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2021 looking up for S.C. farmers. In 2020, net farm income was up considerably over the previous year, but 39% of net farm income for 2020 came from Washington, a necessary, but unwanted life preserver for many. Source: The Orangeburg Times and Democrat

S.C. public schools to receive ‘unprecedented’ funding this year. South Carolina public schools will receive an historic influx of cash — $2.1 billion — after Congress passed the American Rescue Plan earlier this month. The state has already gotten $1.1 billion after the passage of the CARES Act over the summer and the supplemental COVID-19 response bill in December. Source: WIS TV

Community Resource Center hosting food distributions starting Monday. North Charleston’s Community Resource Center will host massive food distributions throughout the week starting Monday with fresh fruits and vegetable giveaways in Summerville as volunteers work to help the community in the wake of the pandemic. Source: WCBD TV

S.C. House passes bill to combat catalytic converter theft. The South Carolina House approved a bill prompted by a recent string of thefts on emission control systems in vehicles that can cost thousands of dollars to fix. Source: Associated Press

Charleston startup looking to alleviate housing stress with online service. Two years ago, Derek Snook launched CoLife, an online platform that matches prospective renters looking for furnished rooms with homeowners willing to rent a space and make some extra cash. Source: The Post and Courier