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A federal judge on Monday ordered U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta that is investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his supporters broke any laws while trying to overturn his 2020 general election defeat in the state.

Graham has indicated he would appeal the ruling, which instructed him to appear in Atlanta to testify on Aug. 23. Meanwhile, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, once Trump’s personal lawyer, was confirmed to be a target of the investigation, Giuliani’s lawyer confirmed Monday.

In other headlines: 

Charleston pedestrian bridge moves forward. A plan to build a $40 million pedestrian bridge across the Ashley River is close to approval. The City of Charleston’s Traffic and Transportation Committee voted Monday to authorize Mayor John Tecklenburg to sign an agreement between the city and the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The agreement, which will be in front of city council Tuesday, will finalize grant applications for the 20-foot-wide bridge.

More than 30 running for Charleston school board. All nine seats for the Charleston County School District school board are up for grabs this November, and 35 candidates have signed up to run for those seats.

Group calls for end to racial intimidation in Charleston County School District. Representatives of The Racial Justice Network are calling for changes in the Charleston County School District. The advocacy group claims the district has had several instances of racial intimidation, citing the recent release of Dr. Erica Taylor.

North Charleston gun violence groups still waiting for support. After the Pepperhill Park shooting in April, North Charleston community members gathered to talk about the rising issue of gun violence in the area. They asked for funding from the city, county and state, and suggested forming a gun violence task force. However, months later, many say that nothing has been done.

Broad St. neighbors upset at Rucker’s renovation. Many neighbors have voiced concern over Darius Rucker’s renovation to an iconic Broad Street home. Rucker did extensive interior renovations to the home, but the proposed exterior renovations, like a pool, has neighbors worried that it may become a “party house.”


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