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Ignorance is not bliss

I’m just saying...

A couple of weeks ago, I went to New York with a girlfriend for her belated birthday celebration, and we had a blast. We did all the girly things our husbands would call a complete snooze-fest. More...

Paying extra

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

We were enjoying a Sunday afternoon meal at a local favorite. Bill asked for more salad dressing. The server said extra dressing cost 75 cents. I wondered what discussions were involved in establishing such a policy.  More...

Business

Attorney takes over gift shop on Devine Street

Lisa Armstrong is the new owner of Gibson’s

Bad jokes aside, the practice of law rates among the most esteemed occupations, but attorneys say it also comes with stress levels among the highest on the planet.  That is why, in part, Columbia attorney Lisa Armstrong changed careers in July, More...

City Snippets

Army may close, downgrade Moncrief   More...

Folks About Town

Steve Dudash has joined Thomas & Hutton as part of the firm’s land planning and landscape architecture team. More...

Society

Memory of grandmother’s quilt inspires “Quilting with Joy”

Joy Sovde fondly remembered the old quilt lovingly made by her grandmother many years ago, so with her retirement in 1998 on the horizon, she wanted to acquire the time-honored skill herself as a new pastime.  More...

October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

Part two of month-long series how to help a loved one

Last week, we looked at early warning signs of an abusive relationship. You may have recognized this pattern of jealousy, isolation, and control, either in your own relationship, or in that of someone you love.  More...

Do you remember?

Forgetting to remember

I am in a questioning mood today as I wonder whatever became of that person or the other. I have come up with the word absent- minded because it sounds good. My memory tells me I should think more about what the word means. Whoa!  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Sheltie Fun Day, a fundraiser to help support rescuing Shelties that have been abandoned and/or abused, hosted by SC Sheltie Rescue, will be held October 11, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Redbud Shelter, Saluda Shoals Park. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Arts at Shandon presents Duo De Vista

Arts at Shandon will present Duo De Vista at 7:30 p.m., Friday October 10 at Shandon Presbyter ian, 607 Woodrow Street. This performance is free with donations appreciated. More...

Travel

Bagnal's Bottom

Part 8: Melrose Park

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...

Pets

More than a pretty face

For Fido, regular grooming is more than just a matter of looks. It’s an important part of his overall health, too. More...

K-9 Officer Arko attends the Lower Richland Ruritan Club meeting

The Lower Richland Ruritan Club were honored to have as their October guest speaker, Richland County Deputy Lieutenant Kevin Hoover and his partner, K-9 Officer Arko. Ruritan member Deputy Greg Chandler introduced his two friends and colleagues. More...

Students advocate for justice 14-year-old S.C. male youngest in U.S. to be executed

The Scholars Academy’s Research 2 class presented its advocacy work Thursday, October 2 in the Ridge View High School Auditorium related to the George Stinney case. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Context of Contemporary Architecture

Here at Historic Columbia, we are the stewards of a collection of “historic houses and gardens that tell fascinating, entertaining stories about the complex lives of Columbia’s early families.” And, although the buildings in this co More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Don’t buy chips with food stamps!  Dear Curmudgeons-  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council continues process of building on Bull Street property

At the monthly meeting Tuesday, October 7, Columbia City Council took another step toward the process of building a multi-use entertainment venue on the Bull Street property. More...

City of west Columbia continues a mayor-council form of government

The September 30, 2014 city-wide referendum on the question of whether the city’s government should be changed to a strong mayor form of government or remain a mayor-council form of government was decided by a 2:1 margin that no change be made More...

PACE Officer reviews crimes stats at South kilbourne neighborhood Association meeting

Columbia PACE officer Kevin Schmidt provided crime stats at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting Thursday, October 2.  More...

Education

School Stars

Evan Delvaux, a senior at Blythewood High School, has been named as a National Merit Semifinalist.  Columbia High School will be celebrating its 100th birthday with a year of events and activities, including visits by celebrity alumni. More...

Airport high School graduate receives Eagle Scout

James Tyler Richardson (center), a graduate of Airport High School and student at the University of South Carolina working toward his degree in Early Childhood Education, was recently awarded Eagle S More...

California student seeks information about South Carolina

Letter to the Editor:   More...

Sports

Ellen runs away with Highlander Invitational

After finishing in the top 10 five straight years, Heathwood Hall’s Sydney Ellen finally got her first Highlander Invitational championship beating out 154 placing runners from 21 schools Wednesday, October 1. More...

Bengals beat Spring Valley

Spring Valley girls’ coach Weslynn Hutto said her Vikings played better this time than they did the last time they clashed with the Bengals, but Blythewood sank the Viking ship 5-1 in a girls’ Region IV-4A tennis match on Thursday, Octobe More...

Blythewood sweeps Spring Valley

The contrast in the programs at Spring Valley and Blythewood could be the volleyball version of “A Tale of Two Cities.” Where the Vikings once lived near the mountaintop of girls’ volleyball and Blythewood's Bengals were struggling More...

Home & Garden

Indian Cherry for wildlife

Stopping to smell the flowers

On the first Nature Discovery Hike of the fall at the Carolina Children’s Garden in northeast Columbia, we discovered a plant along the edge of the Sandhill woods with great ornamental appeal for gardens. More...

Star Chefs

Butternut Squash Soup   More...

Lexington County Master Gardener programs

Garden Like A Master : Fal l Vegetable Gardening  Monday – October 13, 2014, Lexington Main Library, 6–7 p.m.  Presented by Lexington County Master Gardener: John Windham  More...

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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 B 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...

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