November 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Give yourself a stress-free holiday present from gourmet Chef Crawford Pressley

With a to-do list as long as a tree garland, holiday dinner hosts may dream of the services of a world-class personal chef to take over the task of preparing the main course.  More...

News

Mayor proclaims November American Indian Month

At the request of several Midlands chapters of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Mayor Stephen Benjamin proclaimed November to be American Indian Month. More...

Family Promise of the Midlands celebrates opening day

Family Promise of the Midlands, a new ministry for homeless families, celebrated the opening of the organization’s Day Center November 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Stumped by the “Stuffie”

I’m just saying...

Have you seen the commercial on television about the new “Stuffie” for kids?  I saw it over the weekend and couldn’t help but guffaw out loud!  More...

Everything I Need

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

Last Friday evening, I found myself, along with several close friends, sitting in a comfortable chair at the local sports arena, watching a group of amazing athletes. Someone decided we should attend Cirque du Soliel.  More...

Education

Keenan teachers become better acquainted with ACT WorkKeys

After months of evaluation, the ACT WorkKeys will be a new assessment given to the current juniors at W. J. Keenan High School. More...

Richland One inducts seven into district’s Hall of Fame

Seven new members will be inducted into the Richland One Hall of Fame in January, district officials announced at a November 6 news conference.  More...

Sisters organize anti-bullying walk/run

Amber Gantt, a 16- year old student at the Richland One Middle College, and her 12-year old sister Lauren, who attends Hand Middle School, organized an anti-bullying walk/run that was held November 8.  More...

Sports

Skyhawks start slow but soar to semifinals

Pinewood Prep managed to contain Hammond’s powerful running attack for one half during the November 7 SCISA 3A first-round game, but the Skyhawks’ T.J. More...

Local teams run well at state X-C meet

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Silver Foxes are state champs

Class 4A State Championship November 8, 2014 Cayce Tennis Center Dutch Fork 4, Wando 3   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Luck is a Lady when Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Guys and Dolls Jr.

Often called the “greatest American musical,” Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows’ Guys and Dol ls is undoubtedly a classic.  More...

“Hauntingly beautiful” American classic Our Town comes to Longstreet Theatre

Theatre South Carolina will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic Our Town, November 14-22 at Longstreet Theatre.  More...

Sandlapper Singers present “What Shall I Bring”

Sandlapper Singers will present a hol iday concert , “ What Shall I Bring” December 11, 7:30 p.m., at Ashland Road United Methodist Church, 2600 Ashland Road; and December 12, 7: 30 p. m., at St . More...

Travel

Martin conquers America

Part 2: Arrival in D.C.

This is a pictorial story of Martin Decker, a 17- year-old Frenchman, Linda and I hosted this past summer. We hosted his mother in Columbia in 1995, and his family hosted us in Nancy, France, in 2009. Turnabout is certainly fair play! Next Week: U. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

SECTION B MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association as Indenture Trustee for Springleaf Mortgage Loan Trust 2012-3 vs. Ronald A.  More...

Richland County Masters Sale

MASTER'S SALE 2014-CP-40-0504 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity, Inc. AGAINST Sabrina Gaines, et. al.  More...

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 K More...

Bubbie’s Brisket and Bakery

Sunday, November 16

As the air begins to have a bit of a chill and thoughts turn to the holidays, people’s recollections often turn to memories of days gone by and the warmth and comfort those recol lect ions bring.  Along those lines, the Beth Shalom Synagog More...

Dr. Patrick Hawkins’s CD released internationally

Dr. Patrick Hawkins is the director of choral music and piano studies at Spring Valley High School. His new CD “Haydn and the English Lady” has been released internationally. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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The Thoroughbreds of the Hampton-Preston Mansion

On November 15, crowds will gather at the Springdale Race Course in Camden for the 45th annual running of the Marion du Pont Scott Colonial Cup, just one example of South Carolina’s vaunted legacy of equestrian pursuits. More...

Veteran's Disability

Throughout our history, women have served alongside men in our nation’s conflicts. These veterans deserve the same recognition, benefits, and treatment their male counterparts receive.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Shandon Neighborhood Council votes against text amendment

At the bi-monthly meeting Monday, November 10, Shandon Neighborhood Council voted against a text amendment change to C-3 property to include private student dorms.  A proposed project for a student dorm at the corner of Harden and Gervais Street More...

Columbia has three known gangs

Investigator Kelvin Griffin, with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Unit, gave a presentation to residents at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting Thursday, November 6.  More...

Possum Jam

An Art and Music benefit for Carolina Wildlife Center

Event Date: November 19, 2014 Time: 5 PM–10 PM Event Location: 320 Senate St. a.k.a. More...

Business

Talented entrepreneur bought Vacuums Etc. in 2010

Need someone to fix your vacuum cleaner, embalm your body when you die, and play the organ at the funeral? More...

Scout & Molly’s opens in Trenholm Plaza

Delivering high fashion in a welcoming environment, Amanda Mott recently opened Scout & Molly’s at 4840 Forest Drive in Columbia’s Trenholm Plaza Shopping Center.  From an early age, Mott knew she wanted a career in fashion. More...

City Snippets

Gold mine gets final okay  The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a mining permit that allows Romarco Minerals Inc. to begin digging the state’s largest-ever, open-pit gold mine. More...

Society

Miss Walker and Mr. Trouche plan April 2015 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gambol Walker III announce the engagement of their daughter Sara Louisa Walker to Perry Edwin Trouche Jr.  More...

Betty Francis Dent

Betty Francis Dent, wife of the late Harry Shuler Dent Sr., died Monday, November 10 at the age of 82. Betty is the daughter of the late Hattie Francis of St. Matthews, S.C., and the late Klein Francis of Walterboro, S.C. More...

New SoulMates course for women

This November the Rosh Chodesh Society— the women’s division of the Chabad- Lubavitch movement’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute ( JLI)— launches its newest course, SoulMates, a new seven-session series for women.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  USC’s HRTM362 Event Planning Class will host “For the Love of Paws,” in association with The Humane Society of South Carolina Sunday, November 16, 2–7 p.m., Tin Roof, 1022 Senate Street. More...

Home & Garden

Zinnias for Bouquets and Biofuel

Stopping to smell the flowers

Although zinnias come at the end of the alphabet in garden catalogs, they are at the top of many gardeners’ lists. More...

Star Chefs

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East Point Academy celebrates Fourth Annual Pumpkin Fest

East Point Academy, located at 1401 Leaphart Street, West Columbia, and South Carolina’s first Mandarin Immersion School, recently celebrated fall with its Fourth Annual Pumpkin Fest. More...

Pets

Video should bring a cringe, not a laugh

The video makes the social media rounds every couple of years. A brown, medium-sized dog is lying in a chair, chewing on a bone. Slowly, he notices his back paw out of the corner of his eye. More...

PAALS places group of assistance dogs with those in need

Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services has been hosting a team training to place assistance dog with their partners. More...

Eleven dogs and one child rescued from deplorable conditions

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Paul Howard (DOB: 12/30/1969) charged with unlawful neglect of a child, utilities/ theft of electric current, and two counts of felony animal cruelty. More...