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Part IV: Burial Series Community funeral homes build on family traditions

In most communities across America, funeral homes are old established locally owned institutions that may have served generations of families in their times of mourning. More...

Local funeral home leaders

Grainger Kornegay and Greg Moseley of Kornegay and Moseley

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Local funeral home leaders

E. Randolph Shives

E. Randolph Shives III as owner of Shives Funeral Home is following in the footsteps of his father and uncle.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Presentations dominate Richland County Council meeting

Richland County Council’s meeting March 19 featured presentations and more presentations. More...

Olympia prepares for upcoming festival

The Olympia Festival Committee will hold its annual Olympia Festival Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the corner of Whaley and Wayne Streets. More...

Columbia City Council approves first reading of adjusting water rates

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 19. City council members present were Moe Baddourah, Sam Davis, Leona Plaugh, Cameron Runyan, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Brian Newman.  More...

Business

Flying high on Devine Street

Are you looking to virtually fly a plane or actually make your computer operations fly like a jet? X- Force PC is the place for both.  More...

Fresh aromas fill the air on Rosewood

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.”  —Robert Browning   More...

City Snippets

ICE Recycling to create 15 new jobs   More...

Society

Music students win The Music Clubs’ Scholarships

These winners of The Music Clubs Scholarships are students schooled in Richland/Lexington Counties in grades six-college junior. More...

West Metro Chamber announces Good Deed Friday

According to The West Metro Chamber of Commerce, on Good Friday (March 29) residents are encouraged to support area non-profits by bringing their “unneeded treasures” to Our Savior Lutheran Church at 1500 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia More...

Fashion show and luncheon benefit The Music Clubs’ Scholarship Fund

Pa rticipating in the fashion show fea tur ing cloth es by Dill ards at a benefi t luncheon to provide donations for Th e Music Cl ubs’ Scholars hi p Fund are Kelly Maxwell, Dillard’s fas More...

Events

Events

•ART  Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m., Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com. More...

Arts & Entertainment

“Top of the Top” ballet talents to perform with USC Dance Company at Koger April 19

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will welcome six of the world’s top ballet talents to Columbia April 19 as they present the 8th Annual Ballet Stars of New York Gala Performance at the Koger Center.  More...

Palmetto Center for the Arts Theatre Company presents A Chorus Line

The Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) Theatre Company will present Michael Bennett’s Pulitzer Prize winning musical, A Chorus Line, Thursday through Saturday, March 21–23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. More...

Brotherhood Chorus concert to be held March 24

On Sunday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m., the Brotherhood Chorus of Second Calvary Baptist Church, located at 1110 Mason Road, will present a special pre-Easter musical. The Brotherhood Chorus of Second Calvary will be featured in concert. 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...

Legals

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Hundreds shave heads for the cause

On Saturday, March 23, at 1 p. m., over 170 men, women, and children will have their heads shaved at the seventh annual St. Baldrick’s at Jillian’s to raise money for childhood cancer research. More...

On Second Thought

Drain the swamp

Every so often, we need to drain the swamp.  The Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organization, gives South Carolina a grade of “F” on the risk for corruption. More...

Reader thanks Hughes

Editor’s Note: Find Part IV of Warren Hughes’s Burial Series on Page 3. I just learned about your latest column on green burial from an online discussion group that I subscribe to. More...

Stop mountaintop removal mining

As a concerned citizen, I would like to bring to your attention the dangers of mountaintop removal mining and the urgent steps we need to take to protect our nation’s Appalachian Mountains and people, before it is too late.  More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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The Perks of Life in D.C.

I’m just saying...

I think I want to run for Congress. It’s got to be the best job in the world because you get all these perks and benefits that no one else in the country gets, plus you get a boatload of money for doing very little.  More...

Hooked on Chick Flicks

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

When a boy reaches double digits his body starts manufacturing a substance that fuels the changes that make him a man. This stuff also causes most guys a world of trouble before all is said and done.  More...

Education

Columbia’s Kindness Project is online and coming soon to a venue near you

Columbia’s Book of Kindness project was designed at the Columbia Jewish Day School to document and inspire acts of kindness. More...

Dutch Fork Air Force JROTC students win Battle of the Bells

High school volunteers raise funds to assist The Salvation Army

Students from Dutch Fork Air Force JROTC are the winners of the 2012 Salvation Army High School Battle of the Bells competition, which was held Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores across the Midlands. More...

Silver Crescent Foundation announces Design Challenge award recipients

Annual student competition promotes manufacturing and career exploration

The Silver Crescent Foundation and the South Carolina Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technology Education, in partnership with the SC Regional Career Specialists, recently announced the finalists in the twelth annual SC Discover More...

Sports

Youth movement leads Heathwood over Eagles

Heathwood Hall Highlander freshman Brandon Hill got behind the visiting Airport Eagles’ defense, made a couple of moves to free himself, then poked in a shot with his left foot to tie the match at 1-1 in the 73rd minute Thursday, March 14.  More...

Heathwood’s Turbeville has a party of five

Heathwood Hall’s Kelly Turbeville scored four goals in the first half and added one more early in the second half to lead the Lady Highlanders to a 7-1 victory over the visiting Ridge View Lady Blazers Thursday, March 14.  More...

One hit is enough for Vikings

Pitcher Ben Taylor led Spring Valley to a 3-1 victory over the visting Ridge View Blazers Friday, March 15. More...

Home & Garden

A Daytrip to the Santee National Wildlife Refuge

Stopping to smell the flowers

Staycations remain popular inexpensive recreation options for families. More...

Star Chefs

Easter Brunch

Wife Saver French Toast   More...

Travel

A Glimpse into Burma

Conclusion: Through a 2013 Window

Much to the surprise of Americans and Burmese alike, President Obama visited Burma in November 2012. More...