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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
We Practice After Hours Too!
Midlands Orthopedics clinics are open when young athletes need us most. Locations and hours can be found here.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: