January 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Columbia City Council embraces change, recognizes good deeds

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, January 16.  Council learned at Tuesday’s meeting it was losing two city employees. City manager Teresa Wilson announced city council assistant Libby Gober was retiring. More...

EngenuitySC announces Inaugural Midlands Regional Competitiveness Week

EngenuitySC, the Columbia-based nonprofit focused on enhancing the Midlands’ competitiveness and prosperity, has announced the schedule of events for its inaugural Midlands Regional Competitiveness Week, to be held January 29 through February 2 More...

Commentary

Making things right

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

Lots of people are apologizing lately. Primarily men, powerful men, who did things they thought would always be acceptable. Most of the apologies are for getting caught. No one apologizes for something still undiscovered. More...

Cock-a-doodle Don’t!

I’m just saying...

This past weekend, my husband Marty and I took a delayed trip to Key West. We were originally supposed to go for his birthday in September but since Hurricane Irma hit the area that weekend, our plans had to be postponed. More...

Wrestling with the past

40–Something

My son is 15 and thinks he can beat me at anything and everything from Chinese checkers to racing up the stairs, from basketball to baking. I can’t throw an old napkin in the garbage without it turning into some kind of shooting contest.  More...

Education

News from Richland One Schools

Richland One to Host 2018 Job Fair  The 2018 Annual Job Fair for certified and classified positions • Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. • Medallion Conference Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road, Co More...

Richland One to hold Hall of Fame Gala January 27

The 14th annual Richland One Hall of Fame Induction Gala will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. This year’s theme is “An Evening Among the Stars.”  More...

News from Richland Two Schools

Free tax prep at W.R. Rogers  Eligible Richland Two employees and community members can have their 2017 taxes filed at no cost Thursday, February 1.  Appointments are required and can be made by calling the W.R. More...

Sports

Skyhawks down Hall

The Hammond Skyhawks traveled to Heathwood Hall Wednesday, January 10 and came away with a hard fought 42-32 victory. More...

Falcons fly by Cardinals

A very young Ben Lippen Falcon wrestling squad managed to take down the four-time defending SCISA state champion Cardinal Newman Cardinals by a count of 45-36 on Wednesday, January 10.  Seventh grader William Gaines got the Falcons on the board More...

Cardinals soar past Falcons

Cardinal Newman’s Brandon Pirie exploded for a game-high 26 points in powering the Cardinals past the Ben Lippen Falcons, 75-42, in a SCISA boys’ Region I-3A basketball game on Thursday night, January 11 in the Steve Caswell Athletic Cent More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine Part 5: A Soviet Flat

It had been six years since Linda and Andrew had met in Gorky Park in Moscow. Linda was on a Tour for Peace sponsored by the United Nations Unitarian/Universalists. Andrew was visiting his grandmother. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SECOND AMENDED  SUMMONS  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  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...

Columbia celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King

The people of Columbia marched, sang, prayed, and and remembered the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 15. This was the 50th anniversary of the year Dr. Martin Luther King was lost to violence. More...

On Second Thought

Historic Happy Hour Birthday Trivia

Happy Birthday, Hampton-Preston! The Midlands will soon commemorate the 200th birthday of the Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens in spring 2018. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Congressman Joe Wilson’s Agenda tour

Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, and House Republicans, the stock market has reached record heights soaring over 22 percent, unemployment is at its lowest since December of 2000, and Republicans passed historic tax r More...

Government / Neighborhood

Former Olympia president to retire from Vulcan Materials

At the monthly meeting of We Are Olympia Monday, January 15, Bob Johnson announced he is retiring from Vulcan Materials as plant manager in May. He served as Olympia president beginning in May 2015, replacing longtime president Jim Jaco.  More...

Business

Explosive Growth in Internet Tax Payments

“We have the easiest ‘search and pay’ website in South Carolina, and our citizens are using it in record numbers, ” said Richland County Treasurer David Adams in revealing an explosive growth in internet tax payments.  More...

COMET announces major changes in the Forest Drive Corridor

The COMET announces major route changes in the Forest Drive Corridor. The current Route 15: Forest Drive will become Route 701. More...

City Snippets

Gov. wants break on January power bills More...

Society

#MeToo Comes of Age

The #MeToo movement that erupted in Hollywood last fall and then exploded nationwide shows no signs of diminishing. It is, in fact, continuing to mushroom. More...

Take time to catch your breath

One of my new year’s resolutions is to pay more attention to my breathing. I’ll have plenty of chances to do this, but it’s going to require determination too. More...

The perfect childhood: maybe that’s not what kids need at all

The story goes something like this: When Mar- tin Luther King Jr. was a little boy, he had a group of neighborhood friends. One day one of the white mothers told him he couldn’t play with her sons anymore. More...

Events

Events

•ART Call for Artists! Registration for Columbia Open Studios, presented by 701 CCA, is now open. Deadline to register is January 18, 2018. Columbia Open Studios will take place Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Southern Exposure New Music Series will present Duo Cortona with the USC Percussion Studio

Southern Exposure New Music Series will present Duo Cortona with the USC Percussion Studio in a free concert Friday, January 26 at 7: 30 p.m. in the USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street, next to Koger Center for the Arts. More...

Home & Garden

2018 Green Thumb Awards

Stopping to smell the flowers

The New Year is a time for Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys, and Oscars, but let’s not forget the comparable horticulture award programs. More...

Star Chefs

Snowflake Cocoa   More...