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  1. Nuckles: SC Highway System Nation's 33rd Largest, Not FourthRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | FITSNews

    Senate president Hugh Leatherman and his allies in the S.C. General Assembly want to raise our gas tax 12 cents per gallon from 48th LOWEST in the nation to 22nd HIGHEST - higher even than neighboring Georgia . But, South Carolina only ranks 33rd in the nation in lane miles , so why do lawmakers want to raise the gas tax so high? Because lobbying groups like the S.C. Alliance to Fix our Roads , TRIP and the S.C. Department of Transportation have pounded into the voters' and legislators' brains for years that South Carolina has the "4th HIGHEST number of roads in the Nation and the 48th LOWEST gas tax" to maintain them with.

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  2. Pee Dee Losing 300 JobsRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2015 | FITSNews

    Three hundred jobs will be lost as a result of the decision, as the company announced plans to move the positions to Mexico and Texas. A year ago we reported on ESAB's decision to cut 65 positions - jobs which were also relocated to Mexico and Texas.

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  3. 2016 Candidate Linked To SC Job LossesRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | FITSNews

    In case you missed the news last week, Worthington Industries - a company which received generous "economic development" incentives from South Carolina taxpayers - announced its intention to shutter its Florence, S.C. facility. How many employees are we talking about? More than 300 - all of whom will be out of a job by September.

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  4. SC's Most Impotent Office Has Power?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | FITSNews

    The lieutenant governor's office in South Carolina is beyond impotent. Its occupant - "Republican" Henry McMaster - has two real functions: First, to preside over the State Senate , second to run the state's Office on Aging .

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  5. FBI's "Vice War" Returns To SCRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | FITSNews

    News out of Myrtle Beach, S.C. reveals a major, multi-state bust initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation . According to local news reports, seven people - including strip club owner Michael Rose - were arrested and charged with money laundering, drug trafficking and racketeering.

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  6. Nikki Haley's War With Lawmakers ContinuesRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | FITSNews

    After slamming the S.C. House of Representatives two weeks ago for supporting deficit spending, S.C. governor Nikki Haley turned her criticism to the S.C. Senate this week. Specifically, Haley blasted liberal S.C. Senate president Hugh Leatherman and liberal S.C. Senator Luke Rankin during a visit to Florence, S.C. During a speech to around five hundred people at the Florence Chamber of Commerce, Haley specifically singled out Leatherman and Rankin - both "former" Democrats - for opposing the ethics reform bill she's been championing.

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  7. SC House Candidate Has Major Tax IssuesRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2015 | FITSNews

    "I had a person who was not doing the best work with handling our books back then and I am very sure that we have since paid those taxes off," Hill told WBTW's Jana Jones last week. But the taxes haven't been paid off in fact FITS has been provided with a pile of tax information on Hill which would seem to indicate the tax issues facing his information technology firm Hillsouth are even worse than he's been letting on.

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  8. Sad Day for Sports FansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | FITSNews

    If you're a sports fan, surely you heard the sad news of Stuart Scott's passing this morning, at the age of 49. I won't eulogize him here, and FITS News doesn't really have an obituary section, but after hearing about this off and on all day I just felt the need to share. I recently claimed that I don't believe in New Year's resolutions.

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  9. Another Candidate Files For SC House SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | FITSNews

    According to Jones, his top three campaign issues will be restoring pubic trust in government, opposing tax hikes and "repairing roads and infrastructure" in the Pee Dee region of the state. Jones announcement did not articulate support or opposition to specific policies pursuant to those objectives, however it was full of populist rhetoric.

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  10. Sources: Leatherman Collapsed At Florence Museum Opening In OctoberRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | FITSNews

    Four months after he became the most powerful elected official South Carolina has seen in decades, S.C. Senate president Hugh Leatherman is said to have collapsed at the grand opening of one of his crowning pork barrel projects. The incident - which sources tell FITS occurred at the October 10 grand opening of the Florence County Museum - was kept under wraps thanks to the quick thinking of Leatherman's wife, Jean, who was able to get her husband away from the crowd prior to him reportedly fainting.

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  11. Jay Lucas: The New LeaderRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2014 | FITSNews

    South Carolina lawmakers - a predominantly self-serving lot who have done their level best to run the Palmetto State into a ditch for decades - will gather in the state capital of Columbia this week for a biannual organizational session. The purpose of this confab? To select leaders, assign members to committees and prepare for the onrush of legislation scheduled to make its way through the all-powerful legislative branch of state government beginning in January.

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  12. Now Ann Romney Is Weighing In On Vince Sheheen's "Whore-gate"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | FITSNews

    Ann Romney - wife of former "Republican" presidential nominee Mitt Romney - is furious with South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial nominee Vincent Sheheen for calling his GOP rival Nikki Haley a "whore." "When I first heard about it, it hit me right in my gut," Romney told CNN of Sheheen's recent gaffe.

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  13. Did Vincent Sheheen Just Call Nikki Haley A Whore?Read the original story

    Oct 24, 2014 | FITSNews

    S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen is catching fire for remarks made in Florence, S.C. in which he appears to call incumbent "Republican" Gov. Nikki Haley - his rival in the 2014 gubernatorial election - a "whore." "We're going to win this race because we want it more," Sheheen said.

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  14. T-Rav Appears On Ken Ard ShowRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | FITSNews

    On the same day he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend's hairdresser , independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel appeared on a radio show in Florence, S.C. hosted by former Palmetto State lieutenant governor Ken Ard . Ravenel got off to a very rocky start in the interview, but around the 4:50 mark he really hit his stride in discussing the fundamental problem with America's foreign policy.

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