COLUMBIA — Republican Gov. Nikki Haley has no public events scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving, her office reported Monday.
Next week, Haley and her family -- minus First Gentleman Michael Haley, who is still serving in Afghanistan with the S.C. National Guard -- will light the state Christmas Tree as part of the Governor's Carol Lighting.
According to her staff, the governor's activities last week included:
4 economic development meetings
4 media events, including a news conference at the Republican Governors Association annual meeting in Arizona and a news conference in Charleston touting ethics reform
3 "meetings with fellow governors" at the RGA meeting
1 agency call
1 agency meeting
Busiest day: Thursday, with five activities
Slowest day: Monday, with two activities
OF NOTE: State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Haley's likely Democratic challenger for governor, has one event on his schedule this week: a Wednesday road dedication/sign unveiling ceremony in Elgin to honor Deputy Sherriff Earnest Christian Chris Porter, III who died in the line of duty several years ago.