The town clerk of Chapin, who was suspended by Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson and accused of mishandling town finances, has filed a lawsuit accusing him of defamation.
Adrienne Thompson accuses Wilson of making false allegations that have negatively impacted upon her career and reputation, in a suit filed by attorney Lewis Cromer.
Wilson has accused her of misappropriation of town funds, unauthorized purchases, ethics violations and nepotism, but she has denied any wrongdoing and asserted that town officials were aware of all of the transactions.
Thompson has also filed an age discrimination lawsuit against Mayor Wilson.
Officials at the State Law Enforcement Division have been called in to look into Wilson’s claims about Thompson, most of which center on spending for a new Town Hall.
Embezzlement Totaling Nearly $2 Million Charged
A Chapin woman accused of stealing $1.9 million from a doctor’s office where she worked has been arrested, according to several news reports.
Chandra Padgett, 43, is charged with embezzling the money from Advanced Pain Therapies in Irmo, where she worked as an office manager. She is scheduled to appear before U.S. Judge Joe Anderson on June 6.
Authorities say Padgett used the money to take vacations and even pay her personal credit card bills.
Police allege the theft took place from January of 2010 to December of this year.
Music Break at Music Farm Columbia
Join COR for an evening of networking for music and business leaders on September 3rd, featuring performances by Josh Roberts and the Hinges, Death of Paris, Fat Rat Da Czar, and Lazy A and the Green Thang. Free admission for musicians and members! Register here.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Learn and hone audition skills, monologues, and scenes from Shakespeare and modern works! Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
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.
Yard Sale this Saturday, Sept. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Located at 417 Juniper St., Columbia, 29203. Furniture/baby items/clothing and more! For directions or details call 803-463-8017.
Garage Sale at 232 Long Iron Court, West Columbia, 29172. This Saturday, 9/6/14 between 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Kitchen items, decorative prints, jewelry, clothing and more!
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