Suspended Lexington County Sheriff James Metts is set to appear in federal court Wednesday for a pre-trial hearing, according to a story from the State’s John Monk. Attorneys could ask Judge Terry Wooten to schedule Metts’ trial for late fall or winter. The longtime Lexington sheriff has been indicted on bribery charges and has pleaded not guilty in the case.
Columbia residents will soon be able to watch movies under the stars. Joe Barth, who owns the Highway 21 Drive-in in Beaufort, says he plans to open a new drive-in near the airport in Columbia. Barth says he eventually hopes to have seven screens at the Columbia drive-in. He hopes to open in November or December. Currently there are three drive-ins operating in South Carolina: the Highway 21 Drive-in in Beaufort, the Big Mo in Monetta and the Auto Drive-in in Greenwood.
A man who was allegedly running from police was impaled on a fence, according to WLTX. Late Monday night, Columbia Police responded to a domestic dispute complaint at Hampton Greene Apartments. When officers approached the suspect, he ran away and tried to jump over a fence. That jump didn’t work out, apparently, as the man impaled himself on the fence. Members of the Columbia Fire Department helped remove the man from the fence and he was taken to an area hospital.
A lawsuit is set to be filed on behalf of an Anderson teen boy who was forced to remove his makeup before having a driver’s license photo taken. The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund says it will file the suit, in conjunction with Teresa Culpepper, who is the mother of 16-year-old Chase Culpepper. The suit will reportedly ask the court to "rule that denying Chase the freedom to wear his everyday makeup in his license photo constitutes sex discrimination and violates his right to free speech and expression under the United States Constitution."
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.
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
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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