The Gamecocks did it! The Frank Martin-led squad stifled the Florida Gators with strong defense on Sunday, forcing turnovers time after time and keeping the game close until the end, earning the Gamecocks a place in the Final Four. They face Gonzaga on Saturday in Phoenix, Az. The Lady Gamecocks also remain alive in the Elite 8 and face Florida State tonight. Source: The State, ESPN

Congressman Mark Sanford speaks from personal experience in reacting to the Republican health care bill’s failure: “Seeming stopping points can ultimately prove to be beginning points in life.” Source: NYT

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham heard from a rowdy group of constituents over the weekend in Columbia. Source: P&C, The State

Charleston leaders will take public comment on proposed changes to the city’s hotel zoning map. Source: P&C

Lingering effects of the economic downturn have caused increased turnover within state agencies, leading to nearly 15 percent of state jobs sitting vacant today. Source: The State

Despite apparent steps toward progress in how society recognizes gender identity, for one 10-year old transgender Charleston girl, small parts of everyday activities and the uncertainty of the national political climate make life challenging. Source: P&C

North Charleston has agreed to two more settlements for nearly $80,000 with men who were arrested and shocked with stun guns by former cop Michael Slager, the same officer who was captured on video shooting Walter Scott in the back during a traffic stop. The men said use of a Taser amounted to excessive force by the officer. Source: P&C

Even socially conservative S.C. lawmakers have come to support a bill that would allow medical access to marijuana in the state. Source: AP

An independent commission is set to take over jurisdiction of policing state ethics violations next week, but there’s just one problem: The board hasn’t been appointed. Source: P&C

A S.C. jury has awarded $3.75 million to an Upstate child who was the victim of child abuse that apparently went uninvestigated by DSS despite repeated reports from relatives. Source: P&C, WYFF