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Billions in stimulus money available to South Carolina homeowners and renters

counting moneyPhoto byPhoto by Alexander Mils (Creative Commons)onUnsplash. As you know, you pay billions of dollars in state and federal taxes every year as a resident of South Carolina. But here's some great news if you’re a homeowner or renter: you may be entitled to get some of your hard-earned money back. Here’s how:
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Sunday night I-26E crash cleared

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation reports that a crash on I-26 eastbound is cleared. The crash happened at 9:20 p.m. at exit 211. Earlier, troopers reported that all lanes in the area were blocked, and then later, just two left lanes. Witnesses say three to...

USC to launch free Apple coding course for South Carolinians

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The University of South Carolina and Apple have partnered together to launch a free coding certification course in the Spring 2023 semester. The course will teach Apple’s iOS language to students at USC and residents across South Carolina. The pilot course is led by a...

$3M in grants to improve in-state meat processing

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is seeking to improve meat-processing capacity in the state with a new $3 million matching grant program. The funding will help local processing facilities thrive and employ more workers, assist the state’s more than 700 livestock farmers in serving local needs, and increase the supply of local meat for consumers.

POLITICO Playbook: Is going first a good thing for South Carolina?

There probably isn’t much doubt that putting South Carolina first in the order of primary states in 2024 is good for President JOE BIDEN. If he seeks re-election, the biggest primary risk he faces will be from an insurgent — likely a progressive outsider who can take off in places like Iowa and New Hampshire, both states that rejected Biden during the primaries in 2020. South Carolina has a more conservative Democratic electorate and, of course, a much more racially diverse one. It’s not as hospitable to the kind of insurgents who can gain traction in the two traditional kickoff states.

S.C. Sen. Tom Young looks to help South Carolina get tougher on fentanyl, gangs

A member of the South Carolina Senate representing most of Aiken County wants the Palmetto State to get tougher on crime. S.C. Sen. Tom Young, R-Aiken, pre-filed 10 bills Wednesday including one creating the crime of trafficking in fentanyl, creating the South Carolina Street Gang and Criminal Enterprise Prevention and Anti-Racketeering Act and establishing the South Carolina Hands-Free Act.

Joe White sworn in as District 40 representative

NEWBERRY COUNTY — Joe White, Republican, was administered the oath of office, during a special term of court by Circuit Court Judge Eugene Griffith Jr., as the new S.C. District 40 representative. White was officially elected as the representative during the Nov. 8 election. Following the oath, White addressed...

U.S. Supreme Court to review Biden student debt relief plan in February

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will hear oral arguments in February over a legal challenge by six Republican-led states to the Biden administration student borrower relief plan. Until the arguments are heard and the court issues a ruling, the $400 billion Biden plan is on hold due to a nationwide injunction […] The post U.S. Supreme Court to review Biden student debt relief plan in February appeared first on Kansas Reflector.
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McMaster to host Christmas open house at governor’s mansion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Governor McMaster and First Lady Peggy McMaster are inviting South Carolinians and their families to join them for a Christmas Open House on Monday, Dec. 5. Doors will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion. Harpist Nina Brooks will provide...
Albany Herald

South Carolina tapped for first primary

WASHINGTON — Voters in South Carolina would go first in picking Democratic presidential nominees, followed by Nevada, New Hampshire, Georgia and Michigan if their states go along with a proposal a key Democratic National Committee panel has approved. The Rules and Bylaws Committee’s nearly unanimous voice vote proposes moving...