June 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Columbia City Council approves first reading of the 2015-2016 budget

The Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 2.  By a vote of four to three, council approved the first reading of the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. More...

Richland County Council changes voting procedure, hears arguments against sewer project

The June 2 Richland County Council meeting offered a slight change in voting procedure from previous meetings. During the most recent meeting, a proposal to implement roll call voting was denied.  More...

Trash is unsightly and costly and affects the environment

When it comes to litter, one person’s trash is everybody’s problem.  More...

Commentary

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Manicures in the Sky

I’m just saying...

One of the big stories this week was how dozens of airports across the nation failed to detect banned items in undercover agents’ bags. More...

Goober ruins honeysuckle

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

I stopped the car and let my best buddy out. He re-marked familiar smelling places; big rock, tree trunk, rear tire of an adjacent car, and waited patiently for the snap of leash on collar. More...

Education

Price retires from Richland One after four decades of service

Shirley DeVeaux Price has been a staple in the office of the superintendent for 25 years and an employee at Richland School District One since 1967. More...

A.J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School student receives letter of recognition from U.S. Senator Tim Scott

  Delores Gilliard, principal at A. J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School (l) salutes Breyonne Hankerson for receiving a letter of recognition from U.S. More...

School Stars

Eighty-nine Cardinal Newman students were honored with Presidential Volunteer Service Awards at a recent assembly for going above and beyond the call of duty to help their community, including: Gold — Corbin Cleaves, 12th grade; Callie Hall, 12 More...

Sports

Charpia hopes for breakout year for B-C

OVERVIEW: For the second year in a row, Brookland-Cayce got off to a hot start, going 4-1 in non-region play. More...

Former Bearcat lands tryout in top pro soccer league

Herbert Cojulun was born in Honduras and moved to the United States at age 10 where he went on to break scoring records in high school at Brookland- Cayce, scoring over 100 goals. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 5: Rip the Hero

After the Montgomery family ( Papa [my grandfather], Ganny [my grandmother], John A. [my Uncle Bub], and Daddy [my father Miller]) moved to Society Street in Greeleyville, Papa bought a Shetland pony for his two sons. More...

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Public Notices

RFP for Food Service Caterer To meet the health, wellness and nutritional needs of children enrolled in Early Head Start classrooms, Richland County First Steps is soliciting bids for a food service caterer. 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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Unchain your dog

Pawmetto Lifeline, with the support of Midlands Fence of Lexington, is providing free fencing and doghouses to unchain dogs and improve the welfare of pets whose owners are unable to financially provide secure fencing and shelter.  More...

Service is prerequisite to graduation

For the 28th consecutive year, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School’s senior class traveled to Johns Island to work in concert with a nonprofit called Rural Mission, Inc., repairing homes for residents in need. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Artifacts and Anniversaries

Many years ago, a thoughtful person gave a copy of Columbia, South Carolina Magazine to me for Historic Columbia’s research files. More...

Saving for college brings peace of mind

Almost two years ago, my husband and I experienced the life changing event that was the birth of our first child. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods hears about upcoming projects

A new slate of officers were announced at the monthly Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting Thursday, May 28.  More...

Olympia Residents Council works to have better relationship with USC students

At its monthly meeting Wednesday, May 27, the Olympia Residents Council continued to discuss ways to develop a better relationship with the University of South Carolina students who live in the community. More...

City of Cayce warns against scam

The Investigative Unit at the Cayce Department of Public Safety has received several complaints of a potential internet scam. Out of great concern and extra precaution for all of our citizens, the following report is given. More...

Business

Small businesses have opportunities to work on Richland County projects

Local small business owners are encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting that will detail the processes for eligibility to work on a variety of Richland County projects.  More...

Richland Penny to host public meeting June 8 to discuss sidewalk projects

Contributed by Richland County   More...

ERA Wilder and TLC merge

ERA Wilder Realty is pleased to announce the merger of ERA Wilder Realty and TLC Realty. The combined firm will conduct business as ERA Wilder Realty.  More...

Society

Janice Claire Lenti

Janice Claire Lenti, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, 76, of Columbia, was mercifully reunited with our Lord after a long battle with cancer, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. More...

S.C. State Society Sons of the American Revolution elect new officers

The South Carolina State Society SAR was organized on April 18, 1889, at the S.C. State House and today, has grown to 19 chapters with over 800 members state wide. More...

Do you remember?

Difficult memories

All memories can’t be delightful and positive. As time passes we sometimes wonder how we managed to get through some situations.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Southeastern Piano Festival gala features legendary Steinway pianos

Their first appearance in Columbia

The Southeastern Piano Festival opens this year with a gala concert showcasing three Steinway pianos that have been played by many of today’s most iconic rock ’n’ roll, classical, jazz, and blues artists of our time. More...

Home & Garden

Beneficial Relationships

Stopping to smell the flowers

Yuccas are blooming across the Midlands. Their sturdy upright stems with waxy white flowers are dependent upon a tiny ½” long white moth. The yucca moth is the sole pollinator of yuccas and is rarely seen by humans. More...

Star Chefs

Fruit Sherbet  1 cup lemon juice 1-1/2 cups sugar 1 cup orange juice 1 cup milk 1/2 cup pineapple juice   More...