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News

Shandon United Methodist Church holds 8th Annual Treasure Sale

The Shandon United Methodist Women will hold their Eighth Annual Treasure Sale Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, from 8 a.m.–1 p. m. More...

Shine a Light Foundation announces donation to Souper Bowl of Carolina

Shine A Light Foundation is pleased to announce it is donating $ 12,500 to the Souper Bowl of Caring.  More...

Summer blood donations are needed

While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, there remains an urgent need for platelet donors, as well as donors with types O negative, B negative, and A negative More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Captain Kirk never tried to order unsweet tea in the South

I’m just saying...

Why is it that human beings can talk to other human beings across the globe or even on another planet and into the far reaches of the galaxy, but when you try to order food from people 20 feet away from you in a little window, they can never get the More...

The Big Guy goes Swimming

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

The first conversation with the Big Guy was onesided. He heard I was a writer and wanted me to be aware that what happened on the river stayed there. I promised to do my best to keep him anonymous in any written recollections. More...

Business

Food, business, and politics are naturals for Moe Baddourah

At the age of 16, Moe Baddourah left his family in Lebanon to follow in the footsteps of his uncle, Andy Shlon, owner of Andy’s Deli in Columbia who moved to the United States in the 1960s. More...

Top chef named at Farm Bureau’s Fifth Annual Palmetto Palate

Attendees at the South Carolina Farm Bureau (SCFB) Federation’s 2013 Palmetto Palate fundraiser for the Friends of Farm Bureau PAC voted Saluda’s Restaurant Executive Chef Blake Faries Top Chef. More...

City Snippets

Kiplinger says Columbia great place to live   More...

Society

Do you remember? The gift of silence

There is an old saying “Silence is golden.” It makes you stop and think what that really means. Silence and the appreciation of it was a gift my mother gave me. More...

James Coxe Covington Jr.

Funeral service for James Coxe Covington Jr. was held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Shandon at the corner of Wheat and Holly, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. More...

Events

Events

•ART  Local artby the Trenholm Art Guild will be on display through August 24, Madison Hall, 2710 Gervais Street, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Saturday. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Collected Stories closes Trustus Theatre’s 28th season

Trustus Theatre concludes its 28th Season as it brings Collected Stories, directed by Milena Herring, to the Thigpen Main Stage. More...

Annual Viva La Vista brings tasty food to the Vista

Columbia’s Congaree Vista Guild will host its annual Viva La Vista, Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Congaree Vista, in and around the Gervais Street corridor at Lincoln Street. More...

Travel

Siberia Revisited

Part 10: Catherine Palace

After leaving Peter the Great’s magnificent Summer Palace at Peterhof, we drove to the nearby town of Pushkin to visit Catherine Palace. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

OF ESTATES  More...

Legals

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Heathwood’s Wilson & Team USA U19 are golden

Heathwood Hall’s A’ja Wilson completed a magical journey with her U19 USA teammates by earning a gold medal at the World Championships in Lithuania with a resounding 61-28 victory over France July 28. More...

City selects new economic development director

City Manager Teresa Wilson has made another high profile and significant hire with the selection of the City of Columbia’s new Economic Development director. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

Historic Columbia

In late July, workers excavating a trench for a drainage pipe made a startling discovery at the intersection of Assembly and College streets. More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Old is an attitude, not an age  Dear Curmudgeons,  Those who say they are getting old have always been old. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Benjamin installs new Columbia Council of Neighborhood officers

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods ( CCN) held its annual meeting Thursday, July 25.  The 2013-2014 CCN officers were installed by Mayor Steve Benjamin: Dean Slade, president; Emma McGraw Myers, president elect; Bessie Watson, vice president; More...

Slade looks forward to new leadership role with CCN

Dean Slade is accustomed to being thrust into a leadership role, such as his role as vice president and treasurer of the Seminary Ridge Neighborhood Association. More...

Mayor’s panel reviews current system

The mayor’s panel on violent crime and bond reform held its first meeting Monday, July 29 at 1 Justice Square. More...

Education

Almost 100 area students to appear in Columbia Children’s Theatre’s production Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Climb aboard a magic carpet and soar to Agrabah, as Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT), presents its newest YouTheatre Company production Disney’s Aladdin Jr., August 2-11. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and children three years and older. More...

Blythewood Academy math teacher named finalist for technology award

Blythewood Academy math teacher Tamikah Battle has been named a finalist for a 2013 Palmetto Pillar Award, sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Information Technology Council. More...

More Richland One students win National Merit Scholarships

Two graduates in Richland One’s Class of 2013 are among the 32 recipients in South Carolina to win National Merit scholarships financed by colleges and universities across the nation.  More...

Sports

Irmo/Chapin advances to championship unscathed

Irmo-Chapin Post 193 (23-3) continued its undefeated march to the state championship final with a 16-6 shellacking of the Greenville Generals Post 3 (21-5) in a semifinal game in the South Carolina American Legion double-elimination baseball tourname More...

Challenges, opportunities confront American Legion baseball

Legree Oswald is all about logistics and making the big picture come into focus.  More...

Florence forces a deciding game

Irmo-Chapin Post 193 had coasted through the S.C. American Legion State Tournament winning four games by an average score of 8-3. More...

Home & Garden

Team building with flowers

Stopping to smell the flowers

Growing up on a farm, Frankie Garrick had been grounded in soil, seed, and plants as the foundation for building a good life. More...

Star Chefs

August Recipes

Peach Tarts   More...

August yard and garden tips

Things to do in August  • Fruits   More...