AAN News

Evening Post Purchases Columbia Free Times

Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group publishes daily and community newspapers in South Carolina, including The Post and Courier in Charleston. (FULL STORY)
05-02-2016  4:00 pm  |  Press Releases

Portico Sells Columbia Free Timesnew

The South Carolina alt-weekly has been acquired by Resorts Media LLC, a company founded by news industry veteran Charlie Nutt.
The State  |  12-20-2012  11:49 am  |  Industry News

Alt-Weekly Writers Release Graphic Novel via iPhone and iPad

Columbia Free Times staff writer Corey Hutchins and former alt-weekly writer David Axe released iPhone and iPad versions of a 100-page graphic novel that traces the stranger-than-fiction U.S Senate campaign of one of American's most enigmatic political figures, Alvin Greene. (FULL STORY)
Columbia Free Times  |  05-25-2012  5:00 pm  |  Press Releases

Columbia Free Times, Charleston City Paper Honored by State Press Associationnew

South Carolina Journalist of the Year goes to Free Times reporter Corey Hutchins.
South Carolina Press Association  |  03-21-2012  11:00 am  |  Honors & Achievements

How 3 Democratic Operatives & an Alt-Weekly Reporter Brought Down South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ardnew

Appearing before a judge last Friday, a tearful Ken Ard said, "I stand here humbled, apologetic, and, your Honor, there are so many people I need to apologize to ... I'll be honest, your Honor, I never in a million years imagined I'd be here."
Charleston City Paper  |  03-12-2012  10:59 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Bachmann and Gingrich Spar Over Columbia Free Times Article

Last month a Michele Bachmann spokesman told Columbia Free Times that Newt Gingrich is "trying to buy off tea party groups," an accusation that's now getting wider attention. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  12-16-2011  11:23 am  |  Industry News

Controversy Erupts Over Columbia Free Times Music Crawlnew

Columbia Free Times' annual Music Crawl faced an unexpected controversy when a venue backed out after learning that hip-hop music would be performed.
Columbia Free Times  |  11-10-2011  3:37 pm  |  Industry News

Summer Book Week: The Stranger-Than-Fiction Senate Candidacy of South Carolina's Alvin Greene

Current and former Columbia Free Times staff writers Corey Hutchins and David Axe team up to produce a black-and-white graphic novel on the bizarre rise and fall of Alvin Greene. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  06-14-2011  5:22 pm  |  Industry News

Charleston City Paper & Columbia Free Times Snag S.C. Press Awardsnew

Charleston City Paper and Columbia Free Times picked up several awards at the South Carolina Press Association Awards over the weekend.
The Republic  |  03-07-2011  11:33 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Rachel Maddow Gives Shout-Out To Columbia Free Timesnew

A story by Corey Hutchins of the Columbia Free Times led a South Carolina company, which had been selling Joe Wilson inspired semi-automatic rifle components inscribed with “You lie,” to pull the parts off the market.
MSNBC  |  01-14-2011  5:29 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Free Times Story Leads Olbermann to Declare Pol 'Worst Person'new

On MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbernmann Monday night, the host named South Carolina Sen. Jake Knott June 7's "Worst Person in the World," mostly based on a Columbia Free Times piece on how Knott had called an Indian-American gubernatorial candidate "a raghead that's ashamed of her religion trying to hide it behind being Methodist for political reasons."
MSNBC  |  06-09-2010  11:21 am  |  Industry News

Two AAN Members Fare Well in S.C. Press Association Awardsnew

Columbia Free Times won nine 2008 South Carolina Press Association awards, and Charleston City Paper won five. City Paper placed first in four categories (Feature Writing, General News Photo, Lifestyle Feature Writing and Photo Series or Photo Story), while Free Times took home first-place wins in three categories (Critical Writing, Illustration and Reporting in Depth). The awards were officially announced at the association's winter meeting last weekend.
South Carolina Press Association  |  03-18-2009  1:55 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Alt-Weeklies Win Handful of South Carolina Press Awardsnew

The South Carolina Press Association announced the winners of its 2007 news excellence competition Friday, and two AAN members were among the papers that were honored. Columbia Free Times finished first in three categories, including Mixed Media Illustration in the competition division open to all papers. In the weeklies division, Free Times swept the Illustrations category, placing first, second, and third; and took home a first-place award in Sports Column Writing. It also took home one additional second-place and one third-place award. The Charleston City Paper placed first in two categories -- Best Beat Reporting and General News Photo. City Paper also won one second-place and one third-place award.
The Associated Press via the Star-News  |  03-10-2008  8:57 am  |  Honors & Achievements