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News

USC Chapter DAR honors Lower Richland Veterans Foundation

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has partnered with the U.S. Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established in Congress, to honor and than Vietnam Veterans for their valor, service, and sacrifice. More...

We are Olympia elects new officers

The We Are Olympia Neighborhood Association elected new officers at its monthly meeting Monday, March 17.  Bob Johnson, plant manager with Vulcan Materials, was elected to be the next president, taking over for long-time president Jim Jaco. More...

City seeks to fill vacancy

The City of Columbia is seeking persons to serve on Design/Development Review Commission. Design/Development Review Commission. City is seeking three applicants for appointment.  More...

Commentary

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Dog fighters are the lowest scum on earth

I’m just saying...

There are many things we see on the news that are horrible and make us angry or sad. This week, there was a news report about an abandoned dog that broke my heart.  More...

Cars Without Drivers

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

I was traveling down St. Andrews Road, which has four lanes. As the upcoming stoplight turned yellow, a Honda darted from the far left lane across the right lane and negotiated the exit onto Bush River Road. More...

Education

School Stars

The following students from Dreher High School Theatre and Film Department received accolades from the Palmetto Dramatics Association and the SC International Thespian Honor Society Competition:   More...

Sports

RNE’s Crumlich no-hits Dreher

Dreher’s Grayson Stiglebauer reached on an error to start the game against the homestanding Richland Northeast Cavaliers Tuesday, March 17. More...

Spring Valley grounds Lady Falcons

Spring Valley’s Lady Vikings downed the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons 16-9 in a girls’ lacrosse match on Friday, March 13 at Spring Valley.  More...

Cardinal Newman blasts Ben Lippen

Cardinal Newman’s Jack Sicker dribbled his way into the Ben Lippen box, made a couple of quick moves, and punched the ball into an empty net to open the flood gates in the seventh minute for the visiting Cardinals as they scored four goals in t More...

Arts & Entertainment

You can’t stop the beat as Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Hairspray Jr.

The 50s are out, and change and hairspray are in the air. Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) will present its YouTheatre production of Hairspray Jr. March 20–23 with shows Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. More...

Workshop Theatre presents Stick Fly

The production of Lydia R. Diamond’s Stick Fly addresses the playwright’s given subjects of race, gender relations, colorism, family, and wealth, but moreover it examines the idea of self. Sometimes someone can be their own enemy. More...

Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part Nine: Stal in World

Our first stop after paying our entrance fee of $2.50 each was the Russian Café. The waitresses were dressed in Red Guard uniforms and spoke passable English. Asta offered us Russian, Lithuanian, or international dishes. More...

Midlands mother dedicated to raising awareness about eating disorders

In February 2012, Karen McMullen’s teenage daughter, Ashley, told her a few boys from school were bullying her—calling her a “pig,” “ugly,” and telling her she was fat. More...

Columbia ends 2013/14 fiscal year with surplus

Bud Addison, the audit senior manager for Webster Rogers, presented the comprehensive financial report for the City of Columbia at the Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday, March 17.  According to Addison, the city received a Certificate of Ac More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ALL About Golf

Spring Golf Tune Up: Many of us have not played or practiced much for the past three or four months. Holidays, travel, sickness, recession, or bad weather may be blamed, but we can turn that into a positive.  More...

Columbia’s Founding

This time of year is much anticipated by many folks. For those whose winter seemed colder than usual, the first days of spring offer a respite. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Lower Richland sewer project continues to upset residents

The March 17 Richland County Counci l meeting opened with a proclamation honoring the “Angels for Richland County Cent ral South Carolina Alliance (CASA).” Mary and Henry Peterson have been contributing Christmas gifts to the chi ldren in More...

March is National Poison Prevention Month

March is National Poison Prevention Month. Each year, unintentional poisoning is the cause of death for approximately 100 children, ages 14 years and under. More...

Business

Lexington Medical Center welcomes first female heart surgeon in the Midlands

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dee Prastein, MD, to its network of care. She is the first female heart surgeon in the Midlands.  More...

City Snippets

USC programs ranked by USN&RP   More...

Folks About Town

Senior Corporal James Gore was presented with the Lifesaver Award from American Legion Post 182.   More...

Society

Macholand.us—here we come

Last month, Republican State Senator Thomas Corbin sent South Carolina females a cheery Valentine greeting by opining that it’s OK to make fun of women because “well, you know God created man first. More...

New law would keep guns away from violent abusers

South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states for a woman to live in. Between 2007 and 2011, women in South Carolina were twice as likely to be shot and killed by their intimate partners as the average American woman. More...

Fraternity Council works with Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands to end sexual violence

After learning of recent news stories related to sexual assault and Greek Life, leaders of Fraternity Council at The University of South Carolina decided to do something about this epidemic. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Gore Salon in Irmo will hold its Seventh Annual “Primping for PAALS” fundraiser Sunday, April 12, 1–5 p.m., to benefit the service dog training organization, PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services). More...

Home & Garden

The Bradford Pear is Everywhere

Stopping to smell the flowers

Looks aren’t everything is as true for trees as it is for most things in life. More...

Star Chefs

Pear Bread   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE 13-CP-40-1065 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of EverBank, against Eli A.  More...

Richland County Masters Sale

MASTER'S SALE 2014-CP-40-04224 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Caedmons Creek Homeowners Association, Inc. AGAINST Ronald B. Ashford and Valerie W.  More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE Optima Towers, IV, LLC is proposing to construct a 199-foot overall height monopole telecommunications structure at 2628 Decker Boulevard, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina. The tower would not be lighted.  More...