Another shooting in Five Points rattled the city and prompted USC president Harris Pastides to write a letter explaining steps the university is taking to keep students safe, including reinstituting shuttle service between Five Points and campus. The victim, who was shot in the leg following an argument, appears to be doing OK.
Columbia police and fire officials shut down four bars over the weekend and warned several others about overcrowding, The State reports.
The USC women's basketball team lost to UNC over the weekend, ending its run in the NCAA tournament. The team finishes its year with a final record of 29-5.
Filing ended Sunday for South Carolina elections. Among the surprises: attorney Joe McCulloch wants a piece of Rep. Kirkman Finlay again; former state representative and circuit judge Tom Ervin of Greenville will challenge Gov. Nikki Haley in the GOP primary; and state Sen. Brad Hutto will face Democrat Jay Stamper in a primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. Also, Morgan Bruce Reeves is running again on the United Citizens Party ticket, but that's not really a surprise.
Barring a few exceptions, today is the last day to sign up for Obamacare for 2014.
Irony: A 25-year-old man arrested for DUI over the weekend has a father who's a major supporter of Emma's Law, a pending bill that would increase breathalyzer-linked ignition lock requirement for those convicted of DUIs. Supporters of the law plan to rally at the State House Wednesday.
Whatcha doing this weekend? Oh, you know, just taking a Georgetown cop's cruiser and driving it to North Carolina.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
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.
Not Your Typical Greek Restaurant
Ariana’s in West Columbia serves up delicious all-natural, low carb dishes, as well as homemade bread and baklava. Come try the best salad dressing in town! Location info and hours here.
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
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
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com