Will Boeing's Charleston plant unionize? That's the hope of the International Association of Machinists, which opened an office in North Charleston on March 14. “I think the workers there will come to understand the value of a union, when they’re putting together an airplane and making less money than counterparts who are making the same airplane model in Puget Sound," union president Tom Buffenbarger told the Puget Sound Business Journal. The union's office is a mile away from the plant and has five employees.
The City of Columbia has named William "Skip" Holbrook as new police chief. Holbrook, who most recently was police chief of Huntington, W. Va., steps into a politically charged situation marked by turmoil during the search for a chief and controversy over allegations surrounding the past two chiefs.
State Circuit Judge Robert Hood announced a Friday morning hearing in the ethics case of S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell. The high-profile case has drawn increased attention after The State reported that Harrell's attorneys had wanted a secret hearing in an effort to have state Attorney General Alan Wilson removed from the case.
The S.C. Senate Medical Affairs Committee approved a bill to allow the use of cannabis oil to treat epilepsy in children, The Associated Press reported, but supporters say the action taken — which would only allow the use of the oil in very limited clinical trials — is too narrow to help in most cases. "This is South Carolina, and we take baby steps," said Sen. Brad Hutto, an Orangeburg Democrat.
Under a bill passed by a state House subcommittee, drivers convicted of driving with an alcohol level of 0.15 or higher would be required to have ignition locks placed on their car; the special locks contain a breathalyzer that would keep drivers from starting their car if it detects alcohol. The subcommittee weakened the original bill, which called for ignition locks on anyone arrested (but not necessarily convicted) with a level of 0.12 or higher. The bill is called Emma's Law after a 6-year-old girl who was killed by a drunk driver.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com