Articles by: Jeffrey Sewell
This Bio Co-Authored by Will Folks, the now-infamous former spokesman for then South Carolina Governor and current Congressman Mark Sanford. Will Folks, is currently the principal of the well-read political blog FITSNews.com.

Statement from House Speaker Bobby Harrell

September 10, 2014 7:33 PM
Speaker Bobby Harrell

“I have said all along that I have never intentionally violated any law, and I still strongly believe that statement to be accurate.

“In no way have I ever benefited personally or financially from travel reimbursements from my campaign account. In fact, I have regularly used the privately raised funds from my campaign account to pay for official state travel instead of passing that cost along to taxpayers. Similarly, I have often used my own airplane, at no cost to the taxpayers, for official state travel when it would have been completely justifiable to have used the taxpayer-funded state plane instead. If over the course of four years, I mistakenly wrote down the wrong date on a handful of items, that is something that can easily be addressed.”

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NEWS RELEASE: S.C. Speaker Bobby Harrell Indicted

2:17 PM
NEWS RELEASE:  S.C. Speaker Bobby Harrell Indicted

Columbia, S.C. – September 10, 2014 – First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe announces that the Richland County Grand Jury indicted Robert W. Harrell, Jr., Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, today on nine charges. The nine indictments are for two counts of Misconduct in Office (statutory and common law), six counts of Using Campaign Funds for Personal Use, and one count of False Reporting Candidate Campaign Disclosures.

A bond hearing date has not been set. Mr. Harrell has been provided copies of his indictments but he will be allowed to formally accept service of the true billed indictments and attend his bond hearing on the same date. Once the date for service of the indictments and the bond hearing is set, the First Circuit Solicitor’s Office will provide ample notice to the media of the date and time.

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Press Release: College and University Openings

11:14 AM
Press Release: College and University Openings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2014

The Joint Legislative Committee to Screen Candidates for College and University Boards of Trustees is accepting LETTERS OF INTENT to begin screening and qualifying candidates for the following seats:

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Secretary of State Mark Hammond Invites Nominations for 2014 Angels

September 8, 2014 12:29 PM
Secretary of State Mark Hammond Invites Nominations for 2014 Angels

(Columbia, SC) – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that his office will accept nominations of charitable organizations for this year’s Angel awards.

Every year, the Secretary of State honors several charitable organizations as “Angels.” Specifically, the Secretary of State considers organizations which use at least 80 percent of their contributions for charitable services, have been in existence for three years or more, make good use of volunteer assistance, and do not rely heavily on government grants or grants from other organizations.

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Press Release: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Launches Kinship Care Initiative

September 2, 2014 12:48 PM
Press Release: Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina Launches Kinship Care Initiative

Press Release: (COLUMBIA, S.C., September 2, 2014) – The Sisters of Charity Foundation is pleased to announce the start of a Kinship Care Initiative in South Carolina.

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Investigator accuses N.C. Treasurer of cutting secret Wall Street deals

April 26, 2014 4:47 PM
Investigator accuses N.C. Treasurer of cutting secret Wall Street deals

Pension forensic investigator Edward Siedle says North Carolina state Treasurer Janet Cowell has entered into a number of secret Wall Street agreements in which $30 billion of state money is invested — an accusation marking the culmination of his months-long probe into the investment practices of the $87 billion state pension fund.

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