BC-SC--South Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, SC


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Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in South Carolina. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Carolinas News Editor Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937 or at tmrogers@ap.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Jonathan Drew at 2 p.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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COLUMBIA — From her public statements of grief to removing the Confederate battle flag from outside her Statehouse office, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has drawn wide praise since the massacre of nine black churchgoers from a historic Charleston congregation. Now the 43-year-old looks to her next role as the self-described host of a key early presidential primary, with the national attention feeding chatter about her potential as a running mate and as a voice for a Republican Party that needs more votes from women and minorities. By Bill Barrow And Meg Kinnard. SENT: 770 words. AP Photos SCJB111, SCJB115, NVJL110.

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COLUMBIA — GOP Gov. Nikki Haley's successful push to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's Statehouse grounds following last month's massacre at a historic black church has boosted her national profile. But that transpired over just a few weeks of the five years she's been in office. Here are a few other successes and some of her stumbles: By Seanna Adcox. SENT: 730 words.


CHARLESTON — After double-digit growth in recent months, the South Carolina Ports Authority is releasing its final shipping numbers for the fiscal year that ended on July 1. The year-end numbers are being released as the authority board meets in Charleston on Wednesday. The authority is projecting a 7 percent increase in container volume during the next fiscal year. By Bruce Smith. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.



— POLICE PUNCHES-VIDEO, from COLUMBIA — A Columbia police officer has been reinstated after prosecutors determined he did nothing wrong in a fight at a nightclub earlier this year. SENT: 130 words.

— KKK FLIERS-SOUTH CAROLINA, from NORTH CHARLESTON — Residents in a predominantly black South Carolina neighborhood say fliers have been distributed claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan. SENT: 130 words.

— SHARK ATTACKS-MYRTLE BEACH, from MYRTLE BEACH — Myrtle Beach City Council has decided an ordinance designed to help keep sharks away from the beach just smells. SENT: 130 words.

— LOTTERY WIN, from MYRTLE BEACH — A Myrtle Beach man has found a $1 million Powerball ticket after searching his stack of old lottery tickets. SENT: 130 words.

— POSITIVE TICKETING, from NORTH CHARLESTON — North Charleston is launching a new effort to reward young people for doing the right thing. SENT: 130 words.

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