Newly elected Charleston County Sheriff Kristin Graziano outside the Sheriff's Office in North Charleston
Victoria Hansen

Sitting in the room where her former boss put her on administrative leave nearly a year ago, Charleston's first new sheriff in 32 years reaches down and pulls  up her colorful Ruth Bader Ginsburg socks beneath her grey uniform.

"If it wasn't for Ruth Bader Ginsburg or the people who came before me, to allow me to do that, it wouldn't have happened," says Sheriff Kristin Graziano.

US Army Spc. Matthew Jackson, South Carolina National Guard Medical Command medic, assists healthcare professionals in the delivery of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to civilians who have volunteered and registered to receive the vaccination during a drive-u
Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder, South Carolina National Guard

On this edition of the South Carolina Lede for January 16, 2021, we look at the second impeachment of President Donald Trump and speak with one of the 10 Republicans who voted for it, South Carolina Congressman Tom Rice. Also on this episode: a look at Gov. Henry McMaster's fourth State of the State address; a summary of the first week of the South Carolina legislative session; an update on the state's COVID-19 vaccination efforts; and more.

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The COVID-19 vaccine is here. But you might be confused about when you can get it or how.

So let’s break it down.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for January 12, 2021, we look at the top issues state lawmakers will be prioritizing this session, hear what business leaders want to see accomplished at the State House, learn about efforts to get more South Carolinians vaccinated, and more.

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In a chilly December sunset at Wild Hope Farm, the chickens are nice and warm, bobbing around inside an enclosed pen while a pair of China geese float in a small pond just outside. Stretching out to their right are long strips of green cover cops and similarly long strips of garlic.

It might not look it to the casual eye, but these birds and plants are all here to do a job, and an elegantly coordinated one at that. The geese chase away the hawks that prey on the chickens that eat the cover crops that draw greenhouse gases from the air. The garlic does that too, except it will end up in people bellies later this year, and not chicken bellies.

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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for January 5, 2021, features an update on Gov. Henry McMaster's bout with COVID-19, a look at the federal relief funds flowing to small businesses and schools in the Palmetto State, details from DHEC officials about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and more.

National Weather Service

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to close out 2020 and welcome in 2021. The chance of a few strong to severe storms will be possible through the holiday weekend.

Storm Prediction Center

A battle of the seasons is anticipated over the next couple of days as a powerful cold front approaches the Southeastern United States delivering a wet Christmas Eve followed by a frigid arctic air mass Christmas Day.

On Wednesday a deepening low pressure system near the Great Lakes was continuing to track eastward while dragging a cold air mass southward and pulling a long and powerful cold front which stretches down to the Gulf Coast.

On this special episode of the South Carolina Lede for December 22, 2020, host Gavin Jackson and producer A.T. Shire discuss their holiday plans, look back on the year with a special guest, listen to your voicemails and much more!

A video from Pfizer shows employees packing a storage container with the company's COVID-19 vaccine as shipments were sent to hundreds of sites around the country this weekend.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for December 15, 2020, we bring you all the action from the South Carolina Electoral College meeting in Columbia on Monday, take a look at the COVID-19 vaccine rollout process as the first shipments of the Pfizer vaccine reach the Palmetto State, speak with a University of South Carolina Law professor on his new book tracing the history of education in the country, and much more.

House lawmakers returned to Columbia this week for a two-day organizational session ahead of the new legislative session which begins January 12.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for December 5, 2020, we look ahead to what's coming for state lawmakers in 2021, hear more about the Palmetto State's improving economy, get the latest on the vaccine rollout in South Carolina from the state's top health officials, and more.

Freeze Warnings Issued for Parts of Pee Dee

Nov 18, 2020
National Weather Service

Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisories are in effect for parts of the Pee Dee region as a blast of chilly air is expected to lower temperatures to near freezing overnight into Thursday.

Some of the coldest weather of the season is expected tonight as a strong high pressure builds over the region, directing cold and dry northerly winds into the state which will drop temperatures to below average.

When Gov. Henry McMaster suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood due to federal corruption charges last year, he appointed Max Dorsey in his place. That touched off a long and complicated story that involved, among other things, Underwood vying to keep his seat on the 2020 ballot.

Eighteen months after assuming the office by appointment, Dorsey got his election victory. He won the sheriff's race by a nearly two-to-one margin and in the process became the county's first elected Republican sheriff since about the time Abraham Lincoln was the party's main face.

A Richland County Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots in Columbia, SC, on November 4, 2020.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 10, 2020, features: the latest on presidential election, including comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC); a look at Pfizer's promising COVID-19 vaccine; an update from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on the health of the US economy; and more.

Clockwise from top left: Jamie Lovegrove, Meg Kinnard, and Gavin Jackson

Throughout the 2020 election, the South Carolina Lede has kept you up to speed on what's happening the on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of November 5, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jaime Lovegrove and The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to discuss the results of the South Carolina US Senate race, congressional district races, and more.