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MORNING BUZZ: Nikki Haley's new campaign ad + Vincent Sheheen's education plan

08/05/2014 7:38 AM

08/05/2014 7:47 AM

First on Buzz: Republican Gov. Nikki Haley touts moving 20,000 S.C. residents from welfare-to-work in a new campaign ad, featuring a woman who credits Haley’s program with helping her get a job .
• Higher teacher pay, tax reform, expanding 4-year-old kindergarten statewide and more money for public colleges in exchange for capping tuition costs are highlights of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Vincent Sheheen’s education plan.

Happening today:

• U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, will discuss the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act that will soon be signed into law at 1 p.m. at the South Carolina Military Museum.
• The Richland Library Friends will host a book signing with U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn during their annual meeting at 6 p.m. at the main branch on Assembly Street.
• Gov. Nikki Haley will visit Camp P.A.L.S. for children with Asperger’s, autism, ADHD and learning disabilities at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 11 a.m.

Buzz Clicks:

Report: Gold mine means 1,100 acres of wetlands will be dug up, destroyed or disturbed

SLED seeking permission to buy helicopter

Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

State Supreme Court gives filing break to people who sue doctors, hospitals

Gov. Haley to attend RedState event this week in Texas

Local Buzz:

Dueling Richland delegation meetings to select election board members

Exclusive: Councilwoman Plaugh set for surgery, likely for cancer

Columbia to add 80 more security camera locations

Kim Murphy claims she was targeted for removal from Lexington-Richland 5 School Board

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