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.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
New Downtown Dessert and Coffee Bar!
Tony’s Italian Eatery has teamed up with Southern Charm Sweets to bring you the highest quality dessert selection in the downtown area. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2. Find us on Facebook!
Tax-Free Weekend at Best Mattress
With big savings from July 31st-August 2nd, you can afford handcrafted quality. Free bed frame and pillows on any Full, Queen, or King set $599 and above! Click for locations and hours.
Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
Shop local this tax free weekend! Devine Street and Five Points are teaming up for a massive sidewalk sale featuring great in-store specials from all your favorite retailers and a Saturday art stroll. Read more hereand here!
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage is offering 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Concord Park From the $150’s. Off 12th St. Extension. 803.419.2227. mungo.com
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WATERFORD APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Prime location, and plenty of space. Live large at Waterford Apartments. Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 1340 Longcreek Dr., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
ST. ANDREWS COMMONS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Close to everywhere YOU WANT TO BE! 1200 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
GABLE HILL APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR’s available with many amenities. Surround yourself with Southern comforts at Gable Hill Apartments! Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
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