April 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Journal writing: a life changer

Anne Frank, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and the French writer Anais Ninare among the notable literary figures demonstrating the therapeutic and creative rewards of keeping a journal to record one’s thoughts, reflections, and ideas. More...

Susan’s story

At the dawn of the new millennia in 2000, successful lobbyist and fundraiser Susan Spangler Hendricks realized she was at a pivotal crossroads. More...

Journaling gratitude

This winter, when many were in the doldrums of cold and self-imposed isolation, Susan Hendricks wrote about finding gratitude on a frigid and ice-bound day.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council takes more time to discuss multi-use facility of Bull Street property

There was no vote or discussion on the proposed multi-use facility that will be part of the Bull Street project at the Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday, April 1. More...

Girl Scout troop honors veteran

Recently, Girl Scout Troop 9129 from Mt. Elon Baptist Church in Hopkins, S.C. was asked to join Alice Williams in honoring one of our local veterans. Mrs. More...

Graduates of Richland 101 congratulated at Richland County Council meeting

At the April 1 Richland County Council meeting, the latest class of Richland 101, the county’s popular and successful introduction to county government, was honored at graduation ceremonies.  More...

Education

School Stars

Cardinal Newman senior Ieshia Rhames was honored by the Columbia Urban League as one of four Spotlight Honorees at the 29th Annual Young and Gifted Awards program. More...

Society

Future interior designers envision Columbia’s historic Whaley House as utilitarian Children’s Law Center

Columbia-area Winthrop University student Taylor Farrell showcased her understanding of interior design by displaying her vision and design for the interior renovation of the University of South Carolina’s Children’s Law Center at a recen More...

Do you remember?

Easter egg hunts

The true meaning of Easter and Easter egg hunting are both experiences in our lives, and although they are totally different, we need them both.  More...

Blythewood Rotary Club honors Chef William Turner

Two new Rotarians were sworn in as members of the Blythewood Rotary on March 20. They are Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson and Mr. Ronnie McLean. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Pawmetto Lifeline’s sixth annual Bark to the Park Walk for the Animals will be Saturday, April 5, 10:30 a.m., Finlay Park. 465-9177 or www.barktothepark.com.  •ART   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Winthrop University Chamber Singers in concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

The Winthrop University Chamber Singers will be in concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, corner of Bull and Blanding street, 3 p.m., April 27. Under the direction of Dr. More...

Bark to the Park returns to Finlay Park Saturday, April 5

Pawmetto Lifeline will host its sixth annual Bark to the Park Walk for the Animals on Saturday, April 5 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street.  More...

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Travel

Memories of Ukraine

Part 4: Pearl of the Black Sea

Odessa, the Pearl of the Black Sea, resides in Ukraine, the Bread Basket of Europe. The ancient Greeks established a colony where Odessa’s city hall now stands. In the tenth century, the Slavic tribes around Odessa adopted Christianity. More...

Jayden’s journey continues

After undergoing a bone marrow transplant in December at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Caughman Road Elementary School first-grader Jayden Watts is now cancer free and back at home. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Fashion Flashback

Spring is in the air and with it a new season of fashion. Like the seasons, fashion is cyclical, often recycling aspects of previous “looks” that were en vogue in earlier years and among previous generations. More...

Proposed stadium needs business plan

I understand that Mayor Benjamin is calling for a final vote on the Bull Street Stadium Agreement at the April 8 City Council meeting. I also understand that he says that no costbenefit analysis of this project is needed in order to approve it.  More...

Commentary

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A Message for Folks in Fashion

I’m just saying...

For those of you who read last week’s column, you know this weekend my husband and I are celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary, and you know I unintentionally ripped my wedding dress beyond a quick repair while trying it on to see if it sti More...

The World of Pizza

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

I recently read an Internet story about a guy who’s only eaten cheese pizza for several decades. My first thought was wow, how bland. No one, except extremely cheap dudes, eats just cheese pizza. More...

Business

S.C. Small Business Person of the Year is saving our planet recycling one item at a time

“ Tomato Palms” would be a clever sign for a cottage at Edisto Beach.  Too bad the name already belongs to an Irmo recycling business, the entrepreneurial offspring of Nancy Ogburn, South Carolina’s newly named Small Business P More...

City Snippets

BMW’s $1 billion expansion adding 800 workers More...

Folks About Town

ERA Wilder Real ty has received the Platinum and the Five Star awards by the Cartus Broker Network. Jan Bur t has been appointed as chair of the Lexington County Health Services District board of directors. More...

Sports

Falcons get by Dreher

The A.C. Flora Falcons defeated the visiting Dreher Blue Devils 4-2 in a Region IV-3A match on Wednesday, March 26. The match had been postponed from March 25 due to weather.  More...

A.C. Flora beats Blue Devils

Austin Beskid hit a three- run bomb in the bottom of the third inning to give A. C. Flora a 4- 3 lead over the visiting Dreher Blue Devils. After that, the Falcons never looked back, winning 8-3 on March 26.  More...

Westwood’s Brown signs with Charleston Southern

Westwood running back Christian Brown has signed a letter of intent to play football for Charleston Southern University. More...

Home & Garden

An Enthusiastic Climber

Stopping to smell the flowers

The evergreen perennial vine Armand’s clematis is among the first small flowering clematis to debut in spring. The vigorous vine climbs 15-30 feet by twisting petioles of its fiveseven inch long lanceolate leathery dark green tri-part leaves. More...

Star Chefs

Chicken Salad with Apples, Grapes, & Walnuts

4 cooked chicken breasts, shredded 2 Granny Smith apples, cut into small chunks 2 cups chopped walnuts, or to taste  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5635 and/or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of F More...

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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