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News

The Town of Arcadia Lakes to get new banners

The Town of Arcadia Lakes City Council, at its September 3 meeting, voted to purchase 25 new 30x60- foot banners to replace those on street poles around the town. The banners have been totally redesigned.  More...

Midlands schools do dollars for dogs to help service dogs get back on their paws

Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary (LBNE) school knows first hand how students can benefit from assistance dogs. Roberta, a PAALS facility dog, is serving her third year alongside a special education instructor.  More...

Banned Book Week September 27—October 3 A celebration for the right to read

What is your favorite banned book?  What is your favorite banned book?  Frequently Challenged or Banned Young Adult Fiction 2014-2015   More...

Commentary

Shedding light on technology

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

My father toiled in the West Alabama coal mines when he was young and then later talked about carbide lamps—stinky, cumbersome illumination sources that strapped to a miner’s head. More...

Home is not where the husband is

I’m just saying...

Has anyone seen my husband?  I had a perfectly good husband, but I seem to have misplaced him somewhere in the Lake Murray area.  We recently bought a house up there, and while I do love that house, I was under the impression that we lived More...

Canine Conundrums

40–Something

Sometimes I feel like Mr. Darling, the dad in Disney’s cartoon version of Peter Pan. He’s the stressed out guy that nearly breaks his neck tripping over Nana the dog.  More...

Education

Troop 397 member awarded Eagle Scout

Another Eagle Scout at Troop 397, Asbury Methodist Church, received his award Sunday, September 24. More...

School Stars

Carver-Lyon Elementary School and Cocky’s Reading Express, the University of South Carolina’s elementary literary program, recently received national attention from a special guest. More...

Sports

Cardinals fly by Hammond

Kendall Watson had eight aces, and Maria Cummings had seven kills and three aces as the visiting Cardinal Newman Cardinals defeated the Hammond Skyhawks in three sets, 25-15, 25-11, 25-13 on Thursday, September 24.  More...

Falcons down Devils

The A.C. More...

Eagles outlast Falcons in 3A thriller

In a game highlighted by momentum swings and touchdowns, it was a defensive stop by Airport that decided the outcome, as the Eagles outlasted the A.C. Flora Falcons 38-37 Friday, September 25.  More...

Home & Garden

The Nature of Autumn 2015

Stopping to smell the flowers

Rudy Mancke, resident naturalist at USC and host of Nature Notes on PBS radio, marks the celebration of each new season with a talk at McKissick Museum. More...

Star Chefs

Autumn Comfort Food

Butter Chicken   More...

Palmetto Opera to perform at Bella Italia’s 8th Annual Italian Festival

Palmetto Opera singers Diana Amos and Hal McIntosh will be featured at this Saturday’s 8th Annual Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament held at the Robert Mills House in downtown Columbia. 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...

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

Full Story

One conversation can save a life

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention   Suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). More...

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden granted accreditation

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has been granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Captial City

Richland County More...

Remembering Columbia

In September, Arcadia Publishing released Historic Columbia’s most recent addition to local history. More...

Fifth Judicial Circuit Veterans Court Program a Success

This column begins a multi-part series on the pension programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Over the next several months, we will delve into the available VA pension programs and the benefits they offer. More...

Business

Neighborhood coffee shop opens at the corner of Rosewood and Shandon

Stephanie Bridgers describes her model of hospitality as when “I pour coffee and make somebody’s day happy.”  Starting last week, she’s had a chance to do a lot of both at her newly opened coffee shop/ice cream parlor/smo More...

9Round hits Columbia NE

A new gym has hit the fitness scene in Columbia. With easy access off of Clemson Road and Sparkleberry Lane, Fitness at 9Round Columbia NE is a boutique gym that takes circuit training to an exciting and productive level. More...

City Snippets

Agency to study funding plan   More...

Society

USC NSDAR presents Historic Preservation Medal and Americanism Medal of Honor

On September 9 at the Lace House, Governor’s Mansion Complex, the University of South Carolina Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented the NSDAR Historic Preservation Medal to Dawn Evers Corley a/ k/ a “ More...

Over the Mantel Gallery adds esteemed artist

Over the Mantel Gallery is adding Joe DiGiulio to the 40 esteemed artists currently showing their paintings. More...

Do you remember?

Italy and Vladimir Sosnovsky

When I lived in Italy many, many years ago, the city where I lived was called the Free Territory of Trieste. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Patter Pet’s First Annual Dog and Pony Show will be held Sunday, October 11, 1–5 p.m., Historic Columbia Speedway, 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce. www.patterpets.org. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Hogwarts takes over Harbison Theatre for The Magical Music of Harry Potter

Fans of the classic Harry Potter book and film series will revel in an afternoon of witchcraft and wizardry when Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College hosts The Magical Music of Harry Potter, a family friendly matinee concert performed by th More...

USC Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of film scores

The USC Symphony Orchestra will present John Williams Extravaganza! with guest artist Michael Ludwig, violin, Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts.  More...

Love transcends labels in Stop Kiss at UofSC Lab Theatre

The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the provocative drama Stop Kiss, October 8- 11, 2015, at the Lab Theatre.  More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 22: Playing Baseball at PC

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) I thought playing on the football team was all I needed to do for my $50 athletic scholarship at PC. More...