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Jan 04, 2021

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January 4, 2021

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SC Republicans draft harsh penalties for local officials who take down historic monuments Meanwhile, S.C. Democrats are preparing their own series of proposals to take down certain controversial statues and begin studying what to do about others. Read More.
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce sees a year of ‘ups and downs’ for tourism industry As COVID-19 cases started to rise in March, the Chamber of Commerce decided to close lodging until May, hoping they could contain the virus to save the tourism season for the summer. Read More.

Beaufort Co. surpasses 10K COVID cases, reports record-breaking 263 cases in 2 days The new numbers mean that Beaufort County has reported more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19 in total since March, 9,634 confirmed and 394 probable. Read More.


Rep. JA Moore co-sponsors bill to give 12 weeks paid leave for birth or adoption of child Read More.


SC governor, state at odds over vaccination distribution The agency did not elaborate on the distribution of the vaccines as Gov. Henry McMaster called for. Read More.


Spartanburg’s MADDDARTIST, Roderice Cardell, mourned, remembered by art, activism communities Cardell helped orchestrate last year’s painting of the Black Lives Matter Mural on West Broad Street. Read More.

SC State, Claflin, OCtech, Orangeburg agencies partner to build Innovation Center for startup companies At the new center, startups will be provided access to education, mentorship, counseling and assistance with finding funding sources. Read More.



Pence Backs Republican Lawmakers’ Plan To Object To Electoral College Results In the House, Republican Reps. Mo Brooks from Alabama, Jody Hice of Georgia and Joe Wilson of South Carolina are among several who have also promised to challenge the Electoral College results. Brooks has said that more than 30 members of Congress plan to challenge the results. Read More.

Patt Gunn looks to change names of 2 Savannah squares named for slave owners in 2021 “I came back home and saw there was some work to be done,” Gunn said. “There’s been some revisionist history told here, and it’s time to do the truth-telling.”  Read More.

‘The truth’s on tape.’ Reactions to leaked Trump call seeking to overturn Georgia vote A leaked phone call Saturday in which President Donald Trump pressured Georgia election officials to find more votes for his re-election has sparked a wave of backlash. Read More.

More than 4.2 million Americans have been given their first Covid-19 vaccine. Experts say the US needs to go faster Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser for Operation Warp Speed, told CBS’s Margaret Brennan Sunday that 17.5 million doses have been shipped and that the US federal government is optimistic they will be administered more quickly. Read More.

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin supports plan for big cat sanctuary near Horry County A planned big cat sanctuary near Horry County has gained the support of Carole Baskin, the founder of Big Cat Rescue who recently became a household name following the release of Tiger King on Netflix. Read More.

[VIDEO] Better Business Bureau warns of COVID-19 vaccine scams; here’s what to look out for.


Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes tanker in strait The announcement of enrichment at Fordo came as fears rose that Tehran had seized the MT Hankuk Chemi. Iran later acknowledged the seizure, alleging the vessel’s “oil pollution” sparked the move. Read More.

Brazil to import 2 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses, not yet approved for use Importing the doses prior to approval will enable vaccination to begin as soon as Anvisa okays its use, the regulator said. Brazil has yet to approve any vaccine. Read More.

Europe has kept its schools open for much of the pandemic. Now closures loom In Germany, schools switched back to remote learning in mid-December as infection numbers soared, with a decision on the way forward due on Monday. And in Ireland and Spain, teachers’ unions and some local leaders are calling on federal governments to delay the return to school too. Read More.

Johnson Says U.K. Can Use Tax to Drive Investment Outside EU Leaving the European Union is an opportunity for the U.K. to use taxes and subsidies to encourage companies to step up spending, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. Read More.



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