June 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Cayce-West Columbia Junior Chamber holds field days for families

The Cayce Field Days event kicked off its first week June 3. More...

S.C. State Fair/WLTX to hold total eclipse tailgate

The South Carolina State Fair and WLTX will be offering a “totally” awesome tailgating experience during Columbia’s historic eclipse August 21.  More...

Commentary

The Institution of Marriage

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

For centuries, people got married based on their parents’ wishes. Matrimony was most likely to be a pairing of convenience. First, as a strategic alliance between families; later as an opportunity to cash in by marrying up. More...

Those were the days

I’m just saying...

“Honey, I’m going to bed…can I get you anything before I go up?” “No, I’m good sweetie…thanks though. More...

From Gas ’n Sip to Gourmet

40–Something

Apparently, I’m behind the times once again because I have just recently discovered that beef jerky is now a gourmet item and in higher demand than Chex Mix and my beloved Cheetos. More...

Education

School Stars

Robert Lominack, a Dreher High School Latin teacher and coach of the school’s Mock Trial team, has been named the 2017 High School Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Bar’s Law Related Education Division. More...

Society

The Dark Horsemen ride again

Last Friday, June 2, the Dark Horseman Club, a high school fraternity established in 1932 and alive and well into the 80s ... not sure when it laid down ... More...

Jane Coker Dunbar

A funeral service for Jane Coker Dunbar, 77, was held at 2: 00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Wendell R. Estep officiated the service.  More...

Growing up in Forest Hills

Part 10: School Days, 1942...

Our neighborhood was zoned for Schneider Elementary, Hand Jr. High, and Dreher high schools. We went to school with our neighborhood kids for all 12 years. We were a tight group. For the most part everyone stayed put in Forest Hills. More...

Events

Events

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Lexington County Master Gardeners schedule

• August 23, 1 p.m.— Color in the Winter Garden, Irmo Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road.  Who says winter gardens are dull and boring? Give your garden a touch of color when you need it the most. More...

Home & Garden

Bouquets for bees and other pollinators

Stopping to smell the flowers

Think of your cultivated flower garden as one large bouquet shared with the population of pollinators residing at and visiting your habitat address.  More...

Star Chefs

Honey Nutters   More...

Pets

Dogs and Separation Anxiety

Are you sure it’s separation anxiety? Do you come home from work, and pillows are torn, shoes are chewed, trash is raided? Does your dog whine and bark when you leave him? Is there poop and pee in the house when you return? More...

Farewell, Mr. McClure!

Richard McClure resigned as principal of A.C. Flora High School Friday, June 2 and leaves a legacy of success.  A number of factors led to the longtime Flora principal’s decision to step down including the long commute. More...

We remember Skip Pearson

Skip Pearson, a special person to Columbians, died June 5 after a battle with cancer. More...

On Second Thought

The Hick’s Ever-Bearing Mulberry

When most people think of mulberry trees, visions of sticky sidewalks and driveways, black with a coating of pulverized fallen fruit come to mind. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

Please update us on plans for the dilapidated building at the corner of Garners Ferry and Crowson Roads that remains a particular eyesore after the October 2015 flood.

A businessman who frequently drives out-oftown clients by the building says he’s often asked by them what happened to the building, and they express surprise it has remained so long in that condition. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Equal play deserves equal pay

Letter to the editor

The article in the paper that day didn’t sit well with me. But I decided, it’s not really my business. I tried to pretend I didn’t have a dog in this particular fight. I was wrong.  More...

South Kilbourne gets a crime update

The South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Thursday, June 1.  Columbia Captain Chris Morris and Officer Kevin Schmidt provided an update to the community.  More...

The second annual Moving Forward Together Summit to be June 12-13

South Carolina educators, students, nonprofits, and law enforcement agencies are joining forces to present the Second Annual Moving Forward Together Summit, a national summit geared toward strengthening relationships between educators, students, and More...

Business

South Carolina Wildlife Federation recertifies 30 wildlife and industry together sites

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) has recertified 30 Wildlife And Industry Together (W.A.I.T.™) sites for 2017. More...

City Snippets

More student apartments planned A 507-bed student housing complex, The Stadium at USC, is being planned for the site of the old Colonial Warehouse on Shop Road. More...

Folks About Town

Nate Barber, senior vice president and community development officer at South State Bank in Columbia, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Certified Development Corporation of SC (CDC). More...

Sports

Cardinals flying toward improvement

Overview: Cardinal Newman got off to a good start last season with wins over Florence Christian and Orangeburg Prep. However, a four-game losing streak sunk the season.  Injuries and youth left the Cardinals with a slim margin for error.  More...

Flora enjoys success in athletics

It’s an interesting time to be the athletic director at A.C. Flora High School. More...

Former Bearcat player, coach finds new home

To say it has been a whirlwind ride the past five or six months for Robby Setzler would be an understatement. He entered the 2017 soccer season preparing to be an assistant coach for Kevin Heise’s Brookland- Cayce boys’ soccer team. More...

Arts & Entertainment

City of Columbia and One Columbia partner to complete new mural

Artist Alex Rusnak brings hope, pattern, and color to Cannon Parking Garage

Columbia’s mural boom continues with the completion of Alex Rusnak’s piece on the PJ Cannon Parking Garage at the corner of Taylor and Sumter Streets. More...

Travel

Experiences worth remembering

#2 Elephant Dance

When I was principal of the International School of Cameroon, West Africa, in the 1970s, I witnessed an Elephant Dance, the annual tribal event honoring elephants that once roamed West Africa. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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 Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

Legals

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