Tougher rules on the handling of food could be coming to South Carolina, Sammy Fretwell reported in The State. "New rules for restaurants and delis would ban some workers from handling food with their bare hands, require eateries to use nationally certified equipment and take other steps to better protect food from germs that can make diners sick," according to The State. The plan, put forward by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, would require legislative approval.
Jadeveon Clowney is expected to start for South Carolina as the Gamecocks take on Arkansas tomorrow. Clowney made a last-minute decision last week not to play against Kentucky, sparking much speculation that he was intentionally sitting out with an eye toward his future NFL career. Coach Steve Spurrier said earlier this week that the situation had been handled badly, and Clowney said he is fully committed to the team.
South Carolina's foreclosure rate has been falling for months, but the state nonetheless ranks No. 10 nationally, according to a RealtyTrac report cited by the Charleston Regional Business Journal. One out of every 820 homes in the state is in foreclosure; nationally, the figure is one out of 998.
A South Carolina man who'd advertised his truck on Craigslist was killed when he went to meet what were supposed to be the prospective buyers.
A West Columbia home that was almost destroyed because of heavy rains eroding the ground around it — creating a 35-foot drop near the home — has been saved through a stabilization project, WLTX reported.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found 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.
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!
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
We Practice After Hours Too!
Midlands Orthopedics clinics are open when young athletes need us most. Locations and hours can be found here.
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 5-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: