July 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

We’re gonna need a bigger beach

I’m just saying...

I think there are two kinds of people in the world. More...

Losing my right to be right

40–Something

I used to be an all-knowing, all-seeing God in my house. My three kids worshipped me and believed every single thing I ever said like I’d come down from a mountain with it chiseled in stone. More...

Celebrity Chefs at Waffle House

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

The first celebrity chef I remember was in Tuscaloosa in the early ’70s. He wasn’t on television. I never knew his name and can’t recall what he looked like. More...

Business

Restaurateurs open third Village Idiot in the heart of Olympia

Columbians have so taken to the Village Idiot’s thin crust, New York style pizza that co- owners Brian and Kelly Glynn are opening their third restaurant to meet the demand.  Plans for the new facility in the heart of Olympia, come as the More...

Kraft Foods donates $20,000 to Harvest Hopes Children’s Feeding Programs

Harvest Hope Food Bank received a generous $20,000 donation from Kraft Foods to expand its Children’s Feeding Programs. More...

City Snippets

Columbia office market growing   More...

Sports

Brunson leads Cavaliers

OVERVIEW: It was another tough season for Jay Frye and the Richland Northeast Cavaliers. Despite moving to Class 3A, Richland Northeast only picked up one more win than in 2013, but one of those was against Class 3A playoff semifinalist A.C. More...

Ridge View state champs compete in national competition

The Ridge View Girls’ Track & Field team competed in the New Balance Nationals Outdoors held at North Carolina A&T on June 19-21. More...

Bender migrating south to be a Koala

At a signing ceremony July 2 at Dutchess Community College (DCC), 2015 DCC graduate Megan Bender was surrounded by family, friends, teammates, and school officials as she signed her letter of intent to play softball for the Fighting Koalas of Columbi More...

Arts & Entertainment

Oliver! opens July 9 at CMFA ArtSpace

Lionel Bart’s exuberant musical Oliver! will be presented July 9-12 by the Broadway Bound Vista Theatre Project in the Columbia Music Festival Association’s ArtSpace. More...

Tri-District Arts Consortium celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Tri-District Arts Consortium ( Tri-DAC) will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a gala to honor its founders and alumni Thursday, July 9 at the Columbia Museum of Art.  More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 10: Clerking at Fox Dry Goods

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) After my father, Miller Montgomery, was fired from the filling station job, he noticed Fox Dry Goods would soon have a sale. He applied to Mr. More...

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Public Notices

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

Full Story

Selling turns into writing

Selling on Main Street: A Book on Success in Sales By Charlie Benton

As a young, ambitious journalism student at the University of South Carolina, Charlie Benton, chose a different path from his fellow classmates. More...

Dance the night away for the Big Apple’s 100th birthday

Celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Big Apple with a a parent-child dance from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, July 23. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Keeping cool old school

Record- breaking triple-digit temperatures across the Southeast in mid-June caused even seasoned veterans of sultry Southern summers to remark with surprise on the intensity of the heat. More...

Partnership helps those at risk for heart disease

Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year, and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the U.S. More...

Government / Neighborhood

H&M withdraws its application for rezoning

Editor’s note: Last week we published information about H& M’s plans for developing the land it bought from Carolina Children’s Home and its application to rezone to PDD. More...

South Kilbourne neighborhood hit with burglaries

Columbia Police Officer Kevin Schmidt announced the crime report for June at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association Thursday, July 2.  According to Schmidt, there were five home burglaries, two reported on Hancock Street. More...

Residents speak against privatization of the Sewer Department

The July 7 Richland County Council meeting opened with a resolution honoring the “unselfish and brave act of valor” by Richland County Deputy Trobatin Johnson, who rescued two boaters from the waters of Pinewood Lake after their boat caps More...

Education

School Stars

Richland Two School Marketing Coordinator Dr. Theresa Riley Stephens and Richland Northeast High School have received the 2015 Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). More...

Society

NSDAR honors Veterans

The Granby and Columbia Chapters of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) hosted an ice cream social for the Veterans at the Stone Pavilion Veteran’s Center June More...

Intern captures some of Africa’s wacky wildlife

Africa is home to wild animals with unique personalities. Some are feisty, serious, hyper, or downright absentminded. More...

Grandparents’ Brag Box

Noah Ray Evans is home-schooled by his Dad (my son, Bryan) with the curriculum and direction of teachers at South Carolina Connections Academy. This was their second year of graduation for kindergarten classes. More...

Events

Events

•BACK-TO-SCHOOL   More...

Local art displayed at Student Art Show at Village at Sandhills

Garwood Wells is making a dream come true by learning how to paint. Her painting that will be in the Student Art Show at the Village Artists at 631-8 Promenade Place at the Village at Sandhills. More...

Home & Garden

The Salvia Sprinter

Stopping to smell the flowers

Six weeks after conducting a workshop on plant propagation, a participant contacted me inquiring about the identity of the seedlings she had taken home and transplanted in her garden. More...

Star Chefs

Lemon Chia Seed Scones   More...

Pets

Calling in the big dogs

“Do you take aggression cases?” the woman on the phone asked.  “Yes,” I replied. “We have experience and education in working with aggressive dogs. More...

City’s Pet of the Week

Snowball is a oneyear old fun loving domestic short hair cat. She loves attention and doesn’t mind playing with other pets. Snowball is also spayed and microchipped. More...

Donate to Pet Pals

Pet Pals was started by Senior Resources in 2006, when some Meals on Wheels volunteers began reporting they noticed previous days’ food trays left on the floor or at the back door of their clients’ homes.These clients were unable to purch More...