August 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Jaylen insisted on being with Wyatt Pierce when the young people of Shandon United Methodist Church went to Hollywood, S.C. to do mission work July 12–18. More...

News

Superintendent kicks off the school year with a jazz performance

Richland One held its 2015 Back-to-School Convocation August 11 at Dreher High School. The annual convocation serves as the kick-off of the new school year for district employees. More...

Commentary

Patience is in the past

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

Last week, I dropped by Wendy’s for the first time in 18 months. The small Frosty I couldn’t resist was the first ice cream I’ve consumed since my doctor asked me to reduce sweets due to a high blood sugar reading.  More...

Canine Conundrums

I’m just saying...

“You’re taking the dog WHERE?”  This emphatic question came from my incredulous husband, Marty, when he overheard me talking to the vet about our 95-pound poodle, Whitman.  The vet said she thought Whitman may need to see More...

The Last First Day of Middle School

40–Something

I hated middle school. I still do.  More...

Education

Project Jete! reaching out to underserved young dancers

“Artistic talent doesn’t have any regard for geographic or socio-economic borders,” says Radenko Pavlovich, director of the Pavlovich Ballet School and Columbia Classical Ballet. More...

Boy Scout to hold service project to collect items for domestic violence families

Mark Lawhorn is working toward earning his Eagle Scout rank. More...

Brookland-Cayce High School graduate receives SCHB award

Brookland- Cayce High School graduate Andrew Epting was the recipient of a $1,000 award from the South Carolina Home Builders (SCHB) Self Insurers Fund 2015 College Scholarship Program. More...

Sports

Blue Devils and Eagles building on playoff appearances

Dreher Blue Devils  On Thursday, August 20, the Dreher Blue Devils will start the regular season with a home tilt against Fox Creek. More...

Tennis standouts awarded scholarships

Three former South Carolina high school tennis players will have an easier time paying for college this fall because of the South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation, the charitable arm of USTA South Carolina.  More...

Richland One to host 55th Annual Sertoma Sportsarama

Richland One kicks off the start of the new high school football season Saturday, August 15 at the Sertoma Sportsarama, its annual jamboree that includes some of the hottest football action in the Midlands.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Wine and cheese reception at Village Artists

Jom Sonday and Al Leitch will be featured artists at a wine and cheese reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 4 at the Village Artists Gallery in the Village at Sandhill. More...

Columbia Children’s Theatre to hold audition and headshot workshop

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) will hold an intensive audition and headshot workshop for students ages 12-18 August 22 and 29 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. each day. More...

Travel

Part 15: Boy Scouts

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) I was a gung ho Boy Scout, always trying to do everything I was supposed to do. Mr. Ratchford, the Presbyterian minister, was our Scout Master in Greeleyville. More...

Pets

Retractable leashes: there’s a time and place for everything

I’ll admit it. As a dog trainer, I am not a fan of retractable leashes. I’ll get that out in the open first. More...

Be a wildlife hero

You can be a real life wildlife hero to thousands of injured and orphaned wildlife animals in our community? More...

City’s Pet of the Week

Guss is a friendly one-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei mix that is in need of a patient owner who can show him the ropes. He’s the perfect addition to any family, and he gets along well with other pets. Guss is also neutered and microchipped. More...

Local artist’s portraits in public and private collections throughout the U.S.

Noted Columbia artist Martha Thomas captures for her clients the happiest of family memories with portraits of children and pets playing on the beach, spouses in fond and familiar poses, and landscapes of the low country. More...

Governor named Columbia Chamber’s 2015 Ambassador of the Year

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, the Columbia Chamber will host the 113th Annual Gala in honor of the 2015 Ambassador of the Year award winner, Governor Nikki Haley. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

American Porch Culture & the Woodrow Wilson Family Home

As autumn approaches and the promise of cooler evenings seeks to replace the relentless heat of summer, my porch beckons. More...

Protect seniors from bad financial advisors

I am a senior resident of S.C. I keep an eye on my retirement investments with the help of a good financial advisor (registered with FINRA).  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council meeting: chickens and noisy pets and beavers

The Forest Acres City Council heard of a menagerie of animal issues during its August 11 meeting, but is still considering the merits and challenges of sharing territory with wild and domesticated animals.  More...

Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association forms committee for historical designation process

At the monthly meeting Monday, August 10, the Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association formed a committee to move further in the process to achieve historic designation. More...

RCSD offers RAIDS Online Crime Maps

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott stated that his goal is to ensure all citizens are aware of what is going on in their community; his vision is that every citizen will be informed with important information and subsequently be alert to what is going More...

Business

Louries take steps to return

Barry and son Jeremy Lourie are taking the first steps to revive the iconic clothing business their family operated for decades in downtown Columbia.  More...

City Snippets

Villa Tronco turns 75   More...

Folks About Town

Sarah West has joined McGregor & Company as a staff accountant. Frank Bedell has joined the Daybreak Pregnancy Center as the executive director. More...

Society

M.O.M. gives first scholarship for the 2015-16 year

M.O.M (Mothers On a Mission) Inc. was incorporated in the State of South Carolina on September 5, 2014. The mission of M. O. More...

Do you remember?

Outstanding people in our lives

Outstanding prominent people have been a part of each one of our lives. Don’t dismiss those inspiring, amazing, informative memories of people who are no longer with us. More...

Five Points is 100

Five Points has served as downtown Columbia, S.C.’s original village neighborhood for shopping, dining, entertainment, and personal services since 1915. More...

Events

Events

•BACK-TO-SCHOOL   More...

Palmetto Woodturners wants to turn beautiful wood into meals for families in S.C.

Palmetto Woodturners, part of the American Association of Woodturners, will host a Wooden Bowl Fundraiser to help Harvest Hope Food Bank. More...

Home & Garden

In Defense of Weeds

Stopping to smell the flowers

My yard is full of weeds! Some volunteered. Some were obtained in plant swaps. I purchased some and others were gifts. Yes, gifted with weeds, gratefully accepted. All of them are worthy weeds and staying put.  More...

Star Chefs

Peach Dumplings   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA  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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

Legals

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