South Carolina's legislative session ended last week without lawmakers passing two big abortion bills that conservatives had spent the last several months pushing. One would have criminalized abortion after 20 weeks of gestation; the other would have required doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges, which would have severely restricted or ended abortion in South Carolina. (The former bill got lots of traction; the latter didn't.) Planned Parenthood is heralding the bills' failure.
Attorney General Alan Wilson says he has the right to investigate House Speaker Bobby Harrell on ethics charges, contrary to what a circuit judge ruled last month. Wilson filed a 50-page brief filed with the S.C. Supreme Court, according to The State, "a broad legal attack on claims by Harrell that Wilson can’t prosecute him unless he first gets permission from the House Ethics Committee." The Vista wants yellowshirts just like the ones that patrol Main Street and keep it tidy — and they're killing off the festival Viva La Vista to pull together the necessary funding, The State reports.
A pharmacist at the Decker Boulevard Rite-Aid has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient in the pharmacy bathroom, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.
The Charleston City Paper takes a look at the ballot questions that primary voters will get to answer tomorrow. Such questions are usually designed to draw the party faithful out to the polls, so it's no surprise that the Dems get a medical marijuana question, among others, while the GOP gets a tax question and an abortion question.
The Pickens County Jail is at more than twice its capacity, the Greenville News reports. “We have mats on the floor, just anywhere we can squeeze in somebody,” Sheriff Rick Clark told the paper.
Not Your Typical Greek Restaurant
Ariana’s in West Columbia serves up delicious all-natural, low carb dishes, as well as homemade bread and baklava. Come try the best salad dressing in town! Location info and hours here.
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.
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.
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.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
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.
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