"We are living through a battle for the soul of this nation."
— Former Vice President Joe Biden in an open letter published by The Atlantic on the rise of hate groups in America.
Trustus Theatre co-founder dies at 75
The co-founder of the popular Trustus Theatre, Jim Thigpen, passed away Tuesday at the age of 75. A celebration of the popular member of the Columbia theater community's life is scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m. at Trustus, The State reports. In addition to his work at the theater he co-founded with his wife, Thigpen was also a long-time theater instructor at local high schools.
— Compiled by Mary Ramsey, News Editor