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Tropical Storm Elsa is sweeping across the Caribbean and is predicted to move up the Southeast and into the Palmetto State on Wednesday this week, bringing with it a torrent of severe weather in the Midlands and Lowcountry. No watches or warnings have been issued as of yet, and effects of the storm are projected to be felt as early as Tuesday. More: The Post and Courier, SC Public Radio, The Washington Post 

In other headlines:

S.C. lawmakers working to preserve Revolutionary War sites in bipartisan move. In a rare show of unity in gridlocked Washington, Clyburn is joined by all the GOP House members from South Carolina in support of the Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Corridor Act. More: The Post and Courier

S.C. lawmakers plan to revise state charter school law. A bipartisan coalition of state lawmakers is looking next year to make a bold effort to revise the state’s 25-year-old law regulating almost 60 charter schools that dot the state. More: Statehouse Report

Mercedes-Benz vans adds $53M delivery center to S.C. The new marshaling yard adjacent to the Sprinter van factory at Palmetto Commerce Park is a 50-acre holding and staging area. More: The Post and Courier

DHEC reports 376 cases, 11 deaths last week; experts ask questions on masks and Delta variant. South Carolina health officials reported 617 total cases of the coronavirus between Monday, June 28 and Thursday, July 1 (376 confirmed, 241 probable), and 11 confirmed deaths. More: The State, The Wall Street Journal, Charleston City Paper

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