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August 8, 2014

MORNING BUZZ: Former SC legislator federally indicted + SC Chamber endorses Haley

Buzzing today:

The Buzz

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Buzzing today:

• Former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers was indicted on 14 federal charges Thursday related to helping an associate hide assets in a road construction project, The Sun News reports. If convicted, the charges carry a combined maximum sentence of 145 years in prison.
• The S.C. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Gov. Nikki Haley in her re-election bid Thursday – a reversal from four years ago, when the chamber endorsed her Democratic rival, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, who spent the day talking to teachers in Myrtle Beach and Charleston.
• Gov. Nikki Haley will address the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas Annual Conference at 9 a.m. at the Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel, 115 Meeting Street in Charleston.

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