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  1. Lawmakers Mull Switching to Paper Ballots for VotingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Free Times

    As discussions begin to ramp up about South Carolina potentially replacing its nearly 15-year-old voting machines, some legislators are suggesting that the state should consider using paper ballots. Election officials are set to ask for $60 million in the coming legislative session to help replace the state's 13,000 increasingly antiquated voting machines.

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  2. Dominion CEO Testifies at SCANA Hearing; Whitaker Tells Graham...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Free Times

    Unit 1 at the V.C. Summer nuclear reactor complex has been generating power since 1984, while the incomplete Units 2 and 3 stand unfinished since construction was abandoned in 2017. The leader of Dominion Energy, which has long been making a play to buy embattled utility SCANA, testified Thursday in the long-running state Public Service Commission hearing into SCANA's multi-billion dollar nuclear reactor boondoggle at V.C. Summer.

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  3. Columbia Officials Watching as Charleston Considers Hate Crime OrdinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Free Times

    South Carolina is one of five states in the nation that does not have a hate crime law. But now the state's largest city is making moves to establish its own hate crime legislation.

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  4. Under the Radar: Steve MarquetteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Free Times

    Guitarist Steve Marquette has slung six-string scribblings and skritchings for a host of forward-thinking groups: The Few, with fellow ace Chicago improvisers Macie Stewart and Charlie Kirchen; the Ken Vandermark-led spontaneous composition outfit Marker; the wide-ranging free-music group Instigation Orchestra, to name but a few.

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  5. On Tap: Wine TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Free Times

    If you're looking to stock your wine cellar for the holidays, head on over to City Roots for F2T Productions' Farm to Trunk event tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 14. From 6 to 9 p.m., Advintage will be out at the farm handing out samples of 20 different wines that you might want to put on the table this holiday season. Light appetizers will be provided, and there will even be some of the previous F2T Harvest Dinner Series wines available at a discount.

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  6. Drink of the Week: White Walker by Johnnie WalkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Free Times

    When choosing a craft brewery to partner with for licensed Game of Thrones beer releases, HBO wisely went with Ommegang, an established, highly respected brewery. They went a similar route when choosing Johnnie Walker for their licensed whiskeys.

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  7. Details Announced for 2019 Columbia Food and Wine FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Free Times

    The Five Points Association and Free Times will bring back the Columbia Food and Wine Festival for for a second year in April 2019. After a sold-out inaugural year that featured 42 Midlands restaurants serving 15,000 small bites, 48 wines, offerings from 14 breweries, and 10 chef and beverage demonstrations, the event will return for a larger, multi-day celebration in its second year.

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  8. With Forthcoming Album, Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bear Reflects on His Place in Modern MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Free Times

    The clip, one frame of which provides the cover for Toro Y Moi's forthcoming album Outer Peace , largely depicts Chaz Bear working in a representation of his typical recording environment. It opens by zooming in from above on the mercurial pop project's mastermind and only consistent off-stage participant.

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  9. Saxophonist Robert Gardiner is Starting Small and Dreaming Big with New Ensemble, NonprofitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Free Times

    The tall, imposing figure of saxophonist Robert Gardiner is a familiar one on the Columbia jazz scene. A longtime music educator at Lander University who lives in Irmo, Gardiner gigs prolifically in town, often fronting three- and four-piece combos typical of venues like Pearlz Upstairs or the recently shuttered Speakeasy in Five Points.

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  10. Where is the Line of Propriety When It Comes to Naming Beers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    What's in a name? It was a question worth pondering this week as Lexington's Angry Fish Brewing Co. releases its White Girl Wasted Pumpkin Stout.

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  11. The Most Comprehensive Thanksgiving Food Guide in ColumbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    Cooking a successful Thanksgiving dinner can be fun and rewarding, but no one can make it all and make it within a short time frame. So whether you're not into cooking anything or just need a little help in the turkey or dessert departments, plenty of places around town are taking preorders for any or all parts of the meal that you don't want to handle.

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  12. Bite of the Week: Big Classic Combo at Steve's Classic BurgersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    Where's the beef in Columbia? Well, how about a half-pound of fresh ground chuck, marinated in savory seasonings and cooked to 155-160 degrees, leaving the inside just the right amount of pink and juicy. Steve's Classic Burgers, a faith-based food ministry, flips burgers with an extra helping of holy spirit.

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  13. Rant and Rave: Prune TangRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    It depends on whether you received that seed missionary or doggy style. Are cars today not equipped with turn signals or are people too frickin' stupid to know how to use them? I'm over the traffic nightmare at Lexington Medical Center.

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  14. Town of Irmo Under Fire for Denying Zoning Variance to Disabled ResidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    Two years ago, the Town of Irmo denied a request from a disabled resident seeking a zoning variance that would have allowed her a safer entrance to her home. The U.S. Department of Justice has cited the town for violating the Fair Housing Act, calling for a $40,000 settlement payment to avoid a federal lawsuit.

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  15. Baddourah Pitches Creation of Train Crossing Advisory AppRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    If you've spent any time whatsoever in Columbia, you know how common it is to get unexpectedly stopped at a train crossing. The locomotives that cut through the Capital City near downtown and the University of South Carolina are infamous for grinding vehicular traffic to a halt and causing delays for commuters and students trying to make it to work or school.

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  16. Columbia Radio's The Urban Scene Has Served the Black Community for More Than 30 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    Columbia host Don Frierson discusses a school program with Richland One's Erica Rize during a Nov. 7, 2018 taping of The Urban Scene. Don Frierson takes a call during a taping of The Urban Scene on Nov. 7. The Columbia talk radio show for nearly three decades has been an outlet for the African-American community.

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  17. Music Review: E.Z. Shakes' Eyes on FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    On the heels of their excellent debut LP The Wolf, Columbia songwriter Zach Seibert and his E.Z. Shakes return with an EP that dials back the volume of their live show but not the intensity. Todd Hicks' steel guitar serves as an essential undercurrent throughout the expected country-rock twang of the new songs.

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  18. Music Review: BC Villanova's Giant LightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    First, some bio bits: Formed by singer-guitarist Brian Conner, Columbia's Villanova gigged as if possessed before signing with a major label in 2010. It made sense.

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  19. Concerts in Columbia: Chris Lane, Elephant Man, Lay Quiet Awhile, CrowbarRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    Scooter Brown Band, Cinema Dilemma - A jam band at its core, Charleston's Cinema Dilemma can slip on many hats, from the peaceful melodic vibes of "Peaks and Valleys" to the straightforward punk of "I've Been Told." In contrast, the Scooter Brown Band is keen on sticking to its Texan roots.

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  20. Trustus Theatre Honors One of the Community's Favorite ActorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Free Times

    Local actor, singer and educator Gerald Floyd has received many accolades in his first 80 years. Named Teacher of the Year four times at Dreher High School, he was inducted into the Richland One School District Hall of Fame in 2015 for his 43 years of service as a classroom teacher.

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