June 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Let the flag fly away

I’m just saying...

The state of South Carolina has been in shock since the disastrous June 17 mass shooting in a Charleston church took the lives of nine worshippers at a Bible study that evening.  More...

Fighting television addiction

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

In my eternal quest to improve my personal self, I stumble regularly. One serious failing is television. I grew up on the stupid thing, am greatly influenced by it, and have trouble just hitting the “off” button. More...

Business

Traveler combines spirituality, music, and sports

If you find yourself at Soda City in downtown Columbia on a Saturday morning this summer, meander over to Marriott. The sidewalk opens up, forming a respite from the crowd and the heat.  More...

Lowe’s donates $10,000 for Cayce Trailhead Park

Keep the Midlands Beautiful announced that Lowe’s has awarded a $10,000 grant to support Keep the Midlands Beautiful’s mission to help make Cayce, S.C., a clean, green, and a more beautiful place to live.  More...

City Snippets

New Ronald McDonald House coming   More...

Society

Miss Jeter and Mr. Belk marry at Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Anna-Grace Cecelia Jeter and Jason Scott Belk were married at Eastminster Presbyterian Church June 20, 2015, at 6 p.m. Dr. Bradley Donald Smith officiated the double-ring ceremony. Music was provided by William M. More...

Sara and David Thompson celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary

Congratulations to Sara H. and David W. Thompson on their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married June 24, 1950 at First Baptist Church in Shelby, North Carolina. More...

Do you remember?

Concern for health is not new

Health seems to be treated now like it is a new discovery. Advertisements try to entice us to buy products (mainly on television) telling us what the product will do if we take it. More...

Events

Upsilon Omega Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents scholarships students in Lexington Richland School District 5

The Upsilon Omega Omega of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Irmo, S.C., presented $2,500 in scholarships to four outstanding students attending schools in Lexington Richland School District 5. More...

Events

•AUDITIONS  Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold open auditions Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m.–noon and Saturday, June 27, 9 a.m.–noon, Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, NC. Carolina.RenFestInfo.com. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Call for entertainment and vendors

Be a part of Historic Columbia’s 37th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage

Be part of one of the Midlands most-anticipated festivals as an entertainer or vendor at Historic Columbia’s 37th annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage on Saturday, September 19. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 8: Picking tobacco worms

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED MOBILE HOME PUBLIC SALE The following mobile home is subject to a lien and is declared to be abandoned, pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. §§ 29-15-10 and 6-1-150, as amended. 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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Wings of Rescue flies 18 dogs to possible forever homes

The Columbia Animal Shelter was the beginning of a journey for 20 dogs that will be delivered to Spokane, Washington, to shelters in need of adoptable dogs.  More...

Columbia resident interns for South African publication

Not everyone can say they spent a night sleeping amongst wild lions. I did that and more this pas t May when I embarked on a plane and traveled thousands of miles to South Africa for a journal ism internship. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Part I: South Carolina Medal of Honor Recipients

In our modern world, the word “hero” has been used so much and to describe so many different people, that it has lost its true meaning. More...

Summer Sentiments on the Capital City

Generations of city boosters have heaped considerable praise on South Carolina’s second capital city, often emphasizing its healthful climate—most notably during the months in which acquaintances, friends, and/or relatives remain blankete More...

Government / Neighborhood

Mayor Steve Benjamin writes open letter to Gov. Nikki Haley

An Open Letter to: The Honorable Nikki R. Haley Office of the Governor 1205 Pendleton St.Columbia, SC 29201 Via Hand Delivery Dear Governor Haley: On Wednesday, June 17th, a long time and dear friend of mine, Senator Clementa C. More...

All members of Columbia City Council ask for the Confederate Battle Flag to be removed

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and the members of City Council released the following statement June 22 following Governor Nikki Haley’s news conference calling for the Battle Flag of the Confederate States of America’s removal from the St More...

BlueCross BlueShield supports Gov. Haley’s call to remove Confederate flag from State House grounds

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is a statebased company that has proudly served the communities of South Carolina for nearly 70 years. More...

Education

Nexsen Pruet recognizes 18 middle school girls; celebrates 10th Next Steps Class

Nexsen Pruet recently celebrated 18 Chapin Middle School girls for their completion of NP’s 10th Next Steps Class. More...

Richland One honors award winners, retiring employees

Richland One honored some of the district’s most dynamic and dedicated employees recentlty during Celebration 2015 at Seawell’s. The theme of the evening was “Yes, We Can!”  More...

Spring Valley student receives Rep. Beth Bernstein Women’s Leadership Scholarship

This year’s recipients of Rep. Beth Bernstein (l) Women’s Leadership Scholarship is Whitney Free-Jenkins (r), a Spring Valley High School graduate who will be attending USC in the fall. More...

Sports

Eagles set to soar again

OVERVIEW: For the first time since 2011, the Airport Eagles enjoyed postseason football. It came because of three big region wins: Aiken, Gilbert, and Midland Valley. More...

Lady Warriors win state title for Trenholm Little League

Sunday, June 21, was a historic, “banner” day for Trenholm Little League in the State Coaches Pitch Softball Championship game, as the Trenholm Lady Warriors took on the Northwood Blue Angels. More...

Wentzky joins SCHSL

The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) has hired Charlie Wentzky as the next assistant commissioner. Wentzky will replace longtime SCHSL assistant commissioner Bruce Hulion, who will retire this December.  More...

Home & Garden

dog-day Cicadas

Stopping to smell the flowers

Just after sunset at the base of trees and wooden fence posts cicadas are emerging from their underground dwellings to shed their nymphal exoskeletons and reveal themselves as adults. Trees insure a healthy cicada population. More...

Star Chefs

Chicken Mango Salad   More...