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New Exhibit Leaves a Main Street Block in Stitches

By Andy Shain | Monday, August 29, 4:07 pm
"Yarn Bomb" covers trees, light posts and parking meters with colorful knitted and crocheted pieces
In time for First Thursday this week, art gallery manager Bohumila Augustinova and One Columbia have wrapped colorful knitted and crocheted pieces around trees, light poles and parking meters between Hampton and Taylor streets.
The Playlist

Album of the Week: De La Soul’s And the Anonymous Nobody

Legendary Rap Trio Returns to Form With First Album in Seven Years
By Vincent Harris | Monday, August 29, 3:55 pm
Contains enough dizzying wordflow, pitch-perfect production and deep thoughts to inspire imitators for decades to come.
FT Roundup

Connor Shaw Breaks Leg in Bears Game

Plus, Upstate Residents Concerned about Clown in Woods
By Eva Moore | Monday, August 29, 6:32 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
The Playlist

Jam Room Music Festival Announces First Six Acts for November Return

North Carolina Groups Mount Moriah and Boulevards Crown the Initial Bill
By Jordan Lawrence | Friday, August 26, 11:21 am
The Jam Room Music Festival’s North Carolina connection is nothing new.
Arts Beat

With New Season, Newberry Opera House Remains a Model of Consistency

Lineup Packed With Familiar Names and a Few Surprises
By Kevin Oliver | Thursday, August 25, 12:03 pm
If there's one show that stands out immediately on the schedule it has to be the ]]]]]\Concerto for Violin and Rock Band with String Orchestra by R.E.M. guitarist Mike Mills with violinist Robert McDuffie.
Arts Beat

Theater Review: Anatomy of a Hug Charts Family Dysfunction, Reconciliation

Through Aug. 27 at Trustus Theatre
By August Krickel | Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 pm
"You can live here until you die — but you are no longer my mother."
Tales from the Script

Zombie Outbreak on a Train to Busan

By James Scott | Wednesday, August 24, 5:04 pm
All aboard!
This Just In

Penny Watchdog Group Approves Job Description of Independent Monitor

Committee Wants to Hire Contractor to Probe Transportation Tax Projects
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 24, 1:38 pm
A citizens watchdog group has moved a step closer to hiring an independent staffer to help it monitor the scandal-scarred Richland County Transportation Penny Tax program.
FT Roundup

SC Dems Shedding Jefferson-Jackson Name for Fundraiser

Plus, Woman Dies in Lake Murray Boating Accident
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 24, 9:11 am
A look at news in South Carolina.
FT Roundup

Judge Tells Richland Elections Board to Pay Up

Plus, Controversial Arizona Sheriff Speaks at Duncan Fundrasier
By Chris Trainor | Tuesday, August 23, 9:18 am
A look at news in Columbia and elsewhere.
This Just In

Controversial Chapin Lower-Rent Housing Project Fails to Win State Grant

Only One of Four Projects Proposed in Irmo-Chapin Receiving S.C. Housing Money
By Al Dozier | Monday, August 22, 4:32 pm
A proposed lower-rent housing project that prompted a storm of opposition from the Chapin community did not make the final list approved for grant funding, according to an announcement posted Monday by the State Housing Authority.
The Playlist

Album of the Week: Lydia Loveless’ Real

Loveless' Latest Is a Breakup Album for the Ages
By Vincent Harris | Monday, August 22, 12:06 pm
It might be the best breakup album since Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.
FT Roundup

Gay Latta Police Chief Running for Dillon County Sheriff

Plus, Women Getting Abortions Outside SC Since New Law
By Eva Moore | Monday, August 22, 9:39 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
This Just In

USC’s President Gets Pay Raise, New Bonuses

Harris Pastides Will Get Bonuses Each Year He Stays Past His 10-Year Anniversary in Office
By Rodney Welch | Friday, August 19, 4:14 pm
University of South Carolina trustees voted Friday to give USC President Harris Pastides a $100,000 raise as well as ongoing retention bonuses that kick in every year after his reaches his 10th anniversary in office.
FT Roundup

Another Analyst Says S.C. May Not Be Deep Red This November

Plus, Only One Carrier Will Remain on Obamacare Exchange in S.C.
By Eva Moore | Friday, August 19, 9:24 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
FT Roundup

Judge Dismisses Private Companies From Penny Lawsuit

Plus, State Transportation Officials Say Roads in 'Crisis'
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, August 18, 9:07 am
A look at what's going on in Columbia and elsewhere.
The Playlist

Free Times and Stereofly to Present Sore Thumb Day Parties at Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival

Listen to the Artists Scheduled to Play
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, August 17, 3:27 pm
Free Times is once again partnering with local zine and promotions hub Stereofly to present two day parties during the festival.
FT Roundup

Feds Indict ‘Irish Travelers’

Plus, State Budget Falls Just Short of Projections
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 17, 9:25 am
A look at headlines in South Carolina.
This Just In

Benjamin Shores: Mayor Wants to Put a Beach in Finlay Park

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 17, 9:20 am
A beach in the middle of the Capital City? Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin would like to see it happen.
This Just In

Infamously Hot: Columbia Sets Summer Heat Record

News You Could Feel Every Time You Went Outside as Average Temps Reach 85 Degrees
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 17, 5:26 am
South Carolina’s capital city is in the midst of what could be its hottest summer on record, according to the National Weather Service. The average temperature this summer in Columbia reached 85 degrees through Aug. 14, breaking the previous high of 84.2 degrees in 2011.
FT Roundup

Roof Gets Death Penalty Experts on Legal Team

Plus, Gamecocks Host Open Football Practice
By Chris Trainor | Tuesday, August 16, 7:35 am
A look at headlines in South Carolina and elsewhere.

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