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Casting Crowns Come to The Township

Christian rockers Casting Crowns headline the Township Auditorium in a show that also includes Mandisa and Sidewalk Prophets.

News + Opinion

Richland County Deputy Fired After Shooting

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has fired a deputy who shot a man during a traffic stop in April — one incident in a rising number of officer-involved shootings that occur in South Carolina each year.

Music + Nightlife

Scene Supporters (and Survivors) Mike and Danny Lyons Celebrate a Decade at New Brookland Tavern

Apart from the massive and stately painted brick façade that announces the club’s name, the exterior of New Brookland Tavern is dominated by cheap plywood painted black to keep the sunlight out.

Food + Dining

Inside Copper Horse

Last Friday, Copper Horse Distilling owner Richard Baker gave Free Times a tour of his microdistillery, located at 929 Huger St. in the Vista.

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Great to Be a Gamecock

Photos Capture Spirit of Columbia’s Gameday Culture
A few years ago, Free Times published a story called “Triumph of the Nerd,” which explored how what was once considered nerd culture has not only become cool, but has come to dominate the broader cultural landscape.
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