December 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Richland County to review funding process for Hospitality Tax Program

Richland County Council is reviewing its process of awarding taxpayer dollars to local organizations to promote tourism-related activities to determine whether the 11-member body needs to improve the way it allocates the grants, which are approved by More...

Zoo saddened by death of beloved African elephant

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is saddened to announce the death of one of its female African elephants.  The zoo's veterinary staff made the difficult decision to euthanize 44- year-old Petunia on Saturday, December 17 because of deteriorating healt More...

Richland Library Sandhills set to close and relocate

During the holiday season, Richland Library Sandhills is entering a period of transition. The location closed at 6 p.m., Saturday, December 17 as staff prepared to move to the new facility and to reopen in February 2017. More...

Commentary

Pet fitness centers and other puzzling things

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

While wandering around Aiken a few weeks back, I passed a store named Aiken Pet Fitness. I was amazed. More...

Passwords to Poodles

I’m just saying...

My dog Whitman now has a Facebook page.  We had our friends, Henry and Roy, visit over the holidays and over some munchies and wine one night while they were here, we decided a Facebook page for Whitman would be “just the thing.” I t More...

Resolve to keep making resolutions

40–Something

I’ve attempted many New Year’s resolutions during my 47 years on this planet. More...

Society

The South Carolina Debutante Ball was held December 22

The South Carolina Debutante Ball presented eleven daughters and two granddaughters on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Forest Lake Club. More...

Local attends interview with Oprah Winfrey

From all of the things I was able to experience during my internship at Country Living and Woman’s Day magazine, I never would have thought I’d meet Oprah Winfrey. More...

Photographers visit the John Engstead exhibit at CMA

Russell Jeffcoat, international award-winning photographer and photography historian, dropped by Columbia Museum of Art last weekend to see Fame and Fashion: the Photography of John Engstead, and encountered Columbians Suzi and Sandy Fields, also tak More...

Events

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. Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Salvador Dalí Charms the CMA with Fantastical Fairytales

Exhibition to feature illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Don Quixote, and Hans Christian Andersen premieres March 11, 2017

The Columbia Museum of Art announces the major spring exhibition— Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales, on view March 11 through May 21, 2017, that explores the connections between art and literature through the lens of the artist&rsqu More...

Celebrate the Maestro’s years of conducting and music making January 17

Concert includes R.E.M. founder’s Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra

Join guest soloists and friends of Maestro Donald Portnoy as they celebrate the Maestro’s 31 years of conducting and music making. More...

Travel

My Visit to Cuba

Part 4: Smoke, smoke, smoke dat Cuban cigar

(Note: This series is an edited compilation of past stories I have written about my 2001 trip to Cuba. These stories honor the passing of the Castro Era.) Cuban Cigars! has a ring heard ’round the world. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Notice of LieN SaLe In accordance with the provisions of South Carolina State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner's lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob's Self S 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 Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

Public Notices

Full Story

50-year hangover started with “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love”

Best hangover he ever had is Fred Pugh’s enduring affiliation with The Swingin’ Medallions. More...

On Second Thought

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! For this final column of 2016, we look back to the January 1st issue of The Daily Phoenix published in Columbia in 1875. First, the editor, J.A. Selby’s New Year’s message: More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

What is the origin of the song “Auld Lang Syne,” as sung on New Year’s Eve?

The song from a 1788 Scots poem by Robert Burns means “for the sake of old times.” Set to the tune of a traditional folk song, the lyrics were sent by Burns to the Scots Musical Museum with the note, “The following song… has More...

Business

Keith Hudson wins national recognition for community service and industry accomplishments

The nomination of Keith Hudson, president and owner of Jim Hudson Buick GMC Cadillac in Columbia, South Carolina, for the 2017 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced by TIME. More...

City Snippets

State’s population growing South Carolina’s population was the 10th-fastest growing in the nation over the past year and will likely top 5 million in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. More...

Folks About Town

Lexington Medical Center Irmo’s Ambulatory Surgery department has earned the prestigious 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award and Pinnacle of Excellence Award for patient experience from Press Ganey for its outstanding care. More...

Education

Four Richland Two school board members recognized for participating in state level training

Four Richland Two school board members earned recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for achievement in the association’s 2015–2016 Boardmanship Institute. SCSBA Boardmanship More...

Midlands Technical College’s Mechatronics Lab named in honor of Michelin

Michelin North America donated $35,000 to provide equipment for the Mechatronics Technology Certificate program at Midlands Technical College (MTC). More...

School Stars

Six Spring Valley High School students won first place at Clemson University’s 44th annual Declamation Contest in French and Latin. More...

Sports

Silver Foxes down Hall

Three Dutch Fork players scored in double figures leading the Silver Foxes to a 62-54 win over the Heathwood Hall Highlanders in the Carolina Challenge Showcase at the Chick-fil-A Classic Wednesday, December 21.  More...

Knights vanquish Cardinals

The Charlotte Christian Knights (NC) spotted the Cardinal Newman Cardinals a 25-10 lead but then charged back to win 73-55 in the Carolina Challenge Showcase at the Chick-fil-A Classic Wednesday, December 21.  More...

Panthers maul Cavaliers

Liberty County junior guard Will Richardson burned the nets in the second half against Richland Northeast. More...

Home & Garden

Investing in one Common Stock

Stopping to smell the flowers

From the family that brings ornamental kale, cabbage, and mustard to the fall garden, comes the Cinderella of the cabbage patch plants. Common stock, Matthiola incana, is a spicy fragrant cool-season flowering annual.  More...

Star Chefs

Greens with Cannellini Beans and Pancetta   More...