Councilman Cameron Runyan joined the mayor and two of his Columbia City Council colleagues in penning an op-ed in Sunday's edition of The State saying they intend to vote for a controversial minor-league baseball stadium at Bull Street. Runyan's public announcement appears to close the book on months of uncertainty about how he might vote. The final vote is Tuesday night.
Chesterfield County's sheriff goes on trial Monday for allegedly giving away guns and giving inmates extra privileges, among other things — and he's one of seven rural South Carolina sheriffs prosecuted over the last four years. Some sheriffs tell the Associated Press they feel they're facing too much scrutiny from law enforcement lately.
Harris Pastides, president of the University of South Carolina, is a nominee for the board of directors of Georgia-based Synovus Financial Corp., which owns the National Bank of South Carolina, NBSC, the Post and Courier reports.
South Carolina's Department of Education is withdrawing from a consortium that is developing tests for the Common Core standards, according to Education Week. After having begun to implement the national standards, state leaders are beginning to draw back from them, and the Legislature is working on a compromise bill that would require the state to withdraw from the consortium anyway.
Former Rep. Barney Frank is in Columbia today. He speaks at a fundraiser for South Carolina Equality, and also gives a public talk at USC on the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law that bears his name.
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.
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.
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.
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