Kroger's corporate office has given initial approval to a new grocery store at the site of Capital City Stadium, the crumbling old city-owned stadium on Assembly Street where the Columbia Blowfish play. Originally, in 2011, Atlanta developer Bright Meyers proposed a Walmart for the site; however, there was widespread public outcry, and Walmart declined to pursue the project. The Kroger would anchor a mixed use development. Columbia City Council will discuss the project today at its 2 p.m. work session.
A Fox News host grilled U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina about the GOP's lack of alternatives to Obamacare. "Why hasn't a full proposal of a completely different plan from the GOP been developed, put out to the press for us to look at and really dig into?" asked Fox News' Jenna Lee, according to Talking Points Memo.
Here's a lead that speaks for itself: "CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - An 8-year-old South Carolina girl's dream of having the woolly mammoth become the official state fossil has been put on hold while lawmakers debate an amendment that gives God credit for creation of the prehistoric animal." Sen. Kevin Bryant has tried to add a Bible verse to the bill; when that failed, he proposed adding the words “as created on the sixth day with the beasts of the field" to describe the mammoth. Meanwhile, Sen. Mike Fair, an opponent of evolution education, temporarily put the bill on hold but his amendment was overruled. The mammoth is a fitting state fossil because fossilized mammoth teeth were discovered in a swamp here in 1725.
Columbia-based public relations firm Chernoff Newman is merging with a North Carolina company, signaling a major expansion.
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
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.
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.
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for 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.
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Free Times is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter to assist in gathering material from advertisers, coordinating between the sales and production departments, and handling routine clerical tasks. Must be proficient on a Mac, able to conduct business via phone, email, text, Dropbox, social media platforms and face to face while under deadline in a fast-paced, sometimes distracting work environment. The position requires the ability to multitask, excellent oral and written communication skills, and solid experience in quickly learning new computer programs. This is a full time position with benefits. Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com