President Donald Trump visited North Charleston Coliseum in February 2020 | Ruta Smith file photo

Top officials at the Greenville Republican Party have abruptly resigned after months of tensions stemming from pressure from a pro-Trump faction. The void in leadership has opened opportunities for activists that support former President Donald Trump to take hold. 

The Charleston Republican Party suffered a similar schism in March earlier this year, and some political experts said the tension was reflective of the direction many other Republican Parties throughout the Palmetto State were headed. More: Greenville News, FITSNews, The New Yorker (Past Coverage)

In other headlines:

Kershaw County to get 290 jobs from $150M planned poultry processing plant. Prestage Farms is planning a $150 million poultry processing plant in Kershaw County, an investment that will bring 290 jobs, officials said about the company expansion. More: AP News, The State, The Post and Courier

Vertical Roots partners with Southeast distributors, expands regional reach. Vertical Roots’ products can be found in 12 states in the Southeast. The company has farming operations in Charleston, Columbia and now Atlanta. More: Charleston Business Journal

Face masks no longer required on S.C. school buses. Students and staff who ride state-owned school buses in South Carolina will no longer be required to wear masks, according to the South Carolina Department of Education. More: WIS TV

S.C. resilience office tackling how to avoid future storm damage as weather worsens. South Carolina’s new Office of Resilience faces the monumental task of setting out a statewide plan on how to manage flood damage. More: The Post and Courier 

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