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."
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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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