The State examines whether S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, and her recently defeated challenger for that office, Justice Costa Pleicones, should recuse themselves from the Bobby Harrell case over a potential conflict of interest.
The woman who embezzled some $480,000 from the state’s tourism lobby, formerly known as the S.C. Hospitality Association, and gambled it away on the internet, is out of prison and back in Columbia, living in a federally supervised halfway house, The State reports. Rachel Duncan’s 2012 arrest was punctuated by the suicide of Tom Sponseller, the association’s president, who was not involved in the theft.
A bill that would legalize cannabis oil, a medical marijuana derivative, to treat young sufferers of epilepsy is headed to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk, South Carolina Radio Network reports. She is expected to sign it into law.
A Little River contractor has been sentenced to six months house arrest, three years probation and fined $10,000 for pressure washing asbestos off a building’s exterior and onto Myrtle Beach and neighboring properties, exposing his employees to the carcinogenic substance in the process, The Sun News reports.
A 30-year-old South Carolina man had to be evacuated by helicopter from Idaho’s Snake River Canyon after parachuting from a bridge to the bottom. When rescuers found him, he was too drunk to hike out on his own, according to The Associated Press.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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