Cruz Yanks Ad Featuring Soft Porn Actress

Plus, Sanders and Clinton Square Off In Debate
By Chris Trainor | Friday, February 12, 9:03 am
A look at headlines across the nation.

County Councilman Pleads Guilty on Tax Charges

Plus, Sanders, Clinton Battle for Black Endorsements
By Eva Moore | Thursday, February 11, 9:04 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.

City Loses $57,000 On Latest Season of Ice Skating Rink

By Chris Trainor | Friday, February 12, 12:33 pm
Main Street Ice lost money again.

Take This Quiz To Figure Out Which Candidate Reflects Your Values

Election Compass Aligns Your Views With Positions of Presidential Contenders
By Free Times | Friday, February 12, 4:17 pm
Can't figure out who to vote for? This tool can help.
News. Brief.

Harrell Fined, Must Pay Back $113K

Plus: Tax Service Sued
By Free Times | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Former House Speaker Bobby Harrell improperly used campaign funds to pay the attorneys who were defending him on charges of improper use of campaign funds, according to a Feb. 9 ruling by the House Ethics Committee.
Local and State News

Baddourah Wants a Swift End To Water-Sewer Transfer

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Could the City of Columbia’s long-controversial practice of annually transferring millions of dollars out of the water and sewer fund into the general fund finally be coming to an end?
Local and State News

“At Rest” Law Would Require Unloading of Booze in S.C.

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
It almost sounds like a joke...
Local and State News

Bill Clinton Stumps to Fortify Hillary’s Standing in SC

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
While the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was fierce in Iowa and New Hampshire, the Palmetto State is generally thought to be a stronghold for Clinton.
USC & Higher Education

With K-12 a Funding Priority, USC Makes Its Pitch

By Rodney Welch | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
When advocates for the University of South Carolina went to the S.C. State House this year for Carolina Day — the school’s annual public relations pitch to state legislators — they did so knowing at least one big gun was not on their side.
Growth & Development

As Opening Day Nears, Residents Fear Ballpark Noise

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
In just two months, the Columbia Fireflies, a New York Mets affiliate, will begin playing minor league baseball at Spirit Communications Park on Bull Street.


City Watch

Pavlovich Keeps Proving It: Ballet Is Not for Sissies

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, February 10, 2016