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Cayce West Columbia Jaycees awarded The Best Chapter in the State

The Cayce West Columbia Jaycees, a Community Service organization celebrated the SC Jaycees 2010 year banquet and were awarded The Best Chapter in the State. More...

Launching bright futures: $300,000 for State Fair Scholars

At the start of August, a new crop of hopeful students will move toward a bright future at colleges and universities across the state. More...

St. Martin’s in–the–Fields

St. Martin’s in–the– Fields Episcopal Church was started under the auspices of Trinity Church (now Trinity Cathedral). After members met in a historic house in the Heathwood area of Columbia, they then moved to Brennan School. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Mayor addresses CCN January 27

Just days after his state of the city address, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was at the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting on Thursday January 27 to talk about issues facing the city.  More...

Leaks from the Legislature

61 percent in favor of tort reform bill   More...

City of Columbia declares 2/11/11 the “Day of COR”

Columbia Opportunity Resource ( COR) is receiving high honors from the City of Columbia.  More...

Business

Ports preparing for Panamax ships

Once the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal is complete, probably in another three years, and the Panamax– sized ships are coming to the eastern U. More...

Briefs

Metropolitan unemployment,   More...

Folks about town

David Cote of Blue- Cross BlueShield of South Carolina has been elected president of the Senior Resources Board of Directors for 2011.  Ian McVey, an attorney with Callison Tighe & Robinson since 2006, has become the firm’s newest memb More...

Society

Dorothy Swinton Whaley Knight

Dorothy Swinton Whaley Knight, 100, widow of Furman Jenkins Knight, died Monday, February 7, 2011, at Covenant Place, where she has lived for the past eight years.  More...

National Society Colonial Dames XVii Century Holds South Carolina State Conference

The State Conference of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century will be held Friday, February 18 and Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the Clarion Hotel on Gervais street. More...

Love on Hampton Street

One of Columbia’s best kept secrets and sweetest jewels may be the Chesnut Cottage Bed and Breakfast nestled in a little enclave on Hampton Street just before Barnwell Street. More...

Events

Events

-ART  The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will host the exhibit, “From Snapshot to Civic Action: Creating Healthy Environments through Community Engagement” through March 26 in McKissick Museum’s North Gal More...

Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Send a message to your Valentine through floriography. The language of flowers known as floriography has roots in ancient history where cultures have sent unspoken messages in floral code for centuries. More...

Star Chefs

Pretty in Pink Strawberry Cupcakes Contributed by delish.com More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 16: Dawson City: Robert Service, Bard of the Yukon

Dawson City was a rough and ready city full of brothels, gambling parlors, and saloons during the Klondike Gold Rush at the turn of the 19th century. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  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...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that Percival Road Liquor LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Liquor and Wine at 625 A Spears Creek Church Rd., Elgin, S More...

Trial Advocates honor fellow jurists

The annual SCABOTA (South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates) Trial Lawyer of the Year Award went to Rebecca “Becky” Laffitte of the law firm of Sowell, Gray, Stepp & Laffitte in Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

The book Forest Acres is now available

Local author Warner M. Montgomery, Ph. D. and Arcadia Publishing present Forest Acres, the newest addition to the popular Images of America Series. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia tCharleston Highway, 1400 block: Police were called to a bar at 2 a.m. Sunday after the owner said people were refusing to leave the premises. More...

South Kilbourne hit by rash of burglaries

Residents of the South Kilbourne neighborhood have seen a drastic increase in crime in recent weeks. More...

Commentary

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My incredible weight–loss journey

On the first day of this year, I viewed a feature on local news about using inspiration and social networking to assist with weight loss. More...

Forty– something

Truth in advertising

I love the Super Bowl, but ever since Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction it’s getting harder and harder to watch—at least until I don’t feel responsible for the vulnerability of each of my three children’s morality. More...

Education

Richland One students retrofit police cars for Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Some Richland County high school students are closing their textbooks to retrofit donated police cars.  More...

New program for school music students begins this spring

Jarrod Haning, principal violist for the South Carolina Philharmonic has begun a new program for music students in the Midlands to motivate them to do the one part of musical study they commonly dislike— practicing. More...

“Bring Your Pastor to School Day” finishes first at Covenant Classical Christian School

It was a race to Covenant Classical Christian School on January 27, and more than 30 pastors and 130 children got the checkered flag.  More...

Sports

Lady Diamonds down A.C. Flora

With only a week left in the regular season, the Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets picked up a 45–32 win over the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons Friday, February 4. More...

Hammond fights off Falcons

When the Ben Lippen girls’ basketball team jumped out to a 9–2 lead against Hammond early in the February 4 matchup at Hammond, it could have been surmised the writing was on the wall.  But Hammond erased that script, tied the game, More...

Skyhawks out–battle Ben Lippen

Hammond’s B.J. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Benedict College hosts Colored Girls

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When The Rainbow Is Enuf, an Obie–winning play is a 1975 experimental play by Ntozake Shange. More...

Shuckin’ on the Shoals at Saluda Shoals Park annual oyster roast

The 4th Annual Shuckin’ on the Shoals oyster roast and auction will be held at Saluda Shoals Park Sunday, February 27, from 4–7 p.m.  Funds raised will support art and education programs for summer camp, outdoor drama and musical per More...

USC Symphony Orchestra concert to feature German violinist

A few years ago, violinist Kathrin ten Hagen was a student at the New England Conservatory of Music. Now, based in her home country of Germany, she is building a career as a soloist and chamber musician.  More...

Pets

German Shepherd needs a home

I received a call from someone in Sun City who found a stray German Shepherd. He had no collar and no chip. He appears to be about two years old, beautiful with a great personality. More...

Stop baying

Bill S. 201 prohibiting bear baying in S. C. was reviewed in a senate subcommittee hearing February 9 at 11:30 a.m. Please contact the Fish, Game, and Forestry committee members as soon as possible, expressing support for this bill. More...

Zoo needs you to take a load off

Cold winters often mean bigger meals for the animals at Riverbanks; so, as expected, this winter zookeepers have scooped a ton of poop. With such a big stink, the Zoo is ready for some relief.  More...