MORNING BUZZ: Perry visits SC, working with Haley on football trophy + Sheheen's earnings spike

Posted by ANDREW SHAIN on July 1, 2014 

Gov. Nikki Haley toured PTR Industries in Aynor on Monday and received a commemorative semiautomatic rifle.

CHARLES SLATE — cslate@thesunnews.com

Some political fireworks planned for today just ahead of the Fourth:

• Taking a break from helping create historical-themed football trophies (see below), Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits South Carolina again with a swing through the Charleston area. The 2016 White House hopeful tours the Medal of Honor Museum at 1:30 p.m., holds a business roundtable at Water Missions International in North Charleston at 3 p.m. and speaks at the Dorchester County GOP Big Bang BBQ in Summerville at 6 p.m. Gov. Nikki Haley will introduce Perry at the barbecue.

• Haley's re-election campaign has a 10 a.m. news conference planned at Shealy Truck Center in Columbia where she will be joined by small business owners and advocates.

• USC Upstate students plan to protest funding cuts that now have hit the school's child development center. Students and faculty earlier protested when administrators closed a women's and gender center that hosted a gay-themed symposium this year.

Clicks

Governors work on new trophy of Alamo hero to pass between USC, Texas A&M

Democratic governor challenger Vincent Sheheen's 2013 tax returns shows spike in earnings

What South Carolinians are saying about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling

Accused gambler cooperating with federal law agents in Lexington County case

Gov. Nikki Haley gets commemorative gun during ceremony at Aynor gun plant

Audit suggests creating S.C. adult abuse registry

More people in S.C. living in poverty areas

Change comes to College of Charleston: Glenn McConnell takes over

Challenger who nearly defeated Yancey McGill in 2012 aims for his state senate seat

SLED investigating Latta Town Hall after controversy over fired police chief

New state law limits what hospitals can charge patients for medical record copies

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