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Spring Valley High School senior Sarah Song Lee receives a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT

Spring Valley High School senior Sarah Song Lee receives a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT... a total combining test results from three 800-point sections including mathematics, critical reading, and writing. More...

Commentary

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Married to Scrooge

I’m just saying...

I’m married to Ebenezer Scrooge.  He’s way better looking and a lot younger but trust me…Marty Hook is the reincarnation of Scrooge.  After Thanksgiving, I always get the Christmas decorations down and put away the Thanks More...

The Garter Snake

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

A week before Thanksgiving, I watched Stephanie Abrams on the Weather Channel report how high the snow was piled in the Siberian regions of New York. That afternoon I bundled up and went walking with Quigley. More...

Education

School Stars

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) has welcomed 43 students from across the state to the second year of Accelerate, a virtual engineering program designed to help high school students jump-start engineerin More...

Society

The Columbia Ball is held Thanksgiving Eve

The first of the season’s debutante balls, The Columbia Ball, was held Thanksgiving Eve, November 26 at the Columbia Marriott. More...

Columbia author shares story of faith and food

Brandy Schaefer moved to South Carolina from her home in Ohio in 1995 to study culinary ar ts at Johnson and Wales Universi ty in Charleston, SC. More...

USC’s Delta Zeta Sorority gets national award for bone marrow registry project

In the season of generosity and gratitude, the Delta Zeta Chapter at the University of South Carolina has provided a gift of hope to potential bone marrow transplant patients.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Sunset Felines is in urgent need of dedicated volunteers to help one hour a week with several cat colonies in West Columbia. 794-5686 or thesunsetfelines@hotmail.com. More...

Local author to give presentation based on new book

Sherman’s psycho- logical war on civilians and the pillaging and destruction of Columbia will be described in a PowerPoint presentation by USC Professor Emerita Pat McNeely from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 9 at the Confederate Relic Room More...

NAMI Mid-Carolina to host first annual 5K at Earlewood Park

NAMI Mid-Carolina is a local non-profit that strives to serve the mentally ill and their families in the Midlands. More...

Home & Garden

Arbor Day ardor for the Sabal Palmetto

Stopping to smell the flowers

Today, across the Midlands, civic groups, schools, parks, gardens, arboretum, businesses, and homes are planting trees to commemorate Arbor Day, the opening day of tree planting season in South Carolina.  More...

Star Chefs

Dip for the Stars   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

ANTENNA STRUCTURE REGISTRATION PUBLIC NOTICE CTI Towers Assets I, LLC (“CTI”) has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to register an existing, 250-foot tall, lattice telecommunications tower 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...

Legals

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Ross Holmes Band featured at Nights of a Thousand Candles

The Ross Holmes Band has been selected to play for the Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens December 4–6, 11–13, and 18–20. More...

Heart ’n Soul receives the Group Championship in the 5th Annual Best of Philanthropy Awards

Heart’n Soul received the Group Championship award presented by the Community Foundation in conjunction with Columbia Metropolitan Magazine November 13.  More...

Multi-use venue at Columbia Commons named

The City of Columbia and Columbia Professional Baseball, announced December 3 they have reached an agreement with Spirit Communications to name the new, state-of-the-art multi-use sports and entertainment venue at Columbia Common in downtown Columbia More...

On Second Thought

VA improving women veterans’ mental health treatment, but more work to be done

Last month, we discussed the importance of women veterans utilizing Veterans Affairs (VA) and the benefits it offers. This was based on a report by the DAV that can be found at http://www.dav.org/wp-content/uploads/womenveterans study.pdf. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia tSunset Blvd.: A woman was arrested at 2 p.m. Saturday after an officer saw her begging on a freeway off-ramp. The 33-year-old woman was sitting on the grass at the offramp holding a sign saying she needed gas money. More...

Columbia SC 63 shares stories of the Civil Rights Movement

Gathered in the historic Chappelle Memorial A.M.E. sanctuary on a cold November afternoon, students in Dr. More...

Business

Pet lovers frolic for their furry friends

The Midlands community gathered together for Pawmetto Lifeline’s annual Fur Ball Moonlight Gala sponsored by Jim Hudson Lexus on November 8. More...

City Snippets

Economic index advances again   More...

Taxpayers pay $5,000 for seminar featuring Ron Robey

The December 2 Richland County Council meeting featured an unusual request from County Administrator Tony McDonald, who mentioned during his administrator’s report that DESA, Inc, in conjunction with SB Connect, is asking for a sponsorship of a More...

Sports

Stallions end Falcons’ playoff flight

For the second time in four seasons, the A.C. More...

Silver Foxes blow out Byrnes to advance to 3rd straight title game

The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes outrushed the visiting Byrnes Rebels 261 yards to one en route to a 41-6 thrashing of the Rebels in the semifinals of the Class 4A Division I playoffs. More...

Raiders’ historic run comes to an end

Since its founding in 1970, the Keenan Raiders football team has never been this far. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia City Ballet announces 24th Educational Outreach series

The Columbia City Ballet announces its 24th Educational Outreach series. More...

Holiday Artisans Market

Holiday shopping can begin at the TAG Gallery, meeting local artists while shopping. Affordable, one-of-a-kind artwork, pottery, and jewelry make great gifts. More...

Game of Tones–a high school battle of the bands fundraiser coming to Trustus Theatre

The Friends of Justin Foundation presents Game of Tones—a battle of the bands competition to be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2 p. More...

Travel

Martin conquers America

This is the continuing 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. More...