January 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

U.N.C.L.E. would like to meet with you

Sheriff Leon Lott constantly seeks to find innovative ways to enhance the quality of life for our citizens; but he also knows that it takes active citizens who are involved, vigilant, and who develop great ideas themselves that make our communities s More...

Red Cross immediately assists residents affected by fire

On January 4, seven Red Cross disaster responders were on the scene providing immediate emergency assistance to 17 individuals affected by a multiunit apartment fire located at Hunter’s Way Apartments on Percival Road in Columbia. More...

Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center’s inmates program changes lives

On Thursday, December 20, the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center celebrated their first Turning Leaf Project ( TLP) graduation. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council begins year with the annual “Picking of the Seats”

The January 8 Richland County Council meeting opened with a prayer for guidance during the coming year and a buzz for the new beginning always evident at the first Richland County Council meeting of the year.  More...

Forest Acres City Council passes second reading of Cardinal Newman property

The much-debated zoning change for two houses owned by Cardinal Newman High School passed a second reading, this time with no discussion. More...

West Columbia City Council honors employees

The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order by Mayor Joe Owens at 6 p.m. January 8, 2013.  More...

Business

The American dream comes true for the Vu Family

Maggie Vu was born in Vietnam in 1982 while her family was living in the countryside of Vietnam waiting for permission to emigrate to the United States. More...

Historic Columbia hosts tax credit workshop aimed at tax incentives for historic preservation

Owners of historic buildings may be eligible for a number of state and federal tax incentives aimed at historic preservation. More...

City Snippets

Advertisement of Vacancy on the Columbia Tree & Appearance Commission   More...

Society

Elsie Wolff

Loving mother, friend, volunteer, and patron of the arts

Elsie Wolff, 88, whose active life and propensity for friendships touched many people, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013.  More...

Coming home: poet Nikky Finney brings voice and vision to USC

Poet, National Book Award winner and South Carolinian Nikky Finney will join the faculty at the University of South Carolina this fall.  More...

Do you remember?

Neighborhood grocery stores

I’m about to tell you of a memory I have about groceries and a store that delivered them to our house. It was a family owned and operated business in the heart of the Shandon area. More...

Events

Congaree New Horizons Band wants you

Columbia residents with a flare for music or just a desire to give it a try can dust off the old inst ruments in thei r attics and basements as The Congaree New Horizons Band will be recruiting new members this Monday, January 14 at 7 p.m. More...

Events

•ANIMALS  The Humane Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has begun its Female Feline Frenzy and offers spay surgeries for female cats at $25. www.humanesc.org or 783-1267. More...

Home & Garden

The Good Seed

Stopping to smell the flowers

Ordering seed is one of the gardener’s exciting tasks in January. With hundreds of seed companies to choose from, how do you know which offer the most reliable return on your investment?  More...

Star Chefs

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 1-1/2 cups raw wholepumpkin seeds2 tsp. butter, melted1 pinch salt preheat oven to 300 degrees. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Notice of  UNclaimed  More...

Legals

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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...

Attention, Columbia women!

The weekend of February 8 is all about you.

SHE Columbia, described as “a party, a culinary experience, a learning opportunity, and a shopping spree all rolled into one,” is coming to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, and organizers promise it will be an experience that More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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OMG! What happened to grammar?

I’m just saying...

Our society is getting far too casual. The art of letterwriting is becoming a thing of the past as we are all hooked up to our iPhones and iPads and iWhatevers. More...

Tears at Best Buy

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

I was visiting Best Buy for the latest in wireless Internet transmission, slam in the middle of Christmas Insanity. Chris was answering questions and totaling my purchase. More...

Education

Richland Two board meeting highlights

Board Officers   The Richland Two Board of Trustees elected officers for the 2013 calendar year. Dr. Bill Flemming Jr. will serve as chair, Susan Brill as vice-chair, and Melinda Anderson as secretary. More...

Thirty-five more Richland Two teachers achieve national board certification

Richland School District Two is home to 35 more teachers who have earned the distinction of becoming National Board Certified. That’s more new teachers with the certification than any other district in South Carolina. More...

Twenty-four more Richland One teachers achieve national board certification

Twenty-four Richland One teachers have received National Board certification, bringing the district’s total number of teachers with the prestigious credential to 312.  More...

Sports

Lady Blazers gallop by Richland Northeast

The Ridge View Lady Blazers used a 13-4 third quarter run to open a 16- point lead and cruise to a 62-46 win over the Richland Northeast Lady Cavaliers Friday night, January 4 at the Richland Northeast gym.  More...

Lady Diamonds shine at Dreher

The Lower Richland girls’ basketball Lady Diamond Hornets came to Dreher High School Friday, January 4 and showed the defending state champion Lady Blue Devils why they still should be feared in region play by posting a 44-40 win over their cro More...

Lower Richland takes down Devils

Lower Richland’s Vincent Hicklin torched Dreher for 25 points as the Diamond Hornets rolled to a 61-46 road win Friday, January 4 to hand the Blue Devils their first loss of the season in front of a nearcapacity crowd.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia’s Town Theatre volunteers get creative to pay for new roof

When the ceiling began to leak in the business office at Town Theatre on Sumter Street, business director Sandra Willis realized it was time to replace the roof on the building.  More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 20: Mont St. Michel - a walk around

Luckily, we had a full day at Mont St. Michel, sunrise to sunset. From our hotel in the historic port town of St. Malo, it was a short bus ride to the parking area for Mont St. Michel. More...

Pets

Cat owners should “Beat the Heat” before spring

Warmer weather may still be months away, but Pawmetto Lifeline wants you to “beat the heat” by spaying your cat in advance of her heat cycle and preventing unwanted litters from being born this spring.  More...

Humane Society offers spay/neuter clinic

The spay/ neuter clinic at the Humane Society located at 121 Humane Lane is often asked the following questions.  Q. What types of payment do you accept?  A. Visa, Mastercard & cash   Q. Can I put multiple cats in a carrier?  More...