July 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor elected second vice president of U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Steve  Benjamin   Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was elected Second Vice President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) June 27 at this year’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, positioning Columbia at the heart of munic More...

News

Rental housing regulations ordinance goes into effect

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook and city leaders announce a new ordinance affecting residential property owners. More...

CCN prepares for new rental ordinance

With the new rental ordinance going into effect July 1, the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods invited Dave Hatcher, with code enforcement, at its monthly meeting Thursday, June 23 to speak about the ordinance. More...

Public input wanted: how to best spend $23.5 million on flood recovery projects

Richland County officials will hold a series of meetings to ask residents one big question: What flood recovery projects should take priority with $23.5 million in federal grant money? More...

Commentary

Nature Revisited

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

I was trying to medicate near terminal jet lag by watching old reruns of Good Eats and a choreographed nature program. Too much silly-haired carnival barker on the 24 hour news programs. More...

Tanning Woes

I’m just saying...

I don’t know what’s going on with my tanning salon, but they are driving me CRAZY.  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column about how I had discovered the luxury of spray tanning. More...

Losing my man card

40–Something

Do I have to turn in my man card if I called movers to move stuff within my house? Technically, I didn’t call them. My wife did. More...

Society

Bennettsville High School Class of 1949 holds reunion

Members of the Bennettsville High School Class of 1949 celebrated their 67th reunion June 25 at Forest Lake Club. Underlined are the class members who now live in Columbia. (L-r standing) John A. More...

Camp Leopold, Dominion Foundation partner to send South Carolina students to Camp Leopold

The Camp Leopold environmental education camp program will host an additional 250 South Carolina students as they experience the environmental education field trip of a lifetime thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation. More...

Miss Hart and Mr Castro plan September wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Garner Hart of Columbia, South Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Callaway, of Denver, Colorado, to Peter Matthew Castro, also of Denver, and son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Crafty Feast accepting vendor applications

Crafty Feast, the largest juried indie craft fair in the Midlands region of South Carolina, is accepting vendor applications from now until July 31, 2016, at craftyfeast.com for its annual show, to be held Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 12 p.m. More...

Travel

India, Part 4

The Accident

I knew we were on the right road. For miles, the shoulder of the road shadowed by the Himalayas had been lined with holy men, sadhus, thin shadows moving slowly alongside the mountain road in the direction of Mother Ganga, the holy Ganges River. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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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...

Enjoy a seat on Main Street

Midlands residents will soon be able to grab a seat on S.C.’s Main Street thanks to “What’s Next Midlands,” a social innovation program launched by EngenuitySC with funding from Central Carolina Community Foundation and local More...

Historic preservation awards inspire art on Main Street

South Carolina Historic Preservation Honor awards were recently received by several Main Street restoration projects: 1614, 1620, and 1626 Main Street. The awards have inspired an art exhibition. More...

On Second Thought

Mid-Century Modern on Millwood

In the later 1940s, cities throughout the nation experienced a transformation as the lean years of the Depression era and World War II gave way to greater wealth and an interest to further embrace the modern era. More...

ASK ANN...

What is being built in Five Points close to the corner of Harden and Devine?

According to Billy Judge of Shandon Baptist Church, we will soon have a new Baptist student center at that location. The center should be completed in August, in time for the up coming semester. More...

Of floods and families

A Lot of Everything

Editor’s Note: This is the 31st 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...

Business

Fitness expert demonstrates her formula for client success

Local fitness expert Lisa Waites Austin has distilled her longtime experience into a perfect formula for client success, combining personal attention with class camaraderie at her new Koru Group Fitness studio in the Shandon area. More...

City Snippets

USC raises tuition by 3.25 percent  The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees is increasing student tuition by 3.25 percent starting this fall, the largest hike in five years. More...

Folks About Town

Tammie Maddock has joined The Columbia Star as financial manager. Glenn Cannon recently celebrated 50 years with the Vulcan Materials Company Columbia Quarry. More...

Education

Brookland-Cayce High School’s I2Tech program succeeding

The I2Tech program at Brookland-Cayce High School is helping prepare students for careers.  Brookland- Cayce High School has been offering an I2Tech program for two years.  Lexington School District Two adopted the TransformSC,   1-to- More...

School Stars

Blythewood High School senior Hunter Dabbs recently received the BHS Principal Purchase Award for his photograph “Sandals.” Principal Dr. More...

Sports

Cardinals looking for improvement

Overview: The 2015 season got off to a good start for the Cardinals under first year head coach Doug Dutton. A 3-2 start was highlighted by wins over Heathwood Hall and Pelion. However, it fell off the tracks fast. More...

Events

Events

•ART Exhibition Route to (re)settlement is on display through July 30, Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. or by appointment. historiccolumbia.org. More...

Home & Garden

Blueberries for Annika and you

Stopping to smell the flowers

One warm June day, little Annika went with her mother to pick blueberries in Summer’s Growing Healthy Garden. She brought her small blue bucket and her mother brought a small blue bucket too. More...

Star Chefs

Blueberry Shortbread Bars   More...