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Martha Stewart gets a staff, and I get a Band-Aid

I was watching one of thosemorning television shows the other day and Martha Stewartwas on doing one of her “helpful hints” segments on how to have “the perfect holiday gathering.”  I’ve always been a little annoyed More...

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Remembering Suede

I recentlywrote how an old newspaper clipping generated a fond memory. Maybe the best perk of aging is having that capability. More...

Business

5th Avenue Deli on Rosewood Drive soon to double in size

For more than seven-and-a-half years, hungry customers have worn a groove in the weathered stairs to the back door of Rosewood Drive’s 5th Avenue Deli.  With a broad smile, owner Scott Mechling says the frequent pattern is testimony to the More...

City Snippets

Road plan shortfall is $43 billion  The S.C. More...

Real Estate

Colliers International’s Woody Moore, CCIM and Pendleton Grove completed the sale of 298 acres to the University of South Carolina Development Foundation.  More...

Sports

Lady Hornets sting B-C

The C. A. Johnson Lady Green Hornets knocked off the Brookland Cayce Lady Bearcats 41-31 Friday, December 5.  More...

Bearcats beat defending 1A champion C.A. Johnson

The Brookland-Cayce Bearcats were able to stop two C.A. Johnson runs to win 60-49 Friday, January 5.  More...

Lady Redhawks claw out win over RNE

“You can’tmiss 12 free throws andexpect towinthe game. You can’t miss eight layups and expect towin the game.”  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Radio musical theater version of A Christmas Carol comes to Town Theatre

A Christmas Carol Columbia, a unique musical interpretation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale, will be presented Sunday, December 21, at 3 p.m., at Town Theatre.  A Christmas Carol Columbia transports you from the Midlands of South More...

Sandlapper Singers in concert

The Sandlapper Singers holiday concert “What Shall I Bring” will include music that reflects the changes in America’s holiday customs with traditional carols and a commissioned work that features the voices of the Young Sandlapper S More...

EdVenture presents Frost, a winter gala to benefit Yes, Every Child

EdVenture Children’s Museum will present Frost, a winter gala, January 31 at 7 p.m. at SCETV studios. Guests are invited to be whisked away to awinterful evening of chilling cocktails, exquisite cuisine, dancing, and regal entertainment.  More...

Travel

Martin conquers America

Part 6: Fort Sumter

This is the continuing pictorial story of Martin Decker, a 17-year-old Frenchman, Linda and I hosted this past summer. More...

Pets

Santa, please bring me a puppy

Is there a puppy or dog on your wish list for Christmas? Until recently, trainers and other dog professionals, and rescue organizations, discouraged the gifting of puppies or dogs at Christmas. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County tPercival Road: A woman called police at 4:30 a.m. Friday after she said she and her boyfriend were attacked as they slept. More...

$5K for dinner & Ron? Not exactly

Dear Curmudgeons-  Who the heck is Ron Robey and why would any Richland County Council member vote to pay $5000 for small businesses dinner? More...

All About Golf

Home Golf Exercising: I bet most of us have a weighted training aid of some sort—either a weight we can attach to a club or one made especially for that purpose. When was the last time we used it? More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council gets the good and bad news

The Forest Acres City Council got good news and bad news last night regarding its budget and the ramifications of the adoption of a stormwater buffer ordinance.  More...

Citizens of Cayce address concerns to council

The Cayce City Council met Tuesday, December 2, 2014, and began with the presentation of the Community Service Awards, given to residents of Cayce who have provided exemplary volunteer service to a the City.  More...

Hopkins Lower Richland Citizens united against Lower Richland Sewer Project

The December 9 Richland County Council meeting opened with a couple of presentations. More...

Education

School Stars

Melody Shafer, a teacher at Meadow Glen Middle School ( Lexington), was one of eight South Carolina middle and high school teachers to spend a week last July in Washington, D. More...

Society

Silver appraiser speaks to Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

The December 2014 meeting of the Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at The Heritage, home of members, Betty Humphries and Jean Abrams. More...

Are you looking for a place to serve this Christmas?

Keepin’ It Real Ministries, a ministry for the homeless in Columbia, invites you to make a difference this holiday season. More...

Do you remember?

Traveling on Trains

There is a train whistle I can hear inmy apartment in Shandon everyday, and it brought back memories of some train trips I have taken.  My first train trip was when I was 11 years old, maybe. 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...

Wreaths Across America to be held at Fort Jackson National Cemetery

The Sixth Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony at The Fort Jackson National Cemetery will be held at noon Saturday, December 13. The public is invited.  This ceremony is to honor and remember the veterans who served us so well. More...

Be a part of annual Be a Santa to a Senior project

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Project HOPE ( Helping Our Precious Elderly) has once again teamed up with the Home Instead Senior Care ® , Chick- fil- A, and Pink Sorbet to provide gifts to seniors who otherwise might not receive a gift d More...

Home & Garden

Winterizing the Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Just as we winterize our homes and vehicles, gardens should be winterized as well. Much of winterizing involves cleaning up and covering up,  More...

Star Chefs

Lemon Ginger Snow For the Lemon-Ginger Gelatin More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE   More...