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News

Columbia Torch Club concludes season

The International Association of Torch Clubs was founded in 1930. Today, there are 70 clubs in the U.S. and Canada whose curious members enjoy talking... discussing... and meeting in good fellowship.  More...

Residents meet the chiefs

Residents from Edisto Court, South Kilbourne, Rosewood, and Melrose Heights got an opportunity to express their concerns to Police Chief Skip Holbrooks and Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins at “Meet the Chiefs” hosted by councilman Moe Baddourah More...

Forest Acres City Council presents budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year

The Forest Acres City Council presented a $6.022 million budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 at its regular monthly meeting on June 10 that reflected a $200,000 increase over the previous budget’s total. The budget reflects no tax increase.  More...

Business

Three businesses move into one location

Chocolate Nirvana, The Happy Cooker, and The Lunch Box Co. move into 4405 Fort Jackson Boulevard

It was too good a shot to pass up, says Phil Waddell, who is merging three of his businesses at a single address on Fort Jackson Boulevard.  More...

S.C. Philharmonic closes its 50th Masterworks Season

At the closing reception of the S.C. Philharmonic’s 50th Masterworks Season June 9, the participants honored Marian Stanley Tucker, the first piano soloist with the Columbia Symphony during its 1963 season. More...

City Snippets

Bluestein’s ends long run in Columbia   More...

Education

Ridge View High School students experience healthy lifestyles

Thanks to a grant from The Links, Inc. South Carolina Chapter, Johanna Strickland’s Nutrition class and Ellen- Harrison’s Dance 2 class were able to combine for several cross-curricular activities. More...

School Stars

Joan Alexander, a Keenan High School agriculture science teacher, received an honorary state degree from Clemson University’s FFA ( Future Farmers of America). More...

Sports

Lexington downs NE in a slugfest

Another night on the American Legion baseball trail—and another marathon slugfest, this one extended further with a mid-game weather delay.  More...

2014 American Legion League 8 Schedule/Results

Tues, May 27 Lexington 0 @ Chapin-Newberry 10 Wed, May 28 West Columbia 5 @ Orangeburg 6 Thurs, May 29 Lexington 7 @ Northeast 4 Fri, May 30 Orangeburg 3 @ Chapin-Newberry 9  More...

Falcons have tools in place to take flight again

OVERVIEW: For a program and a fan base that quickly grew accustomed to ten-win seasons and deep playoff runs, the 2013 season was difficult to watch. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents The Commedia Snow White opening June 13

If you’re noticing a hint of basil and oregano in the air, it’s likely because the Spaghetti and Meatball Players are rolling into Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) with this summer’s show.  More...

Ron White Nutcracker Tour tickets on sale now

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to Columbia with his new standup show, Nutcracker, Friday, October 10, 8 p.m. More...

Travel

Arbeit Macht Frei

June 1991. The sun was shining. Flowers were blooming. Birds were singing. But the air was screaming with the horror of four million people walking to their death in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Notice of Public SAle Rosewood/Sumter Street Self Storage, office: 410 Superior Street, columbia, Sc 29205. Tenants' personal property in rental self storage units at 410 Superior Street and 21 S.  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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Heathwood Hall students hold summer and winter camps

Two young entrepreneurs started a camp for three to eight yearolds to give back to their community and to have the experience of working with young children. Heathwood Hall Episcopal   More...

Epworth transitions home

Even with foster care and child placement issues at the top of the headlines in recent weeks, few have mentioned a serious problem children who go “through the system” face.  What happens when a foster child turns 18 and legally beco More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia   More...

Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Presidential Parent

What shapes a leader? For a boy named Tommy who would become our nation’s 28th president, the influences were, like most people, many, but one of the most influential was his father, Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson.  More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Going broke at The Starbucks  Dear Curmudgeons-  Why does it now require someone to take out a small loan to purchase a 15-ounce bottle of orange juice and a croissant?  -Penny Pincher  Dear Penny Pincher-  More...

Commentary

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Gone Fishing

I’m just saying...

It’s Father’s Day already!  I think the world is turning a little faster these days. The days are shorter, and time is actually flying by us.  More...

Getting a haircut

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

My hairdresser and I play this game each time she cuts my hair. I hand her a 20, and she shuffles through her bank bag for change. I say no change. She thanks me and closes the bag. Everyone is happy.  More...

Society

Woman’s Club of Columbia installs new officers, wins awards

The Woman’s Club of Columbia installed new officers on May 27, 2014. The new officers are Ann Weldon, president; Joann Morton, vice president; Susannah Farley, recording secretary; Jane Marchant, treasurer. More...

Do you remember?

A date party in Shandon

You are going to read about some long term memories of mine today. Remember they are true. This date party really happened along with many others like it.  More...

Miss Lenti and Mr. Isaac marry at St. Joseph Catholic Church

Julianne Profilet Lenti and Mitchell Joseph Isaac were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church June 6, 2014, at 6 p.m. Rev. Msgr. Richard D. Harris VG performed the doublering ceremony. More...

Events

Free Community Empowerment Housing Workshop June 28

The Benedict-Allen Community Development Corporation will host a Community Empowerment Workshop Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. More...

CREW Midlands Summer Series

CREW Midlands is will host the “CREW Summer Series,” its new signature summer series of events.  • June 17, Luncheon at M Grill Meeting Room, Dress for Success, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; members $15, guests $25.  • July More...

Events

•ART  Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m., Hospice of Tri- County, SC Oncology Building, 166 Stoneridge Drive. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.   More...

Home & Garden

An Insectary to Bring Back the Bees

Stopping to smell the flowers

Seventy-five percent of flowering plants on earth require pollinators to set seed or fruit. Humans consume one-third of these plants and a much larger percentage is eaten by wildlife. More...

Star Chefs

Honey Flans   More...

Pets

There’s an app for Fido!

If you have a smartphone or tablet, chances are you have downloaded apps for weather, news, and social media. More...

ASPCA provides $10,000 grant to help Richland County sheriff strengthen animal cruelty investigations

The Richland County Sheriff ’s Department ( RCSD) received a $10,000 grant from the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to purchase specialized equipment to investigate animal cruelty and neglect cases. More...

Cat that was brutally kicked finds home

King, a one-year-old male cat who was brutally kicked in a video posted on Facebook on May 5, 2014, was brought to the ASPCA Animal Hospital by the NYPD on May 6 for emergency veterinary care.  More...