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.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
Make your own beer and wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop, 736 St. Andrews Road. Click to find out how!
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.
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
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Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: