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.
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.
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.
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for more information.
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.
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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.
Free Times is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter to assist in gathering material from advertisers, coordinating between the sales and production departments, and handling routine clerical tasks. Must be proficient on a Mac, able to conduct business via phone, email, text, Dropbox, social media platforms and face to face while under deadline in a fast-paced, sometimes distracting work environment. The position requires the ability to multitask, excellent oral and written communication skills, and solid experience in quickly learning new computer programs. This is a full time position with benefits. Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectation to email@example.com.
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Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com