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BC-SC--South Carolina News Digest, SC

July 15, 2018

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

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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UNDATED — Designs for a memorial to nine black worshippers slain at a South Carolina church began not at a drafting table, but with questions from grieving family members to prospective architects. They didn’t want to see any drawings until they sat down with the eventual designer to discuss how best to honor loved ones lost in the racist attack at Emanuel AME Church. The result of those conversations, the planners say, will be less of a solemn monument and more of a heavenly embrace to those visiting the historic Charleston church. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 600 words, photos.


ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Kids “not only learn how to use tools, but they learn how to use their minds, open their minds to helping others,” Jeanna Reynolds of Catch the Vision International’s Edisto Mission said. “And that’s the biggest part of Christianity, in my opinion.” Youth and adults from churches across Orangeburg County recently converged on the city to help repair four local homes. The Catch the Vision Edisto Mission is modeled after the Salkehatchie Summer Service Program Mission, a short-term mission for youth in which they make repairs on low- to moderate-income housing during the summer. It is a Methodist Summer Service program. By Christopher Huff of the Times and Democrat. SENT: 600 words move in advance for use in Monday’s editions.


— BIKE LANE REMOVAL — South Carolina’s capital city is reversing course on a project to add bike lanes to a busy road after residents complained. SENT

— SOUTH CAROLINA FATAL CRASH — Authorities are investigating what caused a South Carolina man to drive his pickup truck into a ravine in a single-vehicle fatal accident. SENT

— SPEED ENFORCEMENT — Georgia joins South Carolina and three other states in a week-long speed enforcement operation beginning Monday. SENT


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