June 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Red bird makes nice neighbor

This mother red bird made her nest one foot from our sunporch window and has raised two little red birds in it. She’s a really nice neighbor and smiles when I take her picture.  —Bob Lineberger   More...

News

Friends remember Deborah Christie’s contributions to the community

It is with heavy heart I announce the transition of Deborah Christie (formerly Deborah Livingston) June 3, 2016, at Palmetto Baptist. More...

Columbia City Council approves budget

Columbia City Council approved the first reading of the 2016-2017 budget at the monthly meeting Tuesday, June 7.  More...

West Columbia City Council chooses Chernoff Newman for public affairs and consulting services

The West Columbia City Council met June 7, 2016. Members present included Council Member L. Dale Harley, Mayor Pro Tem Cayce Hallman, Trevor Bedell, Jimmy Brooks, Mayor Bobby Horton, Tommy Parler, Teddy Wingard, and Tem Miles.  More...

Business

Wally Graves becomes board chair of the Lourie Center

As a U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, a Purple Heart Vietnam veteran, and an insurance executive, Wally Graves knows a lot about using time wisely and valuing all of its moments. More...

City Snippets

$300 million plant announced  China Jushi, a global manufacturer and promoter of fiberglass products, will create 400 new jobs at a $300 million plant in Columbia’s Pineview Industrial Park off Shop Road. More...

Folks About Town

Moore Beauston and Woodham have added Jonathan Huggins as IT support staff and Reginald Thomas as staff accountant.  Colliers International have added Amber Willoughby as property administrator, and Will Choate as brokerage associate.   More...

Society

Iris Garden Club honors Patricia Setzer

The Iris Garden Club, Columbia, sponsored an aspidistra collection at the Hampton Preston House to thank and honor longtime member Patricia Setzer. More...

Columbia Chapter, NSDAR holds annual meeting

The Columbia Chapter, NSDAR in its 124th year, held its annual meeting at the Fort Jackson Officers’ Club. The guest speaker was Debbie Brady, lead teacher for the Richland District II Center for Child Development. More...

Daughters of the Granby DAR Chapter attend the 236th Anniversary of Buford’s Massacre of the Waxhaws

The Buford Massacre was a defining moment for many frontier settlers in 1780 who would have liked to remain neutral in the conflict. The savagery of the British convinced many to join the American fight for freedom.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

They’re Back!

Columbia Children’s Theatre’s Spaghetti and Meatball Players present The Commedia Hansel & Gretel

Back by popular demand after last summer’s hiatus, The Spaghetti and Meatball Players return in full force with their rendition of The Commedia Hansel & Gretel June 10–19. More...

Home & Garden

The Tried and Trouble Free Treasure Flower

Stopping to smell the flowers

Feed and seed stores are very good places to find treasures, even a treasure flower. While at Ace Horse and Garden in Horrell Hill, I spotted a cheerful daisy like compact flowering plant in many vibrant colors. More...

Star Chefs

Roasted Okra   More...

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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

Celebrate Freedom Festival

To honor Buffalo Soldiers

The Annual Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s Annual Festival will be honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers, Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds.   More...

CIU president emeritus, evangelical leader passes away

Robertson McQuilkin, the third president of Columbia International University, and son of the school’s first president R.C. McQuilkin, passed away on June 2, 2016. He was 88 years old. More...

On Second Thought

Go back in time at summer camp

Artifact Spotlight

In most every museum collection, there are objects that fall under the “what’s it?” category. These were once commonplace but are now mysterious with the passing of time and advances in technology. More...

Of floods and families

Be the Dog

Editor’s Note: This is the 28th 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...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Commentary

Traveling America

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

We were checking into a motel on Buck Owens Boulevard in Bakersfield, California, just after seeing Redwood National Park and Point Reyes National Seashore. The following morning, we would drive through Death Valley.  More...

Tanned Redheads... an endangered species

I’m just saying...

Aaaah... summertime is upon us! The “screen-door” heat that seems to love hanging around the south hasn’t arrived quite yet, but in recent days the energy-sapping humidity has definitely made its presence known. More...

Is it a “man” cave if the walls are pink?

40–Something

I’m finally getting a man cave. Unfortunately, there are a few lingering details that may force me to remove the “man” from my cave.  More...

Education

All members of Troop 10’s Panther Patrol achieve Eagle Rank

Sunday, May 8 marked a milestone in the short history of the Panther Patrol of Boys Scout Troop 10 of Eastminster Church, when patrol members John Andrews and Robert Price, scouts in the patrol, were awarded the rank of Eagle. More...

School Stars

Spring Valley High School Discovery magnet students represented Richland School District Two well at the recent 2016 International Science and Engineering Fair ( ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona. More...

Sports

Eagles hoping Burnett shines in 2016

Overview: Airport returned to its winning ways in 2015 due in large part to all-everything Josh Tucker. More...

Lower Richland youth track team wins over 456 medals

The Lower Richland Cheetahs youth track team won over 456 medals and ribbons this season, including 90 medals and ribbons at the state track meet held at Lower Richland High School. More...

Ridge View hires two coaches

Ridge View High School has hired two coaches. Julie Kenison is the new cross country coach for girls and boys. More...

Travel

India, Part 1

Fascination Fulfilled

I have been fascinated with India since 1970 when I spent a week in New Delhi after leaving Thailand where I had been doing research. In 1992, my wife Linda and I hosted Pratish, an Indian graduate student at USC. More...

Pets

Does your puppy bite you?

Trainer gives tips to stop your puppy from biting

Probably 25 percent of the calls and emails we receive at Praise Dog Training involve puppies and adolescent dogs whose owners are getting frustrated by their mouthing of the owners’ hands and clothing. More...