November 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Stack performs at Afternoon Music Club

The regular meeting of the Afternoon Music Club was held November 13, hosted by Joan Graves. A program of acapella Gospel songs was performed by Levon Stack. More...

International Economic Development Initiative leads to invitation to China

Partnership continues with China Jushi

Richland County officials recently met with Chinese business leaders to build upon the international relationship forged when a top manufacturing company selected Richland County as the home of its first American production plant. More...

The Garden Club of South Carolina celebrates Veterans Day

The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. held a Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday, November 11 at GCSC Memorial Garden at the Governor’s Complex.   HHES Acapella Group performed the National Anthem. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Residents face issues during councilman’s suspension

It has been eight months since Governor Henry McMaster suspended Columbia City Councilman Moe Baddourah following the councilman’s indictment on second-degree domestic violence. More...

Shandon addresses alcohol licenses, rats

Shandon Neighborhood Council voted against a motion made by its communication committee at its bimonthly meeting Monday, November 13.  More...

Council addresses electronic voting challenges

At the November 14 Richland County Council meeting, council appeared to be backtracking just a bit from the euphoria of last meeting’s high tech introduction. Deep in the agenda was an item to study the possibility of electronic voting. More...

Business

Devine Foods owners receive bittersweet farewell

Georgia and Angelo Trifos first met in Nova Scotia, Canada at their local Greek Orthodox church in 1960. They dated a few years and then parted ways. Twenty-eight years later, they met again and were married. More...

Shop small November 25

What is Shop Small®?  Shop Small is about more than just shopping at small businesses. It’s a cause that helps to support local economies and promote vibrant, diverse communities. More...

City Snippets

State wants sales taxes from Amazon  South Carolina Department of Revenue is suing Amazon to force the online giant to collect state sales tax. More...

Society

Volunteering: good for the soul

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember that volunteering as a way of helping others is good for the soul. More...

Tradition and ritual for everyone’s holiday

The Holiday Season has arrived. It might seem it began months ago when the shelves in most stores around town filled with red and green decorations and gifts. To me, Thanksgiving feels more like the official beginning of the season. More...

School is the only safe place for some

“There’s no crying at Christmas! What is wrong with you, children?” I had no idea 25 years ago how hard it would be to hear that answer. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will present The Nutcracker, Thanksgiving week only at The Township Auditorium. More...

Columbia City Ballet’s Nutcracker celebrates 50th anniversary production

The Columbia City Ballet will celebrate the 50th anniversary production of its award-winning Nutcracker. More...

South Carolina Philharmonic tributes with music at Dorn

Healing Harmonies, a string and wind instrument section of the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, took center stage at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Nov. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS   SUMMONS  (Termination of  Parental Rights &  Divorce)  STATE OF  More...

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/ PUBLIC SALE

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicle(s) or other property are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to the abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810. More...

Hot Water

Stormwater Manager is author of acclaimed romance novels

There’s nothing romantic about E. coli. There’s not much that is naturally appealing about benthic macroinvertebrates, illicit discharges or industrial and high risk runoff. More...

On Second Thought

Options open up as VARO heads to auction

If you’ve been looking for the chance to buy into Columbia history, this is your chance. The former Veterans Administration Regional Office Building at 1801 Assembly Street is up for auction. More...

Help the hungry

Hunger is a hidden, but monumental, problem in South Carolina. In our state, nearly 750,000 people struggle with food insecurity. That’s one in six of your friends and neighbors who aren’t able to meet their basic needs.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Commentary

Tapas and Hot Sausage

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

Gervais and Vine is an intimate restaurant in Columbia that focuses on wine and Tapas, which is Spanish for small plates. Spanish bars serve complimentary small plates of food to induce drinkers to stay there and drink for longer periods. More...

Macaroni Mania

I’m just saying...

I am convinced my poor math skills contribute to my lack of cooking abilities.  The way I see it, cooking is all about math and chemistry. More...

Imitation is the sincerest form of fatherhood

40–Something

Someone once said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I’m not so sure I agree because when I was the victim of some imitations the other night, “flattery” was not the word that came to my mind.  More...

Education

Richland One recognizes health partners and National Healthy School winners

The results are impressive: since 2009, 23 Richland One schools have won the prestigious National Healthy Schools award.  More...

Blythewood High School environmental science hosts fishing day

Blythewood High School Environmental Science Class, along with teacher Michael Varnadore, hosted their fall fishing days recently. More...

Reading the classics

So far this year in my English class we have read multiple excerpts from the American literature canon. More...

Sports

Hammond headed back to the championship

The good news for the visiting Porter-Gaud Cyclones was that they outscored the Hammond Skyhawks 14-0 in the second half of the SCISA 3A semifinals Friday, November 10. More...

Lower Richland’s Hail Mary answered against Myrtle Beach

Down 17 points with just over nine minutes left to play in the fourth quarter, Lower Richland quarterback Tevaughn Higgins unleashed five touchdown bombs in the second half, the last one as time expired, to carry the Diamond Hornets to a 34-31 win ov More...

Falcons fall to Swampcats

Despite scoring 14 points over the final 5:43 of the ballgame, the Ben Lippen Falcons came up short in a 43-40 loss to the Laurence Manning Swampcats Friday, November 10 to see their 2017 season end in the 3A SCISA semifinals. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Columbia Animal Shelter will be closed Saturday, December 2. The shelter is having upgrades done to their computer and phone systems. Due to this project, there will be no access to phones or computers which will impact all operations. More...

Home & Garden

Your Garden from a Squirrel’s Perspective

While gardeners plant fall annuals and spring bulbs, layer mulch, sow winter greens, and rake leaves, autumn is a busy time for squirrels, too.  More...

Star Chefs

Thanksgiving Desserts

Pecan Cranberry Butter Tarts   More...

Travel

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

I arrived by bus in Abidjan, the most populated French-speaking city in West Africa with over five million people. The city grew up quickly after the construction of a new wharf in 1931 and its designation as the capital city of the French colony. More...

Winederlust

The Wine Evangelist’s 2017 Holi-Wine Guide

The holi-daze are here but I have recommendations that will make wine shopping for get-togethers and parties easier... and even a little educational! More...