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  1. Trey Gowdy Participating In Free Speech EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 19 | FITSNews

    U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy - a likely candidate for a judicial appointment in the incoming administration of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump - will participate in a forum on free speech in Greenville, S.C. this week. Gowdy will be joined at the event by CVA executive director Mark Lucas and Brandon Coleman , a whistleblower who exposed the plight of veterans at the embattled Phoenix, Arizona Veterans Affairs facility.


  2. Ex-Lawmaker Keeps Influential Infrastructure GigRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 19 | FITSNews

    Taxpayers who thought they were finally rid of one of the more fiscally reckless Republican leaders in the S.C. General Assembly should think again Former S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse - whose personal life has been all over the news this year - has retained his seat on the powerful S.C. State Transportation Infrastructure Bank , a glorified slush fund that has contributed mightily to the ongoing mis-prioritization of highway resources in the Palmetto State. Technically Limehouse lost his seat to new S.C. House majority leader Gary Simrill - but he was awarded another seat belonging to a politically-connected Greenville, S.C. developer whose term was expiring.


  3. It's About To Get ColdRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | FITSNews

    Winter doesn't officially begin until December 21, but a massive winter storm front is making its way across the country this week. The storm - dubbed "Caly" - will begin its march across the United States today.


  4. Establishment Republicans Rally Around Alan WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | FITSNews

    Embattled S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson is continuing to outperform expectations on the campaign trail - even though he is now unlikely to run for governor of South Carolina in 2018. Nonetheless, Wilson was the guest of honor at a major Upstate, S.C. fundraiser hosted by former S.C. Republican Party chairwoman Karen Floyd this week.


  5. Morning Mailbag: October 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | FITSNews

    Earlier this month we launched a new feature entitled " the mailbag " in the hopes of ramping up the interaction on our website. Because let's face it listening to our founding editor Will Folks drone on and on about "core functions of government" can get old, can't it? All "mailbag" submissions are anonymous.


  6. Ned Sloan Speaks Out On "Roads Bill" LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | FITSNews

    Last week, we ran a post on a major lawsuit filed against S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas and lieutenant governor Henry McMaster over this year's so-called "Roads Bill." The suit - filed by Greenville, S.C. gadfly Ned Sloan - challenges the constitutionality of this $2.2 billion borrowing bill .


  7. Mailbag: October 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | FITSNews

    In case you missed it we've been publishing a new feature every few days called the "mailbag." Basically, it's an effort on our part to inject perspectives other than our own into this particular corner of the marketplace of ideas a and to enhance interaction with our readers.


  8. Donald Trump's Impressive SC Fundraising HaulRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | FITSNews

    With his campaign under siege from the Clintons, the media and liberal "Republicans," GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump needed some good news last week and he got it in South Carolina. Trump's campaign collected a whopping $1.5 million at a fundraiser held on Friday at the The Club at Longview in Waxhaw, North Carolina.


  9. Strip Club Justice: Greenville "God Cops" Drop More ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | FITSNews

    For the past two years this website has been chronicling the Upstate, S.C. "God Cops" and their war against the Platinum Plus strip club in Greenville, S.C. For those of you new to the drama, here's a recap: Police and prosecutors in the socially conservative city have been trying for years to shutter the Platinum Plus strip club . These efforts have included questionable government payouts to a private law firm and a dubious "undercover" operation - one in which inebriated Greenville County sheriff's deputies are alleged to have committed multiple sexual assaults against dancers.


  10. Greenville SC School Buses Heading Back - EmptyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | FITSNews

    At least half of the more than three hundred Greenville County, S.C. school buses dispatched to the South Carolina Lowcountry to assist in the Hurricane Matthew evacuation are heading back to the Palmetto Upstate. In fact we're told only nine riders requested transportation to the Upstate from the Charleston, S.C. area making this particular component of governor Nikki Haley 's mandatory evacuation quite the model of inefficiency.


  11. SC School Shooting: Six-Year-Old Dies, Family ForgivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2016 | FITSNews

    A six-year-old boy wounded in last week's school shooting in Townville, S.C. died on Saturday - but his family's compelling, forgiving response to the tragedy is evoking memories of how the Palmetto State responded positively to another fatal shooting. Doctors treating young Jacob Hall in Greenville, S.C. described the boy as a "tremendous fighter" but said that he was simply "unable to overcome the catastrophic blood loss and resulting cardiopulmonary arrest caused when the bullet hit his femoral artery," according to reporter Meghan Kinnard of the Associated Press.


