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  1. Gamecocks Bowl-Eligible With Win Over ChattanoogaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 17 | FITSNews

    Be honest: If you're a University of South Carolina football fan, that's not a headline you would have ever imagined heading into the 2018 season. This was supposed to be the year the Gamecocks took another step forward under third-year head coach Will Mushcamp , a year in which every game on the schedule was potentially winnable .

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  2. Will Folks: AddictedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 17 | FITSNews

    A buddy of mine who follows Clemson University's high-flying football program shared some incredibly sad news with me this morning news of an ongoing personal tragedy. As it happens, I get news like this a lot .

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  3. Republican Liberty Caucus Holding Biennial ConventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | FITSNews

    The purpose of this gathering is "to elect new officers and board," but event organizers say attendees will hear from "speakers who support our objective of moving the Republican Party in the direction of limited government, respect for individual rights, and a return to free market capitalism." Sounds good to us! That's exactly the direction in which we believe elected officials of all parties should be moving especially here in South Carolina, where Republican rule hasn't been everything it was cracked up to be.

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  4. FBI Involved In Wagener SC InvestigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | FITSNews

    Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are involved in an ongoing criminal investigation into the town of Wagener , South Carolina, multiple sources have confirmed to this news site. We were first tipped off regarding the possibility of a federal component to this probe after publishing an exclusive report earlier this month on a state investigation into this town - which is located in Aiken County, S.C. about 40 miles east of Augusta, Georgia.

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  5. SC Minimally Adequate: Will Media Focus Bring Real Reform?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | FITSNews

    For the past dozen years, this news outlet has railed against South Carolina's worst-in-the-nation government-run education system - exposing the ever-escalating cost of failure and challenging state lawmakers to pass long-overdue market-based reforms . In an expansive new series dubbed " Minimally Adequate ," a team of reporters from The Post and Courier has concluded that "South Carolina's schools trail other states by nearly every measure, leaving students unprepared for the world that awaits them as businesses struggle to find qualified workers to fill skilled jobs."

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  6. The Great SC Voting DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | FITSNews

    With a handful of exceptions, elections for seats in the South Carolina General Assembly are hardly ever competitive which is why it is somewhat ironic that state lawmakers are leading an effort to upgrade the Palmetto State's current voting systems. This week, a group of lawmakers gathered in Columbia, S.C. to begin discussing what sort of voting reforms ought to be enacted in the years to come.

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  7. What Is Going On With Gamecock Basketball?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | FITSNews

    University of South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin responded to concerns about his program last month by telling fans they didn't understand hoops - and then lecturing them about negativity on social media. South Carolina fell at home to Stony Brook last week - its first home loss to a non-elite conference in five years.

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  8. NukeGate's First SC Legislative Casualty?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | FITSNews

    Given the sheer magnitude of this $10 billion disaster - and the state legislature's intimate association with it - dozens of heads should have rolled at the polls this fall. Unfortunately, voters didn't have many choices.

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  9. SCANA "NukeGate" Calendar Enrages RecipientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | FITSNews

    Assume your spouse left you and made off with all of your money then sent you a pin-up calendar from their new life without you. The embattled utility - which is at the heart of the still-unspooling #NukeGate disaster - mailed customers a slick 2019 calendar this week featuring images of the spectacularly failed V.C. Summer nuclear generating station in Jenkinsville, S.C. That's where SCANA and its government partner - Santee Cooper - blew through $10 billion of public and ratepayer money on a pair of next-generation nuclear reactors that will never be completed.

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  10. "Dewey Defeats Truman" Moment For SC NewspaperRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | FITSNews

    We stayed up until 3:30 a.m. EST yesterday evening to make sure we got the call right in a tightly contested congressional race in South Carolina's Lowcountry. The battle between freshman state representative Katie Arrington and " ocean engineer " Joe Cunningham for the Palmetto State's first congressional district went down to the wire - and for most of the evening/ early morning hours it appeared as though Arrington would pull off a narrow victory.

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  11. S.C. Senate Race: Dick Harpootlian Holds Off Benjamin DunnRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | FITSNews

    Dick Harpootlian - a brash, independently wealthy Columbia, South Carolina attorney with a mile-wide populist streak - edged Afghan War veteran Benjamin Dunn in a contentious race to fill S.C. Senate District 20 , a seat vacated back in June by longtime GOP leader John Courson . Harpootlian's win flips this heavily gerrymandered district - which had been held by Courson for more than three decades prior to his resignation.

