A missing Columbia girl was found Wednesday at a hotel in Cayce. According to WIS, authorities located 12-year-old Rashia Weller Wednesday night at a hotel on Knox Abbott Drive. Cayce Police located the girl, then called in Richland County deputies to identify her. The girl reportedly assaulted Cayce officers before the Richland deputies arrived. The girl was transferred to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Weller reportedly had left her foster parents’ home in Eastover and was missing for several weeks.
Two male suspects – reportedly students – are being questioned by University of South Carolina Police after allegedly entering several female students’ dorm rooms in the middle of the night recently, according to a report from the State’s Harrison Cahill. USC Police received a complaint of suspicious activity at Columbia Hall. A resident advisor there told officers that female victims in six different rooms said two men, believed to be students, came into their rooms between 3 and 5 a.m. on Aug. 22. While two suspects have been identified, no charges have been filed.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was in Columbia Wednesday, gathering with about 200 supporters at the First Citizens Café. According to the Post and Courier, Perry, who is a potential presidential candidate in 2016, spoke for about 15 minutes, touching on immigration, the economy and, of course, football. Perry also took time to address his recent indictment in Texas on a charge of abuse of power. The indictment came after the governor followed through on a veto threat. Perry says the indictment is politically motivated.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. According to a report from WLTX, a woman who was standing in fairly shallow water Wednesday at Surfside Beach suffered what police believe could be a shark bite. The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. Wednesday and the woman was bitten on the foot. The beaches along South Carolina’s Grand Strand will likely be quite crowded over Labor Day weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.