This morning, South Carolina health officials discussed their statewide plan to prepare for a possible Ebola case walking through the doors of a S.C. hospital. [P&C, AP]

Some of S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson’s friends are gay, but he says that doesn’t change the fact that he’s bound to defend the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, a fight he says could carry on for months. [Beaufort Gazette]

Gov. Nikki Haley saw a bumper sticker that cracked her up yesterday:


Charleston County Councilmember Colleen Condon and her fiancée Nichols Bleckley, who appear on this week’s City Paper cover and were one of the first same-sex couples to apply for a marriage license in South Carolina, have filed suit against Wilson and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley over the state’s ban on gay marriage. [P&C, G’ville]

Hours after she cut the ribbon at a Clarendon County bike factory earlier this week, announcing jobs that will do work that was previously-outsourced to China, the CEO of the company appeared in a Haley campaign ad. [The State]

If you’re going to either the State Fair, or the USC home game this weekend in Columbia, prepare for a traffic nightmare. [The State]

A bowling and music venue inspired by Charleston’s The Alley will reportedly set up shop in the Greenville space formerly occupied by The Handlebar. [G’ville]

The Columbia Free Times has a fun account of how USC managed to land the personal collection of Western and crime writer Elmore Leonard, who died last year. [Free Times, The State]

Some lawmakers and conservationists are more worried about the effect of ‘mega-farms’, which draw significant amounts of water from the state’s water supply, than major industry and government projects. [The State]

The Columbia Musem of Art opens an exhibit tomorrow featuring the staged real-life photographs that inspired artist Norman Rockwell to paint some of his iconic scenes. [WIS-TV]

Media businessman Ted Turner is selling his private island retreat off the coast of Beaufort County for a cool $23.777 million. [Wall Street Journal, Beaufort Gazette]