The Gamecocks beat the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day. It was the last game for defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who's headed for the NFL draft. Also leaving: quarterback Connor Shaw, who's finished out his time at the school; he was named MVP for the game. Columnist Ron Morris called Shaw "the best quarterback in program history."
Official numbers aren't in yet, but one of the organizers of the Famously Hot New Year's Eve celebration told The State he thinks the event drew a few thousand people more than last year's 25,000 attendees. City cops arrested five people for "disorderly conduct, drunkenness and public urination in and around the party," a number they said was small for such a large event.
South Carolina has an official Sword of State. However, it's been missing for more than 70 years, reports the AP.
Tuomey Hospital in Sumter could be forced to close, say its attorneys, if it's forced to pay the $237 million federal prosecutors are seeking after the hospital was found guilty of defrauding Medicare earlier this year. Here's an overview of the case.
These are not the bones you're looking for: For the second time, search crews looking for two recently-missing women in Horry County have stumbled upon human remains. The latest remains appear to belong to a 20-year-old male and have been there for some time.
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!
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
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U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com
The Lake Carolina new home community has it all! 1 YMCA, 3 pools, 10 parks, 20+ community events each year, and much more! Learn more. www.lakecarolina.com
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