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.
Back to School Tattoo Specials
Magnum Ink is offering 1/2 off all tattoos for students over 18 as well as 2 for $60 on letters or numbers for state employees. 1405 Rushmore Road, Suite B, right off of Broad River.
Not Your Typical Greek Restaurant
Ariana’s in West Columbia serves up delicious all-natural, low carb dishes, as well as homemade bread and baklava. Come try the best salad dressing in town! Location info and hours here.
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
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.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
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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Company seeking carpenters, plumbers, masons work is year around with a 40 year old company. Starting pay is $10.00 but experienced individuals will be compensated accordingly. Must have a clean driving record and must bring a copy of your driving record to the interview. Please call 803-865-1200.
Pool Cleaning-Full and part time available. Must have a clean driving record, be organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00 per hr, please call for an interview, please bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Cal 803-865-1200
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