Friday, June 23, 2017

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Breaking news and analysis from our home state of South Carolina. Click on the links below to follow Palmetto State government and politics from a decidedly pro-free market, pro-taxpayer perspective ...
BIG DECISION COMING ... There's a major ruling coming out this week in connection with #ProbeGate - the ongoing criminal investigation into corruption in South Carolina state government. At a 9:30 a.m. EDT hearing on Friday at the Richland County, S.C. judicial...

Layoffs At Boeing SC

"THERE MAY BE MORE TO COME" Crony capitalist aircraft manufacturer Boeing is shedding as many as 200 workers from its North Charleston, South Carolina facility - citing the need to remain competitive against its top global aerospace rival, Airbus. The layoffs...

Behold, The Champion Oak

A GEORGETOWN ORIGINAL ... Every summer our founding editor Will Folks heads east to Pawleys Island, South Carolina with his growing brood for a few weeks of family vacation.  One of the most beautiful places in the Palmetto State - or...

SCDOT Shakeup

POWERFUL COMMISSIONER TO RESIGN ... One of South Carolina’s most powerful highway commissioners has decided to step down from his post, sources familiar with the situation tell FITSNews. Mike Wooten - whose tenure as chairman of the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT)...
MINORITY PARTY MAKING MOVES It hasn't been a good time to be a Democrat in South Carolina lately.  For decades after reconstruction, white Democrats ran the Palmetto State into the ground ... not unlike white "Republicans" are doing today. Dum Spiro...
BACKLOG AVOIDANCE ... We wrote recently that the administration of U.S. president Donald Trump needed to get going in naming a new U.S. attorney for the state of South Carolina. Beyond the teeming political corruption that exists within the Palmetto State, there are...

#SC01: Democrat Files

CAN HE "FLIP THE FIRST?" Eager to press their advantage following a (much) better-than-expected showing in South Carolina's fifth congressional district, Palmetto State Democrats have put forward a credible candidate in the state's first congressional district. Lowcountry attorney Joe Cunningham announced his...
GOP HANGS ON ... "Republican" Ralph Norman eked out a closer-than-expected special election victory over "Democrat" Archie Parnell in South Carolina's fifth congressional district on Tuesday evening. With all precincts reporting, Norman drew 44,889 votes - or 51.1 percent of ballots cast according...
GREENVILLE COP ARRESTED ... An off-duty Greenville, South Carolina sheriff's deputy has been charged with first degree criminal domestic violence - the second Upstate law enforcement officer to be accused of this felony charge in as many days. Herman William McDonald,...
FUNDING STILL LACKING ... Interstate 73 could soon become a reality in South Carolina after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a key permit for the costly construction project. Of course funding for the $2 billion highway remains elusive at...