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Clothed and afraid of the fall TV line-up

I’m just saying...

Sometimes I think somewhere in Hollywood Hills somebody is growing a new crop of some really potent marijuana or poppies to make a new drug. And I think the program directors of the cable channels are inhaling it…deeply and often.  More...

The Language Police

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

Gene is the reason we have southern stereotypes— at least one of the reasons. More...

Business

Don’t change LaBrasca’s

On the first day as owner of Labrasca’s Pizza, Brett Wilson was dusting the Chianti bottles that decorate the ceiling of the dimly lit For t Jackson Boulevard restaurant. More...

Capitol Places, Painite Capital, and Mashburn Construction plan $22 million project in downtown

Capitol Places, Painite Capital, and Mashburn Const ruct ion announced their plans to invest $22 million in t ransforming the historic Owen Building into a 130- uni t apar tment complex called Thirteen 21 Lof ts. More...

City Snippets

Columbia insurer sold for $128M  Companion Property and Casualty Insurance Co., a 30- year-old Columbia insurer, is being sold for $128 million to Bermuda-based Enstar Group Ltd. More...

Society

Central Carolina Community Foundation awards $158,020 in scholarships

Central Carolina Community Foundation, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, has awarded 70 scholarships totaling $158,020 to some of South Carolina’s best and brightest students.  More...

Lanny Dean Skinner

Lanny Dean Skinner, 58, of Columbia, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, he was a son of Benjamin Joel Skinner and the late Ruby Tallent Skinner.  More...

Babcock Center honors employee and volunteers

On August 26, 2014, during the Babcock Center’s Annual Awards Banquet, Babcock Center presented the prestigious Mary L. Duffie Service to Others Award.  The Mary L. More...

Events

events

•BOOK SIGNING  Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg will sign books at Historic Columbia Sunday, September 7, 3 p.m., 1616 Blanding Street. 252-1770 ext. 23 or reservations@historiccolumbia.org. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Osprey in flight

An osprey takes off from a tree branch that overlooks the Broad River Spillway Dam. More...

Freedom Ain’t Free shown at Keenan high School

Gene Washington Productions will present the documentary film, Freedom Ain’t Free, Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 3 p.m. at W.J. More...

Columbia Museum of Art presents first concert in the CMA Jazz on Main Series

The Columbia Museum of Art will present the first concert in the new, world-class jazz series, “CMA Jazz on Main,” under the artistic direction of internationally renowned band leader Noel Freidline Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Aging is not an excuse; it’s an opportunity

On Tuesdays, being true to her passion of keeping seniors active, a busy and dedicated Lisa Smarr scoots clear across Richland County—from Eastover in the Southeast to Trenholm Park in the Northeast—to lead classes just for them. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Kepi Cap

At the end of the Civil War, the United States Army Quartermaster Corps had an abundance of uniforms. So much so that plans were made for long-term storage, and it was thought supplies on hand would last for many years.  More...

P. T. S . D .

From the Halls of Montezuma, the Shores of Tripoli, to the City of Fallujah, the Marines have been at the forefront of taking the battle to the enemy. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia City Council member responds to campaign controversy

An open letter to all South Carolinians from council member Boyd Jones was distributed to all in attendance at the September 2, 2014 council meeting. More...

City of Cayce receives grant for sewerline upgrade

The Cayce City Council meeting September 2 began with the approval of a bid award for the State Street Sewer Line Project. More...

Olympia’s quest for sidewalks continues

The Olympia community is one step closer to getting sidewalks for Olympia Avenue, following a meeting by the Richland County Delegation’s Transportation Committee. More...

Education

Ridge View high School Cuts for Gabbiee, another success

Ridge View High School master haircare instructor, Terex Smalls, and 13 talented and professional barbers donated their time to cut hair for Richland School District Two students, faculty, staff, and the community Sunday, August 24.  More...

Keenan student completes course at George Mason University

John Thomas, a senior at W.J. Keenan High School, successfully completed a one credit course at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, over the summer break.  More...

Spring Valley high School students earn perfect SAT scores

Three outstanding students at Spring Valley High School earned the highest possible score of 800 on the math or critical reading sections of the SAT taken in June. More...

Sports

Cavaliers sweep Spring Valley

Old rivals now in different classifications still make for some pretty exciting high school volleyball.  That was the recipe on Wednesday, August 27 in the Richland Northeast auxiliary gym, as the Lady Cavaliers swept the Spring Valley Lady Vik More...

Green Hornets hang on to beat Eau Claire

The designated home team C.A. Johnson Green Hornets took a 16-0 lead into halftime in their game against the Eau Claire Shamrocks at Bolden Stadium, August 29 and held on to win 16-14.  More...

Bearcats ground Airport

For the first time since 2004, the Brookland- Cayce Bearcats defeated the Airport Eagles at home with a 21-7 win at Bearcat Stadium Friday, August 29.  More...

Travel

Bagnal's Bottom

Part 3: A Strange Liaison

This is a trip into a history of my childhood neighborhood, a section of Columbia fondly known as Bagnal ’s Bottom. This sandhill subdivision has a rich history dating back to Wade Hampton III and including many interesting people. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

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...

Legals

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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...