Guns and Shoes: Authorities are looking for a 27-year-old man who reportedly stole an assload of items from a home near Eastover, including an AK-47, an AR-15, a .22-caliber handgun, a Ruger P345 handgun and a Mossberg 500 shotgun; the suspect also got away with a TV, an Xbox and eight pairs of Jordans. First of all, this guy must’ve had a field day to be able to get all of that out of a house. Second of all, I’m more afraid of the person he robbed. Anyone with that much firepower in their home doesn’t sound like someone who will be the calm, communicative type if the suspect is found. No arrests have been made, but apparently the suspect could be heavily armed and very stylish.
Weed and Cars: As part of a two-month undercover operation investigating drugs in the Lexington area, four people were arrested in relation to a home drug operation that uncovered over 19 marijuana plants, meth (but of course), guns and a stolen car.
Steak Dinner: A 40-year-old man was arrested after being caught leaving a grocery store in Camden with stolen steaks stuffed in his “crotchal region” (as Ron Burgundy would say). Authorities followed the suspect after he stole the T-bones, and the suspect fled, running into a restaurant while being chased by the cops. He was eventually caught behind a repair shop. All that’s left are two questions: 1) Did the cops return the stolen property back to the store? And 2) was this guy planning on cooking these for someone other than himself? If so, eww.
Drive-Thru Home: A homeowner got an alternative air conditioner when someone drove into his Leesburg home early one morning. The car crashed through a backyard fence before hitting the side of the home and leaving a hole. This is what happens when Ricky Bobby drives blindfolded. No arrests were made.
Boom Goes The Dynamite: There’s a catch-22 when it comes to meth. Sure, you can make it pretty cheaply. (That’s why there’s a new lab popping up every week.) But it’s still a form of chemistry and, like in a Breaking Bad episode, things can go boom if you don’t know what you’re doing. Authorities arrested several people involved in a mobile home meth lab explosion near Northeast Columbia. One man was dropped off to a hospital with burns. A couple with a child fled the state and was found in Alabama.
Touring Musician: If it wasn’t bad enough being a touring musician, sleeping on floors and getting paid in PBR, having your equipment stolen is just adding insult to injury. A band was touring in a van with a trailer full of equipment with instruments valued over $25,000. It was reported stolen near a hotel in Cayce. Luckily, the trailer was recovered, but all the equipment was gone. Well, heartbreak and moments like these are great material for a new album.
Orange Is the New Black: Three women were arrested after authorities found their meth lab in a trailer home in Lexington. The cops went to the home on a tip about a suspect stolen tractor-trailer. When they arrived, there were three women cooking (not food, you anti-feminists). Oh, and the cops also found the tractor-trailer as well.
Tip of the Week: Here’s a tip: If you’re operating a meth lab out of your trusty mobile home, you might want to stay on the low-low and not give the cops other reasons to snoop around your house. A 28-year-old man was nabbed by the cops after they found items from a My First Meth Lab kit in his house. The cops became hip to the meth situation because the suspect had a warrant out on a domestic violence charge; when they arrived at his home, the suspect also had a gun in the open. This guy probably wants a do-over for the week.
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
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.
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.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
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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
Pool Cleaning-Full and part time available. Must have a clean driving record, be organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00 per hr, please call for an interview, please bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Cal 803-865-1200
Company seeking carpenters, plumbers, masons work is year around with a 40 year old company. Starting pay is $10.00 but experienced individuals will be compensated accordingly. Must have a clean driving record and must bring a copy of your driving record to the interview. Please call 803-865-1200.