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  1. SC Workforce Inches Down After Recent GainsRead the original story

    Friday Jul 31 | FITSNews

    As the latest estimates on Social Security's looming insolvency demonstrate, government numbers are often exceedingly unreliable. Especially jobs numbers around election time .

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  2. Jeb Bush's Son To File His SC PaperworkRead the original story

    Friday Jul 31 | FITSNews

    George P. Bush - son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush - will file his father's paperwork to participate in the Palmetto State's "First in the South" 2016 presidential primary. The 39-year-old is the son of Columba Bush - a naturalized U.S. citizen who originally hailed from Mexico.

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  3. More Terrible Government-Run School RankingsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | FITSNews

    This time the data comes from the personal finance website WalletHub.com , which used thirteen different metrics in an effort to determine overall rankings for all fifty states and the District of Columbia. 28th - Percentage of High School Graduates Who Completed the ACT 41st - Math Test Score 43rd - Reading Test Score 32nd - Pupil-Teacher Ratio 35th - Dropout Rate 18th - School Safety 46th - Average SAT Score Education has been a forgotten issue in the Palmetto State this year.

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  4. Porn Star Plans SC Visit In Defiance Of Local LeadersRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | FITSNews

    We've written repeatedly on South Carolina's ridiculous vice war - which is most pronounced in the socially conservative Upstate . This time its focus is South Carolina's capital city of Columbia - where local officials have been laboring for years to get an adult bookstore to pull up its stakes.

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  5. Kirkman Finlay's "Back-To-School" Charity Bash Is Back And BiggerRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 28 | FITSNews

    S.C. Rep. Kirkman Finlay is hosting another back-to-school bash this summer in an effort to provide school supplies to children in need. His group - Finlay Scholars - will host an event from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 9 in the parking lot of Staples in downtown Columbia, S.C. In addition to free school supplies for their children, low-income families who attend the event will receive a free hot dog dinner from the Pawleys Front Porch food truck.

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  6. Chip Huggins Draws A ChallengerRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | FITSNews

    S.C. Rep. Chip Huggins has drawn a challenger in his bid to continue representing District 85 in the S.C. House of Representatives. Bryan Clifton , a local businessman, says he's running because Huggins has been at the S.C. State House too long.

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  7. SC Attorney General: Columbia's Weapons Ban Is UnconstitutionalRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | FITSNews

    Earlier this month we reported on efforts by the City of Columbia, S.C. to impose an "emergency" weapons ban around the S.C. State House during the volatile debate over the Confederate flag . We pointed out this ban was in violation of a state statute and that lawmakers planned on challenging it .

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  8. Best Wishes To Leona PlaughRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 21 | FITSNews

    Leona Plaugh is one of the only elected officials standing up to the " klepto-thugocracy " that is municipal government in the City of Columbia, S.C. Which is why we were said to hear she's been sidelined recently due to health concerns. Plaugh is currently undergoing medical testing in Houston, Texas as a follow up to her earlier cancer - although she's continuing to do the people's business while the doctors do their thing.

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  9. The Return Of E.W. Cromartie?Read the original story

    Sunday Jul 19 | FITSNews

    Ever since our founding editor moved his family and his business out of downtown Columbia, S.C., he's been far less obsessed with stopping the non-stop scamming going down in South Carolina's capital city. We still cover it from time to time , but Columbia is basically just like any other ethically challenged Palmetto State municipality to us now worth only the occasional kick in the ass .

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  10. Dylann Roof Background Check Bill: Called ItRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 16 | FITSNews

    Six days ago we reported on the Federal Bureau of Investigation 's belated admission that it screwed the pooch when conducting "Holy City Massacrer" Dylann Storm Roof 's background check. Under current law, the government has a three-day window to provide a valid reason why someone should not be allowed to purchase a gun - otherwise, they get to buy it.