  12. 2016 #SCHotLawyers: Lauren TaylorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2016 | FITSNews

    Last week we kicked off our annual " Hot Lawyer " competition for 2016 and the submissions have been steadily streaming in ever since. As we noted, this year's event is open to both male and female nominees - and we're happy to report our readers have risen to the challenge in both regards, commending several smokin' hot attorneys to our attention.


  13. Government Gun Grabbers Headed To GreenvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | FITSNews

    A panel of South Carolina Senators is traveling to Greenville, S.C. this week to solicit input "from interested persons about gun issues." "The committee will take a comprehensive look at gun issues in South Carolina and the committee is looking forward to receiving input from citizens across the state," said S.C. Senator Gerald Malloy , the chairman of the judiciary subcommittee.


  14. Greenville "God Cops" Ripped By Washington PostRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | FITSNews

    The Washington Post is now on the trail, seizing upon a report published in The Greenville News about another $80,000 of taxpayer money that's been devoted to this sanctimonious crusade. This particular pot of money was paid to Nelson Mullins law firm in connection with Upstate solicitor Walt Wilkins ' recent bid shutter the Platinum Plus strip club in Greenville, S.C. last spring.


  15. Clown Caper ContinuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | FITSNews

    As far as we can tell, there's absolutely no proof that a posse of creepy clowns has been using wads of cash to lure children into the woods next to a Section 8 housing complex in Greenville, S.C. Nonetheless, this is the third article we've written on this subject , so the saga is clearly still on people's radar. Not really unless of course your idea of destination marketing involves creepy clowns that try to lure children into the woods.


  16. SC Ghetto Clowns Go ViralRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2016 | FITSNews

    Reports of clowns in South Carolina attempting to lure children into the woods using wads of cash and green laser lights have gone viral even though there's no evidence yet to suggest these elusive stalkers actually exist. The clowns are said to be congregating in the woods near Fleetwood Manor - a Section 8 housing complex located in Greenville, S.C. Children at the complex first reported seeing the clowns last Sunday - and Greenville County, S.C. sheriff's deputies have taken a break from other endeavors to step up their patrols in the area.


  17. Beware The ClownsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | FITSNews

    Police in Greenville, S.C. are patrolling a low-income apartment complex after residents complained that men dressed as clowns were attempting to lure children into the woods. According to WSPA TV 7 , the clowns were spotted near the low-income Fleetwood Manor complex beginning last Sunday.


  18. Complaints Coming Against Greenville "God Cops"Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2016 | FITSNews

    The tables could soon be turning on law enforcement agents who spent tens of thousands of dollars getting drunk and receiving lap dances at a Greenville, S.C. strip club - ostensibly as part of an ongoing effort by socially conservative prosecutor Walt Wilkins to shut down the business. We've written extensively about this situation , but the more we dig the more disturbing this situation becomes.


  19. More On "God Cops" War Against Greenville Strip ClubRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | FITSNews

    The taxpayer-funded entrapment of dancers at at Upstate, S.C. strip club was far worse - and far more costly - than it has been portrayed in court, sources familiar with the situation tell us. According to prosecutors, law enforcement officers spent $26,000 on multiple visits to Platinum Plus - a strip club located in Greenville, S.C. Upstate solicitor Walt Wilkins targeted this club for closure last year - and the Greenville County sheriff's office conducted multiple " raids " against it in an effort to shut it down.


  20. Upstate God Cops "Make It Rain" In Champagne RoomRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | FITSNews

    We've written previously about Upstate solicitor Walt Wilkins ' "God Squad" and its efforts to shut down a strip club in Greenville, S.C. As supporters of liberty and commerce, we opposed Wilkins' sanctimonious "law enforcement" campaign - referring to him as "a panderer who believes he has the right to sit in judgment of those who choose to spend their time and money on leisure activities he believes are immoral." Of course authorities in the Upstate spent plenty of taxpayer time - and taxpayer money - trying to bring down Platinum Plus and its employees.


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