October 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

“Volunteer experience has brought smiles to my face, love to my heart, and sometimes tears to my eyes”

Jeannie Walker recalls seeing the notice in the bulletin for hospice volunteers while waiting for a church service to begin.  She considered it a personal call, which has led to ten years of dedicated and rewarding work as a volunteer for Hospic More...

Hundreds turn out for Out of Darkness Community Walk

Sponsored by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the ninth annual Columbia Out of the Darkness Community Walk was held Sunday afternoon October 20 in Riverfront Park. More...

CarePro Hospice becomes South Carolina Hospice and Palliative Care

In continuing its commitment to provide quality hospice care to the people of Columbia and the surrounding communities, CarePro Hospice has changed its name and is now operating as South Carolina Hospice and Palliative Care.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Crime sets off fireworks during forum

The Historic Heathwood Association and the Heathwood Park Neighborhood Association held a joint meeting Tuesday, October 22 to give residents an opportunity to meet candidates for mayor, the District Four council seat, and one At- Large council seat. More...

Coroner speaks to Rosewood Community Council

The Rosewood Community Council held its quarterly meeting Thursday, October 17.  More...

Apartment building in Olympia still on hold

We Are Olympia held its monthly meeting Monday, October 21.  More...

Business

Antique collector and Gamecock sports enthusiast shares his treasures

Mike Safran, owner of Safran’s Antiques and The Gamecock Shop at 1015 Whaley Street, has spent years buying and selling antique and historical pieces, creating a personal collection of thousands. More...

City Snippets

Warehouse sale finalized   More...

Mary & Martha’s expands

Beverly Tuller’s faith has been an important part of her life, so in 2006 when it came time to name her new cook store she turned to the Bible for inspiration.  After some prayerful research, she found her answer in the Gospel of Luke, whi More...

Society

From Tookiedoo to Timbuktu

Members of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club spoke at the Richland Library Friends meeting on October 13. More...

Gamma Nu Omega Chapter AKA crowns Miss Fashionettas

The Fashionetta contestants of Gamma Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. More...

Do fish like icy water?

Dr. Sean Place spoke to the monthly meeting of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club October 11. He received his Ph.D from the University of Santa Barbara then joined the faculty at USC in 2009.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Sesquicentennial State Park will offer “Howl-O-Ween,” a Halloween dog event Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Two Notch Road. 788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.   More...

Home & Garden

The Hatchling

Stopping to smell the flowers

Surprise is one of the delights of gardening. As gardeners, we know there are many more creatures among our plants than visible at any given time. More...

Downtown businesses sponsor third annual Main Street Battle for Blood

Show your community support and help save lives by giving blood at the third annual Main Street Battle for Blood. The event will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, November 5 at four locations on Main Street in downtown Columbia.  More...

Star Chefs

Crustless Spinach Quiche More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE   More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE  More...

From the Queen of England to the residents of Columbia

The African Children’s Choir will be in concert Sunday, November 10, 10: 30 a. m. at Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow Street, Irmo; and Sunday, November 10, 6:30 p.m., at Christian Life Assembly, 2700 Bush River Road.  More...

On Second Thought

The Phantom Rider of Bush River

’Tis the season for ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, and perhaps nowhere in the country do they congregate more than South Carolina. The Palmetto State is home to countless tales of restless spirits, spooky monsters, and even harbingers of doom. More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

This ain’t Animal House  Dear Curmudgeons,  More...

The Great Pumpkin

This time of year is signified by cool temperatures, falling leaves, and the most iconic feature of the season: the pumpkin. More...

Commentary

Friends punctuate our lives

Sometimes something happens that reminds you, as the song says, that people really do need people.  That happened to me this week.  I sent out an email to some friends I had sadly neglected due to some situations that have recently come up More...

Life Lessons: A Refresher Course

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

My friend TF learned a valuable lesson recently. He went down for our group’s annual October trip to the Keys, a time of selfless giving back.  More...

Thank you, Seminoles

40–Something

It took a few days, but, after I got over the shock and dismay that my beloved Tigers had been drubbed 51-14 by the Florida State Seminoles, I came to the conclusion I needed to thank my friends from the Sunshine State.  More...

Education

Richland One teacher named S.C. Dance Educator of the Year

Uplifting, toe-tapping music lingers in the hallway outside the dance studio at Lower Richland High School. More...

Ridge View High School names 2013 Homecoming King and Queen

(L-R) Homecoming Queen Lashawn Manning, Homecoming King Torry Robinson, and First Runner Up Miller Williams More...

Summit Parkway hosts High Flying Career Fair

Want to be a helicopter pilot or an ambulance driver when you grow up? Eighth grade students at Summit Parkway Middle School will get to see them in action at the school’s career fair Friday, October 25, beginning at 8:45 a.m.  More...

Sports

’Hawks & Highlanders run away with titles

The Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders and the Hammond Skyhawks dominated the SCISA Region I- 3A meet at Hammond Wednesday, October 16. More...

Skyhawks advance to semifinals

Hammond’s tennis team put up an epic battle against Ashley Hall on October 16 in the second round of the state tournament—a clash that involved tight matches, several tiebreakers, and a change of venue when darkness fell, and the winner w More...

Redhawks fly by Falcons

Westwood’s Christian Brown rumbled 28 times for 289 yards and three touchdowns, Brandon Howard had field goals of 36 and 48 yards, and Anthony Douglas had a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown to pace the Redhawks to a 34- 17 win over t More...

Arts & Entertainment

Rev. Harold Lewis, former minister and USC football player, speaks at Main Street UMC Homecoming Celebration

Main Street United Methodist Church in Columbia will be celebrating its homecoming and 165th anniversary Sunday, November 3. The church was organized in 1848 and is located at 1830 Main Street.  More...

Columbia City Ballet presents Dracula: Ballet with a Bite

The undead dance into the Koger Center with Count Dracula and his entourage of vampire maidens in Dracula: Ballet With A Bite, performed by Columbia City Ballet and starring television star Grant Show as Count Dracula will be October 24-26 at 7:30 p. More...

Palmetto Center for the Arts presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) Theatre Department will present the Tony Award winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Thursday, October 24 through Saturday October 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m. More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 8: Whale Watching

St. Andrews is a major whale watching port, and there are many ways to spy the great mammals of the Bay of Fundy. Some companies do it in speedy motorboats, others in zodiacs or kayaks. More...