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SC Lede: Omicron a-Comin'

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President Joe Biden salutes South Carolina State University graduates following the fall 2021 commencement ceremony at which he gave the address. Biden joined Congressman Jim Clyburn at his alma mater on Friday in Orangeburg, his first trip since winning the primary the state in 2020, which gave him the momentum to go on to secure the Democratic nomination in 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for December 18, 2021: President Joe Biden delivers the fall commencement address at South Carolina State University, alma mater of Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC); the South Carolina House ad hoc redistricting committee takes initial testimony on its proposed congressional map; the latest news on the Omicron variant of COVID-19; 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.