If College of Charleston selects Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell from among three finalists to be its next president, South Carolina would go six months with the office of lieutenant governor vacant, but apparently this has happened before. The S.C. Constitution doesn’t require the office to be filled and Senate President Pro Tempore John Courson, next in line for the spot, has told The State he would opt to remain in his current, much more powerful position.
Attitudes and egos have been popping off across the river at West Columbia City Hall, where council yesterday stripped Mayor Joe Owens of presiding authority over its meetings. According to WIS, earlier strong words from Owens had rankled council members.
Health insurance purchased through Obamacare’s infamous HealthCare.gov has more than doubled in South Carolina since Jan. 1. As of the beginning of March, 55,830 people had enrolled, up from 24,116 at the end of December, according to the Gannett Washington Bureau.
Faculty and students at the College of Charleston are fretting over whether the $52,000 docked from the school’s budget by the S.C. House over a gay friendly freshman reading assignment will usher in a new era of administrative interference in its classrooms, The Post and Courierreports.
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New Downtown Dessert and Coffee Bar!
Tony’s Italian Eatery has teamed up with Southern Charm Sweets to bring you the highest quality dessert selection in the downtown area. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2. Find us on Facebook!
Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
Shop local this tax free weekend! Devine Street and Five Points are teaming up for a massive sidewalk sale featuring great in-store specials from all your favorite retailers and a Saturday art stroll. Read more hereand here!
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.
Tax-Free Weekend at Best Mattress
With big savings from July 31st-August 2nd, you can afford handcrafted quality. Free bed frame and pillows on any Full, Queen, or King set $599 and above! Click for locations and hours.
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Real Estate Spotlight
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ST. ANDREWS COMMONS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Close to everywhere YOU WANT TO BE! 1200 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
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