FT Happenings

Zombies Invade Vista; Palmetto Capital City Classic

By Free Times | Tuesday, August 26, 1:48 pm
What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.
What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.
FT Roundup

Another Armed Robbery Reported at USC

Plus, Rubio Speaks at Duncan Event in Anderson
By Chris Trainor | Tuesday, August 26, 9:58 am
Things going on in SC.
This Just In

City Drug Analyst Resigns After Chief Shutters Lab

Solicitor’s Office, CPD Looking into Practices
By Chris Trainor | Monday, August 25, 5:39 pm
The Columbia Police Department has closed its drug analysis laboratory after questions arose about an employee who handled drug chemistry cases in the lab, as well as about the physical conditions in the lab itself.
FT Politics

Graham Pushes Military, Economic Security in Columbia Speech

By Dan Cook | Monday, August 25, 5:21 pm
Speaking to the Columbia Rotary Club, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said voters are ready to make sacrifices in programs like Social Security and Medicare — and that they need to do so in order to pay for the nation’s military and infrastructure needs.
This Just In

Park Service Wants Feedback on Wild Pig Plan for Congaree

Oink Oink Oink
By Eva Moore | Monday, August 25, 3:43 pm
Under the proposed plan, the park would roll out a comprehensive plan that could include fencing off certain sensitive areas of the park like archaeological sites; coordinating with nearby landowners; and a stepped-up shooting and live-trapping program.
The Playlist

Live Review: Freeway Music Festival

Event Hinted at Exciting Future For Columbia Music While Raising Scholarship Funds
By Kevin Oliver | Monday, August 25, 11:13 am
In its second year, the Freeway Music Festival found its calling — presenting both the present and the future of Columbia's music scene, showcasing not just the current crop of local favorites but providing a glimpse at the next generation.
FT Roundup

City Drug Lab Shut Down

Plus, Senators Descend on S.C.
By Eva Moore | Monday, August 25, 7:30 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
Arts Beat

Trustus Scores with The Restoration’s “Constance”

By Dan Cook | Saturday, August 23, 11:43 pm
By bringing Constance to the stage, Trustus has scored on a number of levels.
Tales from the Script

“Axanar”: The “Star Trek” Movie Nobody Knew They Were Waiting For

By James Scott | Saturday, August 23, 2:43 pm
Star Trek is the only science fiction that postulates a positive future for humanity.
Arts Beat

Young Oil Painter Shows Potential

Strong Technique, Little Originality in Discovering Painting at City Art
By Amanda Ladymon | Saturday, August 23, 2:20 pm
USC Alumni shows landscape paintings at City Art Gallery in the Vista through Aug. 30.
Tales from the Script

Moretz Ponders Mortal Options in “If I Stay”

By James Scott | Saturday, August 23, 10:22 am
Medical science has done all it can; the decision to live has to be hers alone.
The Playlist

Under the Radar: The Haves, Emory Lane

Saturday at Art Bar
By Dade Driggers | Friday, August 22, 1:41 pm
The Haves drench their funky guitar progressions with waves of delay, filling the resulting deluge with jazzy percussion and lyrical references that range from popular culture to civil unrest.
The Playlist

Interview: Tony Lee Talks Freeway Music Festival

Saturday at Tin Roof and Music Farm
By Kyle Petersen | Friday, August 22, 12:04 pm
Beyond the bands, the festival is a celebration of Columbia’s most prominent private music instruction studio and the positive, community-empowering work that they do.
FT Roundup

Sheheen Calls Out Haley, but Pundits Say It’s Futile

Plus, Student Robbed at Gunpoint near Horseshoe
By Eva Moore | Friday, August 22, 10:30 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
FT Politics

Experts See Little Hope for Sheheen in Governor’s Race

Panel Convened Aug. 21 at USC
By Eva Moore | Friday, August 22, 8:24 am
With more money and an improving economy, Haley is in a strong position as she seeks re-election.
The Playlist

Under the Radar: Dreiberg, Miles to Go, The Apnea Effect

Friday at Conundrum Music Hall
By Michael Spawn | Thursday, August 21, 1:38 pm
Columbia two-piece Dreiberg fills out its minimal instrumentation with a strong armory of pop hooks and boatloads of ramshackle charm.
FT Roundup

Lexington Deputy Coroner Resigns After DUI Arrest

Plus, Davis Looking "Questionable" for Texas A&M Game
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, August 21, 10:05 am
Things going on around SC
FT Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Visit Columbia

S.C. Republicans Host "Victory Tailgate" Aug. 27
By Eva Moore | Wednesday, August 20, 10:42 am
Texas governor visiting Columbia
FT Roundup

Post & Courier Takes On Domestic Violence

Also: Online Poll Respondents Want Connor Shaw to Start for Cleveland Browns
By Dan Cook | Wednesday, August 20, 8:58 am
The online package — which includes video, strong photography and graphics — notes that South Carolina has ranked in the top 10 states for domestic violence for 15 years.
FT Roundup

Harrell Investigation Reportedly Continuing

Plus, Man Arrested in Boating Death of USC Student
By Chris Trainor | Tuesday, August 19, 9:43 am
A look at what's going on in SC.
Arts Beat

Tapp’s Screens Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive”

Part of P.O.V. Film Series
By David Travis Bland | Monday, August 18, 9:31 pm
On Aug. 21, the POV series will be premiering Only Lovers Left Alive, the latest film by Hollywood anti-hero Jim Jarmusch.

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