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  1. Grade Inflation Rampant At SC "Flagship" UniversityRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | FITSNews

    The University of South Carolina has veered dramatically from its core mission in recent years - at a cost of tens of millions of dollars to taxpayers. That's unacceptable - especially seeing as higher education is not something that taxpayers should be subsidizing in the first place.

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  2. "Race For The Case"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | FITSNews

    There's a lot of bad ink out there about lobbyists, but Heather Smith of the Southern Strategy Group is doing her best to dispel those preconceptions. Earlier this month, Smith - a brilliant, beautiful, hard-working State House powerbroker - was honored as a " community builder " by local television station WIS TV 10 .

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  3. Nikki Haley's Desperate Need To Be RelevantRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | FITSNews

    During the 2016 presidential campaign, S.C. governor Nikki Haley wagered all her chips on the "Republican" establishment and lost. Her national ambitions extinguished, Haley decided to dive back into state-level politics - where she also got her ass handed to her .

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  4. Columbia Police Car Damaged During #BlackLivesMatter ProtestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | FITSNews

    A city of Columbia, S.C. police vehicle was reportedly vandalized last Sunday evening during a #BlackLivesMatter protest that briefly shut down Interstate 126. In fact you have to wonder whether Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin - who has a history of playing up other alleged instances of race-related vandalism - deliberately downplayed this particular situation.

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  5. Outgoing Lawmaker Hired As "Government Affairs" AdvisorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | FITSNews

    Less than four months after announcing his intention to step down as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives, former "Republican" majority leader Kenny Bingham has reportedly been hired as a "government affairs advisor" by a multi-state law firm with offices in Columbia, S.C. The firm - Adams and Reese LLP - has scheduled a reception this month to toast Bingham's rumored hiring. Of interest? It is also reportedly hiring Anthony Quattrone , a former employee of the neo-Confederate political empire of Richard Quinn .

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  6. #ProbeGate: Supreme Court FalloutRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | FITSNews

    Yesterday the S.C. Supreme Court issued a bombshell ruling in an ongoing public corruption case. At issue? Whether S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson had the authority to obstruct an ongoing investigation of sitting state lawmakers.

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  7. #FITSList: 2336 Park StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | FITSNews

    That's obviously an oversight on our part. Our website gets tons of views - and hundreds of thousands of visitors.

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  8. SC Fire Captain Fired Over Social Media PostRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | FITSNews

    A captain with the city of Columbia, S.C. fire department has been terminated from his position over an allegedly threatening social media post. Jimmy Morris was fired from his position with the city after posting on Facebook about the black nationalist protesters shutting down part of Interstate 126 earlier this week.

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  9. David Pascoe To Address Columbia Sertoma ClubRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 10 | FITSNews

    Pascoe is the prosecutor who oversaw the 2014 indictment of former S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell on ethics charges. Harrell wound up pleading guilty to six ethics violations and resigned his office - the first casualty of an ongoing federal-state probe of corruption within the S.C. General Assembly.

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  10. Catherine Templeton's Gubernatorial Bid Is Gearing UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | FITSNews

    Former S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton is taking steps to position herself as a candidate for governor of South Carolina in 2018, multiple sources familiar with her recent moves tell us. According to our sources, Templeton has been doing a "deep dive" on the state's record-breaking $28 billion budget - which went into effect last week.

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  11. SC New Media ShakeupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | FITSNews

    This week, Aiken launched his own new media website - Quorum Columbia - which he described as "journalism funded by donors, by small businesses and by regular people who care to see the business of watchdog, public-service journalism performed in Richland and Lexington counties." Clearly the site will have a regional focus - although it does have a tab indicating it will cover "state government" to some extent.

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  12. "Black Matters" Cancels Confederate Flag ProtestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | FITSNews

    A "counter-rally" against supporters of the Confederate flag that was originally scheduled for this weekend in Columbia, S.C. has been canceled, event organizers said. The " Not My Heritage " event - organized by the group " Black Matters " - was originally scheduled to coincide with a pro-flag rally organized by the S.C. Secessionist Party.

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  13. Columbia SC Councilman ArrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | FITSNews

    City of Columbia, S.C. councilman Moe Baddourah has been arrested and transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Richland County, S.C. on domestic violence charges. According to police, Baddourah slammed his estranged wife's leg in a car door during a disagreement outside of the Rocaway Athletic Club - a popular bar in downtown Columbia, S.C. The incident occurred in the early evening hours on Wednesday, June 29 - but Baddourah did not turn himself into authorities until July 2. Initial reports suggest the Baddourahs were meeting at the Rocaway parking lot to exchange children per the terms of a custody agreement.

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  14. Coastal Carolina Wins College World SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | FITSNews

    The College World Series championship trophy is coming back to the state of South Carolina but it isn't headed to Columbia, S.C. . Nor is it headed to the Palmetto Upstate .

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  15. GOP Civil War In Socially Conservative UpstateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | FITSNews

    Shortly before this month's "Republican" primary election, we ran an item on Upstate lawmaker Wendy Nanney . The fourth-term socially conservative "Republican" was seeking reelection in S.C. House District 22 - arguably the most conservative district in the state.

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  16. Letter: "Restoring Our Civic Authority"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | FITSNews

    From the perspective of many South Carolina Republican voters, entrenched incumbents in Columbia seem completely untouchable. We have come to know them by the hallmarks of their conduct.

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  17. A Day At The New (Government) BallparkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 26 | FITSNews

    You wouldn't think attending "Faith and Family Night" at a government subsidized baseball stadium would be my cup of tea, would you? This, of course, is the over-budget, taxpayer-funded baseball stadium that's been heralded as the cornerstone of the Bull Street redevelopment - a project this website adamantly opposed. Don't bet on it although if you are a taxpayer living in Columbia, S.C., I guess it's a little too late for that.

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  18. Pollution In Saluda River: Warnings Unheeded?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | FITSNews

    In case you missed it, there's another "no swim" scandal in South Carolina. Only this time we're not referring to chronic dirty water problems in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C. This scandal's epicenter is just northwest of downtown Columbia, S.C. - near a government-run park called Saluda Shoals .

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  19. Upstate SC Senate Proxy War Rolls OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | FITSNews

    S.C. governor Nikki Haley traveled to the Palmetto Upstate this week to sign so-called "ethics reform" legislation with State Senator Larry Martin . Does Haley's law accomplish anything meaningful? No .

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  20. More SC Infrastructure InsanityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | FITSNews

    In reporting on a questionable $88 million highway project in the Columbia, S.C. area earlier this week, we reiterated our case for better prioritization of the state's increasingly abundant infrastructure resources. In our story, we specifically mentioned chronic issues with Interstate 85 - a major thoroughfare running through the Palmetto Upstate .

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