Gubernatorial candidate Sen. Vincent Sheheen called yesterday for a "pause in the legal battles" over South Carolina's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue. Since Monday, reporters had been asking for Sheheen's reaction to the news that a federal appeals court had ruled Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
South Carolina has a Democrat as governor for a few hours this morning. While Gov. Nikki Haley undergoes outpatient surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, she's asked Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill to act as governor. The last Democrat to occupy that position was Gov. Jim Hodges in 2003.
Employees at the local Dorn VA Medical Center wrote down incorrect appointment times in order to hide their long wait times, according to a new internal audit. For months, the VA has been embroiled in a scandal over long wait times resulting in poor patient care.
Superintendent of Education Mick Zais now says a rewrite of the state's education standards can take into account the national Common Core standards. Previously, he'd said the Education Oversight Committee must start with the state's previous standards, entirely ignoring Common Core — "We’re going to start with S.C. 2007 standards, Texas standards and a couple of other states, and we’re not even going to have a copy of Common Core state standards in the room for the writing panels," he'd said July 7. He was persuaded to change his view after consulting with a staff attorney, according to The State. Conservatives across the country have agitated against the federal standards, and South Carolina legislators voted earlier this year to toss them out in South Carolina, forcing the rewrite.
South Carolina's sales tax holiday is this weekend. Here's the Department of Revenue's list of eligible items.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
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.
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.
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.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
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U.S. Security Associates
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Currently seeking a friendly & detail-oriented individual for an Administrative Assistant/Data Entry Clerk position on our Administrative Office team. Primary responsibilities include: Data entry, process incoming & outgoing mail, good communication skills required. Contact: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com
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