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.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
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.
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: