August 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Tanning Trials and Tribulations

I’m just saying...

I am not a sun bunny.  If you grow up a red head, it’s very hard to enjoy lying out by a pool or in a pile of beach sand on a towel realizing you are doing to yourself what you do to bacon….frying.  More...

Goodbye Quigley

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

On the third Thursday night in July, Quigley and I met at the dog gate for our nightly alone time, mostly head rubbing and nose licking. I’d been neglecting him lately and promised to take him walking Saturday morning. I walked solo. More...

Vacationing with Snooki

40–Something

Okay, so the title may be a tad bit misleading. My family and I didn’t actually spend our vacation with Snooki, but we were treated to a nextdoor neighbor at the beach who could have easily given the old Snooki a run for her money.  More...

Business

Pay for parking with your phone

Add downtown parking and bus service to the list of things you can now buy with your smartphone or other mobile device.  This week, the City of Columbia launched an online parking program in collaboration with Passport, a Charlotte-based mobile More...

Over the Mantel Gallery invites you to take advantage of Tax Free Weekend and reduced prices

August 7 through August 9 is South Carolina’s “Tax Free Weekend.” This is the one weekend of the year when shoppers are exempt from sales tax for essentials such as school supplies and clothing. More...

City Snippets

Gas in S.C. down 5 cents   More...

Society

Kay McClanahan and Bob Hickman plan August wedding

Kay Jones McClanahan and J. Robert “Bob” Hickman will be married August 22, 2015, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Columbia, with a reception to follow in the church fellowship hall.  More...

Christmas in July

On Saturday, July 25, the Granby and Columbia DAR Chapters celebrated “Christmas in July” with the Veterans at Stone Pavilion. Refreshments were served including a “Christmas in July” cake and ice cream. More...

George and Liza Stone celebrate 60 years of marriage

George and Liza Stone of Columbia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 22, 2015.  More...

Events

Events

•ART  Village Artists Art Gallery and Village at Sandhill will host Palate-to-Palette evening of food, art and music Friday, August 7, 6–8 p.m., 631-8 Promenade Place. 699-8886.   More...

Red Cross issues urgent call for most needed blood types

The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative, and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. More...

Home & Garden

Pack a picnic for the park

Stopping to smell the flowers

When it comes to family friendly outdoor environments, the Community Park of Irmo off Lake Murray Boulevard at Eastview will put you and your youngsters in touch with nature. More...

Star Chefs

Raw Veggie Picnic Salad   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5636 and 29- 1540 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody of th More...

Legals

Full Story

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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

The Twitty Triplets are back in Still Twitty After All These Years

Since 1992, the Twitty Triplets have offered up “melodic tunes from a professional act in a casual atmosphere,” and they will once again bring their unique comedy cabaret act back to Columbia for a three-night event sponsored by Trustus Theatre. More...

Columbia, one of Livability.com’s Top 10 Best College Towns

Living in a college town allows residents to tap into the economic stability universities provide and the creative energy students bring. Even if you’re not a student, being a college town resident will certainly keep you entertained. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

The Intersection of Mosquitoes, Malaria, and Mental Health

On November 13, 1857, Abbeville’s newspaper, The Independent Press, reiterated a widespread fear that “miasm and malaria are the great death agents throughout the largest portion of the habitable globe.” Derived from the Italian &ld More...

Conservatives offer Obamacare alternatives

Every day I hear from men and women about the harmful effects of Obamacare on their families. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Baseball team named

The new minor league baseball team in Columbia will be called the Columbia Fireflies. More...

July highlights of Richland County Government

The following are highlights from Richland County Government in July:   More...

S.C. Forestry Commission sends seven firefighters to California

Did you know…?  Escaped debris burns are the number one cause of wildfires in South Carolina. Of the state’s 1,823 wildfires in 2014, 952 were caused by debris burning, more than double all other fire causes combined. More...

Education

Back to school supply drive to benefit Richland Two

Stuff the Bus is a school supply drive benefiting Richland School District Two students sponsored by Johnson Controls, a global multiindustrial company and local employer.  Stuff-the-Bus will be held Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., at W More...

High School students perform mock gall bladder surgery

Students in the Health Sciences Magnet Program at C.A. Johnson High School performed a mock gall bladder surgery at Providence Hospital Wednesday, August 5. More...

Columbia high schooler completes research apprenticeship at N.C. A&T

Zachary Jackson, a senior at Richland One Middle College, recently completed a four-week research apprenticeship in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. More...

Sports

Moore for A.C. Flora athletics

A. C. Flora introduced Ed Moore as its new athletic director at a press conference on campus Tuesday, August 4.  Moore replaces Charlie Wentzky, who left A.C. More...

Ben Lippen names Carnes as volleyball coach

Kerri Carnes, the new head volleyball coach at Ben Lippen High School, is well-known in the Midlands for her success in both high school and middle school volleyball.  More...

Experienced quarterbacks lead Falcons and Bearcats

The 2015 high school football season officially got underway Friday, July 31 with the start of practice. This reporter visited A.C. Flora and Brookland-Cayce during those first practices for this report.  A.C. Flora Falcons   More...

Arts & Entertainment

African Children’s Choir to perform in Columbia in September

The African Children’s Choir will perform in Columbia Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m., at Word of God Church and Ministries, 119 Diamond Lane.  More...

Sandlapper Singers 20th Anniversary Season begins in September

Sandlapper Singers upcoming season is the final season for co-founder and artistic director Dr. Lillian Quackenbush. The audience will have the opportunity to see a candidate for new artistic director at the October concert. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 14: My First Gun

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