June 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

It’s time to seriously look at ending business license fee exemptions

Letter to the editor

In May 2015, I proposed a reform measure designed to lessen demands on Columbia taxpayers and help shore up city finances. More...

South Carolina Forestry Commission welcomes back its wildland firefighters from Florida

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is welcoming back 16 of its wildland firefighters who were sent to Florida two weeks ago to help battle nearly 150 active wildfires across the Sunshine State.  More...

Unique senior living opportunity coming to BullStreet Neighborhood: Merrill Gardens

The second BullStreet neighborhood residential project in as many months was announced May 31. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Midlands Gives breaks records

Midlands Gives 2017, hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, has broken its own records once again thanks to thousands of everyday philanthropists who gave a total of $1,672,118 to 337 nonprofits around the Midlands. More...

New Medicare card will no longer contain Social Security numbers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. More...

Business

Gibson’s moves to Forest Drive

Gibson’s on Devine, one of the city’s oldest gift shops, is moving in June to a new location at 3137 Forest Drive.  Owner Lisa Armstrong says the current 2808 Devine Street location has been a wonderful site to build her business ove More...

City Snippets

Restaurant groups buys Main Street site Fresh Capital, a Tennessee- based restaurant investment group, has purchased 2203 Main Street, just north of Elmwood Avenue. J.P. More...

The Columbia Museum of Art showcases classic rock posters

The Columbia Museum of Art showcased its new Mel Byars collection “Psychedelic Design,” an eclectic array of rock posters from 1966-1971. More...

Society

Forest Acres Festival exceeds all expectations

The Rotary Club of Forest Acres held the 2017 Forest Acres Festival Saturday, May 20 at A.C. Flora High School. More...

Growing Up in Forest Hills

Part 9: New houses in the neighborhood result in the bugger heads’ fine contraption

New houses being built down Stratford Road heightened our imaginations. We begged the carpenters for wood scraps, and best of all, those wonderful empty wooden nail kegs they tossed on the scrap piles. More...

William Capers Chapter, DAR members visit historic landmarks

William Capers Chapter, South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution stepped back in time during a visit to Stateburg, S.C., to visit two national historic landmarks: a church and a plantation.  The Church of the Holy Cross and Borough Pl More...

Events

Historic Columbia June 2017 events

• Storytime in the Gardens— Wednesday, June 7. More...

Events

•ART University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum’s exhibition Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection, will run through August 5, 2nd floor, North Gallery, corner of Pendleton and Bull street. More...

Home & Garden

The making of a milkweed meadow

Stopping to smell the flowers

While it may take a village to raise a child, it takes teachers and yearly crop of students to restore habitat for monarchs. More...

Star Chefs

Grilled Scampi   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE  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...

On Second Thought

Playing the Past! Historic Columbia Summer Camp

Consider team games, board games, and toys that entertained you as a child.  Often, we fondly remember these pastimes, but how frequently do you see a child taking part in those same activities today? More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

Having read reports of fatalities caused by too much caffeine, please tell us more about safe amounts to consume.

In the wake of a recent fatality in the Midlands, the Palmetto Poison Center has issued guidelines on safe caffeine consumption. More...

Commentary

Rolling through the odometer

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

My plan was to pull off Interstate 20 just as the odometer began to roll over from 399999 to 400000 and take a half in half out picture. I’d forgotten the technology that allows me to take that picture rendered the mechanical meter obsolete. More...

Pass on the passwords please

I’m just saying...

Passwords.  I understand the need for passwords, really I do. But WHY is there a need for SO MANY?  They make me crazy!  More...

Can’t rely on the Internet to feel younger

40–Something

I took one of those Internet quizzes that claimed to be able to guess my age by analyzing the way I speak. When I finished, it guessed I was 52. 52. I’m actually on the downhill side of 47. More...

Education

Killian Elementary STEAM holds Mr. and Miss Killan Pageant

On May 4, Killian Elementary STEAM Leaders Magnet School went back in time to Motown. This year’s theme “Magic in Motown” consisted of 74 contestants; comprised of one boy and one girl from each classroom.  More...

Dreher’s Academic Decathlon Team competes at U.S. Academic Decathlon in Madison, Wisconsin

Dreher High School’s Academic Decathlon team successfully competed at the U.S. Academic Decathlon in Madison, Wisconsin, returning home with 12 medals and placing sixth in their division. More...

District accepting nominations for Richland One Hall of Fame

Richland One is accepting nominations for its 2017 Hall of Fame induction class. More...

Sports

Falcons embrace the target

Overview: What a year 2016 was for the Ben Lippen Falcons. The Falcons got off to a fast start with a win over Hammond in early September. More...

Bouknight in good situation after rough ending at alma mater

Brookland- Cayce Bearcats boys’ basketball team enjoyed one of its best seasons in 2016-2017 by claiming a region championship and making it to the Lower State Championship game.  More...

Concussions are a game-changer for high school football

Over the last several years nothing has impacted the game of football like concussions. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Village Square Theatre of Lexington announces its summer Fringe Show

Second Samuel, a bittersweet, but heartwarming comedy set in the Deep South in the 1940s is being offered on the stage at Village Square Theatre, in Lexington. More...

Koncert for Kids!

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra’s “Koncert for Kids” concert will be held Sunday, June 11, 3:30 p.m., at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 5637 Bush River Road. Admission is free. More...

Travel

Experiences worth remembering

#1 Turkish Bath House

Not counting massages at the Columbia YMCA years ago or in Thailand while a Peace Corps Volunter, my most memorable massage was in Istanbul, Turkey. I located a traditional Bath House ( Haman) at the end of a long alleyway strewn with flowers. More...