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.
New Downtown Dessert and Coffee Bar!
Tony’s Italian Eatery has teamed up with Southern Charm Sweets to bring you the highest quality dessert selection in the downtown area. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2. Find us on Facebook!
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
Shop local this tax free weekend! Devine Street and Five Points are teaming up for a massive sidewalk sale featuring great in-store specials from all your favorite retailers and a Saturday art stroll. Read more hereand here!
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage is offering 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Tax-Free Weekend at Best Mattress
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Real Estate Spotlight
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ST. ANDREWS COMMONS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Close to everywhere YOU WANT TO BE! 1200 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
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