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The S.C. House of Representatives is scheduled to meet Sept. 27 to discuss last week’s Senate changes to another abortion ban. Two weeks ago, the House passed a ban on abortion at all stages of pregnancy with exceptions for the mother’s life and rape or incest up to 12 weeks.

But last week after the Senate couldn’t get support for that measure, it passed a measure that would toughen a current law, which is a six-week ban, based on when cardiac activity can be detected in an embryo, with limited exceptions.

In other headlines: 

Teen charged in Charleston King Street shooting. Charleston police arrested a 16-year-old in connection to the shooting on Labor Day Weekend in downtown Charleston. Authorities say the teen instigated the gunfight causing six injuries.

SCDNR to restore tidal marsh in West Ashley. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources was awarded $1.5 million in an effort to restore a tidal marsh in West Ashley. The funds will be used to plant salt marsh grasses and construct oyster reefs.

Glenn McConnell extension project to reach Summerville. A proposed plan to extend Glenn McConnell Parkway is under consideration to help alleviate traffic on Highway 61 leading into Summerville. The extension would intersect Glenn McConnell Parkway with Old Beech Hill Road and connect to Wright Road.

Proposed Charleston City districts to give Johns Island its own representative. Johns Island may be getting its own representative, thanks to two proposed Charleston City Council district maps. Johns Island is currently part of District 5. 

Charleston-based Sechey opens New York location. Non-alcoholic alternative bottle shop Sechey opened a new location in the West Village after recently closing its first Charleston location. A new location for Charleston is planned for later in the year.


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