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Six candidates compete for seats on Forest Acres City Council

Forest Acres residents got a good overview of the six candidates competing for two seats on the Forest Acres City Council at a forum held at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church on May 7.  More...

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Happy Mother’s Day

I’m just saying...

Ever since my mother died in 1996, I’ve not been a big fan of Mother’s Day. I would usually rent movies, pull the shades, and hunker down until the day passed. More...

Birthdays have changed

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

Three weeks ago, my friend TF celebrated his 60th birthday...Partied like it was 1999. Of course, he was in his 40s in 1999 and celebrating was easier. More...

Education

“Killian Elementary School art teacher wins Top Model

The Columbia Design League’s Runaway Runway showcases art, fashion, and recycling at their annual spring fashion show held earlier this month at the Township Auditorium. More...

Eau Claire High School to host Teen Safety Summit

Eau Claire High School will host the South Carolina Teen Safety Summit Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Seven schools receive funding for environmental projects

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (District) has awarded Earth Day Mini-Grants to seven Richland County Schools to support conservation and environmental education projects.  More...

Society

Planning the perfect wedding

Future brides in Columbia have a full bouquet of choices to assist them in creating the weddings of their dreams— from planning and fashion to establishments that offer everything—including a historic home for the ceremony itself.  T More...

Allen Faulkner Savitz

Graveside service for Allen Faulkner Savitz, 78, will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, in Upper Long Cane Cemetery, Abbeville, SC. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. More...

Do you remember?

The second grade

Do you remember being in the second grade?  I went to a unique private school in Columbia called Bon Air. It was located on the corner of Greene and Barnwell Streets.  More...

Home & Garden

Grafting the Best of Two Worlds

Stopping to smell the flowers

American consumers like the two for one deal. A recent trend in commercial vegetable production in the U.S. offers the benefits of two distinct plants in one through grafting. More...

Star Chefs

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Columbia plant and flower sale to benefit Richland County CASA

The Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (RC CASA) is celebrating 30 years of advocacy and guardianship of abused and neglected children. More...

Truth not revealed in senseless slaughter

Three feathers….  That’s all that remained on the grounds of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) on May 5 as animal rights advocates and wildlife champions gathered in the rain to remember what they are calling the &l More...

Eastover community hails new $1.6 million Richland Library branch

A staple in Eastover since 1930, the Richland Library branch in the historic community had occupied numerous rented storefronts before breaking ground on a permanent home in 1985.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

The Grumpy Old Man

Waiting at Wally World  Dear Grumpy-  I hate that every time I go to Walmart there are only six or seven open check out lines when there are 34 available.  -Waiting in Line  Dear Waiting-   More...

Historic Columbia

For those of you who caught last week’s artifact spotlight, you will recall that each May citizens across the United States celebrate Historic Preservation Month. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council discusses legal fees for defending election commission

The May 7 Richland County Council meeting featured a discussion about the legal fees charged to Richland County for defending the Election Commission after the November, 2012 voting debacle.  More...

Watts talks to South Kilbourne about being a coroner

The South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Thursday, May 2.  More...

West Columbia citizens provide input on allowing urban chicken farming

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., West Columbia City Council hosted a public meeting to gather citizen input on allowing urban chicken farming within the city limits of West Columbia.  More...

Business

Best Bottles Wine and Gifts provides “best bottle” for the day

Robert Sox of Columbia is the owner of Best Bottles Wine & Gifts, formerly Winestyles, located at the Shoppes at Woodhill. More...

SouthCarolinaMarketspace.com has new ownership

ECI-Find New Markets announced transfer in SouthCarolinaMarketspace.com ownership May 3. Last year ECI launched the On-line Catalog for South Carolina specialty foods companies. More...

City Snippets

South Carolina ranked #34 among Bicycle Friendly States   More...

Sports

Falcons win District IV

After dropping game one 5-2, A.C. Flora, off the arm of ace Matt Wallace, cruised by Emerald 8-0 in game two of the Class 3A District IV finals Friday, May 3 to win. More...

Hammond beats OP, advances

Hammond ace Jake Nidiffer surrendered seven hits and four walks and struck out six in a complete game victory as the Skyhawks downed the Orangeburg Prep Indians, 9-0, in the first game of a doubleheader in SCISA baseball playoffs Friday night at Fols More...

Swampcats take game one from Hammond

The Laurence Manning Swampcats’ pitching duo of Mark Pipkin and Russell Thompson surrendered only two hits to the Hammond Skyhawks, and it was more than enough for the ’Cats to down the ’Hawks 3-1 in SCISA 3A seminfinal playoff acti More...

Arts & Entertainment

Between the Springmaid Sheets exhibit at S.C. State Museum

The South Carolina State Museum’s new art exhibit Between the Springmaid Sheets will be the occasion for an afternoon of fun activity on Saturday, May 18.  More...

Columbia Children’s Theater hosts Review Revue

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT), the Midlands’ only professional theatre for families and young audiences, will host Review Revue, a gala evening beginning at 6 p.m. Friday May 17. More...

Travel

An Oconee Weekend

Part Four: Ram Cat Alley

In our exploration from the Sunrise Farm B&B, Linda and I discovered the Ram Cat Alley, a delightful shopping and eating section in Seneca.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

INVITATION TO BID Soliciting bids for lunch to be provided for Adult Day Center. 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...