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.
$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.
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.
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.
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
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!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: