February 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Richland County Council hears the contributions of Sonoco

At the Richland County Council meeting February 18, Joyce Dickerson and Julie- Ann Dixon proclaimed the night “Go Red” night to bring attention to February’s distinction as Women’s Heart Health Month.  More...

Commentary

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Sheep poop passes for entertainment?

I’m just saying...

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you turn on the television one night and are yet again astounded at the stupidity of prime time.  I don’t know who came up with the idea of reality shows, but somebody needs to get the people More...

Advertising the Olympic Spirit

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

On Super Bowl Sunday, America makes viewing commercials an integral part of the festivities. Companies spend millions developing ads, and millions more getting them aired. More...

Business

Megabus.com rolls in and out of Columbia beginning February 18

Megabus.com, a low cost bus company that links Columbia with Atlanta and Athens, Ga., and Fayetteville and Durham, N.C., began operations in the Capital City February 18.  Megabus.com, which operates in 34 states and features some fares as low a More...

Beginnings

Beginnings, a nonprofit founded in the Midlands in January 2013 to serve families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing was founded by Mary Reaves, MRC, and Cara Senterfeit, MLS, specialists in the field who each worked as interpreters and teac More...

City Snippets

SCBT now operating as South State Bank   More...

Sports

Round 1: Skyhawks beat Cardinals in OT

Seventh Woods scored 12 of his 28 points in overtime as the visiting Hammond Skyhawks defeated the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 69-65 on Senior Night, Friday, February 14.  More...

Hammond pulls away late to down CN

Amelia Green led three Lady Skyhawks in double figures with 16 points and six steals as Hammond defeated the host Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals 51-43 on Senior Night, Friday, February 14.  More...

Vikings storm back, but Irmo wins in OT

The Spring Valley Lady Vikings outscored the visiting Irmo Lady Jackets 15-7 in the fourth quarter to force overtime in their game Saturday, February 15, but Irmo took control in the extra time to win 48- 44 and claim the Region IV-4A title.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dance Theatre of Columbia to present Red Riding Hood to benefit children’s charity

On March 1, 2014, over 70 young dancers with Dance Theatre of Columbia will present Red Riding Hood at Keenan Theatre in Columbia, SC. More...

Palmetto Opera presents Carmen

Spanish heat and gypsy passion take to the stage as Palmetto Opera presents Bizet’s worldfamous Carmen on March 1 at Koger Center. More...

Home & Garden

The Spring Garden Olympics

Stopping to smell the flowers

The winter Olympics may be ending, but the spring garden Olympics is just beginning. Seed racks are filling up at garden centers, feed and seed supply, and health food stores. More...

Star Chefs

Lacinato Kale and Ricotta Salata Salad   More...

Starting a vegetable garden

It is almost time to start working on the warm-season vegetable garden. More...

Death Races are “therapy” for Irmo business woman By Cathy Cobbs

Running up and down a mountain all night long, pausing only long enough at the bottom each time to build a fire with flint and rocks. Holding a 45- pound sandbag over your head for 45 minutes straight. More...

Fan of Downton Abbey visits scene of filming

It’s not often reality exceeds expectations, but, in the case of Elaine Johnson’s visit to the castle where Downton Abbey is filmed, that was exactly the case.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

AARP & others need to quit sending notices  Dear Curmudgeons-  More...

The Burning of Columbia – A Main Street Retrospective

Brick, stone, glass, iron, wood, slate, tin. Individually, these materials may mean very little to most people. Collectively, as a structure, they count for more—particularly when their arrangement offers a tangible link to a storied past. More...

Government / Neighborhood

“We want people to know what really happened”

On Saturday, February 15, 2014, members of the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp No. More...

Columbia City Council meetings continue debate over the multi-purpose facility on the Bull Street property

For the third time in the last six weeks, Columbia City Council heard from the public about the proposed multi-purpose facility on the Bull Street property at the meeting February 18. More...

Traffic on Woodrow Street discussed at Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association meeting

Following concerns from residents regarding speeding, city traffic engineer David Brewer conducted a traffic study on Woodrow Street between Bratton and Senate Streets. More...

Education

Cardinal Newman School “Goes Wild to Save a Child”

Hundreds of Cardinal Newman students stayed on their feet for eight consecutive hours as they “Went Wild to Save a Child” on February 8, and they raised just over $40,000 for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, the local Children&r More...

Society

Philomena and the Happy Hollywood Ending

Kathy, a good friend of mine in elementary school, was adopted. We all knew about it, and Kathy didn’t make a big deal about being adopted. To 10-year-old me, however, adoption was a little mysterious and a wee bit scary. More...

Dating violence: are your kids at risk?

Imagine if someone your teenager was dating told them who to speak to, called them names, or hit them. Think that could never happen to your child? Think again.  More...

Do you remember?

Over the wall to East Berlin and traveling at night alone in China

Let’s have some pleasant memories of the recent snow storm inflicted on us. Mine is seeing two grown men carrying huge trays of food to the elderly sitting at tables at the retirment home where I am living. More...

Events

Events

•ART  Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m., Hospice of Tri-County, SC Oncology Building, 166 Stoneridge Drive. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com. More...

Opera at USC presents Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore

A magic elixir or a bottle of cheap wine? It doesn’t matter if it works. Nemorino, a lovesick peasant, is desperately in love and wants to marry the wealthy Adina, spending his last coins on the quack Dr. Dulcamara's love potion.  More...

Free community events scheduled at SC BLUE Store

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s South Carolina BLUESM retail centers have scheduled free community events for the rest of February and throughout March geared to health, wellness, and understanding insurance.  Review class descrip More...

Travel

Memories of Football 1956

Age gnaws at life withoutrespite,Another wrinkle, anothergrey hair,Another memory… August 15, 1956. Football practice at Dreher High School begins. A blazing hot sun. Sweating and gasping for air. Eating dirt and chalk. Chewing grass. 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...