A 108-bed boutique hotel is coming to the Vista, Jeff Wilkinson reported. "The Aloft hotel will feature hip, high-end contemporary furnishings and interior design, ground-floor retail space and a bar called WXYZ," Wilkinson wrote. Observers had long known a hotel was coming but hadn't known exactly what it would be. “It’s contemporary and artsy and interesting,” said Fred Delk, director of the Columbia Development Corporation. "It will be like nothing else we have in Columbia.”
South Carolina ranked No. 50 out of 51 in an education report released by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (the report included the District of Columbia). The report looked at state standards; private, charter and online options; teacher quality; and home school regulations. The top three states were Massachusetts, Vermont and New Jersey; the bottom three were Louisiana, South Carolina and West Virginia.
Local supporters of Fort Jackson have launched a letter-writing campaign to show their support for the base. George Goldsmith, a retired general who leads a military committee at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, said the Army is looking for evidence of support in the community. The campaign comes as the federal government reviews military bases throughout the country in an effort to consolidate.
The New York Daily News profiled a homeless man in Florence who sings for food.
In The Red and Brown Water at Trustus
Trustus Theatre’s newest show opening Friday, January 23rd combines poetry, movement, music, and song to tell the story of a young Louisiana girl thrust into womanhood. Click here for a list of performance dates and to purchase tickets. For mature audiences.
Refresh Renew Massage and Facial at Spa 131
Let us put the zen back in your spirit and a glow in your complexion. This 60-minute relaxing massage and cleansing, nourishing facial are available at a special rate now through the end of January. Click here for location info, pricing, testimonials, and more.
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NorthStar Child Development Center now hiring staff. Require 1yr exp. in licensed center. To apply click here.