This year, officer-involved shootings in S.C. are on track to match or slightly surpass last year’s total. Source: G’ville News

South Carolina ranks ninth nationally in the rate of gun-related deaths. Source: Anderson Independent Mail

Gov. Nikki Haley’s political campaign bank account has paid $17,000 for a provate mobile phone the governor uses that’s not subject to state disclosure laws. Source: P&C

An effort is underway to raise money to build a life-sized statue of retired U.S. Sen. Ernest F. Hollings near the federal courthouse at Meeting and Broad Street. Source: Statehouse Report

New federal regulations could place strict rules on payday lending instutions—the nation’s largest chain of the lenders, Advance America, is based in Spartanburg. Source: NYT

Despite state highway administrators slashing funding allocated for I-526 earlier this year, county officials are still working to keep the outer loop project alive. Source: P&C

The City of North Charleston is selling some land as it looks to replenish city coffers after spending $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of Walter Scott. Source: P&C