Twenty years after The Citadel eliminated its males-only admission policy, the 'Military College of the South' is welcoming a record-number of 68 incoming freshman cadets for the fall semester. Source: P&C
Furman University will build a $1.7 million solar farm near the entrance to its Upstate campus. Source: G'ville News
Over the weekend, the Associated Press profiled Charleston attorney Andy Savage, who is taking part in the two highest-profile trials in Charleston's recent history. In one case, he's defending former N. Charleston police officer Michael Slager and in the other he's representing the survivors and families of the Emanuel AME shooting. Source: AP
Charleston School of Law students will assist with a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the surviving siblings of George Stinney, the 14-year old African-American boy convicted by an all-white male jury and executed by the state for the murder of two white girls. A charge CSOL President Ed Bell says the law school's team will prove was wrong. Source: P&C
A new law designed to provide relief to those arrested and cleared of accusations are still finding it hard to get their photos removed from online mugshot-scraping sites as they refuse service of legal documents that start the process that could eventually force the companies to comply and remove the mugshots. Source: P&C
North Charleston police were involved in a fatal shooting when police say a man opened fire on officers. The man's girlfriend, who did not witness the shooting, says he didn't fire the gun at police. Following normal procedure, SLED is investigating the incident. Source: P&C
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The Post and Courier has a new investigative report out today that documents hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on luxury hotels and meals at high-end Charleston restaurants by the appointed members of the MUSC Board of Trustees. Reporters Doug Pardue and Lauren Sausser may have also uncovered an off-the-books meeting that isn't documented in the group's minutes, but which cost the hospital thousands. Source: P&C
Boeing Co. says it will remain a key sponsor of the annual RBC Heritage pro golf tournament on Hilton Head through 2021. Source: AP
A conservative free speech group at Clemson announced this week that Breitbart News provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will appear on campus a few weeks before the election in an event being called 'Make Clemson Great Again.' Yiannopoulos was recently banned from Twitter for life for frequently encouraging his legions of followers to harass other users. Soruce: Greenville News
Related: Dem nominee Hillary Clinton set her sights on Donald Trump in a speech yesterday for 'peddling bigotry and prejudice and paranoia' to the 'radical fringe' of the Republican Party. Clinton specifically called out the faction that's come to be known as the 'alt-Right,' a group that Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon says he courted as the leader of Breitbart News. Source: NYT, Vox, CNN
After being suspended earlier this week, Latta Police Chief Crystal Moore (who we profiled in 2014) revealed yesterday on Facebook that she's recently been diagnosed with Sarcoma, a soft tissue cancer, but did not directly address her suspension or whether it was connected to her health. Moore says her doctors are 'positive' about her chances at beating it. Source: Florence Morning News
Myrtle Beach Sun News reporters contacted the owner of a property where a truck is parked near an elementary school and displays a profane message on the side. Her comment: "None of your g*dd*mn mother f*cking business."
A whole bunch of chemical used to make methamphetamine was seized coming through the Port of Charleston in two 20-foot container boxes last week. Source: P&C
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he wants a special prosecutor to be appointed to dig farther into Hillary Clinton's email scandal and make recommendations on how to handle it. The FBI and Department of Justice have both declined to press charges.