FT Happenings

ZOOfari Returns

By Free Times | Monday, September 1, 5:04 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.
The Side Line

Digging For the Bright Side In Thursday Night Gamecock Loss

By James Harley | Sunday, August 31, 2:49 pm
It would be easy to go on about the embarrassing, historic failure of the Gamecock defense in the loss to Texas A&M on Thursday night, but why reiterate the obvious at this point? Instead let’s dig around for a few positives to take away from this weekend’s season opener.
Arts Beat

Sanford Greene Memorializes 3-Year-Old Fan in Marvel Comics’ Illustration

Also: USC Professor Releases Art App to Educators
By Amanda Ladymon | Saturday, August 30, 11:19 pm
Columbia comics artist Sanford Greene created art for Marvel Comics' Uncanny Avengers series featuring 3-year-old Jacoby Latta, who died earlier this summer.
Arts Beat

Costumes and Booze: Cosplay Night At Red Door Tavern

By David Travis Bland | Friday, August 29, 4:41 pm
Say you have a thing for dressing up like superheroes, or you dig grooming your hair like crazy animé characters and putting on fantastical video game style outfits.
Nibbles and Sips

Get Your Learn On In The Kitchen

School district offers hands on culinary classes
By April Blake | Friday, August 29, 4:31 pm
You’re never too old to learn, and Lexington District Five wants to school the community in high-level cooking skills.
This Just In

Council Committee Looks to Tackle Drug Lab Closure

Columbia City Council's Public Safety Committee Meets Wednesday
By Chris Trainor | Friday, August 29, 1:34 pm
Columbia City Council will discuss the drug lab closure.
Tales from the Script

Indiana Jones Meets Blair Witch in “As Above, So Below”

By James Scott | Friday, August 29, 10:32 am
I applaud films which are shot in the locations where they're supposed to be happening.
FT Roundup

Former State Lawmaker Pleads Not Guilty to Money Laundering

Plus, Why Is Everyone in Columbia So Grumpy Today?
By Eva Moore | Friday, August 29, 9:57 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
Nibbles and Sips

Really Hard Lemonade

By Xavier Edwards | Thursday, August 28, 2:26 pm
For years people have quenched their thirst during the summer months with a nice, cool glass of lemonade.
FT Politics

Haley Has Strong Lead over Sheheen in Latest Poll

By Eva Moore | Thursday, August 28, 1:07 pm
Haley leads Sheheen 51-36 in latest poll.
Nibbles and Sips

Charleston To Host Restaurant Week

State's culinary hotspot will offer special prices, dishes
By April Blake | Thursday, August 28, 12:22 pm
The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association will be holding their annual Restaurant Week from September 3-14 with over 140 dining establishments participating.
FT Roundup

Police Find Missing 12-Year-Old

Plus, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Visits Columbia
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, August 28, 9:54 am
A FT Roundup.
This Just In

Benedict Police Make Armed Robbery Arrest

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 27, 5:18 pm
A story about Benedict College.
FT Politics

Ervin to Host Numerous Town Hall Meetings

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 27, 1:50 pm
A Tom Ervin post
This Just In

Commission Says Benjamin Did Not Violate Ethics Law

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 27, 11:38 am
A story about Mayor Benjamin
Tales from the Script

Gleeson Walks the Walk to “Calvary”

By James Scott | Wednesday, August 27, 11:12 am
Is martyrdom itself a form of suicide -- and, if so, can Catholicism reconcile the two?
FT Roundup

FactCheck Blasts Anti-Haley Ad

Also: Rockaways' Case Headed to S.C. Supreme Court
By Dan Cook | Wednesday, August 27, 9:21 am
Political fact-checking site finds Sheheen ad misleading.
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.

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