October 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Modern Halloween

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

We visit Key West in early October every year. Some places are closed then because late October is their peak season. Fantasy Fest is Key West’s version of wild behavior accepted for the sake of fun, frivolity, and raking in tourist dollars. More...

Fight sleep to fall asleep

40–Something

Can someone explain to me why I have to fight heavy eyelids and constant waves of sleepiness when I’m driving late at night, but when I finally get home and climb under the covers into a nice comfy bed, I’m suddenly wide awake?  Is t More...

Dashing hopes of a good seat on a plane

I’m just saying...

I swear by all that’s holy the person who invented automation should be tarred and feathered and run off this planet!  I HATE AUTOMATION! More...

Education

Governor Haley’s “rock star” interpreter visits Brennen’s deaf/hard of hearing students

Students in Brennen Elementary School’s deaf/hard of hearing classes were honored with a visit from Governor Nikki Haley’s “rock star” interpreter, Jason Hurdich on October 11 More...

School Stars

Blythewood High School German teacher, Dr. Arthur Turfa participated in an authors’ panel, at the first National Indie Author Day sponsored by the Aiken Chapter of the South Carolina Writers Association.   More...

District announces hurricane makeup days for students

Richland One students will go to school January 13, March 31, and April 17 to make up the three days they missed when schools were closed October 5-7. More...

Sports

Dutch Fork scores late to down Spring Valley

Dutch Fork and Spring Valley broke out in a torrid pace to start their 5A region matchup Friday night, October 21 at Harry Parone Stadium, as the Foxes and Vikings traded touchdowns on their first two drives. More...

Falcons keep rolling against Hornets

A 65-yard touchdown run by Cory Riley on third and ten in the fourth quarter swayed momentum to A.C. Flora and aided the Falcons in a 49-28 win over the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets Friday, October 21. More...

Twine leads Falcons to region title

In her first season running cross country, A.C. Flora junior Hannah Twine seems to be catching on quickly. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The River District presents its Holiday Open House November 4-6

Folks head to the River District to eat, shop, and browse

The River District is the area across the Congaree River from Columbia. The district features restaurants, galleries, and boutique style shops. More...

Parker Quartet returns to USC

The world-renowned Parker Quartet will return to the University of South Carolina for their fall residency November 2–6 with concerts on Thursday and Sunday. More...

Blind Grits Man still painting

Melanie Sims, daughter of Columbia’s Grits Man says even though her father is now blind due to glaucoma, he’s still mixing paint himself and painting. The above painting is entitled Directions. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE "The 2015 Annual Report of The Ernest A. More...

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...

The dreams live on

Palmetto Prep offers athletes a second chance at a college education by helping them become NCAA qualified. Wes Dorton, head coach and athletic director of Palmetto Prep Academy, wants his players to get out of Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

Trunk or Treat! Halloween at Historic Columbia

Historic Spotlight

Put on your costume and join Historic Columbia as it brings the fun of Halloween to the Robert Mills House during the third annual Trunk or Treat October 28.  More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

What can I do when I know an elderly lady is being neglected, and her family is not taking any responsibility?

Although more blatant forms of senior abuse receive more attention, cases of neglect, which may not be as obvious, are all too numerous.  More...

Of floods and families

Give and Take

Editor’s Note: I have written stories about Tammy Davis and her daughter Laura previously. They successfully renovated their flooded home while living upstairs. She has written this unique perspective on giving and receiving gifts from others. More...

Business

White Rose Artisan Boutique holds fundraiser for pet oxygen kits

The Pet Oxygen Kit Project, Inc. More...

City Snippets

Employment at record high The number of South Carolinians working in September rose to an all-time high while the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped below 5 percent for the first time since April 2001. More...

Folks About Town

The Columbia Empowerment Zone Inc. of Columbia received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2016 project in the category of Economic Development Week from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). More...

Society

Doris Mae Cooper Price

Doris Mae Cooper Price, age 87, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Wesbury United Methodist Community. More...

Augusta Ellsworth turns 103

Daniel Long of Long’s Pharmacy on Kilbourne Road is giving Augusta Ellsworth a flu shot. Mrs. Ellsworth recently turned 103 years old. With her is Carl Ellsworth, her son. More...

Congaree National Park holds feral hog workshop

Congaree National Park staff and community partners will host a workshop geared toward feral pigs in the park and adjacent lands on Thursday, November 17 in St . Mat thews. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Animal Protection League Annual Benefit Auction will be held Saturday November 12, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 803-603-5443 or aplscevent@gmail.com.  •ART   More...

Home & Garden

Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

Stopping to smell the flowers

The pumpkin, one favorite fruit of fall, is found in abundance at farmer’s markets and grocers this season. The North American native is a winter squash in genus Curcubita. More...

Star Chefs

Pumpkin Casserole   More...

Travel

Historic Eutawville

Part 5: Homes Lost

From the early settlement of South Carolina, the short Ashley and Cooper Rivers provided access to low country plantations, homes to many of South Carolina’s leading families. More...