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The Palmetto Opera closes season with La Boheme

The Palmetto Opera closes its fifth season at the Koger Center on Saturday, February 28 with Puccini’s beloved La Boheme, one of the world’s most popular operas for over 100 years. More...

News

Columbia City Council members discuss future of water and wastewater treatment and distribution

At the February 10 meeting, Columbia City Council put off a decision until next week on a resolution instructing the city manager not to sell, lease, enter into a service concession arrangement, or refinance the city’s water and wastewater trea More...

Forest Acres City Council continues discussion of zoning of 3731 Forest Drive

Forest Acres residents continued to protest the rezoning of a property on Forest Drive at the city’s February 10 council meeting, but the council passed the measure on first reading after hearing of some compromises being made by the developer. More...

Citizens want more input at Richland County Council meetings

February 10’s Richland County Council meeting opened with a request from new Chair Torrey Rush to waive council rules and let citizens speak about the night’s vote on the Lower Richland Sewer Project.  More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

What a “relief” love is

I’m just saying...

In April of this year, my husband Marty and I will be married for 11 years. It’s so odd because it sure doesn’t seem that long. I still remember being in that trendy L.A. More...

Modern Men

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

We were having lunch at Social Grill. Our server asked if we wanted another round; Coors Light for the Landlord and another Summer Shandy for me. I almost fainted with masculine indignity. Real Men don’t drink Summer Shandy. More...

Education

Scout Sunday at Shandon United Methodist Church

Shandon United Methodist Church celebrated Scout Sunday February 8 during the 11 a.m. worship service. More...

School Stars

Honors theatre students at W.J. Keenan High School will have their own red-carpet movie premiere at the worldwide release of their feature film Senior Conundrum February 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium, 361 Pisgah Church Road.  More...

Sports

Cardinals win 6th title in 7 years

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals took home their second consecutive state title and sixth in seven years by defeating the Hammond Skyhawks 46-30 on Saturday, February 7 at Hammond.  More...

Lady Vikings soar to new Hithes

Spring Valley guard Christian Hithe struck for 31 points—12 of those coming in a decisive fourth quarter— as the Spring Valley Lady Vikings downed the Ridge View Blazers 58-52 in a Region IV-4A girls’ basketball clash on Friday nigh More...

Blue Devils beat A.C. Flora in last second thriller

Dreher junior forward Alston Hampton is getting some practice with this lastsecond heroics business.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Guitar Gala back by popular demand

Guitar Gala, a unique combination of fine dining and music, will be held Saturday, February 14, 6:30 p.m., at 320 Senate End, downtown Columbia.  Guitar Gala will feature jazz, blues, tango, and Latin- American guitar music performed live by som More...

Columbia Baroque presents “Portraits of Love” February 13

“Portraits of Love,” Columbia Baroque’s third concert of the season, will showcase Baroque composers’ expressions of love creating a wonderful evening for valentines.  More...

A collision of cultures fuels intense drama in Translations at USC’s Longstreet Theatre

Theatre South Carolina will present Brian Friel’s internationally-acclaimed drama Translations February 20-28, 2015 at Longstreet Theatre. More...

Pets

The under-appreciated sit

What behavior can keep your dog from dashing out the front door and jumping on people, and help you maintain order in your multi-dog household? It is the underappreciated Sit!  What other dog behavior has such versatility? More...

And they called it Puppy Love

As Valentine’s Day, the official day of love, draws near, there are two dogs living in a sleepy little cul-de-sac in North East Columbia that may not know about the holiday, but they definitely know about the love.   More...

Protect your pet during cold weather

Follow our tips to keep cats and dogs safe and comfortable  In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Extra precautions during winter months will make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm. More...

Entrepreneur and trailblazer honored

Columbia City Council members announced the multipurpose room at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center has been dedicated in honor of Mrs. More...

Angels in the Vista Auction February 20 supports Columbia’s historic St. Peter’s Catholic School

With a history proudly rooted in the educational mission of the Ursuline Order and a contemporary record of success in preparing its students for the 21st century, St. Peter’s Catholic School is enter ing its 163rd year.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County More...

ALL About Golf

Get more distance off the tee: The secret to longer distance off the tee is clubhead speed and not brute force! Tense muscles move slow, so tension is the enemy. More...

The 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia: An Historic Collaboration

Historic Spotlight

In 2002, shortly after my arrival at Historic Columbia, Belinda Gergel, who was on the Board of Trustees at the time, contacted me about offering a public program on the Burning of Columbia. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia City Council recognizes city employees for years of service

At the February 3, 2015, meeting of the West Columbia City Council, Mayor Joe Owens and Mayor Pro Tem Casey Hallman recognized the following West Columbia city employees for years of service:  Five Years:   More...

City of Cayce unveils the new Congaree Creek Earthworks Monument

The City of Cayce is excited to announce the unveiling of the new Congaree Creek Earthworks Monument on Friday, February 13, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.  More...

Melrose Park hopes to get cameras

After a recent vandalism to Melrose Park, Melrose Heights Neighborhood President Fred Easley has begun the process of getting cameras for the park. More...

Business

Downtown Printers celebrates 50 years

Downtown Printers’ owner not only runs a local business but races and teaches shagging

Longtime Columbia printer Dan Humphries remembers job opportunities were bleak for rural Florence County youth in the late 1950s.  “All my friends said they were going to get out of town as soon as we finished high school, and that’s More...

City Snippets

Columbians ranked 8th for romance   More...

Folks About Town

Air Force Airman 1st Class Paris Britt has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. Britt, a 2014 graduate of Lower Richland High School, is the son of Tammy Tyler and grandson of Shirley Mitchell.   More...

Society

Miss Manning and Mr. Campolong exchange vows January 10, 2015

Emma Louise Manning and John Brett Campolong were married in Trinity Cathedral January 10, 2015. The Rev. Canon Charles Davis performed the 5 p.m. service. More...

Letter from lady in Sandy Run during Sherman’s march on Columbia

The following letter was provided by Compatriot John Culler. This letter was written by a lady who was staying with Mrs. William Henry Baker in the Sandy Run community during the time General Sherman marched through South Carolina. More...

Good Shepherd Foundation awards first grants

In 2009, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church established a charitable foundation for the purpose of providing gifts through financial grants to organizations and individuals in need based on the interest earned from the endowment. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Columbia Animal Services will offer Fur-Ever Yours Adoption Specials for $14 February 13–16. More...

Home & Garden

Soil in the City

Stopping to smell the flowers

We leave our footprints on it daily, dig in it, ride over it, play on it, grow our food in it, purchase tracks to live upon, move it around to build malls and roads, and bury our loved ones in it. More...

Star Chefs

Palacsinta (Hungarian Crepes)   More...

Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part Four: Uzupio, a strange republic

As our host, Andrius, drove us to a meeting in downtown Vilnius, Lithuania, we came upon a strange little place tucked tightly into a corner of the Old Town. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF8 Master Participation Trust, by Caliber Home Loans, Inc., as its attorney in fact vs.  More...

Richland County Masters Sale

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE 2014-CP-40-4332 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: First Community Bank AGAINST Blooming and Grooming Landscaping Services, Inc., Lyvonne Able, The United States of America by and through its agency, the I More...

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, 56-6-5635 and/ or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended: and are in the custody of More...