Jack Bass, co-author of the seminal account of the Orangeburg Massacre, in The State, ahead of the February 8 anniversary of the 1968 shooting on the campus of South Carolina State College: "Passing years don't diminish need to address Orangeburg Massacre tragedy" [The State]
The university will mark an observance of the incident, which left three SCSU students protesting segregation of an Orangeburg bowling alley dead with events this weekend. [AP]
Charleston state Reps. Leon Stavrinakis and Jimmy Merrill are leading the charge for the merger of College of Charleston and MUSC, filing the "Charleston University Act," which would merge the two Calhoun Street campuses. [Charleston City Paper, P&C]
From the P&C Opinion pages on the other merger being pushed by local lawmakers: "School of Law means big money, but lawmakers not buying" [P&C]
Freshman Charleston state Sen. Marlon Kimpson made some waves yesterday, defying a Republican committee chair's request to not question a state corrections agency head about a recent court order demanding the state address how it treats mentally ill inmates. [G'ville News w/ video]
A bill currently before a House committee would limit abortion rights of women after the 20th week of pregnancy. [The State]
The Beach Company has sold its Mount Pleasant development The Boulevard for $66 million a month after it opened. [CRBJ]
Rodney Scott's "Bar-B-Que in Exile Tour" got a little pub from NPR, visiting Scott's final tour stop in Birmingham, Alabama before he returned to South Carolina this week.