April 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Staying mad for a really long time

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

I made an innocent mistake that was blown wildly out of proportion. At the urging of a former girlfriend of mine, the Love of my Life traveled from the church sponsored all-night bowling event to the dance floor of the local Elks Club. More...

The simple life gone awry

I’m just saying...

Something strange happens to me when I try to de-clutter things. I don’t understand it exactly, but it’s like I develop multiple personalities, and they are ALL a little crazy. More...

Rocking off the couch

40–Something

When I’m trying to run or lift weights, I need my music to kick me in the stretchy pants and scream at me to keep going. More...

Business

Carolina Bay Farms now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World

The pigs and flock of laying hens at Carolina Bay Farms are now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World. More...

City Snippets

Nuclear plant work continuing More...

Folks About Town

City of Columbia drinking water and wastewater employees honored at the 2017 South Carolina Environmental Conference ( SCEC) included director of utility operations Cl int Shealy who received the South Carolina Chapter of the American Water Works Ass More...

Society

Irene “Tai Tai” Hood Bacon

Irene ( Tai Tai) Hood Bacon, greatly loved mother of football “Bacon Bowl” sons Robin Bacon, a head football coach at Spring Valley High School and former head coach at A.C.  More...

Growing up in Forest Hills

In 1940, my dad and mom built a new home at 1426 Wellington Drive in the then, far out Forest Hills neighborhood from Columbia. It lay between Forest Drive and Gervais Streets. Dad had contracted with builder Mr. More...

Rotarians help at Harvest Hope Food Bank

Capital Rotarians (l-r) Katherine Anderson, Ione Cockrell, and Felicia Maloney tape up grocery boxes at Harvest Hope Food Bank during the club’s community service project. More...

Events

Lourie Center to host Capital City Big Band concert on 75th anniversary of Doolittle Raid

The Lourie Center, in partnership with the Capital City Big Band (CCBB) and with support of some of the area’s patriotic and cultural organizations, will present a dance and concert of live music from the WWII-era on Tuesday, April 18, 7– More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia International Festival draws crowds to celebrate international diversity in the Midlands

The 22nd Annual Columbia International Festival took place at the South Carolina Fairgrounds this past weekend.  With over 100 different cultures represented and plenty of international foods, colorful costumes, performances, and shopping, the More...

Maestro Portnoy’s grand finale

Maestro Donald Portnoy and the USC Symphony Orchestra’s rousing season finale, The Spirit of Romanticism will take place Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Ar ts. More...

Student choreography showcase

Four senior dance performance majors will see their original work take center stage, as the UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance presents its Student Choreography Showcase at the UofSC Dance Studios More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Request foR qualifications foR GeneRal contRactoRs Community Assistance Provider (CAP) is seeking professional Contractors to perform new construction as well as residential rehabilitation for both singlefamily and multi-family housing projects admin 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 # More...

Legals

Full Story

NAMIWALKS 2017 Mid-Carolina raises awareness for mental health

NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Mid-Carolina exists to serve individuals, families, providers, educators, and members of the community suffering from mental illness. More...

City of Columbia to host USC basketball parade Sunday

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and the City of Columbia will commemorate the University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball team’s NCAA National Championship with a parade Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. on Main Street. More...

On Second Thought

Popular Elmwood Cemetery tours return

In honor of one of Historic Columbia’s most popular tours returning next week, here are some highlights of just a few of the countless interesting stories hidden in the historic Elmwood Cemetery.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

Please provide a history of the anti-smoking movement.

Until the 1950s, cigarette smoking was considered cool and glamorous with James Dean and Humphrey Bogart frequently seen smoking and Audrey Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich looking sophisticated with cigarettes in hand. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council honors state champs, passes resolutions

At its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 4, Columbia City Council recognized the Lower Richland Boys’ Basketball Team who won the 4A State Championship. More...

Richland County Council honors Satch Krantz

The first business of the April 4 meeting of Richland County Council was the delayed proclamation honoring Satch Krantz for his years of service at Riverbanks Zoo. More...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Chi ldren’s Trust leads the annual Apr il observance of Chi ld Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month through partnerships across the state as the South Carolina affiliate of Prevent Chi ld Abuse America. More...

Education

Local marketing consultant writes children’s book to prepare children for air travel

Kaela Harmon grew up in Blythewood, SC. A graduate of Ridge View High School, Harmon earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Communications from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. More...

Cardinal Newman Dance Marathon raises over $192,000 in six years to benefit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

For six hours on April 1, hundreds of Cardinal Newman students danced and stayed on their feet and raised over $23,000 for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, during their Dance Marathon. More...

Events

•ANIMALS Pawmetto Lifeline’s 9th Annual Bark To The Park Walk for the Animals will be held Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m., Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. www.barktothepark.com. •CAMPS More...

Sports

6-run 5th propels Dreher by RNE

The visiting Richland Northeast Cavaliers outhit the Dreher Blue Devils 7-4, but that did not matter as Dreher scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning en route to a 7-3 victory Saturday, April 1. More...

Former Highlander brings National Championship to Columbia

The University of South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson capped off a whirlwind Women’s College Basketball tournament by leading the Lady Gamecocks to the 2017 National Championship with a 67-55 win over the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs Sa More...

Tringali homers, pitches Cardinals past Skyhawks

U.S.C. commit Cam Tringali struck out 12 in six innings and homered on his 4-for-4 night at the plate to lead the Cardinal Newman Cardinals to a 13- 4 victory over the Hammond Skyhawks Friday, March 31 at Joe Tronco Sr. Field at Cardinal Newman. More...

Home & Garden

Planting a portrait for Georgia O’Keefe

Stopping to smell the flowers

American 20th century artist, Georgia O’Keefe was at the forefront of American modernism in art and in gardening. Raised on a dairy farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, she was tutored in art during childhood by a local artist. More...

Star Chefs

Easter Appetizers

Salmon Puffs   More...

Travel

Hezekiah Maham

Part 4: Marion’s Brigade

The war for independence looked like a lost cause in the South. Loyalist fathers challenged patriot sons, brothers fought each other, and Charleston, the richest city in the colonies, fell to the British in May of 1780. More...