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

Nibbles and Sips: Bojangles’ Now Taking Turkey Preorders

Chew on This!: Eat Lots of Oysters

Where It's At: Columbia SC Club Calendar: Nov 19-26

Food Feature: The Milk-and-Bread Mystery


Lexington News Briefs: Lexington 2 Board Approves Land Purchases for New Schools

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

Nibbles and Sips: At EdVenture, Decorate Food with Holiday Attire

Tales from the Script: Harrelson’s and Hoffman’s Solid Support Bolster “Mockingjay”

FT Happenings: Holiday Lights on the River; A Christmas Carol; Snowville

Arts Beat: Bound and Unwound: Book-Based Art Show is Mixed Bag

FT Roundup: South Carolina’s Leaders in Washington Don’t Like Obama’s Immigration Plan

The Playlist: Review: The Ballad of Shovels and Rope

The Side Line: Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

Business. Brief.: At Ignite! 2014, Entrepreneurs Talk about How to Move the Midlands Forward

Arts Beat: Pianist Golka Offers Soul, Technique in Performance with USC Symphony

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.

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.
Chew on This!: Eat Lots of Oysters

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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