Lexington County law enforcement officers spent hours negotiating with a nude man who threatened to do harm to himself on the Lake Murray Dam Monday, March 24, and finally convinced him to change his mind.
According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, sheriff’s deputies and Irmo police officers arrived on the scene just before noon and determined he was threatening to harm himself by jumping into a rock-filled area along the dam.
It was after 7 p.m. when he finally agreed to give up his threat, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. He was taken to a hospital where he was undergoing a mental evaluation.
New Middle School Planned in Chapin
The Lexington-Richland District 5 School Board agreed at its March 24 meeting to contract for construction of a new middle school.
The board approved a measure that would allow the administration to negotiate a contract not to exceed $17.7 million from the lowest responsible bid. Plans call for the new school to open in August of 2015.
Board members said the middle school, which will be located adjacent to the district’s newest school, Spring Hill High on Broad River Road, is the last project to be funded by the $243 million bond referendum approved by voters in 2008.
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.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found 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.
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
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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
Real Estate Spotlight
Town Center Apartment Homes in Lake Carolina THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Bran new apartments inside award-winning Lake Carolina. towncenteratlakecarolina.com