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  1. Jeb Bush Promoting Economic Growth In A Crony Capitalist Disaster ZoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | FITSNews

    This website has written previously on former Florida governor Jeb Bush 's big gross domestic product dreams . The "Republican" presidential candidate says his economic plan would create four percent annual GDP growth and 19 million new American jobs over eight years.

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  2. Four Voices That Could Sink SC Confederate Flag DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | FITSNews

    Lawmakers in the South Carolina House of Representatives and State Senate voted overwhelmingly to take up the latest Confederate flag controversy during an extended summer session of the S.C. General Assembly. Their votes - inspired by last week's horrific , racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C. - mean lawmakers can immediately consider a compromise which would likely remove the controversial banner from the north lawn of the S.C. State House.

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  3. SC Senate Could Be Roadblock For Confederate Flag RemovalRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 23 | FITSNews

    The South Carolina House of Representatives is expected to move quickly this week to amend an adjournment resolution so that lawmakers can immediately take up the latest controversy surrounding the Confederate flag . According to our sources, the House has the two-thirds majority necessary to address the flag by amending the legislature's "sine die" resolution - which went into effect when the S.C. General Assembly adjourned earlier this month.

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  4. SC Senator: Removal Of Confederate Flag A "Stalinist Purge"Read the original story

    Monday Jun 22 | FITSNews

    The man who finished a distant second to U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham in last summer's "Republican" primary for the U.S. Senate is blasting Graham and governor Nikki Haley for their newfound opposition to the Confederate flag. S.C. Senator Lee Bright - who proudly displays the controversial banner in his Columbia, S.C. Senate office - said the proposed removal of the flag from the north lawn of the S.C. State House amounted to a "Stalinist purge."

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  5. Sources: Nikki Haley To Address Confederate Flag ControversyRead the original story

    Monday Jun 22 | FITSNews

    S.C. governor Nikki Haley will call on the S.C. General Assembly to remove the Confederate flag from the north lawn of the S.C. State House in downtown Columbia, S.C., sources familiar with her plans tell FITS. Haley has scheduled a press conference for 4:00 p.m. EDT in the second floor lobby of the State House - between the S.C. House and State Senate chambers.

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  6. SC House Leaders: Confederate Flag Will Come DownRead the original story

    Monday Jun 22 | FITSNews

    Leaders of the "Republican-controlled" S.C. House of Representatives have agreed in principle on a plan to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House in downtown Columbia, S.C. After our initial conversations with GOP leaders over the weekend revealed little appetite to address the controversial banner in the aftermath of last week's horrific , racially motivated shooting in Charleston, S.C. - things have apparently shifted on a dime.

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  7. SC Doesn't Have To Wait To Take Down Confederate FlagRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 21 | FITSNews

    S.C. Reps. Doug Brannon and Todd Rutherford have announced their intention to file legislation removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina State House in Columbia, S.C. in the aftermath of last week's " Holy City Massacre " in Charleston, S.C. The only problem? The 2015 legislative session is technically over - meaning the soonest Brannon and Rutherford could file their legislation would be December .

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  8. Massive Unity Rally Planned For Ravenel BridgeRead the original story

    Friday Jun 19 | FITSNews

    Organizations across the South Carolina Lowcountry are gathering this coming weekend to form a "unity chain" across the iconic Arthur Ravenel, Jr. bridge. The event - which hopes to draw 3,000 people - is in response to this week's horrific " Holy City Massacre ," in which a 21-year-old white gunman has confessed to murdering nine black parishioners after attending their Bible study at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. One of the victims was the church's pastor - S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney .

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  9. "Take The Flag Down" Rally Planned For ColumbiaRead the original story

    Friday Jun 19 | FITSNews

    Opponents of the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the S.C. State House will gather under the controversial banner this weekend to call for its removal. A "Take The Flag Down" rally is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday at the S.C. State House in downtown Columbia, S.C. There, a version of the controversial banner has flown on the north lawn since 2000.

