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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com