January 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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S.C. NAACP and S.C. NAMI join together for King Day at the Dome

Over a thousand people gathered on the lawn of the S. C. State House to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., and to watch together the Inauguration Ceremonies for President Barack H. Obama. More...

Organization is not like any other

ECI-Find New Markets was founded by Fred Monk in 1997. Monk, who now serves as president of ECI- Find New Markets, has developed an organization unlike any other in the nation. More...

Firm updates Family Shelter laundry facility

The Columbia office of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP held its fifth annual charity celebration on January 16 benefiting the Family Shelter, a nonprofit that provides food, shelter, and resources to homeless families in the Midlands area.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

City manager appoints new financial officer

As the city enters its annual budgetary process, City Manager Teresa Wilson has announced the appointment of Jeff Palen as the City’s of Columbia’s Chief Financial Officer. More...

Parking services continues discount on SmartCards

The City of Columbia Parking Services Department will continue offering special discounts on SmartCards through the end of January.  More...

Columbia Police Department offers tips to Rosewood residents to deter crime

Rosewood Community Council held its quarterly meeting Thursday, January 17. Following the holiday season, crime prevention was on the minds of the Rosewood residents in attendance. More...

Education

Hammond School Choir visits tthe Vatican

Imagine you are only a teenager, a member of Hammond School’s Select Ensemble, and you have just had the best moment of your life— singing to Pope Benedict XVI at the papal mass and the evening mass on New Year’s Day in Rome. More...

Let’s Get Cooking! celebrity chef to judge district’s Chopped Competition finale

Richland Two and Sodexo employees, the district’s food-service partner, are putting on their game faces and strapping on their aprons for the finale of the School’s Chopped Competition. More...

C.A. Johnson High’s School Improvement Council honored

The C. A. Johnson High School Improvement Council ( SIC) has been named to the South Carolina School Improvement Council’s 2013 Honor Roll for its efforts in building parent and community engagement within the school.  More...

Sports

Airport uses the long ball to beat Lady Bearcats

The Airport girls’ basketball team shrugged off a sluggish start at home to roll to a 38-20 win against a much improved Brookland-Cayce team Friday, January 18.  Brookland-Cayce’s pressure defense crossed up the Eagles early on as Ai More...

Dreher roughs up Lady Falcons

The Dreher lady Blue Devils used a stingy first quarter of defense to pull away in a 77-36 defeat of the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons Friday, January 18.  More...

Spring Valley runs by Lady Cavaliers

The Spring Valley Lady Vikings opened up a 21-2 first quarter lead and never looked back, sinking the Richland Northeast Lady Cavaliers 76-13 in a Region IV-4A contest Friday night, January 18 at the Richland Northeast gym.  More...

Home & Garden

The Perfect Plant or Just January Joy?

Stopping to smell the flowers

A shrub covered with fuchsia-colored fringed flowers is stealing the spotlight from Camellia japonicas this January. Everywhere you turn the Chinese fringe-flower shrub, Loropetalum chinense is covered in breathtaking blossoms.  More...

Star Chefs

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Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 22: Oyster Fun

As a youngster I spent several weeks at Pawley’s Island with my friend Gene Hunter, whose grandmother owned a grand home just behind the dunes. We skied, fished, shrimped, and also picked oysters. It was easy. More...

Lizard’s Thicket makes community within restaurant for 35 years

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 35 years since Lizard’s Thicket converted a five-room house on Broad River Road and started serving its signature country cooking in three small dining rooms.  The person it most surprises is More...

Community clean-up drives out drug “market-place”

On January 26, 2013, a multi-disciplinary team from the Richland County area will host a “workday” at the Four Seasons Apartment Complex located at 2807 School House Road between Pinehurst Park and the Columbia Christian Fellowship Church More...

On Second Thought

Time to talk about guns

Never had a gun in my home. Never bought a gun in my life. Never feared for my life, but recently I have pondered whether I would shoot a sick 20-year-old in defense of my own life. More...

The Reason the Second Amendment is Unalienable

For introducing legislation to permit teachers and administrators to come to the armed defense of our children, S.C. House Representative Phillip Lowe - District 60 (Darlington & Florence) is to be roundly applauded. More...

I-95 is a disgrace

Over the past five years, I have traveled I-95 from Florence to Savannah, and the condition of that highway is a disgrace. One has to constantly encounter potholes, huge long cracks, and uneven and broken pavement. More...

Commentary

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The Harsh Reality of Make Believe

I’m just saying...

I’ve decided to make this year my “creative year.” I want 2013 to be the year I try new things and get more into “the arts.”  More...

The Commercial that Shaped the World

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

Television commercials will one day be studied as intently as rock formations and prehistoric fecal matter for answers to the universe. More...

Business

Elite Framing moves to Five Points

Elite Framing is a custom framing gallery founded in 1975 by Meg Roberts. The first store was named Eastwinds and was located on Beltline Boulevard in Columbia. More...

Vacancies need to be fil led on the City of Columbia boards and commissions

The Ci ty of Columbia is seeking persons to serve on a variety of boards and commissions. More...

City Snippets

Andy’s Deli recognized as First Business Spotlight Honoree of 2013   More...

Society

The Thursday Bridge Buddies crown the 2012 Top Player

The Thursday Bridge Buddies “crowned” the 2012 top player, Rhett Barker, January 17, 2013, at their bridge game at Forest Lake Club. More...

The McCrorey Class of 1972 holds reunion

The McCrorey Class of 1972 held its class reunion August 18, 2012. A pre-2013 New Year’s Celebration was held at The Palace 2- 6920 N Main Street, Columbia, S.C. More...

Red Cross holds Inaugural Legacy Society event

On January 14, 2013, the American Red Cross of the Columbia Region held its Inaugural Legacy Society event at MoMo’s Bistro on Devine Street in Columbia to honor and recognize the official establishment of the local Red Cross Legacy Society.&nb More...

Events

Events

•ART The second “Uptown Girls” show will be held Thursday, February 7–Tuesday, February 12 at at Vista Studios/ Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street. The show will open Thursday, February 7, with a reception at 5 p.m. 360-6794. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Opera at USC presents Das Barbecü

Opera at USC will present Das Barbecü, a musical comedy by Warrender and Luigs, at Drayton Hall, USC Columbia Campus Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday Matinee, February 3 at 3 p.m. More...

Town Theatre’s Late Night Cabaret features five of Columbia’s finest female vocalists

“ What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play...”  More...

McKissick Museum invites you to step right up

Step Right Up! Sideshows in American Culture will be on display January 19–May 21 at the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Notice of  UNclaimed  Vehicles/  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...

Legals

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