S.C. Supreme Court to Take Up Suit over Election for Harrell’s Seat

Plus, Five Richland County Deputies Arrested for Tax Fraud
By Eva Moore | Friday, October 31, 9:28 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.

Independent Tom Ervin Drops Out of Governor’s Race

By Eva Moore | Tuesday, October 28, 2:40 pm
Petition candidate drops out, endorses Democrat.

2014 Elections Coverage

News. Brief.

New Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Names DMV

Plus: No Quick Trial in Highway Patrol Shooting
By Free Times | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
A Lexington County woman filed a lawsuit after the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles refused to allow her to use her wife’s last name on her driver’s license.
Local and State News

Role of Government Is Theme of Agriculture Race

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
How much should taxpayers help out farms — especially the kinds of big agribusiness companies that increasingly make up the American farming industry?
Local and State News

Cops Plan to Move Evidence Storage Out of Basement to New Facility

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Columbia Police Department and Columbia City Council have taken a major step in addressing the police department’s evidence and property storage space needs.
Local and State News

City to Use Calhoun Street Shelter for Winter Operations Again

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
While the City of Columbia and United Way of the Midlands had recently agreed the United Way would handle homeless services coordination for the city, the question of emergency sheltering for the homeless still lingered.
Local and State News

South Carolina 2014 Elections

A roundup of this season's election coverage — so far
By Free Times | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Free Times 2014 election coverage.
Growth & Development

Mayor Recuses Self From Voting on Construction Management Hire

Ballpark Project Rolls On
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The pieces continue to fall into place for the City of Columbia’s planned minor league baseball park on Bull Street.
Growth & Development

Long Ballots, Lots of Choices Await Lexington County Voters

By Al Dozier | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Lexington County voters will have their plates full Nov. 4.
Growth & Development

Speakers Announced for 2015 TEDxColumbiaSC Conference

Event Takes Place Jan. 19 at Harbison Theatre
By Xavier Edwards | Monday, October 27, 2014
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You’ve probably heard about TED talks — they've been presenting “ideas worth spreading” since 1984.
Lexington News Briefs

Okra Strut Faces Financial Problems

Plus, Lexington County Council Candidate Arrested for Drunkenness in Five Points
By Al Dozier | Friday, October 31, 2014
News from the Lexington County area
Opinion
City Watch

The State’s Garbled Endorsement, Sheheen’s Garbled Words

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sound Off

Free Times Wins the Prize for Awful

By Free Times Readers | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Side Line

Gamecocks Look Promising in Basketball Exhibition

USC Stomps Benedict 92-47
By James Harley | Monday, October 27, 2014
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