More than 1,000 bridges in South Carolina are structurally deficient, according to an analysis of federal data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. Nonetheless, Gov. Nikki Haley has vowed to veto any attempt to raise the state's gas tax to fund transportation projects.
A national litter report by Steve Spacek ranks South Carolina as the dirtiest state in the country. Washington state was ranked the cleanest. The report was released by the American Society of Public Administration. [copy corrected]
South Carolina State University is "a month away from running out of money," the Times & Democrat reported.
The S.C. Supreme Court shot down a challenge by the state Libertarian Party to the state's election laws. The Libertarian Party had argued that a new state law would require it to hold a primary; the court ruled that it did not.
How British is Columbia, SC? Perhaps more so than you might have thought. You probably already know about the British Bulldog Pub and the Tartan Day South festival. You might know about the South Carolina Shakespeare Company, too. But do you know about Columbia Women's Rugby, Laura's Tea Room and the St. Andrew's Society? BBC America takes a look at all the British culture you didn't know Columbia had.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
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