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The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates presents the fifth annual James Otis Lecture “The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution”

Selected students from several schools in South Carolina participated in The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Fifth Annual James Otis Lecture on The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution September 2 More...

Commentary

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If I’m fine, then why do I need shots?

I’m just saying...

Recently, I had a little health scare that even though it turned out ok, was pretty unnerving at the time.  I take a medication for arthritis, and since it inhibits my immune system, I have to have monthly blood tests.  More...

Breaking the Curse

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

There are a series of commercials making the rounds about idiotic rituals sports fans perform believing their actions will somehow positively influence the teams they cheer for. More...

Business

Pawleys Island spirit alive at the Grey Ghost Bakery

Everyone knows that a ghost can levitate furniture, turn the air frigid, and scare people silly with an evil “BWUHUHUHAHA!!” But Columbia baker Katherine Frankstone has in mind a friendlier spirit that would rather nosh on her heirloom co More...

City Snippets

SCE&G customers to pay more for power   More...

Leadership Columbia experience inspires Above Grade Level

Jenna Bridgers, wife and mother of two small children, has introduced an opportunity for families with children in Midlands area schools to have access to professional inhome tutoring.  More...

Society

Miss Wardle and Mr. Fowler wed at Kiawah Island

Michelle Wardle and Jay Fowler were married on the beach at The Sandcastle at Kiawah Island June 1, 2013. The Rev. Mike Clarkson performed the double ring ceremony. More...

Miss Rust and Mr. Russell exchange vows September 21, 2013

Langdon Brie Rust and Monford Darr Russell, both of Columbia, South Carolina, were married in the Congaree Room at the State Museum of South Carolina Saturday, September 21, 2013. The 6 p.m. doublering ceremony was performed by Theresa N. More...

Miss DePass and Mr. Watts marry September 7, 2013

Caroline Marshall DePass and Jonathan Alan Watts were married Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, South Carolina, at half after four in the afternoon by The Reverend David Henry Lauten. More...

Events

Rosewood Arts Festival

Trenholm Artists Guild and Rockaways will host third annual Rosewood Arts Festival Saturday, September 28 ( 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)  More...

Events

•ART  All ages are invited to take art classes at Culture Arts Specialist Art Center, Parks and Recreation, 1928 Calhoun Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Call 803- 545-3093. Fax: 803-343-8744, www.ColumbiaSC.net.   More...

Home & Garden

Taming dragons in the garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

In mythology heroes slay the dragon; in reality gardeners tame them. Three dragons breathing fire in the midlands are the obedient plant, the summer snapdragon and the cool-season snapdragon.  More...

Star Chefs

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Public Notices

Public Notice Public Notice PTA-FLA, Inc./Cleartalk proposes to construct a 165-foot Monopole tower and associated 70’ x 100’ fenced equipment compound located at 2300 Frink Street, Cayce, in Lexington County, South Carolina, 29033.  More...

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...

Legals

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Gallant talks about “Constitution Day for the High School Student”

  To honor Constitution Week, Joshua Gallant spoke at the American Board of Trial Advocates James Otis Lecture “ The Second Amendment of The United States Constitution” Friday, September 23. More...

Ben Lippen School turns 25

Ben Lippen School is celebrating 25 years as a leader in Christian education in Columbia with a special homecoming tailgate party and varsity football game on September 27. More...

On Second Thought

Conclusion: Carolina Maneuvers of 1941

In the previous article, the numerically superior Blue army decisively defeated the Red army in Phase One of the 1941 Carolina Maneuvers. More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

You text. I drive. You die.  Dear Curmudgeons,  Is it going to be my fault if I run over a clueless pedestrian preoccupied with a phone—either texting or talking? More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Government / Neighborhood

Cayce water tower to become a work of art

The City of Cayce unveiled the details of an innovative art project and fundraiser that will transform a plain water tank into a work of art. Mayor Elise Partin, City of Cayce City Council Members, and staff from Public Works of HeART.  More...

Beware: scammer wants money to take care of your “arrest”

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that several citizens have received calls from someone posing as a lieutenant with the Sheriff ’s Department telling citizens that there is a bench warrant for their arrest, and they must go and purchase a pre-paid visa More...

Don’t FOG up our drains

As summer’s fried fish dinners give way to fall’s deep-fried turkeys, Richland County is issuing residents a FOG advisory.  More...

Education

News from Spring Valley High School

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has appointed Mr. Matthew Owens, Spring Valley High School Math Department instructional leader, to serve on the NAEP Mathematics Standing Committee. More...

District Two boasts more National Merit Semifinalists

Eleven academically talented high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship program. More...

Blythewood High School receives Project Lead the Way certification for STEM education program

Blythewood High School has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program that has been offered since 2008. More...

Sports

Falcons fly by Columbia

Aven Pollard had 115 yards and a touchdown on 11 carrries and added an 18-yard touchdown reception to lead the visiting A.C. Flora Falcons over the Columbia Capitals 40-15 Thursday, September 19. More...

Heathwood falls to Cardinals

Senior Savanna Haynes had 12 kills, and fellow senior Nicki Regan had 14 assists and six aces to lead the Cardinal Newman Cardinals to a straight-set victory, 25-10, 25- 11, 25-4, over the visiting Heathwood Hall Highlanders on Thursday, September 19 More...

Cardinal Newman tops Highlanders

The Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals jumped a giant hurdle, one they haven’t cleared since 2010, by beating the visiting Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders 6-3 in SCISA Region I-3A girls’ tennis action Thursday, September 19. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Congaree New Horizons Band is getting back together

There is a point in the Blues Brothers movie from 1980 when Jake tells Elwood they are getting the band back together to save the orphanage where they grew up.  More...

Indie Grits partners with The South Carolina State Fair for its first 48-Hour Film Blitz

Ever imagine falling in love at the top of the Ferris wheel, or defending your barnyard friends against harrowing attack of aliens you thought were harmless, blue-ribbon roosters that just happened to look like David Bowie?  Take the challenge&m More...

Shrek the Musical opens at Village Square Theater

The Lexington County Arts Association will present Shrek the Musical directed by Debra Leopard September 20 through October 6 at Village Square Theater in Lexington. Friday show times are at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 4: Acadia National Park I

On the way to the Maritimes, we explored Acadia National Park (America’s easternmost national park), Mount Desert Island, and the wonderful nature and wildlife. More...