FILE -In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, Associated Press reporter Jim Davenport receives The Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian honor, from S.C. Gov. Nikk

 

              FILE -In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012  file photo, Associated Press reporter Jim Davenport receives The Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina
FILE -In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, Associated Press reporter Jim Davenport receives The Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian honor, from S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley at his home in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina Associated Press reporter Jim Davenport has died. He was 54. He was a tenacious reporter who made it his mission to inform people in South Carolina about what their governors, lawmakers and other powerful officials were doing with their tax money and their influence. (AP Photo/ Mary Ann Chastain, File)