January 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Kathwood Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

Kathwood Baptist Church has announced that Rev. Beth McConnell has been called as full-time pastor, effective January 19, 2014, according to John Bradley, chair of the Leadership Council. More...

News

First of its kind in S.C. technology leads to 239 suspect identifications

Sheriff Leon Lott stated since April of 2013 he has deployed 51 Blue Check Devices ( fingerprint readers) which have greatly enhanced the department’s ability to capture criminals and identify suspects. More...

Debt collection scammers on the prowl

In the wake of holiday spending and numerous data breaches, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs ( SCDCA) is reminding consumers to be on alert for fake debt collectors. More...

Matching grants are available for neighborhood associations

Brandon Madden with Richland County spoke at the joint meeting of Columbia Council of Neighborhoods and Richland County Neighborhood Council Thursday, January 23 about the 2014-2015 neighborhoods $ 1500 matching grant program.  More...

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Preparing for doomsday with scented candles

My husband thinks I’m an alarmist.  He thinks I hoard supplies for any possible future weather alert events.  I prefer to say I like to be prepared.  When the weather people started this past week with dire warnings of three to s More...

Advancing electronically

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

Recently, my old trusty Samsung flip phone died in the middle of the day, a result of more frequent use in a new job. I decided to brave the world of upgrades, threads, and apps and see if I could still find an auto charger for Old Reliable. More...

Society

Rhett’s Bridge Club crowns 2013 top player

Seated (l-r): Judy Small, Kaye Clark, Gretchen Dawson, Helen Hill, Nancy Crawford, and Nancy Barksdale. More...

Columbia Capital Rotary Club donates to people in the Philippines

In November 2013, parts of the Philippines were devastated by one of the strongest typhoons on record. Thousands lost their lives, more than 30,000 were injured, and millions displaced or affected. More...

Central SC Chapter of the American Red Cross honors first year Legacy Society members

The Red Cross of Central SC Chapter celebrated the Legacy Society at MoMo’s Bistro on Devine Street January 13, honoring and recognizing the first-year founding members.  More...

Sports

Lady Vikings’ early rush dooms Richland Northeast

After being badly stung—pun intended—by the Irmo Yellow Jackets on the road last Tuesday night, the Spring Valley girls’ basketball team returned home last Friday night in a very foul mood.  More...

Lady Highlanders roll through Cardinal Newman

A’ja Wilson scored 32 points, had 13 rebounds, and blocked seven shots to lead the Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders to a 72-22 shellacking of the host Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals on Friday, January 24.  More...

Lower Richland pressure downs Devils

The Dreher Lady Blue Devils only scored one point over a fourminute span in the second quarter and that proved to be the difference as the Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets won 60-52 Friday, Janaury 24.  More...

Home & Garden

Make your garden a refueling station for birds

Stopping to smell the flowers

Our backyard birds face big challenges this winter. Keeping warm and finding fuel are two related ones.  Consider the engaging and energetic Carolina chickadee, first named by John James Audubon on travels to South Carolina. More...

Star Chefs

A Bird’s Delight  1-1/4 lb. suet 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup crushed peanuts 1/2 cup cracked corn kernels   More...

Mid-Carolina Camellia Society to host Camellia Show at State Farmer’s Market

The Mid- Carolina Camellia Society will host its annual winter Camellia Show Saturday February 8 in the Phillips Market Center at the South Carolina State Farmer’s Market in West Columbia.  More...

Lots of love going on February 12

“All you need is love.But a little chocolate nowand then doesn’t hurt.”– Charles Shultz If that is true (and it is!) then there’s going to be a whole lot of love on February 12 during the first annual Valentine Chocolat More...

Church Women United bestow 2014 Valiant Woman Award

Ann Gregg (Mrs. Walter) received the 2014 Valiant Woman Award from Church Women United of Columbia January 24, 2014. Ann has served her church, her community, and Church Women United with steadfastness and love. More...

On Second Thought

Korea POW: 1st Lt. William H. Funchess

When communist North Korea crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950, the 24th Infantry Division was stationed in Japan as a post- WWII occupying force. More...

Our mayor is a parrot

How much more does it take to realize in horror what we have as a mayor for the next four years? More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Are (at least) two years of Hell worth it?  Dear Curmudgeons-  More...

Business

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Belk expanding, remodeling Columbiana store   More...

Midlands Orthopaedics of Columbia and Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine merge to become Arcis Healthcare

Two of the state’s leading medical practices, Midlands Orthopaedics of Columbia and Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Charleston, are merging under a new corporation named Arcis Healthcare, LLC.  More...

Folks about town

Danny Williams has been named 2013 Sertoman of the Year by the Columbia Sertoma Club.  Jannise Brown, supervisor of the information technology help desk, has been chosen as 2013 SCDMV Headquarters’ Supervisor of the Year. More...

Education

Ridge View High School Institute of Health Sciences magnet students copy genes

The 11th grade Allied Health and Bio- Health magnet students are learning about DNA technologies that scientist use every day, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Gel Electrophoresis. More...

Ridge View High School on honor roll for S.C. School Improvement Council award

Ridge View High School is in the running for the 2014 S.C. School Improvement Council Award. Ridge View is one of seven schools named to the Honor Roll for the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. More...

Hammond School wins at S.C. Independent School Association’s High School Math Meet

After studying all the answers, the winners in the South Carolina Independent School Association’s High School Math Meet have been determined.  SCISA Executive Director Larry Watt announced --the teams from The Hammond School received seco More...

Events

Events

•ART  The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, in partnership with the Greater Columbia Metropolitan Airport, is issuing a call to 2-D and 3-D artists for rotating exhibition opportunities at the airport beginning in Februar More...

Upcoming Lectures at the Lourie Center

• Wednesday February 5, 1–2 p.m., “Alzheimer’s: Myth vs. Fact,” Dr. Albert Humphrey, MD  Knowledge is power. Arm yourself with the ability to tell fact from fiction regarding  More...

Spring Valley Education Foundation celebrates “The Sweet Life”

The Spring Valley Education Foundation, the academic booster organization of Spring Valley High School, one of the top high schools in the nation, is having its annual silent and live auction themed “La Dolce Vita” February 22.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ninety-two young actors follow the Yellow Brick Road

CCT’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Players present The Wizard of Oz

Hang on to your hats and head for the storm cellar as The Peanut Butter and Jelly Players (Columbia Children’s Theatre’s newest performance company, featuring actors in grades one through six) present L. More...

Columbia City Ballet presents the full-length romantic classic Giselle

Columbia City Ballet, under the direction of William Starrett, will present one of the most romantic and treasured classical ballets of all time, the full- length Gisel le. More...

USC libraries acquires manuscript of Robert Burns poem

The University of South Carolina has added another treasure to its impressive Scottish literature collection, with USC Libraries’ acquisition of Robert Burns’ poem “Flow Gently Sweet Afton,” written in the Scottish poet’ More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 22: Evangeline Trail

Our next adventure was the Evangeline Trail, a scenic roadway in Nova Scotia immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Evangeline. The route follows the coast of the Bay of Fundy back to the earliest days of North American history. More...

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Public Notices

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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...

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