Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SC

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CONSPIRACY THEORIES ABOUND ... A former high-ranking official with the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) died suddenly this week - two months after he was indicted on corruption charges. The circumstances surrounding last Tuesday's death of Charles W. Shirley are not immediately...
$4.5 MILLION EXPENSE LATEST TAXPAYER COST ASSOCIATED WITH HOTEL PROJECT City leaders in Sumter, S.C. are putting their constituents on the hook for up to $4.5 million in borrowing costs associated with a new parking lot. Not only that, the parking facility...
CHARLESTON RACE EXPOSES LOOPHOLE, RAISES RED FLAGS ...  A fundraising invitation for a Lowcountry elected official is raising questions after the names of several prominent state lawmakers were intermingled with those of S.C. State House lobbyists. The event is for Charleston County, S.C....
MEMBERS IN THE DARK AS GOP BRACES FOR "NIGHTMARE SCENARIO" "Republican" members of the S.C. House of Representatives are panicking after more than two decades of GOP caucus financial records have been turned over to a Democratic prosecutor. They also tell...
"PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING TO TAKE A SHOT" It's always interesting to watch how people react to being in the spotlight - whether the attention was sought or thrust upon them. Some cower ... others threaten ... others embrace it. Then there are people...

Laurens County “Gym-Gate”

PUMPING .... IRON?  We don't know what we'd do without Laurens County, S.C. Seriously ... the amount of traffic we've managed to generate from this rural corner of South Carolina is on the verge of enabling us to put in that Espresso maker we've been...
GOP LEADERS VOW TO COOPERATE WITH INVESTIGATION ... Claiming they have "nothing to hide," several prominent "Republican" leaders in the S.C. House of Representatives have turned over more than twenty years of financial records to the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division...
MIKE FANNING UNDER THE MICROSCOPE ...  The sixteen-second YouTube clip is silent ... but it speaks volumes. Posted earlier this week, it had received just six views at the time it was forwarded to us by the woman who posted it.  Entitled...
WAIT ... WHAT? We're No. 1!!! We're No. 1!!! South Carolina doesn't get to say that often (unless we're talking about something terrible), but according to a new report from Reason Foundation, it's roads are ... No. 1 in America. "South Carolina ranks first...

#ProbeGate: Lawyering Up

MOVES, COUNTERMOVES IN SHADOW OF SCANDAL ... The S.C. House "Republican" Caucus has hired a powerful Democratic attorney to represent its interests as an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption within the GOP-controlled chamber ramps up. And not just any Democratic attorney, either...