June 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

City Council approves first reading of 2017/2018 budget

Columbia City Council approved the first reading of the 2017-2018 budget at its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 13.  The 6- 0 vote to approve the first reading of the budget concluded nearly an hour after discussion including a presentation and pu More...

Transportation Penny Advisory Committee doing very little for Forest Acres residents, representative reports

The Forest Acres City Council heard from its new Transportation Penny Advisory Committee representative the committee is doing very little to administer the penny sales tax for Forest Acres residents, and in fact, is doing very little at all.  More...

Commentary

Fighting for our colors

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

I pulled into the parking lot and noticed someone standing by the gate leading into the company property. He was one of those marginal guys, an accepted member of the group on occasion but not close to anyone in particular. More...

The Whims of Whitman

I’m just saying...

“Roy, are you and Henry OK for now? More...

My head is fidget spinning

40–Something

In the glorious tradition of Silly Bandz, the Pet Rock, and many other ingenious ideas I wish I’d come up with, the fidget spinner is now the latest and greatest hot gadget for kids.  So what is a fidget spinner?  More...

Education

Richland One honors outstanding employees at Celebration 2017

Richland One held its Celebration 2017 employee recognition banquet May 18 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  More...

Student overcomes odds to become valedictorian of Eau Claire High School’s class of 2017

Thomas Glenn had a dream since the ninth grade to speak to his class at Eau Claire High School  During his sophomore year, Glenn found out he would need open heart surgery. More...

Cardinal Newman student wins Pledge Your #Collegiance video campaign

Henry Johnston, who graduated in May from Cardinal Newman High School, is this year’s video winner of the Pledge Your #Collegiance campaign with his futuristic video pledging his collegiance to Emerson College.  More...

Society

Exploring the Meandering Threads in our Lives

Something is very gently, invisibly, silently, pulling at me – a thread or net of threads finer than cobweb …. More...

We are just fine

Just. It’s just a word. A four-letter word. A word that has really been under my skin until recently.  More...

Former resident of Midlands makes documentary

Cindy Ott and her husband, John, used to live at Lake Murray in Chapin. She worked in broadcasting in Columbia for awhile, some television and mostly radio, in my first career. More...

Home & Garden

Cosmos—Shake, Scatter, and Sow

Stopping to smell the flowers

If you like free form colorful flowers dancing in the wind, plant cosmos. More...

Star Chefs

Party Lemonade 12 lemons, thinly sliced3 cups white sugar4 trays ice cubes8 cups cold water More...

Dreher graduate to compete for Miss South Carolina

Ali Bradley, who grew up in Heathwood, was recently crowned Miss Fountain Inn, 2017. Ali is the daughter of Nancy and Ren Bradley and a graduate of Dreher High School where she held the title of Miss Blue Devil 2013. More...

On Second Thought

Travel On: The Green Book and South Carolina’s African American Cultural Sites

The 1950s were a golden age for automobile travel across America. Cars were finally spacious ( and cheap) enough to comfortably carry families for hundreds of miles. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

I want to know more about the proposed utility rate hikes proposed by the City of Columbia for its water and sewer customers.

Columbia City Council is considering water, sewer, and stormwater rate changes for the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Government / Neighborhood

New corps officers coming to lead The Salvation Army of the Midlands

The Salvation Army of the Midlands is preparing to welcome new corps officers on June 19, 2017. Majors Henry and Benita Morris will arrive in Columbia, after working in the Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi division since 2010. More...

Celebrities vs. Soldiers Softball On Tap for All-Star Week Alex English, Marcus Lattimore, Ryan Klesko headline Celebrity Roster on June 19

Before the South Atlantic League’s brightest stars take center-stage for the 58th annual SAL All- Star Game June 20, local South Carolina and national celebrities will showcase their skills in a Celebrities vs. More...

Mayor Benjamin to host Move with the Mayor in Northwood Hills

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will continue his Move with the Mayor program with a walk at 6:30 p.m. June 21 in the Northwood Hills neighborhood. More...

Business

Corrections officers fill invaluable roles in public safety

When Shane Kitchen was named the interim director of Richland County’s jail, one of the first things he did was reach into his own pocket to purchase a barbecue grill for the facility. More...

City Snippets

County to repair roll carts  Richland County is launching a mission to repair and replace about 30,000 damaged trash and recycle roll carts after an audit of its more than 160,000 receptacles found some were no longer in good working condition. More...

Folks About Town

Tyler McKenzie has joined Garvin Design Group as summer intern. Cheryl R. Holland, CFP of Abacus Planning Group, has been ranked as the number one financial advisor in South Carolina by Barron’s. More...

Sports

Vikings holding firm in tough region

Overview: In the maiden voyage into 5A, Spring Valley proved it belonged in a tough region playing White Knoll, Lexington, Blythewood, and Dutch Fork. More...

Cardinal Newman’s Wyatt Millard named Gatorade South Carolina Boys Soccer Player of the Year

Gatorade announced Cardinal Newman’s Wyatt Millard as its 2016-2017 Gatorade South Carolina Boys Soccer Player of the year. This is the third time in five years that Cardinal Newman has had a male soccer player earn this honor. More...

Cardinal Newman hires head baseball coach and assistant athletic director

Cardinal Newman announced the addition of Charles Assey as the new head baseball coach and assistant athletic director. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Journey Into the Woods with Workshop Theatre this summer

Join Workshop Theatre as they go Into the Woods with favorite fairytale characters in a musical journey about wishes and the choices we make. More...

Travel

Janjanbureh camp—Monkey business

Many years ago, Linda and I spent a week in Gambia, West Africa, at Janjanbureh Camp owned by Peter, an Englishman. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Public Notice Optima Towers IV, LLC proposes to construct a 135- foot overall height stealth monopole telecommunications structure. The structure would be located at 3624 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina. More...

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE  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...