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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Six same-sex couples are going to ask the Greenville County Probate Court for marriage licenses Wednesday morning. The couples say they expect to be turned down because South Carolina's ban on gay marriage still stands.

ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley is urging the Atlantic Beach Town Council to work with her to end the town's annual biker festival in the wake of shootings around the yearly Memorial Day weekend event. Mayor Jake Evans says he wants to keep the Bikefest but is open to suggestions for improving security around the weekend.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Military boosters in South Carolina are starting a letter writing campaign to show community support for Fort Jackson in hopes of avoiding cuts or closures at the base. Fort Jackson commander Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker has told supporters it's important to speak out while the Army is making plans about the size of the force.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A campaign that targets people who are leaving or entering apartments is about the begin in Charleston. Operation Move Out centers on the large number of students and others who are moving out of or into apartments on Aug. 1. In the past, people moving resulted in big piles of trash along the city's streets.

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