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SC Lede: End of an era

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Gavin Jackson
The Florence Morning News
Sen. Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, is applauded by his fellow senators after being elected Senate President Pro Tem in June 2014. Leatherman served in the Senate since 1980 and oversaw the state budget since 2001.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 13, 2021, we look back on the life of Hugh Leatherman, the powerful state senator from Florence, who passed away this week.

Also in this episode: Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) on the infrastructure bill recently passed by Congress; the latest on federal vaccine mandates; how much plastic waste has been generated as a result of the pandemic; and more.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.