May 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Humanities Council of SC hosts 18th Annual SC Book Festival at Columbia Convention Center

For the 18th consecutive year, South Carolina writers and book enthusiasts flocked to the Annual South Carolina Book Festival at the Columbia Convention Center in Columbia, SC.  More...

SC Program for Infant/Toddler Care announces first demonstration site

The South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care has selected Cutler Jewish Day School in Columbia as its first demonstration site.  To celebrate the designation and to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion at the school, S More...

Recycle your shoes and make a difference

Keep the Midlands Beautiful is conducting a shoe collection drive beginning April 1 to raise funds for quality litter prevention, recycling, and beautification in the Midlands, while benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keepi More...

Commentary

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Sterling’s Slippery Slope

I’m just saying...

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for a month, everyone has heard the terrible tale of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling telling his alleged mistress not to bring “black people” to the Clippers game More...

Modern Shaving Technology

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

Homes built in the ’60s were among the first to offer custom medicine cabinets that recessed into the wall. More...

Education

15-year-old aviator lives his passion

Most young people around the age of 15 are focused on getting their restricted driver’s licenses… but not Mitchell Pennington. He was focused on a license of another kind—his Solo Student Pilots License.  More...

School Stars

Lacey Delbridge has been named Richland One’s 2014 Elementary School Volunteer of the Year.  In addition to being the Burnside Elementary School PTO president, Delbridge actively participates in School Improvement Council meetings and was More...

Sports

Falcons fly back to win Upper State Championship

The A.C. Flora Falcons were down a set in fourout of-five singles matches to the River Bluff Gators in the Class 3A boys’ tennis Upper State Championship held at A.C. Flora Wednesday, May 14. More...

Highlanders sign Letters of Intent

Heathwood Hall athletes sign Letters of Intent on May 7 to take their talents to the next level. Pictured above are Dr. More...

A.C. Flora marches to Upper State finals

After a slow start on Wednesday, May 14, the A.C. Flora Falcons scored four runs in the final four innings of their 4-1 win over the visiting Wren Hurricanes to advance to the Upper State final. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Bobby Houck in concert

Columbia Children’s Theatre to hold auditions

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) will hold season auditions for professional adult actors ages 15 and up for its 2014-15 Mainstage Season Thursday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m. Participants need only attend one session. More...

Patriotic concert to honor U.S. Army’s Green Berets

The Celebrate Freedom Foundation will honor U.S. Army Green Berets with a 7:30 p.m. patriotic-themed concert featuring the S.C. Philharmonic Wednesday, June 11, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  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 C More...

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Legals

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K9 Lucky leaves his legacy with many grateful patients

K9 Lucky passed away after serving the community for 12 years. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said K9 Lucky and handler Deputy Lewis Marshall visited patients at nursing homes and hospitals across the Midlands. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Historic Neighborhood Spotlight: The Congaree Vista

The word “vista” holds different meanings for different folks: perspective, prospect, outlook, view, landscape, or command. More...

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What is MERS and how does one get it?

MERS is an acronym for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. This illness is caused by a coronavirus. Coronaviruses are responsible for about 1/3 of all common colds. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council joins other counties to enhance business opportunities along I-77

At this week’s Richland County Council meeting May 20, the county’s fleet operations group was recognized as one of the 100 best fleet operations groups in North America; number 28, to be exact. More...

Columbia City Council discusses healthcare

Columbia City Council didn’t take action at its meeting Tuesday, May 20, on recommendations from city staff regarding healthcare changes to its active and retired employees.  More...

Car break-ins occur in Olympia

On Monday, May 19, We Are Olympia held its last monthly meeting until September.  Misty Puckett, with the Richland County’s Community Action Team, reported a rash of car break-ins in Olympia during the early part of May. More...

Business

Columbia retail boasts increasing rental rates, expanding retailers

The Columbia retail market rang in the New Year trending higher rental rates and capturing upscale retailers to the marketplace. More...

City Snippets

CEOs rank S.C. fifth to do business   More...

Folks about town

William “Bill” Davis has received the Engineer of the Year award from the Water Environment Association of South Carolina. More...

Society

Columbia Chapter, NSDAR installs new officers

The Columbia Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 9, 2014 to install new officers. Emily deQuincey- Newman was installed as the new chapter regent.  More...

Historic Columbia participates in Blue Star Museums

From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014, Historic Columbia will offer active duty military personnel and their families free tours of its historic house museums as part of the Blue Star Museums program.  More...

Lou Berta Brooks

March 24, 1928–May 15, 2014

Lou Berta Brooks, twin daughter of Eula C. Harmon Brooks and Drayton K. Brooks, Sr., left this life for the next on May 15, 2014. Visitation was Saturday, May 17, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home on Leesburg Road. More...

Events

Events

•ART  Asheland Studios will offer summer art camps, workshops, and adult art classes at the Tapp’s Arts Center. www.asheland.com. More...

Home & Garden

Fairy Diddles work the night shift

Stopping to smell the flowers

On my weekly rounds to check bluebird boxes for signs of feathered residents, I opened one box to find a silken ball of fur wrapped in a broad brown tail. We surprised each other. More...

Star Chefs

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Travel

La Toilette du Chef

Conclusion

My tour of the African palace ended in the throne room with six of the fon’s advisors who sat on threelegged stools around a tub filled with the white foam of mimbo (palm wine). A plastic cup of palm wine was offered me. More...