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.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 6-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
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.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
U.S. Security Associates
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F/T and P/T avail. Must have a clean driving record, organized and have a prof appearance. Please call for an interview or email resume to Kerry@crystalpool.com. Must 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. Call 803-865-1200
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