Some Columbia City Council members — and especially Cameron Runyan — are upset with the way City Manager Teresa Wilson has handled the search for a new police chief. Wilson will brief Council on the process so far Tuesday.
An earthquake rattled South Carolina late Friday night. The magnitude 4.1 quake, centered in Edgefield, was felt as far away as Georgia. On Sunday, a 3.2 magnitude aftershock followed, but wasn't felt beyond 30 miles from Edgefield.
In a letter, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott calls for the state Department of Corrections to drop its appeal of a recent court ruling and get to work fixing the way it treats mentally ill inmates.
The two winter storms over the past three weeks mean potholes will soon start popping up around the state.
After stirring up a fuss last week, S.C. Sen. Mike Fair quickly dropped his opposition to teaching students about natural selection and evolution. The Charleston City Paper takes an in-depth look at the whole mess. Parking garages, amirite? The State tells people there's going to be a lot more garage parking required as the city grows and densifies. People don't like it.
It's Presidents' Day. Lots of things are closed.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 5-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
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!
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 opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
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!
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