In Brief: July 23rd, 2014
Farrah Franklin arrested in Myrtle Beach Sunday
Ex-Destiny’s Child member, Farrah Franklin was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday in Myrtle Beach, S.C., CNN reported.
Franklin was partying with Da’Quan Bowers, a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Ricky Sapp, a Houston Texan linebacker. Franklin ran out of Sapp’s house after a night of drinking, The police report says that Franklin refused to calm down and was founding laying in a neighbor’s yard. The police report also said that Franklin had planned to spend the night in the woods. Franklin was held in Horry County, S.C. and was freed on $280 bail.
USC alumnus gives $1.1 million gift to school
According to The State, Jim Konduros, an alumnus of the University of South Carolina School of Law, announced Monday that he will be giving a $1.1 million gift to the school. The gift will fund scholarships, summer fellowships and a leadership development program.
Konduros told reporters that he intended his gift to provide extra support to the school during a time of growth and transition. The donation is timely because the School of Law is hiring new faculty members and enhancing its curriculum in preparation for its move into a new building around the time of the school’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
The scholarships funded by his donation will provide support for students who have served as a government employee or in the armed forces, while the summer fellowships will go to students contributing to public service through governmental or non-profit agencies.
Riverbanks Zoo breaks attendance record again
Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens had more than one million visitors for the fifth year in a row, WLTX reported.
The zoo had 14,005 more visitors during the 2013-2014 fiscal year that ended in June, than in the 2012-2013 year. Satch Krantz, CEO and Riverbanks President says that the increase in attendance is due to the park’s added attractions. Riverbanks announced earlier in the year that it will be adding a #36 million expansion that will include a seal/sea lion exhibit, a new grizzly bear and a children’s garden. The zoo hopes that Destination Riverbanks will attract more out-of-town visitors, which adds up to make about half of the zoo’s guests.