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.
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Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink is now open! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
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