February 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Books-A-Million closing at Trenholm Plaza

The Columbia area’s first book superstore, the Books-A-Million at Trenholm Plaza, will close March 15 after 21 years in business.  The closure of the Forest Acres store leaves the area with three remaining discount booksellers: Books-A-Mil More...

News

Trial lawyers hold annual dinner

The South Carolina Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) held their Annual Black Tie Dinner at the Palmetto Club in Columbia February 6, 2014.  Robert W. More...

Council member expresses ballpark concerns at South Kilbourne meeting

At the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting February 6, Columbia City Councilman Moe Baddourah updated residents on the ongoing situation with Bull Street and a potential baseball stadium.  More...

Columbia Rotary Club hosts Naturalization Ceremony

The U.S. District Court held a Naturalization Ceremony during the meeting of the Rotary Club of Columbia at Seawell’s Restaurant on Monday. Also hosting the event were the National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, S.C. More...

Business

Richland County treasurer gives best practices presentation to state group and named association president-elect

Richland County Treasurer David A. Adams presented an hour discussion on best-practices and innovations to a statewide audience of county treasurers February 7. More...

City Snippets

USC begins work on new J-school   More...

Folks about town

Dr. Marshall “Sonny” White Jr., president of Midlands Technical College, has received the 2014 Energy Leadership award by the Charlotte Business Journal. More...

Education

Miss Ridge View High School crowned

The Miss Ridge View pageant was held recently with the theme “Over the Rainbow.”  More...

High school students display talent at Lexington Two District Education Center

High school art students across Lexington School District Two had their artwork on display through February 6 at the District Education Center. More...

Sports

Blue Devils clinch region

The Dreher Blue Devils clinched the Region IV-3A title and the region’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs with a 52-46 victory over the A.C. Flora Falcons before a rowdy, capacity crowd in the Dreher gym on Friday, February 7.  More...

Eagles win defensive struggle against B-C

The Brookland- Cayce Bearcats jumped out to an 11-5 lead in the first quarter against the visiting Airport Eagles, but the Eagles outscored them 31-19 over the course of the final three quarters to win a tough, defensive struggle 36-30 Saturday, Febr More...

Heathwood dominates, honors players

The Hammond School girls’ basketball team led the Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders for about two seconds on February 7, but then A’ja got involved.  More...

Home & Garden

Wearing a heart on their leaves

Stopping to smell the flowers

Break with tradition this Valentine’s Day. Instead of the usual flowers, “say it with heart-shaped leaves.” Green Valentines last throughout the year and often for many years, a reminder of your lasting affection. More...

Star Chefs

Valentine Strawberries   More...

Pets

Use positive training with your best friend

First, let me state that, yes, I am unabashedly a believer in positive reinforcement dog training.  Before I got my first dog as an adult, I was lucky enough to accidently purchase a puppy raising book that emphasized positive training, and suc More...

Pennies for Puppies raises $500

When local nonprofit, Pets Inc., sent out a cry for help, staff and people supported by the Babcock Center stepped up to lend a hand and star ted a fundraising campaign called “Pennies for Puppies” that raised over $500 for Pets Inc. More...

Pet Travel on a budget

TripsWithPets.com   More...

City manager announces candidates for police chief

Upon receipt from the Police Chief Search Committee and the City of Columbia’s Human Resources Director, City Manager Teresa Wilson has announced the candidates for the Columbia Police Chief. More...

USC College of Arts and Sciences honors former dean

Editor’s note: Dr. Willard Davis was honored February 6, 2014, at 4 p. m in Pettigrew College for his service to the Universi ty of South Carolina by friends, fami ly, col leagues, and members of the USC faculty. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

The Blame Game  Dear Curmudgeons-  More...

Eight Years in the Making: Woodrow Wilson Family Home Reopens on Feb. 15

In October 2005, Historic Columbia closed the Woodrow Wilson Family Home to the public due to physical deterioration. More...

Commentary

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No more “gifts” for charity

I’m just saying...

Before I sat down to write this column today, I had some family bookwork to take care of. More...

Snooping around

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

During the Watergate era, when the president was spying on people out of paranoia instead of to protect us, I worked for Bellsouth. More...

Society

Club members don’t have to go to London to see the Queen

Members and guests of the Columbia Study Group arrived early at the Palmetto Club on a cold January day to fulfill an important engagement. They were going to see the Queen. More...

Do you remember?

A bank and a bicycle

Some memories that come to mind could be called outrageous and even silly, but most of the time just the thought of them brings a smile. More...

Events

Events

•ART James and Jenny Tarpley will host a public presentation to share their experience as Congaree National Park’s first-ever Artists-in-Residence 6:30 p.m., February 20, Columbia College Breed Leadership Center, Room 103. More...

Columbia Jewish Film Festival celebrates its biggest year yet

Currently in its 14th year, the Columbia Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its biggest year yet by showing ten engaging, Jewish-themed films for its 2014 season.  New this year is a free preview showing of Return of the Violin at the USC Schoo More...

Arts & Entertainment

Hitchcock meets hijinx in The 39 Steps at USC’s Longstreet Theatre

Theatre South Carolina will present The 39 Steps, a hilarious, highly theatrical reimagining of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, February 21 through March 1 at Longstreet Theatre.  More...

State Museum celebrates art and artists from South Carolina at Art Day

The South Carolina State Museum will celebrate South Carolina art and artists by presenting a day of hands-on activities, artist demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours of the art collection, and more at Art Day Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m.–4 More...

Southern Exposure presents new music series: Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers

Southern Exposure new music series with Trinity Cathedral Chamber Singers will be held Saturday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 24: The Final Ferry

The highest tides on earth lie between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the Bay of Fundy. The peak tides reach 50 feet, five times higher than those at Myrtle Beach. In order to get back to the mainland of North America and back home in the U.S. More...

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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...

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC vs. Michele Melinda Mitchum a/k/a Michele M. Mitchum; Derek Gerard Ottley a/k/a Derek G.  More...