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.
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
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.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 6-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
F/T and P/T avail. Must have a clean driving record, organized and have a prof appearance. Please call for an interview or email resume to Kerry@crystalpool.com. Must bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Call 803-865-1200
Real Estate Spotlight
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors Welcome To Our Neighborhood! Work With The Best! CBCarolinas.com