September 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Forest Pines cares for evacuees during Hurricane Irma

When an evacuation order along the Georgia and Florida coasts came in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, Columbia Senior Living at Forest Pines was ready to answer the call.  More...

News

City and county councils tackle hot button issues at joint meeting

Annexation, the transportation penny program, and the unified fire services contract were among the items discussed at the joint Richland County Council and Columbia City Council meeting held at the Columbia Convention Center & Visitors Bureau Tu More...

Family Connection Columbia 5K set for September 30

Families and children of all abilities are invited to come together to promote active lifestyles and inclusion for everyone. More...

Olympia residents frustrated with student behavior

At the We Are Olympia meeting Monday, September 18, residents made their complaints loud and clear regarding USC students who live in the community. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Mayor and Columbia City Council pass proclamation to “Solarize Columbia”

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and City Council issued a proclamation at the September 5, 2017 council meeting launching “Solarize Columbia” and urging all Columbia residents to learn if solar energy will work for their home. More...

Richland County to cover rising costs of employee dependent health coverage

Richland County Council is taking steps to lessen the burden of rising health costs for county employees with dependents. More...

Business

The best deal going for fresh produce

Livinston Farms, owned by James and Jane Livingston, offers the popular $10 box at Soda City Market each Saturday morning, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., at the corner of Hampton and Main streets. More...

How regulators can deny SCANA’s latest ploy

SC Electric and Gas customers number one is they not to be stuck with nuclear construction costs already incurred.  Like last year, I will intervene in SCE&G’s petition to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to make the customers pay f More...

City Snippets

Gervais tower sells for $28.1M  The Tower at 1301 Gervais, the 298,926-square-foot office building across the street from the State House in Columbia, has been sold for $28.1 million to RealOp Investments LLC of Greenville. More...

Society

The First Lady of Shag creates the Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers

Ellen Taylor learned how to dance The Carolina Shag when she was only nine years old. She says the music continues to bring her joy and inspires her to dance, and she has not stopped yet. More...

Book signing of New Politics in the South takes place at Ernest Hollings Special Collections Libraray

According to The University of South Carolina Press, New Politics in the Old South is the first scholarly biography of Ernest F. More...

Dr. Martha Perrow Carll-Williamson

Martha “Moppett” Perrow Carll- Williamson of Columbia, South Carolina, passed away September 10, 2017, surrounded by family and friends at home. She was born March 18, 1946, in Lynchburg, Virginia, to the late Dr. More...

Events

Events

•ART The City of Columbia Art Center, Parks and Recreation Department is currently looking for artists who wish to participate in “Art Along the Trail” Saturday October 14. More...

University of South Carolina School of Music October 2017 Calendar of Events

• Sunday, October 1, 3 p.m.—Freeman Sundays @3, School of Music Recital Hall. Purchase tickets online at sc.edu/music/freeman or call 803- 576-5763 or at the door. More...

Home & Garden

Goldenrod—Weed or Wildflower?

Stopping to smell the flowers

To a Midwesterner the sight of goldenrod in bloom signaled time for school to start and the arrival of fall. More...

Star Chefs

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

Mayor encourages residents to volunteer for Columbia City Serve

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, the City of Columbia, and multiple local partners will host Columbia City Serve October 1-31. More...

One Columbia seeks nominations for Stephen G. Morrison Visionary award

One Columbia for Arts and History requests nominations for the 2017 Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award. More...

On Second Thought

Historic Holidays annual greenery sale now open for 2017

Historic Columbia is pleased to team up with the Palmetto Garden Club for the Annual Holiday Greenery Sale. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Enjoyed itching article

Thanks so much for the article on your dog Daisy itching. My dog Chipper is a part chihuahua who seems always to itch. He is on flea preventive and vet finds no reason so tries food allergy. More...

Commentary

Mascots in Commercials

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

I saw Big Al, the Alabama furry elephant mascot, in two commercials recently. I have no idea what financial arrangement mascots have. More...

Older and maybe a little wiser

I’m just saying...

Is it my imagination or are the actors on those “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercials getting younger?  I used to look at those advertisements and think of my grandmother and then, as time went by, my mother. More...

Too young to be called “Pops”

40–Something

My 14-year-old son has taken to calling me “Pops” lately, and I really hate it.  Pops is a name for a grandfather or a blues musician. I have no musical talent, blues or otherwise. More...

Education

Nine Richland One seniors named 2018 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Nine Richland One high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Five Richland School District Two students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Richland School District Two students have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship (NMSC) program.  Spring Valley High School seniors Vinita Cheepurupalli, Victoria K. Hopkins, Isaac S. Lee, Thomas McLean, and Matthew B. More...

Bread, milk, and hurricanes

Okay, riddle time, “What happens every year in South Carolina around the fall?” Here is a hint, it always makes South Carolinians go berserk. Did you guess a natural disaster? More...

Sports

Cavaliers win thriller over Falcons

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Richland Northeast junior running back Twantae Wallace reeled off two second half touchdown runs, the last one a 76-yard gallop with 1:08 left in the game, to power the Cavaliers past the A.C. Flora Falcons 28-21 Friday night, September 15. More...

Highlanders take upperhand in region

The Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders improved to 2-0 in their 2017 SCISA Region I-3A campaign after a hard fought 5-4 win over the Lady Skyhawks at Hammond September 14. More...

Heathwood halts Hammond

The visiting Heathwood Hall Highlanders swept the Hammond Skyhawks 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-20) in a SCISA Region I- 3A volleyball matchup September 14. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Double dose of classic comedy at UofSC Lab Theatre September 23-26

The UofSC Dept. of Theatre and Dance will present a double-bill of two classic Peter Shaffer one-acts, The White Liars and Black Comedy, September 23–26 at the Lab Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m. nightly. More...

Rosewood Art and Music Festival announces its seventh year

Founded in 2010 with the idea of celebrating visual and performing artists in and around the community, over the years Rosewood Art and Music Festival has evolved and now draws participants from all over the Southeastern United States. More...

Travel

The Columbia Canal Part 2: Gervais Street Bridge

The Gervais Street bridge—a 1,412-foot-long arch bridge—opened in 1928. It had innovative use of reinforced concrete and was the widest roadway in South Carolina. More...

Winederlust

Grape to Glass: Natural Wines Explained (Sort of)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Harvest season has arrived and the wine regions of the world are deep into this frenetic, sometimes unpredictable, yet most critical stage of the winemaking process. More...