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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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: email@example.com.
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