November 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Centenarian celebrates with family

Mary Shumpert (102 years old) celebrates her brother Bubba Hughes’s 100th birthday with his wife Hester (95 years old) on October 30 at Generations Senior Care Clubhouse in Chapin. More...

Commentary

Whatever Works

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

Upon returning from a rigorous week in South Florida, studying microagressions and culture appropriation, the landlord and I encountered a plethora of important mail. More...

When smoke gets in your eyes

I’m just saying...

The other day, I was watching something on television and saw this advertisement for an eye shadow pallet that came complete with a how-to video on “achieving the smoky eye.”  I ordered it. More...

Running in the dark

40–Something

The world is slightly different in the morning before the sun rises— especially for walkers and joggers. More...

Business

Mark your calendar for the first holiday shopping event of the season

“Devine Night Out” is Columbia’s PREMIER holiday event. More than 50 stores and restaurants on Devine Street in Columbia will welcome guests from 5 –8 p.m. More...

City Snippets

Heat drives SCANA earnings More...

Folks About Town

Nilson Van & Storage, an agent of May-flower, was honored recently by the van line for exceptional professional performance. More...

Sports

Lady Falcons dethrone 2-time defending champs

The last point between the homestanding A.C. Flora Lady Falcons and the two-time defending state champion Myrtle Beach Lady Seahawks incapsulated the battle that was this Class 4A girls’ tennis quarterfinal playoff match on November 2. More...

Seahawks end A.C. Flora’s run

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The season came to an end for the Region V-4A champion A.C. Flora Falcons as the Region VII champion Myrtle Beach Seahawks came to Falcon Drive November 3 and downed A.C. More...

Falcons hold off Dreher

On Friday, October 28, the homestanding A.C Flora Falcons completed a decade of dominance over their rivals, the Dreher Blue Devils, with a 28-14 victory. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Homeless Helping Homeless presents artistic evening of inspiration

Homeless Helping Homeless of Columbia will present “Silent Voices, Changing the Face of Homelessness,” an evening of music, spoken word, theater, dance, poetry, rap, comedy, and visual arts at Tapps Art Center on Main Street Thursday, Nov More...

Pre-concert lecture for Hanson and Shostakovich concert

A pre-concert lecture by Maestro Don Portnoy will be held November 15 at 6:45 p.m. before the Hanson and Shostakovich concert. More...

Travel

Historic Eutawville Part 6: Ferguson

After the Civil War, Yankee lumber companies realized the forests of the Northeast and Midwest were becoming exhausted, so they focused their attention on the virgin forests in the humbled South. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Storage Express will hold a public sale to enforce a lien imposed on said property, as directed below, pursuant to the South Carolina Self Storage Facility Act, SC Code Section 39-20-10 to 39-20-50.  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...

Legals

Full Story

Columbia’s namesake arrives in Yokosuka

Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a routine port visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, October 25. More...

Brockman Elementary School holds a “Howl”oween dog parade to fight drug/alcohol abuse.

Brockman Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week the last week of October. Red Ribbon week stresses staying healthy and being free of drugs. More...

Bubbie’s Brisket and Bakery coming November 13

We fondly remember our grandmothers’ special recipes, and our mouths water as we reminisce about our mothers’ wonderful sweets.  That’s the thinking of the organizers of the upcoming “Bubbie’s Brisket and Bakery&rdq More...

On Second Thought

Historic Columbia’s Remembering Columbia series returns to explore the capital city’s military history

Historic Spotlight

Historic Columbia’s Remembering Columbia series returns in November for a three-part installment that will provide an insider’s look into the rich past and present of the capital city’s military tradition. More...

Basic Primer on the Evolution of Firearms: Part IV

Percussion Cap Firearms (early-19th century): More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

How does SCE&G establish priorities for repairs during widespread power outages such as Hurricane Matthew?

In the wake of a storm or hurricane, SCE&G’s first priority is to assess damage to the overall system and address any safety issues. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Blythewood residents have their say

Blythewood residents got a first look at plans to widen a major road in their community recently and had the opportunity to share their opinions about the project.  Dozens of residents flocked to the public input meeting at Muller Road Middle S More...

Cayce Department of Public Safety hosts “Stuff a Cruiser Day” for hurricane victims

Members of the Cayce Department of Public Safety hosted a “Stuff a Cruiser Day” for victims/residents of Nichols, S.C., after Hurricane Matthew devastated the area. More...

City of Cayce now accepting applications for funding through the Hospitality Tax Fund

The City of Cayce is now accepting applications for funding from the Hospitality Tax Fund. Nonprofit organizations planning events open to the public that will bring tourism to the City of Cayce are invited to apply. More...

Education

School Stars

Cardinal Newman High School Senior Nicholas Militello has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Society

USC Kappa Alpha fraternity members from the 50s and 60s reunite

Members of the 1950s and 1960s USC chapter of Kappa Alpha met for their annual meeting at the Palmetto Club October 28. More...

November is Native American Indian Heritage Month

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush designated November as Native American month. More...

The Columbia Bridge Club seeks duplicate bridge players

The Columbia Bridge Club promotes duplicate bridge and offers a full schedule of games, lessons, and social activities. More...

Events

Historic Columbia November 2016 events

• Columbia Jewish Film Festival Once in a Lifetime— Sunday, November 6, 5 p.m., Nickelodeon Theater Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative, a partnership of Historic Columbia, is proud to support the Columbia Jewish Film Festival and sponsor More...

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...

Fall Colors starting to appear throughout S.C.

With the arrival of fall, many of the brilliant colors associated with the season are beginning to appear.  More...

Home & Garden

Ed’s Eden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Ed Brogdon has been gardening all his life. The South Carolina native grew up gardening with his family in Alcolu in Clarendon County. He reminisces, “We grew just about everything we ate.” When his U.S. More...

Star Chefs

Fall Hash More...