Jean Toal will continue as chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court following a narrow vote in the General Assembly yesterday, The Greenville Newsreports.
State Inspector General Patrick Maley is launching an investigation into S.C. State University’s messy finances, WIS reports. Maley hasn’t said what it is he’s looking for but his office typically investigates cases of suspected malfeasance.
Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, South Carolina’s two Republican senators, are coming out hard against Common Core, introducing a resolution denouncing the K-12 education standards that they claim states were coerced into adopting, The Statereports. At least seven other GOP senators have signed onto the measure.
Some anti-government extremists, so-called “sovereign citizens,” are being tried in federal court in Columbia this week for bilking their fellow ideologues through mail fraud, The Statereports. One of the accused has turned his skin permanently blue by drinking chemicals. It’s a hoot.
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.
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
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.
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!
$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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: