Gov. Nikki Haley unveils her executive budget today. Here's an overview about what's probably in it, courtesy of The State.
The Daily Beast profiles Anton Gunn, a former South Carolina legislator who went to work for the Obama administration's health care rollout and is now leaving that post for the private sector.
Federal officials have decided to make volunteer fire departments exempt from the requirement to provide health care coverage under Obamacare. Palmetto State fire departments are cheering the news, WIS reports.
The 2014 lieutenant governor's race is beginning to shake out. Current Lt. Gov Glenn McConnell announced last week he will not not seek re-election. Republican Pat McKinney appears to be Gov. Nikki Haley's anointed candidate for the post; he rolled out a campaign committee studded with GOP and business community figures. Democratic Rep. Bakari Sellers, a frequent Haley critic, is also seeking the post. This is the last time the lieutenant governor and governor will run on separate tickets.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: