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  • A South Carolina man who was stomped in the head last week by a police officer says he is thankful for body camera footage. Clarence Gailyard says he is also happy for a second officer who immediately stepped up and said her colleague was not telling the truth. Gailyard's lawyer showed body camera footage of the July 26 incident to reporters on Tuesday. Orangeburg Public Safety Department Officer David Lance Dukes was fired two days after the incident and charged with felony first-degree assault and battery a few days after that.
  • Age-eligible South Carolina children would be required to show proof of coronavirus vaccination in order to attend public schools in the state, under a proposal introduced by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mia McLeod. The effort was rolled out Tuesday as part of the state senator's plan to boost South Carolina's lagging coronavirus vaccination rate, if she's elected to its top office in 2022.
  • A small group of South Carolina senators is starting discussions on how to spend $2.5 billion of federal COVID-19 relief. The Senate American Rescue Plan Act Subcommittee met for the first time Tuesday.
  • James "Jim" French, the founder of a weekly paper that has served as a mainstay for Black communities in Charleston, South Carolina, for nearly half a century, has died. He was 94. The Post and Courier reports that French died July 31. The Kansas native established The Charleston Chronicle in 1971 and built it into a go-to news source for African Americans in South Carolina's Lowcountry.
  • The state's top prosecutor says the University of South Carolina can't lawfully require students and staff to wear face coverings on campus this fall, despite increasing cases of coronavirus, thanks to recent legislative action. University officials said last week they would require "face coverings to be worn at all times inside all campus buildings" except dorms, private offices or dining halls.
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  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for July 31, 2021 features an update on how the Palmetto State's economy is faring during the pandemic from Joey von Nessen, research economist with the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business.
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