by Sam Spence
As the anniversary of the Emanuel AME shooting approaches, 12 days of events have been planned in commemoration, including a Bible study and unity walk as well as a racial justice panel. Source: P&C
Ships carrying radioactive plutonium from Japan to the Port of Charleston reportedly offloaded their cargo over the weekend and transported by truck to the Savannah River Site for storage. Source: SRS Watch, Aiken Standard, The State
The county Board of Elections will hear a challenge to the residency of Republican state Senate candidate Sandy Senn, who faces a four-way primary in the contest to replace state Sen. Paul Thurmond. Statehouse Report reporter Andy Brack, who had an interesting back-and-forth with Senn, has reported on the state's soft residency laws for political candidates in this year's legislative elections. Source: P&C, Chs. Currents, Statehouse Report
Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law yesterday requiring Charleston County School District to hold public hearings on school closings before a vote is taken. Source: P&C
Lakers legend Magic Johnson says he'll work to raise $2.5 million for an endowed scholarship at South Carolina State University. Source: Orangeburg Times and Democrat
Fred Sheheen, the father of gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, died Monday in a car accident in Kershaw County. Sheheen worked as a reporter, a political aide, headed up the state Commission on Higher Education, and in recent years was an energetic fixture on the campaign trail for his son in his two runs for governor. Source: The State, WIS-TV
P&C editorial: "If ever there were a year to reform gun laws in South Carolina, this was it. Too bad it didn’t happen."