Living Here Guide

Living Here Guide

Cockabooses: Tailgating on the tracks

They’ve been featured on ESPN, described as one thing any college football fan must enjoy before they die, and displayed in magazines ranging from Southern Accents to Playboy. All of it came from an idea late Columbia businessman Ed Robinson had in 1990 – why not put a row of retired train cabooses on a stretch of track beside Williams-Brice Stadium?

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6 top spots for barbecue in the Midlands

The Midlands barbecue scene offers a wide range of flavors and choices. South Carolina is home to four distinct types of sauces – tomato, ketchup, vinegar-pepper and mustard – and you can find restaurants in Columbia and Lexington that will offer them all. Here are some of the area’s most frequented pit-stops.

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How We Go Columbia: Great craft beer

Staff members at The State share their favorite things to do in a special edition of Go Columbia. Sports web producer Aaron Ransdell loves that Columbia makes great beer, whether it’s a craft poured at happy hour, a six-pack to enjoy with friends or a growler to get me through a long weekend.

Videos

Benedict's Dr. David H. Swinton Retirement Celebration

Dr. David H. Swinton speaks during his retirement celebration after 23 years as the president of HBCU Benedict College.
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Benedict's Dr. David H. Swinton Retirement Celebration 2:21

Benedict's Dr. David H. Swinton Retirement Celebration

Fireflies manager Jose Leger discusses team's struggles against Lexington 1:23

Fireflies manager Jose Leger discusses team's struggles against Lexington

Fireflies manager Jose Leger discusses team's struggles against Lexington 1:23

Fireflies manager Jose Leger discusses team's struggles against Lexington

Marches for Science pop up across the U.S. and the world 0:47

Marches for Science pop up across the U.S. and the world