June 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrating through the years

Tuesday, July 4, South Carolinians will mark the nation’s 241st birthday with celebrations that reach deep into the soil of American history. Traditions established that first July 4 have lasted 241 years. The years change. Traditions remain. More...

Commentary

The Struggle for Home Grown Tomatoes

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

I remember admiring my young tomato shoots that day before I left for work and made a mental note to place wire cages around each of them that afternoon. This was back when I still pursued the dream of growing my own tomatoes.  More...

Samples aren’t always simple

I’m just saying...

I love my vet. She’s a wonderful woman who genuinely loves animals, and she knows her stuff and can diagnose problems practically on sight! More...

Some skills we shouldn’t use

40–Something

I’ve seen some pretty crazy stuff on the road during my lifetime. As a little boy riding with my parents in Alabama, I witnessed a sweet little old lady stop her car in the crossing lane of a pretty major highway. More...

Business

City Snippets

USC raising tuition again University of South Carolina Trustees have approved the increase of 3 percent or more across all of the university’s campuses, with President Harris Pastides saying the system needs more money from lawmakers to stop dr More...

Folks About Town

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Richard A. Williams Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Williams earned distinction as an honor graduate. More...

Aeroflow Breastpumps partners with Molina Healthcare to serve mothers in South Carolina

Aeroflow Breastpumps announced their partnership with Molina Healthcare of South Carolina, a health care company that offers health insurance plans to families and individuals who qualify for government sponsored programs such as Medicare and Medicai More...

Society

Garden Club Council dedicates Blue Star Memorial

The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia, Inc, dedicated a Blue Star Memorial Marker honoring service men and women at Fort Jackson National Cemetery May 16, 2017. More...

Dr. and Mrs. Sander Martin Fields celebrate 50 years of marriage

Dr. and Mrs. Sander Martin Fields of Columbia are celebrating 50 years of marriage. Dr. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Grammy Award-winning producer and NEA jazz master announced as master clinician at USC ColaJazz Camp

Delfeayo Marsalis, a Grammy Award winner and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, has been announced as the Master Clinician for USC ColaJazz Camp on July 15–16.  More...

Star Wars Musiclipse

Columbia’s celebration of this summer’s total solar eclipse is getting coverage everywhere: travel mavens Fodor’s, USA Today, Forbes, Boston Globe, FOX News, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and more!  South Carolina Philharmo More...

S.C. Phil cruises the legendary Danube River

Join S.C. Phil Executive Director Rhonda Hunsinger on a Danube River fundraising cruise through the heart of classical music history, at a specially negotiated discount rate. More...

Travel

Experiences worth remembering

#5 Mumbai, India, A Wonderful Greeting

In 1996, Linda and I hosted Pratish, a USC graduate student from India. When his parents visited him, we took them on a tour of South Carolina. As we said goodbye to them at the airport, they invited us to visit them in India. More...

S.C. Bar Association members travel to Portugal

Twenty-six adventurers— lawyers and their companions—visited Portugal in May, circling the country through its varied regions. More...

S.C. Bar Association members travel to Portugal

Portugal is a democracy today with three major parties: social democrat, socialist, and populist parties. Over centuries, the Portuguese people were ruled by four different dynasties before becoming a republic in 1910.  More...

Mayor Benjamin

elected Vice President of U.S. Conference of Mayors

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was elected  More...

U.S. EPA to facilitate Rocky Branch Greenway Design Charrett

The City of Columbia is one of six cities selected for technical assistance with sustainable design strategies under the U. S. EPA’s Greening America’s Communities (GAC) Program. More...

On Second Thought

Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative launches Kugels & Collards

Every dish has a story to tell. Even the ones that don’t quite make it on the menu. Harold “Groucho” Miller’s parents immigrated from Russia at the turn of the 20th century. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

My dog is scared of fireworks. Do you have any advice?

While the 4th of July is a celebration for folks, it can be a nightmare for dogs who are scared of fireworks and other summertime noises like thunderstorms. In fact, the 4th of July is the number one day for pet loss. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods elects new officers

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods elected new officers for the upcoming year at its monthly meeting Thursday, June 22. More...

McGraw ends her term as CCN president

Emma McGraw Myers presided over her last Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting as president Thursday, June 22. More...

CCN goes back to the future to find new president

There is a familiar face in a familiar role on the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods executive board. More...

Education

School Stars

David West of Lexington is a winner of the MPRA Scholarship Program sponsored by MPRA. He is the son of David West Jr. He is majoring in chemical engineering at Clemson University. More...

Richland One to continue providing free meals for all students

During the 2017- 2018 school year, Richland One will continue to offer meals at no cost to all students, regardless of family income. The average district family could save more than $400 per child in a school year. More...

Sports

Skyhawks getting offensive again in 2017

Over view: It was a different Thanksgiving for Hammond fans in 2016. For the first time in over a decade, there was no state championship game to look forward to after Ben Lippen stunned the Skyhawks in the semifinals. More...

Storm Track Club runs for state titles

Multiple members from The Storm Track Club based in Columbia won state championships at the 2017 South Carolina USATF Meet held at the Peyton Johnson Moore Track and Field Complex in Mt. Pleasant June 11. More...

Growing up in Forest Hills

Part 13: Mrs. Isabel Sloan’s School of Dancing and genteel deportment

When I was 11, the Forest Hills’ neighborhood mom’s learned of Mrs. Sloan’s Dancing School. It was a place where young boys and girls were sent to learn the graces of good manners and the art of ballroom dancing. More...

Home & Garden

Hummingbirds in the Hand—Part 1

Stopping to smell the flowers

“Bird banding can be a really useful tool for science learning…Everything we know about bird migration comes from banding,” according to Bill Hilton, licensed bander and executive director of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural More...

Star Chefs

American Potato Salad   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Richland County Masters Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC  HEARING PRIOR TO  FINAL ACTION  BY THE COUNTY  COUNCIL OF  RICHLAND COUNTY  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...