Even though the state of South Carolina opted not to expand its Medicaid program under Obamacare, the state's Medicaid rolls are still growing, the Post and Courier reports: Enrollment grew more than 5 percent between October and March "as residents who were previously eligible but unenrolled for a variety of reasons started signing up," what the paper calls "the woodwork effect." Medicaid officials say comparisons with past enrollment years are difficult, though.
It's a big week for political debates in South Carolina. The conservative Palmetto Family Council sponsors a live Town Hall for seven Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate candidates — including Lindsey Graham — on Friday at 7 p.m. on the USC campus. As for televised debates, the GOP superintendent of education candidates face off Tuesday night at 7 p.m.; and the Democratic Senate candidates meet Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the GOP lieutenant governor and GOP U.S. Senate candidates face each other next week. All debates will air on SCETV.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department arrested a Columbia cop for allegedly threatening his wife with a gun over the weekend, multiple media reported. The cop was suspended without pay.
Richland County election officials tell The State they're totally ready for the June 10 primary, despite problems with elections over the past few years.
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.
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.
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for more information.
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.
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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Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com