Around the South for Jan. 17: SC, KY & VA


South Carolina: Haley hearing tomorrow. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on the nomination of Palmetto State Governor Nikki Haley (R) to be US Ambassador to the United Nations. The announcement was made by USSen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the committee’s chairman ……. Virginia: Obamacare rally hears Northam, Perriello. On Monday, a crowd of 1,000 supporters of the Affordable Care Act at the State Capitol in Richmond got their first chance to hear and compare the Democrats’ two gubernatorial candidates, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former USRep. Tom Perriello. Northam stickers were plentiful, reported the Washington Post, but not for Perriello, who just entered the race ten days ago ……. Kentucky: Bevin U of L board changes threaten accreditation. After Gov. Matt Bevin (R) replaced the trustees at the University of Louisville with his own appointees, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools place the school on probation, citing the “external control and influence” that an outside force would have. The next step could be loss of accreditation, reports the Washington Post …….