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The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating an incident at the Al Cannon Detention Center in which an inmate received life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon. 

Reports suggest the inmate jumped from the second-tier balcony level of the housing unit and landed on the first floor. 

“Detention deputies and medical staff tended to the resident until EMS arrived,” said Andrew Knapp, spokesman for the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office in a statement. “She was transported to MUSC with life-threatening injuries.” 

In other headlines: 

Rucker to star in home renovation series. Singer Darius Rucker is starring in new home renovation TV show “Rucker’s Reno,” following him as he “revives” a historic mansion on Broad Street. The show is backed by South Carolina’s tourism department and will address the Holy City’s role in slavery. The show will be widely available this month on Design Network.

Charleston County receives grant to help with homelessness. Charleston County is set to become one of four communities across the nation selected for the launch of the Just Home Project, a new initiative by the MacArthur Foundation and the Urban Institute. The county will receive $150,000 in grant funding for a housing-first approach paired with targeted supportive services for people who are caught between homelessness and incarceration.

Charleston Gaillard Center prepares for next chapter with new leader. Lissa Frenkel was hired last year as the new CEO for the Charleston Gaillard Center, the city’s top performing arts center, according to The Post and Courier. With performing arts shows such as Piccolo Spoleto returning, Frenkel looks to expand programming to simultaneously keep the books balanced and the community engaged.  In related coverage Wednesday, the City Paper reported about morale problems and dysfunction at the center.

Hilton Head requiring $250 fee for short-term rentals. Hilton Head Island officials unanimously approved an ordinance to require a yearly permit for each short-term rental property. Property owners have between now and Jan. 1 to pay the $250 fee and submit an affidavit verifying their properties are safe and have ample parking.

McMaster signs early voting into law. Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law on Wednesday no-excuse early voting ahead of the June primaries. Voters can get out and vote two weeks ahead for every election in South Carolina. Early voting for the June 14 primaries begins May 31.


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