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BC-SC--South Carolina News Digest, SC

July 7, 2018

Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Jeffrey Collins.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date.

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

TOP STORIES:

911 DISPATCHER SHORTAGE

SPARTANBURG — A South Carolina county is struggling to find enough dispatchers to take 911 emergency calls. Spartanburg County Director of Communications Mike Flynn says he rarely has all the operators he needs, but the problem is especially acute these days with 12 jobs open. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-LAKE DISPUTES

SPARTANBURG — Roger Tinsley bought a home on Lake Bowen 17 years ago as a weekend getaway for his family, and today he spends most Sundays there with his children and seven grandchildren. He has a boat and a dock and until recently never had any problems getting the permits required of homeowners on the 1,534-acre lake. By Bob Montgomery, Herald-Journal of Spartanburg. SENT: 1,100 words, photo as an AP Member Exchange.

IN BRIEF:

— MAN JUMPS FROM BRIDGE, from GREENVILLE — Authorities say a man who jumped from an interstate bridge survived because police parked tractor trailers under it. SENT: APNewsNow.

— SUSPECT’S MISTAKE , from GOOSE CREEK — Police say a man who brought drugs with him when he opened a car door and found himself facing a drug enforcement squad simply uttered an expletive and added, “What’s up, guys?” SENT: APNewsNow.

— APARTMENT SHOOTING DEATH, from WEST COLUMBIA — Police say they have a suspect in a shooting that left one man dead and two others injured at an apartment in South Carolina. SENT: APNewsNow.

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