As fallout continues from Richland County's latest vote-counting failure, the City of Columbia's election board meets Tuesday morning to discuss additional ways it can make sure votes are accurately counted. The county's elections office runs elections for the city, including next week's strong mayor referendum.
Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago is applying for the permanent top job for which the city is currently advertising. But according to The State, he might not be qualified for it.
Ten schools in Lexington County are closed Monday due to a water main break, meaning thousands of students aren't at school.
Teen smoking in South Carolina has dropped significantly, says DHEC. About 15 percent of high school students have smoked, according to the latest South Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey In 2011, the rate was nearly 24 percent.
Someone recorded a zookeeper at Riverbanks Zoo trying to fend off a kangaroo with his fists. It went viral.
This morning, the Columbia chapter of the Police Benevolent Society and Mayor Steve Benjamin hold a press conference in front of the bar formerly known as The Library for "a special announcement regarding the upcoming December 3 strong mayor referendum." The group has endorsed Benjamin's previous campaigns. Various law enforcement types have identified the bar as a gang hangout and trouble spot in Five Points.
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com