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My trainer needs training

I’m just saying...

I should have never signed up for private training sessions, but there was a “sale,” and I was caught up in the moment.  So…I bought them and promptly forgot about them. More...

Where are the realistic role models?

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

Last month, I saw the new Hercules movie, the one starring The Rock. As muscleman actors go, I kinda like Dwayne Johnson, as his momma called him. But I don’t see many of his movies. I’m not a fan of the typical genre he populates. More...

Business

Columbia Open Studios features the work of local artists April 11, 12

If you are an art lover, you should be sure to attend “Columbia Open Studios” April 11 and 12. More...

City Snippets

Nickelodeon reopening on Main More...

Folks About Town

The Preservation Awards Committee of the Historic Columbia Foundation awarded Mashburn Construction and Quackenbush Architects & Planners for the renovations at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. More...

Sports

Falcons fall in Forest Acres Classic championship

Donald Gillespie hit a one- run bomb over the centerfield fence to give the A.C. More...

Flora gets 4 in the 6th to beat Dutch Fork

The host A.C. Flora Falcons rallied with a fourrun sixth inning to turn back the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes 6-5 in third-round action of the Forest Acres Classic at Falcon Field on the Flora campus in Columbia on Wednesday, April 1.  More...

Barons blast Blue Devils

A rough Forest Acres Classic campaign got a little rougher for the Dreher Blue Devils on Wednesday, April 1 as the Blue Devils fell 12-2 to SCISA perennial power Wilson Hall. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Theatre SC stages classic swashbuckler The Three Musketeers with a modern twist

Daring action, dashing romance, and raucous humor are in store as Theatre SC presents Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of the classic swashbuckler, The Three Musketeers, April 17- 25 at Drayton Hall Theatre.  More...

Skippyjon’s going to the circus

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) will present the whimsical musical adaptation of Judith Schachner’s popular children’s book Skippyjon Jones and the Cirque de Olé April 10–19. More...

Student’s hilarious homage to Shakespeare premieres at USC Lab Theatre

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Player King: A Play In ( And Out Of ) Verse, a comedy written and directed by student Ryan Stevens, April 23-26 at the Lab Theatre.  Show times for Player   More...

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

Legals

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Paralegal retires from RTT after nearly five decades

S.C. Senate, U.S. Senator, National Federation of the Blind, and Rogers Townsend & Thomas honor Jackie Hearn

Jacqueline Diane Laurey “Jackie” Hearn, the longest-serving paralegal at Rogers Townsend & Thomas, retired April 3, 2015, after nearly a halfcentury of service to the law firm.  More...

Former Columbia College president leaves rich legacy

A child once called out, “Here comes Reverend Right Spirit.” Reverend Dr. Robert Wright Spears, age 102, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home in Canton, North Carolina. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres Forest Drive: Police thwarted a crime spree at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday by arresting a man who had been seen stealing thousands of dollars of designer sportswear from a department store. More...

Letter to the Editor

Let me start by saying that Julia Rogers Hook is awesome. She often writes about things I feel strongly about. The issue of April 3, 2015, is a perfect example. I actually feel she was reading my mind!!  More...

ASK ANN...

When did people start wiretapping?

We tend to think of wiretapping as a very modern phenomenon, maybe something that started 20 or 30 years ago, but that is just not so. For about as long as people have used wires to communicate, other people have found ways to wiretap.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Lower Richland sewer project still topic of Richland County Council

Richland County Council meeting opened with a proclamation April 7 recognizing the joint effort by Richland County and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. More...

Forest Acres discusses parking and parks

The Forest Acres City Council on April 7 struggled with how to handle parking woes at several of Forest Acres’ increasingly popular recreation areas, but in the end, deferred voting on an ordinance that could mean fines for those who locate the More...

Conflict between West Columbia mayor and city council continues

The April 7, 2015, meeting of the West Columbia City Council was scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with a public hearing to gather input on allowing urban chicken farming in the City of West Columbia.  More...

Education

School Stars

Dr. Russ Conrath, Information Technology Specialist at A.C. Flora High School, presented a session recently at the South Carolina Association of School Librarians conference on research tools and other education resources. More...

Society

McKissick Museum hosts Nat Fuller’s Feast

In connection with the exhibition Crafting Civil (War) Conversations, the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will host Nat Fuller’s Feast Sunday, April 19, 2015, 5-8 p.m. More...

Do you remember?

Not the “Good Ship Lollipop”

Have you ever worried ahead of time about an event and the negative effect it would have on you? 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. www.paals.org or 788-7063. More...

Columbia Baroque presents “Spring Fling” April 24

Columbia Baroque will present “Spring Fling,” Friday evening, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of Spears Center for the Arts at Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive. More...

Home & Garden

Cultivated and Wild Spring Salads

Stopping to smell the flowers

Greens are favorite fresh fast foods grown from fall through spring in the Midlands. More...

Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Conclusion: Last night on the town

Our trip to Lithuania had been hard work— speaking at the conference, speaking to university classes, meeting with university officials, and touring the country. Our last night in town was time to party. More...

Pets

Safe Introductions: How NOT To Fight Like Cats and dogs

You couldn’t resist. That cute little kitten you found at work or whose face appeared in the shelter and called your name, and now you are bringing him home More...