Police Find Missing 12-Year-Old

Plus, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Visits Columbia
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, August 28, 9:54 am
A FT Roundup.

FactCheck Blasts Anti-Haley Ad

Also: Rockaways' Case Headed to S.C. Supreme Court
By Dan Cook | Wednesday, August 27, 9:21 am
Political fact-checking site finds Sheheen ad misleading.

Benedict Police Make Armed Robbery Arrest

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 27, 5:18 pm
A story about Benedict College.

Haley Has Strong Lead over Sheheen in Latest Poll

By Eva Moore | Thursday, August 28, 1:07 pm
Haley leads Sheheen 51-36 in latest poll.
Sound Off

District 5 School Board Members Are Embarrassing

Plus: How Can We Trust Climate Models?
By Free Times Readers | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Our school board may be responsible for many good things in our district. In my opinion, the majority of them are also responsible for overspending in many ways.
News. Brief.

A Rough First Week for USC

Plus: Congaree Could Crack Down on Pigs
By Free Times | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The University of South Carolina sent three alerts to students about armed individuals on and around campus during the first week of classes.
Local and State News

Richland County Deputy Fired After Shooting

Officer-Involved Shootings on the Rise in S.C.
By Eva Moore | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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.
Local and State News

Graham Pushes Military, Economic Security in Columbia Speech

By Dan Cook | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
In an Aug. 25 speech that touched on numerous issues U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham consistently linked the country’s military security to its economic policies.
Local and State News

City Drug Analyst Resigns After Chief Closes Lab

Solicitor’s Office, CPD Looking into Practices
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
If you were facing the prospect of time in jail on drug charges, would you want someone with “significant gaps” in their training handling the evidence in your case at a facility that “may be unacceptable for storage” of such evidence?
Local and State News

Experts See Little Hope for Sheheen in Governor’s Race

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Democratic State Sen. Vincent Sheheen is unlikely to beat Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, whom he’s challenging for a second time this election year, said a panel of political experts Aug. 21.
Local and State News

City Hires Kansas City Architect to Design Bull Street Ballpark

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
If you closely followed the FIFA World Cup this summer, you undoubtedly watched a match that took place in the Arena das Dunas, in Natal, Brazil.
Local and State News

Residents Riled Up, City Staff Concerned Over “No Adults” Park Ordinance

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The City of Columbia continues to debate how it will handle the implementation of “exclusive minor child play zones” in city parks.
Growth & Development

S.C. State, Benedict to Square Off in Palmetto Capital City Classic

A Burgeoning Tradition
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Some will come for the football game between two old rivals. Some will come for the exuberant performances of the marching bands. Others will come simply for some world-class tailgating.
Lexington News Briefs

Chapin Election Date in Dispute

Plus, Irmo Approves Security Cameras for New Park
By Al Dozier | Friday, August 22, 2014
News from Lexington County
Business. Brief.

SOCO Celebrates One Year with Free Co-Working Day

Vista Co-Working Site Partners with Iron Yard for Code Academy
By Xavier Edwards | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
“Our vision for SOCO was to create a sort of center of gravity for the creative community to work, convene and connect in unique ways,” says Gene Crawford, SOCO cofounder.
Opinion
City Watch

I Still Can’t Believe Spurrier Came Here

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
State House Report

End of Second Reconstruction Having Consequences

By Andy Brack | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
My Turn

Living on Main

By Lisa Marie Fields | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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