Monday’s headlines: SC lawmakers call for sex books to be banned in children’s sections

South Carolina public library leaders are fighting a Statehouse proposal that would ban sex books from children’s sections, calling it censorship that threatens what they call the “freedom to read.” The proposal from a vocal minority of SC senators calls for slashing support for libraries that provide children with access to “lewd material.” Small libraries say they could be devastated if the censorship passes. More: Post & Mail, The State, WLTX

In other titles:

The transfer of the Mount Pleasant Charter School District could upset state charter regulations. Oceanside Collegiate Academy could overturn charter school regulations in the state because it transfers school districts while not complying with state standards. More: Post and courier

Trident opens the new emergency room on James Island. Trident Health executives are opening a new stand-alone emergency room on James Island on Monday morning. More: TV WCBD

Charleston police to invest in software, staff to deal with opioid crisis. The Charleston Police Department plans to hire new staff and invest thousands of dollars in software to help deal with the current opioid crisis in the Lowcountry. More: WCSC TV

Charleston ranked 11th in the United States for inbound rental moves despite soaring rental rates. A new study by online company StorageCafe ranks Charleston 11th in the nation for net inbound rental movement among 100 U.S. cities with populations over 100,000. More: Post and courier

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