Follow-Up Files

HEALTH CARE DEAL REACHED || By FITSNEWS || A couple of items to update our readers on … Remember the big battle between BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BCBSSC) and Lexington Medical Center (LMC)?  Well, the swords have been put away. “BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Lexington Medical Center…


|| By FITSNEWS || A couple of items to update our readers on …

Remember the big battle between BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BCBSSC) and Lexington Medical Center (LMC)?  Well, the swords have been put away.

“BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Lexington Medical Center have reached agreement on their contract, which will keep the medical center, its affiliated physicians and its other health care providers in the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Preferred Blue (PPO) network,” a joint statement from the two entities released this week read. “There will be no interruption of in-network coverage.”

“Together, we agreed to work collaboratively to improve health care quality and patient outcomes while also reducing medical expenses,” the statement continued, adding “we apologize for any inconvenience caused by our earlier inability to reach agreement.”

Hmmmm …

Now the only question is what spawned the hostility?  We’ve heard several stories … although we’re not exactly sure of the relevance now that a deal has been struck.  Oh well, if something interesting comes of our inquiries, we’ll be sure to let you know …




An “incident” at the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC)’s maximum security facility in Bishopville, S.C. – news of which broke exclusively on FITS – has been brought under control.  According to agency officials, multiple inmates at Lee Correctional Institution attacked a corrections officer during a search  – prompting a massive response from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Seven inmates and two officers were injured during the fracas.

An investigation into the incident is currently underway …




Remember that letter to the editor we recently published from a Chapin, S.C. resident who was having all sorts of trouble with her local postal official?

Well there’s good news … Danni Bloom and her family are now not only receiving their mail again, but the postmaster in question has agreed to let them move their mailbox to a location where it’s safer for them to retrieve it each day.

Take a look …

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Excellent news!

Government isn’t just going to do the right thing, people.  You have to insist on it …


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CurtHypocriteLoftis February 28, 2015 at 2:37 pm

When Curtis Loftis ran for office in 2010 he promised the voters that he wouldn’t accept state health benefits because he already had great health care and wanted to be a good fiscal conservative. Since his inauguration he has accepted state health benefits (to the tune of almost $150,000 over 5 years) and has spent wildly. Campaign promises matter.

RHood2 February 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Umm, what the fuck are you on about? Nothing about Loftis here.

Butch February 28, 2015 at 7:31 pm

These losers post because Loftis has hit his target! He has tackled fraud, waste and abuse, lazy and incompetent state employees, and special interest groups. And he has hit them right between the eyes and in their wallets!
They are paying a local media company to post hateful stuff. A leader of one of the Koch Brothers organization hates loftis and he is posting.
The malcontents are after Loftis, and I that makes me like Loftis all the more.
A handful of losers have lost their minds and I love it!

lexy March 2, 2015 at 10:03 am

Speaking of Loftis, go see his brother Al at Al’s Upstairs Italian. The calimari diablo is mind blowing. Just sharing.

Rob February 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm

There are some hard core losers that are hard core Loftis haters. Pathetic really, but what can you do? Being a world class loser is a DNA thing.

Jake February 28, 2015 at 7:25 pm

The bible says: “The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness, and the end of his talk is evil madness.”

A liar and a deceiver is a fool. He sells his soul for pennies and his master profits. he is damned for his foolish choices.

The 3 or 4 anti-loftis posters make everything about Loftis because they are full of hate, envy and jealousy. They are lost souls.

Mom February 28, 2015 at 5:05 pm

The battle between BCBSSC and LMC further demonstrates the power insurance companies have over patients. I have elderly friends who were freaking out over this. Insurance companies are the reason, so many people are ready for socialized medicine. Insurance companies shot themselves in the foot.

Tired of Your Whining March 1, 2015 at 6:28 am

No, they are not. Health insurance is voluntary. Just don’t pay it, and deal with doctors and hospitals yourself. Oh, that’s right, you can’t do that now because of Obamacare.

People are ready for socialized medicine because they are socialist.

GrandTango February 28, 2015 at 6:01 pm

FITS: you need to decide if you’re going to try to be a Breaking News outlet…or a Liberal-Tarian (I HATE Everybody-I got ALL the answers) commentator.
This news is so old it’s got a picture of Hillary w/ a ‘McGovern Forever’ pin wrapped around it… Chappaquiddick is more Breaking than this…

Buz Martin February 28, 2015 at 6:55 pm

That’s not old. Old would be a picture of Hillary as a Young Republican.

GrandTango February 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Or FITS – w/ Sanford – at the Silver Elephant Banquet, kissing @$$#$ for GOP votes, from the people he gratuitously and perpetually attacks – w/ you – now…

Buz Martin February 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm

A note to pogo/Flipper/Sandi, a.k.a. “@Large” and “None of Us.”:

I got your snarky and vaguely “menacing” Birthday card, freak. Very cute. I’ve been in touch with one of the people you’re trying to convince me signed off on that. He agrees it came from you, and calls you a total lunatic. We had quite a cordial chat.

Give it up. NOBODY cares about the old, mostly erroneous smears you keep dredging up.

whoever I am in your sic mind February 28, 2015 at 8:10 pm

Boz I have NO idea what you are talking about.Never sent you anything.
Been traveling and clueless about what you are talking about.
You appear to be obsessed with me.Fuck off.

Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm

SUUUURE you didn’t.

The Eternal Darkness of the Diseased Mind = pogo the Sandi Flipper.

Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm

I just want to make sure that people understand what you are all about. You prattle on and on, in all your different IDs, about how you are supposedly stalked, harassed, hacked, etc. You acuse me and others of doing such. However, in reality, that is your own MO. Whether or not you would go to someone’s home, nobody knows. It is clear that you do something as intrusive as sending shitty messages via the US mail.

jim March 1, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Boz, I will repeat. I NEVER have sent you anything ‘via the US mail’ or via any other way-social media etc…the only communication I have had with you is on a couple of blogs.

I have no idea what you are doing,why you are making this false allegation or what your ‘end’ game is. I have always said I wish you no harm and always thought the banter back and forth was just pure politics and fun/games. I would say 99.9999% of my comments on FITS have had nothing to do with you. I have no idea where you live nor that you had a birthday. Just in the past week my wife and I have been in Florida for business/family reasons. Next week Arizona for the same. You are WRONG accusing me of this.

Do what ya got to do. Not a person on FITS I harbor hard feelings toward, including you. I have done nothing to you.You are LYING about the ‘shitty messages via the US mail’ being from ME if it actually happened. I certainly wouldn’t be happy about that either.

Never communicate with me again. My attorney’s name is Doug Fannin if you need something else from me. I don’t like this dangerous game you are apparently trying to perpetrate against me and my family and I don’t do well when I am threatened.

Time for me to leave FITS.

Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 5:07 pm


You always say this, but you never leave.

How can we miss you if you won’t go away?

I’ll contact Atty. Fanning with a list of your hundred dozen aliases, and ask him how I have managed to become a particular object of obsession for all of them. I will ask him whether or not all of your identities want to join in a class action suit against me for daring to defend myself against your lies, half-truths, gross exaggerations, half-truths and outright slander.

That should yield an interesting response, if that mouthpiece even exists.

Buz Martin March 1, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Follow up on the current hottest “You May Like” entry on this page,

“Emily Ratajkowski: The New Queen Of Summer”

Here’s the link:


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