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  1. Kenney Boone Set To Rage Against Florence County CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | FITSNews

    Unhinged Florence County, South Carolina sheriff Kenney Boone will make an appearance at this week's regularly scheduled meeting of Florence's county council, according to a published agenda. According to the document , Boone intends to address the issue of "raises for law enforcement officers" as well as "some ongoing concerns that he has with county council, the county administrator, county attorney and finance director."

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  2. Matrix: 10/31/2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | FITSNews

    It has been a while since we have done an installment of the Matrix , our catch-all collection of various and sundry news items One reason for the delay? We are currently in the process of erecting a new entity within the South Carolina marketplace of ideas, a portal we believe will work in concert with We conceived of this idea about a year ago, but haven't had the time to devote to it until recently Earlier this month a tragedy in Florence, S.C. befell deputies of the local sheriff's office and officers of the city police department . Two law enforcement officers died as a result of wounds they sustained during an ambush/ shootout involving a heavily armed suspect.

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  3. Florence County Jail Death Prompts (Another) Richland County InvestigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 20 | FITSNews

    An inmate at the Florence County, S.C. detention center died on Friday afternoon, deputies told reporter Tonya Brown of WPDE TV 15 . Not in this case, though.

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  4. Trafalgar Poll: Henry McMaster CruisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 | FITSNews

    South Carolina Republican governor Henry McMaster enjoys a decisive fourteen-point lead over his Democratic rival James Smith in the 2018 Palmetto State gubernatorial race. That's according to new polling from the Trafalgar Group - the firm of deadly accurate Atlanta, Georgia-based pollster and campaign strategist Robert Cahaly .

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  5. FBI Called To Florence Crime SceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 | FITSNews

    Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been called to a sprawling, suburban crime scene in Florence, South Carolina where a 74-year-old Vietnam veteran is alleged to have opened fire on law enforcement officers Wednesday afternoon.

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  6. Florence County Shooting: Suspect IdentifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 | FITSNews

    A 74-year-old Vietnam War veteran and disbarred lawyer has been identified as the primary suspect in a Florence, South Carolina shooting that left one police officer dead and seven people wounded on Wednesday. Frederick Thomas Hopkins is being held by local law enforcement in connection with the shooting, according to reporter Meg Kinnard of The Associated Press.

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  7. Kenney Boone: Holding Grudges During An Unspeakable TragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 | FITSNews

    Yesterday, a brave and beloved veteran police officer from the city of Florence, South Carolina lay dead of a gunshot wound to the head. Meanwhile three of his fellow officers - and three county sheriff deputies - lay wounded alongside him.

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  8. Deadly Shootout, Standoff In Florence SCRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | FITSNews

    State senate president Hugh Leatherman told reporters that one of the officers - a member of the city of Florence police department - died of his wounds. At least three other officers are in critical condition, sources familiar with the situation told us.

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  9. SC Attorney General Pushes To Extend Voting DeadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2018 | FITSNews

    South Carolina attorney general Alan Wilson is pushing to extend the Palmetto State's voting deadline by ten days in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence . According to Wilson, the extension is necessary because "thousands of South Carolina voters in the northeastern part of the state have been driven from their homes by the flooding" associated with the storm.

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  10. Hurricane Florence Flooding: Worst Yet To ComeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | FITSNews

    Less than three years after experiencing a so-called "1,000-year flood," South Carolina is once again poised to break records for rising water levels. Two weeks after Florence made landfall in North Carolina, the staggering amount of rainfall it dumped on the Tar Heel State is finally making its way through the Yadkin-Pee Dee basin, which runs for 450 miles from its headwaters in Blowing Rock, N.C. all the way to the port of Georgetown, S.C. Rivers which have been swollen for days are just now beginning to crest, with the massive wall of water imperiling numerous communities in Horry and Georgetown counties.

