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      Haley appoints 3 to SC Ports Authority board

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Former Attorney General Henry McMaster and two business people have been appointed to the South Carolina State Ports Authority Board.

      Rob Godfrey, spokesman for Gov. Nikki Haley, said in an email Monday that AT&T South Carolina President Pamela Lackey, Kiawah Island developer Pat McKinney also were appointed to terms ending in 2015.

      Lackey replaces Richard Hagins, McKinney replaces Douglas Robertson and McMaster replaces Harry Butler Jr.

      The State Ethics Commission website says McKinney contributed $5,321 to Haley's gubernatorial campaign.

      Neither Lackey nor McMaster contributed to the campaign, but McMaster supported Haley in the Republican primary runoff after losing to her in the primary.

      Ports Authority board members are paid a $975 monthly stipend for their service and can be reimbursed for mileage and expense related to attending meetings.

      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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