August 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Relationships remain strong between police and citizens

Recent police involved shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; and St. More...

CCN addresses brown water concern

Amid concerns of brown water around Columbia, the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods invited Joey Jaco and Clint Shealy from the Columbia Water Works division to speak with residents at the monthly CCN meeting Thursday, July 28.  More...

Labor Finders 2016 Employee of the Year—a true survivor

Congratulations to Anthony “Tony” Harr ington

Most people like to acknowledge the best-ofthe best: the best movie, the best restaurant, the best ball team; the best athlete. Businesses also like to acknowledge their best employee, and Labor Finders is one of these businesses. More...

Business

LaBrasca's Pizza

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Beef O’Brady wins prestigious award

Hardscrabble Road restaurant owners Casey and Chris Thompson became winners right out of the gate recently, capturing a prestigious award from the Beef O’Brady franchise in their first year in business.  The Thompsons were recognized with More...

City Snippets

KeenanSuggs sold   More...

Society

Capital Rotary summer blood drive success continues

Matthew Pollard (l) and Harry Carter welcome a donor for Capital Rotary’s 2016 blood drive. More...

Lexington Medical Center Foundation hosts Wine on the River, August 27

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Women of Hope will host the annual “Wine on the River” party at the West Columbia Riverwalk and Stone River Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. More...

Sisters of Charity Foundation of S.C. awards $496,500 in grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation awarded $496,500 to 12 grantees addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina. More...

Events

Events

•ANI MALS Barkin’ Boots ’n’ BBQ will be held Saturday, August 6, 6 p.m., PETSinc, 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia. 803-739-9333. More...

Historic Columbia August 2016 Events

• Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours, Thursday, August 11, 7:30, 8, and 8:30 p.m., Elmwood Cemetery.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Backstage at Town Theatre

The theme is familiar— an aging actress threatened by youth— but we’re giving it a fresh, new spin! More...

Get a jump-start on the school year

Richland Library bracing kids for end of summer vacation

Local students will soon be strapping on their backpacks and heading back to school. More...

James Gregory

James Gregory is coming back to Town Theatre Saturday, August 6—two shows—5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

Legals

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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 For More...

Remembering Brandon Lavar Byrd

An explosive extravaganza

It was nine years ago when Cynthia Byrd lost her youngest son, Brandon Byrd, to a fatal car accident; and to this day, she is keeping his memory alive by giving back to the community he grew up in. More...

Welvista Smiles for a Lifetime celebrates Christmas in July at Brittons

Saturday July 20, the weather outside was frightful, but inside Brittons, the atmosphere was delightful.  More...

On Second Thought

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Studies show PTSD to be highly prevalent in veterans of the war in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, and the protracted military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The prevalence of insomnia is related to the nature of the traumatic exposure. More...

Commentary

Patriotism

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

Following the first day of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, an internet rumor began circulating claiming American flags had been banned from the event. There were incriminating pictures supporting that claim.  More...

Ben... just the two of us

I’m just saying...

We have a rat. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column on my murderous cats and how many times they bring their “victims” in uninjured, and the little critters get loose in the house. More...

A Pill for a Pill

40–Something

Pill taking has always been a bit of an adventure at my house. More...

Education

Airport High School gets summer improvements

As a part of the Lexington School District 2 building schedule, more than $12 million was allocated for upgrades at Airport High School. More...

Teachers plug into alternative energy learning

It’s summer, but school is not out for everyone. Teachers from Lexington Two, Richland One, and two private schools are in a class to learn about alternative energy. More...

Hopkins student receives scholarship

Jasmine Azeem, of Hopkins, is among a group of top college students honored by Lander University during its annual School of Management Scholarship Banquet. Azeem has been selected to receive the Mr. and Mrs. Seth Sherard Scholarship.   More...

Sports

Vikings discover tougher world in new region

Overview: Spring Valley came very close to having a remarkable season in 2015. While the Vikings finished at 6-6, three of those losses were by a touchdown or less. More...

High School stars to watch in 2016

Thomas Hollingsworth and Will Bethea, A.C. Flora- The Falcons are breaking in a new quarterback, Carlton Andrews, in 2016 so it will be helpful to have two viable options in the passing game like Thomas Hollingsworth and Will Bethea. More...

Games to watch in 2016

August 26: Brookland-Cayce @ Airport More...

Home & Garden

Oh, deer! What can the matter be?

Stopping to smell the flowers

Foresters, outdoor educators, home and school gardeners, farmers, nurserymen, and land developers, face a common problem: deer devouring plants. More...

Star Chefs

Summer Vegetable Ratatouille   More...

Travel

Ganges, Part 9

The Tortuous Trail

For many long stretches we were alone. The Ganges River was on our right. Beyond it were mountains scarred with landslides and avalanches. Streams leapt over waterfalls and tumbled into the river taking rocks and debris with them. More...