Archives for April 2010

How Prom Hair and Protective Parenting Lead to Jail time

From Lexington High School to A.C. Flora, its time for the prom, class parties and graduation trips. Whether you are browsing prom dresses for 2010, looking at prom hair, prom makeup, planning your first week trip to Myrtle Beach, or deciding what to wear for graduation, I bet jail time is the last thing from your mind. However, for many students, … [Read more...]

Lake Carolina New York Butcher Shoppe Earns Rave Review

It’s not often that you get to experience a quality local meal in Columbia, South Carolina which rivals that of a sophisticated big city restaurant. Last night I had the distinct pleasure of eating at the New York Butcher Shoppe. Conveniently located out in North East Columbia at the Lake Carolina Town Center, the New York Butcher Shoppe & … [Read more...]

Sailor Watch Those Boat Drinks

South Carolina residents can be seen soaking up the sun and enjoying the recent beautiful weather outside all across the state this spring. Daytime temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s have made outdoor activities more enjoyable for locals. Although the summer season does not officially start until after the solstice in June, the warmer-than-usual … [Read more...]

Potential Rollover Hazard Prompts Toyota Recall of Lexus GX 460 SUV’s

In addition to agreeing to pay $16.4 million dollars in fines for concealing safety defects related to sudden acceleration issues in 2-3 million vehicles on Monday, Toyota Motor Corporation also announced a voluntary safety recall of its 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV's. As reported by USA Today, Toyota says it will recall approximately 9,400 vehicles to … [Read more...]

SC Requires Ignition Interlock Devices for Repeat DUI Offenders

In an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from alcohol-related accidents, the State of South Carolina has joined an increasing number of states across the country in revising laws pertaining to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) penalties and convictions. Recent changes in legislation now require drivers who are residents of the … [Read more...]

Proposed Bill May Strip SC Dropouts of Driving Privileges

As reported by The State, South Carolina State Representative Tom Young recently proposed a bill that will strip teenagers of their driver’s licenses if they drop out of school before age 18. Under the proposed bill, a South Carolina student under the age of 18 who routinely skips school could have their South Carolina driver’s license … [Read more...]

Countrywide’s Legal Woes Continue

According to the Wall Street Journal, the federal investigation of Countrywide and what brought on the company’s collapse appears to be heating up. According to a WSJ article released Monday, federal criminal investigators tasked with examining what led to the collapse of Countrywide have been calling witnesses before a grand jury as part of their … [Read more...]

SLED Investigating Infamous Five Points Arrest

As reported by WIS, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating the arrests of Jonathan McCoy and Allen Keith McAlister, Jr. which occurred on Harden Street in the Five Points area on October 17, 2009. Officer Tandy Carter asked SLED to determine whether officers James Heywood, Amanda Long, and John Passmore engaged in … [Read more...]

Benedict College Guilty of Failing to Maintain Fire Alarms

Benedict College received an education in fire safety and fire prevention Monday. As reported by WIS TV, Benedict College President David Swinton pleaded no contest to charges of failing to maintain fire alarms in two of the college dormitories. In March, the Columbia Fire Department's Fire Prevention Bureau issued charges after Benedict College … [Read more...]

Tax Snitching Brings Agents and Possible Cash

The April 15th deadline to file your 2009 Tax Returns is fast approaching. Finding tax credits and tax deducations can make filing your tax return a little less painful, but what about snitching on tax cheaters? According to MSN money, tax snitching is a non-conventional way to score a little money from the tax man. The IRS whistle blowing … [Read more...]

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