Thursday, December 8, 2016

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STATE SENATOR WOULD BE "HONORED" TO ACCEPT POST ...  As the battle rages over South Carolina's looming executive succession, one State Senator is signaling his intentions regarding one of the offices in play. S.C. Senator Kevin Bryant said this week he is interested in...

SC Flood Food Stamp Freakout

OVER $10 MILLION? REALLY? There's a big story in the South Carolina legacy press this week from veteran reporter Tim Smith about an estimated $10 million worth of fraudulent food stamp payouts doled out in the aftermath of last year's...

#Probegate: Indictment Fever

BIG BUZZ SURROUNDING STATE HOUSE INVESTIGATION ... We've previously reported that indictments were imminent in an ongoing probe of alleged corruption at the S.C. State House.  And mainstream media outlets have confirmed this timetable. Will those charges come this week? According to...
JUDICIAL RACE IN CHAOS ... One of the three judges recently approved to stand for a legislative election to the S.C. Supreme Court has been booted from the ballot, sources tell FITS. S.C. chief administrative law judge Ralph King “Tripp” Anderson of...
ASSUMING HE GETS TO APPOINT ... It's not even clear yet whether S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster has the authority to name his replacement in the increasingly likely event he ascends to the Governor's Mansion of South Carolina early next year. In fact...
EXPLORING ANOTHER LAYER OF "ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT" CORRUPTION ...  This website has written repeatedly in opposition to corrupt taxpayer-subsidized "economic development" efforts.  We believe the shady interplay between government agencies, quasi-government "chambers of commerce" and connected special interests breeds corruption -...
IS THE PALMETTO STATE'S CONSTITUTION "RIGGED" FOR THOSE IN POWER?  S.C. Senate president Hugh Leatherman tightened his grip over the Palmetto State's all-powerful General Assembly the last time there was an executive branch reshuffling. Two years later, he's aiming to preserve his self-serving stranglehold...
HOPEFULLY HE WILL FILE A MOTION TO RETURN THIS CASE TO STATE COURT WHERE IT BELONGS ... A federal judge has ruled that confessed mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof can represent himself in his federal trial on murder and hate...
INVESTIGATION CLOSED DUE TO "LACK OF EVIDENCE" The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will not issue charges in connection with the infamous "Sexting Sheriff" scandal that rocked Laurens County this year. News of the agency's decision was first reported by...

Henry McMaster: Undefined

KEEPING AN OPEN MIND ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA'S NEXT GOVERNOR ... This website has weighed in critically on S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster in the past.  We don't think much of his intellectual capacity, ideological orientation, partisan affiliation or the political...