December 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ed Mullins receives John H. Pickering Award

Ed Mullins, of counsel in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, has been named the recipient of the 2013 John H. Pickering Award by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Butterball to the rescue

I’m just saying...

I love the Butterball people. I truly do. These are the kind of people who should be running the country. They should be the ones in congress and advising the president in the White House. These people are problem solvers. They don’t panic. More...

Limos and Doublewides

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

On the side of Highway 200, about three miles east of Winnsboro, on the way to I-77 and eventually Charlotte, one passes a double wide mobile home.  More...

Business

What’s happening downtown?

The 60th Annual Carolina Carillion Holiday Parade  The 60th Annual Carolina Carillion Holiday Parade is Saturday, December 7 at 9:45 a.m.  More...

City Snippets

Embassy Suites coming to Greenville  Greenville-based Windsor Aughtry Co. will build a 156- room Embassy Suites downtown at the intersection of River Street and the Reedy River. More...

Taboo’s hardship denied

In Re Cricket Store 17, LLC, d/b/a Taboo (Application for Hardship Extension), the applicant filed for a hardship extension pursuant to Section 11-620 of the Ordinance which was denied on the grounds that the applicant failed to establish the amount More...

Society

James Thomas Seay Jr.

James Thomas Seay Jr., 77, went to his eternal rest with the Lord on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. More...

United Daughters of the Confederacy attend convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Members of the SC Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), from across the state of South Carolina attended the General Convention of the UDC in Tulsa, Oklahoma, earlier this month. More...

Delta Epsilon Iota collects business attire for homeless shelter

Delta Epsilon Iota’s Chi Epsilon chapter at the University of South Carolina collected 468 pieces of clothing at its first Business Attire Clothing Drive to benefit Transitions Homeless Shelter held October 22-24 on campus.  More...

Events

Events

•ART  The Midlands Clay Arts Society Annual Show and Sale will be held at Gallery 80808, 80808 Lady Street, December 5–8, Thursday, December 5, noon–8 p.m.; Friday, December 6, noon–8 p.m.; Saturday, December 7, noon&ndash More...

Joseph Keels Elementary School student gives back

Kierra D. Ishmal, daughter of Marcus and Latonia Ishmal was born in Columbia. She is a fifth grade student at Joseph Keels Elementary. More...

What’s happening at the State Museum

• Merry Mondays Kicks Off  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sandlapper Singers Christmas concert to be held December 12 and 13

Sandlapper Singers Christmas Concert “O Holy Night” Highlights will include the Young Sandlapper Singers, with Neil Casey String Quartet and Katie Taylor harp. More...

An Evening with Danny Kaye at Workshop Theatre

Brian Childers in An Evening with Danny Kaye is co-sponsored by The Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center and Workshop Theatre as a fund raiser for Workshop Theatre, 1136 Bull Street. Show dates and times are December 7 at 8 p.m. More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 14: The Cabot Trail

We took a 90-minute ferry ride from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  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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Turner Sports and Mad Monkey share multiple wins

Turner Sports knows the value of teamwork and a recent collaboration with Columbia’s own Mad Monkey helped bring home the gold at the 34th Annual Emmy® Awards for Sports. More...

Spring Valley students earns perfect scores on ACT and SAT

Many students dream of achieving the perfect score on their college entrance exams and having the ability to choose the college of their future. For Gregory Rassolov, it became his reality when he aced the ACT and SAT. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Families deserve better from SCDOT

Your coverage of the Arcadia Woods Lake dam was excellent and appreciated. The 14 families surrounding what is now a nearly dry lake bed deserve better from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.  More...

Dam controversy well written

The well-written and researched artrcle of November 1, 2013 Homeowners Suffer From Dam Controversy written by Rosanna W. Lomas is deeply appreciated by my husband and me. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia City Council elects new mayor pro-tem

A public hearing was held at West Columbia City Hall Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 6 p. m. before the West Columbia City Council December meeting. More...

My Wayward Beau Beau

Beau Beau is a beautiful, mischievous, eightyear old black and white tuxedo cat with soft semilong hair. He is very sociable and has never met a stranger. More...

Are there lobsters on Pawley’s Island or not?

I wrote in my Adventure Travel story of 10-04-13 I wrote: “Oh, how things have changed. More...

Education

Girls on the Run teams wrap up season with inspirational 5k

Nearly 500 Columbiaarea girls successfully completed the fall season of the Girls on the Run program by running the Moore Center for Orthopedics GOTR 5k November 23. More...

Spring Valley High School students attend NBA AVID Day

On Friday, November 22, the Spring Valley High School AVID students attended the NBA AVID Day. The event was hosted by the Charlotte Bobcats. More...

Ridge View High School cheerleaders support Sistercare

In recognition of Domestic Violence Month (October) and in honor of Sistercare, a program for battered women and their children, the Ridge View cheerleaders participated in the Pack, Drive, and Drop Community Service Project, sponsored by the Cheer B More...

Sports

Silver Foxes take down Byrnes

The Byrnes Rebels took a 14-3 lead into halftime against the visiting Dutch Fork Silver Foxes in the semifinals of the Class 4A Division I playoffs Friday, November 29, but the Silver Foxes outscored the Rebels 28-7 in the final two quarters to defea More...

Redhawks run over rebuilding Cavaliers

There is a lot new in Richland Northeast boys’ basketball this year.  Former Cavalier superstar and South Carolina point guard Aaron Lucas is in his debut season as the Cavs’ head coach. More...

SCUFC 02 Blue wins Fall Festival

The South Carolina United FC 02 Girls Blue Team won the U11 Girls’ Academy Division of the 2013 S.C. Youth Soccer Fall Festival November 16-17. More...

Home & Garden

Have a Blue Christmas

Stopping to smell the flowers

If you are cutting your own fresh Christmas tree this year, one of the choices is ‘Carolina Sapphire’ cypress. The silvery blue conical conifer exudes a lemony mint scent when foliage, branches, and stem are cut.  More...

Greater Columbia Landscape Association celebrates 20 years by planting 20 trees

The Greater Columbia Landscape Association is celebrating its 20th anniversary by donating and planting 20 trees at Springdale Elementary School. More...

Star Chefs

Peppermint Brittle  2 pounds white chocolate 30 small peppermint candy canes   Line a large jellyroll pan with heavy-duty foil.  More...