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 …
WHERE THE HOT LAWYERS AT?
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.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Working on it … no excuses.
GREENWOOD, GREENWOOD: ALWAYS UP TA NO GOOD
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.”
Gonza? Gonza from Greenwood? He upta no good? Seriously though what is it with this town?
“SENATOR” MARK SANFORD GETS AN EARFUL
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.
Senator Sanford? Hmmm … tell us, do you prefer Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?
BLACK OPS AND THE “SOUL PATROL” REPORT
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.
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 …
PEOPLE ARE TWEETING
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) October 4, 2013
— Lauren Luxenburg (@LaurenC_Lux) October 4, 2013
I believe that every child should have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential. Which is why I will never be on #TeamWendy.
— Whitney Neal (@WhitneyNeal) October 3, 2013
I just called SCE&G to let them know I'll pay for blender electricity but not microwave electricity. Ridiculous that they won't negotiate.
— SC Legislator (@SCLegislator) October 4, 2013
“Been around the world and found that only stupid people are breeding …”