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.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours 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.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 5-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
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