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Christmas joy fills Friendship Baptist Church

Prosperity Project held its annual Christmas party Tuesday, December 16 at Friendship Baptist Church where 65 students and their siblings received Christmas gifts. More...

Columbia Chamber wants to make the Midlands business friendly

The Columbia Chamber announced a legislative agenda for 2015 that focuses on transportation and infrastructure and tax policy.  More...

New digital Girl Scout Cookie Program begins January 9

Girl Scouts of South Carolina–Mountains to Midlands has announced that for the first time in its history, girls from local troops throughout its 22 counties will be part of Girl Scouts’ new national Digital Cookie platform, a revolutionar More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Dogs and cats first; husbands...you’re on your own

I’m just saying...

I think all married couples have silly arguments they can’t even remember how they started.  My husband Marty and I don’t really argue anymore…after almost 11 years, it seems more or less like a waste of time, and frankly...i More...

Movies with Elvis

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

The whole thing started rather innocently. I was going to watch “The Daily Show” like I do most weeknights. More...

Society

Scholarship recipient attends Capital Rotary meeting

University of South Carolina junior, Travis Bookert, (second from left) and his girlfriend, Alex Bradley, are welcomed to a weekly Capital Rotary Club meeting by president Mark Bokesch (far right) an More...

Capital Rotary names Paul Harris Fellow

Gibbons, a native of Clarendon County’s Turbeville community, is president and chief medical officer of UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc., and Doctors Care, PA, in Columbia. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club holds December meeting

Christmas joy and fellowship were the order of the day at the December meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club held at the Spring Valley Club Thursday, December 18.  More...

Home & Garden

Ringing in the New Year at Sesqui

Stopping to smell the flowers

Sesquicentennial State Park, Columbia’s 1400-acre metropolitan family forest, supports your New Year’s resolutions for fitness, fresh air, and Vitamin N(ature) with a First Day Hike, January 1, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. More...

Star Chefs

White Chili with Ground Turkey   More...

Celebrate the New Year Saturday night

The UU Coffeehouse will host a performance with old friends Jack Williams, Susan Douglass Taylor, Cary Taylo, and Danny Harlow Saturday, January 3 at 7 p.m.  Tickets for the show are $20, and can be bought in advance at squareup.com/market/uu-co More...

Ridge View High School Air Rifle JROTC Cadets come out on top at world competition

The Ridge View High School Blazer Rifle Team recently competed in the JROTC Postal Competition. Out of 55 JROTC teams, the Blazer Rangers Rifle team received first place in the Overall Sporter Class 4th Brigade. More...

Schedule for Famously Hot New Year’s Eve Celebration

• 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. - Main Street Ice at Boyd Plaza (Main at Hampton streets) • 3:00 p.m. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Burning of Columbia

Historic Event Spotlight

Within a few short weeks an important sesquicentennial anniversary will be upon our city. More...

ASK ANN...

What are the leading causes of death in Richland County?

In 2012, cancer claimed 644 victims in Richland County, making it the leading cause of death. Heart disease was second with 589 deaths. A surprising third is accidents, with 149 deaths. More...

Business

Heart ’n Soul donates $26,000 to area charities

Heart ’ n Soul, a Columbia-area band performing R& B and Doo Wop music of the ’ 50s and ’60s, held its annual banquet Monday, December 8 and donated $ 26,000 to three local charities: Oliver Gospel Mission, St. More...

Volunteers service valued at $2.2 billion

As the holiday season highlights acts of kindness and opportunities to give back, a new federal study shows that one in four South Carolina residents volunteered through an organization, and two- thirds helped their neighbors last year.  More...

City Snippets

TWC increasing some prices   More...

Education

westward Ho! at Bethel-Hanberry

Fifth graders at Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School have been learning about the Westward Expansion in their social studies classes. More...

School Stars

Sherri Ray was named the November Star Staff Member of the Month at Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School. Ray was nominated by her peers for the joy, character, learning, and community that she contributes to the school environment. More...

Blythewood High School news

The BHS Drama Department's production of A Misdummer Night's Dream placed second in the high school one-act play competition at the South Carolina Theatre Association's annual conference at the Unive More...

Events

Town Theatre kicks off new year with Always… Patsy Cline

Town Theatre’s rendi- tion of Always… Patsy Cline opens January 8 and runs through Sunday, January 18. More...

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.  •ART   More...

Travel

Martin conquers America

Part 9: Boone Hall Plantation

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...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION TO MEMbERS AND CREDITORS OF ARTERIAL HEALTH, LLC Please be advised that Arterial Health, LLC (the “Company”), a South Carolina limited liability company, has been dissolved. 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...