The S.C. Board of Economic Advisors reported that state legislators have another $108 million in revenue they can spend. The money comes from a settlement with GlaxoSmithKline ($28 million) over its marketing of the drug Avandia and higher than expected lottery revenues ($80 million), according to The Associated Press.
Speaking of the lottery, The Associated Press reported earlier this week that some educators worry South Carolina's lottery-funded scholarships could be creating a perverse incentive, whereby high school students choose not to take the hardest classes for fear of losing their scholarships.
More than 240,000 South Carolina residents were still without power as of Friday morning, The Associated Press reported.
What are the roads looking like out there? So glad you asked: Here's the state Department of Transportation's rundown on conditions throughout South Carolina.
The University of South Carolina men's basketball team picked up a much-needed win against Vanderbilt. The team is 9-15 overall and 2-9 in the SEC.
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.
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: