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  1. Letter: Want To Fix SC Roads? Sell Santee CooperRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | FITSNews

    It seems unbelievable that South Carolina should be struggling to come up with enough money to pay for road repairs; federally mandated educational improvements, and many other critical needs when the Palmetto State has one of the largest cash assets in the United States. Santee Cooper is a fantastic state asset.

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  2. Another Wreck Shuts Down SC InterstateRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | FITSNews

    Another accident involving a tractor trailer has shut down a major South Carolina thoroughfare. This time it's Interstate 26 in the South Carolina Lowcountry - specifically the road's mile marker 173 .

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  3. Top SC Dem Blasted For Hypocrisy On Gay IssueRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | FITSNews

    Days after the veteran Democratic lawmaker criticized Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney for a scheduled appearance before a social conservative group which opposes gay marriage, Swinney backed out of the event . According to the lawmaker's legislative biography, he's a board member at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia, S.C. And yes, Rutherford's church not only refuses to perform gay weddings - it teaches that homosexuality is a sin . 1 comment

  4. Mayorhood Tax Hike: All About Basketball BidRead the original story

    Thursday | FITSNews

    This website long ago left the high-tax haven of Columbia, S.C. behind for more hospitable economic climates, but we continue to keep tabs on various fiscal misdeeds in the Palmetto State's capital. The latest such misdeed? A $3.7 million annual tax hike being pushed by Columbia mayor Steve Benjamin .

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  5. Body Found On USC CampusRead the original story

    Thursday | FITSNews

    The body of an adult black male was found on the campus of the University of South Carolina early Thursday morning, law enforcement officials have confirmed to FITS. The deceased - who has yet to be identified - was found by USC campus police in "the vicinity" of the intersection of Blossom and Bull Streets in downtown Columbia, S.C. shortly after 5:00 a.m. EDT.

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  6. SC: "State Of Congestion"Read the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | FITSNews

    It's been a bad week for motorists in the Palmetto State and we're not just talking about ongoing efforts to raise their taxes . A pair of wrecks in Charleston and Columbia this week caused major disruptions in traffic - although thankfully no lives appear to have been lost in either accident.

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  7. Dabo Swinney Bails On Social Conservative GroupRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | FITSNews

    Last month this website reported on Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney 's decision to address a socially conservative organization. "Yet to be determined? Whether he will fly to the event a or just drive there really fast ," we wrote.

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  8. Unimpressive Candidates Announce For Vacated SC House SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | FITSNews

    Two candidates have announced their intention to seek the GOP nomination for the S.C. House of Representatives' seat vacated earlier this month by Nelson Hardwick - who is staring down a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment . Horry County councilman Tyler Servant - one of the names we previously referenced as a prospect for the post - formally announced his candidacy earlier this week, saying he was "overwhelmed by the number of folks in our community asking me to seek this office."

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  9. Event Calendar: Race For The CaseRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | FITSNews

    We're not sure how it happened, but this website has apparently become a go-to source for information about fitness events linked to worthwhile causes. Which is a good thing assuming you're interested in getting in better shape .

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  10. GOP Leaders: We Will Not Seat Nelson HardwickRead the original story

    Thursday May 14 | FITSNews

    Three ranking "Republicans" in the S.C. House of Representatives tell FITS they will not seat former lawmaker Nelson Hardwick in the event he runs for - and wins - the seat he abruptly vacated this week amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment. As exclusively reported by FITS earlier this week, Hardwick resigned after a female House staffer accused him of making unwanted sexual advances.

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  11. Jim Clyburn Linked To Notorious Housing BoondoggleRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | FITSNews

    A government-subsidized affordable housing boondoggle starring Columbia, S.C.'s scandal-scarred mayor Steve Benjamin - and a since-indicted trustee of the Palmetto State's worst-managed "higher educracy" - has now ensnared U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn . According to an expansive report prepared by Renee Dudley of Bloomberg , in late 2011 Clyburn got the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to grant a one-year extension to the notorious "Village at River's Edge."

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  12. SC "Angelman" Walk: Lend A HandRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | FITSNews

    So if you're not doing anything this Saturday morning , we'd like to put an event on your radar screen. It's the 2015 Angelman Syndrome Foundation South Carolina walk - and it's taking place on Saturday morning at Saluda Shoals Park just outside of Columbia, S.C. What is Angelman Syndrome ? According to the foundation's webpage , it's a "rare neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births."

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  13. Tom Davis: "Enough" Talk Of Gas Tax HikesRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | FITSNews

    One of South Carolina's few pro-free market legislators is bailing on a "compromise" plan aiming to trade immediate gas tax hikes with the promise of future income tax relief. Key details of the compromise - exclusively revealed by FITS last week - have shown the plan's gas tax increases to be perpetual in nature, and its income tax relief to be far from guaranteed.

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  14. More Trouble For The State NewspaperRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | FITSNews

    The State newspaper is staring down additional reductions in force, according to a story published by Corey Hutchins of the Columbia Journalism Review. Hutchins' story noted that "a number of entries disappeared from the paper's online listing of newsroom staff between Thursday and Friday" of last week - including features reporter Joey Holleman , education and religion reporter Carolyn Click , associate editor and editorial board member Warren Bolton , photojournalist Kim Kim Foster-Tobin , sports columnist Ron Morris , and sports writer Neil White .

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  15. Nikki Haley Gets Bible Lessons From State LawmakerRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | FITSNews

    One of the candidates actively contemplating a gubernatorial bid in 2018 has some advice for the current occupant of the office Nikki Haley . S.C. Rep. Tommy Pope - a "Republican" from York County - seemed to support Haley last weekend when she stepped up her war against members of the S.C. General Assembly during a speech before activists at the 2015 SCGOP convention.

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  16. Ammonia Leak On South Carolina CampusRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | FITSNews

    The Columbia, S.C. fire department is responding to a reported ammonia leak on the campus of the University of South Carolina. Several streets around the Swearingen Engineering Center - located at 300 Main Street - have been blocked off by fire department personnel and officers of the Columbia, S.C. police department.

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  17. Lawmakers Pressed On "Fix Our Roads" PromisesRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | FITSNews

    The dirty little secret in Columbia, S.C. is that there's plenty of money to fund the core functions of state government. Our "Republican" leaders just don't want to.

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  18. Nikki Haley Rips "Republicans" Including Her Allies In Tax FightRead the original story

    Saturday May 2 | FITSNews

    S.C. governor Nikki Haley blistered the "Republican-controlled" S.C. General Assembly at the 2015 SCGOP State Convention on Saturday, accusing them of betraying the ideals the party was founded on. In fact Haley said of the 106 GOP members of the S.C. General Assembly - only seventeen had been consistent conservatives .

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  19. SC Hospital DramaRead the original story

    Friday May 1 | FITSNews

    It's no secret Providence Hospital of Columbia, S.C. is looking for a buyer. In fact according to our sources, the facility - owned by the Ohio-based Sisters of Charity Health System - is reportedly on the market "due to the vagaries of Obamacare."

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  20. Obamacare "Shocker": State Exchanges In PerilRead the original story

    Friday May 1 | FITSNews

    While the U.S. Supreme Court mulls whether to strike down Obamacare taxes and subsidies in the thirty-four states which refused to establish state-run exchanges - there's trouble on the horizon for the other sixteen states . According to The Washington Post , "nearly half of the 17 insurance marketplaces set up by the states and the District under President Obama's health law are struggling financially."

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