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Not exactly a rocking New Year’s Eve

I’m just saying...

Another Holiday Season is almost over. More...

Small Gestures

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

Personal gestures were once small and almost imperceptible. No one drew attention to themselves. A wry smile, slight nod, barely noticeable acknowledgement. I’m not sure exactly when this changed or whether it is good or bad.  More...

Education

Boy scouts clean up grounds for Killingsworth Christmas open house

Boy scouts from Asbury Troop 397 put in service hours toward their Duty to God Award recently. They raked bags of leaves and put out pine straw in preparation for the Kil l ingswor th Christmas Open House.   More...

Retired educator inducted into Heroes & Heroines Society

Jane Allen of West Columbia retired from Lexington School District Two in May of 2014 and was inducted this fall into the District’s Heroes and Heroines Society. More...

Local Rotary clubs present third graders with special gift

On December 16 every third grader in Lexington School District Two received a very special gift. More...

Sports

Diamonds scratch Raiders in Chick-fil-A Classic first round

Lower Richland’s Diamond Hornets came back from an 11-point halftime deficit to double up the Keenan Raiders in the second half and claim a 55-49 win in the first round of the Chick-fil-A Classic on Friday night, December 19 at Richland Northea More...

“Mack Attack” leads Dreher over Hammond in double overtime

The pre-game buildup said this would be “The Seventh and Tevin Show,” a matchup between Hammond star guard Seventh Woods and Dreher all-stater Tevin Mack. More...

British invasion beats Ben Lippen

The Ben Lippen boys’ basketball team fell 60-23 Saturday, December 20, in the Carolina Challenge Division of the Chick-fil-A tournament to London, England based Barking Abbey Academy.  More...

Home & Garden

The Nature of winter

Stopping to smell the flowers

When the vertical rays of the sun are directly over the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere, and the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun, we experience the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. More...

Star Chefs

Breakfast

Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole More...

Suggestions for conquering New Year’s resolutions

Even the most accomplished among us may see the need for change with the New Year, and those of us feeling inadequate may feel the impetus even more. More...

On Second Thought

Baptism by Fire: The Invasion of North Africa

“My friends, we come among you to repulse the cruel invaders —have faith in our words— help us where you are able . . . Viva la France eternelle!” -President Franklin D. Roosevelt   More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

The Carillon Parade

Historic Event Spotlight

Eager to get a jump on holiday sales, many retailers today flood stores with Christmas decorations to the point patrons often wade through inflatable Santas competing with menacing jack o’ lanterns. More...

Business

The Steak Mart owner leaves one ministry and is called to another

In one of life’s twists, Robbie Jeffcoat’s long ago plans to become a medical missionary in Africa didn’t pan out.  More...

City Snippets

SCANA selling two subsidiaries  SCANA Corp. said it is selling two of its subsidiaries, SCANA Communications Inc. and Carolina Gas Transmission Corp., in a $650 million deal. More...

Folks About Town

The Honorable William Byars Jr. has received the 2014 DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award by the South Carolina Bar Foundation.   More...

Society

The South Carolina Debutante Ball takes place December 18

Five daughters, one granddaughter, and one niece were presented at The South Carolina Debutante Ball on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Forest Lake Club. More...

Historic Horrell Hill, A Journey Through Our Heritage

Death and Destruction

Those of us who live at Horrell Hill in Lower Richland County see it each day. We are accustomed to its rich land, its wide, open fields, its mysterious swamps, and its deep woods. The Wateree and Congaree rivers are old friends to us. More...

The Assembly holds its 125th annual ball December 22, 2014

The Assembly, established in 1889, held its 125th annual ball on the evening of Monday, December 22, 2014, in the ballroom of Forest Lake Club. Guests were received by Mrs. Benjamin Walter Taylor Jr., president, and Mr. Taylor; Mrs. 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...

Guitar in the Midlands comes to Al-Amir

Guitar Muse Society will present a new concert series, Guitar in the Midlands, created to promote classical guitar in the Midlands, with five of South Carolina’s top classical guitarists joinin More...

Travel

Martin conquers America

Part 8: The Beach

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...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE C/A# 11-CP-40-3443 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of PNC Bank, National Association, against Christopher B.  More...

Legals

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE/AUCTION Peak Exit Storage, LLC pursuant through section 39-20-10 of the S.C.  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...