January 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Part VI Work, Marriage, and Moving On The Columbia Years: Excerpts From Capitol Steps; the Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Congressman Jenrette

Law school and work in the Senate were not the only activities of Jenrette during those Columbia years. Always enterprising, Jenrette was into multi-tasking long before multi-tasking was into American jargon. More...

Family Promise of the Midlands hosts its fundraiser “Havanna Nights” to help provide shelter for families

Family Promise of the Midlands was founded to provide shelter to families, keeping families together no matter the gender or age of children or characteristic of the multi-generational family. More...

Salvatore “Sal” DiMaria

A Mass of Christian burial for Salvatore “Sal” DiMaria, 83, was celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The family received friends Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 4 until 6:00 p.m. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council continues discussion of Pinetree Park; development at old Cardinal Newman site to be discussed February 9

The Forest Acres City Council, at its January 12 monthly meeting continued discussing proposed improvements at Pinetree Park—including some items that have a price tag approaching hundreds of thousands of dollars.  More...

Councilman listens to concerns over road conditions from South Kilbourne residents

Road conditions have been a major concern for residents of South Kilbourne, and that concern has only grown since the floods. More...

Richland County holds public meetings to gather flooding input

Residents affected by the historic October 2015 floods are invited to offer input that will help Richland County plan for future natural disasters. More...

Business

Author has life-long appreciation of American Indian pottery

While looking for arrowheads in the fields of Georgia, Tom Poland and his dad stumbled upon a piece of Indian pottery that formed in Poland a life-long appreciation for the ancient art. More...

DHEC offers free kits to test for radon

January is National Radon Action Month, and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control encourages all South Carolinians to test their homes for radon so they can find it, fix it, and potentially save a life. More...

City Snippets

Home grocery delivery begins More...

Society

Rotarians give to their foundation

Capital Rotary president David Boucher (r) receives a diamond circle pin from Mark Bokesch as a new member of the service club’s Bequest Society. More...

Alice Bessier celebrates 100 years

Alice Bessier was born in Toledo, Ohio, January 5, 1916. In Ohio she worked in an office and later became a nurse (LPN). She and her husband Bill Bessier had two daughters Mary and Jennie. More...

Do you remember?

Laughter IS the best medicine

Some people make a living using their sense of humor. Where does your sense of humor come from? More...

Home & Garden

Our Geocaching Birds

Stopping to smell the flowers

Searching for hidden treasures motivates humans to engage in geocaching, an outdoor treasure hunt guided by GPS devices. More...

Star Chefs

Cheesy Potato and Corn Chowder   More...

Travel

My Father’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...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County More...

Of floods and families

Editor’s Note: This is the tenth installment 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...

Remembering Columbia

In September, Historic Columbia realized one of its long- standing strategic goals—to publish a book on the city’s history. More...

Commentary

Slim Jims and Whuppins

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

One day after Christmas, our crowd gathered in Blythewood to watch movies and eat leftovers. The main feature was Ant Man, a recent release based on comic books and dependent on CGI special effects. More...

No escaping the apocalypse

40–Something

One of my guilty pleasures is the show, “The Walking Dead.” Yes, it’s a horribly violent story about a zombie apocalypse, and there are probably a million other more wholesome things on television I could get into.  More...

Roughing it...sort of

I’m just saying...

I don’t think I would have made it as a pioneer.  More...

Education

Ridge View High School cheers beyond field and court

For the holiday, the Ridge View High School Blazer cheerleaders carried their school spirit to Avalon Place, a senior apartment complex for seniors ages 55+ located at 1030 Atlas Road. More...

Blythewood Middle School SPARK club’s app wins best in state

Richland School District Two’s Blythewood Middle School SPARK! Club joined schools across the nation in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. More...

Scholars Academy Magnet students advocate for Sierra’s Law

The juniors of the Ridge View High School Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law presented to various classes at Ridge View regarding their advocacy work to pass Sierra’s Law. More...

Sports

Goodwin, Woods lead Skyhawks to win over Highlanders

A strong second half performance by Seventh Woods and Chavez Goodwin led the Hammond Skyhawks past the Heathwood Hall Highlanders 61- 48 Friday, January 8.  More...

Highlanders pin Skyhawks

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders’ wrestling team is off to an undefeated start to the season following a 40-30 defeat of the Hammond Skyhawks Wednesday, January 6.  More...

Big third quarter carries Dreher

Dreher head coach Teresa Jones challenged her players at halftime to come out and play “Dreher Blue Devils girls‘ basketball.”  More...

Arts & Entertainment

State House art displayed at Michael’s Café

Trahern Cook’s painting of the Capitol is part of an exhibition of State House art work at Michael’s Café & Catering during January. More...

Southern Exposure New Music concert includes four world premieres

Exposed Wiring V with C Street Brass, Cameron Britt, Sharon Harms, Kenneth Meyer, and University of South Carolina music faculty come together Friday, January 29 for the next Southern Exposure concert in the series. More...

Nice Work comes to Town Theatre

Girls, gangsters, glamour, and Gershwin!  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Pingora Loan Servicing, LLC vs. Mieoki K.  More...

Richland County Masters Sale

NOTICE OF SALE Case#2015-CP-40-03487 BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of The City of Columbia vs.  More...

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...