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Traffic does not lend itself to Lenten promises

I’m just saying...

I can’t believe Lent is here again! The season of Christian atonement is already upon us.  I’ve been debating about what to give up, and I’m toying with several options. More...

Shutting down the fish tank

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

When I first moved from See-Rock-Citycountry to Mustard- BBQ-territory in 1995, my youngest son moved with me. He brought an iguana who lived in a three-foot glass tank. More...

Business

Mr. Bunky’s—gas... groceries...grub...gifts... and...gab...

It was around 1960 when Great Falls High School grad Hansel Carter arrived in Columbia to find work hawking fruit and vegetables at a Forest Drive produce stand.  The job looked promising, but on his first day, the boss took a notion that a name More...

City Snippets

Monthly house payments up in Q4, 2013   More...

Folks about town

Don Purcell, Jim Christopher, Bruce Cole, and Stuart Hope have been elected to the 2014 Richland County Airport Commission. Purcell will serve as the chairman, Christopher as vice chairman, Cole as secretary, and Stuart as treasurer.  Dr. More...

Society

Pi Beta Phi Columbia Alumnae Club brings Dr. Seuss to South Kilbourne and Logan elementary schools

Every year, Pi Beta Phi sponsors a fraternitywide event in order to achieve maximum impact on reading awareness and fundraising. More...

Battle of Cowpens reenacted at Cowpens National Battlefield

The Battle of Cowpens ( January 17, 1781) was a decisive victory by the Continental Army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War over the British Army led by Colonel Banastre Tarleton. More...

Organizations pay tribute to George Washington

On February 21, 2014, members of the Daughters, Sons and Children of the American Revolution (DAR, SAR and C.A.R.) paid tribute to our nation’s first president, George Washington, at his statue More...

Events

New spring art classes at the City Of Columbia’s Art Center

The City Of Columbia’s Art Center, located at 1928 Calhoun Street, is offering three new art workshops during the month of March.  More...

YMCA of Columbia announces 2014 Race Series

The YMCA of Columbia announces its race series for 2014. Each of the five branches of the YMCA of Columbia hosts a race every year, from a 5k to a triathlon.  Registration and more information on each race is available at www.columbiaymca.org. More...

Events

•ANIMALS  PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services) will host its sixth annual UN-Gala charity event March 22, 7 p.m., South Carolina State Museum. 788-7063  •ART   More...

Home & Garden

Scrambled Eggs and Daffodils

Stopping to smell the flowers

The yellow brick road is really a path of daffodils in spring throughout the Midlands. In every direction narcissus trumpets are nodding or waving in the wind.  More...

Star Chefs

Corrn Puddiing wiitth Musshrroomss and Ham   More...

Get into the growing groove at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

Visit Riverbanks Botanical Garden on the first Saturday of spring and dig into a new growing season during Riverbanks’ annual Springtime at the Garden festival Saturday, March 22.  Whether you’re an experienced planter, a budding gro More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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

NOTICE AND ORDER  FOR HEARING (FOR  PUBLICATION)  STATE OF WISCONSIN  CIRCUIT COURT  WINNEBAGO COUNTY  More...

Legals

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Students awarded for reading thousands of pages

(L-r) Tawana Chigoba of Lake Carolina Elementary was the overall winning reader with 6,216 pages in the Read with the 2014 Gamecocks Reading Program. More...

Columbia City Council approves first reading of contract for multi-purpose facility on Bull Street property

Columbia City Council members approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the city manager to execute a venue license agreement between the City of Columbia and Hardball Capital for the planned multi-use entertainment facility in the Bull More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Southern Magnolia of the Wilson Home

Inside of the newly reopened Woodrow Wilson Family Home in downtown Columbia, there is a fantastic collection of Wilson family related and Reconstruction period artifacts. More...

P.. T.. S.. D..

HELP FOR OUR VETERANS

Mankind’s earliest literature tells us a significant proportion of military casualties are psychological, and witnessing death can leave chronic psychological symptoms. More...

Government / Neighborhood

CCN hears objections to Bull Street property development

Councilwoman Leona Plaugh updated residents on the Bull Street property and the proposed multipurpose facility at the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods’ meeting Thursday, February 27.  More...

Residents discuss parking problems in Olympia

Continued parking concerns during football season was the theme of the Olympia Residents Council meeting Wednesday, February 26.  More...

Resident asks Richland County Council to consider bike paths and sidewalks in Lower Richland area

At the March 4th Richland County Council meeting, Herman Cool asked the council to consider adding bike paths and sidewalks to a section in Lower Richland that has seen “tremendous growth” in the last several years. More...

Education

School Stars

Two Richland Northeast High School seniors, E.A. Matthews and Noelle Kruse, have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. More...

The Westwood Actors’ Theatre and Westwood High School Community present Bye Bye Birdie!

Birdie Then, Birdie Now, Birdie Forever! The Westwood Actors’ Theatre and Westwood High School Community are proud to present the rollicking 50s musical, Bye Bye Birdie! More...

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents John Tudor’s Magic Workshop for Kids

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) presents John Tudor’s Magic Workshop for Kids, Saturday, March 8, from 1–4 p.m.  More...

Sports

Cardinals put Highlanders away late

Charles-Eddie Smith had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Sam Lake added 15 points as the Cardinal Newman Cardinals held off the Heathwood Hall Highlanders 48-40 in the quarterfinals of the SCISA state men’s basketball tournament at the Sumter More...

Falcons’ flight comes to end

Quarterfinals Boys SCISA 3A Playoffs: Northwood 63, Ben Lippen 49

The third quarter told the tale as the Ben Lippen boys’ basketball team couldn’t keep up with Northwood Academy’s offensive charge, eventually falling 63-49 in the quarterfinals of the SCISA playoffs on February 26 at the Sumter Civ More...

Lions bite Hammond

Semifinals Boys SCISA 3A Playoffs: Augusta Christian 47, Hammond 43

A wise man once said it’s hard to beat a good team three times in one season, and in the case of Hammond School and Augusta Christian, that proved to be true.  Hammond had earlier won two hard-fought contests against Augusta Christian, but More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Children’s Theater Hosts benefit performance Review Revue 2: Around the World with CCT

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT), the Midlands’ only professional theatre for families and young audiences, will host its second annual fundraiser, Review Revue 2: Around the World with CCT, beginning at 6 p.m., Friday March 7. More...

USC Quartet-in-Residence is back for recitals, coaching, and outreach

The University of South Carolina is fortunate to have the Parker Quartet as USC Quartetin Residence.  More...

Travel

Memories of the Coronation of a King

I sat in the shade of ancient trees transfixed by pungent smells, staccato voices, pounding drums, and graceful women wearing colorful dresses and head wraps. I thought I must be in an African village. But.... NO... More...