January 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Soda City Market expands

Local vendors at Soda City include:  • Farmers (South Carolina Farmers always have priority over out-of-state produce, flowers, and meat)  • Resellers (radically out of season produce and things that never grow here like oranges)& More...

News

Babcock Center names Employer of the Quarter

Each quarter, Babcock Center recognizes an exceptional employer who has not only hired people with lifelong disabilities, but has embraced them. More...

MLK Celebration, Main Street Ice, and Open House

29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration  The City of Columbia’s 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held Monday, January 16, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Commentary

Banning Sexism, Sort of

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

Major League Baseball has decided to outlaw certain hazing practices in professional clubhouses. Making them dress up as women is now forbidden. I don’t mean regular women but Hooter’s servers and cheerleaders. More...

New Year, New Me... or Not

I’m just saying...

As yet another new year rolls around, it’s kind of fun to watch the “New year, new me” people. More...

The Tigers can help with a royal pain

40–Something

My wife is getting a crown. Unfortunately, it’s not because she’s the queen of England. She— like me–is just getting older, and those silver fillings she got in a few of her teeth as a child are finally starting to fail.  More...

Education

Photos

The Community Relations Council P.A.C.E Program at Joseph Keels (boys) and Killian Road (girls) Elementary Schools are gaining momentum. More...

Children’s advocate elected to Glenforest School Board

Children’s advocate Joyce Farr Cheeks has been elected to a three year term on the Glenforest School Board.  More...

Sports

Falcons flying under radar

Long-time A.C. More...

Skyhawks rebuilding under Ross

It’s been quite a fouryear span for the Hammond Skyhawks boys’ basketball team. Superstar players like Seventh Woods and Chavez Goodwin led the program to a state championship and the winningest four-year span in program history. More...

Edwards leading Highlanders’ transition

Transition can be a good and bad thing in basketball. For the Heathwood Hall girls, it will be some time before it can be determined if the current transition is good or not. In the offseason, John O’Cain stepped down. More...

Home & Garden

Daffodil—Trumpeter of Spring and Bulb of the Year for 2017

Stopping to smell the flowers

Each new year the National Garden Bureau, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and motivating the public to increase their use of plants in homes, gardens, and the workplace, selects one annual, perennial, bulb, and edible to showcase in More...

Star Chefs

Breakfast Banana Green Smoothie  2 cups baby spinach leaves, or to taste 1 banana 1 carrot, peeled and cut into large chunks   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CHILDREN’S DIVISION  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

Rickenmann defeats Lathren for Columbia City Council District 4 seat

Daniel Rickenmann rejoins Columbia City Council after defeating Jessica Lathren in a special election for the District 4 seat Tuesday, January 3.  The seat became available following the passing of Leona Plaugh in September of 2016.  More...

Sheriff Leon Lott celebrates 20 years as Sheriff of Richland County

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott took the Oath of Office Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 3625 Clement Road, 29203. More...

On Second Thought

The Southern Winter Garden

For those in colder zones, conventional gardening practice includes “putting the garden to sleep” for the winter. With our moderate subtropical climate; however, winter is a unique gardening opportunity! More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

What are some South Carolina New Year’s superstitions?

2017 is the year of the rooster in the Chinese Zodiac, so Gamecock supporters can hope for a season to crow about. More...

Business

A look back at Five Points 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, the Five Points Association takes this opportunity to reflect back on the many accomplishments they were able to achieve.  More...

Vote for the official hashtag for the vision statement of 2017

Throughout 2016, Columbia City Council members worked diligently to come up with a strategic plan to improve the overall quality of life in the city. More...

City Snippets

Garden center gets high ranking  Wingard’s Market in Lexington has been named one of the horticulture industry’s top 100 independent garden centers in the United States and Canada by Garden Center magazine. More...

Society

S.C. Interfaith Partners launch Interfaith Harmony Month

Interfaith Partners of South Carolina launched Interfaith Harmony Month ( January) December 30, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. in the State House Rotunda in Columbia. The group also recognized Governor Nikki Haley for proclaiming S.C. More...

Kindergarteners receive time and books from Cayce-west Columbia Jaycees

The Cayce- West Columbia (CWC) Jaycees kicked off its “Read with the Jaycees” Reading Initiative Program at Pineview Elementary School’s kindergarten class, taught by Amy Brant. More...

Rosso to feature Ross and Aletha

Ross Holmes (above) and Aletha Jacobs will appear January 11 and 18 at Rosso in Trenholm Plaza from 7 p.m. –10 p.m. Ross and Aletha feature a wide variety of music. More...

Events

Historic Columbia January 2017 Events

• Homeschool Friday: The Robert Mills House as Seminary  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. Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Big band’s inaugural performance honors Skipp Pearson, recipient of Order of the Palmetto

Skipp Pearson’s Saturday, January 14, receipt of the Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest civilian honor, inspired the Carl Payne Big Band to add its tribute to the revered jazz musician and educator’s week of accolades and pe More...

Mark Rapp and ColaJazz.com present Wednesday Night ColaJazz Artists Series 2017

Mark Rapp and ColaJazz.com will present the Wednesday Night ColaJazz Artists Series 2017 at Main Street Public House. More...

Travel

My Visit to Cuba

Part 5: Castro promised free funerals

(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.) Linda and I visited Havana’s famous City of the Dead Cemetery. More...