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Olympia community develops mission for Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum

Museum Vision Statement   More...

Olympia Residents Council seeks ways to increase membership

The Olympia Residents Council ( ORC) addressed goals for the upcoming year at the monthly meeting Wednesday, April 30.  More...

Columbia City Council to appoint new city attorney

The City of Columbia is in the process of recruiting and selecting a new city attorney. This person will replace Kenneth Gaines, who is retiring after 25 years with the city.  More...

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Mother’s Day Revisited

I’m just saying...

The years after my mother passed away, I avoided Mother’s Day like the plague. I would rent a stack of movies, pull the drapes, order a pizza, and ignore the world until the day was over. More...

The Elusiveness of Common Sense

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

During my early years as a grown up family man, I was subjected to verbal abuse on a regular basis. The Mother of my Children offered several irritating observations about yours truly depending on circumstance and mood. More...

Education

South Kilbourne Elementary School honors bus drivers

In celebration of May 5-9 as Bus Driver Appreciation Week, students and staff at South Kilbourne Elementary School created a banner to honor their bus drivers. More...

School Stars

Carter W. Scott, former Hammond School Standout, graduated from the Florida State University School of Law Saturday, May 10. More...

Sports

Cardinals soar to 2nd straight title

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals celebrate their second straight SCISA 3A boys’ soccer championship with coaches, classmates, friends, family, teachers, administrators, and others. More...

Game 1: If at first you don’t succeed...

Emerald Vikings’ junior right-hander Sheldon Reed—a College of Charleston commit— pitched a complete game, scattering 11 hits and four runs, as the Vikings fought off the A.C. More...

Game 2: ...Try, try again.

“OK, OK,” I hear you saying, “spare me the details; I want the drama!” Promise delivered. First, here is what happened. More...

Home & Garden

Add a Monarch waystation to your property

Stopping to smell the flowers

Two months ago, colonies of monarch butterflies awoke from a semi-dormant state in their overwintering sites in the Oyamel fir forests of central Mexico for the journey north. More...

Star Chefs

Grilled Tuna with Honey Mustard Marinade   More...

Travel

La Toilette du Chef

Part One

I served as administrator of the American School in Douala, Cameroon, West Africa, in the early 1990s. More...

From reading, writing, and arithmetic to tea cups , scones, and petits fours

At Prosperity Projects’ afternoon school program, education is not just reading, writing, and arithmetic. More...

Famous artist and teams from Forest Lake Elementary and Dent Middle Schools paint mural

World-renowned artist Karl Wilkes holds a picture of the International Boulevard mural students from Dent Middle School and Forest Lake Elementary School are painting on the back of Staples at the co More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

What’s Been Brewing at the Seegers-Habenicht Building

The Seegers-Habenicht building is one of the oldest buildings on Main Street, and the family of its current owner, Martha Fowler, has owned the structure since its completion around 1866. More...

More on the growth of soccer locally

I read with interest your recent article on A. C. Flora’s early soccer history (“Soccer began in Columbia with a takraw ball at A.C. Flora,” By Josh Cruse). More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia Police Chief’s second in command named

Columbia Police Chief William “Skip” Holbrook proudly announced three significant promotions May 14 at Columbia Police Headquarters. More...

Shandon resident demands more transparency from association

Reverend Jill Duffield, from Shandon Presbyterian Church, gave a presentation on Family Promise of the Midlands at the Shandon Neighborhood Council meeting Monday, May 12. More...

Business

Golf pro has traditional view of the sport

Golf lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, a disturbing trend that’s spurring efforts to change the game and make it easier.  Wider fairways, 15-inch holes and greens fees calculated by a More...

City Snippets

S.C. ranked low for working moms   More...

Folks about town

Bill Tindall and his Allstate agency have earned the Premier Agency designation as a result of the business results and the achievement of Honor Ring one or more times in the past two years. More...

Society

Ladies, we are not stray cats

I recently adopted an adorable cat from a local shelter. She was brought in as a stray, and her scars show her life hasn’t been easy. Yet, she is very sweet and cuddly, spending most of her time playing and purring. More...

Have you noticed?

I stare at the boxes that need to be unpacked. Each is hastily labeled with its contents: kitchen goods, junk drawer, and office supplies. Each is filled with items that have been packed, unpacked, and repacked four times in the past five years. More...

Teen childbearing in S.C. costs taxpayers $166 million annually

Teen childbearing in South Carolina cost taxpayers at least $166 million in 2010, according to an updated analysis from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy; for the nation overall, teen childbearing cost taxpayers $9.4 billi More...

Arts & Entertainment

Happy Hour History Tours of the Vista continue until May 30

Happy hour goes historic in the Vista for Historic Columbia’s Happy Hour History Tour series every Friday until May 30.  More...

Charleston Cooks! BBQ Bonanza

Charleston Cooks! is kickingoff the summer grilling season with a BBQ Bonanza this Saturday, May 17 from 2–5 p.m. on the Charleston Cooks! patio.  An afternoon of grilling demonstrations and tastings will be held on Charleston Cooks! More...

Guitar lovers unite... and mark your calendars

The Southern Guitar Festival and Competition is coming June 6–8 and will take place on the campus of Columbia College.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Riccardo J.  More...

Richland County Masters Sale

MASTER'S SALE 2013-CP-40-7641 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Capital Bank, N.A., successor in interest to First National Bank of the South, Plaintiff, against Stubbs Property Management, LLC, Melvin H. More...

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, 56-6-5635 and/ or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended: and are in the custody of More...