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search for Columbia’s new police chief, former director of the Spartanburg Department of Public Safety Tony Fisher, has withdrawn his name from the running, The Statereports.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 Runyan has since withdrawn that proposal.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.
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.
Limited Seating—Reserve Now!
VIP Tables available for David Nail on August 22 at Jillian’s. Call to reserve: (803) 799-1688. More tickets available online.
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.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Company seeking carpenters, plumbers, masons work is year around with a 40 year old company. Starting pay is $10.00 but experienced individuals will be compensated accordingly. Must have a clean driving record and must bring a copy of your driving record to the interview. Please call 803-865-1200.
Pool Cleaning-Full and part time available. Must have a clean driving record, be organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00 per hr, please call for an interview, please bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Cal 803-865-1200
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com