The Scandalous Lives of Carolina Belles
Marie Boozer and Amelia Feaster
Author: Tom Elmore
Publisher: The History Press
The mother and teenage daughter of the title were notorious in Civil War Columbia — the “tabloid queens” of their day, if there had been tabloids then. Feaster, a Philadelphia-born widow, aided the Union war effort, while her daughter Marie was mostly just infamous for her involvement in various scandals. Elmore, who has written two previous nonfiction books related to the war and Columbia, tracks down the facts after sorting through myths and legends that have been published over the years about the two women and their links to rich and powerful men at home and abroad.
Going Full Circle: Worship That Moves Us to Discipleship and Missions
Author: Mark C. Powers
Publisher: Resource Publications
The author is the worship and music director of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. In this book, he uses everyday language to examine worship, discipleship and missions and to provoke thought among worshipers and worship leaders. Powers served for 28 years as a full-time worship pastor in Baptist churches in Florence, Chester, Aiken and North Augusta before returning to Columbia six years ago.
Down. Set. Fight!
Authors: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims and Scott Kowalchuk
Publisher: Oni Press
In this just-published comic graphic novel, much of the action takes place in Columbia at the fictional Darius Rucker High School. The hero is Fearless Chuck Fairlane, a brawling former football star, now a coach, who finds himself slugging it out — literally — with team mascots.
Author: David Maring
This historical novel is set in the coastal area near Georgetown. It goes back to prehistoric times, tracing the migration of Indians, Vikings, Africans, Spanish and British in a region with a mixture of history and romance. Maring is a retired circuit judge who lives near Winyah Bay.
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.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 6-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
F/T and P/T avail. Must have a clean driving record, organized and have a prof appearance. Please call for an interview or email resume to Kerry@crystalpool.com. Must bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Call 803-865-1200
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
BB&T Home Mortgage Sharing knowledge with satisfied homeowners. BBT.com/Mortgage