Biden taps Harrison to lead DNC as chair. President-elect Joe Biden picked South Carolina native Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee just two months after his failed Senate bid against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a campaign that propelled him onto the national stage. Source: The New York Times

Biden’s $1.9 trillion plan to combat virus includes $1,400 checks. President-elect Joe Biden outlined a $1.9 trillion economic package that proposes more than $400 billion to fight the coronavirus pandemic and $1,400 direct payments and extensive jobless benefits for those affected by it. Source: The Washington Post

S.C. lawmakers taking time off next week over violence concerns. The full House and Senate in South Carolina are taking a few days off next week, including Wednesday’s inauguration day after the FBI warned state governments of planned protests. Source: Associated Press

S.C. Ports records best December in history. The South Carolina Ports Authority topped its record-setting November with a record December, continuing an upward trend of steady growth. Source: Charleston Business Journal

Some teachers want students to return to in-person learning, survey says. Teachers in the Charleston County School District are sharing their thoughts on the best way to return students to school in 2021 as school leaders sit down to discuss how to keep students learning in the most effective way during the pandemic. Source: WCSC TV

Charleston County considering support for beach access, parking bill. Charleston County Council members are looking to potentially support a statewide bill aimed at limiting beach towns from restricting access and parking in the future. Source: WCSC TV

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