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AP-SC--South Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, SC

May 17, 2018

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Assignment Editors:

Photo Editors:

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at jscollins@ap.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Skip Foreman at 2 p.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

IN BRIEF:

— DEPUTY EDUCATION SECRETARY-ZAIS, from COLUMBIA — A former South Carolina education superintendent has been confirmed as Deputy U.S. Education Secretary. SENT: 130 words.

— CHOKING DEATH-ARREST, from CONWAY — A man has been arrested and charged with choking a man to death earlier this week. SENT: 130 words.

— KAYAK RESCUE, from PORT ROYAL — A South Carolina man has been rescued after he was swept away in a river while trying to retrieve his kayak. SENT: 130 words.

— BRIDGE-CABLE SNAPPED, from MOUNT PLEASANT — Officials say a bridge near the South Carolina coast will remain closed for four weeks while a broken cable tying it together is repaired. SENT: 130 words.

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