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Peter Dillard, owner and manager of Madison Hall, says his store is one of Columbia’s best kept secrets. The family owned and operated furniture, gifts and accessories store is gearing up for some of its biggest sales. More...

News

Olympia art exhibit

Olympia is coming to 701 Whaley Street. The new contemporary art exhibit, constructed by artists Gwylene Gallimard and Jean– Marie Mauclet, will open on January 7 and run though February 21. More...

Business

New sources of energy and money bring jobs to S.C.

Imtiaz Haque, executive director of Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research near Greenville, presided over two one– day energy summits. The first summit, November 30, received U.S. More...

Briefs

More containers, more trade   More...

John Sparrow of The Oyster Bar Columbia

Star Profile

Getting into the restaurant business is one tough nut to crack. More...

Society

The ColumbiaCotillionCl holds ball December 28, 2009

The Columbia Cotillion Club, a gentlemen’s dance club founded in 1890, held its Winter Ball Monday evening, December 28, 2009, at the Columbia Marriott. More...

Sports

Skyhawks look to return to championship ways

Hammond School’s wrestling team has good news and better news this year. The good news: the team had no seniors last year, therefore, no major shoes to fill. The better news: they are returning a squad that includes several state champions. More...

Expectations building at Ben Lippen

Despite having no seniors on last year’s Ben Lippen squad, Coach Cindy Cummings’ Lady Falcons’ squad still managed a 6–16 record and a spot in the playoffs that ended in a first round loss to Wilson Hall. More...

Hall builds complete program

The lineup card provides the most obvious sign of the growth of Heathwood Hall’s fifth–year wrestling program. More...

Travel

An Interlude in France

Part 6: The Louvre & The Rodin Museum

The Louvre is the largest museum in the western world. Its three wings and pyramid entrance cover more than a Paris city block on the Right Bank of the Seine River. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Green Practices for the New Year

Stopping to smell the flowers

Contrary to Kermit the frog’s belief, it is easy to be green in the garden. Everyone has the potential to be a green gardener. Below are a few of the primary practices to unleash your naturally green instincts.   More...

Richland County Appearance Counts contest winners receive garden party

Richland County Council and the Richland County Appearance Commission celebrated the 2009 Appearance Counts Contest Winners with a Garden Party Tuesday, December 1 at the County Administration Building’s new Garden Atrium located on the first More...

Forest Acres’ best Arbor Day ever

The City of Forest Acres and the faculty, staff and students at Crayton Middle School celebrated the best Arbor Day ever Friday, December 4. More...

Sometimes the best things do come in big packages

From their first–class U.S. More...

A recipe for holiday disaster

• A Standard Poodle named Louise.   • Three large layers of a birthday cake to celebrate an 85th birthday.   • An author’s book signing. • Car keys.   • The holidays...Disaster.   More...

On Second Thought

Visit The Dead Librarian to find your roots

When a person is in search of their history, sometimes it’s the dead who speak the loudest and tell them the most, according to Debbie Bloom, Columbia’s Richland County Library local history manager and creator of the Dead Librarian blog. More...

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

The Pope and ET

When Copernicus denounced the Ptolemaic theory in 1514 and claimed the sun was the center of the universe and the Earth rotated around it, the whole world of science changed. From that moment on every theory and study about outer space was altered. More...

Forty Something

Just rub an onion on it

In my most recent battle with the aging process, I’ve discovered the fountain of youth is apparently overflowing with pigeon pea paste.   More...

Education

Early Technology Week at Hammond School

Web 2.0… Twitter… Facebook… MySpace… Moodle… Google Apps.   More...

Solomon named SSAC Volleyball Coach of the Year

Brian Solomon was named Southern States Athletic Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year for the 2009 season. The award was presented at the volleyball conference tournament banquet, held at Lee University.   More...

Killian Elementary Steppers do well in first competition

The Killian Elementary Schoolhouse Steppers consist of 28 girls from grades second through fifth. The purpose of the team is to increase interest in physical fitness, elevate school pride, and improve motivation and team spirit. More...

Events

Town Theatre presents Neil Siimon’s hiilariious classic “The Odd Couple”

Time Magazine called “The Odd Couple” “an evening of group hysteria,” and indeed it is! More...

Events

-ART 701 Center for Contemporary Art will present Olympia opening January 7, 7 pm– 9 pm, at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd floor, Columbia, SC 29201. 238-2351. -AUCTION The 14th Annual Cardinal Newman School Auction will be February 27. 466-4120. More...

Two Hours From Home

Goodwill Plantation, A Living History

Conclusion: The Incredible Wedding Dress Journey

On October 18,1888, P.T. Barnum of Barnum & Bailey Circus fame, probably the most well–known man in America and Europe, bought Goodwill Plantation for his granddaughter Julia H, Clarke. More...

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Public Notices

Notice of UNclAiMeD VeHicleS/pUBlic   More...