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Neighborhood dishes:

noun: local restuarants where friends, family, and neighbors gather to enjoy good food, friendly service, and pleasant company.

Nearly every neighborhood has one: a place where friends, family, and neighbors gather to enjoy good food, friendly service, and pleasant company. More...

Neighborhood Dishes

Compton's Kitchen 1118 B Avenue, West Columbia + 791-0755

Standing room only is the best way to describe lunchtime at Compton's Kitchen. The line stretches from the front door all the way to the cash register at the back of the restaurant. More...

PETS, Inc. needs your help

Main Street Mommy is now in a very loving foster home where she is receiving daily TLC, a good diet,and a healthy environment. Although still weak, she is eating well and according to the foster mom is actually running around playing. She was a wonderful

PETS, Inc. is building a new Adoption Center and Shelter. Money is needed to finish the project. Currently, the animals are living in an unairconditioned warehouse. More...

Business

SCANA leaves town and a good deal

Columbia Mayor Coble's 1990 Corporate Citizen of the Year, SCANA, almost saw a statue of its CEO Lawrence Gressette go up in bronze on the town square between Carolina First and the Columbia Museum of Art. More...

Star Profile

Doug Quackenbush, architect

Born in Charlotte, Doug Quackenbush spent his toddler years moving around urban North Carolina as his pharmacist father moved up in the Eckerd Drugs organization. More...

Briefs

Taking an idea from the Brits North Carolina is the only state in the country to look into possible wrongful convictions, as they do in the United Kingdom. More...

Society

Forest Lake Presbyterian church builds firm foundation

Rev. Dr. Ellen Skidmore is in the midst of Forest Lake Presbyterian's history only a few weeks after officially taking the pulpit. More...

Miss Amick and Mr. Harris plan December 2006 wedding

Rachael Clark Amick and David Leslie Harris announced their engagement in August. The wedding is planned for December 2006 at Asbury United Methodist Church. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE

CITY OF COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Notice is hereby given that the (123) weapons listed being unclaimed / found property will be destroyed pursuant to South Carolina Code of Laws after thirty days of this publication. More...

SUMMONS

IN THE PROBATE COURT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF MASTER'S SALE 2006-CP-40-2226 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Brighton Hill Condominium Association, Inc. against Shelia R. More...

400 people fly through the air

Lee Hunnicutt loves flying. While most people prefer to stay buckled on planes, he enjoys jumping out of them. More...

USC researchers study how brain functions when half is removed

Megan Howell is more than ready for kindergarten this fall. She can write her name, count to 50, and recite her ABCs; pretty impressive for a child who has only half a brain. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Celebrity parenting advice for Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt used to be a pretty cool guy. He was one of the few in Hollywood who could pull off an authentic Southern accent and not sound a little light in the loafers. More...

It's not a criticism, it's an observation.

Cousins in the South

My Uncle Willard and his family came to visit when I was a teenager. He had a son and two teenage daughters. I was introduced to the family, then I left with my buddy Mike, who let me spend the weekend with him so the girls could have my room. More...

The Bobbies are always watching

Moments after the explosion, several Londoners thought it might be another terrorist attack. The morning rush-hour had ended, but the streets of Britain's capital city are always busy during daylight hours. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + September 13, 2006 + 10 am

Roll call City council convened for presentations around 10 am Wednesday, September 13. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E. W. More...

Richland County Council Meeting September 12, 2006 + 6 pm

Getting Started An overflow crowd greeted the Richland County Council on its return to action after a month's vacation. The primary interest was the Regional Transit Authority issue. More...

Education

Book brings Columbia alive

The author Caroline C. Bennett

Charley's Columbia Backyard was written by Caroline Coleman Bennett. Bennett attended Hammond School, Hand Middle, and Dreher High School. Bennett graduated from Clemson University in business management and communication. More...

Charley's Columbia Backyard

The illustrator Paula H. Bowers

Paula Hayne Bowers, illustrator of Charley's Columbia Backyard More...

Events

Calendar

BOOKS The Richland County Public Library and the Colonial Center More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 21: Tamara, fortress against time

As we embarked from the dock at Fotoba, the images of the hustle and bustle of slave trading remained etched in my mind. This was one of the places from which ten million slaves left Africa for America. More...