December 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Points of Light for the holidays—and beyond

Women’s Page

In the spirit of Christmas —and with New Year’s resolutions lurking just around the corner—shall we pause to consider how to help make our neighbors’ lives a little better?  More...

Most empowering books for women in 2013

Wild by Cheryl Strayed  At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. Her mother passed away, her family scattered, and her marriage fell apart. More...

Help make the holidays happy and safe for Midlands’ families

The holidays are here. It’s a time to cherish family and friends, exchange gifts, and enjoy holiday decorations and meals. But, for some families right here in the Midlands, it is also a time of anxiety, fear, and violence.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Band gives from the heart

Curt Rone, tenor saxophonist for the Heart ’n Soul band, says after playing in Columbia for five years, the band has developed its own set of groupies, Columbians who grew up shagging to the music of the 50s and 60s who love to have fun. More...

Business

Dr. Melton Stuckey brings 46 years of experience to his new office

Stepping into Dr. Melton Stuckey’s new Blanding Street office, visitors are likely to wonder if they’ve blundered into a page from Southern Living. No institutional look here. More...

City Snippets

CPAs launch new firm   More...

Folks about town

Elizabeth “Beth” Branham, a Lexington School District Two Board Member, has been installed as the president of the South Carolina School Boards Association.   More...

Society

Rotary Has Heart

Columbia East Rotary Club Partnered with Harvest Hope Food Bank to feed hungry families in our community, and volunteers with the club packed hunger relief boxes on Tuesday, December 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  More...

We are Olympia celebrates the holidays

We Are Olympia president Jim Jaco addresses the Olympia residents during its holiday social Monday, December 16. More...

Do you remember?

Holes in the holidays

Christmas cards—I love getting them, but this year has been different for me in many ways. I have moved twice, and the point of this tirade is I can’t find my addresses or a Christmas card list from last year. More...

Events

YMCA of Columbia announces spring youth sports programs

The YMCA of Columbia announces it’s spring youth sports programs at its Downtown, Northeast, Irmo, and Lexington branches.  More...

Columbia Museum of Art announces Be the Curator Fundraiser campaign

The Columbia Museum of Art announces a new fundraising initiative that invites the public to be a part of deciding what will go on view next at the Museum. 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...

Arts & Entertainment

Winterfest kicks off at the South Carolina State Museum Saturday, December 21

This Saturday, December 21, the South Carolina State Museum will kick off its annual holiday tradition, WinterFest. More...

The Kernal & His New Strangers to play at Hunter Gatherer December 20

Hunter Gatherer will bring Jam Room Music Festival veterans, The Kernal and His New Strangers back to Columbia, along with Charleston favorite Jordan Igoe, and Columbia's own David Adedokun, Friday, More...

A 20-year tradition lives on

This will be the 20th year and the third location for the annual pre-Christmas brunch. Always held on Christmas Eve, this year it will be on Christmas Eve Eve. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

110.006384  NOTICE OF MASTER  IN EQUITY SALE  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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On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Pet Peeves  Dear Curmudgeons-  Why is it with a new puppy, you see them walking around and around in a circle as a sign they are going to lie down, but NO, they drop a Big PLOP instead?  -Pooped  Dear Pooped-  More...

The Many Looks of Santa Claus

The red- clothed, rotund and jolly Santa Clause we all know and love today would have been recognized by Americans in the 1880s, but earlier in history Santa had almost as many looks as his number of reindeer. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Here comes Santa Claus

I’m just saying...

My husband is a Grinch.  He wants me to remove my Santa toilet lid cover from the guest bathroom.  I can’t believe it.  I mean who wants to take Santa out of Christmas?  What sort of man have I married, I asked myself afte More...

Moaning from the midsection

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

During a recent physical, the doctor confirmed what my pants had been telling me for weeks. More...

Education

Richland Northeast High School yearbook staff receives All-State rating

Richland Northeast yearbook staff, front row (l-r): Hannah Hunsaker, Bethany Smith, Dominique Choe, Margaret Dorn, Destiny Dingle, Elizabeth Anne Matthews, and Melissa Wyant. More...

Peace Poster competition winners named

Seven artistic Richland Two middle school students were recognized for their creative renderings at the 17th annual Lions Club Peace Poster project ceremony held recently at Polo Road Elementary School. More...

Palmetto Health helps fill growing need for Lunch Buddy Volunteers

For more than 21 years, the employees of Palmetto Health have been Lunch Buddies and mentors to students in need at various Richland One schools.  More than 80 Palmetto Health workers participate in the Lunch Buddy programs at Carver Lyon and E. More...

Sports

Hammond handles C.A. Johnson

You are going to be hearing about these girls at Hammond for a long time.  Head coach Rashon Myers has a roster of one senior, one junior, two sophomores, one freshman... and six eighthgraders. More...

High-flying ’Hawks swat Hornets

The Hammond Skyhawks soared to a 19-1 first quarter lead and cruised to a 75-52 victory over the C.A. Johnson Hornets in a private public clash on Friday night, December 13, at Hammond School in Columbia. More...

Lady Falcons come back for another dramatic win against Airport

A week after a rule change ended the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons’ and Airport Lady Eagles’ game at Airport, the two teams once again had a nip-andtuck battle, this time at A.C. More...

Home & Garden

The Christmas Pickle

Stopping to smell the flowers

Christmas is filled with customs from our ancestors. My maternal grandmother’s German heritage influenced our holiday. The Christmas tree was trimmed in handblown glass ornaments and tinsel, three traditions from Germany. More...

Star Chefs

Dill Pickle Appetizers   More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 16: The Alexander Graham Bell Museum

The Alexander Graham Bell Museum is on the Alexander Graham Bell estate on the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada. More...