The controversial proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium on Bull Street cleared its first major hurdle last night, as City Council approved a licensing agreement between the city and Hardball Capital with a 4 to 3 vote.
State senators on a panel charged with investigating allegations of malfeasance at the South Carolina Retirement Systems Investment Commission have apologized to its chairman, having cleared him of any ethical violations, according to The Greenville News. Hard feelings and accusations between Treasurer Curtis Loftis and RSIC Chairman Reynolds Williams have roiled the commission for years now.
Politico Magazine takes a thorough look at Tea Party hero Jim DeMint’s exercise in losing friends and influence over at the Heritage Foundation.
The Statereports that two large companies, tech-giant IBM and construction firm Fluor, are looking to lease office space in a building planned for USC’s Innovista research campus.
The Post and Courier beats up on the debut of Southern Charm, a new reality TV show set in Charleston featuring disgraced political scion Thomas Ravenel and a passel of posturing dilettantes. Unintentionally hilarious quote from the show: “When I got out of prison, I was listless and I found polo.” – T-Rav
In related nonsense, T-Rav’s camp is teasing The Post and Courier about him launching a possible third-party bid against Sen. Lindsey Graham, should Graham clinch the GOP nomination. Sounds more like Ravenel is already jockeying for a reality TV spin-off.
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.
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Learn and hone audition skills, monologues, and scenes from Shakespeare and modern works! Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.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 two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
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Pool Cleaning-Full and part time available. Must have a clean driving record, be organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00 per hr, please call for an interview, please bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Cal 803-865-1200
Company seeking carpenters, plumbers, masons work is year around with a 40 year old company. Starting pay is $10.00 but experienced individuals will be compensated accordingly. Must have a clean driving record and must bring a copy of your driving record to the interview. Please call 803-865-1200.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com