More than 1,000 bridges in South Carolina are structurally deficient, according to an analysis of federal data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. Nonetheless, Gov. Nikki Haley has vowed to veto any attempt to raise the state's gas tax to fund transportation projects.
A national litter report by Steve Spacek ranks South Carolina as the dirtiest state in the country. Washington state was ranked the cleanest. The report was released by the American Society of Public Administration. [copy corrected]
South Carolina State University is "a month away from running out of money," the Times & Democrat reported.
The S.C. Supreme Court shot down a challenge by the state Libertarian Party to the state's election laws. The Libertarian Party had argued that a new state law would require it to hold a primary; the court ruled that it did not.
How British is Columbia, SC? Perhaps more so than you might have thought. You probably already know about the British Bulldog Pub and the Tartan Day South festival. You might know about the South Carolina Shakespeare Company, too. But do you know about Columbia Women's Rugby, Laura's Tea Room and the St. Andrew's Society? BBC America takes a look at all the British culture you didn't know Columbia had.
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.
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.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
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.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
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U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: email@example.com.
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com
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