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Fight for time together, not a scented candle

I’m just saying...

I knew it!  I knew when I saw my first Christmas ornament dangling next to the Fourth of July napkins it was going to happen.  They are already beginning to talk about our “last minute shopping.” Television and store ads are put More...

Modern Egyptian Technology

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

We did some TV upgrading recently, and I learned firsthand how much technology has changed the idiot box industry in recent years. I know my back muscles learned a valuable lesson.  More...

Business

Staymobile sees repair centers for the cell phone as valuable to customers

Statistics leave no doubt: the ever-present cell phone is the most quickly adopted consumer technology ever, with more than one in use for each of the 310 million persons in the United States.  More...

Real Estate Transactions

Dick Stanland, CCIM, SIOR and Nick Stomski, SIOR, both brokers with NAI Avant, recently facilitated the lease of a Class A distribution center currently under construction at 1510 Key Road in Columbia, S. C. More...

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Insurers offer extension to policyholders   More...

Society

Miss Lambert and Mr. Barrington plan March wedding in First Presbyterian

Mr. and Mrs. Lanneau William Lambert Jr. of Columbia, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Ruth Lambert, to Jonathan Edward Barrington of Greenville, South Carolina. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. More...

Philatelic Society holds Stamp and Postcard Show

The Columbia Philatelic Society (CPS) will hold its annual Winter Stamp and Postcard Show January 11-12 at Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, 10-5 Saturday and 10-4 Sunday. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club members meet The Bee Lady

Maureen Mitchell, affectionately known as “The Bee Lady,” was the speaker for the November meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club. More...

Events

Santa’s little helpers celebrate the holidays at Historic Columbia’s Early Adventures

Celebrate the holiday season with Historic Columbia’s Santa’s Little Helpers Early Adventures program. More...

Columbia in final preparations for huge New Year’s Eve celebration

Sets sights on becoming Times Square of the South

As 2013 draws to a close, Columbia is getting ready to welcome partygoers from all over the Southeast and beyond for one of the region’s biggest New Year’s Eve bashes—Famously Hot New Year 2014. More...

Events

•CHURCH/CHARITY  Wednesdays@First Lunch Service will be held Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church,1324 Marion Street, lunch served at 11:30 a.m.; speaker 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. Hot meal $6; soup and salad bar $5. 799-9062.   More...

Home & Garden

Stocking Stuffers for the Gardener

Stopping to smell the flowers

Seed collections make great stocking stuffers for all ages and stages of gardeners. More...

Star Chefs

Chocolate Crinkles   More...

Pets

When businesses go to the dogs, everyone wins

For businesses, the way to the heart of a pet parent just may be through their pets. More...

In Memoriam

Oscar

I’ll lend to you, for a little while, A dog of mine, God said. For you to love him while he lives And mourn for, when he’s dead. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Main Street Shopping Yesteryear and Today

The little boy pictured may look like he is celebrating Christmas in July, but his short pants are actually quite common for Columbia in December. More...

ASK ANN...

What can I give the sister who has everything?

Maybe it would give your sister a warm feeling on Christmas morning if you skipped the sweater that is the wrong color or the knickknack she does not need or want and made a contribution to her favorite charity. Does she do volunteer work? More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres residents speak up about speeding problem

The Forest Acres City Council got an earful Tuesday night about dangerous curves and speeding on Lakeshore Drive, but it appears little can be done unless the South Carolina Department of Transportation gets involved.  More...

Five Points Association continues to make Five Points safer

The Five Points Association (FPA) has been continuing efforts to make the Five Points community safer. More...

New housing program to provide financial assistance to homeowners

The Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, December 10. Council members present were Cameron Runyan, Moe Baddourah, Leona Plaugh, Brian Newman, Sam Davis, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Education

A.C. Flora High School presents Little Women

The Theatre and Music Departments at A.C. Flora High School will present Little Women, the musical Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 in its new Black Box Theatre on campus (805 adjacent to the Pit).  Saturday matinee is at 4 p.m. More...

Spring Valley High School student wins first place in music competition

Mimi Harding was one of many talented musicians from all over the state to perform a full concerto for a panel of judges Saturday, December 7.  Harding performed a demanding flute concerto, and was selected as the first place winner.  More...

Sports

Lady Vikings overwhelm Westwood

Although the Spring Valley girls’ basketball team isn’t quite the dominating force of recent years, the Vikings ran over Westwood for a 63-16 road win on Friday, December 6.  Megan Davis led all scorers with 21 points for Spring Vall More...

Redhawks get first win over Spring Valley

Last season, Westwood boys’ basketball coach Terry Dozier welcomed the opportunity to coach against his twin brother, Perry, for the first time. More...

Dreher KOs Capitals

The visiting Dreher Lady Blue Devils pulled away in the second half of their contest with the Columbia Lady Capitals and walked away with a 53- 26 win Friday, December 6.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Midlands new adult tap troupe gears up for holiday performances

The Columbia Tappers, the adult division of Town Theatre’s Town Tappers, will be dancing up a storm in the next two weeks..  More...

Dreher High School bands share stage for a celebration of giving

The Bands of Dreher High School under the direction of Dr. Chris Lee performed A Winter Concert in the Dreher Auditorium Thursday, December 12.  More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 15: The Alexander Graham Bell obituary

I never knew how much Alexander Graham Bell changed our world until I visited the A.G. Bell Museum in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF  DEMOLITION ORDER  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  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...

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