June 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Brittons’ Beach Blast raises funds for Sesquicentennial State Park

Brittons held a Beach Blast in May and raised $1,500 for The South Carolina State Parks. The funds will be used to purchase a defibrillator for Sesquicentennial State Park. More...

Compost bins now available

Residents have a new way to save money and help the environment now that Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling is offering compost bins.  More...

Commentary

Father’s Day

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

I celebrated Father’s Day two weeks early in 2015. On June 7, late in the morning, I found myself standing in front of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. More...

Diving for Daddy

I’m just saying...

When I was a little girl, my grandfather had a farm of sorts up the street from our house. He had various animals and grew numerous vegetables on that farm, but he didn’t have room for his cows, so they were in a pasture behind our house. More...

Flying through fatherhood

40–Something

It wasn’t that long ago that I was welcoming a fat little baby girl into this world. In August, I’ll be sending that baby off to college. More...

Business

Senior minister at Shandon United Methodist Church retires

Mike Guffee says he was 56 years old before he learned exactly how his life was dedicated to Christ. More...

City Snippets

Lowes Foods coming to Lexington More...

Folks About Town

Dr. Eric Brown and Rich Spicer have been appointed to the Palmetto Place Board of Directors. More...

Society

The enduring double standard

Paula Broadwell graduated at the top of her class at West Point, where she also won numerous varsity letters. More...

Women of Fitness

Kim started her journey towards coaching FCA volleyball as an athlete. She began playing when she was living in Texas, and she ended up playing through college. After her years of playing were behind her, she fell right into coaching. More...

Big benefits come from unsent letters

Right now I’m struggling to compose a letter to someone dear to me. Although I expect to mail something eventually, I know my first drafts are just practice and exploration. I will discard them after I find the right words. More...

Events

June Events

• Saturday Social Worker, June 18, 9–11:30 a.m., Richland Library Main, Career Coaching Center. More...

With Lexington County Master Gardeners

• Shade Gardening, August 15, 6 p.m. Lexington Master Gardeners will share Clemson Extension’s tried and true tips for gardening in the shade. More...

Events

•ANI MALS More...

Travel

India, Part 2

Jewel in the British Crown

During the period of European exploration and colonization for control of the spice trade, India came under the control of European colonial powers. More...

Free guided wildlife walks offered at Riverfront Park

Get an insider’s look at the diverse wildlife living in Riverfront Park during free guided walks in June hosted by the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department.  Participants will tour areas of Riverfront Park with the city’s More...

Fort Jackson celebrates 100 years with Fort Jackson Centennial Park

At its monthly meeting June 14, the Forest Acres City Council heard about plans for the construction of a five- acre park at Fort Jackson. More...

Reformation Lutheran Church holds candlelight vigil for victims of the nightclub shooting

Columbia residents packed Reformation Lutheran Church for a candlelight vigil Tuesday night, June 14 to remember the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting that occurred Sunday, June 12 at 2 a.m.  More...

On Second Thought

Don’t Forget Dahlias

Historic Plant Spotlight

We all think of daylilies, iris, Shasta daisy, mums, asters, and elephant ears when filling in our gardens and yards with warm season perennials, but what about dahlias? “Wait! They don’t grow here!” More...

Of floods and families

Fixating over Fixtures

Editor’s Note: This is the 29th 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 are the things I should do to keep my heart healthy?

Your heart is the most vital organ. It starts beating about four weeks after conception and then when it stops you die, so it pays to take good care of your heart. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Fathers play a vital role in determining the emotional, physical, and socio-economic outcomes of children

The South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a non- profit organization dedicated to helping fathers become great dads through 15 fatherhood program centers across the state, has launched the 2016 Celebrating More...

Rockbridge Road is now open

Rockbridge Road is now open in Richland County. The bridge replacement was completed ahead of schedule. More...

Allen University Chappelle Auditorium opens

Friday, June 24, 2016, beginning at 1 p.m. on the campus of Allen University (1530 Harden Street Columbia, SC 29204), Chappelle Auditorium will officially reopen to the public. More...

Education

Ridge View programs garner national recognition

Ridge View High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its Blazer Athletic program.  More...

Airport High School Drill Team wins awards

The Airport High School Drill Team competed against the very best and brought home several awards. The competition was against the Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Army High School Drill Teams from across the country. More...

Eleven Richland County students graduate from GSSM

Hailey Areheart, Gabriella Marie Barry, Garrett Buchmann, Henry Hardin, Valerie Hinsch, Morgan Jones, Dhaval Patel, Isabelle Schroeder, Alex Sizemore, Wesley Williams V and Lauren Yam, all from Richland County, graduated from the SC Governor’s More...

Sports

Falcons optimistic for improved season in 2016

Overview: The 2015 season was disappointing for the Ben Lippen Falcons. After winning nine games in Coach Derek White’s first campaign, Ben Lippen only managed five victories in 2014. More...

Midlands players named to North/South soccer teams

The annual North- South Soccer Classic, hosted by the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association, will be held at Rock Hill’s District Three Stadium Saturday,   June 18. More...

Graduates receive National Merit scholarships

Three Richland School District Two graduates are the recipients of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sixth Annual “Guardians of the Night” K9 5K Run/Walk!” Food, Fun, Displays, Demonstrations, and a Race

Sheriff Leon Lott is encouraging the community to participate in the 6th Annual Guardians of the Night K-9 5K. More...

City of Columbia Summer Pool Hours

The City of Columbia swim season began Saturday, May 28 for Maxcy Gregg Pool, Greenview Pool, and spray pools/splash pads, and will remain open until Monday, September 5 (Labor Day).  Both pools will be open for recreational swimming on the foll More...

Home & Garden

Messages from Mimosa

Stopping to smell the flowers

Plants are sending us messages continuously, not by digital media, but rather by direct immediate observation. Mimosa trees, Albizia julibrissia, aka the silk tree, are attracting our attention in the landscape right now. More...

Star Chefs

Farro Salad   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE 2011- CP-40-02326 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Citi- Mortgage, Inc. against Marcus R. Shiver, Shenitha L. More...

Richland County Masters Sales

MASTER'S SALE C/A No.15-CP-40-3842 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, in trust for registered Holders of Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-8, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles or other property are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5- 5635 and 29-15-10 SC law as amended, and are in the More...