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SC gets new emergency management director

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The interim director of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division has been given the job permanently.

Adjutant General Robert Livingston announced Kim Stenson's promotion Tuesday. The Emergency Management Division oversees and coordinates disaster response operations throughout the state.

Stenson has served as the agency's interim head since February when former director George McKinney stepped down.

Livingston says Stenson is a retired Army officer who has been instrumental in the state's emergency response activities for hurricanes, tornadoes, winter storms and wildfires over the past 15 years. The agency is part of the South Carolina Military Department, which Livingston leads.

Gov. Nikki Haley says she is pleased by Stenson's agreement to take the position.

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