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Here’s a look at the breadth of the billions of dollars being spent in South Carolina from federal relief dollars — from roads, bridges and housing to individual tax relief checks.

“I don’t think we’ve seen revenue transfers like this since the 1970s,” said one state analyst.  

Meanwhile, the United Way of South Carolina has been asked to help reduce the lag in federal housing assistance, particularly in rural areas of South Carolina.

Source: SC Public Radio

In other headlines:

Former legislative leader Washington passes away. Former Democratic state Sen. McKinley Washington Jr. of Ravenel, whose booming preacher’s voice filled the Statehouse for more than two decades, has died, according to Fielding Home for Funerals and other sources.

Biden honors S.C. chef for volunteer service. Emily “Ms. Emily” Meggett, also known as the Matriarch of Edisto Island, received the President’s Volunteer Service Award Friday. The award, presented by U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., honors her decades spent cooking meals from her home and offering hospitality to the Gullah-Geechee island community.

Daniel Island to get $20 million hotel complex. The hotel will have rooms, an event space and cottages.

Project to alleviate midtown Charleston flooding moves forward. The fourth phase of Charleston’s extended project to bring long-awaited relief for midtown flooding will be completed by fall. It is expected to reduce the amount of water on city streets significantly, according to city officials.

S.C. man killed in Donbas area of Ukraine. An American with ties to Ukraine died in fighting in the Donbas region, according to this story. The man reportedly lived in Myrtle Beach for the last two years. Source: The New York Times

Elections agency says early June voting is popular. A new option to vote prior to election day proved popular, the state’s election agency says.

Why a man painted a Greenville church pink. It’s a protest against U.S. Rep. William Timmons, R-S.C. Interesting story.

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