State and local agencies will be conducting hurricane evacuation drills on major thoroughfares running inland from the coast today. They will be testing lane reversal plans for I-26, U.S. 21, U.S. 278, U.S. 501 and S.C. 544 in the event of coastal evacuation orders from the governor, but lanes will not be closed or reversed today, according to news reports. Motorists traveling between Columbia and Charleston can expect a heavy law enforcement presence along I-26.
Citing SLED statistics, News 2 in the Lowcountry reports that fatal shootings involving law enforcement officers are on the rise in South Carolina, with deadly incidents having tripled from 2009 to 2013. There were 42 officer-involved shootings in 2013, 18 of which were deadly.
Atlantic Beach officials and residents have spoken out in support of Atlantic Beach Bikefest, also known as Black Bike Week, defying Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to end the motorcycle rally after a violent incident in nearby Myrtle Beach left three dead and seven injured on Memorial Day weekend. Former Atlantic Beach mayor Joe Montgomery told The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News, “What happened in Myrtle Beach had nothing to do with our event. They are habitual criminals that came to Myrtle Beach. ... We are in good shape and nobody is going to stop this Bikefest.”
A Charleston County councilman is threatening to nix $1 million in county funding to The Citadel if the military college doesn’t agree to remove a Confederate flag from its chapel. The school has responded by saying the flag is a “Confederate Naval Jack” that is protected by the state’s Heritage Act. "I really feel saddened by this. It's just still as if they are trying to preserve the Confederacy," Councilman Henry Darby told The Post and Courier. He plans to introduce his proposal at a council meeting tonight.
Music Break at Music Farm Columbia
Join COR for an evening of networking for music and business leaders on September 3rd, featuring performances by Josh Roberts and the Hinges, Death of Paris, Fat Rat Da Czar, and Lazy A and the Green Thang. Free admission for musicians and members! Register here.
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.
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. Learn and hone audition skills, monologues, and scenes from Shakespeare and modern works! 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.
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Pool Cleaning-Full and part time available. Must have a clean driving record, be organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00 per hr, please call for an interview, please bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Cal 803-865-1200
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Company seeking carpenters, plumbers, masons work is year around with a 40 year old company. Starting pay is $10.00 but experienced individuals will be compensated accordingly. Must have a clean driving record and must bring a copy of your driving record to the interview. Please call 803-865-1200.
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com