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News

Columbia City Council addresses concerns about water safety

Joey Jaco, director of utilities and engineering with the City of Columbia, and Clint Shealy, waterworks superintendent, gave a presentation about the quality of water in Columbia at the Columbia City Council meeting March 1. More...

Richland County residents air concerns at Richland County Council meeting

Richland County Council featured several speakers during Citizen’s Input at the March 1 meeting. Margaret Sumpter asked the council to refuse funding for Phase II of Pinewood Lake Park. More...

Chief Charles McNair of Department of Public Safety in City of Cayce retires

Chief Charles McNair of the Department of Public Safety in the City of Cayce is retiring after more than 42 years of public service. McNair, a lifelong Cayce resident, started his career with the Cayce Fire Department in 1974. More...

Business

Dr. Harris Pastides USC president, receives Global Vision Award

The Columbia World Affairs Council presented Dr. More...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® holds Career Move Month to extend opportunities to potential hires

When it comes to Moving People Forward®, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® takes its core purpose seriously.  More...

City Snippets

Sonoco program honored More...

Education

Brookland-Cayce students selected to Wingate All-Select Choir

Brookland-Cayce High School Choir members (l-r) Owen Sease, Ashlyn Chapiesky, and Rachel Hunnicutt, were selected to the 2016 Wingate All-Select Choir. More...

Food Lion hosts Saluda River’s Super Bowl Math Night

The Food Lion at 2250 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia hosted a Math Super Bowl Thursday evening, February 4 for the students of Saluda River Academy for the Arts (SRAA). More...

Schools earn Palmetto Gold/Silver awards

Richland Two Schools

The South Carolina Department of Education recently released the winners of the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for 2014–2015. More...

Sports

Lady Blue Devils get by Cardinal Newman

Dreher's Kendall DeBerry launched a blast from the left sideline that sailed over Cardinal Newman goalkeeper Maria Cumming's outstretched arms and into the back of the net in the 29th minute to give the Lady Blue Devils the one goal they wo More...

Falcons make it three straight finals

The game clock got to 1:27 in the third quarter before the A.C. Flora Falcons took the lead for the first time.  More...

Lady Vikings run by Rock Hill for second straight trip to ’Ship

Spring Valley’s Christian Hithe soars to the hoop for two of her game-high 22 points against Rock Hill. See p. B3 More...

Home & Garden

Sowing History

Stopping to smell the flowers

As you seed the summer food garden this spring, think history. Each species we grow has not only a genetic history but also a cultural one. More...

Star Chefs

Bird’s Nest Breakfast Cups   More...

First flower of spring

First azalea bloom spotted at Jim and Nola Covington’s home. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5636 and 29- 1540 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody of th 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

Westwood Drama Department to represent S.C. at the National Thespian Festival in Nebraska

The Westwood Drama Department competed and won the Honor Select to represent South Carolina at the National Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska, this June. More...

Dreher graduate to compete in Miss South Carolina pageant

Columbia native Ali Bradley, Miss Inman, will compete for Miss SC the end of June at the Township Auditorium. Ali is the daughter of Nancy and Ren Bradley and a graduate of Dreher High School where she held the title of Miss Blue Devil 2013. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Draperies from Crawford-Clarkson House

In the time before electricity, when the world was lit by fire, big windows that allowed for lots of daylight to enter a building were an important luxury that not all could afford. More...

Of floods and families

When life hands you lemons… and you don’t like lemonade

Editor’s Note: This is the 16th 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...

Commentary

Censoring Censorship

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

While watching a John Wayne western called El Dorado the other evening, I received a shock. The movie is El Dorado and co-stars Robert Mitchum and James Caan. Pretty basic Duke Wayne fare. More...

A Cuckoo in the Hook House

I’m just saying...

“My poor darling… my sweet baby…does him need a back rub?”  “No, but could you heat up this tea for me please…and add some more honey? More...

Birds, Bees, and Gag Reflexes

40–Something

There’s one sure fire way to completely disgust a teenager, and that is to make any reference as to how they came to be on this earth. More...

Society

Historian entertains the Woman’s Club of Columbia with southern musts

On February 23, 2016, Rodger Stroup entertained the members of the Woman’s Club of Columbia with his talk “Marrying into a Southern Family.” His unique perspective is that of a non-southerner; however, three of his dozen first cousi More...

A Day at the Beach

Beach Memories, past and present, were celebrated by over 100 participants February 11, 2016. More...

Columbia Design League accepting entries for Runaway Runway 2016

The Columbia Design League is accepting entries for the annual Runaway Runway design competition and recycled fashion show. More...

Events

Richland Library Events

• Email Basics, March 5, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Richland Library Main  Become familiar with using electronic mail to create, send and receive messages. Learn how to save contacts and tips for identifying junk mail. More...

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. More...

Arts & Entertainment

S.C. Phil ready to uncork Tasting Notes 2016

The high-end wine and gourmet food samplings of Tasting Notes, one of the Midlands’ signature fundraising events, will raise critical support for the S.C. Philharmonic from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the S.C. State Museum.  More...

The Honky Tonk Angels get a new pair of wings

Town Theatre’s current production of The Honky Tonk Angels is a step back in time—not only will you hear some of your favorite country tunes, you will also drive down the highway with two of the show’s original performers— and More...

Parker Quartet public events

• Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., Parker Quartet Concert, USC School of Music Recital Hall, Beethoven—Quartet in G Major, Op.18, No.2; Anton Webern—Five Movements for String Quartet, Op.5; Bartok- Quartet No.1  Adults $15; senior More...

Travel

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 7: The Intracoastal Waterway

Captain Tigner sat us down and explained the situation: “Swabbies, this waterway goes to Key West, but we’re not even close yet. We’ve passed tugs, barges, cruise ships, fishing boats, but no dumb boaters like us. More...

Viking Cup kicks off girls’ soccer season

Cardinal Newman’s Regan Fosmire heads a long ball back into play against Irmo. See p. B8 More...