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Cayce City Council presents awards at the first 2015 meeting

Members of the Cayce City Council met Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  The meeting began with a presentation of the Whole Sole Award to Sergeant Ballentine, PSO Kelly, and PSO Baker of the City of Cayce Police Department for helping save the life of C More...

The Lutheran Men’s Breakfast Group gives to Oliver Gospel Mission

At the December 16 meeting of the St. Luke Lutheran Men’s Breakfast Group, the men presented a check for $500 to the Oliver Gospel Mission. Kim Sharpton, donor relations with the mission attended to accept the donation.  More...

And Justice for All to commemorate dr. Martin Luther king Jr.

The University of South Carolina celebrations commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held the week of January 14, 2015, through January 18, 2015. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council holds first meeting of 2015 with Sam davis as mayor pro tempore

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, January 6.  More...

Richland County Council performs the annual “Picking of the Seats”

The January 6 Richland County Council meeting opened as the first one each year always opens—with the election of a new chair and vice chair, and the “Picking of the Seats,” a sometimes bland, sometimes exciting government version o More...

West Columbia City Council discusses repair of city property

The January 6, 2015, meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order at 6 p. m. by Chairman BJ Unthank. All members were present: Mayor Joe Owens, Mayor Pro Tem Casey Hallman, L. Dale Harley, Boyd J. Jones, Eric L. More...

Education

Airport high School JROTC drill team wins Palmetto State Best of the Best title

The Airport High School JROTC Drill Team won the Palmetto State Best of the Best Drill Team Championship Saturday, December 7, placing First Place Platoon Exhibition w/Arms, First Place Platoon Exhib More...

Star staff member of the month at Bethel-hanberry Elementary School

Bethel - Hanber r y Elementary School has named Kristen Cromer as the December Star Staff Member of the Month.  Cromer was nominated by her peers for the joy, character, learning, and community she contributes to the school environment and the a More...

Holiday giving at Bethelhanberry Elementary School

  The Bethel-Hanberry Elementary Student Council recently adopted two families for the holiday season. Pictured are BHE Student Council representatives along with the gifts for the two families. More...

Sports

Blue Devils go to the wire with Diamonds

The Dreher Blue Devils opened Region IV- 3A play Tuesday, January 6, against the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets, and it went right to the last seconds of the contest before the Devils squeezed out a 58-55 win.  Dreher took a 30-27 lead to halfti More...

Dreher’s 4th quarter good enough to down Lower Richland

The twice-a-year Region IV-3A battle royal that is the clash between the girls’ basketball teams from Dreher and Lower Richland played its opening act Tuesday night, January 6 at Dreher High School, and the Blue Devils had just enough gas left 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.  •ART   More...

Nickelodeon Theatre hosts talkbacks with Selma screenings

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s only non-profit art house film theater, will show Selma , the anticipated film based on true stories of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights marches of Selma, Alabama, January 9-29. More...

The Art house presented at If ART Gallery

Columbia’s if ART Gallery will present a showing of the short film The Art House Monday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Home & Garden

Seed-Starting Savvy

Stopping to smell the flowers

January triggers seed starting spasms in many gardeners. More...

Star Chefs

Slow Cooker Taco Soup   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Legals

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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 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...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Easements as a Preservation Tool

When you hear the word “easement,” what is the first thing that comes to mind?  More...

ASK ANN...

What is artisanal cheese? Is it produced in S.C.?

There is debate about the definition of artisanal cheese. The American Cheese society defines it as cheese produced primarily by hand in small batches using as little mechanization as possible. More...

Commentary

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The Case for Abstinence

I’m just saying...

Over the holidays, I saw a kid who has a future in show business.  This kid could quite possibly become the poster boy for birth control!  More...

Me and Rob Lowe

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

Rob Lowe is doing commercials for Direct TV. The ads use various examples of good and bad Lowe to distinguish between Direct TV and cable. More...

Business

Columbia office market activity accelerates into 2015

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City Snippets

G&P Trucking wins safety award   More...

Folks About Town

Margaret Barber, retiring director for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, received the Order of the Palmetto from Gov. Nikki Haley. More...

Society

Zion Baptist Church celebrates 150 years

Zion Baptist Church, located at 801 Gadsden Street, kicked off its 150 Anniversary Celebration Year with a Special Day of Remembrance on Sunday, January 4, 2015. More...

Do you remember?

New Year Resolutions

So all those Christmas gifts have been discussed and criticized or exchanged or put away and now New Year resolutions are the topic of conversations. Some people take them seriously...for about 24-36 hours. More...

Lillie henderson Craig

Lillie Henderson Craig, 100, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, in her daughter’s home in Greer, South Carolina, with loved ones by her side. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre presents Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound

Workshop Theatre will present Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound, the final of Simon’s “BB trilogy” that began two seasons ago with Brighton Beach Memoirs, and continued with last season’s Biloxi Blues. More...

Go for “baroque” this Saturday night with the S.C. Philharmonic

Saturday night, January 10, the S.C. Phil welcomes the new year with a “greatest hits” collection of old favorites starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts.  More...

Symphony Orchestra launches 2015 with tribute to Sidney Palmer

The USC Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of 2015 presents an evening devoted to the music of American pianist, conductor and composer Sidney Palmer. Neil Casey conducts the concert January 22 at 7:30 at the Koger Center for the Arts.  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...

Pets

National Train Your Dog month

January is National Train Your Dog Month! The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) launched National Train Your Dog Month to promote awareness of the importance of socialization and training dogs to be happy and healthy family companions. More...

Pawmetto Lifeline works to give animals a forever home

On New Year’s Day, Pawmetto Lifeline received some distressing news regarding an animal that was previously in their care. A dog named Roman, adopted from Pawmetto Lifeline, was abandoned by someone but found by a Good Samaritan.  More...

Pet of the week

Lola is a one-year-old Labrador Retriever. She is very friendly and needs a lot of exercise. Lola is spayed, microchipped, and ready to take home. Stop by Columbia Animal Shelter to see if she’s the pet for you.  More...