COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Here are the Top Five Things You Need to Know Today:
The Columbia Blowfish has a new home this morning. The team is moving to Lexington County. The renderings of what the new ballpark will look like will be covered at a press luncheon at noon today. The Blowfish Franchise signed a stadium lease to play their ballgames in that new stadium. The new 3 million dollar stadium will include 3,000 seats and will provide fans with a more intimate experience. The blowfish are expecting to play their 2015 season in the new stadium.
Governor Nikki Haley will meet with Atlantic Beach Officials to discuss Bikefest. The meeting will be opened to the public but will include an Executive Session.During the Executive Session, Haley and the council will discuss security measures.Haley wants to put an end to Bikefest after several shootings occurred over Memorial Day weekend.
A judge ruled in Shelley Sterling's favor, giving her the green light to sell the team.As a result of the ruling Donald cannot delay the sale of the team as he appeals the case.Shelley negotiated a deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 Billion. Ballmer and Sterling expect to close the deal by August 15.
University of South Carolina will host a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. The School of Medicine celebrated the opening of its medical student education office in Florence.The event will take place at the city center building at 10:30. The school plans to relocate some of their students to the new location to complete clinicals.
New details about a book signing and cooking demonstration by first lady, Patricia Moore-Pastides. The First Lady will share stories, insight and a healthy treat from her new cookbook, Greek Revival from the Garden.The demonstration takes place tonight at 6:30 at the Richland Library.