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Sergio Hudson, a native of Ridgeway, South Carolina, designed the clothes worn by Vice President Kamala Harris and former First Lady Michelle Obama during Wednesday’s inauguration ceremonies where Harris was sworn in along with President Joe Biden. Source: WIS, P&C

Former President George W. Bush downplayed reports that he called U.S. Rep. James Clyburn “savior” during the inauguration, saying it was the Majority Whip’s endorsement that propelled Biden into a victory that unseated former President Donald Trump. Bush posed for a selfie with Clyburn on the dais as notables greeted each other. Source: NYT

During protests at the Statehouse coinciding with the inauguration on Wednesday, armed police outnumbered those rallying for their political causes. Source: AP

NPR headline: The QAnon “Storm” never struck

South Carolina hospitals say they are working to distribute vaccines as fast as possible as demand overruns the state’s supplied of doses. Meanwhile, Gov. Henry McMaster is fighting to have hospitals speed up their efforts even more. Source: P&C, NYT

One Upstate Republican, Jonathon Hill, is putting up a fight over proposed rules that would require him and other elected officials to wear masks while meeting in Columbia. Source: Anderson Independent-Mail