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Columbia ranks first in country

The National League of Cities (NLC) has ranked Columbia No. 1 in the country in addressing childhood obesity after completing key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). More...

Commentary

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Updating my reference file

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

I may need to upgrade my frame of reference folder. While discussing philosophical circumstances and solutions for the modern world in Key West recently, my sons and I exhausted those topics and began to reluctantly compare female actors.  More...

John Tesh is killing me

40–Something

About 20 years ago, a doctor claimed one of his clients got epileptic seizures when she listened to the voice of Mary Hart, a former co-host of “Entertainment Tonight.” There must be something about the people on that show because John Te More...

Business

South State Bank—new name for SCBT, NCBT, Community Bank & Trust, and The Savannah Bank

On June 30, SCBT unveiled new signs and began operating as South State Bank, bringing four of its five bank brands under one unified name.  More...

City Snippets

Median home prices up six percent   More...

Folks About Town

Lee Bussell Jr. has joined NAI Avant. Sharon Reynolds Earle, Taranda Frost, James Gallieshaw, and Lite Nartey have been appointed to the Healthy Learners Board of Trustees. More...

Society

Couple retires after 55 years of service

Not every working married couple gets to have lunch together every day. But Larry and Jane Huss have been able to do just that quite often over the years. More...

Do you remember?

Unforgettable birthdays

Can you remember birthdays of family and friends? Have you ever noticed that you are often asked when your birthday is, but when the occasion takes place, those people who asked are never heard from.  More...

Capital Rotary welcomes incoming president

Bokesch joined Capital Rotary in 2004 and previously was club secretary and treasurer.  More...

Home & Garden

Vitex in the Vista

The arrival of Vitex in the Vista has not gone unnoticed by residents and visitors. More...

Star Chefs

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July yard and Garden Tips

Watch out for  • Flowers  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 C More...

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MASTER’S SALE 14-CP-40-0129 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of CitiMortgage, Inc., against Richardine Davis, et al, the Master in Equity for Richland County, More...

Thanks to the Spanish and Native Americans for giving us barbeque

For this Fourth of July, barbeque authority Lake E. High Jr. has been pondering where to feast on the quintessential South Carolina fare.  As author of A History of South Carolina Barbeque, president of the S.C. More...

Carolina Wildlife may close

As the summer is heating up and going into full swing, one local wildlife service is facing a tragic decision that may end its run and force a closure that would be a devastating blow to animal advocates across Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

P.. T.. S.. D..

HELP FOR OUR VETERANS

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)   More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tTrenholm Road: An unlicensed 15-year-old girl was arrested at 4 a.m. Friday after a patrol officer spotted her driving a car with no tail lights. More...

ASK ANN...

I have an internship this fall and am going to be living with my aunt in Columbia. She has lived alone for many years. Do you have any suggestions to make this work well for both of us?

I think the fact you have asked this question is a very good sign. I do have some suggestions.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Scouts perform flag retiring ceremony

Boy Scout Troop #400 held a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Lower Richland Ruritan Clubhouse July 1 in honor of the our Independence Day Celebration. More...

West Columbia City Council discusses zoning changes

The West Columbia City Council met on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 6 p. m. at West Columbia City Hall. Members present were Mayor Joe Owens, Mayor Pro Tem Casey Hallman, Chairman BJ Unthank, L. Dale Harley, Boyd Jones, Eric L. Fowler, Temus C. More...

Columbia City Council member speaks to Columbia Council of Neighborhoods

Columbia City Councilman Brian Newman covered an array of topics at the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting Thursday, June 26.  He began discussing the budget, which passed second reading at the June 23 city council meeting. More...

Education

School Stars

Kendale Hemingway is 15, a rising sophomore at Hammond School, and was recently selected and accepted into the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). More...

Safer routes to school coming soon for L.W. Conder Elementary students

L. W. Conder Elementary Arts Integrated Magnet School will soon be mapping out safer routes for students to get to and from school. More...

Board of trustees approves name for facility, groundbreaking planned

Richland School District Two Board of Trustees recently voted to name the district’s new student learning facility the “Richland Two Institute of Innovation.”  More...

Events

Events

•ART The Columbia Museum of Art, in partnership with Richland Library, will present the summer exhibition, All the World’s a Stage: Anita Lobel, on view through August 17, CMA’s Wells Fargo Education Gallery and the gallery at Richla More...

City of Columbia to host Walk Bike Columbia! input meetings

The City of Columbia will host four public meetings in July to gather input for the initial phase of the Walk Bike Columbia! planning process. More...

Let’s Move! Columbia Dance Program continues

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and Let’s Move! Columbia are sponsoring a summer dance program for children. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Baker & Baker: Art of Music returns to the Columbia Museum of Art with music from Colonial South Carolina performed by Columbia Baroque

The Columbia Museum of Art will present “Baker & Baker: The Art of Music: Music from Colonial South Carolina” performed by Columbia Baroque Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m. More...

Broadway actress, Chryssie Whitehead, guest artist at Tri District Arts Consortium

Star of stage, screen and TV, Chryssie Whitehead, a graduate of Richland Northeast High School, has returned to her alma mater to serve as a guest artist for theatre and dance in the Tri- District Arts Consortium (Tri-DAC). More...

Travel

Celebrating my Birthday in Beaufort

Part 3: The Beaufort Inn

The Rhett House Inn, the “romantic, multiaward winning AAA Four- Diamond antebellum inn located in the heart of Beaufort’s Historic Landmark District” was just the right place to celebrate my 75th birthday.  More...