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Food Feature: The Milk-and-Bread Mystery

Nibbles and Sips: Bojangles’ Now Taking Turkey Preorders

Local and State News: City Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses of Employees

Business. Brief.: Eight Companies Vie for $83,000 in USC’s Proving Ground Pitchfest

FT Roundup: Cops Looking for Man Who Attempted Sex Assault Near USC


Sound Bites: Concerts in Columbia: Nov 28-Dec 3

Music Feature: Scene Fixture Bentz Kirby’s Heart Stopped, But It Didn’t Stop Him

Crime Blotter: Nudie Mags Stolen from Sumter Gas Station

Rant & Rave: Ask an Uber Driver

My Turn: On Being Married, Legally

Growth & Development: Dorm Project Gets First Nod From Council

State House Report: A Promising Opportunity for a Poor Part of the State

Local and State News: Right-Wing Group Pushes Solar Power as S.C. Writes New Rules

Local and State News: Indictment of Former Sen. Ford Doesn’t Follow Harrell Script

News. Brief.: Courts Make Same-Sex Marriage Legal in S.C.

Drink of the Week: Jean de Trimoulet ‘09 St.-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux

Editor's Picks

Arts Beat: Lomazov Astounds on Tchaikovsky, Nakahara Gets Bold with Rachmaninoff

From The Editor: Cultural Council No Longer Relevant to Local Arts Scene

Business. Brief.: Eight Companies Vie for $83,000 in USC’s Proving Ground Pitchfest

Special Sections

Holiday Guide 2014

The Side Line: USC vs South Alabama

On The Cover

Shamed - Court Rules S.C. Must Help Poor Rural Schools

Free Times Looks Forward and Back at the Two-Decade-Old Corridor of Shame Lawsuit
This week, Free Times looks both forward and back — telling the story of the inequities in school funding that led to the Corridor of Shame lawsuit, taking a look at the controversial 3-2 decision, and asking how the state will move toward fixing its schools in the years to come as the court ruling requires.

News + Opinion

Nudie Mags Stolen from Sumter Gas Station

Authorities are looking for a man who broke a glass pane in the door of a Sumter gas station and stole a few items including cigarettes and adult magazines.
Rant & Rave: Ask an Uber Driver

Music + Nightlife

Concerts in Columbia: Nov 20-26

The common denominator for this disjointed bill is emotion: For the touring Slingshot Dakota, profound pangs of yearning are sparked by propulsive, punk-informed pop and disarming female vocals.

Food + Dining

Chorizo and Clams at @116 Espresso and Wine Bar

Last week I stopped by @116 on a Thursday, which just so happened to be “Fruit of the Vine” night.

Arts + Lifestyle

Saluda Shoals Park Presents: Lights on the River

With more than 400 themed and animated light displays crammed into a two-mile loop — including a “Dazzling Dancing Forest,” where lighted trees sway in rhythm with holiday music — it should continue to dazzle Midlands families.
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