August 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

RapidHit Human DNA Identification System helps Sheriff’s Department get criminals off the streets

Sheriff Leon Lott announced an arrest using the RapidHit Human DNA Identification System to identify Brandon Berry ( DOB: 01/ 30/ 1991); charged with attempted murder and armed robbery. More...

News

Olympia museum scheduled to open 2016 or 2017

Some recent developments for the proposed Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum have moved the project closer to becoming a reality.  More...

Olympia Residents Council hears updates of fire station and sidewalks

Olympia Residents Council president Vi Hendley announced updates to Fire Station 2 on Ferguson Street at the neighborhood meeting Wednesday, July 30.  More...

City of West Columbia to release results of investigation of mayor

More information is becoming available to the citizens of West Columbia as they face a city-wide referendum September 30, 2014, to vote to change the form of government in West Columbia to a strong mayor government.  More...

Commentary

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No crabs here!

I’m just saying...

You know how some restaurants do those “all you can eat” promotions occasionally? More...

The New Radio

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

I’ve heard of couples, and also pets and their owners, who acquire each other’s characteristics after long periods together, essentially turning into twins, but I’ve noticed a growing similarity between me and my automobile.  More...

Society

Fashion tips from M Boutique and Pink Sorbet

Fall Fashion Preview 3

Many boutiques in Columbia offer new and exciting fall women’s fashion. M Boutique and Pink Sorbet are offering new fall styles for women in Columbia. More...

Mental Health Telepsychiatry Program reaches 20,000 consultations

With initial funding from The Duke Endowment, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) launched its Telepsychiatry Consultation Program in April, 2009. More...

Technology Bootcamp, a success

The Lourie Senior Center and the Women’s Intel Network ( WIN), a volunteer program for Intel employees, partnered together Friday July 25 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. to offer a free digital technology workshop session for seniors. 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 More...

Enjoy cemetery tours, Second Sunday Roll, and Dollar Sunday with Historic Columbia in August

Spend the dog days of summer with Historic Columbia and explore the history of the capital city on tours perfect for a variety of interests.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Mckissick presents second annual FOLKFabulous Festival

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will present the 2nd annual FOLKFabulous festival August 23, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in front of the museum on USC’s historic Horseshoe. This event is free and open to the public. More...

Guardians of the Galaxy

It’s August, summer is entering its last act, kids are on their way back to school, and big Hollywood Blockbusters are on the way out the door.  Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a bit of a late comer especially when compared to pr More...

Last Stop Chapin premieres in September

Midlands theatre goers will have a unique opportunity this September. An original play, written and scored by local resident Todd Kemmerling, will premiere on stage for the first time ever at Harbison Theatre in Irmo, September 5–20.  More...

Pets

Multi-dog households: the more, the merrier

Do you have more than one dog in your household? If so, you have lots of company! According to a 2012 survey by the American Pet Products Association, 47% of households own at least one dog and 30% of those have two or more!  More...

Dangers of leaving your pet in a hot, parked car

Readers! call 911 if you see a pet in a hot, parked car

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at its height and it's time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car. More...

New Planetarium, Observatory, and 4D Theater to open August 16

Windows to New Worlds Overview

Project Scope and Uniqueness   The expanded and renovated South Carolina State Museum will be the first of its kind in the United States to have under one roof an on-site and online observatory and classroom, 55- foot digital planetarium dome an More...

Local author speaks to Lower Richland Ruritan Club

Local author Karen Petit and her two rescue companions, “Dixie and Louise,” entertained members of the Lower Richland Ruritan Club August 5 with “The Miracle of Rescues.” Ivy More...

West Columbia teen places in the top ten at the Miss & Miss Teen International® Pageant

Morgan Bacon, Miss Teen South Carolina International 2014, finished in the Top 10 at the Miss & Miss Teen International® Pageants in Jacksonville, Florida, this past weekend. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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The Signifigance of Burials

As a historian, I am often challenged to accept the fact some connections to our past will be lost through benign neglect, oversight, and in more depressing situations, obstinate destruction for short-term gains or personal agendas. More...

ASK ANN...

SCE&G is reestablishing its 10-foot easement in my neighborhood, and workers are not just cutting the plants, they are killing them. Do the residents have any say so about this?

In exchange for providing electricity to us, the electric company has an easement, which, among other things, is the right to enter your land and trim the vegetation up to ten feet on either side of the electrical lines. More...

Business

Todd and Moore Sporting Goods celebrates 70th anniversary

Important dates in Todd & Moore and USC’s history

Todd & Moore Sporting Goods will celebrate its 70th Anniversary on Thursday, August 7th at 620 Huger Street in downtown Columbia with a huge in-store event. The celebration will be an all day event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

City Snippets

Vista getting first boutique hotel   More...

Bridges need repair

Eight of the 20 worst bridges in South Carolina are in Lexington and Richland counties, according to AAA Carolinas.  More...

Education

Renowned fencing coaches teach campers at Heathwood Hall

Two former members of the U.S. World Championship Fencing Team, Michael Tarascio and Jane Littmann, Ph.D., recently taught fencing to day campers at Heathwood Hall School. More...

Columbia International University student honored

Cole Harper, a junior at Columbia International University, is the Sterling L. Smith Scholarship recipient for 2014.  More...

E.N.G.A.G.E. summer program graduation

The E.N.G.A.G.E. Summer Program held its graduation ceremony Wednesday, July 30 in the Heyward Technology Center’s auditorium at 3560 Lynhaven Drive. More...

Sports

Cavaliers looking to bounce back in 3A

OVERVIEW: The 2013 season was a tough one for coach Jay Frye and Richland Northeast. More...

Falcons tab Staley

A.C. Flora principal Richard McClure announced Joshua Staley as the new Falcons’ boys’ basketball coach at a press conference held at the school Monday, August 4.  More...

Home & Garden

An afternoon of Art in the Park

Stopping to smell the flowers

Some landscape paintings capture life so realistically they bring the viewer into the canvas. The 19th century French painting by Georges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle La Grande Jetta, is one of those. More...

Star Chefs

Summer Corn Cakes   More...

Travel

Battle of Cowpens

Part 1: Why, Who?

Linda and I have visited many memorial battlefields including Fort Sumter, Manassas, Shiloh, Little Big Horn, Normandy, Verdon, Jerusalem, River Kwai, and, of course, Columbia. More...

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NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5636 and 29- 1540 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody of th 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...