Authorities have arrested a California man who allegedly traveled across the country to have sex with a Lexington County boy. According to a story from the Associated Press, state Attorney General Alan Wilson said Charles Henry Ross, 28, of San Diego, California, is being charged with criminal solicitation of a minor and criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The teenage victim’s mother reportedly found Ross in her son’s bedroom last week in Lexington County.
As has been reported by a wealth of media outlets, beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his Northern California home. He was 63. Williams’ death is being investigated as a suicide, with law enforcement officials saying a preliminary investigation shows the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. The famously manic Williams was an extraordinarily versatile actor, excelling in physical comedies such as Mrs. Doubtfire, but also showing dramatic chops in films such as Good Will Hunting, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Former longtime Lugoff Fire Chief William “Steve” McIntyre died Sunday night, according to a report from The State newspaper. McIntyre, who was 60, had been facing extended health issues. A native of Abbeville, McIntyre was with the Lugoff Fire Department for 29 years, spending 20 of those years as its chief. He retired in 2007. Funeral services for McIntyre will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at El-Bethel Faith Community Church’s Family Life Center.
A man who allegedly lied about a missing mountain lion in Aiken has been arrested. According to a report from WIS, authorities in North Augusta arrested Billy J. Lunsford, 55, and charged him with providing false information to a public safety officer. Police say Lunsford told authorities that a 100-pound mountain lion had escaped from a pet store on Richland Avenue in Aiken. Based on that false report, officers warned residents throughout the area about the supposedly missing animal. Lunsford was jailed at Aiken County Detention Center, as of Tuesday morning.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen’s campaign has released a web video questioning why Gov. Nikki Haley declined a national interview with ABC News for its recent story on the problems facing the state Department of Social Services. According to a blog post from the Post and Courier, the ABC News report featured anonymous DSS workers who claimed DSS sent children into unsafe conditions. DSS has faced a wave of criticism and scrutiny in the past year.
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.
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
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.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
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
Real Estate Spotlight
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