February 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Residents meet to discuss the 4.4 mile greenway along Gills Creek

Richland County will continue to sample public opinion on a proposed 4.4-mile greenway along Gills Creek, the sleepy east Columbia stream that turned deadly during a 1,000-year flood on October 4. More...

District 2 Councilman speaks to Edgewood/Read Street Community Improvement Cooperative Council

Reverend Ed McDowell, newly elected Columbia City Councilman for District 2, was a guest speaker at the Edgewood/ Read Street, Community Improvement Cooperative Council, Monday, February 15 at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center.  More...

The Celebrate Freedom Foundation asks Richland County Council for funds to build a pavilion

At the February 16 meeting, Richland County Council featured a presentation by Historic Columbia thanking the council for its help in the restoration of the Woodrow Wilson family home in Columbia. More...

Commentary

Brandy

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

During a golf trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, a long time ago, a group of us had finished a round at a now extinct golf course, one of our favorites, and were having a late lunch at a local watering hole that most likely is also no longer in existence. More...

Erroneous Electronic Errors

I’m just saying...

A few weeks ago, I decided it was time for a new phone. Since my old phone was probably the same model that came across the prairies in covered wagons, I was way overdue for an upgrade, but I HATE getting new phones! More...

From High School to Helicopter Parent

40–Something

My wife and I were having lunch the other day at a restaurant in Charlotte. Two gentlemen sat at a table next to us, and we couldn’t help but overhear some of their conversation.  More...

Society

Growing Up in Colonial Heights

A reunion is scheduled for Saturday, February 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary to hold Art for Faith’s Sake

The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) invites campus and community members to attend its Art for Faith’s Sake Celebration, scheduled for Thursday, March 3. More...

All Saints Episcopal Church in Cayce dedicates Little Free Library

On Sunday, February 7, the parishioners of All Saints’ Episcopal Church at 1001 12th Street in Cayce, followed The Reverend Patricia Sexton outdoors after the 10:30 a.m. service.  More...

Sports

Dreher wins big despite foul trouble

With two of their biggest stars, Jhileiya Dunlap and Kamryn Lemon on the bench strapped with foul trouble, the Dreher Lady Blue Devils stiffened their defense and produced enough offense to get by the South Pointe Lady Stallions 63-45 Thursday, Febru More...

Local hoopsters make 2015-2016 SCBCA All-State Teams

Boys AAAA All-State More...

Lady Barons bomb Cardinal Newman

The Wilson Hall Lady Barons hit five 3-pointers and had 11 different players in the scoring column to oust the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals by a score of 54-21 in the first round of the SCISA 3A girls’ playoffs at the Sumter Civic Center Frid More...

Travel

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 6: Historic St. Augustine

We awoke early at the Jolly Boatman Inn, sailed into St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that on March 8, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. an auction will be held for the purpose of satisfying a landlord lien.  More...

Legals

Full Story

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...

JDRF Walk for Cure kick-started with Frye

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation held its annual Walk for Cure at River Bluff High School in Lexington Sunday, February 21, 2016. More...

Nonprofits, register now for Midlands Gives

Central Carolina Community Foundation is partnering with the Columbia Fireflies to house the new headquarters for Midlands Gives, the 24-hour online giving challenge Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in the brand new Spirit Communications Park in Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

South Carolina Medal of Honor Recipients: Part IV

In part IV of our series re: South Carolina Medal of Honor recipients, we would like to again remind readers that the Palmetto State—per capita—is home to more Medal of Honor recipients than any other State. More...

Lunch and Learn

Most museums have artifacts in their collection that are rarely displayed due to fragility, lack of exhibit space, or are so unique that there are few opportunities to pair them in context with other historic objects. More...

ASK ANN...

I keep hearing that we need to make America great again. Are we falling behind the rest of the world?

The good news is that by most measures America is doing fine. More...

Business

Sports becoming big business in Columbia

Brookland Baptist hosts Carolina Cougars for upcoming season

Carolina Cougars LLC announced February 10 that a partnership of Todd Miller and Allen Franklin, has acquired the League’s 200th expansion club. The new team will be named Carolina Cougars (CC) and expects to begin play in 2016.  More...

Fireflies light up Columbia beginning April 14

Single game tickets for the Columbia Fireflies Inaugural Season at Spirit Communications Park go on sale February 26 at 9 a.m. More...

City Snippets

2015 BMW production up More...

Education

School Stars

A total of 26 Blythewood High School students earned regional recognition sponsored by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. More...

Fifty-six students inducted into Lexington Two’s Myrdis Walker Scholars Program

Fifty-six Lexington District Two students were inducted into the Myrdis Walker Scholars program as 2016 Scholars February 11 at the Brookland Cayce High School auditorium. More...

Calling all former Ridge View High School alumni soccer players

Did you play soccer for Ridge View High School? Do you miss kicking the ball around with your teammates? All soccer alumni men and women from all graduating years are invited to suit up and play in the 2016 Alumni Soccer Games.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS First Annual Patter Pets Dog and Pony Show will be held March 13, 1–5 p.m., Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce. www.patterpets.org. •ART More...

Arts & Entertainment

UofSC Theatre’s Still Life takes a searing look at life in the wake of the Vietnam War

The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Still Life, a visceral, documentary-style drama about life in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, February 25–28 at the Lab Theatre.  Show times are 8 p.m. nightly. More...

Shared Traditions: Sacred Music in the South

February 26 and 27, presented by McKissick Museum, the School of Music, University of South Carolina, and Brookland Baptist Church, West Columbia  More...

Home & Garden

Celebrating Candytuft

Stopping to smell the flowers

A recent speaking engagement reminded me of a favorite childhood plant, common or globe candytuft, Iberis umbellata, a low growing annual with white or pastel circular clustered flowers. More...

Star Chefs

Warm Chicken Nacho Dip   More...