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  1. #SC2018: Kevin Bryant Jumping Into Governor's RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | FITSNews

    South Carolina lieutenant governor Kevin Bryant has called a press conference for Friday morning in his hometown of Anderson, S.C. for the purpose of "announcing his plans for the 2018 election year." According to sources familiar with the forthcoming announcement, the Upstate evangelical plans to enter the suddenly crowded "Republican" gubernatorial election .

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  2. More Big Ships Call On CharlestonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | FITSNews

    As we noted recently, the South Carolina Ports Authority set a new annual record for moving containers during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. The bad news? South Carolina is still falling behind our regional competitors, and recently reconfigured global shipping lines could set the Palmetto State back even further. This week has been a good one for the port of Charleston, though, as it welcomed another massive boat capable of carrying more than 13,000 twenty-foot equivalent units .

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  3. Complaint Coming Against Catherine TempletonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | FITSNews

    Formal complaints are being prepared against South Carolina GOP gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton - and the two state agencies which awarded her consulting contracts following her resignation as director of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control in January of 2015. According to citizen advocate Brenda Bryant , who is filing the complaints, Templeton's contracts with SCDHEC and the Palmetto State's Department of Revenue should not have been issued on a no-bid basis.

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  4. Folly Boat Could DisappearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | FITSNews

    Several South Carolina elected officials are reportedly contemplating whether to do away with a Lowcountry landmark that has attracted hundreds of local artists - and hundreds of thousands of eyeballs - over the past three decades. We're referring to the " Folly Boat ," an abandoned vessel left high and dry nearly twenty-eight years ago during the worst hurricane to ever strike the Palmetto State.

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  5. Southern Charm: Dueling Book Deals?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | FITSNews

    And based on Southern Charm 's steadily increasing ratings , there appears to be no shortage of people willing to read what they decide to put down on paper. In fact even the mother of our intrepid D.C. Operative says he's going to watch Southern Charm after hearing of the program during a recent trip to Charleston, S.C. "She says she's definitely watching after her carriage ride tour guide told her no one from Charleston watches the show because it's so embarrassing," he told us.

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  6. #ProbeGate: Federal Involvement ConfirmedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2017 | FITSNews

    There's an expansive article in this weekend's editions of The Post and Courier generating buzz regarding the ongoing investigation into corruption in state government. The story - filed by reporters Andy Shain , Schuyler Kropf and Glenn Smith - confirms that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is indeed participating in the investigation known as #ProbeGate .

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  7. Charleston Court Aide Arrested For EmbezzlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | FITSNews

    A Charleston County, South Carolina court official has been arrested on embezzlement charges and the dollar amount is going to blow your mind. Amanda Marie Simpson , 42, of North Charleston, S.C., was slapped with one count of embezzlement of public funds on Thursday after admitting to detectives that she made off with $165 from a petty cash lock box.

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  8. #SC2018: Kevin Bryant Opens Gubernatorial AccountRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | FITSNews

    South Carolina lieutenant governor Kevin Bryant has filed paperwork to run for governor of the Palmetto State, although he stressed his newly formed campaign committee is exploratory in nature. According to Bryant, he is simply "following the instructions" of the S.C. State Ethics Commission , which has said he cannot raise money in his lieutenant gubernatorial campaign account seeing as voters will not elect that office any longer beginning in 2018.

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  9. SC House Candidate Addresses DUI ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | FITSNews

    Within fifteen minutes of this website posting a preview of the upcoming special election for South Carolina House District 113 , we received an anonymous email alleging that one of the candidates had recently been arrested for driving under the influence . Angela Hanyak , one of three Democrats running for the seat, was arrested in February of this year for DUI and an expired vehicular registration.

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  10. #SC2018: Catherine Templeton Is Taking PunchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | FITSNews

    Ever since she posted her second consecutive $700,000-plus quarterly fundraising haul last week, political newcomer Catherine Templeton has been on the receiving end of some punches from incumbent Palmetto State governor Henry McMaster . The latest jab? A story in The Post and Courier detailing previously undisclosed government contracts received by the 46-year-old attorney after leaving her job as director of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control .

