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The Mannequin Challenge

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

On Thanksgiving Day, the posse I’m associated with was sitting around stifling yawns with our pants unfastened when one of the newer additions decided we needed to try the Mannequin Challenge. More...

Everyday Miracles

I’m just saying...

I want to tell you a story. It’s not your standard holiday story but to me, it’s one I think will leave you with a warm fuzzy glow that will make you smile, and isn’t that what this holiday is about?  More...

A Christmas Story: Outsourcing and Green Mavericks

40–Something

I’ve had some interesting experiences with the jolly old elf over the years.  There was the time I was lying in my bed late on Christmas Eve in 1978 trying desperately to fall asleep, when I heard my mother down the hall in the living room More...

Business

Inmates get holiday surprise from the service dogs they trained

Recipients of the assistance dogs that Kershaw Correctional Institution inmates trained through Prison PAALS will visit behind bars to help throw a surprise Christmas party and will be the gift of a lifetime this holiday season.  More...

City Snippets

Joblessness at new low South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to a new low of 4.4 percent in November, the seventh consecutive month of joblessness decline. More...

Folks About Town

JoAnn Turnquist , president and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation, was recently honored by the EngenuitySC board with the organization's annual Vision Award. U.S. Air Force Airman John P. More...

Society

The 50th annual Camellia Ball takes place December 17

The 50th annual Camellia Ball was held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Forest Lake Club. Eight debutante daughters, one granddaughter, and 17 guest debutantes were presented. More...

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson addresses Granby Chapter DAR

It was indeed a pleasure to have S. C. Attorney General Alan Wilson to address the members of the Granby Chapter DAR on the topic of "Human Trafficking" in South Carolina. More...

Knights of Columbus hold dinner for soldiers and trainees at Fort Jackson

Knights of Columbus Assembly 1072 in Columbia will be holding its annual Christmas dinner for soldiers and trainees from Fort Jackson Army Base December 27, 2105. More...

Events

University of South Carolina School of Music January 2017 calendar of events

• Wednesday, January 11, 7:30 p.m.—Andrea Cheeseman Guest Clarinet Recital, USC School of Music Recital Hall Andrea Cheeseman, associate professor of clarinet at Appalachian State University, is an active and engaging performer, performing More...

Events

•CHURCH/CHARITY  Wednesdays@First Lunch Service—First Presbyterian Church lunch service is each Wednesday; lunch served at 11:30 a.m., brief service 12:20–12:50 p.m. Hot lunch $6; soup and salad $5. More...

Arts & Entertainment

EdVenture Children’s Museum presents New Year’s Eve at noon

Columbia’s only Ball Drop for kids

EdVenture is ready to ring in the New Year at the stroke of noon with Columbia’s only ball drop for kids on December 31. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. with New Year’s Eve activities from 10 a.m. More...

Original Christmas production scheduled on Main Street

A Community Family Celebration of Christmas, There’s No Place Like Bethlehem: A Nativity Remix will be held Thursday, December 22 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Grinding of the Greens Christmas Tree Recycling

Keep the Midlands Beautiful will hold its annual Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program December 26, 2016, through January 12, 2017. Hours and locations vary. More...

Travel

My Visit to Cuba

Part 3: How to get around

(Note: This series is an edited compilation of past stories I have written about my 2001 trip to Cuba. More...

Operation Spread the Joy

The sixth annual “Operation Spread the Joy” project has been collecting items to distribute Christmas Eve morning to downtown Columbia’s homeless. More...

Volunteers place wreaths on the graves of service men and women

Hundreds of family members and volunteers laid wreaths on the graves of more than 4,900 service men and women at the Ninth Annual Wreaths Across America event at Ft. More...

On Second Thought

Christmas gifts of times gone by

Object Highlight

As a graduate assistant at Historic Columbia, I have grown attached to a trove of old treasures. I recently lifted one object out of its case for our holiday exhibit: a doll whose delicate frame has somehow managed to stand the test of time. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia tTwelfth Street: A man called police headquarters at noon Fr iday to repor t he had “shot him.” When officers got to the scene, they found a distraught man outside who kept saying he had “shot” someone. More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

What are the similarities and differences in Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa celebrations?

Christian Christmas is celebrated December 25, Jewish Hanukkah December 25–January 1, and Kwanzaa December 26–January 1.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Community legend will be sorely missed

Please lift the Carter Family in your prayers as they mourn the transition of a community legend Durham M. Carter of the M. L. King Neighborhood this past Saturday. Services will be held Friday, December 23 at 12 p.m. More...

Rotary Club of Columbia celebrates 100 years

John F. Germ, 2016-17 Rotary International President spoke at the Columbia Rotary Club’s Centennial Celebration. With him is president of Columbia Rotary, John Bakhaus. More...

Columbia City Council approves three funding requests and hears from director of utilities about water treatment plant project

The Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, December 20.  Council approved the following funding requests including a three year commitment for a total of $300,000 to the Gateway to the Army Centennial Park Project, $12,000 to th More...

Education

Hammond students sing for the Pope

The Select Ensemble of Hammond School will begin its choral concert tour of Austria and Italy Monday, December 26. More...

Blythewood cadets present colors at NBA game, visit UNCC

The Blythewood High School JROTC Color Guard presented the colors at the Charlotte Hornets NBA game Wednesday, Dec. 7.  More...

Heyward CTC students celebrate Arbor Day at Harbison State Forest

To celebrate Arbor Day in South Carolina, 27 students from Heyward Career and Technology Center participated in a program coordinated by the South Carolina Forestry Commission and the South Carolina Wildlife Federation December 2 at Harbison State Fo More...

Sports

Airport tops Brookland-Cayce

The Airport High girls’ basketball team held off Brookland-Cayce for a 47-42 win in front of a raucous home crowd Friday, December 16.  The Eagles built a 28-19 halftime lead through solid interior defense and a well-rounded offensive atta More...

Diamonds crack Cavs

Senior forward Cailah Hicklin put up eight of her game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter and sophomore guard Zhayla Adams went four-for-four from the free throw line with less than a minute to go to lead the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets past the More...

Eagles soar above Bearcats

In a rivalry game that lived up to its billing, the Airport High boys’ basketball team outlasted Brookland Cayce 69-63 for a home win Friday, December 16.  “This game is always a big rival game,” interim coach John Pappas said. More...

Home & Garden

The Nature of winter 2016

Stopping to smell the flowers

As predictable as the winter solstice, USC resident naturalist, Rudy Mancke, greeted an intergenerational audience at McKissick Museum for his quarterly noon hour talk on the natural wonders of winter all around us. More...

Star Chefs

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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NOTICE OF  DISSOLUTION FOR  RYAN &  INFINGER, LLC  NOTICE OF  DISSOLUTION South  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...

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