July 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Football and Soccer

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

The highlight of my Scotland visit was seeing St. Andrews. The place where golf was invented ranks high in the hearts of those of us cursed to pick up a bag of clubs and struggle to find creative excuses for poor play every week or so. More...

If ever I should leaf you

I’m just saying...

“Honey, do you want to be buried or cremated when you die?” I was asking this of my husband, Marty one evening as we were having dinner.  “WHAT?” Marty has never been one to enjoy unpleasant discussions, and death is high More...

Waiting Room Blues

40–Something

A relative of mine recently had an operation, which gave me an opportunity to spend some time in a hospital and, more specifically, a waiting room.  More...

Business

Wells Fargo gives $12,500 to Pawmetto Lifeline

Well Fargo supports Pawmetto Lifeline’s mission of creating a no–kill community in the Midlands where no healthy or adoptable pet is euthanized

Pawmetto Lifeline announced July 11 a $12,500 grant from Wells Fargo and Company (NYSE: WFC) to support the organization’s mission of creating a no-kill community in the Midlands, where no healthy or adoptable pet is euthanized just because the More...

Be aware of scams

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott stated that far too often citizens are victimized by unsuspecting criminals who are out to steal your personal information with the intent to commit fraudulent activities. More...

Out of town tips

Sheriff Leon Lott reminds citizens of a few safety tips while planning your next vacation and headed out to some fun in the sun:  • Ask a neighbor or family member to retrieve your mail as well as placing your garbage can near the roadside More...

Society

Women (and men and kids) tip the scales

If you like to watch old movies on cable TV or Netflix, you’ll probably notice how thin most of the actors are. Not painfully thin, just normally thin—the way most people in America used to be until the 1980s.  More...

A travel journal for your inner child

Our busy lives leave so little time for meandering and exploring. Ask yourself if other priorities have kept you from inviting your “inner child” to come out and play. More...

Can you name these women?

1. Who published a series about young girls at age 37?  2. Who shared her story with the world at age 64?  3. Who had an epiphany to work with Calcutta’s sick children?  4. 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

Junior Arts Summer Theatre Workshop gets dramatic this summer

The Village Square Theatre Junior Summer Arts Workshop program is in its ninth year. This summer the program will be bringing back by popular demand an original story written by Debra E. Leopard called Mother Goose- Vamoose! More...

Snoopy!!! brings the Peanuts gang to Columbia’s Vista

Experience “The Big Bow Wow” when the Broadway Bound Vista Theatre Project presents Snoopy!!!— The Musical July 22-31 in M Space, 530 Lady Street. It’s remarkable! Fantastic! Entertaining! More...

Disney’s The Little Mermaid comes to Town Theatre

“Just look at the world around you—such wonderful things surround you—what more is ya lookin’ for?” Despite the wonders of the sea floor, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel still longs to leave her ocean home to live in t More...

Travel

India, Part 6

A landslide blocks the road

After we bathed in the holy spring, our driver magically reappeared, and we got back in the wounded taxi. About an hour up the rocky road, we came to a screeching halt. More...

Triumphant

It was Christmas holidays, 1963, when three of my friends and I took our first flight to our good friend’s wedding in New Orleans. The flight was perfect, and I thought to myself I would never travel any other way. But then we had to fly home. More...

Columbia entrepreneur has Shark Tank moment

Local entrepreneur Marty Fort, owner of the Columbia Arts Academy and Lexington School of Music, had a Shark Tank moment at the Inc Magazine, GrowCo conference in Nashvi l le in 2014. More...

On Second Thought

Historic Columbia Summer Camp

History is cool! Long gone are the days of learning about the past by reading textbooks and viewing artifacts in exhibit cases. Museums and historic sites use technology and interactive activities to engage audiences of all ages. More...

Of floods and families

The fifth letter of the alphabet and all it entails

Editor’s Note: This is the 33rd 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

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Government / Neighborhood

South Kilbourne Neighborhood Assocation hears code enforcement update

The South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Thursday, July 7. More...

Forest Acres City Council discusses possibilites for Pinetree Park

The Forest Acres City Council voted July 12 to take the first steps in the long- running saga involving a tiny piece of land in the city.  The council voted to put out to bid immediately a project that would improve the landscaping and address e More...

Shandon Neighborhood Council discusses National Night Out and improvements

The Shandon Neighborhood Council held its bi- monthly meeting Monday, July 11.  The council approved a motion to allocate $250 to enhance the National Night Out experience. More...

Education

School Stars

Lexington School District Two’s Daniel Bailey received the Warren E. Shull Award for the National Middle Level Adviser of the Year. The award is given by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. More...

Richland Two Game On: Working Together for Success

Richland Two Superintendent’s Column

We did it! Another successful school year has come and gone. The 2015- 2016 school year unquestionably had its share of challenges with floodwaters racing through our homes and heart, and international notoriety received for all the wrong reasons. More...

Students from Shandon United Methodist Church travel to Hollywood

One hundred thirty high school students who attend Shandon United Methodist Church plus their chaperones and 14 college students who have gone before traveled to Hollywood, South Carolina, to repair More...

Sports

Former Blythewood star leads Coastal Carolina to championship

It’s been two weeks since Coastal Carolina University defeated Arizona University 4-3 in the third game of the College World Series to claim the national championship. More...

Skyhawks streaking toward 2016

Overview: Hammond’s amazing run through the 3A SCISA ranks continued in 2015 with not only the Skyhawks’ tenth consecutive trip to the State Championship game, but their eighth state title. More...

Participants learn more than football at Cornelius’ camp

The Cornelius Summer Sports Camp is one of Richland County Recreation Commission’s (RCRC) indispensable programs.  Children of Richland County have been able to learn sportsmanship, the importance of education, and sports fundamentals.&nbs More...

Home & Garden

Balloon flowers can take the heat

Stopping to smell the flowers

Invite the carefree party favor balloon flower to your perennial summer garden where it will be the life of the party in the heat of July. More...

Star Chefs

Greek Pasta Salad More...

National Symposium on Children’s Gardening explores South Carolina

The American Horticultural Society (AHS), headquartered in Virginia ,will hold its National Children and Youth Garden Symposium in Columbia, from July 13 to 16.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

58020.F46126 NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE C/A#.  More...

Richland County Masters Sales

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE 2016-CP-40-01421 BY VIRTUE of a judgment heretofore granted in the case of Ditech Financial LLC fka Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Emily Atkinson; Maria T. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/ or storage liens: are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-6-5635 and/ or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended: and are in the custody of More...