Former West Columbia Police Department Maj. Matt Edwards is threatening a lawsuit following the release of an explosive report concerning West Columbia's city government and police, according to a report from WIS. The report, issued by attorney Robert Bolchoz, accuses Edwards of "inappropriate activity in regard to personnel, procurement, and law enforcement, in violation of established policy and procedure." The report also claims Edwards was part of a bizarre incident in which he ordered the "firing squad" executions of three dogs. Edwards indicates he plans to file a defamation and wrongful termination lawsuit.
Most married men have a hard time keeping up with one wife. However, that didn’t seem to be a problem for Darnell Pixley. The 49-year-old Pixley apparently had four wives. At once. According to a story from The State, Pixley was charged with bigamy Tuesday after Newberry County authorities discovered he had gone on a “matrimonial crime spree” between 1988 and 2013. Pixley reportedly has wives in Newberry, Richland, Sumter and Edgefield counties. The suspect was released Tuesday from the Newberry County Detention Center.
Gov. Nikki Haley opposes a $12 million loan to South Carolina State University, according to an Associated Press report. A committee appointed by the state Legislature has proposed the loan, which would be in addition to a $6 million loan for the cash-strapped school which was approved by the state earlier this year. The governor wants the university to hire a financial consultant, which was a provision of the initial $6 million loan. Officials examined South Carolina State’s finances and found the university has an $18 million deficit.
Today’s the day, SEC fans. ESPN’s new SEC Network will launch at 6 p.m. today, following more than a year of hype and buildup. Area cable and satellite providers are set to carry the channel at launch. Coinciding with tonight’s SEC Network launch, USC will host the My Carolina Alumni Association Fall Sports Preview Party from 6-8 p.m. at Seawell’s on Rosewood Drive. The SEC Network’s initial launch program will feature video reports from the alumni association event, including an interview with football coach Steve Spurrier. The first live college football game on the SEC Network will be South Carolina’s Aug. 28 showdown with Texas A&M.
Several Allen University students were allegedly robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night, according to a report from The State’s Harrison Cahill. School officials indicate three students were walking in the area of Hampton and Pine streets when they were robbed. The alleged crook reportedly made off with the students’ cellphones. Allen campus police are looking into the matter and Columbia Police have been contacted.
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.
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!
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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