January 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

One Columbia and City of Columbia name city poet laureate

As one of only a few southern cities to create the position, One Columbia for Arts and History and the City of Columbia are proud to announce the selection of Dr. Ed Madden as Columbia’s first poet laureate. More...

News

Can you spell F-U-N?

Adult spelling bee fundraiser for Columbia Children’s Theatre

Kick off the new year and get ready for FU N at Columbia Spells— the Midland’s hottest new event featuring a competitive spelling bee for adults 21 and older. More...

Richland County’s Accommodations Tax, Hospitality Tax, and Discretionary Grant Programs accepting applications

The Richland County funding cycle is underway for Accommodations Tax, Hospitality Tax County Promotions, and Discretionary Grant programs. These grants are for projects and programs that occur between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. More...

The city urges citizens to participate in public forums for Five-Year Consolidated Plan

Columbia’s Vision needs your voice. The City of Columbia’s Community Development department urges citizens to participate in the upcoming public forums to give input for the Five Year Consolidated Plan. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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A Tale of Two Houses

I’m just saying...

Apparently, my husband Marty and I live in two different houses.  I thought we lived together until it was time to take down the holiday decorations this year.  More...

The Evil Internet

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

Continuing my quest to become as comfortable with our modern world as any five-yearold, I took the opportunity to use Craig’s List last month. I sold an unnecessary guitar on the site without any hitches. Piece of cake.  More...

Education

Opera is Awesome

How do you captivate and excite 21st century students about an art form conceived in the 16th century and performed in a foreign language? More...

Game of Tones—A high school battle of the bands fundraiser at Trustus Theatre

The Friends of Justin Foundation will present “Game of Tones”—a battle of the bands competition to be held Saturday, January 31 at Trustus Theatre in Columbia’s downtown Vista district. More...

Conder Elementary School students learn to grow food without soil

Conder Elementary Arts Integrated Magnet School students are exploring ways to reduce food deserts in their community. Food deserts are urban neighborhoods and communities without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. More...

Sports

Cavaliers shock Blue Devils

Richland Northeast sophomore guard James Fuller-Davis hit three 3- pointers and went 8-for-9 from the free throw line late in the fourth quarter to finish with a team-high 21 points and push the Cavaliers to a 61-55 win over the Dreher Blue Devils Fr More...

Lady Falcons handle Heathwood

The Ben Lippen varsity girls defeated Heathwood Hall Tuesday night 62-41 at Heathwood to run their SCISA Region I-3A record to 2-0 while the host Highlanders fell to 0-1 in region play.  More...

Dunlap leads Dreher by Richland Northeast

Dreher junior center Jhilieya Dunlap came off the bench in the second quarter and pitched in a game-high 26 points the rest of the way, carrying the Blue Devils to a 37-29 win over Richland Northeast in a Region IV-3A girls’ basketball tilt Fri More...

Home & Garden

2015 is The year of the...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Each new year the National Garden Bureau, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and motivating the public to increase their use of plants at homes, in gardens, and in the workplace, selects an annual, perennial, and edible to showcase in & More...

Star Chefs

Comfort Food “Worries go down better with soup.” ~Jewish Proverb

Chicken Noodle Soup   More...

Sowing Seeds to aid teens with behavioral challenges

It takes a giant leap of faith to quit a steady job and start a business. More...

Assessor retires after four decades of service

On June 30, 1978, Richland County Assessor John Cloyd started his first day on the job where 100,000 properties were wai t ing to be reassessed.  He rol led up his sleeves, sharpened a pencil and got to work— without the assistance of a co More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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The Columbia Curmudgeons

Paying for lazy  Dear Curmudgeons-  I am a “geezer,” a curmudgeon, and an old man (70).  I will pose this question: How far does a government’s (city, county, state, or federal) obligation to protect its citizens ext More...

ALL About Golf

Practice mankes permanent: Practicing more can and will make you worse instead of better if you are doing it wrong! We all need mentors to guide us toward success in whatever we do. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Crime down in South Kilbourne neighborhood

The South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Thursday, January 8.  With the holiday season over, PACE Officer Orlando Santos reviewed the crime statistics for the month of December and the past year.  More...

Richland County Conservation Commission offers grants for historical, environmental projects

In order to help preserve Richland County’s historical structures and protect and enhance its green spaces, Richlalnd County’s Conservation Commission is offering grants to fund local community projects.  More...

Richland County business owners reminded to renew business license

As the new year unfolds, Richland County business owners are reminded to renew their business licenses and are encouraged to do so online in order to save time and receive a discount.  More...

Business

Specialty book dealers share their diverse collection at The Battery Street Book Co.

Forest Acres has a long and cordial history with booksellers. More...

USC School of Business study says primary brings in millions to S.C.

SCGOP Chairman Matt Moore today released a groundbreaking study of South Carolina’s 2012 Republican presidential primary cycle completed in partnership with the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business. More...

City Snippets

Celebration posts record numbers   More...

Society

A New Year’s resolution for South Carolina

If states could make New Year’s resolutions like people can, I’d have a suggestion for South Carolina. Raise the minimum wage.  More...

Be BRAVE in 2015

Here we are at the beginning of another new year. It’s a time of great possibilities, endless resolutions, and expensive gym memberships. More...

Registration opens for 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women

The fifth Wom en’s Le ader ship Confer enc e and Celebration of Inspirin g Wom en ha s bee n se t for Thursday, February 12 and Fr iday, Febru ar y 13, 2 0 15, at th e Sh er a to n Myrtle Beach Convention CenterHo telin Myr tle Bea ch, S. C. 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...

Arts & Entertainment

CCT S.T.A.R.s to host annual Stargazers Gala: A Performance to Benefit Curing Kids Cancer

Columbia Children’s Theatre’s S.T.A.R. (Student Thespians Achieving Results) Program will present its annual Stargazers Gala Friday, January 16 at 7 p.m. to benefit Curing Kids Cancer. More...

Travel

Martin conquers America

Conclusion: Driving Mr. Deuce

This is the final 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...

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Public Notices

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 More...

Legals

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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...