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Westwood High School named an Arts Integrated High School

Westwood High School has been named an Arts Integrated High School by the Arts and Basic Curriculum (ABC) Project. More...

News

The Columbia Years: Excerpts From Capitol Steps; the Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Congressman Jenrette

Part I: Introduction More...

Officers meet with South Kilbourne residents

Sheriff Leon Lott, Captain Chris Roberts, Captain Brian Godfrey, Lieutenant Tom Amaro, Captain Vincent Goggins, and Investigator L.C. Reeves attended the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting December 3 to address concerns from residents. More...

Commentary

Flying First Class

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

While boarding an October flight from Key West to Columbia, I was asked by a flight attendant to help perform an important task. More...

Loving the unlovable

I’m just saying...

I’ve just lived a “Hallmark Moment” gone bad. You know in those Hallmark movies where the woman is surprised out of her gourd by the man of her dreams? Well, that happened to me this weekend. But the timing was slightly off. More...

Eggnog and Prozac

40–Something

I apologize in advance to any of you who have suffered at the hands of the multitudes of apparent Christmas hazards destroying the Holiday season faster than one can say, “Bah humbug,” but I’m really starting to wonder how we all su More...

Society

Capital Rotary Club inducts new member

Matthew Pollard was recently inducted into Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club by president David Boucher and welcomed by his sponsor, Harry Carter. More...

Miss Eykyn and Mr. Shettle exchange vows December 5, 2015

Elizabeth Anne Eykyn of Columbia, South Carolina, and Alec Jon Shettle of Blythewood, South Carolina, were married Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia. The 5 p.m. More...

Letter to the editor reminding citizens of Souper Bowl of Caring

I’m a 17 year old, and I have lived in Columbia my entire life! Throughout the years, I have been heavily involved in service projects, most namely the Souper Bowl of Caring, which started right here in Columbia. More...

Sports

A.C. Flora’s fast start sinks B-C

The A.C. Flora Lady Falcons used a 20-7 first quarter run to roll to a 57-37 defeat of the visiting Brookland Cayce Lady Bearcats Friday, December 4.  More...

Falcons declaw Bearcats

The A.C. Flora Falcons allowed just four points in the second quarter en route to a 67-45 win over the visiting Brookland Cayce Bearcats Friday, December 4.  More...

Lady Cavaliers charge past Cardinal Newman

The Richland Northeast Lady Cavaliers had four scorers in double figures and coasted to a 60-28 win over the visiting Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals Saturday, December 5.  More...

Home & Garden

Nature’s Coloring Books

Stopping to smell the flowers

The current adult coloring book craze has implications for many aspects of modern life. The plants surrounding us are from nature’s coloring books. As pages turn, we see different colors of leaves and flowers each season. More...

Star Chefs

Colorful Slow Cooker Soup   More...

Travel

Holy Land

Part 5: Bathsheba, Masads, Meggido

I have always been attracted to the Holy Land, modern Israel and Jordan. Three times I have found myself wandering through the historic sites searching for the meaning of life. More...

Pawmetto Lifeline launches 2016 Pin Ups and Pets calendar

Pawmetto Lifeline’s year-long collaboration with local Roller Derby organizations has concluded and resulted in an extended 14-month calendar to highlight and promote the mission of saving homeless pets. More...

Family finds humor in the midst of tragedy

Randy Liggett wore his lifevest so much during the flood that as a joke his wife, Kelly, daughter, Kate, and son, Kent, put it as the top decoration for their Christmas tree. More...

Five Points Rotary Club honors Gov. Haley with a tee shirt

The Five Points Rotary Club sold t-shirts to create awareness and raise money for SC Flood Victims. Rotarians throughout District 7770 helped. Five Points Rotary Club President Jill Michels presented Governor Haley a “SC. More...

On Second Thought

Of floods and families

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth 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...

A Destination by Design: Five Points

Lured by new land opportunities and attractive, modern housing and infrastructure, Columbians began embracing suburbanization during the late 1800s.  More...

ASK ANN...

What is so special about the Boykin Christmas Parade?

Well, I would have to say that just about everything is special about this Christmas parade. When you call to find out about the parade, the first thing you are asked is whether you would like to participate in the parade. More...

Business

Richland County residents seeking help to rebuild homes destroyed by the flood

At the December 8 meeting, Richland County Council featured a proclamation from the Safe Route to School folks, who acknowledged Julia Dixon as an Outstanding Friend of the organization for her efforts in leading the Richland County Council in provid More...

City Snippets

Economic growth to continue More...

Folks About Town

The University of South Carolina has been recognized as one of the leading universities in the country for improving graduation rates for minority students and ranks in the top five among flagship universities for closing the graduation gap between m More...

Education

School Stars

Dreher High School will be one of more than 600 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone™, an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop skills that are crucial for college and career success: research, collaboration, and writ More...

Pontiac Elementary School celebrates its 25th anniversary

Editor’s note: The following article was written by a fifth grade student at Pontiac Elementary School. Photographs were taken by the students. More...

McIver Hiers receives Eagle Scout Award

John McIver Hiers Jr. (McIver) received his Eagle Scout Award at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church November 22, 2015. He is a member of Troop 10. He is the son of John McIver Sr. and Laura Wells Hiers. More...

Events

Celebrate the Holidays with Historic Columbia

Celebrate the holidays with Historic Columbia this season during its many events in December. • Historic Holiday Tours, ongoing through January 3 More...

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...

Arts & Entertainment

Crafty Feast, the Midlands’ largest Indie Craft Fair—December 13

Crafty Feast, the Midlands’ largest independent craft fair, will provide “one-stop shopping” when more than 110 juried vendors from across the Southeast come together to sell their handmade goods at the Columbia Metropolitan Convent More...

donates $19,000 to local charities and host special Christmas dinner and dance for flood relief

Heart ’n Soul, a Columbia-area band performing R&B and Doo Wop music of the 50s and 60s, will present its 2015 donations to local charities totaling $19,000. More...

The Palmetto Mastersingers present annual Christmas concert

The Palmetto Mastersingers will present its annual Christmas Concert Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m., in the Irmo High School Center for the Arts, 6671 St. Andrews Road, Columbia SC 29210.  More...

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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...

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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