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This year set new voting record in state. The 2020 election brought out record numbers of South Carolina voters, with 1,334,000 registered voters casting absentee ballots, smashing 2016’s record of 503,000. A total of 72% of registered voters turned out for the 2020 election. Source: Fox Carolina

S.C. records first flu death. South Carolina health officials reported the first flu death of the season on Wednesday and urged the public to get flu shots. Source: AP

State schedules execution but doesn’t have drugs for lethal injection. The State of South Carolina scheduled its first execution in nearly a decade but reportedly do not have the lethal injection drugs to carry it out. The attorneys of Richard Bernard Moore are seeking to stay the execution, citing the pandemic and secrecy around the methods of execution. Source: AP

Big lots. Charleston International Airport opens its new $89 million parking garage today, in time for the usually busy end-of-year travel season. Source: The Post and Courier

CofC’s Grant Riller drafted to the NBA. College of Charleston’s Grant Riller was the 56th pick overall last night, drafted by the Charlotte Hornets. Riller is the fourth Cougar to be drafted into the NBA. Source: WCSC