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  1. Eleanor "Exotica" KitzmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | FITSNews

    S.C. governor Nikki Haley 's controversial choice to lead the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control - was spotted dining in downtown Columbia, S.C. this week. Kitzman - whose confirmation by the S.C. Senate faces an uphill battle - was seen enjoying a late lunch at Cantina 76 on Main Street.

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  2. Taylor: "@Gamecock.Snaps" Are A Bad IdeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | FITSNews

    The "hot new thing" for a number of young people/ college students in the Columbia, S.C. area is called "@gamecock.snaps." This is an account on Snapchat - a social media app that recently made headlines for "The Snappening" - to which people sent pictures taken from their smart phones.

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  3. Rick Perry's Latest SC Visit Didn't Go So WellRead the original story

    Wednesday | FITSNews

    Former Texas governor Rick Perry paid another visit to early-voting South Carolina this week in the hopes of bolstering his 2016 presidential aspirations . Not well Perry had a captive audience of some of the Palmetto State's most influential people when he addressed a S.C. House Republican Caucus event at City Art in downtown Columbia, S.C. on Tuesday evening.

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  4. SC Dems To Unveil Ethics AgendaRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | FITSNews

    South Carolina Democrats will be unveiling their blueprint for ethics reform this week at a press conference at the S.C. State House. "Governor Haley and many members of the Republican Party have been the example of what is wrong with our ethics laws, and she has failed to lead on this issue," S.C. Democratic Party chairman Jamie Harrison said.

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  5. Bose Unplugs From SCRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | FITSNews

    Less than twenty years after locating in the Palmetto State, Massachusetts-based Bose Corporation is pulling the plug on its South Carolina operation - costing the state 300 jobs. The audio equipment provider - best know for its state-of-the-art headphones - is shutting down its Blythewood, S.C. facility, which employed nearly 1,000 people as recently as a decade ago.

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  6. SLED Just Raided This HouseRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | FITSNews

    Sources at the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division have confirmed raiding a suburban Columbia, S.C. home this morning . The raid - which was launched at approximately 10:00 a.m. EST - targeted a brick home located at 155 Oleander Mill Way in The Summit neighborhood, which is located in Northeast Columbia.

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  7. Erik Bikas: Where Are They NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | FITSNews

    Former S.C. Rep. Erik Bikas didn't exactly distinguish himself during his brief stay in the S.C. House of Representatives. In fact the only reason we know his name is his failure to show up for work .

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  8. Petty. Little. Lawmakers.Read the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | FITSNews

    In years past, we've referred to the annual convening of the S.C. General Assembly as taxpayer-funded adult day care. How come? Well, because it works like this: Taxpayers give 170 thin-skinned, intellectually incurious, ethically challenged, special interest-fed lawmakers roughly $25 billion to spend each year - and in return they receive a shrinking workforce, anemic incomes, abysmal roads and the worst government-run school system in America.

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  9. Jenny Sanford Trashes Her ExRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | FITSNews

    By now you'd think former S.C. First Lady Jenny Sanford would realize the best way to impugn the integrity of her former husband - U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford - is to simply remain silent and let him continue making an ass of himself . The woman who turned "getting cheated on" into a cottage industry can't seem to leave well enough alone.

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  10. New SC Political/ Fashion Website LaunchingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | FITSNews

    "Our bloggers will keep you on trend and in the know with timely and fashionable posts," the website's Facebook page noted. For those of you educated in one of South Carolina's government-run schools, "Peplum" is derived from a Greek word meaning "tunic."

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  11. It's A (Duck Commander) CelebrationRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | FITSNews

    Can we just forget the 2014 University of South Carolina football season ever happened? Seriously it started with a nightmare and ended with the Gamecocks' first loss to Clemson since 2008 . Oh wait head coach Steve Spurrier 's tenth season in Columbia, S.C. didn't end with the loss to Clemson.

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  12. Event Alert: Curtis Loftis Inaugural ReceptionRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | FITSNews

    If you're attending South Carolina's quadrennial inaugural festivities in Columbia, S.C. this week, State Treasurer Curtis Loftis has an invitation for you Loftis will be hosting an inaugural reception in his office - and while we're not sure punch will be made available , it's a chance to thank one of the few guys in state government who has actually been true to his word when it comes to watching out for taxpayers. Anyway, Loftis' event will be held from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST in room 121 of the Wade Hampton building on the S.C. State House grounds.

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  13. Letter: On Grand Jury ReformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | FITSNews

    Dear Editor: I feel as though there are a few issues that have arisen this week that need to be further brought to you and your readers' attention. There is a potentially another major problem growing in the Palmetto State that if it is not corrected could have drastic consequences on the South Carolina political landscape for decades to come.

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  14. Event Alert: Birthright Of ColumbiaRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | FITSNews

    So our erstwhile columnist Taylor Brown wishes to inform our readers of an upcoming event involving Birthright of Columbia, S.C. - the organization she wrote of a few months ago in this column . A celebration of the group's 35th anniversary - the event will be held on January 17, 2015.

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  15. Illegal Chemical Dumping Scandal Set To BlowRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | FITSNews

    Back in August, this website picked up on some strange reports coming out of Lyman, S.C. - where state and federal officials raided the town's offices, seizing computers and other electronic equipment. "According to our sources, the investigation may have something to do with the ongoing probe into the illegal dumping of toxic chemicals in sewage systems along the Interstate 85 corridor in Charlotte, Spartanburg, Greenville and Lyman," we wrote .

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  16. Surprise! More Questionable SC EthicsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | FITSNews

    "Ethics" in South Carolina state government is well, let's just say we couldn't finish that sentence without laughing. The Palmetto State is one of America's most corrupt and least transparent states and a big reason is its self-policing legislative branch .

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  17. Memo: S.C. State Boondoggle Broke The LawRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | FITSNews

    Last month this website wrote a pair of articles discussing the latest taxpayer-subsidized bailout of S.C. State University - championed by S.C. Senate president Hugh Leatherman . In case you missed those stories, click HERE and HERE .

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  18. Nikki Haley Looks NationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | FITSNews

    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley swears she isn't angling for national office, but several recent maneuvers indicate she's looking to rekindle her declining national profile . Having been shut out of her bid to lead the Republican Governors Association, Haley is looking for other ways to make a national splash.

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  19. SC Dems Roll Out Big Government AgendaRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | FITSNews

    South Carolina Democrats want to legalize gambling to pay for roads, throw more money at the state's failed government-run school system, legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, establish minimum wage and equal pay laws and enact comprehensive ethics reform. At least that's according to their stated agenda for the 2015-16 legislative session - which commences in Columbia, S.C. on January 13. Now does anyone care what Democrats think? Of course not.

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  20. The Braves Are ComingRead the original story

    Monday Jan 5 | FITSNews

    The Atlanta Braves will be swinging through South Carolina later this month as part of the team's annual "Braves Country Caravan." According to a news release from the team, the caravan "gives fans the opportunity to interact with Braves players, coaches and broadcasters before the new season kicks off in April."

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