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.
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!
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.
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.
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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