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  1. Confederate "Flaggers" Ramp Up EffortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | FITSNews

    Supporters of the Confederate flag made their presence felt in downtown Charleston, S.C. this weekend - hoisting at least six rebel banners from multiple rooftops during a crowded holiday weekend. Members of the S.C. Secessionist Party - who recently " flagged " the Fort Sumter national monument in Charleston harbor - brought their ongoing protest to streets of the Holy City itself, prompting a flood of reaction from onlookers.

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  2. SC-5: Tommy Pope Is Not Taking The BaitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | FITSNews

    Hours after one of his opponents in the race to fill U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney 's congressional seat challenged Pope to follow his lead and resign from the state legislature , the veteran lawmaker made clear he's staying put. "I was elected to represent the people of House District 47 and will continue to uphold my commitment to work faithfully on their behalf," Pope said in a statement.

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  3. Henry McMaster Hosting Major FundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | FITSNews

    S.C. governor Henry McMaster - who raised $160,250 in a single day last week for his 2018 gubernatorial campaign - is looking to further fill his coffers at a major fundraising event scheduled for next month. McMaster's campaign is hosting a "Governor's Ball" on Friday, March 24 at the University of South Carolina alumni center in downtown Columbia, S.C. The event will honor the new governor and his wife, Peggy McMaster .

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  4. SC Democrat's "Funeral" Tweet BackfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | FITSNews

    S.C. Rep. John King thought he had scored a nice witty "hit" on U.S. president Donald Trump not long ago. But like the rest of the ongoing Great Liberal Meltdown , his insult ended up being nothing but a window into his own hypocrisy - as well as evidence of his inability to take criticism.

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  5. #FITSList: 119 Stoney Pointe DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 12 | FITSNews

    It's been awhile since we did a #FITSList post. So long, perhaps, that many of you may have forgotten about this new feature of our website - which seeks to incorporate an online marketplace within our existing array of content offerings.

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  6. Events: Defund Planned Parenthood RallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | FITSNews

    On February 11, a rally will be held in the public right-of way in front of the Planned Parenthood facility at 2712 Middleburg Drive in Columbia, starting at 9:00 a.m. EST. This event is one of over 200 being coordinated nationwide by the #ProtestPP Coalition, calling for Planned Parenthood to be stripped of all federal funding, and for all such funding to be redirected to Federally Qualified Health Centers that do not perform abortions.

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  7. Henry McMaster Gathers His Embattled ConfederacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | FITSNews

    S.C. governor Henry McMaster has never been the brightest bulb in the box, but his political tone deafness may have reached an all-time high this week. The new governor - already dealing with some serious perception issues on the racial front - posed for pictures inside the S.C. Governor's Mansion alongside powerful neo-Confederate consultant Richard Quinn .

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  8. SC Solar Group Touts Job GainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | FITSNews

    This website has previously argued that solar power absolutely should be part of America's long-term energy equation. We love renewable energy sources - we just don't believe any of them should be subsidized by taxpayers.

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  9. More Violence At SCDJJRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | FITSNews

    Just days after S.C. governor Henry McMaster insisted upon the resignation of its director, the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice endured another outbreak of violence. This time, though, order at the facility in question appears to have been quickly restored - a marked contrast from prior incidents that ultimately led to the former director's ouster.

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  10. A Liberal "Tea Party?"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | FITSNews

    This website just wrapped a piece on the current status of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, our home state. Its verdict? Democrats are miles away from ever reclaiming their majority party status in this so-called GOP stronghold, but given the increasingly leftward bent of South Carolina Republicans - in both Columbia, S.C. and Washington, D.C. - they don't really need to be "in power."

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  11. Desperate SC Dems Search For CandidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | FITSNews

    We wrote recently about the S.C. Democratic Party 's failure to find a credible candidate to run in an upcoming special election for the state's fifth congressional district . Democrats in South Carolina have launched a major candidate recruitment effort ahead of the upcoming 2018 elections - even though they control zero statewide offices, zero U.S. Senate seats, just one of seven U.S. congressional seats and are the decided minority in both chambers of the Palmetto State's all powerful legislative branch.

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  12. AFP Calls On SC Lawmakers To Oppose Gas Tax BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | FITSNews

    Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina is issuing a statement today urging members of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee to oppose H.3516, a bill that would raise the gas tax among other things. The group is encouraging lawmakers to oppose any gas tax legislation that does not include meaningful reform to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

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  13. More Bull Street B.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | FITSNews

    Last month this website published a lengthy exposA on the ongoing debacle that is Columbia, S.C.'s government-subsidized Bull Street redevelopment project. We also featured a shocking video highlighting the deplorable conditions inside this botched taxpayer-funded "economic development" deal.

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  14. A Hot Lawyer For the LadiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | FITSNews

    In featuring/ fawning over hot female attorneys like Lauren Taylor and Heather Bailey , we sometimes forget that the ladies who read our website need some distractions, too. Which is why today we are pleased to commend Greenville, S.C. business litigation attorney Konstantine P. Diamaduros to their attention Our tipster referred to Diamaduros as "an extremely handsome and intelligent young attorney."

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  15. Confederate Flag Backers Push Their AdvantageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 5 | FITSNews

    On the heels of two big victories at the local level , supporters of the Confederate flag in South Carolina are beginning to press the issue once again at the state level. And no they aren't trying to restore the controversial banner back to the grounds of the S.C. State House .

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  16. A Great Day In South Carolina?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 4 | FITSNews

    This website wrote recently on the resignation of former S.C. governor Nikki Haley 's Department of Juvenile Justice director, Sylvia Murray . Our view? Based on the findings of a scathing legislative audit - which was prompted by this website's exclusive reporting - new governor Henry McMaster had no choice but to accept Murray's resignation.

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  17. Opponents Of Wasteful "Greenway" Speak Out Against BoondoggleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | FITSNews

    Around this time a year ago we did a post decrying another wasteful project being funded with proceeds of the Richland County " Penny Tax ." For those of you who've forgotten, this is the controversial tax hike approved in 2012 via what we now know to have been a rigged election .

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  18. Protestors To Target "Whites Only" SC Country Club EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | FITSNews

    Prior to becoming the 117th governor of South Carolina last month, Henry McMaster steadfastly refused to withdraw his membership in an exclusive Columbia, S.C. country club - one that refuses to admit minority members. This weekend McMaster is scheduled to make his first appearance as governor at the Forest Lake Club - a white tie dance he is reportedly planning on attending with his wife, Peggy McMaster .

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  19. Here Are Your New Judges, South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | FITSNews

    South Carolina state lawmakers elected new judges this week - including a new justice to the S.C. Supreme Court. Of course FITSNews readers already knew that - and already knew the outcome of the high court race .

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  20. SC "Dark Money" Scandal GrowingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | FITSNews

    The powerful politician who wants to regulate political speech in South Carolina under the pretenses of doing away with "dark money" has landed in the middle of a major scandal involving his efforts to solicit you guessed it dark money. S.C. Senate president Hugh Leatherman - known around Palmetto political circles as the "Godfather of Pork" - was busted by this website recently for his role in an attempted shakedown of crony capitalist leaders.

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