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News

City of West Columbia tables discussion of Brookland Planned Unit Development Ordinance

The City of West Columbia held a special city council meeting Monday, December 21, 2015 at 6 p. m. More...

Columbia City Council appoints mayor pro-tem; begins process to be a no kill city

In a 4-3 vote, Leona Plaugh was appointed as mayor pro-tempore over Tameika Isaac Devine at the Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday, January 5. More...

West Columbia City Council tables final decision on Brookland Development until January 20

The January 5, 2016, regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order by Mayor Bobby Horton at 6 p. m. More...

Business

Author Pat McNeely intriques readers with the information in her new book, Lincoln, Sherman, Davis, and the Lost Confederate Gold

The assassination of President Lincoln, accusations that General Sherman accepted bribes to let Jefferson Davis escape through the Carolinas, secret Confederate agents in Canada, 21st century questions about the identity of the body of John Wilkes Bo More...

City Snippets

Tuomey joins Palmetto Health   More...

Folks About Town

Columbia City Councilman Moe Baddourah has accepted a position with the University of South Carolina to run the McCutchen House and teach a class in restaurant management. More...

Education

Saluda River Academy’s Arts Unlimited performs at Holiday Wishes event

Arts Unlimited from Saluda River Academy for the Arts was invited to perform at the Annual Holiday Wishes sponsored by the Survivor Outreach Services of Fort Jackson. More...

School Stars

Dent Middle School won the 12th annual SC Bar Lexington Regional Middle School Mock Trial Competition at the Mark H. Westbrook Lexington County Judicial Center. Chapin Middle School was named first runnerup. More...

James Patterson donates to RNE

Richland Northeast High School received a grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its media center. More...

Sports

Cardinals edge RNE

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals traveled to Richland Northeast and squeaked by the Cavaliers 33-32 in wrestling action Monday, January 4. Richland Northeast got on the board first with a pin at 106. More...

Big third lifts Dreher over LR

Dreher’s Lady Blue Devil “big three”—Jaelynn Murray, Kamryn Lemon, and Jhileiya Dunlap— took command early and led the Devils to a 59-41 win over the Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets at the Diamond Mine on the Lower R More...

Diamond Hornets down Devils

The real season, as it is, gets under way in high school basketball when you hit region play in January. More...

Home & Garden

Honeysuckle Hound

Stopping to smell the flowers

Humans know their gardens primarily by vision, but our dogs know gardens as a cacophony of smells. Human noses have six million scent receptors as compared to 300 million in many dogs. More...

Star Chefs

Honey Granola   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION FOR OLD BARNWELL, LLC South Carolina Richland County NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 33-44-808 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended, that Old Barnwell, LLC, a South Carolina limited liability company, w 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

Former Columbia City Council member fails to pay taxes

On Tuesday, January 5, former Columbia City Councilman Brian Newman pled guilty to two counts of failing to file taxes. More...

Gov. Nikki Haley asked to deliver Republican address following the State of the Union

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced January 5 Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Of floods and families

Editor’s Note: This is the ninth 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...

Lower Richland

Lower Richland County is home to many historic places. More...

Commentary

Quigley’s Ghost

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

During the predawn darkness of a fog shrouded recent morning, I encountered Quigley’s ghost. The sun was still a few minutes away from appearing, and I was trying to get an early start on rush hour on my way to Orangeburg. More...

Resolve to keep the stilettos

I’m just saying...

It seems like way too soon but 2015 has come and gone, and here we are staring at a brand new year and all of the possibilities that it holds. More...

The Man Bun

40–Something

I’ll admit when I first heard of the “man bun” fad sweeping through the country, I thought it was something Hardees created. More...

Society

Wildewood Garden Club celebrates its 35th anniversary

This year WildeWood Garden Club celebrated its 35th anniversary with the following: hosted a tea for 33 living former club presidents, put together a booklet of history and club president reflections, conducted its first Festive Tour of Five Holiday More...

Do you remember?

The fabulous find and secret parties

Have you ever experience the delight of finding something you hid from yourself? That just happened to me since Christmas.  I had just run out of my current supply of candy. More...

Girl Scout cookies sales begin January 8

Girl Scouts of South Carolina– Mountains to Midlands is preparing to launch 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

Metropolitan Opera Auditions South Carolina gives singers ages 20-30 chance to perform

Young singers from around the United States and the world will compete for $15,000 cash prizes and the chance to perform on one of the world’s most prestigious stages when the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions launches its 63rd annu More...

Congaree National Park to prepare environmental assessment for new fire management plan

Public participation and comments are being sought for an Environmental Assessment (EA) associated with a new proposed Fire Management Plan at Congaree National Park in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and federal wildland More...

Events

ANIMALS More...

Arts & Entertainment

Colla Voce to present concert of sacred Jewish music

Colla Voce will present a concert of sacred Jewish music sung in Hebrew Thursday, January 28 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street. Directed by Dr. More...

Travel

My Mother’s People

Where you f rom? Who yo’ people? These were important questions asked while I was growing up in Columbia. I learned to answer in this way.... More...

Pets

Is your dog shy or afraid?

It doesn’t matter if your dog is an adopted adult rescue dog or a puppy you have raised, sometimes dogs develop fear-based behaviors. Their fear can range from complete shutdown to shyness in interacting with people. More...

Ann and Monti featured in video

Ann Humphries was an active, young new mother when her vision first began diminishing. She regained her independence with her first guide dog, Brego, almost seven years ago, and is now continuing her adventures with her second guide dog, Monti. More...

Brego retires

Brego, Ann Humphries’s first guide dog has retired after seven years. Humphries says he is content and sleeps on a king size bed. More...