The controversial proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium on Bull Street cleared its first major hurdle last night, as City Council approved a licensing agreement between the city and Hardball Capital with a 4 to 3 vote.
State senators on a panel charged with investigating allegations of malfeasance at the South Carolina Retirement Systems Investment Commission have apologized to its chairman, having cleared him of any ethical violations, according to The Greenville News. Hard feelings and accusations between Treasurer Curtis Loftis and RSIC Chairman Reynolds Williams have roiled the commission for years now.
Politico Magazine takes a thorough look at Tea Party hero Jim DeMint’s exercise in losing friends and influence over at the Heritage Foundation.
The Statereports that two large companies, tech-giant IBM and construction firm Fluor, are looking to lease office space in a building planned for USC’s Innovista research campus.
The Post and Courier beats up on the debut of Southern Charm, a new reality TV show set in Charleston featuring disgraced political scion Thomas Ravenel and a passel of posturing dilettantes. Unintentionally hilarious quote from the show: “When I got out of prison, I was listless and I found polo.” – T-Rav
In related nonsense, T-Rav’s camp is teasing The Post and Courier about him launching a possible third-party bid against Sen. Lindsey Graham, should Graham clinch the GOP nomination. Sounds more like Ravenel is already jockeying for a reality TV spin-off.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: