November 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

AT&T honors Columbians in 2016 African American History Calendar

Five Columbians are honored in the 2016 South Carolina African American History Calendar produced by AT&T.  More...

Columbians honored in the 2016 South Carolina African American History Calendar

Durham E. Carter Carter, a career educator, has spent much of his life creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities and special needs. More...

Red Cross encourages donors to give this holiday season

This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something—a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones. More...

Commentary

The real world does not coddle

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

When I was in junior high, my mother would call the kids together when the new Sears catalogue arrived and let us pick out several outfits for the school year. We’d each make our fashion choices and then wait for the package to arrive. More...

The holidays are upon us

I’m just saying...

The holidays of 2015 are upon us!  More...

Fruit of the Looney

40–Something

They say too much of a good thing is still too much. Apparently, that applies to everything other than bacon.  More...

Society

The Columbia Ball begins the debutante season November 25

The first of the season’s debutante balls, The Columbia Ball, was held Thanksgiving Eve, November 25, at the Columbia Marriott. More...

New Lourie executive director has her eyes on the future

At first glance, Sandra K. Owensby strikes a diminutive figure as she greets visitors to the Lourie Center, but she is bringing an abundance of energy, savvy, and enthusiasm to her new position as executive director.  More...

Girl Scouts begin cookie sales January 8

Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands (GSSC-MM) is preparing for its annual cookie sales program. This is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates over $700 million for girls and communities nationwide. More...

Events

Events

•ART  Visual artists in Richland and Lexington Counties can now register to participate in Columbia Open Studios, presented by 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA). More...

S.C. Wildlife Federation announces spring Master Naturalist class

Registration is open for the 2016 Midlands Master Naturalist course, which is part of a statewide Master Naturalist Program coordinated by Clemson University. More...

Home & Garden

The Makeover of a Garden – A Work in Progress

Stopping to smell the flowers

The Carolina Children’s Garden on the Clemson University Sandhill campus in northeast Columbia is on a mission to renovate the teaching garden that has been a green oasis for nature lovers, families, and school groups since its official opening More...

Star Chefs

Southwestern Turkey Soup  1-1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey 4 cups vegetable broth 1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 Tbp More...

Scruggs right at home as new executive director of Town Theatre

When Shannon Scruggs was offered the role of executive director at Columbia’s Town Theatre, she was given a ringing endorsement by then Executive Director Sandra Willis. But then, why not? More...

Ganong knew at age nine he wanted to be a pianist

Matthew C. Ganong, pianist, knew at the age of nine he wanted to be a musician. More...

On Second Thought

Of floods and families

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles by staff writer Cathy Cobbs chronicling her unique journey of the illness and death of her father and the loss of the family’s home in the Great Flood of 2015. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres: More...

Visit the Gift Shop at the Robert Mills House

As you start your search for unique gifts this Holiday season, be sure to keep the Gift Shop at the Robert Mills House at the top of your list. The shop continually carries a great variety of items that can’t be found anywhere else. More...

Business

Persona Wood-Fired Pizzeria now cooking in the former Capitol Newsstand

Columbia restaurateur Mark Donnelly knows his way around food. In a three-decade long career, he’s operated dining rooms serving steaks, barbecue, seafood, and chicken. More...

City Snippets

State reducing withholdings   More...

Folks About Town

Senator Joel Lourie and Representative Rick Quinn have been named 2015 Legislators of the Year in South Carolina by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.   Michael Frisina has joined Professional Services Industries, Inc. as a project specialist. More...

Education

Spring Valley High School helps through Winter Days

Winter Days is the largest annual school-wide project at Spring Valley High School. The project consists of many charitable drives that benefit a number of local community agencies. Winter Days is completely student- directed. More...

School Stars

Sabrina Williams, from R. H. Fulmer Middle School, was named Lexington School District Two’s Teacher of the Year.   More...

Sports

Skyhawks soar to 8th title in 10 years

For the eighth time in ten years, the Hammond Skyhawks are SCISA 3A State Champions after defeating the Pinewood Prep Panthers 29-13 Saturday, November 21 at Benedict’s Charlie W. Johnson’s Stadium.  More...

Turner’s field goal with 0:00 left sends Bengals to second round

Everybody has to have a nickname in sports. These are the “Cardiac Cats.”  More...

Arts & Entertainment

UofSC Dance students premiere original works in Meteor choreography showcase December 1-4

The UofSC Dance Program will present Meteor, a showcase of student choreography, December 1-4 at Drayton Hall Theatre.  More...

Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will present The Nutcracker, Friday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 29 at 3 p.m., at The Township Auditorium. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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, 56-5-5635 and/or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of C 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

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