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  11. Bakari Sellers On The MoveRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | FITSNews

    We don't always agree with his views but there's no denying former S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers - son of former civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers - is one of the smartest, savviest young politicos in the Palmetto State. That's why it didn't surprise us in the least to learn the up-and-coming attorney - who at the ripe old age of thirty has already served four terms in the S.C. House of Representatives - recently landed a gig with CNN as a commentator on racial, political and legal issues.

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  12. About Those Controversial Monuments And MemorialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | FITSNews

    Earlier this week we covered a petition calling for the removal of the African-American monument from the grounds of the S.C. State House. The logic behind that campaign? That the monument was part of the 2000 compromise that moved the Confederate flag from the dome of the state capitol building to the north lawn of the State House grounds.

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  13. Former Speaker's Son Not Running Against Mary TinklerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | FITSNews

    One of the hottest rumors in Palmetto political circles at the moment involves Trey Harrell , son of former S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell . According to the S.C. State House buzz, the younger Harrell - an attorney at the Charleston, S.C.-based Peper Law Firm - has been mulling a challenge to freshman S.C. Rep. Mary Tinkler , who was elected to represent S.C. House District 114 last fall in the aftermath of his father's fall from grace.

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  14. Some Love For John CoursonRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 14 | FITSNews

    This website hasn't always had good things to say about S.C. Senator John Courson - who for years has defended the status quo institutions this website strives to expose, reform and/ or eliminate. On the other hand, we're been generally effusive in our praise of Rick Manning - whose organization Americans for Limited Government has stood firm on behalf of citizens and taxpayers in Washington, D.C. at a time when most "conservative" groups are caving.

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  15. #ConfederateFlag: Taken DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | FITSNews

    In a matter of seconds - using a few flexes of his tricep muscles - a member of the S.C. Highway Patrol honor guard took down the Confederate flag from the north lawn of the S.C. State House.

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  16. SC Lawmakers To Challenge City Weapons BanRead the original story

    Friday Jul 10 | FITSNews

    Multiple South Carolina lawmakers are having discussions with City of Columbia, S.C. officials over the constitutionality and legality of a recently enacted emergency weapons ban around the S.C. State House. As we reported this week, Columbia city council passed an "emergency ordinance" banning firearms and other unspecified "dangerous weapons" within 250 feet of the grounds of the S.C. State House, which is where the Confederate flag controversy has been raging.

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  17. #ConfederateFlag: The Weapons BanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | FITSNews

    The City of Columbia, S.C. has imposed a ban on firearms and other "dangerous weapons" around the S.C. State House in anticipation of the Confederate flag being removed from the north lawn of the capital building this week. Columbia's city council evidently thinks they can passing an "emergency ordinance" this week which prohibits citizens from carrying firearms or other weapons within 250 feet of the capital grounds.

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  18. "Quinndom" Crown Prince Draws Primary OpponentRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 7 | FITSNews

    "Lexington deserves a representative who doesn't simply vote the right way but takes the extra step of developing creative solutions for the systemic problems that plague state government," Holt wrote on his website . "If I am elected, you will have a conservative leader in Columbia who will always seek the advancement of liberty and limited government."

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  19. SC Student Assessment Scandal Needs InvestigatingRead the original story

    Monday Jul 6 | FITSNews

    Anyway, the Palmetto State's ongoing effort to give the illusion of academic progress is drawing some scrutiny this week. Specifically, a controversial $58.5 million contract for annual academic assessments is being hotly contested - with all sorts of allegations flying.

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  20. The "Confederate Press" Did Clementa Pinckney's Funeral ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | FITSNews

    In fact Southern Partisan - the neo-Confederate magazine with which Quinn was closely affiliated - once had its offices in the same downtown Columbia, S.C. building as The Copy Shop . Obviously it was nice of The Copy Shop to provide the programs free of charge, but more than a few funeral attendees noted the company's proximity to some of the state's most ardent Confederate flag supporters.

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