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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A black woman is suing the Secessionist Party of South Carolina, saying two of her children were photographed holding Confederate flag images. The lawsuit filed by Alicia Greene says the pictures were posted on social media and it subjected her children to ridicule. A party leader said while he hasn't seen the lawsuit, members of the party told him the children asked for the flag stickers.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A handful of South Carolina lawmakers want to tour a maximum-security state prison recently home to a riot that killed seven inmates. In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, five Democratic lawmakers tell Gov. Henry McMaster and Corrections Director Bryan Stirling that they want to see conditions inside Lee Correctional Institution firsthand.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina sheriff suspended this week after being charged with misconduct and obstruction of justice has pleaded not guilty. Suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis was arraigned Thursday and given a bond that did not require him to post any money. Prosecutors have not detailed the allegations. But they came after an employee sued Lewis, claiming he drugged her and had sex with her.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers say the current school disturbance law is too broad and negatively impact students' records. A House subcommittee voted unanimously Thursday to change the school disturbance law so it would only apply to former students who harm or threaten to harm other students or teachers in a school or college.

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