Sources close to law enforcement say that attorneys for S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who is facing a State Grand Jury over allegations of misappropriated campaign funds and abuses of power, have tried to get a judge to remove Attorney General Alan Wilson as the prosecutor for the case, The State’s John Monk reports. Wilson’s office says it would firmly oppose the removal of the attorney general from the case.
A finalist in the search for Columbia’s new police chief, former director of the Spartanburg Department of Public Safety Tony Fisher, has withdrawn his name from the running, The Statereports. In explaining the move, he described the selection process as “laborious and indeterminate,” described city leadership as inconsistent and questioned why interim chief Ruben Santiago is still on the job after being investigated by state and federal authorities. Fisher also told WIS that Councilman Cameron Runyan’s push to merge the Columbia Police Department with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department contributed to his decision to pull out of the running. Runyan has since withdrawn that proposal.
Sen. Larry Martin (R-Pickens) warned senators Wednesday of another possible election catastrophe stemming from a state election law, which Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office recently determined to be unconstitutional. Lawmakers said the electoral chaos stemming from the bad law could make the 2012 primaries, in which hundreds of candidates were kicked off the ballots over a legal technicality, seem tame by comparison, Tim Smith reports for The Greenville News.
The Gamecocks men’s basketball team had its first SEC tournament win since 2008 on Wednesday night, beating Auburn 74-56. Consequently, Auburn immediately fired its coach, according to some paper in Alabama.
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.
$10 Spa Specials!
Join us for 60-minute facials, microdermabrasion, bikini waxing, and more for only $10! 823 Gervais Street, Suite 120. Text your appointment request to 803-468-4643.
Veteran Vapors now open!
Veteran-owned and operated, Veteran Vapors is located at 2308 Airport Blvd. in West Columbia. This month, 10% of all juice sales will be donated to Save the Ta-Tas. Special discounts available to veterans, military and public safety officials.
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.
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.
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