July 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Doggy Dining Dilemmas

I’m just saying...

“A dog eats when he’s HUNGRY!”  “Julia, maybe it’s just too hot for him to eat right now.”  “Quit worrying so much…he’ll eat when he wants it.”  These are constant platitude More...

Swimming with the sharks

40–Something

My kids have never seen Jaws, that God-awful movie that traumatized a generation of beach-goers. More...

Before Air Conditioning

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

In 1961, there were only two places to cool off during the hot summers that covered Tuscaloosa like a wool blanket. The most popular was down a winding road near the Black Warrior River to little boy Heaven.  More...

Business

USC School of Law celebrates topping off of new building

The apex of the new University of South Carolina School of Law building was reached July 9 when construction crews set in place a 40-foot steel beam weighing more than 700 pounds.  More...

City Snippets

Hospital plans $400 million addition   More...

Folks About Town

Colliers International has hired Caitlin McConnell as brokerage assistant and Monica Goodale as property administrator. More...

Society

Capital Rotary honors its own

Jay von Kolnitz a member of Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club for over 25 years, is congratulated for 18 years of service as sergeant at arms, a job that entails making preparations for weekly club breakfast meetings. More...

The Palladium Society Society’s Renovation Rodeo to visit Arsenal Hill

Historic Columbia’s The Palladium Society continues its Renovation Rodeo tour series on Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. with a tour of a home in Arsenal Hill.  More...

Do you remember?

The Oak Hall Hotel

The Oak Hall Hotel was an ancient Victorian style wooden structure with a wide porch that wrapped around the front of the hotel. There were rocking chairs, plenty of them so guests could relax. That’s what it was all about relaxing. More...

Home & Garden

Ode to my Father

Part 11: My Papa was so calm

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) My father told me many times that his father he called Papa was the calmest person he’d ever known. More...

Damaris’s Spontaneous Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

“All of these plants just come up!” exclaims Damaris Rorie as she points to an abundance of beautyberries, hydrangeas, altheas, four o’clocks, croscosmias, cannas, elephant ears, violets, purple basil, wood sorrel, and tiger lilies. More...

Star Chefs

Lemon Ice  1 lemon, zested and juiced 1 lemon, juiced 2 cups cold milk, chilled 1 (14 ounce) can nonfat sweetened condensed   More...

Flock of “Eagles” gathers to celebrate upcoming birthdays

“The Original Timex”

Ralph Brown will be 99 November 16, 2015. Ralph has an interesting life history. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Plants for Historic Heat

Plant Spotlight

Most days during the summer, I try not to look at the weather forecast before heading into work. I have always hoped my ignorance of the heat will magically lessen its effect.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

To allow chickens or not to allow chickens; that is the question for Forest Acres City Council

In Forest Acres, the question isn’t “why did the chicken cross the road? ” It’s “how can we stop the chickens from crossing the road?” More...

Arcadia Lakes City Council takes measures to stop car break-ins

Several security measures are being put into place after a series of burglaries and car breakins in the Arcadia Lakes area, the city council was told on July 9.  More...

City of Columbia tosses the bin for recycling roll carts

On July 14 at a press conference, the City of Columbia Solid Waste Division announced the curbside recycling program will be upgraded from the 18-gallon bins to 95-gallon roll carts for residents.  More...

Education

Shandon UMC youth head to Hollywood

Seventy-three young people, 13 college students, and 40 adults from Shandon United Methodist Church left for Hollywood, S.C., July 12 to do mission work by repairing homes for those who are not able. More...

Hawk Ridge Camp Skypes with astronauts

Campers chatted with Astronaut Megan McArthur via Skype Wednesday, July 8 during Hammond School’s Hawk Ridge Camp “Under the Stars” week. More...

Hammond School senior receives S.C. Independent School Association Bill Simpson Award

Hammond School senior Frances Sadler was presented the South Carolina Independent School Association Bill Simpson Award Friday, May 22 by Athletic Director Mike Fanning.  The Bill Simpson Award is the highest honor bestowed on the top graduating More...

Events

Events

•ART  Lourie Center and Logan Lap Quilters have partnered to bring an exhibition of handmade quilts at The Gallery at City Hall, 1737 Main Street. The show opened Monday July 6 and continues through Friday August 28. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Every show now on sale for Harbison Theatre’s 2015-2016 season

Oscar nominees. Broadway’s brightest. Best-selling authors. Deep sea explorers. Kermit the Frog. Diverse interpretations of excellence is the name of the game next season at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. More...

James brothers honored with Folk Heritage Award

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum and the South Carolina Arts Commission are pleased to recognize Marshall and Leon James with a 2015 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award for their work in performing and preserving traditiona More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Richland County Master’s Sale

MASTER'S SALE 14-CP-40-6978 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA AGAINST Andrew J. Moore aka Andrew Moore; The Townhomes of St.  More...

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...

Legals

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