The State Senate has postponed a highly anticipated vote on ethics reform legislation for two weeks, despite a last-minute tweet from Gov. Nikki Haley urging its passage on Thursday afternoon. According to South Carolina Radio Network, Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) pushed for more time to review the bill, and the Senate agreed to take it back up in special session on June 17.
Sen. Yancey McGill of Kingstree, one of the General Assembly’s last old-school white Democrats, has told The Post and Courier that he might be up for becoming the Senate’s president pro tempore, which would put him in line to succeed Glenn McConnell as lieutenant governor. McConnell is leaving the office to become president of the College of Charleston, and no other senator wants to abandon his or her current office for the largely ceremonial position of lieutenant governor. McGill said such a move would represent the last chapter of his 26-year career at the State House.
Four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, the same job that nobody in the Senate wants, met for a televised debate Thursday night. Former attorney general Henry McMaster, Kiawah Island developer and Haley donor Pat McKinney, beloved late Gov. Carroll Campbell’s son Mike and former Army chaplain Ray Moore are competing for the nomination.
Police in Myrtle Beach are trying to figure out how a loaded 9-mm handgun wound up in the toy aisle at a Target store. According to The Associated Press, the gun’s discovery comes on the heels of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launching a petition, asking Target to ban guns in its stores.
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.