In a ruling that could have consequences for South Carolina, the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a lower court's ruling that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. South Carolina is in the Fourth Circuit, and appeals of this state's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage were on hold pending the Virginia decision.
The State reports that Columbia City Council has granted line-item status to the Famously Hot New Year's Eve festival, meaning it will no longer have to compete with other organizations and events that seek money through the city's hospitality tax committee process; instead, it's now more like the zoo or the Columbia Museum of Art, which get a stable amount of funding each year. As Free Times reported earlier this year, the amount of tax dollars flowing to the one-night event tripled over the previous year.
The Columbia Blowfish, a college summer-league wood-bat baseball team, will move to Lexington County for next year's season, team owner Bill Shanahan announced Monday. The county is building a 3,000-seat stadium for the team; it will cost $3 million, part of a $23 million recreation bond. The stadium will also host college and high school baseball championships, baseball camps and events throughout the year.
Gov. Nikki Haley meets today with city leaders in Atlantic Beach, which hosts a motorcycle rally each year; Haley wants the rally shut down because of associated violence.
Brew Pub Site Available
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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. Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
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.
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Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.
U.S. Security Associates
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