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  1. Gamecocks, Tar Heels Renew RivalryRead the original story

    Yesterday | FITSNews

    After a one-year hiatus, the University of South Carolina will renew its football rivalry with the University of North Carolina on Thursday night the season opener for both programs. "On the eve of this year's matchup, we are delighted to announce two more games are scheduled for the future," said South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner said in a statement.

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  2. Forest Acres: "Junior Thugocracy"Read the original story

    Tuesday | FITSNews

    Earlier this week our website published an update on the status of the"Mayorhood" - a.k.a. embattled Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin . As the "thugocracy" of Columbia, S.C. begins to unravel, it appears as though another Midlands, S.C. municipality is pursuing some sketchy fiscal policy.

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  3. WTF Is Palmetto State's "Child Welfare" Agency Doing?Read the original story

    Tuesday | FITSNews

    Late Friday afternoon, the scandal-scarred S.C. Department of Social Services announced a major policy change involving the placement of at-risk children into group home settings. In an email sent after 6:00 p.m. EDT, the agency informed the state's network of group care facilities of a new bounty system intended to facilitate "mandatory acceptance" of children requiring "emergency placement."

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  4. Kirkman Finlay's Back-To-School Bash: Bigger Than EverRead the original story

    Tuesday | FITSNews

    Every year S.C. Rep. Kirkman Finlay puts on a back-to-school bash in downtown Columbia, S.C. in an effort to provide school supplies to children in need. In addition to doling out hundreds of backpacks , Finlay's event provides hundreds of free meals from his restaurant - Pawleys' Front Porch - to the families of these low-income children.

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  5. "Mayorhood" Has Real ProblemsRead the original story

    Monday | FITSNews

    The scandals surrounding city of Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin may finally be catching up with him. Sources close to City Hall tell us the fiscally liberal, ethically challenged municipal leader - whose tenure has been marred from day one - is plotting an "exit strategy" from the office he has held for the past five years.

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  6. Supreme Court Drops Hammer On Todd KincannonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | FITSNews

    The S.C. Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Columbia, S.C. attorney, former SCGOP official and social media provocateur extraordinaire Todd Kincannon after he allegedly suffered a "major meltdown" this week. Not only that, the court has placed Kincannon on "incapacity inactive status" and assigned his client's files and financial accounts to another attorney.

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  7. Ted Cruz To File SC PaperworkRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | FITSNews

    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will file his paperwork this weekend to participate in South Carolina's "First in the South" presidential primary election next February. Cruz will make his Palmetto campaign official on Saturday morning in at SCGOP headquarters in Columbia, S.C. After that he'll be attending a big pro-family rally being held by social conservatives at the S.C. State House.

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  8. Cameron Runyan Gears UpRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | FITSNews

    It's no secret lots of Columbia, S.C. residents are unhappy with Cameron Runyan . When he first ran for a seat on the council of South Carolina's capital city he was an unabashed liberal - the hand-picked pet of corrupt, tax-hiking "mayorhood" Steve Benjamin .

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  9. SCDOT Backs Off Threat To Fire Whistleblowing AuditorRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | FITSNews

    In the aftermath of our exclusive reporting earlier this week, the S.C. Department of Transportation commission is backing off of its threat to fire a whistleblowing auditor. "We intend to work together and try to work out the concerns that we have," SCDOT chairman Jim Rozier told The State newspaper.

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  10. SC Planned Parenthood Protest AnnouncedRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | FITSNews

    A group of pro-life leaders will hold a "prayerful protest" of a Planned Parenthood facility in Columbia, S.C. this weekend - one featuring signs that call attention to the organization's shameful trafficking in fetal body parts. The government-subsidized abortion provider has been rocked in recent weeks by multiple undercover videos detailing its disgusting for-profit scheme to sell the body parts of aborted fetuses.

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  11. Government: Homeless Peeps Gotta SleepRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | FITSNews

    If you're homeless and reading this, good news! The federal government is weighing in on your right to sleep wherever you want . "When adequate shelter space exists, individuals have a choice about whether or not to sleep in public," the U.S. Department of Justice argues in a statement related to an Idaho court case.

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  12. Social Conservatives Plan SC State House RallyRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | FITSNews

    Social conservatives across South Carolina are organizing a rally this month "in support of Biblical marriage and our religious liberties." Their event - scheduled for 11:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, August 29 - will be held on the grounds of the S.C. State House in downtown Columbia, S.C. "Voters in thirty-six states - including 78 percent in South Carolina - voted in favor of constitutionally defining marriage by the Biblical, traditional standard of one man and one woman," event organizers noted.

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  13. Speaking Of Immigration ReformRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 16 | FITSNews

    Those who say billionaire mogul Donald Trump isn't running a substantive campaign in his bid for the 2016 "Republican" presidential nomination obviously haven't seen his immigration proposals. Agree or disagree Trump has rolled out specifics.

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  14. Another SC Senator Could Be ResigningRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | FITSNews

    A third South Carolina State Senator could be on the verge of announcing their intention to step down at the end of the four-year term expiring in 2016. Earlier this month two State Senators - Joel Lourie of Columbia and Paul Thurmond of Charleston - announced they would not seek reelection in 2016.

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  15. Upstate Deputy Solicitor Eyes State Senate BidRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | FITSNews

    Sources tell FITS several other "Republican" candidates may run against the 69-year-old, who has represented the district since November 1995. Prior to that, Fair was in the S.C. House of Representatives for more than a decade - meaning he's been in Columbia, S.C. for the past thirty years.

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  16. John Kasich To File SC PaperworkRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | FITSNews

    This website will not be supporting Ohio governor John Kasich 's bid for the White House. Twenty years ago, we'd have been all about a Kasich candidacy - because back then he was a principled pro-free market, pro-liberty U.S. congressman.

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  17. Former SC Lawmaker Eyes Lowcountry Senate SeatRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 12 | FITSNews

    Earlier this week Thurmond announced his intention to step down at the end of his term - citing family obligations and a reevaluation of his priorities in the aftermath of the " Holy City Massacre ," a tragic, racially motivated church shooting that took place two months ago in Charleston. The real reason for Thurmond's surprise decision? Who knows but we've received dozens of texts, emails and phone calls in the aftermath of his announcement asking that question.

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  18. Russell Fry Defeats Tyler ServantRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 12 | FITSNews

    Local attorney and "Republican" executive committeeman Russell Fry defeated Horry County councilman Tyler Servant in a special election GOP runoff this week along the South Carolina coast. According to unofficial returns provided by the S.C. Election Commission, Fry received 1,736 votes compared to Servant's 1,166 votes .

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  19. Law Enforcement Suicide Rocks SCRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 11 | FITSNews

    A veteran instructor at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy reportedly committed suicide in front of his wife - who is a member of the Columbia, S.C. police department . Multiple sources have confirmed the incident, which reportedly took place on the firing range at the academy's headquarters .

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  20. Why Myrtle Beach Lost The 2016 "First In The South" DebateRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 11 | FITSNews

    This week CBS News announced that Greenville, S.C. would play host to a "Republican" presidential debate on February 13, 2016. Multiple Palmetto State cities - including Columbia and Myrtle Beach - offered to host this event.

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