A 108-bed boutique hotel is coming to the Vista, Jeff Wilkinson reported. "The Aloft hotel will feature hip, high-end contemporary furnishings and interior design, ground-floor retail space and a bar called WXYZ," Wilkinson wrote. Observers had long known a hotel was coming but hadn't known exactly what it would be. “It’s contemporary and artsy and interesting,” said Fred Delk, director of the Columbia Development Corporation. "It will be like nothing else we have in Columbia.”
South Carolina ranked No. 50 out of 51 in an education report released by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (the report included the District of Columbia). The report looked at state standards; private, charter and online options; teacher quality; and home school regulations. The top three states were Massachusetts, Vermont and New Jersey; the bottom three were Louisiana, South Carolina and West Virginia.
Local supporters of Fort Jackson have launched a letter-writing campaign to show their support for the base. George Goldsmith, a retired general who leads a military committee at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, said the Army is looking for evidence of support in the community. The campaign comes as the federal government reviews military bases throughout the country in an effort to consolidate.
The New York Daily News profiled a homeless man in Florence who sings for food.
Veteran Vapors now open!
Veteran-owned and operated, Veteran Vapors is located at 2308 Airport Blvd. in West Columbia. This month, 10% of all juice sales will be donated to Save the Ta-Tas. Special discounts available to veterans, military and public safety officials.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
$10 Spa Specials!
Join us for 60-minute facials, microdermabrasion, bikini waxing, and more for only $10! 823 Gervais Street, Suite 120. Text your appointment request to 803-468-4643.
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U.S. Security Associates
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Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: email@example.com.
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