The South Carolina Senate approved a measure Wednesday in a 27-13 vote that adds the state to the list of about 20 states seeking a convention to make changes to the U.S. Constitution. The House passed a similar measure last month. For a convention to be called, a threshold of 34 states must be met. The only constitutional convention held in the United States was in 1787. More: AP News, The Post and Courier, The State
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S.C. man among those heading to Ukraine. Army veteran Matthew Parker of South Carolina is one of a growing number of U.S. citizens heading to the war zone in Ukraine. Since retiring from the Army, he has owned a security training business in the state. He said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “talking to me” when he called for the formation of an international legion to come stand with his country. More: Fox 5 Atlanta; In other Ukraine-South Carolina news: Fake missile inscribed with “To Puttin” added to Bowman’s UFO Welcome Center and Republicans like S.C.’s Graham shift tone on ‘corrupt’ Ukraine
Trump comes to South Carolina Saturday. Former President Donald Trump is expected to appear at an event 7 p.m. Saturday at the Florence Regional Airport in Florence. Doors for the “Save America Rally” open at 2 p.m. Among those also scheduled to appear are South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Katie Arrington, who is running for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District seat, currently held by fellow GOP member Nancy Mace. Registration required in advance. Politicos are saying the S.C. stop looks like a soft election campaign for 2024 for the former president. More: WJCL, Spartanburg Herald-Journal
USC research economist warns of increase on consumer goods’ prices in S.C. Expect more pain at the pump and beyond, that’s the message from University of South Carolina research economist Joey Von Nessen. The jump in gasoline prices and on goods stems from the ongoing war in Ukraine. More: WISTV
Trident Medical to build $30.4M mental health facility. The Trident Health System is expanding with plans to build a $30.4 million freestanding behavioral health hospital in Ladson. The 58,790-square-foot one-story hospital will be built on 17 acres. More: Charleston Regional Business Journal
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