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Sherman protects his friend

Part III: The Burning Begins

After visiting his old friend Mary Catherine Poyas Walker on the afternoon of Friday, February 17, 1865, General William T. Sherman asked Mayor Thomas Jefferson Goodwyn about the condition of the fire-fighting equipment in Columbia. More...

News

Richland County Council continues discussion of the Fort Jackson Century Celebration

The February 7 Richland County Council meeting featured several new faces. Former Council Member Gwen Kennedy, Chip Jackson, and Yvonne McBride were welcomed to council. Joyce Dickerson is the new chairperson and Bill Malinowski is the vice chair. More...

South Kilbourne residents frustrated over crime rate

Frustrations boiled over at the February 2 South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting.  For the second consecutive meeting, multiple police officials attended the meeting to discuss problems in the Rosewood area. More...

Columbia City Council hears the success of ballet and approves resolutions and second readings

William Starrett, executive director of the Columbia City Ballet, gave an update on the past season and a look ahead to some upcoming performances at the Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday, February 7.  The latest production of Dracula , whic More...

Commentary

Advancing with the Oldies

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

A few weeks back, my buddy Mike came over for a weekend. Our best times together were recorded while listening to music from the mid-60s, so when he confirmed his visit east, I began to listen to the Oldies station just to get my mind right. More...

Online Valentine

I’m just saying...

I have often written columns bemoaning the lack of the human touch in today’s society as well as also lambasting all the technical additions to almost any interaction with businesses and individuals.  More...

Looking forward to the apocalypse

40–Something

Everyone’s favorite show about a zombie apocalypse, “The Walking Dead,” returns Sunday night. More...

Education

Spring Valley hosts and wins Viking Gauntlet Challenge

Spring Valley High School did more than just host the Viking Gauntlet Challenge, a state-qualifying VEX Robotics Competition; they also won it.  Nearly 40 teams from around the state, including two from Spring Valley, competed in the VEX Starstr More...

Richland Northeast High School FBLA members compete at District Leadership Conference

Richland Northeast High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently competed at the FBLA District Leadership Conference. More...

Local student receives National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation scholarship

The National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEAFCF) recently announced Tarnisa Capone of Columbia as a recipient of the NLEAFCF Scholarship. More...

Sports

2017 National Signing Day

Spring Valley athletes sign their National Letters of Intent. More...

Cardinals win 4th straight championship

The top six teams in SCISA gathered at Cardinal Newman on Saturday, February 4 to battle for the state wrestling team title. More...

Falcons fly past Lower Richland

The A.C. Flora Falcons got a game high 28 points from Christian Brown, along with 12 points from Deshawn Thomas, and 10 from James Reese in a 69-60 win over the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets Friday, February 3. More...

Home & Garden

What did the Groundhog see in Columbia?

Stopping to smell the flowers

February 2, Groundhog Day, is a cross-quarter day meaning it comes midpoint between the first day of winter, the winter solstice, and the first day of spring, the spring equinox. More...

Star Chefs

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake More...

Pets

License your pet

Residents of City of Columbia and Richland County are required to license ALL pets annually. Failure to do so can result in a maximum fine of $200 or 30 days in jail.  To obtain a license, owners must give proof of rabies vaccination. More...

Flu-zilla walks the halls of Dorn

No one enjoys getting shots. But there is one in the midst of the staff and veterans of William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center who likes to give them, if only to make sure that everyone stays as healthy as possible when flu season begins. More...

Shake off stress on Valentine’s Day

Dogs are affectionately called man’s best friend. But did you know their companionship also offers benefits for your heart health? Studies show a canine companion can help with everything from lowering blood pressure to reducing stress. More...

On Second Thought

Capital Women: Of Strength, Courage, and Wisdom

This year’s Black History Month recognition comes at an exciting time for Historic Columbia. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK US AT THE STAR

How did the annual celebration of Black History Month begin?

Black History Month, celebrated every February, initially began in 1926 as a week-long observance, organized by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian. More...

Business

American Board of Trial Lawyers holds annual black tie dinner

The South Carolina Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) held its annual black tie dinner at the Palmetto Club February 2 with a large crowd in attendance.  More...

Folks About Town

Marjorie Hobbs, manager for Palmetto Health Behavioral Care Day Treatment, is the recipient of Palmetto Health’s Lead by Example Award for 2016. Dr. Mark A. Smith has been named the seventh president of Columbia International University. More...

Attorneys Honored

Cory E. Manning, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, has been selected by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly for a Leadership in Law award. More...

Society

Emily deQuincey-Newman, a descendant of American patriots and civil rights leaders

Columbian Emily deQuincey-Newman harbors no bitter feelings about an earlier era when the National DAR in 1939 refused to let prominent black opera singer Marian Anderson perform at its Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. More...

Miss Columbia visits Capital Rotarians

Miss Columbia 2017 Suzi Roberts joined Capital Rotary president Tommy Gibbons and other members of the club for breakfast February 1. More...

Cecil Williams discusses his historic photographs

If one picture is worth a thousand words, then the 40 images comprising the new South Carolina State Library (SCSL) exhibit, Unforgettable: Celebrating a Time of Life, Hope and Bravery, is worth a book. More...

Events

Events

•BLOOD DRIVE Jack Oliver's Pool, Spa and Patio will host its annual blood drive February 11, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 3303 Forest Drive. 803-251-0272. •CHURCH/CHARITY More...

UofSC Lab Theatre presents student’s original comedy Outlaw Song

University of South Carolina student Ryan Stevens directs the premiere of his outlandish original comedy Outlaw Song in the Lab Theatre, February 23–26. Show times are 8 p.m. nightly. Admission is $5, with tickets available only at the door. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre presents Some Girl( s)

Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancée is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancún by your side—so what is your natural reaction? More...

Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank to speak at President’s Leadership Dialogue

Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and the stepsister of Anne Frank, will share her childhood and wartime experiences at the University of South Carolina’s President’s Leadership Dialogue at 10 a.m. February 27 at the Koger Center.  More...

Travel

Laos, strangely wonderful

Part 1: A Little History

I have visited Laos twice, once as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1963, and again in 1970 as a graduate student at the University of Michigan. Both visits were an escape from the chaos of Thailand where I was working. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  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

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