The Agenda: SC out top 10 in domestic abuse ranking; Lawmakers spend on COVID-19 relief


Sean Rayford file

South Carolina falls out of top 10 states where women are killed by men. For the first time since the data has been tracked, South Carolina came in at No. 11 on a rank of states where women are killed by men. It’s the first time since the data began being tracked in 1996 that S.C. is not in the top 10. Source: P&C

Lawmakers approve plan to spend the remaining COVID-19 relief money. On Wednesday, legislators appropriated the remaining $693 million in COVID-19 relief funds. Most of the money will go to replenishing the state’s unemployment fund ($420 million), with the remaining: $115 million to education and government agencies; $93 million on COVID-19 testing; $25 million for nonprofit grants; and $40 million for minority and small businesses. Source: AP

Former South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal to speak at RBG vigil. Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, the first woman to sit on the state’s highest court, will speak on the steps of the court to remember the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Source: The State

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at Charleston School of Law in Zoom visit. Charleston School of Law professor Christopher Mills surprised his class with a visit from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas this week. Thomas answered students questions and talked about what it was like to work with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Source: Charleston School of Law

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Before You Go: New cranes in N. Charleston; Positive rate tops 15%

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South Carolina health officials reported 636 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday and 32 additional confirmed deaths.


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Before You Go: New cranes in N. Charleston; Positive rate tops 15%

South Carolina health officials reported 636 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday and 32 additional confirmed deaths.

Marcus Amaker, Charlton Singleton talk justice in music in new series

Charleston poet laureate Marcus Amaker and Charlton Singleton of Gullah band Ranky Tanky will release the first three episodes of their new series “Raising the Volume” on Oct. 28.

More than 1 million SC voters have already cast ballots

South Carolina is approaching half the total record turnout it saw in 2016 from absentee ballots alone with a little less than a week until the polls close for good. In total, nearly a third of registered voters in the state have already cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election. In 2016, 2.1 million votes […]

10/28 COVID-19 update: 15.5% positive, 636 cases; 32 deaths

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 636 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, with 32 additional confirmed deaths. With 4,096 tests on Wednesday, 15.5 percent came back positive. As of 1:48 p.m. Oct. 28, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:Confirmed cases in S.C.:  165,477 (+636)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,676 (+27)Negative tests in S.C.: 1,695,189Deaths in S.C. […]