The Buzz

January 27, 2014

GUV SCHEDULE: Tire plant grand opening, speech, another school visit

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Gov. Nikki Haley's week includes the grand opening of a major economic-development project in the state:

• Tuesday 10 a.m.: Speak at the S.C. Specialty Foods Association Annual Membership Meeting at the S.C. State Farmers Market in West Columbia
• Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.: Visit Alice Drive Middle School in Sumter
• Tuesday, 2 p.m.: Attend grand opening of Continental Tire of the Americas in Sumter
• Thursday, 11:30 a.m.: Participate in a State Guard press conference at the State House

According to her office, Gov. Nikki Haley’s activities last week included:

One each -- Legislative meeting, editorial board call, State of the State address, cabinet employee appreciation luncheon, policy meeting, economic development call and economic development event.

• Busiest days: Thursday and Friday (three activities each)
• Slowest day: Monday (one activity, though it was a state holiday)

Note: Haley visited the Pee Dee on Monday with trips to Hartsville Middle School and Darlington Raceway. She spoke to S.C. State University President Thomas Elzey after a student was shot and killed on campus. Haley addressed the National Restaurant Association in Charleston on Thursday, which was not on her advance schedule.

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