May 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Two women do something about their BRCA status

With the recent media coverage about the voluntary double mastectomy Angelina Jolie had, two women, one from Columbia— Bethanie Brown and the other, Julie Moon—speak out a-bout their journey with their BRCA status  This story feature More...

News

Canine lovers turn out for Dining with Dogs

On Tuesday evening April 30, 2013, Columbia citizens continued their annual hosting of Columbia Police Department’s K-9 Team at the Pupcakes and Mr. Friendly’s Dining with Dogs event. Last year, the first six K- 9 pairs were hosted. More...

Working dogs do get time off

Across the centuries, dogs bred to work have been as s igned var ious jobs.  More...

SSGt Dave Long speaks at Dining for Dogs

SSgt David Long, who suffers from Post Traumatic Syndrone, came to our attention when he and his service dog were not allowed in a convenient store in South Carolina in March. Long spoke at the Dining for Dogs event April 30. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Intel Corporation and Ashland UMC donate 25 computers to Seven Oaks Elementary School

Ashland United Methodist Church (Reverend Mike Bruce) in partnership with Seven Oaks Elementary School (Principal Ann Copelan) is instituting a program using personal computers to enhance and accelerate student achievement.  More...

Forest Acres City Council says good-bye to councilman Charlie Fetner

The Forest Acres City Council on May 14 bid a fond farewell to councilman Charlie Fetner, who died May 7 after a long illness, paying tribute to the man that many called “Mr. Forest Acres.”  More...

Vacancies for the City of Columbia Boards & Commissions

The City of Columbia is seeking persons to serve on a variety of boards and commissions. Participation is another way city residents can take part in the functioning of their government. More...

Business

Salty’s Board Shop gives back to those in need around the world

Paul and Jessica Goff, owners of Salty’s Board Shop at 2712 Devine Street, are committed to do what they can to give back and help others. More...

The Hungry Lady writes about Columbia food

Laura Aboyan is the author of Columbia Food: The History of Cuisine in the Famously Hot City. More...

City Snippets

Columbia Bike Summit helps city create world-class bicycle network   More...

Society

Brides don’t need to “own cotton in Augusta” to finance a wedding

As brides and their families see wedding costs mount, they may think they need to own cotton in Augusta, a local term of Georgians to describe somebody as rich as Croesus.  More...

Do you remember?

Writing radio and TV commercials

Do you remember when you got your first radio? It was back in the dark ages in my case when my family got our first radio. I remember it because we were the last family in our immediate neighborhood to get a radio. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Flight, original play of pioneering female aviators, arrives at Longstreet Theatre May 23-24

The USC Department of Theatre and Dance, with Pacific Performance Project/ east, will stage a return engagement of Flight, an original play conceived and directed by USC Professor Steven Pearson with text by USC Professor Robyn Hunt, May 23-24 at Lon More...

USC School of Music presents 11th annual Southeastern Piano Festival

A world of piano music comes to Columbia for the 11th annual Southeastern Piano Festival June 9–15.  Most concerts take place in USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street.  Tickets are available through Capitol Tickets at More...

Travel

An Oconee Weekend

Part Six: Waterfall and Cheese

The dreams of Henry Mouzon Jr., Gov. William Moultrie, President George Washington, Robert Mills, and Abram Blanding for canal and rail passage over the Blue Ridge Mountains faded into history after the Civil War. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  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...

Beneva Ouzts celebrates 90 years

Over 100 friends and family members helped Beneva Ouzts, widow of Bill Ouzts, celebrate her 90th birthday April 2, 2013. More...

Mayor Benjamin announces he will seek reelection

At a press conference Monday, May 13, Mayor Steve Benjamin announced he will seek reelection.  “I will focus clearly on what our community has accomplished so far and the positive things we can do in the months and years ahead.”  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia   More...

The Grumpy Old Man

To shave or not to shave...  Dear Grumpy,  More...

Historic Columbia

For the past two weeks’ artifact spotlights, Historic Columbia Foundation has celebrated Historic Preservation Month by focusing on aspects of our past that speak to the skills and interests of 19th-century citizens of Columbia and Richland Cou More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Doggie/kitty feedings

I’m just saying...

I’m going to be out of town for almost two weeks, and I’m pretty sure my dog and two cats will either starve or run away from home and t my plants will die from thirst while I’m gone.  It’s my fault though.  I’ More...

Rebirth of Mark Sanford

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

In this age of anonymous email trashings, un-informed blog posts, and you tube mistakes that last forever, we rarely see political second chances. More...

Education

Spring Valley High School students win 2013 National Merit $2,500 scholarships

David Qu, Courtney Noh, and Rana Sobeih have been named winners in the prestigious and highly competitive 2013 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship. More...

Richland One employees serve community

Richland One cares … and Richland One served. Saturday, April 27 Richland One employees joined thousands of citizens in working together to improve our city as part of the One Columbia CityServe initiative. More...

Bridge Creek Elementary School second graders participate in bake sale project

Second grade students at Bridge Creek Elementary recently worked on a project involving concepts of supply and demand, money, and persuasive writing.  More...

Sports

MILLARD’S MT. PLEASANT MIRACLE

Things didn’t look good for the Cardinal Newman Cardinals in the SCISA 3A boys’ state championship match against the Pinewood Prep Panthers Saturday, May 11 at the College of Charleston Stadium.  Jarrett Londergan had scored his seco More...

RESS TO THE RESCUE

Before the SCISA 3A girls’ soccer state championship match between the Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders and the Porter- Gaud Lady Cyclones Saturday, May 11 at the College of Charleston soccer stadium, a Heathwood fan remarked on the sideline tha More...

EAGLES & FALCONS SOAR TO FINAL

Eagles trounce Trojans

Airport advanced in the Upper State championship bracket with a 10-1 win over James Island Wednesday, May 8. More...

Home & Garden

Snowballs in May

Stopping to smell the flowers

While Denver and the Dakotas are digging out of unprecedented May snowfalls, southern gardens are covered in snowballs of a different kind.  More...

Star Chefs

Heavenly White Cake   More...

Columbia Green’s 22nd Annual Festival of Gardens this week

residential gardens in the Greater Columbia area. Nine Gardens in The King’s Grant neighborhood will feature a variety of landscapes during its 22nd Annual Festival of Gardens Thursday, May 16 and Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  More...