The General Assembly nailed down a budget compromise Wednesday. According to The Associated Press, the $7 billion spending package includes funding to expand 4-year-old kindergarten, assistance to local governments and a 2 percent pay raise for state workers.
The General Assembly passed a statewide ban on texting while driving Wednesday, bringing South Carolina alongside most states in the nation. The Post and Courierreports that the legislation allows for a driver to text while stopped at a stoplight and imposes a $25 fine on violators.
A Richland County Council special committee has met to review the findings of a $100,000 study of Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. The Statereports that members of the committee have agreed to focus on three key areas for improvement, including improving guards’ pay, converting paper records to digital and establishing and operating a wing for mentally ill inmates.
The New York Daily News has an article on a professor who lost his job at Charleston Southern University after an image of him and his impressive beard appeared on a beer can.
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In The Red and Brown Water at Trustus
Trustus Theatre’s newest show opening Friday, January 23rd combines poetry, movement, music, and song to tell the story of a young Louisiana girl thrust into womanhood. Click here for a list of performance dates and to purchase tickets. For mature audiences.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa offers a variety of hair and nail services as well as massage/aesthetics. Location, hours, and more info can be found here!
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