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  1. We Thought The Kincannons Were Split Up?Read the original story

    Friday | FITSNews

    For those of you who haven't been following the drama involving former S.C. "Republican" party executive director and social media firebrand Todd Kincannon , it's been all sorts of "cray cray." When last we checked in, the prominent local attorney was appearing in court on criminal domestic violence charges related to a bizarre incident last month.

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  2. Bob Coble Undergoes SurgeryRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | FITSNews

    Former Columbia, S.C. mayor Bob Coble underwent surgery after experiencing a heart attack at the S.C. State House earlier this week - confirming our initial reporting . Coble had emergency bypass surgery on Thursday morning at Providence Hospital in downtown Columbia, S.C. to address several blockages.

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  3. Sources: Columbia SC Baseball Stadium "Way" Over BudgetRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | FITSNews

    This website weighed in repeatedly against the government subsidization of a private developer's downtown Columbia, S.C. "revitalization" project : But government didn't listen We also weighed in repeatedly against the government subsidization of a private baseball stadium proposed within this broader renovation project but again: Government didn't listen. The stadium was originally supposed to cost $35 million - but before construction even began its price tag had jumped to $37 million .

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  4. Former Columbia Mayor, Top SC Lobbyist HospitalizedRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | FITSNews

    Former Columbia, S.C. mayor Bob Coble was taken from the S.C. State House complex on a stretcher this afternoon. A physician who was at the S.C. State House as the "Doctor of the Day" treated Coble prior to the arrival of paramedics - who took him to nearby Providence Hospital in downtown Columbia, S.C. Obviously we don't agree with Coble on very much politically, but he's an incredibly nice guy who has always been exceedingly kind to us .

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  5. Ben Carson To Address Balanced Budget Amendment On SC StopRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | FITSNews

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson will be in Columbia, S.C. this week to address the need for a balanced budget amendment at the federal level. "Dr. Carson believes strongly that a balanced budget amendment is necessary to control federal spending," a release from Carson's presidential exploratory committee noted.

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  6. Chicken Caper Solved?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | FITSNews

    It's been a busy, crazy week in the Palmetto State, so you'll forgive us for missing this update earlier in the week According to reporter Colby Gallagher of WLTX TV 19 , sheriff's deputies in Clarendon County, S.C. have solved the great chicken caper . Deputies arrested James Laverne Lowery earlier this week on twelve criminal counts related to the killing of more than 300,000 chickens being raised for Pilgrim's Pride - a Greeley, Colorado-based company owned by Brazilian food giant JBS.

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  7. Coroner Confirms Cause Of USC Student's DeathRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | FITSNews

    Richland County coroner Gary Watts has confirmed excessive alcohol consumption led to the untimely death of University of South Carolina freshman Charlie Terreni, Jr. last month. Terreni's body was found at an off-campus home reportedly affiliated with the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

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  8. West Columbia Wants A Drive-InRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | FITSNews

    A group of citizens in West Columbia, S.C. want a drive-in movie theater - but local officials are allegedly "dragging their feet" on the project. According to a petition filed on Change.org, the proposed theater "would bring 35-40 jobs to the area and thousands of dollars in tax revenue as well as a classic way to spend family time in the Midlands."

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  9. Pacific Super Typhoon: Lend A HandRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 4 | FITSNews

    Since 1989, South Carolina has been spared the fury of a direct landfall from a major hurricane. Even if some politicians don't get what that means But the Palmetto State remains perpetually at risk each year and in the event a major storm were to strike, we'd want people to help us .

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  10. Todd Kincannon: Ex-GOP Official Vowed To Make His Wife "Very F*cking Sorry"Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 1 | FITSNews

    Specifically, Lexington police responded to a bizarre incident in which he is accused of threatening Griffith and physically grabbing her so as to prevent her from escaping his vehicle. According to a police report, Kincannon - whose deliberately provocative social media presence has made him a pariah to the far left - also made threats to kill himself, Griffith and her family.

