Leaders in the South Carolina General Assembly say they have the votes to pass a long debated government-restructuring bill, The State reports. The deal would abolish the Budget and Control Board and cede most state administration responsibilities to the governor’s office.
SLED is investigating South Carolina’s fourth online data security breach since 2012, The State reports. This one is at the Department of Employment and Workforce and involves the download of sensitive personal data for 4,000 South Carolinians.
State Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg), who happens to be U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham’s loudest primary opponent, has called for the impeachment of a federal judge in Utah who recently struck down that state’s same-sex marriage ban, Charleston City Paper reports.
State Rep. Andy Patrick, a Hilton Head Republican, has entered the race for state superintendent of education. He’s competing against Republican Gary Burgess of Pendleton and Democrats Montrio Belton of Fort Mill and Rep. Mike Anthony of Union for the office currently held by Republican Mick Zais, who is retiring at the end of his first term, The Island Packet reports.
Former Gamecock running back Kenny Miles issued a statement Wednesday, admitting the Nov. 4 incident, which he initially told police was an armed robbery gone awry actually, had been a suicide attempt. Miles says he’d been diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety, according to WOLO.
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Make your own beer and wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop, 736 St. Andrews Road. Click to find out how!
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: