Hit & Run: A male driver rear-ended a female driver in the north Columbia area. Instead of taking responsibility for the incident, the man got out of his vehicle and told the woman not to call the cops. The woman attempted to take a picture of the car that hit her, but the man tried to obscure his license tag and assaulted the woman before leaving the scene. Cops eventually found the suspect; he was charged not only for the accident, but also for the assault. The lesson: Keep your road rage in check, folks.
Keys in the Car: Everyone has memories of their mother or father warming up the car on cold days before driving to school. But leaving your car running while you’re away just for a few moments doesn’t seem to be the best idea these days, especially if you do it at a gas station. Two men saw an SUV with its engine running outside a gas station and they drove off in it. On a related note: Wouldn’t that be a great reality television show? Leave a car running and see who tries to take it? Then when someone tries to steal it, cameras come out. A&E, you’re welcome. The SUV hasn’t been found.
Escape Artist: A 25-year-old man was arrested for shoplifting and taken into the police station. The suspect was handcuffed to a desk in an interviewing room. (Think of every person ever arrested on Law and Order.) After being left alone for a brief moment, the suspect just … left. Cops believe he must’ve tampered with his cuffs and the door in the room, which police said was locked from the outside. Authorities searched the facility with K-9s, but he still wasn’t found. Cops eventually picked him up at Elmwood Cemetery. Adding an escape charge to a relatively minor shoplifting incident isn’t going to improve this guy’s future.
Tip of the Week: If you’re doing something illegal, you might want to keep a low profile on social media. A 30-year-old man had some run-ins with the authorities. After the man posted something incriminating on social media, the authorities were able to get a warrant; they arrested the suspect and charged him with intent to distribute. Next time you feel like posting about your illegal activities online, just resist the urge and go to a porn site like everyone else.
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
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.
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.
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.
Not Your Typical Greek Restaurant
Ariana’s in West Columbia serves up delicious all-natural, low carb dishes, as well as homemade bread and baklava. Come try the best salad dressing in town! Location info and hours here.
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.
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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.
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com