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How to Fix the Airline Industry: More Fruit Plates

I’m just saying...

I love to travel, but I’m old enough to remember when flying was fun.  It. Is. Not. Fun. More...

You believe me, don’t you?

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

During the course of my time on this planet, I have encountered all sorts. One category that stubbornly refused to become obsolete over the years is the habitual liar. This particular character used to stick out like the proverbial sore thumb. More...

Business

John Graves: the go-to expert on animal nutrition

“I don’t do computers,” 71-year-old pet supplier John Graves says with a finality that closes the subject quite nicely.  That attitude amounts to heresy in today’s digital world, but Graves’s longlived Eastern State More...

City Snippets

Foundation finds tax burden less in S.C. More...

Folks about town

Sarena Burch, Elizabeth (Beth) Dinndor f, Dawn Staley, and Ann Marie Stieritz were honored as Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands. More...

Society

History teacher speaks at Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter of the DAR meeting

The Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Dorothy “Dottie” Pratt, on April 2, 2014, for its monthly meeting. More...

Mary Margaret Bouknight

Mr. and Mr. Heyward Harles Bouknight III of Charlotte, North Carolina, are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Margaret Bouknight. Mary Margaret was born Friday, March 14, 2014, at 4:04 p.m. More...

Former A.C. Moore student now acclaimed author

Dr. Leonard Goldberg is the nephew of Helen Copeland of Columbia. Although he is a native of Charleston, and part time resident of California, he spent his early years in Columbia and attended A.C. Moore Elementary School.  More...

Events

Events

•ART  Palmetto Painters, an SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m., Hospice of Tri- County, SC Oncology Building, 166 Stoneridge Drive. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Trenholm Artists Guild announces winners at its 33rd annual juried show

The Trenholm Artists Guild presented its 33rd annual juried show at HoFP Gallery with a reception held at the gallery March 28.  This prestigious event featured many of the Midlands best artists.  More...

Red Social: Portraits of Collaboration

Red Social: Portraits of Collaboration opening reception was held Friday, April 4 at the Richland Library and will be featured through May 8.  Artist Alejandro Garcia-Lemos explores the creation of collaborative portraits in this collection of p More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine

Part 5: A Soviet Flat

It had been six years since Linda and Andrew had met in Gorky Park in Moscow. Linda was on a Tour for Peace sponsored by the United Nations Unit arian/ Universalists. Andrew was visiting his grandmother. 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 B More...

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...

Experiencing the world under one roof

Over 15,000 people attended the 19th Annual Columbia International Festival April 5 and 6 at the South Carolina Fairgrounds. The event provides opportunities to enjoy the food, culture, and color of over 50 countries from six continents. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

Historic Plant Spotlight

With the Masters in full swing, it is time to relax in your favorite chair and enjoy watching on television the product of years of growth and nurture—the beautiful landscape.  More...

ASK ANN...

What if everything you knew about poverty was wrong?

A kind reader sent me an article from this month’s Mother Jones magazine that challenged some of our long held beliefs about poverty. This column is excerpted from that article.   1. Handouts to the poor are bankrupting us. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council honors A.C. Flora basketball team and police officer

The Forest Acres City Council recognized two “above-and-beyond” efforts at its April 8 regular monthly meeting.  More...

Zoo news

Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden   Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden will take place Friday, April 25, from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., concluding a day-long celebration in honor of Riverbanks Zoo's 40th anniversary.  More...

Bill LaMotte Memorial Golf Classic

The Kiwanis Club of Columbia proudly presents the 2nd annual

The Kiwanis Club of Columbia supports a number of charitable activities in the greater Columbia area with financial contributions, time, or a combination.  More...

Education

First Annual Career day held at Ridge View High School

Ridge View High School hosted its First Annual Career Day March 19. The day was designed to allow student access to business professionals in Richland County and learn about various careers in all 16 career clusters.  More...

School Stars

Richland One Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 finalists include John S. Codega, social studies teacher, A.C. More...

Sports

Silver Foxes take the ASI championship from Cardinal Newman

After earning titles in 2011 and 2013 and winning this year’s Airport Select Invitational Flight A bracket to amass a 13-0-1 tournament record, the Cardinal Newman Cardinals nearly flawless run came to an end Sunday, April 6 at the hands of the More...

Hammond reaches ASI semifinals

To say the Hammond Skyhawks got off to a good start in the opening round of the Airport Select Invitational Thursday, April 3 against the Thomas Sumter Generals would be an understatement. More...

Cardinals fly by Airport

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals got off to a good start defending their 2013 Airport Select Invitational championship with a 5- nil win over PAC in their opening round match Thursday, April 3. However, round two got off to a shaky start.  More...

Home & Garden

Cultivating lasting impressions through gardening

Stopping to smell the flowers

Since 1985 Lasting Impressions, a support group for youth ages 13-19 with cancer and blood disorders at Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital, brings patients and survivors together to share stories of struggles and successes on the road to rec More...

Star Chefs

Easter Breakfast Casserole   More...

Vote for Chef in the Garden

The Carolina Children’s Garden has entered the Seeds of Change ® Grant Program to compete for funds to support a Chef in the Garden nutrition education series at the garden.  The Children’s Garden asks everyone to take minute to cast More...

Pets

Socialization: your puppy’s first lesson

In February of this year, my daughter and son-in-law added an eight-weekold German Shepherd Dog puppy to the family. With the arrival of Olive, it marked 16 years since there was a puppy in my life!  More...

DHEC holds rabies vaccination clinic

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is partnering with participating veterinarians across the state to help residents protect their pets and themselves against rabies, the agency announced today. More...