybe do business in S.C. near the agency’s new Inland Port near Greenville. [GSA Biz]

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of Education, which included a case originating from South Carolina, Briggs v. Elliott. [Politico Magazine]

The Head Ball Coach is preparing to run his Gamecocks in the post-Clowney era after the USC standout was taken first overall in last week’s NFL Draft. [WaPo/AP]

One former Spartanburg police officer is pushing for a change in state law to provide mental health benefits to law enforcement agents experienceing PTSD. [AP]

City officials, along with input from the public and local special interest groups, are sorting through proposals to adapt the city’s roadways to accommodate growth and an increasing diversity of transportation methods. [P&C, Live 5]