Palmetto Sunrise: Republicans prepare for debate

U.S. Presidential contender Donald Trump, right, drives a golf buggy on the first day of the Women’s British Open golf championship at the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

COLUMBIA — In less than a week, Republican Presidential hopefuls will be standing in front of cameras, partaking in their first debate.

And how to handle Donald Trump is topping every candidates’ mind.

According to Politico, Jeb Bush will kick off a weekend of intense debate preparation, while Rand Paul has been practicing with a Trump stand-in.

Meanwhile, Trump was at a golfing trip in Scotland.

“I am who I am,” said Trump to the Associated Press about the debate. “I’ll show up and maybe I’ll do terrible, maybe I’ll do great.”

In other news:

Aiken sheriff’s commander: No domestic violence arrest unless victim files charges (The Post and Courier)

Upstate lawmakers call for investigation into Planned Parenthood (The Greenville News)

Slain senator’s widow sets up foundation to honor his causes (The Associated Press)

SC House study panel discusses boosting pay for rural teachers (The Associated Press)

South Carolina gay marriage plaintiffs can now seek legal fees (The Associated Press)

Attorney calls for independent investigation of police shooting of Seneca teen (The Post and Courier)

Two Medal of Honor recipients on Jeb Bush South Carolina committee (The Post and Courier)

So-so economy dogs Hillary Clinton’s campaign (Politico)

Senate Democratic leader wants Bush apology at Urban League (The Tampa Bay Times)

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton to address black voters in Fort Lauderdale Friday (The Miami Herald)

Trump would ‘love’ to have Palin on his team (USA Today)

Virginia’s Jim Gilmore makes 17 GOP presidential candidates (The Associated Press)

Perry cites job record in Iowa (The Associated Press)

Koch Brothers Brave Spotlight to Try to Alter Their Image (The New York Times)