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  1. Interim Midlands, S.C. Solicitor Under The MicroscopeRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | FITSNews

    Heather Weiss is officially the interim solicitor for South Carolina's fifth judicial circuit, which encompasses Richland and Kershaw counties in the Midlands region of the Palmetto State. Weiss took the oath of office on Friday morning after she was appointed earlier in the week by governor Henry McMaster .

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  2. Dan Johnson Indicted On State ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | FITSNews

    A day after we predicted it would happen , suspended South Carolina fifth circuit solicitor Dan Johnson was indicted by a statewide grand jury on misconduct in office and embezzlement charges. The state indictments came less than forty-eight hours after the scandal-scarred prosecutor was indicted on federal fraud charges.

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  3. SC Prison Letter: Reforms Proposed From The InsideRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | FITSNews

    Late last month, this news site received an open letter from an inmate at Kirkland Correctional Institution , a level three prison located outside of Columbia, South Carolina. We were struck by the eloquence of Case's letter and many of the blunt assessments he offered up regarding ongoing issues with the S.C. Department of Corrections .

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  4. Guy Furay: Government For The People, Not The PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | FITSNews

    It's no question that our political system is in chaos. Spending is out of control, the government is overreaching into every aspect of our lives, and what's worse is that there seems to be no end in sight.

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  5. Henry McMaster's Interim Solicitor Pick PannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | FITSNews

    South Carolina governor Henry McMaster was praised this week for making a "non-political" choice in filling a temporary vacancy in the Palmetto State's fifth judicial circuit - where outgoing solicitor Dan Johnson has been automatically suspended from office following his indictment on multiple federal fraud charges. The career politician appointed deputy attorney general Heather Weiss to run Johnson's office on an interim basis.

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  6. More Indictments Coming Against Dan JohnsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | FITSNews

    A statewide grand jury is expected to issue criminal indictments against suspended South Carolina fifth circuit solicitor Dan Johnson within days, sources familiar with the situation tell this news site. Johnson was indicted earlier this week on multiple federal fraud charges.

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  7. SC2018: Can Constance Anastopoulo Win?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | FITSNews

    As we have noted for several months now, one of the key ingredients in South Carolina attorney general Alan Wilson 's rehabilitation as a viable political candidate has been a lack of credible alternatives. To be clear: Wilson deserves tremendous credit for clawing his way back from a debacle of his own making two-and-a-half years ago, but one of the reasons he was able to survive his fiasco - namely his office's perceived meddling in an anti-corruption investigation involving his political cronies - was the failure of anyone of substance to step up and challenge him.

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  8. South Carolina's 2019 Football Schedule Is DifficultRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | FITSNews

    Strength of schedule? We are a long way from those rankings becoming clear for this season or the next. There is too much football left to be played.

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  9. Dan Johnson Indicted By FedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | FITSNews

    South Carolina fifth circuit solicitor Dan Johnson was indicted this week by a federal grand jury on charges of fraud related to $55,000 of allegedly misappropriated public money. Johnson, 47, of Blythewood, S.C. was charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and theft of federal funds.

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  10. Gamecock Football: Kickoff Set For Kentucky GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | FITSNews

    The University of South Carolina football squad will try to end its four-game skid against SEC East rival Kentucky later this month. Can they do it? As of this writing, ESPN is giving the Gamecocks the benefit of the doubt in their quest to avoid getting "five-bombed" in football by a basketball school.

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  11. Palmetto Politicos Go "Nuclear" During HurricaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | FITSNews

    You would think the onset of a major meteorological event - particularly one as hyped as Hurricane Florence - would result in politicians putting aside their petty animosities and working together for the greater good of those in harm's way. Wrong .

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  12. The McGills: Star Witness Opens UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | FITSNews

    So far, the 30-year-old from Six Mile, S.C. has posted four videos to the channel. In the first clip, she briefly addressed some of the controversy related to her alleged proximity to prominent South Carolina politico John McGill and his estranged wife, Jenny McGill .

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  13. SC Gubernatorial "Candidate" Threatens To Sue Media For Not Covering HimRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | FITSNews

    The independent gubernatorial candidate from Fair Play, S.C. - whose name will not appear on the 2018 ballot in the Palmetto State - is threatening to file a "precedent-setting legal action" against Sacramento, California-based McClatchy over the lack of coverage his campaign is receiving from the conglomerate's South Carolina-based newspapers. A statement from Cheney's campaign indicated he will file his suit against McClatchy "in the event that media corporations continue suppression of information about his write-in candidacy for governor of South Carolina."

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  14. Gamecock Football: Deflated Season Is Now Down A GameRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | FITSNews

    The air has already escaped from the University of South Carolina's 2018 football season - with preseason's lofty expectations feeling the full gravitational pull of the the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs last Saturday.

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  15. Hurricane Florence: Evacuation PsychologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | FITSNews

    Sadly, we are not talking about the iconic 1981 punk rock anthem from The Clash . Today we are referring to people debating whether to evacuate in the face of a looming natural disaster like Hurricane Florence - which is currently stalking the east coast/ generating the sort of end-of-times headlines typically reserved for meteor strikes.

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  16. SCDJJ Contractor ArrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | FITSNews

    A woman who contracted as a registered nurse for the scandal-scarred South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice was arrested this week by agents of the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division . Yolanda Omakia Cohen , 34, of Columbia, S.C. was arrested and charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent with a value of $10,000 or more.

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  17. The McGills: Judge Refuses To Open Sealed RecordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | FITSNews

    South Carolina family court judge Dorothy Mobley Jones has issued a belated ruling in connection with a high-profile divorce case that we believe represents next great reality television drama to emanate from the Palmetto State. We're referring of course to #TheMcGills - an ongoing Palmetto political soap opera that appears to have some interesting proximities to Southern Charm , the hit Charleston, S.C.-based reality show that airs on Bravo TV .

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  18. Hurricane Florence: Palmetto State In The CrosshairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | FITSNews

    Hurricane Florence is more than 1,500 miles away from the coast of the Carolinas. And technically isn't even a hurricane at the moment.

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  19. David Pascoe Pushes For Release Of Grand Jury ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | FITSNews

    South Carolina first circuit solicitor David Pascoe is pushing to publicly release a statewide grand jury report compiled during #ProbeGate , his investigation into public corruption in the Palmetto State. Pascoe filed a motion this week to unseal the report, which was approved by grand jurors on June 21 of this year.

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  20. Gamecocks Blaze Past Coastal CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 1 | FITSNews

    The University of South Carolina football team opened its 2018 season with an emphatic victory over Coastal Carolina , rolling past the Chanticleers of the Sun Belt Conference 49-15 on a blazing hot Saturday afternoon in Columbia, S.C. With temperatures hovering in the mid-90s, head coach Will Muschamp 's Gamecocks unveiled a new look, up-tempo offense that amassed its highest point total since the former Florida front man took the reins of this foundering program following the 2015 season. Cock-n-fire? Judging by the overworked pyrotechnic operator , it certainly seemed so.

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