Our team traveled across South Carolina this week chasing several stories – including a visit to the historic Williamsburg County courthouse in Kingstree, S.C. for a plea hearing tied to the ‘Murdaugh Murders’ crime and corruption saga.
In other news, our research director Jenn Wood dove deep into a story out of rural Richland County that continues to haunt a Midlands family – the May 16, 2020 death of 19-year-old Jaden Phillips. So much went wrong in this case it’s hard to know where to start … but Wood pulls at all the threads in the hopes of finding answers.
There was also a ton of political news to cover as a pair of South Carolina politicians – former governor Nikki Haley and junior U.S. senator Tim Scott – made their debuts on a Republican presidential debate stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Wednesday evening.
We may have additional updates on that story later today …
Timmons is gunning for a fourth term in Washington, D.C. in 2024, but the 38-year-old fortunate son is expected to face stiff opposition after pulling off an uninspiring GOP primary win in the spring of 2022.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR …
Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.
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