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  1. Donald Trump's Star Power Working For Him In SCRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | FITSNews

    Say what you want about national GOP frontrunner Donald Trump , but he's got his star power working for him in a big way in early-voting South Carolina. Trump's Palmetto State rallies have been jam-packed affairs - many of them drawing more than 5,000 attendees.

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  2. SC Supreme Court Candidate Who Was Out Then Back In Is Now Officially OutRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | FITSNews

    Ralph King "Tripp" Anderson , the chief judge of South Carolina's administrative law court, has officially removed his name as a candidate for this week's legislative election of a new justice for the S.C. Supreme Court. Anderson did the same thing yesterday only to reconsider his decision , causing the mother of all clusterfucks at the S.C. State House.

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  3. Down-Ballot SC Judicial Race Drawing HeatRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | FITSNews

    We've devoted much of our bandwidth of late to the ongoing legislative election for the S.C. Supreme Court a race we'll be updating our readers on later today. If history is any indication, though, maybe we should pay more attention.

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  4. David McCraw: Why I'm Running For SC Senate District 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | FITSNews

    Welcome to "Why I'm Running," a new forum in which we provide elected officials with a chance to share their information and platform with our readers - unedited and unfiltered. Whether we agree with your views or not, we want to make sure our readers get to hear from you directly.

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  5. Ron Aiken Giving "Penny Tax" PresentationRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | FITSNews

    Reporter Ron Aiken of The Nerve - a Columbia, S.C. based website that's affiliated with the center-right S.C. Policy Council think tank - will deliver a presentation on the current status of his "penny tax" investigation. Aiken has been digging extensively into this particular tax in the aftermath of an investigation initiated last year by the S.C. Department of Revenue .

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  6. Liberal Outgoing SC Senator Backs Ethically Challenged ReplacementRead the original story

    Monday Feb 1 | FITSNews

    Outgoing S.C. Senator Ray Cleary - a liberal tax-and-spender who is using his final year at the S.C. State House to try and ram through a totally unnecessary gas tax increase - is supporting an ethically challenged state representative to be his replacement in S.C. Senate district 34. Cleary has endorsed the candidacy of S.C. Rep. Stephen Goldfinch - a guy who has had all sorts of issues since being elected to the S.C. State House in 2012. "I'm delighted to offer my support to State Rep. Stephen Goldfinch," Cleary said in a statement.

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  7. Alan Wilson Paid A Ton Of Money To A Liberal LawyerRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 28 | FITSNews

    S.C. attorney general and presumed "Republican" gubernatorial candidate Alan Wilson paid a whopping $28,000 out of his campaign account late last year to former Democratic minority leader James Smith - a state lawmaker and prominent liberal attorney in Columbia, S.C. Wilson and Smith did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment on why such an unusually large sum of money was transferred - or why the payment was made from Wilson's campaign account. According to S.C. State Election Commission filings, the questionable disbursement - which accounted for nearly two-thirds of Wilson's total quarterly expenditures - was listed as having been made on November 24, 2015.

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  8. Henry McMaster's "Open Rebellion" Creates 2018 SC SchismRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 28 | FITSNews

    South Carolina lieutenant governor Henry McMaster 's surprise endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in the Palmetto State's "First in the South" presidential primary is noteworthy for a number of reasons. First, the veteran "Republican" is as establishment as you can get in South Carolina the very definition of the old guard GOP.

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  9. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Cites SC Crony Capitalism In Florida LayoffsRead the original story

    Friday Jan 22 | FITSNews

    We wrote earlier this week on the latest Orlando, Florida layoffs announced by Nephron Pharmaceuticals a.k.a. S.C. governor Nikki Haley 's ongoing crony capitalist debacle. Nephron has failed miserably to create the 707 high-paying jobs Haley promised back in 2011 when Nephron got its first round of taxpayer-funded incentives to build a heavily-subsidized facility in West Columbia, S.C. Now, Nephron is attempting to add employees in South Carolina by cutting them in Florida - 250 employees, to be precise.

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  10. Journalists Under Siege In SCRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 21 | FITSNews

    No this isn't another article about that South Carolina lawmaker who wants to create a " media registry " . This is about a broader battle between those in power and those seeking to hold them accountable including this website.

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  11. More Nephron Pharmaceutical ProblemsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 21 | FITSNews

    Remember Nephron Pharmaceuticals ? That's the Orlando, Florida-based company that was supposed to create 707 new jobs in West Columbia, S.C. . In fact that's what S.C. governor Nikki Haley - who is all sorts of tight with the company's leaders - promised five years ago when doling out millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded "incentives."

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  12. Main Street "ICE" Chemical Spill Scandal BrewingRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 21 | FITSNews

    For those of you who've forgotten, this is the infamous government-funded ice skating rink in downtown Columbia, S.C. - a city whose motto is "famously hot" . Anyway, according to our sources Main Street Ice was involved in a hazardous materials incident this week in which toxic chemicals were leaked into a downtown Columbia, S.C. storm drain.

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  13. Thad Viers Turns Himself InRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2015 | FITSNews

    Former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers signed off from social media as he prepared to turn himself into federal authorities this week - encouraging supporters to contact his girlfriend, Alexis Hudson . The one-time frontrunner for a U.S. congressional seat was sentenced to three years in federal prison this week on a money laundering charge.

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  14. Taylor Brown: City Of Columbia Election UpdateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2015 | FITSNews

    The upcoming at-large Columbia, S.C. city council race has been a yawn so far. It is generated no heat, less light and little interest.

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  15. Thank You, MSMRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2015 | FITSNews

    At least one mainstream media outlet in South Carolina has picked up on our big exclusive this week about a hidden tax that's depriving South Carolinians of tens of millions of dollars each year. Reporter Tara Petitt of WACH TV 57 covered the story this week, calling the secret insurance levy a "tax that is hiding in plain sight."

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  16. SC To Name Proposed Port Terminal After "Godfather Of Pork"Read the original story

    Oct 21, 2015 | FITSNews

    The first favor they expect in return? Keeping $120 million in "leftover" funding after state lawmakers appropriated $300 million for a harbor deepening project. This website supported that appropriation , although we've since come to discover that lawmakers and port leaders weren't entirely honest about the competitive advantage it is to provide.

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  17. South Carolina's MSM Ignoring Secret $1.6 Billion TaxRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2015 | FITSNews

    So in case you missed, it this website blew the whistle earlier this week on a secret $1.6 billion tax hike that's been levied for decades on all insurance policies issued in the Palmetto State. Actually, $1.6 billion is just the last fifteen years of the fleecing this scam goes all the way back to the 1930s.

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  18. Thad Viers Gets Three Years In JailRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2015 | FITSNews

    Former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers has been sentenced to 37 months in a federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $900,000 in restitution for his role in an insurance scam. Viers was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks on one money laundering count - which he pleaded guilty to back in April.

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  19. Charleston Mayor Race: Ginny Deerin Boast Big DollarsRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2015 | FITSNews

    Charleston, S.C. mayoral candidate Ginny Deerin says her campaign has taken the lead in fundraising for this November's election - raising an impressive $816,000 for this high-profile municipal race. According to Deerin's campaign , that puts her just ahead of the frontrunner for the post - fifth-term S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis , who has raised $807,000.

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  20. Taylor Brown: The State Newspaper's PC Scandal ReportingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | FITSNews

    Jamie Self , one of The State newspaper's beat reporters who covers the S.C. General Assembly, had an "investigative" piece on insider dealings between two legislators and the City. The legislators under her "investigation" were State Senator John Scott and S.C. Rep. Mia McLeod .

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