December 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Politically Correct Christmas...or is there such a thing?

I’m just saying...

All through the Christmas season I suffer anxiety over how to greet people. More...

Rockin’ the Hood

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

Around Thanksgiving, when I was much younger, my mother got out the Sears catalogue and started perusing for Christmas clothes. More...

Business

WWII Japanese P.O.W.’s experience shared in book

Fate, Faith, and Fortitude: How the Burma Railroad Shaped the Life of an Ex.- P. O. W. as told to Merlene Hutto Byars (Klutzow)

Dr. Fred Klutzow and Merlene Byars met in Oxford, England, in 1996. Dr. More...

City Snippets

State ranks fourth in foreclosure rates   More...

Folks about town

Sarah Leverette was presented with the Ordie P. Taylor Humanitarian award.  Kevin McNerney, Holly West, and Corby Hilley have joined Colite International. More...

Society

The SC Debutante Ball takes place December 19, 2013

Seven daughters, one granddaughter, and three nieces were presented at The South Carolina Debutante Ball on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at Forest Lake Club. More...

Miss Jones and Mr. Phillips to exchange vows in Rehoboth United Methodist Church

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Jones announce the engagement of their daughter Tiffany Pearl Jones to Chad Dennis Phillips. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oakman Swindler of Columbia, and the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

The Assembly holds its annual ball December 20

The Assembly, established in 1889, held its annual Ball on the evening of Friday, December 20, 2013, in the Columbia Ballroom of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Guests were received by Mrs. William Ray Weston Jr., president, and Mr. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Nat Geo Live presents NASA rock star Kobie Boykins at Harbison Theatre

Considering the recent breakthrough discovery of ancient lakes on Mars, the timing couldn’t be better for Kobie Boykins to touch down in the Mid- lands. More...

Congaree National Park hosts first-ever artists-in-residence

Congaree National Park recently hosted its first-ever Artists-in-Residence, James and Jenny Tarpley, owners of Visio Photography in Marion, North Carolina. More...

Columbia Museum of Art announces close of Annie Leibovitz

Enjoy the last chance to see the exhibition, Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage, with a private tour led by CMA Curator Victoria Cooke Sunday, January 5, at 6 p.m. More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 17: Halifax, the city

We left Baddeck and rode overland to Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia and a large, modern, beautiful harbor city of 400,000 economically secure people. More...

On Second Thought

Evolution and Birth of the National Guard

This month marks the 377th anniversary of the birth of the United States National Guard. This isn’t quite accurate, however, since the National Guard— as a tangible entity—is actually a little over a century old. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia   More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Holiday Blues  Dear Curmudgeons-  Why does Christmas season have to end?  -Depressed  Dear Depressed-  It doesn’t—unless you’re one of the lucky ones who didn’t run up any credit card debt. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council approves funds for Decker project

Richland County Council met December 10 for a regularly scheduled meeting and also held a special called meeting on December 17 to approve the minutes from December 10 and to wrap up any pending county business for 2013.  More...

Avoid fraudsters this holiday season

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is urging consumers to be cautious when fielding cold calls and solicitations from strangers. More...

Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center operating room update

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ ( VA) goal is to provide our veterans with the best quality health care.  More...

Education

Ben Lippen School recognized for outstanding performance at Governor’s Cup Kids’ Run

Lexington Medical Center and Dick’s Sporting Goods rewarded the Ben Lippen Elementary School Physical Education Department with a $300 Dick’s gift card after Ben Lippen won the grand prize for participation at the Governor’s Cup Kid More...

Spring Valley High School Band students perform at Winthrop Invitational

Spring Valley High School Band students recently participated in the 33rd Annual Winthrop Invitational Band Clinic at Winthrop University in Rock Hill. More...

Blythewood Middle School raises $1,202.42 for typhoon relief

In early November, Typhoon Haiyan, the largest storm in recorded history, hit the Phillipines. Blythewood Middle School students and the Blythewood community were moved by scenes and reports of devastation and need.  More...

Events

Arthritis Foundation exercise class meets three days a week

The Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center’s Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10–10:45 a.m., at the Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Road. More...

Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling

Keep the Midlands Beautiful is hosting the Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program. December 26, 2013 through January 9, 2014. More...

Events

•ART  Sumter artist Stephanie Grimes will be the featured guest artist at the Log Cabin Art Guild Saturday, January 11, Training Center at Sesquicentennial Park, Two Notch Road. 738-9348  •CHURCH/CHARITY   More...

Home & Garden

Southern live oaks are senior citizens

Stopping to smell the flowers

Live oaks are South Carolina’s oldest residents. The picturesque broadleaf evergreens are indigenous to the coastal plain where the species was planted in avenues, alleys, and drives leading to plantation houses. More...

Star Chefs

Shrimp Scampi Cheesecake Appetizer   More...

CEC Presentations January-March, 2014

“Native Plants” January 14, 5:30 p.m. South Congaree-Pine Branch Library 200 Sunset Drive W. Columbia, SC 29172 785-3050 Carol Clark, Librarian   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/  More...

Legals

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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...