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  11. Walt Wilkins: Small Race, Big MoneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | FITSNews

    Upstate South Carolina solicitor Walt Wilkins has been the subject of considerable political speculation in recent months. Would he run for governor of the Palmetto State? Or perhaps attorney general? Wilkins announced back in March his intention to campaign for another term as solicitor of South Carolina's thirteenth judicial circuit .

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  12. Southern Charm Producer Slapped With LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | FITSNews

    In October 2015, Kestner pleaded guilty in connection with a July 2015 domestic violence incident in which Price was the victim. We would ordinarily not have referenced Price in connection with our reporting on that incident , but she told us at the time she did not object to her name being mentioned publicly because she hoped to help other women overcome "battered woman's syndrome."

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  13. Contempt Hearing: No RulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | FITSNews

    As reported yesterday, I appeared before South Carolina circuit court judge William Keesley this week in relation to my ongoing failure to reveal confidential sources connected to a pending civil lawsuit against me and against this website. The gist of today's hearing? Keesley instructed my attorneys - and attorneys for Kenny Bingham - to submit draft orders to him regarding the pending contempt of court motion later than July 7 of this year.

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  14. Back In The SaddleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | FITSNews

    In case you missed the programming note , I spent the last couple weeks vacationing on Pawleys Island, South Carolina with my family. That's why posting here has been significantly lighter than usual lately This website did manage to break a little news and cover the big ticket stories in South Carolina politics during my time off, but for the most part I did my best to "check out" and spend time with my beautiful wife and our growing brood.

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  15. Layoffs At Boeing SCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | FITSNews

    Crony capitalist aircraft manufacturer Boeing is shedding as many as 200 workers from its North Charleston, South Carolina facility - citing the need to remain competitive against its top global aerospace rival, Airbus . The layoffs come after the company - which has received more than $1 billion in incentives from South Carolina taxpayers - attempted to induce an unspecified number of employees to leave via voluntary buyouts.

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  16. Interim US Attorney For SC Must Get CreativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | FITSNews

    We wrote recently that the administration of U.S. president Donald Trump needed to get going in naming a new U.S. attorney for the state of South Carolina. Beyond the teeming political corruption that exists within the Palmetto State, there are clear and present dangers to public safety popping up all over the place - from dirty bomb scares at the port of Charleston to the increasingly mean streets of Myrtle Beach.

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  17. Myrtle Beach: Out Of ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | FITSNews

    Last month, this website reported on efforts by city leaders in Myrtle Beach, S.C. to oust longtime chief of police Warren Gall . According to our sources, Gall was sacrificed by mayor John Rhodes and his supporters on city council just as the 2017 tourism season was ramping up.

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  18. Rebel "Flaggers" Paint Lowcountry LandmarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | FITSNews

    In anticipation of an upcoming flag-raising ceremony at the South Carolina State House next month, members of the S.C. Secessionist Party have painted the Confederate flag on a prominent Lowcountry landmark. Well, two flags were painted along with the date of the group's upcoming event and a nifty social media hashtag, #DixieRising .

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  19. Dirty Bomb Scare At Port Of CharlestonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | FITSNews

    The U.S. Coast Guard shut down the port of Charleston's Wando terminal late Wednesday after internet conspiracy theorists alleged that a "dirty bomb" had been stowed away inside a shipping container. The threat was called into authorities at around 8:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, prompting a massive federal/ state/ local law enforcement response and the imposition of a one nautical mile safety zone around the Maersk Memphis , the vessel alleged to have been carrying the weapon.

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  20. SC Telecom Exec Raising Money For Henry McMasterRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2017 | FITSNews

    She's also a member of the S.C. Ports Authority , and an intimate of the embattled political consulting firm of Richard Quinn and Associates . Earlier this year, The Post and Courier reported that Lackey's company was among those compelled to produce documents in connection with #ProbeGate - an ongoing criminal investigation into public corruption in state government.

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