September 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Reading old letters brings all kinds of treasure

You just never know what you’ll find out from reading someone else’s letters and travel journals. Especially when those writings belonged to the Revolutionary era South Carolina Pinckney family.  More...

A.C. Flora student shines at Fireflies game

A lot has changed in the life of Ellie Waites since she was just a little girl who loved to sing old songs in the company of only her close family because she was too scared to sing in front of other people. More...

Commentary

Letter to the Editor: Half-Baked Durbin amendment needs to go

The new technology that small business owners like myself can use to accept credit and debit cards has been a game-changer. My customers love to pay for their sweet treats with a card, and I love that I can provide that convenience. More...

Disinfecting Society

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

I tried to sound the alarm but no one listened. I was written off; just the ravings of another angry old white man so prevalent today. More...

Manipulation and Men

I’m just saying...

There are certain phrases I can utter that will strike fear in my husband Marty’s heart. There aren’t many, but they sure do pack a lot of power.  More...

Education

School Stars

Cardinal Newman senior receives Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship

“Happiness is found along the way, not at the end of the road,” was written by Bobbi Rossi before her tragic death in 1984. More...

Society

DAR Granby Chapter, NSDAR, attend the 235th anniversary of The Battle of Eutaw Springs

Eutawville is the site of the last Revolutionary War battle to take place in South Carolina. More...

Faith leaders take initiative to stop violence through partnership with Sexual Trauma of the Midlands

A free training will be held at Brookland United Methodist Church in West Columbia on Saturday, September 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is open to clergy and lay leaders from all faith traditions. More...

Do you remember?

The Art of Conversation

What’s left? Politics and the weather dominate conversation recently. These two topics have been worn out and perhaps people are worn out themselves with these two subjects.  What left? You name it. More...

Events

Events

•ART Riverfront Park’s Art Along the Trail showcase will be held Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4122 River Drive. 803- 545-3093. More...

The Music Man performing at Village Square Theatre

The Lexington County Arts Association will present The Music Man, directed by Debra Leopard, September 23 through October 9 at Village Square Theater in Lexington (just off Columbia Avenue (highway # More...

Home & Garden

The Bold and Beautiful Obedient Plant

Stopping to smell the flowers

The obedient plant aka as false dragonhead, Virginia lions-heart, and Physostegia virginiana, is in full bloom in September. The clump forming hardy perennial grows 2-4’ tall on unbranched stiff stems. More...

Star Chefs

Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE  C/A No.13-CP-40-1739   More...

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MASTER'S SALE 2010-CP-40-5867 More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE   More...

Forest Acres City Council quibbles over sign restrictions

The Forest Acres City Council found itself struggling with an ethical dilemma at its September meeting—whether to follow the mandates issued from a higher power or to risk retribution by standing firm. More...

Family Connection announces First Columbia 5K Come run, walk, or stroll at Saluda Shoals

Families and children of all abilities are invited to join Family Connection to promote active lifestyles and inclusion for everyone. More...

On Second Thought

Discovering Your Story

When you hear the word “history,” what do you visualize? Do you imagine monumental battles fought by notorious generals? Hieroglyphs in an ancient cave? What about the journey and experiences of your own family? More...

Of floods and families

Dip, Duck, Dive, and Dodge— the slippery slope of recovery

Editor’s Note: This is the 41st 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...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Government / Neighborhood

Citizens asked for input abut Richland County’s Flood Recovery plan

On September 13, the Richland County Council meeting featured Council Member Greg Pearce publicly stating that the Blue Ribbon Committee, which handled the organizational issues for the October 2015 flood damage, was the most comprehensive committee More...

Shandon Neighborhood Council approves a request to rezone Dreher High School for athletic facility improvements

At the bi- monthly meeting Monday, September 12, the Shandon Neighborhood Council approved a motion to support a request to rezone Dreher High School for athletic facility improvements. More...

USC excels in latest U. S. News and World Report’s college rankings

The University of South Carolina achieved its highest ranking ever in the new U. S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” list. The school moved up three slots from last year and is now ranked 49th among all public universities. More...

Business

Atlantic Coast Business Alliance forms to oppose seismic testing for offshore oil

On September 12, Atlantic coast businesses formed a new coalition, Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC). The top item on the agenda is to oppose offshore oil exploration in the Atlantic Ocean.  More...

City Snippets

Midlands keeps growing More...

Folks About Town

Michael M. Beal has founded Beal, LLC, to represent middle market businesses in financial distress in litigation, out of court restructurings, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. More...

Sports

Falcons soar above Skyhawks

On Friday, September 9, the Hammond Skyhawks (2-1, 1-1) travelled to Ben Lippen to face the Falcons (4-0, 2-0) in a game of contrasts. More...

Bengals comeback dooms Redhawks

Football rivalries in Northeast Columbia are heating up as the high school gridiron season picks up steam, and Friday night’s Westwood–Blythewood battle is the latest case in point. More...

High School Football

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Arts & Entertainment

Hats off to My Fair Lady

Meet Henry Higgins, a brilliant, crotchety, middle-aged bachelor who is England’s leading phoneticist. More...

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Duck for President

Duck for President opens September 16 with a red carpet event at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7. The production will run through September 25. Regular show times are Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. More...

Travel

Mansfield Plantation

Part 2: First came rice

Mansfield Plantation covers nearly 1,000 acres in Georgetown County and is recognized as "one of the most architecturally intact rice plantations in South Carolina." It is on the National Register of Historic Places and was once owned by Wilbur Smith More...