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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Democratic Party released this statement from Chairman Jaime Harrison following the investigation and resignation of Sen. Robert Ford: "Today marks a sad chapter for our state and the legacy of Sen. Robert Ford.  Throughout...

Gwen Rawls: Shoe Maven

We were recently turned on (and we mean turned on) to Gwen Rawls Shoes, an Italian shoe boutique located just around the corner from our founding editor's home in downtown Columbia, S.C. Now in the immortal words of Sir Mix-A-Lot,...

Hello, Irina

We weren't in Mother Russia during the Great Patriotic War - and neither was Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Irina Shayk. But if this 27-year-old bombshell from Yemanzhelinsk, Russia is any indication, we see why Stalin's boys fought and died...
Lowcountry lawyer Marlon Kimpson - an attorney with the Charleston, S.C.-based mass tort firm of Motley Rice - will seek the State Senate seat vacated this week by Robert Ford, who resigned amid a probe into multiple alleged campaign...
The Village at River’s Edge - a government-subsidized affordable housing boondoggle featuring Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin as one of its key partners - will be sold at auction next month after being foreclosed upon this week. The official foreclosure...
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley scored a minor political victory when the "ethics reform" legislation she's championing (with a jaw-dropping abundance of hypocrisy) scored a coveted "special order" slot on the calendar of the S.C. Senate. What does that mean? It's...
A Midlands, South Carolina television station is in a major bind after promising circus tickets to hundreds of contest "winners." WLTX TV 19 (CBS - Columbia, S.C.) recently announced a "text to win" competition offering one lucky winner four tickets...

Robert Ford To Resign

Embattled S.C. Sen. Robert Ford (D-Charleston) will resign his seat in the State Senate, multiple sources familiar with his thinking tell FITS. Ford's resignation is expected to be announced Friday by his attorney, with a formal letter submitted shortly thereafter. The...
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Dear Editor, All of us believe that preparing children for school is a great idea; the problem, in the case of the S.C. First Steps to School Readiness program (a.k.a. "First Steps"), is the fact that we should expect it to actually...
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