They don't get the same level of media attention as the Gamecock football team, but the University of South Carolina women's basketball team is winning some big games, including a 68-59 victory last night over No. 9 Kentucky at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. Led by Coach Dawn Staley, the team — ranked No. 10 nationally — is 15-1 overall and 3-0 in the SEC.
In a case involving the 2010 shooting death of a carjacking suspect by police officers in Sumter, the S.C. Supreme Court will decide whether autopsy records are public records subject to Freedom of Information laws, The Associated Press reported.
A 6-year-old boy in Orangeburg was killed by an approaching truck while walking to his school bus; the accident took place a few minutes before sunrise.
Gov. Nikki Haley was given a "D" grade from the Conservation Voters of South Carolina in the group's first report card on the governor. The organization cited lack of action to protect the Edisto River, encourage solar leasing and regulate out-of-state trash as reasons for the low grade.
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.
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.
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.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
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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
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