National solar energy companies are airing their disappointment in a legislative compromise regulating their industry in South Carolina. Industry representatives say the bill still favors traditional utilities over solar companies and does not do enough to encourage the younger industry’s expansion, The State reports.
A committee of state representatives and senators will meet Tuesday in this session's last ditch attempt at forging an ethics reform compromise. A key component, the independent investigative body pushed by Gov. Nikki Haley, appears doomed, The State reports.
The Post and Courier columnist David Hicks examines the standoff in the state Senate between Glenn McConnell, outgoing lieutenant governor and soon-to-be College of Charleston president, and President Pro Tempore John Courson (R-Richland) over expanding the Charleston school’s mission.
ICYMI, Politico Magazine has an article on the American religious right’s origins in segregation, not Roe v. Wade, as Jerry Falwell would have had us believe. Greenville’s Bob Jones University figures into it prominently.
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 opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
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!
We Practice After Hours Too!
Midlands Orthopedics clinics are open when young athletes need us most. Locations and hours can be found here.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
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: