Having gone on Charleston talk radio Monday and claimed that the public corruption complaints against him are part of a conspiracy to weaken Lowcountry influence at the State House, House Speaker Bobby Harrell is now distancing himself from that far-fetched theory, telling The Post and Courier it’s been pushed not by him but by other Charleston Republicans.
Upstate attorney Tom Ervin, who pulled out of the GOP gubernatorial primary to challenge Nikki Haley as an independent, is galling the hell out of party officials who want him to shed his “independent Republican” label. The State reports SCGOP Chairman Matt Moore saying his staff has contacted party-affiliated organizations to discourage them from hosting the insurgent, and party officials have tarred Ervin as a “closet Democrat.”
Everybody wants a piece of local meteorologist and climate change crusader Jim Gandy. First it's President Barack Obama, now The New York Times is all over his jock.
Speaking of climate change, its effects are getting closer to home, becoming less about drowning polar bears and more about violent storms, damaged crops and coastal erosion, which all come with hefty pricetags. The Greenville News looks at what we can expect here in South Carolina, and it ain’t pretty.
Columbia prosecutors have dropped charges against the Progressive Network’s “Truthful Tuesday” protesters, who were arrested in March for blocking access to the State House parking garage, while calling for South Carolina to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act so poor people can have access to health care.
Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson was set to explain his controversial suspension of the town clerk to council members Tuesday night, but, before he could do so, three of the four council members staged a walk-out, WIS reports. Wilson and the remaining council member carried on without them.
Columbia’s YMCA has entered into a contract to sell its historic Sumter Street building to nearby First Baptist Church, subject to the church’s approval, The State reports.
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!
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.
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.
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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U.S. Security Associates
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Currently seeking a friendly & detail-oriented individual for an Administrative Assistant/Data Entry Clerk position on our Administrative Office team. Primary responsibilities include: Data entry, process incoming & outgoing mail, good communication skills required. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com
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