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Local and State News: Private Water Line Company Wants City’s Name Back on Envelopes

A New Sense of Pride

Developers Hope for Tax Breaks on Bull Street’s Babcock Building

No Clear Homeless Plan for Finlay Park As Revamp Looms

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A New Sense of Pride

Feeling the Heat: New Name Declares SC Pride’s Importance to Columbia
In its 27th year, South Carolina’s foremost Pride celebration has a lot of roles to play.

Events in Columbia

8 Days - Labor Day Weekend Triple Feature; SC Pride Festival; “Weird Al” Yankovic

If you’re up for a drive on this Labor Day weekend, the Monetta Drive-In out in, uh, Monetta hosts its annual Labor Day Weekend Triple Feature.

Food + Dining

In Search of the Midlands’ Best Gas Station Foods

Tossing the 4,000th piece of fried chicken I tried this week into the gas station trash bin, I slumped back into my car seat and wondered what was the point of this weeklong venture across the Midlands.
Drink of the Week: Sierra Nevada Porter
On Tap: First Thursday Returns with Plenty of Drinking
Bite of the Week: Burger, Beer & A Shot Of Bulleit

News + Opinion

Developers Hope for Tax Breaks on Bull Street’s Babcock Building

Developers in the Commons at BullStreet project are taking steps to get tax breaks for the rehabilitation of the old Babcock Building on the grounds of the former state mental hospital.
Local and State News: FT Roundup: Irish Travelers Plead Not Guilty
Local and State News: Fireflies Turning Baseball Field into Gridiron Next Week
City Watch: Shaw and Lattimore, Faith and Football


Gene Wilder Was One of (Many) Kinds

2016 has witnessed the death of too many creative luminaries.
Tales from the Script: Zombie Outbreak on a Train to Busan
Tales from the Script: Sausage Party Spoofs Pixar in R-Rated Animation
Movie Times: Movie Theaters and Showtimes in Columbia, SC
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