Columbia City Council is not planning to take a second vote on the proposed minor-league baseball stadium this week. Last week, Mayor Steve Benjamin called for more civil, respectful city dialogue, and he's made that the theme of this week's meeting. Ironically, it's Benjamin who some colleagues say has made Council less civil. Mayoral attaché Michael Wukela told WIS the baseball vote could come as early as April 1.
Did you know the Midlands has an indoor football team? Well, it does now. The Capital City Revolt, the slated fifth member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, has not yet posted a roster or schedule — it won't actually start playing until 2015 — but it has posted pics of some sweet uniforms.
Parade Magazine has named Columbia's A'ja Wilson the Player of the Year. The high school basketball star, a Heathwood Hall senior, hasn't yet decided where she'll attend college.
An underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico "remains shuttered indefinitely a month after a mysterious radioactive leak stopped shipments from sites nationwide," the Greenville News reports, and that's thrown into doubt the fate of nuclear waste from the Savannah River Site that was supposed to be headed there.
The man who founded one of the groups tasked with rolling out school choice for kids with disabilities has a rocky financial history, according to The State's Jamie Self. In 2009, a couple sued Jeff Davis, of Palmetto Kids First, saying he misled them "on how $950,000 they invested in 2008 to buy stock in a bank would be used" ... "According to court proceedings, some of the couple’s money went to Davis’ business and personal expenses."
Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
Shop local this tax free weekend! Devine Street and Five Points are teaming up for a massive sidewalk sale featuring great in-store specials from all your favorite retailers and a Saturday art stroll. Read more hereand here!
New Downtown Dessert and Coffee Bar!
Tony’s Italian Eatery has teamed up with Southern Charm Sweets to bring you the highest quality dessert selection in the downtown area. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2. Find us on Facebook!
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage is offering 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Tax-Free Weekend at Best Mattress
With big savings from July 31st-August 2nd, you can afford handcrafted quality. Free bed frame and pillows on any Full, Queen, or King set $599 and above! Click for locations and hours.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Concord Park From the $150’s. Off 12th St. Extension. 803.419.2227. mungo.com
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GABLE HILL APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR’s available with many amenities. Surround yourself with Southern comforts at Gable Hill Apartments! Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
ST. ANDREWS COMMONS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Close to everywhere YOU WANT TO BE! 1200 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
WATERFORD APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Prime location, and plenty of space. Live large at Waterford Apartments. Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 1340 Longcreek Dr., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
Donate Plasma Today & Be Somebody’s Hero For Life. You could earn up to $400 a month! Program and fees vary per location. Contact your local center today. 803-736-5888. Click here for more info