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A Puppy Powder Room

I’m just saying...

This cold weather isn’t doing much for my furry kids. The cats won’t go out at all—not that I blame them—and Whitman, the dog, is angling for an indoor bathroom.  More...

Old Guys, Little Dogs, and Jumpsuits

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

I remember a new male garment in America a few decades back. A one-piece coverall in bright colors, complete with an attached belt that divided the body and projected the appearance of a still virile masculine shape. More...

Business

City advertises upcoming vacancies for the City of Columbia boards and commissions

This is a new year and the City of Columbia is seeking persons to serve on a variety of boards and commissions. Participation is another way city residents can take part in the functioning of their government. More...

City Snippets

Vet office to offer 24-7 emergency care Columbia’s South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care is now offering round-the-clock emergency care for pet owners in the Midlands. More...

Folks about town

Sean Stucker and Caitlin O’Brien have joined Historic Columbia. Stucker has been named as the director of facilites, and O’Brien has been named the development coordinator.  C.D. Rhodes has joined Pope Ziegler as an associate.   More...

Society

Miss Miller and Mr. Roth exchange vows at Adams Pond

Anne Katherine Pindar Miller and William Walker Roth, both of Columbia, South Carolina, were married January 4, 2014, at The Millstone at Adams Pond. The Reverend Emily Hylden officiated at the four o’clock ceremony. More...

Dorothy “Dot” Hodge Truesdale Horton

Funeral service for Dorothy “Dot” Hodge Truesdale Horton, 94, was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with entombment in Greenlawn Mausoleum. More...

Do you remember?

Memories are a special gift

Christmas is barely over, and memories of unwanted presents come to mind. We all get them, those weird, sometimes useless items like...candy to which you are allergic or a pencil sharpener when you don’t use pencils anymore.  More...

Events

Cofield House of Music holds recital

The Cofield’s House of Music presented its 2013 Christmas Piano Recital Monday December 16 at Union Baptist Church. More...

Eau Claire Community Council announces 2014 Eau Claire Fest

The Eau Claire Community Council will host its annual celebration of cultural arts and community Saturday, April 26 in the Eau Claire Town Center in North Columbia. More...

Events

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

Home & Garden

Holiday Cactus are Jungle Belles

Stopping to smell the flowers

The lovely Christmas cactus you received a few weeks ago may have been mislabeled. Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter cactus look very similar at first glance. More...

Star Chefs

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup   More...

Pets

Does your pet have unusual eating habits?

Some animals have developed unusual eating habits, such as rocks, wood, plastic, strings, rubber bands, and more. More...

Top five pet New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is upon us. It’s time to reflect upon the past year and determine what we want to achieve, change, or do better in 2014. This applies to all aspects of our lives including our pets. More...

Keep your pet safe in cold weather

Shelter – If at all possible, bring all pets indoors. If this is not possible, shelter should protect the animal from the elements and include plenty of bedding that the animal can burrow into if needed. More...

Gym closes unexpectedly

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions has always been to get fit and lose weight, and there’s always a flurry of folks who either purchase or begin using their gym memberships. For many people in the Columbia, Lexington, and St. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Origins of Electricity: A Biography of a Battery from the Mann-Simons Archeology Site

Artifact Spotlight

Although the first portable dry-cell (zinc-carbon) battery was invented by the German independent scientist Dr. Carl Gassner in 1888, the National Carbon Company used Dr. More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

You say want a resolution  Dear Curmudgeons-  Do y’all have any New Year’s resolutions? More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council discusses baseball in Columbia Commons

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, January 7. Council members present were Tameika Isaac Devine, Cameron Runyan, Sam Davis, Brian Newman, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Law firm unveils name change

Effective January 1, 2014, the law firm of Moore, Taylor, & Thomas, P.A., changed its name due to the amicable departure of senior partner and former state senator, David L. Thomas. The new designation, Moore Taylor Law Firm, P. More...

Cayce City Council addresses Fats, Oil, and Grease Control Policy

Members of the Cayce City Council met Tuesday, January 7, 2014. The meeting began with a presentation of the 2013 Decorate Cayce Awards, sponsored by the City of Cayce Beautification Board. More...

Education

Midlands school districts team up to host elected officials

Teachers in Richland One and Richland Two want their elected officials to know the important issues they face in the classroom before the state legislature begins its 2014 session. More...

Busbee Creative Arts Academy begins art exchange program

Lexington School District Two’s Busbee Creative Arts Academy Performing Arts students seventh grade year-long band, chorus, drama, and dance students recently presented a collaborative piece called Movie Magic to a packed house. More...

Twenty-four Richland One teachers achieve national board certification, renewal

Seven more Richland One teachers have earned the highest credential available in the teaching profession, while 17 other district teachers have renewed their national board certification.  More...

Sports

Lady Cavs edge Westwood

Junior guard Sydney Reed pitched in 13 points, and backcourt mate Maleisha Taylor added eight more points to pace the Richland Northeast Lady Cavaliers to a 29-27 win over the Westwood Lady Redhawks on Friday night, January 3 in the Westwood gym.&nbs More...

Redhawks rip Richland Northeast

The Westwood Redhawks used a 21-7 second quarter explosion to cruise to a 64-37 win over the Richland Northeast Cavaliers on Friday night, January 3 at the Westwood gym.  More...

Big third quarter propels Redhawks past Blythewood

The Westwood Redhawks overcame a 7-point halftime deficit with a 25-8 third quarter run to down the Blythewood Bengals, 52-45, in a boys’ basketball clash at “The Jungle,” the gym on the Blythewood campus, on Tuesday, January 7.&nbs More...

Arts & Entertainment

Elvis Has Left the Building opens at Town Theatre

It’s 1970 and Elvis Presley is missing. His manager, Colonel Tom Parker, needs his star for an extremely important live performance. (You see, he owes a certain mobster a bit of money). Oh, and the show is in 24 hours. More...

Workshop Theatre and Childs & Halligan present Crimes of the Heart

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital.  More...

Love, Loss, and What I Wore premieres at Trustus Side Door Theatre

Love, Loss, and What I Wore opened at Trustus Side Door Theatre Friday, January 3 and runs through Saturday, January 18. Shows on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays start at 8 p.m. More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 19: Halifax Citadel

While Linda napped, I braved the climb up Citadel Hill overlooking Halifax. It was established in 1749 as Fort George to protect the English settlers in Halifax from raids by the French, Acadians, and the Mi’kmaq Indians.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE The Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism is hereby giving notice that a meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8:30am in the Hall of Fame Room located in the Columbia Metropolitan Con 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...