Tougher rules on the handling of food could be coming to South Carolina, Sammy Fretwell reported in The State. "New rules for restaurants and delis would ban some workers from handling food with their bare hands, require eateries to use nationally certified equipment and take other steps to better protect food from germs that can make diners sick," according to The State. The plan, put forward by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, would require legislative approval.
Jadeveon Clowney is expected to start for South Carolina as the Gamecocks take on Arkansas tomorrow. Clowney made a last-minute decision last week not to play against Kentucky, sparking much speculation that he was intentionally sitting out with an eye toward his future NFL career. Coach Steve Spurrier said earlier this week that the situation had been handled badly, and Clowney said he is fully committed to the team.
South Carolina's foreclosure rate has been falling for months, but the state nonetheless ranks No. 10 nationally, according to a RealtyTrac report cited by the Charleston Regional Business Journal. One out of every 820 homes in the state is in foreclosure; nationally, the figure is one out of 998.
A South Carolina man who'd advertised his truck on Craigslist was killed when he went to meet what were supposed to be the prospective buyers.
A West Columbia home that was almost destroyed because of heavy rains eroding the ground around it — creating a 35-foot drop near the home — has been saved through a stabilization project, WLTX reported.
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
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. Click to find out how!
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.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: