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Lexington Deputy Coroner Resigns After DUI Arrest

Plus, Davis Looking "Questionable" for Texas A&M Game
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, August 21, 10:05 am
Things going on around SC

Post & Courier Takes On Domestic Violence

Also: Online Poll Respondents Want Connor Shaw to Start for Cleveland Browns
By Dan Cook | Wednesday, August 20, 8:58 am
The online package — which includes video, strong photography and graphics — notes that South Carolina has ranked in the top 10 states for domestic violence for 15 years.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Visit Columbia

S.C. Republicans Host "Victory Tailgate" Aug. 27
By Eva Moore | Wednesday, August 20, 10:42 am
Texas governor visiting Columbia
Sound Off

Grocery Stores Should Buy Local Melons

Plus: Republicans Need a Climate Policy
By Free Times Readers | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I’ve been selling watermelons at the South Carolina State Farmers Market for over 25 years.
News. Brief.

Uber Illegal in Columbia, City Affirms

Plus: Not So Fast, Johnny Football
By Free Times | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
State regulators had already announced that the high-tech rideshare service Uber, which debuted in South Carolina last month, is operating illegally, having failed to undergo required inspections and licensing under the state’s vehicle-for-hire laws.
Local and State News

“Let’s Not Let Them Freeze to Death”

City Hiring Homeless Coordinator, But Closing Shelter
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A few weeks ago, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin spearheaded a resolution to welcome refugee and immigrant children and expressed City Council’s support for comprehensive immigration reform.
Local and State News

S.C.’s Aerospace Industry Is Booming

By Rodney Welch | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The South Carolina aerospace industry has grown enormously over the past decade, spawning a lot of businesses in the process, and it shows no sign of slowing down.
Local and State News

The Bull Street Bang? City Leaders Grapple with Fireworks Noise

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
If you have lived in downtown Columbia in the general vicinity of Capital City Stadium during the last few summers, chances are you’ve heard the bang.
Local and State News

Is Probe Into House Speaker Over? Not So Fast

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell announced triumphantly over the weekend that a grand jury probe into him has expired and that Attorney General Alan Wilson has recused himself from the case.
Growth & Development

The COMET Reaches Out to Students

Midlands Bus System Rolls Out New Routes, Gameday Shuttle
By Al Dozier | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
While it’s still unclear who will be running the Midlands bus system, The COMET is offering new routes and new rates in the Midlands in hopes of appealing to students as area schools open.
USC & Higher Education

Where Skateboards Meet Biotech

USC’s Technology incubator Nurtures Local Tech Startups
By Xavier Edwards | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
When you think of tech companies, incubators or startups, South Carolina is still probably one of the last places that comes to mind.
Lexington News Briefs

Chapin Mayor Referendum Set for Nov. 4 General Election

Plus, Lexington-Richland 5 Superintendent Gets Positive Review
By Al Dozier | Monday, August 18, 2014
News from Lexington County
Opinion
My Turn

Israel’s Challenge — Its Right To Exist

By Barry A. Ables | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
City Watch

The Growing Problem of Political Punks in Power

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Lighter Side
Crime Blotter

Woman Inhales Cleaner Despite Police Presence

Plus: Lexington Trailer Break-In
Rant & Rave

Pregnant Women of Columbia: Quit Rubbing Your Stomachs All The Time

Plus: Considering Minimum Wage Increase
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