Columbia City Council is not planning to take a second vote on the proposed minor-league baseball stadium this week. Last week, Mayor Steve Benjamin called for more civil, respectful city dialogue, and he's made that the theme of this week's meeting. Ironically, it's Benjamin who some colleagues say has made Council less civil. Mayoral attaché Michael Wukela told WIS the baseball vote could come as early as April 1.
Did you know the Midlands has an indoor football team? Well, it does now. The Capital City Revolt, the slated fifth member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, has not yet posted a roster or schedule — it won't actually start playing until 2015 — but it has posted pics of some sweet uniforms.
Parade Magazine has named Columbia's A'ja Wilson the Player of the Year. The high school basketball star, a Heathwood Hall senior, hasn't yet decided where she'll attend college.
An underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico "remains shuttered indefinitely a month after a mysterious radioactive leak stopped shipments from sites nationwide," the Greenville News reports, and that's thrown into doubt the fate of nuclear waste from the Savannah River Site that was supposed to be headed there.
The man who founded one of the groups tasked with rolling out school choice for kids with disabilities has a rocky financial history, according to The State's Jamie Self. In 2009, a couple sued Jeff Davis, of Palmetto Kids First, saying he misled them "on how $950,000 they invested in 2008 to buy stock in a bank would be used" ... "According to court proceedings, some of the couple’s money went to Davis’ business and personal expenses."
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.
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for more information.
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. Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
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Free Times is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter to assist in gathering material from advertisers, coordinating between the sales and production departments, and handling routine clerical tasks. Must be proficient on a Mac, able to conduct business via phone, email, text, Dropbox, social media platforms and face to face while under deadline in a fast-paced, sometimes distracting work environment. The position requires the ability to multitask, excellent oral and written communication skills, and solid experience in quickly learning new computer programs. This is a full time position with benefits. Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectation to 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
Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com