Lexington County Sheriff Jimmy Metts, who was suspended after being indicted on bribery charges recently, appears in federal court today.
Five months after Richland County Council screwed up the selection of a contractor to handle its $1 billion penny tax project, the county has selected a new contractor. Three companies, ICA, Brownstone and MB Kahn Construction, will make up the project development team. The tax is being used to build and refurbish roads, intersections and greenways across the county.
The Carolinas are likely to have a brush with the first tropical storm of the season this week, the Post and Courier reports.
The jury will continue deliberating today in the corruption trial of local developer and former S.C. State board chair Jonathan Pinson.
The election for Lexington County coroner is today. Seven candidates are in the running. If no candidate gets 50 percent or more of the vote, there'll be a runoff election between the top two candidates two weeks from now.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that many corporations can decline to cover contraception as part of their health insurance plans if they hold religious objections to birth control. The 5-4 decision is being heralded by the Palmetto Family Council, a Columbia-based Christian fundamentalist group that filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga, who won the case.
A Columbia couple will appear on the rivetingly bad new TV show Sex Sent Me to the ER, in which couples recount sexual escapades that landed them in the hospital, with actors dramatizing the scenes. The segment featuring the Columbia couple unfolds thusly: "[A] sexy nighttime motorcycle escapade turns painful for Cicely when she and Chuck decide to take their love into the great outdoors and onto a motorcycle. After rushing to the ER, the doctor is left stumped as to what could be causing her allergy-like reactions." The show airs Saturday, July 5, at 9 p.m. on TLC.
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
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.
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.
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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U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
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
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.