The S.C. Supreme Court agreed to take up Attorney General Alan Wilson’s appeal of a ruling that said he has no authority to investigate whether House Speaker Bobby Harrell misused campaign funds and leveraged his office for personal gain. The court set a June 24 date for the hearing.
Columbia City Council once again delayed voting on whether to ban skateboarding on Main Street, asking for more information before they make their decision.
Apparently cops are taking that federal ban on bath salts, K2 and other synthetic drugs seriously: The owner of Alibaba's Pipe Emporium has been arrested by the DEA and charged with selling the substances at his stores, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Columbia city staff proposed an 8 percent water and sewer rate hike Tuesday — and council members quickly rejected it wholesale, The State reports. That's despite the city having recently come to an agreement with the EPA, under threat of legal action, to repair its crumbling water and sewer infrastructure, a $750 million commitment.
There's a good chance S.C. voters will get to decide whether to do away with the state's antiquated system of electing its adjutant general, who commands the state National Guard. The state Senate gave unanimous approval to a bill that would allow voters to decide this November whether to change the state constitution to make the adjutant general an appointed position. Gov. Nikki Haley supports the bill, as does the current adjutant general.
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for more information.
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.
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.
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U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Free Times is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter to assist in gathering material from advertisers, coordinating between the sales and production departments, and handling routine clerical tasks. Must be proficient on a Mac, able to conduct business via phone, email, text, Dropbox, social media platforms and face to face while under deadline in a fast-paced, sometimes distracting work environment. The position requires the ability to multitask, excellent oral and written communication skills, and solid experience in quickly learning new computer programs. This is a full time position with benefits. Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectation to email@example.com.
Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.