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News

Annual St. Baldrick’s event raises $92,017 for childhood cancer research

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said that thanks to a caring community, Columbia’s 10th Anniversary St. Baldrick’s Event raised just over $ 92,000 for the St. More...

Building permit fees waived for flood-related repairs

Richland County is waiving building permit fees and business license fees for individuals and volunteer organizations working to repair structures damaged by the October flood.  Building permits and business licenses still are required, but Rich More...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault ( SCCADVASA) announced Governor Nikki R. More...

Commentary

Adjusting to the computer age

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

My friend Terry loves the Cleveland Browns. He lives and dies by this professional football team whose middle name is Hapless. I’m not sure why I’m willing to spend time with such a guy. More...

Tea and Sympathy

I’m just saying...

There’s a new controversial proposal going around about fast food workers getting paid $15 an hour that’s got a lot of people’s panties twisted up in a really big wad. More...

It’s the least wonderful time of the year

40–Something

Please pardon me if I seem a little edgy. It’s just not the best time of year for me.  More...

Society

Columbian emerges as America’s ballerina

Sara Mearns dances Balanchine in upcoming USC gala

Sara Mearns, all grown up yet the same little girl who began dance classes at age three with Ann Brodie and the Calvert-Brodie School of Dance, has been christened— by the ballet media—America’s ballerina. More...

TAG teams up with Forest Acres restaurant and Merchants Association and the Picture Place for art enthusiasts

In conjunction with the Forest Acres Restaurant and Merchants Association, The Picture Place, and the Trenholm Artist Guild are teaming up to create a new experience for art enthusiasts of the Columbia area. More...

DAR honors Vietnam Veterans

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Daughters of the American Revolution representing the Granby, USC, and Columbia Chapters joined together to recognize, honor, and thank our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices made dur ing More...

Events

H.E.R.O. dance benefit to support Gary Sinise Foundation

The H.E.R.O. (Honor. Enrich. Remember. Overcome.) dance benefit will be a dynamic evening of contemporary and classical dance to honor our Nation’s Defenders. More...

Events

•ART  Second Annual Cayce Festival of the Arts will be held April 9, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Brookland-Cayce High School, 1300 State Street, Cayce.caycefestivalofthearts.blogspot.com. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Coming Soon

H+ T in P ( Hamlet and Tusenbach in Purgatory) at CPE   H+ T in P (Hamlet and Tusenbach in Purgatory), written by James Costello, will be performed April 8–9, April 8, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.; April 9, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Center for Performance More...

Opera at USC

Opera at USC will present the Lanny and Sidney Palmer One-Act Opera Series. Speed Dating Tonight!, a comic opera that explores the culture of the modern dating world and reveals humanity in all its awkwardness in the search for a suitable match. More...

Travel

Roach Anxiety

Part 1: Bully Bobby

I recently spent four weeks in the hospital where a skilled lady doctor with tiny hands successfully removed a “roach” from my lung. 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

Family shares story of gratitude for newly adopted son’s emergency care

As a special education teacher at Lexington High School, Suzanne Myers has a place in her heart for children with special needs. More...

UofSC professor honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Benjamin Disraeli once said, “The secret to success is constancy of purpose.” For more than 30 years, Edwin “Ed” Dickey, M.S. More...

On Second Thought

Columbia’s Jewish Population and the Civil Rights Movement

If you lived in Columbia in the 1950s and 1960s, you undoubtedly shopped downtown at a store owned by a Jewish family from Lourie’s, to King’s, to Moe Levy’s. More...

Of floods and families

Standing in the sticks, standing in the shadow

Editor’s Note: This is the 21th installment in a series of articles by staffwriter 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...

ASK ANN...

What was the South Carolina Dispensary?

From 1893-1916 the state of South Carolina operated the liquor business within the state. During this time state law required all liquor sold within the state borders be bottled and dispensed through state run businesses. More...

Business

Columbia Office Market begins 2016 with a modest slowdown

The Columbia, S.C. More...

City Snippets

Hospital, med school collaborating   More...

Folks About Town

The Columbia Museum of Art has been named the recipient of the 2016 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner’s Governor’s Award for the arts in the organization category. More...

Education

Blythewood Middle School honor Band earns Superior rating at S.C. Concert Performance Assessment

Blythewood Middle Honor Band recently participated in the South Carolina Concert Performance Assessment. The band prepared three pieces to be performed on stage to an audience and three judges. More...

Richland One’s reading rocks with Families

On Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., the W. G. Sanders Middle School campus will be bursting with excitement, games, celebrities, and performances as the district holds its annual Reading Rocks literacy celebration. More...

Blythewood Middle School student competes in Intel regional Science Fair

Blythewood Middle School eighth grade student Kristian Hardy competed in the Intel Regional Science Fair. More...

Sports

Skyhawks fly past Heathwood

Hammond sophomore Cle Pennington scored eight goals and had two assists to lead the Skyhawks to a 15-7 victory over the visiting Heathwood Hall Highlanders in boys’ lacrosse action Tuesday, April 5. More...

Eagles blast B-C

Airport’s Kyle Watts pitched four innings allowing no earned runs and striking out four, and he went three-for-five from the plate with two RBIs and a run scored to help lead the visiting Eagles to an 11- 3 thrashing of the Brookland Cayce Bear More...

Highlanders kick past Falcons

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders got goals from four different players on the way to a 4-1 SCISA boys’ soccer win over the Ben Lippen Falcons Tuesday, April 5 on the pitch at Heathwood Hall.  More...

Home & Garden

The Irresistible Spiketail

Stopping to smell the flowers

If you regularly watch SCETV’s Making It Grow on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., you have been introduced to an abundance of plant species growing across South Carolina in private and public gardens, on farms, and commercial nurseries and garden centers. More...

Star Chefs

French Spring Soup   More...

Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers 15th Annual Garden Tour

will be held Thursday, May 19 and Saturday, May 21 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or Shine   Visit six lush gardens in the Irmo area and learn about the plants from Master Gardeners. More...

Pets

Your dog can learn to play

Last month’s Praise Dog Training article explained a few ways to use play to reward your dog and to build his enthusiasm for training. More...

Abandoned Golden retrievers in turkey rescued by Adopt A Golden Atlanta

My husband and I adopted a Golden Retriever from Istanbul Turkey. He is part of an ongoing international rescue of Goldens. The people of Istanbul a few years ago thought that it was a status symbol to have Golden Retriever puppies. More...