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Gov. Henry McMaster is set to discuss two new grant programs Friday made available through the federal CARES Act: the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program and the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program. The announcement is slated for 11 a.m. at Cool Care Heating and Air in Columbia. Source: WISTV

P&C Greenville headline: “How Greenville scored March Madness: A buzzer beater bid, a bit of magic and a hotel boom”

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has established clear, but not overwhelming advantages in South Carolina, a deeply red state showing signs of competitiveness this year, according to a new New York Times/Siena College poll. The poll shows Graham, facing the most significant challenge of his career, winning 46 percent of the vote compared to rival Jaime Harrison’s 40 percent. Source: The New York Times

South Carolina Democratic Party leaders have filed an ethics complaint against Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham after he reportedly promoted his campaign website in a Senate office building earlier this week. Another complaint filed against Graham Thursday came from Washington D.C. Campaign Legal Center. Source: The State

Jobless workers were able to build up some savings thanks to bonus federal aid programs, but those savings are running dry now that the $600 checks ran out. Researchers are unable to tell what exactly happened to many workers’ finances in September, but the data looks grim. Source: The New York Times

More than 150 businesses and nonprofit organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are urging President Donald Trump to withdraw his executive order that limits some aspects of diversity training, citing confusion, unnecessary investigations and hindrances of employers combatting workplace discrimination. Source: The Wall Street Journal

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