Congressman, now marshal for SC's Scott

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Newly elected South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott has a new duty even before he is sworn into Congress.

Scott is the first black Republican congressman from the state since Reconstruction and is serving as the marshal at the Mount Pleasant Christmas parade on Sunday.

The annual parade begins with a fireworks display and tree-lighting ceremony. This year it features 113 entries.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.