October 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Members of CCN hear updates about the city, Gills Creek Watershed, and Columbia Metropolitan Airport

City manager Teresa Wilson provided updates and answered questions at the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting Thursday, September 25.  More...

To eat or pay bills: a dilemma for the hungry

Clients of Columbia’s Harvest Hope Food Bank face some tough choices—like deciding between putting food on the table and paying for rent, electricity, transportation, and medical care.  More...

Residents affected by Gills Creek Watershed meet with experts

In an attempt to address some of the concerns of the Gills Creek Watershed neighborhoods, Gills Creek Watershed Association’s Erich Miarka conducted a lake summit meeting at the Cooper Branch Library Monday, September 29.  More...

Commentary

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The Unfortunate Side of Yoga

I’m just saying...

I’ve been taking some yoga classes at the Jewish Community Center near my house, and I have to say I love it. It’s such a good feeling to stretch yourself both physically and mentally and to try new things that challenge you.  More...

Becoming the person your dog requires

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

Recent stories involving football players have made me re-evaluate my parenting skills. More...

Education

Ridge View High School celebrates summer reading

Ridge View High School hosted its 7th Annual Summer Reading Celebration Wednesday, September 17. More...

Saint Joseph Catholic School begins 60 year anniversary celebration with visit from Bishop

Saint Joseph Catholic School began the celebration of its 60th anniversary with a special Mass for students, families, and parishioners celebrated by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone Friday, September 5. More...

Troop 397 scout receives Eagle Scout award

Charles Dalton Lee received his Eagle Scout award at his Court of Honor in the social hall at Asbury Methodist Church in Columbia Sepember 21. Dalton is a member of Troop 397. More...

Sports

Heathwood beats Ben Lippen

Girls Tennis Heathwood Hall 9, Ben Lippen 0 Cayce Tennis Center, September 25, 2014   More...

Falcons fly by Dreher

Girls Tennis A.C. Flora 6, Dreher 0 A.C. More...

A.C. Flora’s Rion Davis lighting it up on the gridiron & the hardwood

Rion Davis is a twosport star for the A.C. Flora Falcons. The senior defensive back is getting attention on the gridiron from Division I schools. More...

Home & Garden

The Nature of Autumn

Stopping to smell the flowers

On the first full day of autumn, naturalist Rudy Mancke celebrated seasonal changes with a talk at McKissick Museum. More...

Star Chefs

Autumn Apple Salad  4 tart green apples, cored and chopped 1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds, toasted 1/4 cup dried cranberries   More...

Travel

Bagnal's Bottom

Part 7: Infancy Ills

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...

Art turns into successful business

Alicia Leeke’s consuming passion is her career as an artist, but in pursuing her calling, she is also much more: an adventurer, an explorer, an innovator, and an impresario.  More...

On Second Thought

HELP FOR OUR VETERANS

Part II: The Deadly Impact of Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune

In our initial article on the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, we discussed the origin of the toxins, the studies by Federal Agencies, and the exposure experienced by Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune during 1957-1987. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Guard your gutters

So, it’s fall, and each weekend you try to figure out how you possibly can manage attending every conceivable festival, football game, party, school program, and Historic Columbia event. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Neighbors fight new development in Forest Acres

Atttorney Joe McCulloch chaired a meeting at Eastminster Presbyterian Church September 30 to address concerns by Forest Acres and City of Columbia neighbors who gathered in response to H&M Real Estate Holdings proposed development of the 26 acres More...

Wounded Warrior Project releases new data

Wounded Warrior Project ® ( WWP) released the results of its 2014 Annual Alumni Survey. More...

Business

Devine Street Assocation

boasts over 100 businesses and continues to grow

Devine Street Association (DSA) members are hoping a future streetscaping project will slow speeding traffic along the ten- block downtown corridor where they do business.  “Traffic and security have been top concerns ever since I became p More...

USC breaks ground on new School of Law building

More than 400 law alumni, faculty, and students gathered Friday (September 26) to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new home for the University of South Carolina’s School of Law that will open in 2017 during the school’s 150th anniversary More...

City Snippets

Aid sought for Midlands improvements   More...

Society

The early warning signs

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Part one of month-long series

When we think of abusive relationships, we often picture black eyes and broken bones. But while abuse often escalates to physical violence, it does not start out that way. More...

Author tackles difficult topic of death for young children

Author Karen Petit’s sister, Kathy, died in November 2013 after a brief illness. An acquaintance of hers whom she did not know said, “I wish I knew how to tell my daughter that Kathy has died.  More...

Silent Witness Domestic Violence Ceremony

October 7, 2014

Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the annual Silent Witness Domestic Violence ceremony would be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. on the south steps of the State House in Columbia. More...

Events

Events

•ART  Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m., Hospice of Tri- County, SC Oncology Building, 166 Stoneridge Drive. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.   More...

Celebrate Halloween with Historic Columbia this fall

The days are getting shorter in the capital city, and Historic Columbia invites families to celebrate fall with costumes, pumpkins, history, and more.  Spirits Alive! Cemetery Tour   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Seussical

presented by Palmetto Center for the Arts Theatre Company

The Palmetto Center for the Arts Theatre Company at Richland Northeast High School will present Seussical the Musical, Thursday through Saturday, October 9– 11 at 7: 30 p. m. and Sunday, October 12 at 3 p.m. More...

Beethoven, blue jeans, and beer launch 2014/2015 S.C. Phil season

The perennial crowdpleaser Beethoven & Blue Jeans launches the South Carolina Philharmonic’s season with an Oktoberfest spin Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts.  More...

701 Center for Contemporary Art announces 701 CCA Prize 2014 finalists

The finalists for the 701 Center for Contemporary Art Prize 2014 are Andrew Blanchard of Spartanburg, Shannon Lindsey of Columbia, and Karen Ann Myers of Charleston. More...

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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 More...