South Carolina’s Leaders in Washington Don’t Like Obama’s Immigration Plan

Plus, Midlands Tech Names New President
By Eva Moore | Friday, November 21, 9:20 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.

Men Convicted in Hunnewell Murder; Young Gets Life in Prison

Plus, Sierra Club Protests Gold Mine Expansion
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, November 20, 10:04 am
A look at things going on in Columbia and across the state.

U.S. Supreme Court: Same-Sex Marriages in S.C. Can Go Forward

S.C. is 34th State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
By Eva Moore | Thursday, November 20, 11:21 am
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson's request for a hold on same-sex marriages — the last remaining hope for Wilson's fight to delay same-sex marriages in the state.

Same-Sex Couples Are Getting Married in South Carolina

Updates on Same-Sex Marriage from around the State
By Eva Moore | Wednesday, November 19, 3:14 pm
Updates on same-sex marriage in S.C.
News. Brief.

Former State Senator Indicted on Ethics Charges

Plus: Two Men On Trial in Killing of Hunnewell
By Free Times | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
A Richland County grand jury indicted former S.C. Sen. Robert Ford on eight counts, including several ethics charges and a forgery charge.
Local and State News

City Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses of Employees

Cameron Runyan Opposes Measure, Says He “Can’t Support It”
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Columbia City Council voted to extend benefits to the spouses of city employees who are in legal same-sex marriages, including legal marriages from any of the 50 states.
Local and State News

South Carolina Ranks Eighth Nationally in the Rate of AIDS

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
There was a time in this country when HIV and AIDS were terribly feared.
Local and State News

S.C. Waits on Next Marriage Ruling

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
As Free Times went to press Tuesday, South Carolinians were waiting to find out whether same-sex couples could start getting married as early as this week.
Growth & Development

After Penny Tax Failure, Lexington County Looks at Options

Funding Wish List “Looked Like a Christmas Tree”
By Al Dozier | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The dramatic failure of Lexington’s Penny for Progress has left a lot of people scratching their heads.
Lexington News Briefs

Irmo Seeks More Profitable Okra Strut

Plus, Chapin Mayor Flies Solo on New Hire
By Al Dozier | Sunday, November 16, 2014
News from Lexington County, S.C.
Business. Brief.

At Ignite! 2014, Entrepreneurs Talk about How to Move the Midlands Forward

By Xavier Edwards | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Annual conference promotes entrepreneurship in Columbia, S.C.
Business. Brief.

Eight Companies Vie for $83,000 in USC’s Proving Ground Pitchfest

By Dan Cook | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
This year's event, held Nov. 18 at the Darla Moore School of Business, featured $83,000 in competition prize money. The competition, led by Faber Entrepreneurship Associate Director Dean Kress, received some 80 submissions.
Opinion
The Side Line

Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

Mike Davis, Brandon Wilds Consider Jump to NFL
By Patrick Wall | Thursday, November 20, 2014
From The Editor

Cultural Council No Longer Relevant to Local Arts Scene

By Dan Cook | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
City Watch

If You Like Schools Case Decision, Thank Carl Epps

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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