July 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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Different Toilet Paper

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

Scotland has rectangular toilet paper. Just like Ireland. I assume the rest of the British Isles also feature a similarly shaped tissue, but I didn’t visit the facilities while in England.  More...

Doggie Dental Dilemmas

I’m just saying...

“He’s getting WHAT?”  These words were from my husband Marty when I was trying to explain I was taking our poodle Whitman to the “doggie dentist” for a teeth cleaning.  “I’m taking him to get his te More...

Minigolf is all I have left

40–Something

We used to be that family... the one at the minigolf course with the cute little kids dragging around clubs taller than themselves.  More...

Education

Spring Valley Education Foundation aids teaching mission

Jeff Temoney has just completed his second year as the principal of Spring Valley High School. More...

Society

Bay Blossom Garden Club members— stewards of the environment

Bay Blossom Garden Club promotes conservation and considers the care of our environment a priority. The club’s projects and programs illustrate this commitment.  More...

You are invited to tour new Richland County Coroner’s Office

The Richland County Coroner’s Office is saying goodbye to its former headquarters and relocating to a spacious, new facility.  The move allows the coroner’s office to function more cohesively and provide better services to residents More...

Capital Rotary Club members tour Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

Dr. 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. •BOOK SIGNING More...

Arts & Entertainment

Summer Fun at Richland Library

For more information on these and other events at Richland Library this summer, visit www.richlandlibrary.com.   More...

Travel

India, Part 5

A Holy Blessing

After the accident, Linda lay down on the back seat, and we continued on our way to the source of the Ganges. More...

Pets

Lost dog, found dog

It’s the time of the year when fireworks strike terror into the hearts of many dogs, and more dogs go missing this time of year than any other. More...

Put the brakes on pet car sickness

Much like humans, dogs and puppies can also experience a feeling of illness while on car trips. This car sickness can make pet travel, whether short or long, quite an ordeal for dogs and their families. More...

Leeza Gibbons takes her Donald Trump “Celebrity Apprentice” winnings home to open Leeza’s Care Connection

After winning more than $700,000 last year on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, Leeza Gibbons, the Emmy Award-winning talk show host has honored her pledge to bring her prize money back to her hometown of Irmo, South Carolina, to open Leeza’s C More...

On Second Thought

Not Just for Barbershop Quartets: The Straw Boater Hat

If you look at a photograph of a crowd in the summertime taken around the turn of the century, you will most likely notice a sea of boater hats.  Made of handwoven straw, the boater got its name from its popularity as headgear for, you guessed More...

Of floods and families

The little plant that could, then couldn’t

Editor’s Note: This is the 32nd 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...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Business

City Snippets

Speedier broadband on way   More...

Folks About Town

James Matthews II has been admitted as a partner of McGregor and Company. Deputy Chief Melron Kelly has been selected as one of the International Association of Chiefs of Police 40 under 40 Award winners. More...

Celebrity develops HUGS

Lexington Medical Center has teamed up with award-winning entertainment personality, health advocate, and Irmo native Leeza Gibbons to develop a new program called HUGS, which stands for “Helping U Grow Strong,” to support family caregive More...

Sports

Dreher looking to contend in 2016

Overview: With two weeks left in the regular season, Dreher had an opportunity to win the region title. However, injuries and depth caught up to the Blue Devils, as they dropped the final two games to Chapin and A.C. Flora. More...

Midlands players selected to the Clash of the Carolinas

The 10th Annual Clash of the Carolinas, the only interstate all-star prep soccer match of its kind in the nation, will take place on Saturday, July 9 at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. More...

A.C. Flora names new boys’ soccer coach

A.C. Flora announced David Schroer will take over as the new head coach for the boys’ soccer team Thursday, June 30. Schroer replaces Mat thew Bar ry, who stepped down following the 2016 season. More...

Home & Garden

A Bird’s Eye View of Nature

Stopping to smell the flowers

One of the goals of the Carolina Children’s Garden in northeast Columbia is to put families with children in touch with nature and each other. The natural setting in a forest overlooking a lake serves as the backdrop to achieve this goal. More...

Star Chefs

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that on July 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. 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...

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