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GUV SCHEDULE: No public events for Nikki Haley during Thanksgiving week

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.