South Carolina politicians reacted Dec. 5 to the death of South Africa's Nelson Mandela, who led a nonviolent campaign against that country's apartheid system, was imprisoned by its government for 27 years and eventually became its president from 1994 to 1999. Mandela was 95.
"May we all continue to learn from his courage, his grace, and his incomparable strength," Gov. Nikki Haley said in a statement.
"His contributions to mankind will be talked about for the ages," U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham posted on Twitter.
Mayor Steve Benjamin recalled that he was a student at the University of South Carolina the year Mandela was released from prison, 1990, and that he'd also had the opportunity to visit Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island, Cape Town.
"[W]hile we mourn this loss with the people of South Africa and freedom-loving peoples all across the world," Benjamin said in a statement, "his example of unflinching courage and determination lives on and will continue to inspire us all to stand tall in the face of adversity and to be bigger and better than we ever dreamed possible."
South Carolina politicians have not always been so effusive about Mandela or his mission; U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond — along with President Ronald Reagan and then-U.S. House Rep. Dick Cheney — opposed the 1986 Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act.
Not Your Typical Greek Restaurant
Ariana’s in West Columbia serves up delicious all-natural, low carb dishes, as well as homemade bread and baklava. Come try the best salad dressing in town! Location info and hours here.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
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.
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. Learn and hone audition skills, monologues, and scenes from Shakespeare and modern works! Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
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.
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