It's back to school time for S.C. colleges, which means some pretty sick rush parties for frats across the state. USC is keeping close tabs on theirs after flirting with the idea of doing away with the months-long pledging process altogether. Source: The State
Charleston County School District officials got their first look at plans to build a new high school for the fast-growing East Cooper area, one which will accommodate 1,500 students. Source: P&C
Joint Base Charleston officials announced yesterday that a few mosquitos found in the area tested positive for West Nile virus. No cases of the illness in humans have been reported. Source: AP
New details disclosed yesterday in the federal case against accused Emanuel AME gunman Dylann Roof showed multiple 'manifestos' written by Roof before he was arrested and while he was in jail. Roof was also reportedly 'self-radicalized' by reading information online about white supremacy. Source: Reuters, P&C, AP
Donald Trump will be back in Charleston next month for a high-dollar fundraiser with S.C. Republican supporters. Date and location TBA. Source: P&C
Charleston County Democratic Chair Brady Quirk-Garvan to P&C: "Charleston voters want no part of his campaign. We know that Charleston is already great and hope Donald Trump will stay in his tacky tower in New York City."
Aviation followers are dismissing claims by Trump that Boeing jobs could get shipped overseas if he's not elected president. One analyst says if anything, non-union S.C. is where union jobs in Washington are being outsourced. Source: McClatchy
Journo Ron Aiken has stayed on reported impropriety inside Richland County government since leaving the SC Policy Council's The Nerve and founding Quorum Columbia, uncovering new allegations that county recreation officials were selling moonshine and counterfeit electronics out of their government offices. Source: Quorum
P&C Sunday editorial: "No do-over on bike lane"
The I-526 backups seen outside the Wando Welch port in Mount Pleasant are all about increasing transparency, efficiency, and business for state ports, the SPA says. Ports in other states have been reluctant to adopt similar measures. Source: P&C
Dateline, Columba, SC: 'Rent-to-Own Homes: A Win-Win for Landlords, a Risk for Struggling Tenants'
While thousands more people are flooded out of their homes in Louisiana, thousands back in S.C. are still dealing with the effects of last fall's catastrophic flooding. Source: AP
South Carolina's unemployment rate inched downward in July, closer to the national average to 5.2 percent, the lowest jobless rate the state has experienced since 2001. Source: P&C
President Barack Obama will open the Smithsonian Institute's new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall next month. The museum features, among other things, a reassembled slave cabin preserved from Edisto Island, S.C. Source: AP
Vinson Cunningham in The New Yorker: "Making a home for black history"
The Columbia attorney who was pictured holding a 'Girl Power' sign on the front page of the New York Times during last month's Democratic National Convention says she's keeping the sign in case national archivists or a future Hillary Clinton presidential library collection would want it. Source: P&C