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Seat yourself. As of today, restaurants are permitted to reopen indoor dining, pointing to guidances that include keeping occupancy to 50 percent and tables 6-to-8 feet apart. Source: AP

Waiting. While some restaurants in Charleston reopened outdoor dining last week with guest safety in mind, others are watching and waiting. Source: Charleston City Paper [content-1] Retired judges get pension perk. Retired judges and solicitors got a 35.8 percent increase in their pensions connected to raises the General Assembly gave to working judges and solicitors. Their pension payments increased by an average of more than $37,000, with $500 or less going to other retirees. Source: P&C

Seacoast pastor’s death. Darrin Patrick, a pastor with Seacoast Church, died on Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound while target shooting in St. Louis. Source: P&C

Wilson requests investigation. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and 17 other attorneys general signed a letter asking Congress to investigate the Chinese government’s involvement in the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: ABC News 4