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  11. More Sexual Assault Humor From Palmetto PoliticiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | FITSNews

    It looks like U.S. congressman Ralph Norman isn't the only elected official in South Carolina looking to launch a comedy career According to reporter Briana Rivas of WPDE TV 15 , Horry County school board member Sherrie Todd is being asked to give up her seat after re-posting a Facebook joke similar to the one Norman told this week during a debate in the Palmetto State's fifth congressional district. "Did y'all hear this latest late-breaking news on the Kavanaugh hearings?" Norman asked attendees at a Kiwanis Club gathering in Rock Hill, S.C. this week, referring to the contentious U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings for judge Brett Kavanaugh .

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  12. Interstate 95 Shut Down AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | FITSNews

    South Carolina's Department of Transportation ordered Interstate 95 in Florence County closed at around 6:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday evening - hours after this news outlet sounded the alarm about rising flood waters spilling over the banks of the Great Pee Dee River. The closure affected all lanes of the Interstate at mile marker 175 - just northeast of Florence, S.C. There is no timetable for the road to be reopened.

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  13. Hurricane Florence: Game TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | FITSNews

    The monster storm - which briefly flirted with category five status on its march across the Atlantic - was located around 170 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina as of 8:00 a.m. EDT Thursday. Landfall on the coastline of the Tar Heel State is imminent.

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  14. Hurricane Florence: South Carolina Still In Danger ZoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | FITSNews

    The latest projections for Hurricane Florence show this potentially devastating tropical system drawing a bead on Wilmington, North Carolina - however all 187 miles of South Carolina's coastline remain inside the storm's five-day forecast bubble. That means the Palmetto State is still very much in the danger zone for a direct hit from this storm - which is forecasted to begin undergoing "rapid intensification" this week as it churns toward a late Thursday or early Friday morning arrival on the east coast as a major hurricane.

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  15. Alan Wilson Implements SC Anti-Price Gouging LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | FITSNews

    As Hurricane Florence stalks the east coast of the United States, South Carolina attorney general Alan Wilson is taking steps to ensure that consumers in the Palmetto State are protected from price gouging in the run-up and aftermath of this potentially devastating meteorological event. "With the possibility that Tropical Storm Florence could make landfall in South Carolina, likely as a hurricane, our people have already started making preparations," Wilson said.

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  16. What In The Hell, Kenney Boone?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | FITSNews

    Last fall this news outlet reported exclusively on some unfortunate news involving Florence County, South Carolina sheriff Kenney Boone - namely his stint in a North Carolina rehabilitation facility for an addiction to alcohol. We tried to handle Boone's situation with as much delicacy and respect as we could muster, and judging by the response we have received from many of our readers in Florence - our coverage hit the mark .

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  17. Kenney Boone Saga: A Taxpayer-Funded Vacation?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | FITSNews

    The unspooling soap opera that is the life of Florence County, South Carolina sheriff Kenney Boone is getting picked up by a much wider audience this week. On Tuesday, this news outlet exclusively obtained a pair of threatening voicemails left by Boone for Florence County finance director Kevin Yokim .

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  18. Raising Kids? Don't Come To South CarolinaRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2018 | FITSNews

    A list of the twenty-five worst cities in America to raise children has been released and South Carolina made not one, not two, but three appearances. Surprised? Don't be this is just another embarrassing outcome produced by a "Republican-controlled" state government that keeps dumping more money into the same failed solutions.

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  19. Kenney Boone Is Getting BaptizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | FITSNews

    Florence County, South Carolina sheriff Kenney Boone will receive the sacrament of baptism in two weeks' time - just days before he is scheduled to wed his fiancA e, Anna Hovey . Arrangements for both religious services remain in the works, but the couple's wedding date has reportedly been set for August 18. Boone and Hovey have dated on-and-off for several years, with their relationship first crossing our radar in May of 2016 as Boone campaigned successfully for a fourth term as sheriff.

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  20. Florence SC Sheriff Drama: Multiple Investigations UnderwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | FITSNews

    The chaotic situation surrounding Florence County, South Carolina sheriff Kenney Boone is about to get crazier to the extent that's possible. When we last tuned in to this unspooling soap opera, the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division had deferred its investigation into death threats allegedly made against Boone to detectives of the Richland County sheriff's department .

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