May 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sailor returns to Vietnam

SGM (R) Phillip Jones, S.C. Army national guard, kneels on China Beach, Da Nang, Vietnam, to place the U.S. and the S.C. state flag in the sand to honor all Vietnam Veterans who served during the Vietnam War. More...

News

The discussion of the Lower Richland sewer project continues with pros and cons

On May 5, Richland County Council opened its meeting with a proclamation recognizing May 17- 23 as Public Works Week in Richland County. More...

Columbia City Council approves another change to Capital City Stadium agreement

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 5.  More...

West Columbia hires new director of planning and zoning

The West Columbia City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, was called to order at 6 p.m. All members were present: Mayor Joe Owens, Mayor Pro-Tem Casey Jordan Hallman, Eric L. Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Temus C. More...

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Remembering Mama

I’m just saying...

My mother was the epitome of all things “suthan” and stylish. She worked at Belk’s Department Store, and she was quite the fashion diva, even back then.  More...

Working without a boss

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

Zappos has decided to reorganize the company structure and gain gobs of national attention by declaring their workplace boss free. More...

Education

Columbia Children’s Theatre’s advanced homeschool class presents Cymbeline

Shakespeare! More...

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents John Tudor’s Magic Workshop for Kids

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) will present John Tudor’s Magic Workshop for Kids, Saturday May 9, 1–4 p.m.  More...

Finalists announced for top Richland One employee awards

Richland One has announced the finalists for the district’s 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year awards. More...

Sports

Falcons fly to District IV final

A.C. Flora 9, Wren 6 May 1, 2015   A. C. More...

Chargers shock Ben Lippen

Former MLB pitcher Bryce Florie’s Northwood Academy Chargers ended Ben Lippen’s playoff run Friday night in a doubleheader, upsetting SCISA 3A Region I’s top seed in the quarterfinal round and defeating the Falcons 11-7 in Game 1 an More...

Vikings ride Wave to District III final

The Spring Valley Vikings opened the Class 4A softball playoffs with a dramatic 6-5 victory over the visiting Easley Green Wave on Thursday, April 30.  Brittany Evans led Spring Valley going 3-for-4 from the plate with a home run in the first i More...

Home & Garden

Blanket your beds with the sunburst of Gaillardia

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gaillardia arista and G. pulchella, a native perennial and annual, have the common name of blanket flower because daisy-like yellow, orange, and red-fringed ray florets resemble the brightly colored sunburst patterns of Native American blankets. More...

Star Chefs

Fresh Corn Salad   More...

Pets

How to properly say hello to a dog

May is National Pet Month

In some cultures, it’s perfectly fine to meet new people by hugging them or kissing them on the cheek. In others, this would seem very forward. You might get slapped! Just as with greeting people, there are proper ways to greet a dog. More...

Pet of the Week: Stan! (ID# A213942)

Stan is a fourmonth old Boxador. He is intelligent and very good with kids. Stan is also neutered and microchipped.  Visit Stan and other pets available for adoption at the Columbia Animal Shelter, 127 Humane Lane. More...

Music synchronizes heartbeats

Choristers’ bittersweet departure from the Boys and Girls Choirs at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral makes room for others to lend their voices to the timeless synchronized heartbeat of music

In 2013, scientists discovered that when choristers sing together something remarkable happens to them. As singers coordinate their breathing patterns, their heartbeats become synchronized. More...

Taking the madness out of moving

Moving is one of life’s most stressful events, especially when it involves a lifetime of accumulations.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK ANN...

How does the City of Columbia compare when it comes to solving crimes?

Crime statistics for jurisdictions are measured by the number of cases cleared, that is cases that end when a suspect is arrested or where a culprit is identified but for some reason cannot be arrested. More...

ALL About Golf

How to take a golf lesson: Everyone wants to be a golf instructor and free lessons abound! Unfortunately, you will probably not get sound fundamental basic advice. More...

Business

Julian J. Nexsen

who helped guide Nexsen Pruet from a four-attorney office to one of the region’s leading business law firms dies after long illness

Julian J. Nexsen, who helped guide Nexsen Pruet from a four-attorney office to one of the region’s leading business law firms, died May 6, 2015, in Columbia, S.C., after a long illness. He was 91.  More...

City Snippets

Moore Clinic joining Palmetto Health   More...

Folks About Town

Dayle DeLong has been appointed as senior assistant state treasurer by South Carolina treasurer Curtis Loftis Jr. More...

Society

The Woman’s Club hears “A Short Sweet History of Tea”

Linda Sosbee, financial manager of The Columbia Star and a student of tea, gave a fascinating talk on “The History of Tea” at The Woman’s Club meeting April 28, 2015.  She talked about the sweet tea of the South being our tabl More...

SCSDAR holds annual state conference

South Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution (SCSDAR) held its 119th Annual State Conference at Doubletree Hotel, March 26–28, 2015. More...

DAR awards Turning Pages Community Service Award

The USC DAR Chapter will present its community service award to Turning Pages, also known as Greater Columbia Literacy Council at its May 13 meeting at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian home off I-20 and Sunset Ave. The program will begin at 2:30. More...

Events

Events

•ART  Jerry Olsen will present the Life and Art of Raphael at a meeting of the Log Cabin Art Guild Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m., Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. 738-9348.   More...

May flowers blossom at Columbia Museum of Art

Two ArtBreak Talks will explore the beauty of flowers and Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal at Columbia Museum of Art.  Curran-Inspired Floral Arrangements with Grant Lorick will be held May 8.  The Victorian Language of Flowers wi More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Children’s Theatre is turning 10

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) is going to party like it’s 2005. More...

Lexington native to perform at On Stage Performance Center

The evening will be excitingly eclectic, filled with musical theatre, classic love songs, pop/folk, and inspirational music. More...

S.C. Phil announces 2015/2016 season concerts

Starting in October, the South Carolina Philharmonic’s 2015/2016 season will include its signature Masterworks Series, a pops series, and a host of educational concerts to entertain diverse audiences throughout the Midlands.  The six-conce More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 1: From Greeleyville to Forest Hills

My father, Miller Montgomery, a good, kind, loving man, died in 1996 at age 83. He was born and raised in Greeleyville, S.C., a place that, to him, was close to paradise. He followed his older brother, John A. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE The Supreme Court of South Carolina IN THE MATTER OF EDWIN DONALD GIVENS, PETITIONER Petitioner was definitely suspended from the practice of law for nine (9) months, retroactive to May 15, 2014. In the Matter of Edwin Donald Givens, 411 S.C. 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...