Rep. Mark Sanford has been accused by ex-wife Jenny Sanford of once again violating the terms of his divorce agreement, the Post and Courier reported over the weekend. The specific details were redacted by the judge, but a spokesman told the paper it has to do with a “private real estate matter” involving Mark Sanford's family farm.
Travelers beware: The North Carolina Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans to add toll lanes on I-77 through Charlotte.
Two of three X-ray scanners at Columbia Metropolitan Airport went down this morning, backing up the usually manageable security lines. The airport advised people to allow up to an hour to pass through security. The scanners are now working again.
It's unclear how South Carolina students will be tested next year, The State reports. Schools were on track to adopt math and reading proficiency tests mandated under the national Common Core standards. However, S.C. House lawmakers just voted overwhelmingly to withdraw the state from the Common Core consortium designing those tests, and a similar bill is pending in the Senate. (Radical concept: Why not skip testing for a year and just focus on learning? Nah.)
Molly Spearman leads fundraising in the S.C. Superintendent of Education race. The candidate is executive director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.
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.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
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.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
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