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Who is Jason Watkins?

The baby grand A native of Columbia, Jason Watkins was born in 1974. After enjoying a childhood on the banks of the Broad River, Jason left his hometown in 1989 to attend Riverside Military Academy, a boarding school located in Gainesville, Ga. More...

Richland Sertoma Club installs new president

Bill Todd, senior counsel, North American Driver Safety Foundation and 2008 board chair of the Richland Sertoma Club installs Whitney Woolfolk, assistant VP, commercial loan officer at Congaree State Bank, as the 2008 club president. More...

Molly, the City of Columbia Animal Shelter Dog, dies at age 17

Molly, the 17- year- old Jack Russell mix who came to symbolize homeless animals in the Midlands, died yesterday after a long life of working to help homeless animals in the Midlands. More...

Business

Realtors' CEO speaks to Columbia Rotary

Nick Kremydas, the chief executive officer of the S.C. Association of Realtors, addressed the Columbia Rotary at Seawell's on Rosewood, Monday, July 23. More...

Star Profile

Pat Mason, Center for Carolina Living

Born in Duluth but reared in Austin, Minn., Columbia's Pat Mason is about to celebrate his 25th anniversary since he left points North. More...

Briefs

Speak the language Come September, North Charleston may enact a new ordinance requiring all residential construction sites to have an English- speaking foreman on the site at all times. More...

Society

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Clergy and interested lay people joined the faith community in Columbia to address the problem of homelessness in the Midlands at the Columbia Inter- Faith Homeless Coalition Community Action Forum. More...

Miss Wilso n and Mr.Wappes wed July 20,2007 in Georgetown

Jane Owens Wilson and Bryan Dale Wappes were married Friday, July 20, 2007, at St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church in Georgetown, South Carolina. The Rev. Ronald J. Farrell performed the 6:30 pm ceremony. The bride, daughter of Mr. More...

I now pronounce you ...TOTALLY EXHAUSTED!

Girl is busy planning the big day, but takes some time to enjoy other people's weddings. (And get some tips on what to do and what not to do). More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 1: Pineville's free lady of color

Like most communities in the antebellum Low Country of South Carolina, Pineville's population was made up of white plantation families of wealth and position and a greater number of black slaves who served their masters in the fields, gardens, and More...

The Amazing Eurasion Odyssey

Part 3: The Cambodian conclusion

Prince Mekong Guesthouse Upon finishing the last website update, we quietly headed back to the Prince Mekong Guesthouse for some relaxation. After our bill was tallied, we went to sleep. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The Mystery Plant is a native herb and is reasonably common in damp, rich forests and on mountain slopes from New Brunswick and Ontario well into the Great Lakes, then south through parts of Arkansas, and east to northern Georgia. More...

Columbia welcomes newcomers

Three new hamadryas baboons have joined the existing baboon troop at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The baboons were introduced to their new exhibit on July 17 and are busy exploring their new habitat located near the front of the Zoo. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Garden for sale

Leone Castles Broadhead has formed a very personal profile in her Lake Kathwood garden over the past 17 years. Now a new bride with a new life, home, job, and garden on the horizon, Leone reflects on her life in the garden that is for sale. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-Something Speaks

There is only one man

There is only one boy, man, or person I know that ever made it down Sunniroc Road on a skateboard. In 1978, in a small neighborhood just off Highway 78 outside Birmingham, Ala., Sunniroc Road was the Mount Everest of skateboarding hills. More...

Nothing new in gun crimes

Digging in the ground, a group of men find what appears to be a shallow grave containing human bones. What alarms the diggers is a perfectly round hole found in the back of the skull of one of the victims. More...

Hyphenated humans

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

If you travel a lot, the radio is a major part of your day. Sports talk shows are great to contemplate life's mysteries. The questions almost ask themselves. What is the real purpose of life? Why can't we get along? More...

Government / Neighborhood

Seen at Democrats' debate at The Citadel

Channel 10's Jack Kuenzie questions Gov. Howard Dean. More...

Richland County Council meets July 24, 2007

Roll call Joe McEachern, Joyce Dickerson, Val Hutchinson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. More...

Education

Happy Bookseller party attracts Harry Potter fans

Mamie Adams, a student at Heathwood Episcopal School attends the Harry Potter extravaganza at The Happy Bookseller. More...

Second grader breaks school record

Palmer Kinsey's picture appeared in a newspaper with children at St. Joseph School naming their desired occupations. Next, Kinsey got a chance to be on TV with Ben Tanner and was asked to return for another show. More...

University of South Carolina, Midlands Technical College formalize,expand programs for transfer students

The University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College have formalized an agreement that will give MTC students increased access to university programs and services to enhance their transfer to the university's Columbia campus. More...

Sports

Post 6 power puts Pathfinders up 2- 0

Greenwood at Richland, Dreher High School Field at Memorial Stadium, July 24
SLIDESHOW AVAILABLE WITH STORY

Kirk Sims and Greg Dunston led the Richland Post 6 Pathfinders to a 2- 0 lead in their best of five series with Greenwood Post 20 in American Legion baseball playoff action with a 10- 3 victory Tuesday, July 24 at Dreher High School Field. More...

AMERICAN LEGION PLAYOFFS

American Legion Playoff Standings as of July 24, 2007: Upper State - Richland 2, Greenwood 0(Game 1: Richland 13, Greenwood 2. Game 2: Greenwood 3, Richland 10); Gaffney 1, Lancaster 1 (Game 1: Gaffney 1, Lancaster 2. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

ANIMALS Riverbanks Zoo is holding a contest to vote for your favorite zooview webcam animal through Aug. 16. www.riverbanks.org. ART Devine Quilters will be on display at the Richland County Public Library through Aug. 8. 929-3440. More...

Sip a cold brew at the zoo

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 4, for what is sure to be the coolest event in town. More...

Charley's Columbia Backyard treasure hunt

Children in Columbia don't have to travel far to find exciting adventures and meaningful rewards this summer. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Unclaimed Merchandise in storage at Rosewood/Sumter St. Storage Sale will be held at 410 Superior St., At 11:00 AM Tuesday, 8-21-2007, and following will be a Sale at 212 S. Sumter St. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE 2006-CP-40-7115 BY VIRTUE of a Judgment granted in the case of: Citizens Bank against Centennial Group, LLC, Maria T. Bonner, and James T. More...