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  10. Gamecock Football: Early Season TV Schedule ReleasedRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 18 | FITSNews

    The game times and network designations of South Carolina's first three football games of the 2015 season were announced today during the news and information show SEC Now on SEC Network. The 2015 season will open on Thursday, September 3, when the Gamecocks take on North Carolina in the Belk College Kickoff Game in Charlotte.

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  11. Meet Dylann RoofRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | FITSNews

    Three-and-a-half months before he allegedly murdered nine black churchgoers in cold blood, Dylann Storm Roof - the suspected perpetrator of the "Holy City Massacre" - was observed behaving erratically at a Columbia, S.C. mall. Shop owners at Columbiana Centre - located in the northwestern suburbs of South Carolina's capital city - noticed his abnormal behavior and called police.

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  12. "Holy City Massacre" Suspect ArrestedRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 18 | FITSNews

    Roof, 21, of Columbia, S.C., was wanted in connection with the murder of nine people in a savage attack at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. According to the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division , Roof has two prior arrests on his record - a late February drug charge in Lexington County, S.C. and an April trespassing charge which was awaiting disposition. According to the arrest warrant on the February charge , store owners at Columbiana mall in northwest Columbia, S.C. complained about Roof's behavior inside the shopping center to police - prompting law enforcement to question him.

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  13. Taylor: Pray For CharlestonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | FITSNews

    I will start by saying I love my beautiful Palmetto State. I love its cosmopolitan cities like Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville.

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  14. The Catherine Templeton Watch Is Back OnRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 17 | FITSNews

    The former director of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has been working for the past three months as a consultant with the state's Department of Revenue . As reported by Andrew Shain of The State newspaper, she'll be off the public dole come July 1 but why? Speculation is swirling on any number of fronts most prominently that Templeton is under consideration to become the next secretary of the S.C. Department of Transportation under governor Nikki Haley .

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  15. More Brutal Truth From SC Education EstablishmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | FITSNews

    Located in the northwestern suburbs of the capital city of Columbia, S.C., Lexington-Richland school district five is supposed to be one of the best school districts in the Palmetto State. Of course that's not saying much when you consider South Carolina is home to the nation's worst government-run school system which despite the infusion of additional billions in tax dollars continues to underperform .

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  16. The Obligatory Elizabeth Landers PostRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 7 | FITSNews

    Elizabeth Landers is a CNN video producer currently covering South Carolina - or more specifically the quadrennial "First in the South" presidential goat rodeo that's rolling through our fair state with increasing She went to Tufts, plays in fashion and is a "Tallahassee Lassie," according to her Twitter page which you should probably follow if you're going to follow the 2016 presidential election. Why are we writing about her? Well, apparently Landers was out and about in downtown Columbia, S.C. last week when Mark Plowden - a staffer for S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster - informed her she would soon be appearing on this website because she was "hot."

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  17. SC Capital's Growth: Out Of ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 2 | FITSNews

    It's officially been one year since this website moved out of the City of Columbia, S.C., although we continue to follow the rampant corruption and fiscal mismanagement of its ethically challenged leaders. Why? Because we feel sorry for the taxpayers of Columbia, who continue being bled dry by their leader - Steve Benjamin .

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  18. Letter: Want To Fix SC Roads? Sell Santee CooperRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | FITSNews

    It seems unbelievable that South Carolina should be struggling to come up with enough money to pay for road repairs; federally mandated educational improvements, and many other critical needs when the Palmetto State has one of the largest cash assets in the United States. Santee Cooper is a fantastic state asset.

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  19. Another Wreck Shuts Down SC InterstateRead the original story

    May 29, 2015 | FITSNews

    Another accident involving a tractor trailer has shut down a major South Carolina thoroughfare. This time it's Interstate 26 in the South Carolina Lowcountry - specifically the road's mile marker 173 .

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  20. Top SC Dem Blasted For Hypocrisy On Gay IssueRead the original story

    May 29, 2015 | FITSNews

    Days after the veteran Democratic lawmaker criticized Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney for a scheduled appearance before a social conservative group which opposes gay marriage, Swinney backed out of the event . According to the lawmaker's legislative biography, he's a board member at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, S.C. And yes, Rutherford's church not only refuses to perform gay weddings - it teaches that homosexuality is a sin . 1 comment

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