It's March and the elections aren't until November, but that hasn't stopped some South Carolina Democrats from dropping out of statewide races. Rick Wade dropped his bid to challenge GOP U.S. Sen. Tim Scott yesterday, one day after state Rep. Mike Anthony dropped out of the race for superintendent of education.
Frank Martin, coach of the USC men's basketball team, received a one-game suspension after an incident of him yelling at a player went viral. Patrick Wall has more on the story on the Side Line blog.
The S.C. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case involving DHEC and its suspension of the certificate of need program, which requires hospitals to receive state approval before building certain facilities. DHEC dropped the program after Gov. Haley vetoed funding for it; the S.C. Hospital Association says the program is still part of state law and should be followed.
It's common knowledge that South Carolina needs to do a better job retaining and recruiting educated workers, but a new study from the University of South Carolina puts some numbers behind the concept: The state needs 70,540 more workers with four-year degrees and 44,010 more workers with two-year degrees between now and 2030. Cannabis oil could be used for epilepsy treatment under a bill proposed in the S.C. House.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: