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Mother’s Day Memories

I’m just saying...

As the nation is about to celebrate Mother’s Day, my thoughts can’t help but turn to my own mother. More...

Invasion of the Boat People

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

Key West, like a lot of tourist destinations, is experiencing growing pains. The locals probably think this started in the ’70s when A1A was improved, and reliable airline service became available. More...

Business

The bidding begins at Columbia’s Downtown Auction House

A familiar chant sounds again in Columbia as local entrepreneur Chris Livingston calls the bids at his newly renovated auction house in the central city.  More...

City Snippets

Weather boosts SCANA profits   More...

Folks about town

Cleve Walker, Kendal Benjamin, Dr. Tom Brown, Dr. Al lison Mar sh, Dr. More...

Society

Miss Ballance and Mr. Padgett exchange vows in Summerall Chapel

Kelsey Elizabeth Ballance and Zane Mitchell Padgett were married April 26, 2014, in the Summerall Chapel at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina at 6 p.m. Pastor Greg V. Mason performed the double-ring ceremony. More...

Lower Richland Ruritan Club names Mother of the Year

Debbi Hawkins was honored by the Lower Richland Ruritan Club as Mother of the Year Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Mrs. Hawkins and her husband for 40 years John Hawkins have two children and two grandchildren. Mrs. More...

Events

Events

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

Arts & Entertainment

Young Dancers of uSC Dance Conservatory to perform classic tale of Peter and the Wolf

The University of SC Dance Conservatory will present its annual spring performance May 23 and 24 at Drayton Hall Theatre, featuring the charming tale of Peter and the Wolf as well as an original piece by instructor Melinda Chester.  More...

Arts at Shandon May Chamber Music Festival Series May 15–17

In the second year of Arts at Shandon’s Chamber Series with artistic directors Lynn Compass and Phillip Bush, the concerts will be presented for three days in a row May 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine

Part 8: Aeroflot Fl ight Out

(Note: This is conclusion of memories from our trip to Ukraine in 1992.)   On our last day in Odessa, Linda and I got up at five o’clock, had a cold shower (the hot water only lasted one day) and sat down with Andrew for a breakfast of bre More...

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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 J 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...

Lady Street is graced with art from Columbia’s sister city

Continuing the exchange of artists between Columbia and its German sister city Kaiserslautern, if ART Gallery presents an exhibition by Kaiserslautern artists Klaus Hartmann and Reiner Mährlein, who both have been represented by the gallery since it More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes from the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Don’t attack Sheheen for doing his job

The Republican Governors Association strikes again. Their newest attack ad against Vincent Sheheen now equates him and all other lawyers with the defendants that it is their job to represent.  More...

Woodrow Wilson and The Beginnings of Mother’s Day

One for Mother:

As florists and card companies advertise the upcoming holiday, today it is difficult to forget the second Sunday in May is set aside to honor mothers, but there has not always been a special day for celebrating Mom. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council delays vote on development agreement of multi-use entertainment venue on the Bull Street property

At the Columbia Ci ty Counci l meet ing Tuesday, May 6, council did not vote on the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of special obligat ion bonds not to exceed $ 35 million for the multi-use entertainment venue on the B More...

Proclamations to honor organizations pass during Richland County Council meeting

At Richland County Council meeting May 6, 2014, a proclamation declaring the third week of May as Public Works Week was read and presented. More...

Officer urges citizens to lock their unattended cars

Proactive Community Enforcement Officer Alex Broder addressed the South Kilbourne meeting Thursday, May 1.  More...

Education

Babcock Center loves Shrek

Through a partnership with Town Theatre, Babcock Center had the unique opportunity to reserve and sell tickets to the dress rehearsal for Shrek the Musical. Through ticket sales and sponsorships, the center raised $4,000.  More...

School Stars

Qi J in, a senior at Richland Northeast High School, has been named a Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS) winner.   More...

Sports

Bearcats overwhelm Airport

Brookland-Cayce’s David Koprowski punched in a shot off a Joel Salcedo corner kick in the 42nd minute, and Aaron Davis headed in a goal off a long throw-in from Dominik Byars in the 53rd minute to give the visiting Bearcats a 2-nil win over the More...

Defending champs eliminated by Swampcats

The Hammond Skyhawks’ hopes for a repeat state championship were dashed on Friday night, May 2 as they fell in a doubleheader (4-3, 5-2) to the Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats in the quarterfinals of the SCISA 3A baseball playoffs.  More...

Cavaliers lose 1st then take two

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Home & Garden

The Bright Peppermint of Change

Stopping to smell the flowers

The University of South Carolina campus is an academic village in a garden with deep historical roots. On April 11, the new Desegregation Commemorative Garden was dedicated to honor Robert G. Anderson, Henri Monteith, and James L. More...

Star Chefs

Tomato, Cucumber, and Red Onion Salad with Mint   More...

Pets

Can Fido come out and play?

You go to a party and don’t know anyone there. You walk up to the nearest person to say hel lo. He’s brash and stands really close to you, making you uncomfortable. All he wants to do is talk about videogames, which you don’t like. More...

Wizard wins again

Wizard Chastain has been awarded “Versatility Certificate Excellent” by Versatility in Poodles, Inc. More...

May 4-10 is National Pet Week

National Pet Week® is May 4-10, 2014. Always the first full week in May, National Pet Week ® is dedicated to celebrating the more than 200 million pets that enrich our lives each and every day.  More...