BC-SC–South Carolina News Digest, SC

Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Jonathan Drew.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Confederate flag made a temporary return Sunday to the front lawn of the South Carolina Statehouse as part of a rally that drew both supporters in Civil War garb and bullhorn-toting protesters. The groups for and against the flag were kept separate by metal barriers and police officers who were supported by at least one helicopter circling overhead. The scene was peaceful but tense at times after recent fatal shootings of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, followed by the killings of officers in Dallas. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 250 words. UPCOMING: AP Photo.


GREENVILLE, S.C. — Leaders of South Carolina’s massive NewSpring Church said Sunday that its founder has been ousted as senior pastor over issues including alcohol use. The Greenville News reports (http://goo.gl/2Uth7r ) that another church leader, executive pastor Shane Duffey, announced at a Sunday service that the Christian church had removed the Rev. Perry Noble on July 1. SENT: 300 words.


GREENWOOD, S.C. — Sometimes, inspiration strikes people in their sleep. But for Marvin “Buck” Griffin Jr., it’s the quiet hours in the middle of the night, when he finds his insomnia prevailing, that opportunity is discovered. Most recently, Griffin’s inability to find slumber sparked what might be his most ambitious venture: Creating one of the state’s only privately operated solar farms on a portion of the 139 acres he owns. By Adam Benson of The Index-Journal of Greenwood. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 950 words moved in advance for Monday editions.


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