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City of Columbia receives Honorable Mention in Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards

On Friday, June 23, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and the City of Columbia received an Honorable Mention in the Large City category from the U. S. Conference of Mayors’ 2017 Climate Protection Award Program. More...

Commentary

Re-purposing pallets

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

The Landlord has become obsessed with pallets. I don’t mean quilts spread on the floor for kids to nap on; I mean those wood frames used to transport goods. More...

Frogs, Swans, and Marriage

I’m just saying...

“Julia! What’s THIS????”  More...

The Only One on Earth Who Hates Coffee

40–Something

I’ve never understood how anyone living in the South could be obsessed with a hot beverage like coffee.  More...

Education

S.C. Farm Bureau teaches agriculture in the classroom to Richland County teacher

Richland County teacher Rebecca Bonig was among 50 educators from across the South Carolina who recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms. More...

School Stars

Ridge View High School Institute of BioHealth Magnet seniors, Hezekiah Branch and Erin Walker were selected as two of the top 73 STEM students in the state of South Carolina. More...

Society

Columbia Heart announces Dr. William W. Stuck’s retirement

Columbia Heart congratulates Dr. William W. Stuck, MD., FACC, on his retirement. Dr. Stuck is retiring after 31 years of service to medicine and cardiology. He has been with Columbia Heart for the last 21 years and is retiring this summer. More...

New Lions Club installs offices

An installation ceremony was held June 22 for incoming officers of the new Columbia Northwest Lions Club. Judy Scott was elected as the club president for 2017-2018 year. More...

Capital Rotary’s incoming president honors past president

Blake DuBose, Capital Rotary’s incoming president, presents a distinguished service plaque to Dr. Tommy Gibbons (r), who led the club for 2016-2017. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Town Theatre offers sneak peek into Wonkaville!

Saturday, July 15 will be a fun filled day as Town Theatre hosts WONKAville! Join Willy Wonka himself and get a sneak peek behind the gates of his candy factory. There will be a special preview of the show—be the first to see it. More...

Well Suited

Contributed byMcKissick Museum Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s® Treme exhibition opening reception will be held August 1, at McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, 816 Bull Street. More...

Travel

Experiences worth remembering

#6 A pilgrimage to the top of the world

After visiting our friends in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, in 1996, Linda and I took a train to the Himalayan Mountains, the “top of the world.” Our goal was to follow the Ganges River to its source on the border with China. More...

A visit to Cuba, spring of 2016

On May 2016, Carnival Corporation’s Fathom Cruise Line made history when it sailed American tourists to Havana, Cuba, the first time a ship has traveled to the island since President John F. Kennedy’s embargo. More...

Cuban cigars— best in the world

For years, the U.S. embargo against Cuba prevented Americans from bringing home Cuban cigars. It was widely reported that President Kennedy ordered a shipment of 1,200 Cuban cigars before imposing the permanent embargo on February 7, 1962. More...

Southern Lights brings community together

Southern Lights, a signature, long-term art installation by artist Chris Robinson, will span the Congaree River between the Blossom Street and Gervais Street bridges. More...

School District seeking reimbursements, parent wants truth

It has been nearly a month since Lexington School District Two attorney Jake Moore filed a lawsuit against local business owner Wayne McKim. More...

On Second Thought

Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture

As the community prepares for the 39th year of the Jubilee Festival, it is important to remember the work accomplished by all the individuals who planned, performed, or contributed the storied success of this event. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK US AT THE STAR

I have been hearing a lot about opioid abuse. Tell me more about the increase in South Carolina.

Opiods are drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain. More...

Business

U.S. Marine Sgt.Keith Turnbow and family surprised with mortgage-free home

Operation FINALLY HOME along with Dunbar Builders and Mungo Homes surprised U.S. Marine Sgt. Keith Turnbow with the news he and his family will be moving into a custom- built, mortgage free home in Chapin in 2017. More...

City Snippets

Samsung opening Newberry plant Samsung is investing $380 million to refurbish a former Caterpillar plant in Newberry County plant that initially made washing machines. Samsung will create 950 jobs during the next three years. More...

FOLKS ABOUT TOWN

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has been elected vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM).  Garvin Design Group partner David Sickinger has graduated Leadership Columbia.  Geoffrey B. More...

Sports

Lower Richland looking to put some sting in 2017

Overview: It was a rough initial season for coach Rodney Barr as the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets went winless in 2016.  The offense was explosive at times, but turnovers doomed far too many drives.  Defensively, the Diamond Hornets strug More...

SCISA stars named NSCAA Scholar All-Americans

Heathwood Hall boys’ soccer Players John Davis and Aidan Powers were named to the 2017 NSCAA Scholar All-American team. The team, comprised of 36 players nationwide, featured just four to represent the state of South Carolina. More...

Heise hits the ground running at Gray

It has been nearly two months since Kevin Heise was introduced as the boys’ soccer coach at Gray Collegiate Academy. Even though its been a short period of time, Heise has still been able to get a lot done. More...

Home & Garden

Hummingbirds in the Hand—Part 2

Stopping to smell the flowers

Our home property is really a time-share with wildlife. From April to October backyards can be an Airbnb for hummingbirds. More...

Star Chefs

Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

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