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  11. West Columbia Cop Shot In The HeadRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 31 | FITSNews

    A West Columbia, S.C. police officer was shot in the head on Tuesday afternoon attempting to serve a bench warrant. The officer - whose identity has yet to be released - was attempting to serve the warrant at the Hudson Street home of 51-year-old William Kernnon at around 2:00 p.m. EDT when he was shot in the head.

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  12. Todd Kincannon's "Crisis Management"Read the original story

    Monday Mar 30 | FITSNews

    Less than twenty-four hours after being involved in this bizarre incident with his wife , former S.C. "Republican" party official Todd Kincannon was observed blowing off some steam with another woman in the vista district of downtown Columbia, S.C. The self-described "honey badger of American politics" was spied at the upscale Motor Supply Co. restaurant on Gervais Street shortly after 10:00 p.m. EDT on Friday evening.

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  13. Controversial Ex-SCGOP Official's Domestic Dispute Goes ViralRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | FITSNews

    Todd Kincannon - a former South Carolina "Republican" party official who brands himself as "the honey badger of American politics" - is making national news again. Only this time it's for something other than his controversial social media pronouncements The prominent Columbia, S.C. attorney - whose deliberately provocative tweets have inflamed America's liberal intelligentsia - was involved in a domestic incident on Thursday evening with his wife, Ashely Suzanne Griffith .

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  14. Nikki Haley's Nephron Debacle: Allegations Ramp UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | FITSNews

    Last October, this website published a sprawling exclusive on the status of Nephron Pharmaceuticals - one of S.C. governor Nikki Haley 's crowning crony capitalist "achievements." The company - which received millions in taxpayer-funded incentives - built a gleaming new facility in West Columbia, S.C., where its leaders vowed to create 707 new positions .

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  15. Nikki Haley Was TransparentRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | FITSNews

    S.C. governor Nikki Haley campaigned on government transparency back in 2010 then proceeded to have the most opaque first term in office in Palmetto history. Well guess what Haley was transparent about something this week .

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  16. TV Station In Crosshairs Of Child Welfare WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | FITSNews

    Most local television stations in South Carolina are utterly worthless unless of course you're looking for regurgitated, left-of-center talking points spoon fed straight from government bureaucracies and powerful corporate interests. We've chronicled the worthlessness of the Palmetto State's legacy media establishment again and again and again and again .

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  17. Why Rick Santorum's "Holy War" Sells In SCRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | FITSNews

    We recently addressed former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum 's patently insane " Jesus H. Warmonger " approach to American foreign policy which is basically to take the demonstrably failed doctrine of global interventionism and throw in some Christianity for good measure. Santorum's hope? That he hits the "sweet spot" with pro-military, evangelical voters who hold disproportionate sway in early-voting states like South Carolina - which will host the "First in the South" presidential primary next year.

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  18. Dead South Carolina Fraternity Student IdentifiedRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | FITSNews

    Richland County officials have identified the 18-year-old University of South Carolina fraternity student who died this week as Charlie Terreni, Jr. - a Columbia, S.C. native . FITS was provided with Terreni's name shortly after the first wave of news reports hit, but we declined to publish it .

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  19. S.C. State Almost Had Its Power Turned OffRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | FITSNews

    S.C. State University 's chronic fiscal woes nearly resulted in the school having its power disconnected, a new report from The Times and Democrat reveals. According to documents obtained by the paper via the state's Freedom of Information Act laws, SCSU was warned by the Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities on February 16 that its "now delinquent and subject to disconnection."

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  20. Another South Carolina Fraternity DeathRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | FITSNews

    It's been a tragic academic year for fraternities in the Palmetto State and it's not even Spring Break yet. The latest bad news? According to multiple Columbia, S.C. media reports, an 18-year-old member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of South Carolina was found dead at a home a few blocks off campus.

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