March 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Newly formed Lower Richland Heritage and Genealogy Society is mission-driven

Enthusiastic and mission-driven are befitting words to describe members of the newly formed Lower Richland Heritage & Genealogy Society (LRHGS). More...

Renowned artist Jonathan Green to speak at SERCO’s launch of Lower Richland Heritage Corridor tours

South East Rural Community Outreach (SERCO) is dedicated to historic preservation, conservation, and enhancement of communities within the Lower Richland Heritage Corridor.  More...

Ambrosia Culinary and Cultural Odyssey to Greece

Ambrosia Culinary and Cultural Odyssey to Greece is a culinary tour created by Carol Papaletsos. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council considers water and sewer rate increases

Columbia City Council members met Tuesday, March 10 and presented many different aspects of Columbia’s water and sewer system to the public.  More...

Lack of experienced fire fighters, a big problem for the Columbia Fire Department

Steve Perry, with the Columbia Fire Department, addressed some the departments concerns at the Shandon Neighborhood Council meeting Monday, March 9.  According to Perry one of the biggest problems is attrition. More...

Business

Graphics Source opens on Platt Springs Road

Graphics Source was conceived by Andy Markl and the late Clem Goldson

After years in the marketing and promotion game, Lexington County businessman Andy Markl is applying those same talents to a new business named Graphics Source, his own startup located at 2122 Platt Springs Road.  It has been a challenge, says t More...

City Snippets

New Vista hotel planned   More...

Folks About Town

Rick Reames III has been appointed director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue by the South Carolina Senate. More...

Society

Girl Scouts meet with the S.C. Assembly Women’s Caucus

Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands and Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina hosted a breakfast meet ing of the South Carolina General Assembly Women’s Caucus on March 4. More...

Music clubs host Benefit Fashion Show and Luncheon

The Afternoon Music Club and The Eau Claire Music Club hosted a Benefit Fashion Show and Luncheon March 5 at Forest Lake Country Club. More...

Lower Richland Ruritan Club hosts speakers

Kathy Newman of Horrell Hill spoke to the Lower Richland Ruritan Club at its March Monthly meeting. Her topic was the history of Horrell Hill. More...

Events

Events

•ART  Log Cabin Art Guild will meet Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m., Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Tim Floyd will present at talk on creating art plan.   More...

Sandlapper Singers to perform spring concert

Sandlapper Singers will hold its 19th season spring concert “Music That Changed Me” Thursday March 26 at Incarnation Lutheran, 3005 Devine Street; and Friday March 27 at St. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Violin prodigy returns to the university of South Carolina for Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2

At the age of 16, Zeyu Victor Li was already wowing Columbia patrons of the university’s premier symphony orchestra.  More...

McKissick Museum exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will present Opening Doors: 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on display until May 16 in the Museum’s third floor lobby. More...

S.C. Phil sets sights on new ground with world premiere

An American-influenced masterpiece will anchor a concert at the Koger Center showcasing the world premiere of a young American composer’s new work, Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part Eight : Grutas Park, a Soviet Satire

“Nearby is the world’s largest collection of Soviet statuary,” Andrius told us. “Would you like to go see it?” Without hesitation, Jim Fisher and I said, “Yes!” 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 P 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...

It’s all Greek to Papaletos

It is an understatement to say Columbia native Carol Rogers Papaletsos has a knack for cooking delicious Greek cuisine. In fact, the admirer of Greek culture lived in the Mediterranean country for 20 years and speaks the language fluently. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK ANN...

What are the 36 questions to make you fall in love?

Do you remember what it felt like to fall in love? That slow process of getting to know someone that leads to that magical glow, a feeling of being happier than those around you.  More...

The Columbia Canal

Preservation Spotlight

Gearing up for spring? How about taking a trip along the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, where you can walk past the remains of the historic Columbia Canal?  More...

Commentary

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Living on the iPlanet

I’m just saying...

Sometimes I feel like I’ve been abducted by aliens and dropped on an entirely different planet. More...

Second Hand Dog Clothes

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

The other day, while in PetSmart, I realized we have progressed as a civilized society to the ultimate level. There are more dog food choices than there were human food choices when I was a boy. More...

Education

Palmetto Center for the Arts theatre company presents Shrek the Musical

The Palmetto Center for the Arts Theatre Company at Richland Northeast High School will present Shrek the Musical Thursday through Saturday, March 19-21 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. More...

Logan Elementary School celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and 500 book giveaway

Columbia’s Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club sponsored its ninth annual Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party for Logan Elementary School March 3. More...

School Stars

Blythewood High School’s Jazmine Reeves finished in fourth place in the Restaurant Management series state DECA competition. Jazmine is a sophomore and is a second year DECA student. More...

Sports

Lady Vikings are state champs!

Two weeks ago, Spring Valley coach Anne Long said, “If every athlete in America had her (Megan Davis) heart, we would never lose.”  She told anyone who wanted to hear that Spring Valley could win the state girls’ basketball cha More...

Raiders are state champs!

The Keenan Raiders won their first state championship since 2011, defeating the Ridgeland- Hardeeville Jaguars 69-46 at the Colonial Life Arena Saturday, March 7.  More...

Falcons’ flight comes to an end

The defending Class 3A state champion A.C. Flora Falcons couldn’t muster enough offense down the stretch to reach the top of the mountain again. More...

Home & Garden

Made for the Southern Summer Shade

Stopping to smell the flowers

As trees and shrubs mature in a garden, sunlight may decrease creating shade at ground level. Overtime it’s not unusual for sunfilled sites to become shady ones requiring a new palette of annual and perennial flowering plants.  More...

Star Chefs

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips   More...

Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show coming March 13-15

Clyde Nettles, Inc. presents the 49th Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show at the S.C. State Fairgrounds Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15. More...

Pets

Be careful what you name your pets

Boston Terrier Emma of the Hughes household in Columbia has had her share of ailments and her name has landed on a hapless list of the most accident prone dogs in America. More...

Business experience and sick cat result in insurance company

You can’t predict your pet’s heal th, but you can protect it. More...

Is your dog a jumping bean?

It was cute when your dog was a little puppy. But now that he’s bigger, when he jumps up on you, it’s not so adorable. One of the most common complaints dog trainers get from clients is that their dogs jump up on them. Can you fix this? More...