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SLED is reportedly opening an investigation in to Emanuel AME’s finances. After nine worshippers were killed in the church by a white supremacist in 2015, the church received millions of dollars in donations. The church’s former secretary has said that she suggested they find a financial expert to help and in 2015 saw people opening envelopes addressed to victims’ families and survivors, who later told P&C they received the mail empty. Source: P&C

West Ashley High School students were disciplined after a photo was posted on Facebook of a drinking fountain that had signs that read “whites only” and “colored only”. In a statement, Charleston County School District officials called it “an extremely offensive and distasteful prank.” Source: The State

If Republicans keep their majority in the Senate, Sen. Lindsey Graham has said that for the next term, he would give his position as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee back to Sen. Chuck Grassley. Source: Politico

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit with the Southern Poverty Law Center that challenges South Carolina’s policy of suspending drivers’ licenses when they haven’t paid traffic tickets without first establishing they can afford to pay. Source: AP

The College of Charleston has seven more cases of the mumps, bringing the total up to 18. Source: CofC

A divided House of Representatives voted on the rules of impeachment, which are similar to those used in the impeachment proceedings of both Presidents Nixon and Clinton. The vote passed with a Democratic majority, with local representatives Jim Clyburn and Joe Cunningham voting to approve the rules. Source: AP / NYT