Columbia’s Keeping It Real Ministries provided approximately 350 Christmas suppers to folks facing hard times, hundreds of whom lined up down Sumter Street near the city bus station, The Statereports. The homemade meals included turkey, ham, dressing, succotash, sweet potatoes and macaroni and cheese, and they with gift bags of socks, toiletries and candy. Keeping It Real’s founder, Pastor Oscar Gadsden, started his ministry eight years ago when he himself lived on Columbia’s streets.
The Washington Post notices that, while Sen. Tim Scott’s voting record closely mirrors the tea party’s agenda, his rhetoric is “noticeably cooler” than that of his fellow travelers. Also, Scott has been palling around with Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ) since the latter arrived in Washington. The two represent the entirety of the Senate’s African-American member membership.
Aiken’s city manager has said that local police were in the wrong when they refused to release details about an alleged sexual assault at Aiken Middle School in September. State law only requires that the names of juveniles charged with crimes should be withheld from the public. The public has a right to know other details, however. “We made a mistake, and we’re going to correct it,” City Manager Richard Pearce said, according to The Associated Press.
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
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. Click to find out how!
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: