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Church leaders give Statement on Public Education

April 2014 To the People of South Carolina, More...

Columbia Housing Development Corporation breaks ground for new homes in Lyon Street Community

On April 10, 2014, the Columbia Housing Development Corporation and its Board of Directors celebrated the ground breaking of Lyon Street Redevelopment, its newest homeownership project near Gervais Street.  More...

Five Points Foundation donates $50,000 to non-profits and local charities

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the Five Points Foundation awarded $50,000 to over 25 charities and non-profit organizations in the Midlands from revenue generated from the 32nd Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points.  More...

Commentary

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The drink cart should have come sooner

I’m just saying...

I’ve often heard it’s easier to talk to strangers while you’re traveling than it is to discuss prickly matters with your spouse, child, family, or friends.  I’ve never actually bought into that theory because I’ve n More...

Losing The Weather Channel

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

About the time dinosaurs who still use checks started writing 2014 on them, I received some alarming messages from The Weather Channel. More...

Society

The last day of peace in Afghanistan

Dr. Bill Newton, graduate of The Citadel and MUSC, retired US Army colonel who served in Vietnam, and now a resident of Southern Pines, N.C., spoke to the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club April 11. More...

First female Rotary International vice president speaks to Columbia Rotary Club

Dr. Anne L. Matthews, a Columbia resident spoke to the Columbia Rotary Club Monday, April 21. She is the second woman Rotary Foundation Trustee and the third woman elected to serve as a Rotary International Board Member (2012-14). More...

S.C. Book Festival May 16-18

Award-winning authors, aspiring writers, publishers, booksellers, and readers of all ages will be in Columbia for the 18th South Carolina Book Festival May 16-18.  More...

Events

Events

•ART  The 10th Annual Color the Arts event, sponsored by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, will be held at First Citizens Plaza, corner of Main and Lady streets, Friday, April 25, 6–9 p.m. 799-3115. More...

Arts & Entertainment

S.C. Philharmonic presents banjo superstar Béla Fleck

Banjo superstar Béla Fleck returns for a 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3 engagement with the S.C. Philharmonic at the Koger Center with a new title: composer.  More...

Shrek is coming to Town

Make room for ogresized family fun when the breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek opens at Town Theatre Friday, May 2 and runs through Saturday, May 24. More...

USC Lab Theatre gives a new twist to a classic Shrew

The USC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the classic Shakespearean farce, The Taming of the Shrew, April 24-27 at the Lab Theatre.  More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine

Part 7: The Beauty of Odessa

(Note: This is a continuation of memories from our tr ip to Ukra ine in 1992.)   More...

No one’s expectations are higher than Wilson’s

“My goal is to win a national championship.”

The cheers rang loud from Heathwood Hall’s gym all the way to the Colonial Life arena Wednesday, April 16 when superstar A’ja Wilson made her pledge to join coach Dawn Staley and the South Carolina Lady Gamecocks next season.  More...

On Second Thought

Fighter Aircraft of the SCANG: The F-86 Saber (“MiG Killer”)

Developed in 1946 as the United States’ first swept wing fighter, the F-86 Saber (”Saber Jet”) was the chief and most important American fighter jet during the Korean War. More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Who do we believe???  Dear Curmudgeons-  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Business

Aging in place, an alternative to leaving home

Scientists usually shun a lot of hyperbole.  So when a University of South Carolina researcher declares “One of the things older folks fear more than death is leaving their own home,” it’s an observation that deserves attention More...

City Snippets

Poll find residents upbeat on S.C. economy   More...

Folks about town

Bunni Olivia Crawford, a realtor with Coldwell Banker United, has been elected to the Internal Review board at the South Carol ina Real Estate commission. More...

Education

Purple Up at Hanberry Elementary School

In celebration of April being the month of the Military child, Bethel Hanberry Elementary School’s teachers and students showed their support of students whose parents are in the Armed Forces b More...

School Stars

Faculty from 20 private colleges were recognized for their dedication to teaching and learning by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) at the 9th Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Dinner.  More...

Sports

Dreher falls to Warriors

After making a splash through the first two days of the 2014 Nike Palmetto Cup with wins over Blythewood and Gaffney, Dreher finally fell with a 5-nil loss to the Wando Warriors Wednesday, April 16.  More...

Bearcats shut down another 4A power in Wade Hampton

One night after a 0-0 duel with the Irmo Yellow Jackets, the Brookland- Cayce Bearcats only needed one goal to defeat the Wade Hampton Generals Wednesday, April 16 and advance to the semifinals of the 2014 Nike Palmetto Cup.  More...

Yellow Jackets rout Chester

Having battled for four goals in a win against Wade Hampton and a tie against Brookland-Cayce at the 2014 Nike Palmetto Cup, the Irmo Yellow Jackets finally got some relief against the Chester Cyclones. More...

Home & Garden

A grow it yourself herb garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Herbs, the aromatic, flavorful seasonings for food, are easy to grow. All have a much truer taste when used fresh instead of dried. The only way to ensure a steady supply is to grow your own herb garden. More...

Star Chefs

Garlic and Basil Pesto   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 P 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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