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.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info 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.
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
Going someplace cool this weekend?
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