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Arts Feature: Gallery Shows to Check Out Over the Holidays

Arts Feature: The Year in Theater

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State House Report: Heed the Lesson of the Stinney Case

USC & Higher Education: Same Mission, New Look at Midlands Technical College

Local and State News: City Looks to Establish Human Rights Commission

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News. Brief.: Harrell Weighs Political Future

Sound Off: One Reader’s Response Irks Another

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Growth & Development: Local Bike Co-Op Gets a Home

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S.C. Authors, S.C. Books: One Dead Black Man — And Many

Special Sections

Holiday Guide 2014

Bites & Sights Columbia SC Visitors Guide Winter 2014-15

On The Cover

Holiday Happenings and New Year’s Eve Events in Columbia

Welcome to the craziest week of the year. If it’s Wednesday, and you just picked up a Free Times to start your Christmas Eve: We hope you’ve already completed your all of your shopping.

News + Opinion

Police Chief, City Manager Make Play to Recruit, Retain Police Officers

The Columbia Police Department has trouble recruiting and retaining officers. The department currently has 45 vacant police officer positions, a number Chief Skip Holbrook calls “an unprecedented high.”

Music + Nightlife

Ryan Alexander’s Emotionally Charged DYEL Pushes Into New Territory

The album art for Whoever We Are, the new EP from Columbia band DYEL, is a warm and rosy photo of the shore at Folly Beach.
Music Feature: Best of the Rest

Food + Dining

Food Lang Syne

New Year’s resolutions have become so clichéd and trite that even resolving to not make any is just as tired.

Arts + Lifestyle

Abstract Artist Returns to Columbia as Up-And-Coming New Yorker

There was a bit of “Who’s On First?” happening last Thursday when it came to the opening reception for Watch Paint with Osamu Kobayashi at Gallery 80808.
Arts Feature: The Year in Theater
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