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Fish and Chips and Road Rage

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

My buddy Rick is half my age. He is well traveled, intellectually curious, and loves exploring new places. He is also an adventurous eater. All these things make him a good guy to hang with. Sadly, we rarely see each other anymore. More...

Til Death Do Us Part

I’m just saying...

I think I’m becoming eerily preoccupied with death.  More...

Entertainment in the Sand

40–Something

I’m pretty sure what passes for entertainment at the beach would not cut it in the real world. More...

Business

Columbia native’s vision now on players’ hands

“ These gloves are so sticky, they should be illegal” –former NFL All- Star Randy Moss. But they aren’t, and Columbia resident Nathan Dorton is the man who can take credit for that. More...

City Snippets

Walmart offers new pickup feature Walmar t ’s Garner s Ferry Road store is debuting the company’s new Pickup Tower technology. A 16- foot tall structure functions like high-tech vending machines. More...

Folks About Town

Taylor Mor r is has joined LS3P’s Columbia office as a marketing coordinator. Courtney Ardis has joined LS3P’s Columbia office as a team member. More...

Society

William C. “Bill” McCarter

William C. “Bill” McCar ter, 76, of Columbia died, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Funeral services for Bill were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017, at Temples Halloran Funeral Home Chapel , 5400 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212. More...

Herbert D. “Danny” Sosbee Sr.

US Army, Retired

Herbert Daniel “Danny” Sosbee Sr., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 9, 2017. More...

Delta House celebrates banner year

On June 17 Delta House, Inc. (DHI) hosted its annual meeting at the Delta Life Development Center.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Village Square Theatre celebrates 10th anniversary of its summer workshop with production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

The Secret of the Golden Medallion in 2007 was the first summer workshop production by Village Square Theatre. More...

TobyMac joins 2017 S.C. State Fair musical lineup

Christian hip hop artist TobyMac will entertain visitors at the 2017 South Carolina State Fair October 20. More...

Pets

Door dashing, a deadly habit

How many of you dog owners have dashing dogs that are engaging in an aggravating and potentially fatal habit. More...

Take care of your pet in the summer heat

Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. More...

Summer Lovin’ Pet Adopt-a-thon

On Friday July 14 and Saturday July 15, a MEGA Pet Adopt-a-thon will be held at PETSinc 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. More...

Participate in National PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. More...

Revitalizing 1600 block of Main Street

The 1600 block of Main Street is the place to be. There’s a hustle/bustle that says, “ We’re back,” including new retail businesses, residences, and restaurants that are attracting a new group of young, energetic people. More...

On Second Thought

A World-Class Museum of Reconstruction

Historic Columbia and Richland County have a long-standing partnership in preserving some of the Midlands most significant historic assets, including the Woodrow Wilson Family Home. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

I heard recently that South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states in the United States. Please tell me more

Those who live here know South Carolina is a great place to live, as the thousands from elsewhere who have chosen to move here can attest. Yet, as residents we also know we face formidable challenges. A June report from WalletHub substantiates that. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Rosewood Drive tabbed for new cell phone tower

Residents who attended the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting Thursday, July 6 heard about a proposal for a new cell phone tower along Rosewood Drive.  More...

Shandon denies demolition request of house on South Walker

At the bimonthly meeting Monday, July 10, the Shandon Neighborhood Council voted against a proposal six to four to support the demolition of the house on 140 South Walker Street. More...

Richland County Council hears from a large number of citizens

On July 11, Richland County Council’s meeting featured a much larger than usual number of speakers at Citizen’s Input. More...

Education

Thirty students receive scholarships from Building Industry Charitable Foundation

Over the past 16 years, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation has awarded $496,500 in scholarships to children of Association members and other students who meet criteria set for the program. More...

School Stars

Jul ia Benitez-Nelson, a Hand Middle School student, performed a flute sonata May 29 before an international crowd during the Spoleto Festival in Charleston. More...

Sports

Blue Devils taking a different approach to 2017

Overview: The 2016 season was very similar to seasons past under coach Treigh Sullivan. It started off with a bang, four straight wins, then a 2-4 finish. Untimely injuries, doomed what was potentially a breakout season for Dreher. More...

Events

Events

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Gills Creek featured in art exhibit at city hall

Gills Creek Elegies, an exhibition of photographs by Gunars Strazdins, will be on display from July 6 through September 30, 2017, at the Gallery at City Hall. More...

Home & Garden

A perennial vine with a passion for butterflies and conservation

Stopping to smell the flowers

Capture children’s enthusiasm for butterflies with a vine that matches their energy while rearing gulf fritillary butterflies on Passiflora incarnata, passion vine. More...

Star Chefs

Coriander Chicken with Mango Salsa   More...

Travel

Experiences worth remembering

#7 Belize, a fourth visit

I have been to Belize four times: 1973, for Christmas vacation; 1976, via motorcycle from Columbia; 1996, Christmas vacation with Linda and friends Janice and John; and 1998, to study Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. 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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