All those Gamecock fans who are DirecTV subscribers can calm down now. The satellite provider announced Monday it will carry the SEC Network when it launches on Aug. 14, according to a report from WIS. The SEC Network is set to carry 45 football games this fall, including USC’s Aug. 28 tilt against Texas A&M. Time Warner Cable, also a major carrier in the Midlands, also announced recently it would also be carrying the SEC Network.
Former Lexington-Richland 5 school board member Kim Murphy has filed suit against six board members and others for defamation, claiming she was targeted for removal because she opposed school renovations.
South Carolina has made another dubious appearance on a national top 10 list. According to a poll released by Law Street Media, South Carolina is the fifth most dangerous state in America for 2014. The poll lists Myrtle Beach as the most dangerous city within the Palmetto State, with Spartanburg coming in second and Sumter coming in third. The poll considers violent crime statistics for every city in the U.S. with a population greater than 25,000, using data from the FBI’s most recent Uniform Crime Report.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) wants to buy a new helicopter. The State newspaper says SLED received permission from the Joint Bond Review Committee to spend $3.5 million for a two-passenger helicopter to assist in certain investigations. The state Budget and Control Board must now consider the purchase. SLED would pay for the new chopper, in part, with money seized during investigations. SLED presently has four helicopters.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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