“The Wire?” Yes …

Yes, it’s back … We used to do a pseudo-daily wrap-up called “The Wire” in which we would take questions, comments and insults from our readers. Of course it’s a time consuming exercise, the sort of thing that’s really only feasible on a slow news day. Anyway, we’re back in…

Yes, it’s back …

We used to do a pseudo-daily wrap-up called “The Wire” in which we would take questions, comments and insults from our readers. Of course it’s a time consuming exercise, the sort of thing that’s really only feasible on a slow news day.

Anyway, we’re back in the saddle with another installment of “The Wire” because … well … it’s a slow news day. And while we can’t (and won’t) promise anything moving forward we do hope you enjoy today’s edition.

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To the wire …



You promised hot lawyers and have not delivered. I realize you are trying to clean up your site but please be a man of your word. People are waiting patiently.


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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Working on it … no excuses.




What is it with Greenwood, S.C.?

From The Index Journal: “The (S.C.) Ethics Commission’s dealings with Greenwood County Council continue to creep forward, as the agency has now sent notices of hearings to four current or former members and a formal dismissal order to a fifth. On Wednesday afternoon, Ethics Commission deputy director Cathy Hazelwood provided the Index-Journal with copies of notices of hearings for current Council members Gonza Bryant, Edith Childs and Robbie Templeton and former Councilman Patrick Moody.”


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Gonza? Gonza from Greenwood? He upta no good? Seriously though what is it with this town?




Dear Senator Sanford;

once again you and your co-workers have failed not only me but all of the American People. NOT ONE of you should be paid or go home until the current govt shut down has been resolved. It should have never have come to this. Everyone of you in congress should be REPLACED. Do your job so I can do mine. How do you expect us to pay or bills when we done even make enough as it is to live pay check to paycheck? Why doesnt President Obaman just declare a national emergency and automatically CANCEL the debt completley? then we wouldn’t be in this mess.


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Senator Sanford? Hmmm … tell us, do you prefer Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?




Hi Fitsnews! Just saw this article on WIS’s page. I wonder how effective Solicitor Dan Johnson will be in whitewashing this case for his boyz in The Lott Family (Richland County, S.C. Sheriff Leon Lott).

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, fix the comment section. Once the number of comments gets above a certain number (usually somewhere between fifteen and twenty or so) I cannot see the comments any longer. I have a MacBook Pro with Safari as browser. You guys are the only comment friendly site left in Columbia (maybe in SC) and it sucks that I cannot read your comments beyond a certain number. If you broke them up into pages such as some places used to, that might fix the problem.

Anyway, thanks for what you do and I hope you can make hay with the newest chapter to the Corruption at Columbia PD.


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Pretty funny that this guy is going to investigate anybody. That’s the problem in a state where literally everybody in charge is crooked, though …




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kirby October 4, 2013 at 3:52 pm

SLED seems to have forgotten all about investigating Bobby Harrill and his compaign contributions and expenses. I’d like a new Cirrus SR22, should I run for office?

Truth seeker October 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm

SLED also forgot to investigate the lexington ring. Or is their way of helping the corrupt law enforcement and politicians.

Same ol' Same ol' October 4, 2013 at 11:22 pm

oh good god, y’all act like you’re surprised, or something. just get over it, it’s all done and under the rug now. if anybody gets the shaft it’ll be some lowly fall guy/gal somewhere. the big boys are above all that law stuff.

nitrat October 5, 2013 at 8:54 am

Did you see where they have backlog of 400+ child deaths they haven’t completed investigations on?
They can’t do anything.

tomstickler October 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm Reply
BillC123 October 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Brad Warthen is a huge douche. That is all.

Cindy R.S. October 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Brad Warthen is alive? Who knew. He has been irrelevant for a decade so no matter.

BillC123 October 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm

But he and his handful of faithful followers are solving the city’s problems over on his blog. Don’t bother commenting, he moderates posts from anyone outside his inner circle. For what it’s worth, I’ve learned that the Richland County and City of Columbia are in fine hands and the administrations are to be commended for their hard work.

Edgar October 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm

He also says that Jean Toal is honest and honorable and one of his favorite people. Good Catholics say stuff like that about each other. She is corrupt as the day is long and he knows it. What a loser.

BillC123 October 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm

90% of those in state legislature or in a city or county administrative role are considered “my good friend” by Brad Warthen. He’ll kiss the ass of anyone if they’ll let him hang around with them so he can pretend to stay in the political social rings around Columbia.

nitrat October 5, 2013 at 8:53 am

Despite the FACT not a one of his politician friends helped him find a job when he was unemployed, he was and is too narcissistic to realize they were just manipulating him into some positive spin when he was on the editorial page.

BrigidBernadette October 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm

USC bailed him out for a time, doing what I don’t know. I’m sure it was reported on here. He was replaced by Warren Bolton at The State, an even bigger dolt, all behind a paywall because they are going broke. Hah.

nitrat October 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

There are less than 10 of Brad’s ‘friends’.
Don’t you just wish they would just pick up the phone?

BillC123 October 5, 2013 at 11:32 am

And not one of the people on his blog are in any way in any kind of political position. I’ve read his blog on and off for years and not once have I seen one single post by “my good friend XXXX”. You have the transportation department guy (bud) who got his pee pee slapped for spending all day on the blog during business hours, you have Kathryn who is an unemployed lawyer who thinks she’s a Columbia community activist, but really just the nosey old lady in the neighborhood, Silence who I think is there just to throw some humor into the blog, and Doug who is the only person there who doesn’t proudly wear a Clinton/Pelosi for 2016 t-shirt and is the only person there who has any real common sense.

I wonder how those at ADCO where Brad works feel about him spending all day working on his personal blog and collecting a paycheck? I wonder if any of the others could get away with spending all day on FaceBook.

9" October 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Ya’ll, Shut Up! It’s The National Anthem.Please,stand:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dGjBweJtD8

9" October 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm Reply

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