State looks to spend $208 million on vaccine distribution plan. South Carolina lawmakers may spend more than $200 million to help with vaccine distribution and to build up distribution capacity amid frustrations regarding delays. The money would be split between DHEC, MUSC, hospitals and other vaccine providers, lawmakers said. Source: The State

Easley man had “prophetic destiny” to kill or harm president. An Upstate man whose home was searched by FBI agents over the weekend, said he had a “prophetic destiny to kill or harm the president” according to a testimony made in federal court Thursday. Source: WYFF 4

Columbia lawyer to represent Trump in impeachment trial. Butch Bowers, a Columbia lawyer with a long history of representing Republican politicians, has become Donald Trump’s attorney for the former president’s second impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. Source: The Post and Courier

S.C. abortion bill with no rape, incest exception nears debate. South Carolina’s state senators are nearing floor debate on a bill that would ban almost all abortion in the state without exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Democrats in the Statehouse have predicted the abortion ban will pass, based on wide Republican support. Source: Associated Press

Harrison formalized as DNC chair. The Democratic National Committee formally elected Jaime Harrison of South Carolina as chair Thursday, signifying an early alignment between newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and party leaders across the nation. Source: The Hill