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  12. No ID? No Problem You Can Still Vote In SCRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | FITSNews

    Wait didn't the Palmetto State pass a voter identification law several years ago? Yes but that law is full of loopholes. If you fail to bring your ID with you to the polls, all you have to do is claim a disability, illness, work conflict, transportation issue, family responsibility or our personal favorite "a religious objection to being photographed."

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  13. SC Senators To Hold Hearing On Horry County Detainee DeathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | FITSNews

    A four-person panel of South Carolina senators will gather in Columbia, S.C. later this week to hear testimony related to the controversial drowning deaths of two detainees entrusted to the care of the S.C. Department of Mental Health . In mid-September - during flooding associated with Hurricane Florence - 45-year-old Wendy H. Newton of Shallotte, N.C. and 43-year-old Nicolette T. Green of Myrtle Beach, S.C. drowned in the back of an Horry County sheriff's office van during a "high-water incident" on Highway 76. The two detainees were being transferred to McLeod Behavioral Health in Darlington, S.C. from Waccamaw Mental Health in Myrtle Beach and McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris, S.C. when the incident took place.

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  14. Dan Johnson's Aide Pleads GuiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | FITSNews

    A former top aide to suspended South Carolina fifth circuit solicitor Dan Johnson has pleaded guilty in federal court to mail and wire fraud, according to a report from John Monk of The State newspaper. In addition to her plea, 49-year-old Nicole Holland of Columbia, S.C. has reportedly signed a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors - meaning she will likely be compelled to provide testimony against Johnson as the federal case against him advances.

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  15. Jay Lucas Touts Dominion Deal 2.0Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | FITSNews

    Powerful South Carolina speaker of the House Jay Lucas breathed new life into a dead deal this week - highlighting the virtues of an amended proposal from Virginia-based Dominion Energy to purchase SCANA , an embattled West Columbia, S.C. crony capitalist utility. SCANA remains in dire straits in the aftermath of #NukeGate , the state of South Carolina's spectacularly failed government intervention in the nuclear power business.

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  16. ProbeGate Trial: What Was Jim Harrison Thinking?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | FITSNews

    Former state representative and code commissioner Jim Harrison was found guilty by a jury of his peers of misconduct in office and perjury before a statewide grand jury - and sentenced to eighteen months in prison by S.C. circuit court judge Carmen Mullen . Harrison becomes the first defendant in the sprawling, multi-year #ProbeGate investigation to receive prison time, although S.C. first circuit solicitor David Pascoe has appealed a probationary sentence awarded to one defendant.

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  17. SC Corruption Trial: Jim Harrison Found GuiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 27 | FITSNews

    Former South Carolina state representative and suspended code commission Jim Harrison was found guilty of misconduct in office and perjury by a jury of his peers late Friday evening - the first courtroom conviction in #ProbeGate , a multi-year investigation into corruption in state government. S.C. circuit court judge Carmen Mullen sentenced Harrison to eighteen months in prison on those crimes - making him the first politician to receive jail time in connection with this investigation.

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  18. SC Legislative Shakeup: Hugh Leatherman Won't Seek Senate PresidencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | FITSNews

    Powerful South Carolina Senate president Hugh Leatherman - arguably the most influential elected official in the Palmetto State - will voluntarily surrender his leadership position within the chamber as it prepares to adapt to a constitutional change related to the office of lieutenant governor. Leatherman has informed numerous colleagues of his intention not to seek the presidency under the new Senate system - which will feature a member of the body as the presiding officer instead of the previously independently elected lieutenant governor.

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  19. Sources: New Dominion Deal "Dead"Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | FITSNews

    An alternative proposal from Virginia-based Dominion Energy to purchase embattled South Carolina crony capitalist utility SCANA is dead, multiple sources familiar with the status of negotiations tell this news site. According to our sources, negotiations on the new deal - dubbed "Dominion 2.0" - were shut down this week by Nannette Edwards , executive director of the S.C. Office of Regulatory Staff .

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  20. SC Supreme Court Rebukes Senate Republican CaucusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | FITSNews

    Without comment, the South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously rebuked an appeal by the S.C. Senate Republican caucus late Thursday aimed at influencing the outcome of a key swing district in the state's 46-seat Senate. The court's ruling in this procedural matter won't determine the outcome of the case - which raises several compelling campaign finance issues - but it will weigh heavily on the election that spawned it, potentially cutting off hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of television advertising and other deliverables during the final two weeks of the race.

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