A new Public Policy Polling poll shows Democrat Vincent Sheheen 3 points behind Republican Nikki Haley in the race for governor. The poll, commissioned by the state Democratic Party, shows Haley at 49 and Sheheen at 46, with a 3 percent margin of error. The margin is narrower than in recent polls commissioned by Republicans.
The trial of businessmen Jonathan Pinson and Eric Robinson might end up in the hands of the jury today, The State reports: The prosecution finished laying out its case yesterday, and the defense declined to call any witnesses, so after closing arguments, things could be handed over to the jury. The defense argued yesterday that Pinson, a former chair of the board of trustees for South Carolina State University, did not meet the definition of a public official and thus several of the charges should be thrown out, but the judge didn't buy that line of reasoning.
Rep. Jim Clyburn weighed in on Ta--Nehisi Coates' much-discussed article "The Case for Reparations," which ran in The Atlantic last month. Clyburn told Slate, "affirmative action has been a form of reparations for slavery," according to the Post and Courier.
New Year’s Eve at Social
Don’t miss this Black and White Affair featuring Kap Slap. Tickets available online!
Hickory Tavern Is Now Open!
Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@TheHickoryTav), Instagram (@HickoryTavern), and visit our website for more info. 907 Senate Street in the Vista!
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.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 6-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
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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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season:
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