Lexington County Deputy Coroner Barry Wright resigned Wednesday after being arrested and charged with DUI. According to a report from WIS, West Columbia Police Department officers found Wright asleep behind the wheel of a county-owned vehicle late Tuesday afternoon. Officers awakened Wright and found a cold, open beer in the vehicle with him. Though Wright allegedly told deputies the beer had been taken from a “death scene,” officers found receipts indicating it had been purchased at Bi-Lo that afternoon. Wright was booked and released from the Lexington County Detention Center, and he reportedly tendered his resignation Wednesday.
Five of the state’s leading political science scholars will appear tonight at the University of South Carolina to discuss this year’s gubernatorial race between incumbent Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and Democratic challenger S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen. The symposium will be from 7-9 p.m. in the campus room at Captsone House. Panelists will include include Scott Buchanan, The Citadel; Scott Huffmon, Winthrop University; Todd Shaw, University of South Carolina; Alissa Warters, Francis Marion University; and David Woodard, Clemson University.
The City of Columbia saw mixed results in court in regard to a protracted Vista hotel dispute, according to a story from The State’s John Monk. The city escaped a multi-million dollar legal bill when the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the city did not have a binding contract with a group or architects, developers and others with whom it had an initial agreement, which was later abandoned, to build a city-owned hotel in the Vista. Meanwhile, a related case was kept alive by the Supreme Court. Architects Stevens & Wilkinson contend the city owes them money for the initial design work done in 2003 for the city hotel that would have been connected to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
South Carolina football fans are beginning to worry just a bit, as star tailback Mike Davis now appears questionable for next Thursday’s season opener against Texas A&M. Davis is bothered by a rib injury and has not practiced all week. The junior rushed for nearly 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2013.
Support for Common Core is on the wane among educators nationwide, according to a report from the Post and Courier. A new poll from a group at Stanford University – Education Next – shows that teacher support for Common Core plummeted from 76 percent in 2013 to 46 percent in 2014. State lawmakers, including longtime Common Core opponent Sen. Larry Grooms, have indicated they aren’t surprised support for Common Core is falling.
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.
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for more information.
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
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.
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.
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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.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Pool Cleaning Full & P/T avail. Must have a clean driving record, organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00/hr. Please 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. Please call for an interview. 803-865-1200
Real Estate Spotlight
Single Family Home for rent 3359 Makeway Dr. 3BR/1.5BA. Hardwood floors, garage, central heat/AC, fenced yard, all appl. newly renovated. Call 803-960-1058. $1095/mo.
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com