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News

National Coalition of 100 Black Women join the call for HIV testing

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Columbia S. C. More...

Club of Brothers ride to rid hunger

The Club of Brothers bikers will show their dedication to community service with their 7th Annual Ride to Rid Hunger beginning at 9:00 a.m. More...

Vista Marketplace at Whaley celebrates first anniversary

Shun dishes that have over six ingredients

The Vista Marketplace at Whaley celebrates its first anniversary Saturday from 9 until 1 at 701 Whaley with an explosion of locally produced foods and goods, a visit from Mayor Steven Benjamin, and visits from area gardeners dropping off their entrie More...

Government / Neighborhood

Council appoints municipal court judges

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, July 9. Council members present were Moe Baddourah, Cameron Runyan, Sam Davis, Leona Plaugh, Brian Newman, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Crime is down in Forest Acres

The Forest Acres City Council heard from its police chief that overall crime in the city is much lower for the first half of the year.  More...

Mayor Benjamin shows support for InnerSole

Mayor donates several pairs of sneakers and encourages others to do the same

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin showed his strong support for University of South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley’s InnerSole campaign to provide a new pair of sneakers to every child in need by personally donating several pai More...

Business

Falcon Ace Hardware opens in Forest Acres

For many years, Forest Acres residents who needed a socket wrench, nails, or plumbing parts had to travel to the impersonal big box hardware stores on Two Notch Road or Garner's Ferry. More...

City Snippets

Index of business optimism stalls in June   More...

Summer fun on the Saluda, Congaree, and Broad

Adventure Carolina, located at 1107 State Street in Cayce, S.C., provides kayaking, tubing, and canoeing trips for groups of all ages on the rivers that run along the western border of the City of Columbia: the Saluda, Congaree, and Broad Rivers. More...

Society

One Columbia appoints Public Art Selection Committee

One Columbia for Arts and History, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advise, amplify, and advocate for the unified arts and history community of Columbia, announces the appointment of the Public Art Selection Committee for an upcoming publ More...

Do you remember?

The missing pearl

My memories are tingling with thoughts of activities I or a member of my family did that were unusual or funny. More...

Bay Blossom Garden Club wins 10 awards

Bay Blossom Garden Club garnered 10 awards at the Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia’s awards luncheon May 20, 2013, including the the coveted “Most Valuable Club Award.” Nancy More...

Events

Events

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

Red Cross needs blood

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.  More...

Home & Garden

Now it’s easy being green

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gardener’s Outpost is Columbia’s newest and arguably greenest urban garden center. More...

Star Chefs

Cook it from Scratch... it’s better for you!

Homemade Wheat Thins   More...

Travel

Siberia Revisited

Part 7: The Moscow–St. Petersburg Express

It is 403 miles from Moscow to St. Petersburg by rail. There are 20 trains a day between the two great Russian cities. Ticket prices range from $10 to $60 depending on type of accommodation, time of day and year, and passport you carry. 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...

Garners Ferry Pig to close

Piggly Wiggly is closing its longtime Southeast Columbia supermarket at 7451 Garners Ferry Rd on July 20  “The location has reached the end of its lease, and, while we never want to close a store, sometimes that’s a necessary busines More...

Whitney converts to luxury apartments

With the assistance of Estates Management Company, Seven Hundred Woodrow, LLC has purchased The Whitney Hotel in Columbia to convert it into luxury residences for lease beginning August 2013.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

MACH responds to Columbia Cares

On behalf of the 60 member agencies and individual members of the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless (MACH), members of its Advocacy Committee have diligently reviewed the Columbia Cares Plan under consideration by Columbia City Council and ha More...

Historic Columbia

For many folks, post- Civil War Reconstruction conjures up a host of impressions— political factions at odds with one another, elemental changes in society, a redefinition of the term citizenship, and the construction of new buildings as replac More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Oh, Vanna...what’s with the commercials?

I’m just saying...

My husband had a near-death experience this past week.  I’m not sure he actually knows he had one, but trust me…he did. More...

Newt’s Prized Possession

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

We have a hound named Newt I may have mentioned here before... After hearing a desperate tale of her impending demise at the business end of some Lexington County resident’s firearm, my co-pilot decided we had to save her. More...

Education

Blythewood/Westwood High students receive memorial scholarship

Blythewood High School senior, Shayla Wiley and Westwood High School senior Breanna Bethea were presented with the Juneique Scholarship Award.  More...

Veteran educator takes reins as Richland Two interim superintendent

Dr. Debra Hamm, a longtime Richland Two administrator officially becomes interim superintendent as named by the School Board at its June 13 meeting. Hamm brings with her nearly 40 years of experience in education.  More...

Epworth Children’s Home to benefit from grant funding by Duke Endowment

Epworth Children’s Home will benefit from grant funding totaling more than $280,000 from The Duke Endowment to launch two new initiatives in support of Epworth’s work to break the cycle of abuse, neglect, and shame and replace it with opp More...

Sports

Even with new faces, Skyhawks set to take flight again

Overview: The Hammond Skyhawks were so close to bringing in their seventh straight state championship in 2012 but fell just short after fumbling at the Augusta Christian eight yard line. More...

Local lacrosse players earn national honors

US Lacrosse, the national governing body of lacrosse, has honored four local players with national awards.  Hammond’s Charles Black was named to US Lacrosse’s Group 1 All- American Team.  Hammond’s Beau Acuff and A.C. More...

Heathwood’s Player named NSCAA High School State Coach of the Year

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America ( NSCAA) has named Heathwood Hall head girls’ soccer coach Curtis Player the Girls’ High School State Coach of the Year for the spring 2013 season.  State winners will be recognized More...

Arts & Entertainment

Talk to the animals, walk with the animals with Doctor Dolittle at Workshop Theatre

Walk with the animals and talk with the animals this summer as Workshop Theatre presents the wacky adventures of Doctor Dolittle July 12-27.  The family-friendly musical Doctor Dolittle is a tale about the adventures of a doctor who learns to sp More...

Village Square Theatre presents The Sleeping Beauty

Village Square Theatre and the Lexington County Arts Association proudly present The Sleeping Beauty, written and directed by Debra Leopard. This Junior Arts Summer Workshop production runs July 16–21 at Village Square Theatre in Lexington. More...

“Museum Road Show” to bring treasure hunters to South Carolina State Museum July 27

The “Museum Road Show,” one of the South Carolina State Museum’s most popular events, is back to make the summer heat take a back seat to the possibility of finding treasure. More...

Pets

St. Paws Thrift Store donates to animal rescue groups

St. Paws Thrift Store will present its 2nd quarter Protecting Animal Welfare (PAW) awards to five Midlands area animal rescue organizations during a ceremony Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the store located in West Columbia.  More...

Out to eat with Rover

TripsWithPets.com owner and founder Kim Salerno is thrilled to debut the new search option. “Pet parents are always looking for fun new ways to include their pets in their everyday lives and activities,” she notes. More...

Summer rules for pets

Overheating symptoms   More...