August 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Report for the community for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

On August 7, the City of Columbia released the Report to the Community for Fiscal Year 2016- 17. More...

Council turns to the people for ideas on large equipment restrictions

Forest Acres City Council may be working a new way to write ordinances by invoking an “of the people, by the people and for the people” method. More...

Public Advisory: Residents urged to take steps to reduce mosquito populations

Richland County residents are reminded to stay vigilant after the discovery of a second dead bird carrying West Nile virus. More...

Business

COMET has a new director

It has been an exciting and busy first three months for interim director of the COMET, Ann August.  When she first took over, August had to deal with a federal transit administration audit and a state review just in the first six weeks at her po More...

City Snippets

Senators want to block another rate hike A bipartisan group of S.C. More...

Folks About Town

Central Carolina Community Foundation’s 2017-2018 Executive Officers include chair, C. Carroll Heyward; vice chair, Sharon Bryant; and secretary/ treasurer, Stacy S. Stokes. More...

Education

LeadershipSC hands off to SCFutureMinds

Career information and inspiration now at educators’ fingertips with InspireAMind.com

LeadershipSC, the state’s oldest organization dedicated to leadership development, wanted to do something this year that would have long-term positive residual.  The class of 2017, charged with nurturing a deeper sense of service and civic More...

Accepting others’ differences

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means the first day of school is drawing ever nearer. Many students want to look and act “cool” the first day back, so they can impress their peers. More...

Jump-Start Back-to-School event brings more than 30 community partners together

Select Health of South Carolina and its First Choice Community Center hosted their 8th Annual Jump- Start Back-to-School event Saturday, July 29, featuring back-to-school information, health screenings, fun activities for kids, and backpacks with sch More...

Events

Events

•ART The City of Columbia Art Center, Parks and Recreation Department is currently looking for artists who wish to participate in “Art Along the Trail” Saturday October 14. More...

Travel

Winederlust

To celebrate totality, drink wine from Columbia’s West Coast “Eclipse Twin”

As a wine educator and writer, I consider myself fortunate to be able to conduct research, analyze market trends, and discover gems in some of the most beautiful areas of the world. More...

Pineville, a frontier village

Part 1: Church

The 1790 census of the St. Stephen Parish (now part of Berkeley County) listed 57 heads of families, 81 free white males age 16 and over, 45 free white males under age 16, 100 free white females, and 2,506 slaves. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE  State of South Carolina  Department of Health and  Environmental Control  Bureau of Water  2600 Bull Street  Columbia, South Carolina  29201  803-898-4300  Public Notice No.  17-090-G&n 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

Full Story

The Gourmet Shop owner celebrates 40th anniversary

Five Points, Columbia’s original village neighborhood, is celebrating a milestone this week for The Gourmet Shop’s owner, Dennis Hiltner. More...

Center cures critters and returns them back to nature

The staff and volunteers at Carolina Wildlife Center never have a typical day. Last year, the 1,700- square-foot facility on Bush River Road saw more than 3,700 native wildlife come through the doors for either relocation or rehabilitation. More...

On Second Thought

Experiencing the Eclipse in Columbia

During its 230-year-history, many travelers ventured to Columbia in order to interact with politicians and businessmen in the budding state capital. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...

Greenville resident praises Columbia

The City of Columbia is a wonderful metropolitan area and sure serves as a jewel in the center of the state. More...

Commentary

Surveying Customer Service

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

While standing in line at the drug store, I noticed this sign taped to the register. Actually, there were two identical signs; one on each register. Maybe more on the other registers I couldn’t see from where I stood patiently waiting.  More...

Random Pains

40–Something

I came home from work the other day and suddenly felt a stabbing pain in my ribs. The pain stopped me in my tracks for a second and then left as quickly as it came. This process went on for several hours until I went to bed, and then it quit. More...

Trinkets of the Heart

I’m just saying...

Most weekends my husband Marty spends at least one night at our house up on Lake Murray. More...

Society

The Walk With Ease class at Trenholm Park provides program for better health and less pain

After the group lesson and a walk, the participants taking the class Walk With Ease prepared a delicious and healthy chicken creole. More...

“Wolverine” at Dorn embodies ICARE values

Employee and labor relations specialist, Ben Reynolds, of the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center, holds one of those jobs where he is there to aid and provide information, just in case. More...

Sports

Scott turns dream into reality

Not many people can pinpoint the exact moment when they knew what they wanted to do as a career. Former Hammond Skyhawk quarterback Jeff Scott can do just that. More...

Games to watch in 2017

August 18: Woodruff @ A.C. Flora More...

Home & Garden

The Green “Solar Eclipse”

Stopping to smell the flowers

The horticulture industry offers a variety of plants to keep green versions of the upcoming Solar Eclipse vivid in your garden throughout the growing season. More...

Star Chefs

Sun Up Cookies   More...

Pets

Trainers visit S.C.’s original native dog

The Boykin Spaniel may have been selected as the S.C. State Dog, but there is another kind of dog that was here for thousands of years before the Boykin Spaniel. More...