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.
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.
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.
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
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.
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!
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.
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