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Driving Lessons

I’m just saying...

Ever since my stepson turned 15, I’ve been trying to talk him into getting his driver’s license.  This weekend, he got it.  More...

Great Ideas

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

We were traveling the Blue Highways between Mobile and New Orleans—my middle child and I—spending time together and time away from my parents, who had overwhelmed both of us with love and living right for two days. More...

Business

Foot Solutions is the answer to correctly fitting shoes

Pedorthist is one of those terms that can almost guarantee a linguistic double take – not unlike phlebotomist, amanuensis, or philatelist.  Columbia shoe storeowner John W. "Sion" Owen is a pedorthist and quite proud of it. More...

City Snippets

State’s employment at record high  The S.C. De part ment of Em pl oym ent and Workforce reports that more South Carolinians were employed by the end of 2013 than ever before in the state’s history.  More...

Folks about town

Debbie Francis, president and CEO of Lexington/ Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, has received the Order of the Palmetto.  Eddie Kramer has joined Abacus Planning Group as part of its financial planning team. More...

Society

Casmir Michael Szczepanski born December 6, 2013

Casimir Michael Szczepanski poses with his proud parents, Christina and Adam Szczepanski, and his big sister, Adelina. He was born December 6, 2013, weighing 7 lbs, 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches. More...

Albert “Al” Henry Burts

Service for Albert “Al” Henry Burts Sr., 89, was held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Kathwood Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 4 until 6:00 p.m. More...

Garden Club Council pays tribute to Columbia’s performing arts

The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia recognized Columbia’s myriad of performing arts at their annual fundraiser luncheon March 27. More...

Events

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...

League of Women Voters to hold public policy luncheon

League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area will hold a public policy luncheon Thursday, March 20, 11:45 a.m. at the Lourie Center, Maxcy Gregg Park. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Scholarship winner plays at Benefit Fashion Show and Luncheon

Malechi Kittelmann, 2013 Senior Piano Solo and Concerto Scholarship winner, entertains the audience at the Benefit Fashion Show and Luncheon hosted by the Afternoon Music Club and the Eau Claire Musi More...

“Beware the Ides...”

General Rufio on the amazing life and death of Julius Caesar

In the last days of the Roman Republic, General Rufio was a close friend of Julius Caesar. Rufio was the son of a slave and was given very important command responsibilities by Caesar before he was assassinated.  More...

Travis

An inspiring true story, Travis: A Soldier’s Story, community film screening will be held Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Reinartz Hall. More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine

Part 1: Istanbul

Ukraine is tragically in the news now. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

Legals

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Lady Blue Devils return to the summit

Complete coverage of The Weekend Champions, The Taco Bell Viking Cup, & more! See Sports pp. 16-21

Dreher’s Makayla Johnson (l) and Kaydra Duckett celebrate the Lady Blue Devils’ Girls Class 3A Basketball Championship at the Colonial Life Arena Saturday, March 8. More...

Richland Northeast High School wins for the 25th time

For the 25th time in 32 years, the Model United Nations team at Richland Northeast High School earned the Award of Distinction or first place for its work at the National High School Model United Nations conference in New York City.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

Reader thanks Good Samaritans

I was on my way home from work Tuesday, February 25 when my car died at the light in front of Landmark Square on Garners Ferry Road. We want to say a special thank you to Doug and Marie who stopped to help me. More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

I don’t want to talk on the phone!  Dear Curmudgeons-  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Politicians address concerns at Shandon Neighborhood Council meeting

Several politicians were present at the March 10 Shandon Neighborhood Council meeting. Among those was Representative James Smith, who spoke about the budget, the biggest issue facing the South Carolina House of Representatives. More...

Tree and Appearance Commission needs support to bury power lines

As neighborhoods look for solutions to prevent trees from being trimmed again by SCE&G, burying power lines has gained momentum. More...

Forest Acres City Council discusses renovation of courthouse

Forest Acres City Council approved $37,500 to Palmetto Construction to renovate the courthouse and offices at the old city hall location at its regular monthly meeting March 11. More...

Education

Richland County Farm Bureau awards two scholarships

Richland County Farm Bureau has awarded two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for the 2013-2014 academic year. More...

NEA’s Cat-a-Van reading tour comes to Columbia

The National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Cat-A-Van tour got a rock-star welcome at Bradley Elementary School. More...

School Stars

Ridge View High School Improvement Council (SIC) has been named a finalist for the 2014 Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. More...

Sports

Bearcats ground Skyhawks

Following a weekend where Brookland-Cayce went 1-2 at the Comporium Invitational, the Bearcats were looking for some positive momentum to start a week that includes games against Westwood and Airport. More...

Falcons dominate region strength meet

On March 4, 48 A.C. Flora athletes competed in the annual Region Speed and Strength Meet at Richland Northeast High School, with Flora having the most athletes of any participating school to qualify for state competition.  More...

An early classic: Cardinals take marathon match over Skyhawks

You should have known this was going to happen.  Hammond. At Cardinal Newman. Playing soccer. Epic, championshipquality soccer this early in the season.  More...

Home & Garden

The Easter rose is ready for spring

Stopping to smell the flowers

While the cascading kelly green stems of the Easter rose, Kerria japonica, will be the show for St. More...

Star Chefs

Strawberry Spinach Salad   More...

Tips to green your home and garden this season

Going green at home doesn’t have to turn your life upside down. There are simple measures you can take in your kitchen and garden to run a planet-friendly home. More...

Pets

Stop it! Stop it! Stop...what?

“No!” “Stop it!” “QUIT!” How many times have you yelled similar things at your dog? He’s obviously doing something you don’t like, and you want him to stop. But is yelling at him helpful? More...

Pet travel on a budget

Cabin fever is upon us so we are taking the time to make those fun vacation plans for the whole family, including our furry best friends. We’re all keeping an eye on our finances these days and looking for ways to stretch our dollars.  More...