Cheslie Kryst, 30, died Sunday after a fall from a high-rise building in New York City. Her death is being investigated as a suicide. Kryst won Miss USA in 2019 and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business degree. More: The New York Times, WISTV, The State
In other headlines:
TSA, Horry County Police clash over mask rules. Horry County Police officers working at the Myrtle Beach airport have failed to wear masks, saying they are exempt from federal transportation rules. But federal authorities say that’s not true. The police chief is reported to have said in a memo that “No one will care. No one that matters” over whether officers wear masks. More: Myrtle Beach Sun News/The State
Orangeburg Confederate monument bill gets approval in S.C. Senate. The S.C. Senate has approved a bill allowing the city of Orangeburg to move a Confederate monument from Memorial Plaza to a Confederate cemetery. But the bill might face an uphill battle in the House. The state’s Heritage Act of 2000 requires local governments to get General Assembly approval to move or change monuments in honor of the Confederacy or other movements. More: The Orangeburg Times & Democrat
Land preservation group secures 417 acres in Horry County. The iconic Venus flytrap plant will have hundreds of acres to thrive after a recent land deal between state officials and The Open Space Institute of New York. More: The Post and Courier
S.C.’s Harrison addresses rumors of leaving DNC post. As President Joe Biden sinks in the polls, strain has arisen between the president and Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison of South Carolina. Over the weekend, rumors surfaced that Harrison would leave his post, which were quickly dismissed by Harrison. Harrison then went on to tout record fundraising levels for the DNC in the midterm cycle. More: The State
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