A South Carolina textile family dynasty is the focus of this multigeneration novel set in the 1950s to 1980s. A smart and ambitious working-class man marries into a Southern society family, and there are plenty of passions and secrets as the years go by. The story is set against the beginning of the decline of the American textile industry. This is Claud’s first novel, but she has spent three decades writing for magazines and newspapers. She lives on the border of North and South Carolina.
Zero the Lock Dog: A Tale of the Canal du Midi
Author: Jean Marcel
Publisher: RoseDog Books
When a golden retriever puppy is born with only three legs, the owner, a lock keeper on the 150-mile-long Canal du Midi in southern France, figures the pup is worthless, hence his name: Zero. But the dog becomes a source of comfort and joy for those whose lives he touches. The author is from Aiken and became interested in the history of the canal and its lock dogs. The author’s profits will be donated to the Aiken County Animal Shelter.
The Closer I Get: The Escape
Author: Latoya Coppedge
Publisher: LSDV Productions
This is the second in a series of novels about a teenager in California named Roxanna, who is on her own and struggling to find her way in life. Mixed up with a Mexican drug cartel, she finds herself in a dangerous world of money, sex, drugs and murder. The first volume of the series, The Closer I Get, was published last year. The author lives in Columbia.
Tales of Indifference: An Anthology of Sultry, Secretive & Simplistic Short Stories
Author: Tracey Girlz
The Columbia author’s short stories cover a wide range of topics: love, friendship, mental illness, road rage, military connections, suicide and commitment. She works in inspirational, entertainment and empowerment services.
Just Jackie: A Teacher’s Memoir
Author: Jacqueline Miller Carmichael
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
The Columbia author is a retired educator, and in this book she shares her teaching legacy and encourages readers to renew their skills as they strive toward their personal and occupational calling.
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
Brew Pub Site Available
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Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
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Free Times is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter to assist in gathering material from advertisers, coordinating between the sales and production departments, and handling routine clerical tasks. Must be proficient on a Mac, able to conduct business via phone, email, text, Dropbox, social media platforms and face to face while under deadline in a fast-paced, sometimes distracting work environment. The position requires the ability to multitask, excellent oral and written communication skills, and solid experience in quickly learning new computer programs. This is a full time position with benefits. Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectation to email@example.com.
Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.
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Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com