September 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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Columbia agrees to major sewer system upgrades

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Commentary

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We must remember

I’m just saying...

I can’t believe it’s been a dozen years since our Twin Towers were attacked and almost 3,000 people were murdered or died trying to get to the injured. More...

Cute is overrated

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

Bless her little heart, is all I can say. We recently gained temporary custody of the ugliest dog I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen some ugly dogs. More...

Business

Neighborhood store, local in every way

Provisions by Sandy Creek, a new food market offering S.C. grown produce, meat, and dairy products and a wide array of bulk spices and specialties, has opened at 2843 Millwood Avenue across from Epworth Children’s Home.  More...

From a hat shop in Ridgeway to a boutique in the Arcade

Tina Johnson opened a small hat shop, Over The Top, four years ago in Ridgeway, S.C. More...

City Snippets

S.C. wins plaudits for site selection criteria   More...

Society

Congregants celebrate Nancy Kelly and her commitment to Shandon United Methodist Church

John Meadows, chairman of the Parrish Relations Committee presented Nancy Brannen Kelly with the following proclamation:   Whereas, Nancy Brannen Kelly has faithfully served Shandon United Methodist Church as organist since 1973, and  More...

Joyce Brown Bennett

Joyce Brown Bennett, age 65, of Baytown, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013, at MD Anderson Cancer Center after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born on June 24, 1948, in Camden, South Carolina, to R. More...

Do you remember?

Meeting The Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury is the First Bishop of England and has jurisdiction over all of the dioceses of the Church of England. His home church is Canterbury Cathedral in East Kent. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  The Animal Protection League will hold its annual Benefit Auction Saturday September 21, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 603-5443, judyjeweler@gmail.com, or aplsc.org.  •ART   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Beehive— Return to the 60s with Workshop Theatre

Beehive will transport you back in time for a fun, energetic musical revue. This wonderful story traces the coming of age of women’s music through 37 popular hits of the girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s.  More...

Columbia Classical ballet hosts Cabaret Night

The Columbia Classical Ballet launches its new season this fall with its annual Cabaret Night Sunday, September 15.  More...

Les Misérables opens at Town Theatre

Town Theatre kicks off its 95th season Friday, September 20, with Les Misérables. On opening night the annual party will kick off the new season. More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 2: The Bus Tour Begins

The 32 people in our group gathered in the Sheraton Boston for a briefing of the pending trip “Down East.” Most of the people were experienced travelers our age or older. They came from all around the U.S., most from Florida and Texas. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

Public Notices

“BID” The City of Columbia is requesting Bids from qualified general contractors for the following project:  PROJECT #WM4286 HAMPTON TRACE CT; S.  BRANCH RD; MINEHEAD CT; DELLWOOD RD; BRACKENRIDGE RD; TATTLERS TRAIL WATER  More...

Legals

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Fresh Market supplies food for JDRF fundraiser

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( JDRF) hot dog sale at the Fresh Market on Trenholm last weekend brought in $1,200 plus to support JDRF. Over $10,000 was raised statewide. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Historic Columbia

I dig square holes and think about things for a living. Although there is a bit more involved in making a living as an archaeologist, it serves as a good, general job description.  More...

ASK ANN...

What form of government do we have in Columbia and why?

In 1975, the legislature passed the Home Rule Act. Cities and towns in South Carolina had to adopt one of three forms of government. Each city was required to adopt the form closest to the style of government the town or city was then using. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Cayce and West Columbia agree on intergovernmental animal services

The West Columbia City Council met Monday September 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm. Council members present included Casey Hallman, BJ Unthank, Eric Fowler, Mayor Joe Owens, Mayor Pro Tem Boyd Jones, Tommy Parler, and Teddy Wingard.  More...

Plaugh seeks re-election in 2013

Columbia Council woman Leona Plaugh is seeking a second term as district four representative in November’s City Council elections. More...

Columbia votes Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A press conference was held Monday, September 9 to kick off the City of Columbia’s municipal election.  More...

Education

Pine Ridge Middle School recognized

Pine Ridge Middle School was recognized recently at the Lexington Two Board of Trustees meeting. More...

Girl Scouts meet with Congressman Joe Wilson during District Congressional Advocacy Days

Council members from Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands recently met with Congressman Joe Wilson to discuss issues of concern to the 30,000 Girl Scout members in our state as part of a national initiative known as Girl Scout Co More...

Asbury Memorial UMC Men’s Club awards scholarships to USC students

Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church Men’s Club awarded three $1,000 scholarships to three of the church’s college members. More...

Sports

Lady Highlanders top Hammond

It was as close as you can get. Heathwood Hall’s tennis team edged out Hammond’s girls 5-4 in a tight match on September 5 on the Skyhawks’ courts. More...

Westwood holds off Cavaliers

The visiting Westwood Redhawks got 21 first downs to Richland Northeast’s five, and they outrushed the Cavaliers 283 yards to 61, but the Redhawks still had to hang on for a 21-13 over Richland Northeast Thursday, September 5.  More...

Skyhawks handle Heathwood

A young Hammond volleyball team showed some grit in a straight-set victory (25-23, 25-11,25-17) over Heathwood Hall on September 5.  More...

Home & Garden

Society Garlic

Stopping to smell the flowers

Come home to garlic that will take your breath away without giving you bad breath. Society garlic, Tulbaghia violacea, is a clump-forming ornamental evergreen perennial herb easily grown from bulb or seed. More...

Star Chefs

Lemon Garlic Tilapia   More...

Old Rose Exhibit at State Fairgrounds

The Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina will host the 61st annual Old Rose Exhibit Wednesday, October 12 in the Ellison Building of the State Fairgrounds. More...

Pets

We just want a forever home

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Correction

The number of companion pets saved annually by the Pawmetto Lifeline HEART program is higher than listed by the organization in the August 30 article, "Our animals deserve responsible and compassionate care," published in the August 30 issue of The C More...