The State’s Noelle Phillips keeps the revelations coming with another report on the FBI and SLED investigations into Columbia Police Department leadership. Sounds like interim Chief Ruben Santiago had trouble getting his story straight. Plus former chief Randy Scott was sleeping with subordinates.
The Post and Courier’s new State House correspondent Cynthia Roldan looks at an effort by Rep. Harold Mitchell to repeal South Carolina’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which has become a questionable legal defense for avoidable shooting casualties. Mitchell is trying to amend the law so that “Stand Your Ground” protections would apply only to a person on her property or at her place of business.
The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg) gives a thorough rundown of S.C. State University President Thomas Elzey’s trip to the State House yesterday, during which he had to field questions from lawmakers about his school’s financial woes while asking for $13.6 million to pay bills.
Daytona Beach cops say that the Berkeley County woman who drove her minivan into the Atlantic surf with her three children on Tuesday had been fretting over demons, according to The Associated Press. At least this isn’t quite Susan Smith all over again.
Former S.C. Superintendent of Education Jim Rex explains the circumstances that led him and then-Gov. Mark Sanford to sign on to now-controversial Common Core K-12 academic standards.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
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