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Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence

The 2017 Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence Saturday, October 7, will be the first walk along the City of Columbia’s Vista Greenway Extension in Finlay Park. More...

Congaree National Park

By John E. Cely

John Cely, a graduate of A.C. Flora High School and Clemson University, is a retired wildlife biologist who has been exploring the Congaree National Park for over 40 years. More...

Filing for the November 7 election closes today

The filing period for the November 7, 2017, Municipal Election opened Monday, August 14, 2017, at noon and closes Friday, September 8, 2017, at noon.  The following individuals have filed:  • Sam Davis (incumbent) filed for the Distric More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council passes resolutions to run winter shelter

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, September 5.  Council passed four resolutions regarding homeless services. More...

Columbia residents join mayor to save lives from city’s “Silent Killer”

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will join residents in taking steps to fight the leading killer of Columbia citizens—heart disease. More...

Business

Gov. Henry McMaster asks South Carolinians to prepare for Hurricane Irma

Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order September 6 declaring a state of emergency and, along with the S.C. More...

Are you prepared?

Sheriff Leon Lott said as we near the anniversary of the historic flood of 2015 that reminds us to be prepared both while on the road, and at home. More...

City Snippets

Carter set for generous retirement Lonnie Carter, Santee Cooper’s retiring CEO, will be paid more than $1 million in the first year of his retirement, which follows the abandonment of the V.C. Summer nuclear station. More...

Society

Miss Pearce and Mr. Menzies exchange vows September 2, 2017

Kathryn McCain Pearce and Harry Frederick Graham Menzies were married September 2, 2017, at six o’clock in the evening at Saint Philip’s Church, Charleston, South Carolina. More...

Let’s worry about tonight’s homework tonight

I remember my first day of seventh grade like it was yesterday. I came home from school and announced I was certain I was going to fail seventh grade math. I flipped to the back of the book—the final review—and said, “Look at this! 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...

Arts & Entertainment

Slow tempo and silence make for a hyperrealistic experience in The Water Station

The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the influential Japanese slow-tempo work The Water Station, September 21-23 at the Center for Performance Experiment. Steven Pearson is directing the production. More...

Eclectica Ensemble premieres new musical concept: calling up other senses

Summer breaks from routine obligations allowed a broadly-talented local troupe of top-tier musicians time to compose new works, rearrange beloved compositions and ready themselves to introduce Columbia and the Midlands to a brand new cultural experie More...

Sandhills September Showstoppers

Enjoy live performances inside Richland Library’s new auditorium

If you haven’t been able to experience the new, 250-seat auditorium at Richland Library Sandhills, there are three chances this month. More...

Travel

King’s Tree Trials

The 21st Running of the King’s Tree Trials sponsored by the Cedar Swamp Lancing Association was held in 2012 at the McCutcheon Training Center near Kingstree. More...

Winederlust

In Cali, it’s all about the Coast

Napa! Sonoma! With a solid reputation for producing fantastic wine, both these regions have become synonymous with California wine. Cabernets and Bordeaux varietals from Napa Valley and Sonoma’s Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are in high demand. More...

Pastor returns to Shandon Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Dr. Tim Hoyt Duncan will return to the pulpit at Shandon Presbyterian Sunday, September 10, after being away since late April as he went through cancer treatment. More...

On Second Thought

39th Annual Jubilee honors South Carolina musicians

On Saturday, September 16, the corner of Marion and Richland Streets will fill with singing as the 39th Annual Jubilee Festival of Black History and Culture takes place.  This year’s festival will celebrate the lives of two of South Caroli More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Dr. J. Marion Sims

I realize that Warren Hughes was answering a question from a reader about the situation over the suggested removal of the statue of Sims from the SC State House grounds and also giving some details of Sim’s life and accomplishments. More...

Commentary

The Reality of Wrestling

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

Talking with Richard last week and a name from the past materialized. A guy named David saw Richard at the chiropractor and asked about me. Funny how as we age the places we see people become different. More...

Make me the person my dog deserves

40–Something

Sometimes aging isn’t much fun. Just ask my poor 10-year-old cocker spaniel, Daisy. More...

Slippery Slopes and High Hopes

I’m just saying...

When I walked into the kitchen Saturday morning and saw my cat Scrappy sitting there staring under the stove I knew something was up. More...

Education

Celebrity Chef Vivian Howard visits Brockman Elementary School

Vivian Howard, a celebrity chef and star of A Chef ’s Life, the popular, award-winning PBS show, visited Brockman Elementary School on August 31 to share her life story with students. More...

Testing Stresses

For students, the month of May is crammed full of testing. One week, EOCs. The next, could be AP testing for some. Those are subsequently closely followed by final exams for each individual class. More...

School districts meet in third annual charity basketball game

The Nothing but Net charity basketball game between Richland One and Richland Two employees will take place Thursday, October 5 at 6 p.m. at Keenan High School, 361 Pisgah Church Road. More...

Sports

Diamond Hornets sting Eagles

The Lower Richland Diamond Hornets overcame a one-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Airport Eagles 24-19 Thursday, August 31 and win their first game under head coach Rodney Barr.  More...

Cavaliers beat B-C in three tough games

Logan McMullin led the visiting Cavaliers with 12 kills, five blocks, and an ace in Richland Northeast’s 3-0 (25-22, 28-26, 25-17) win over the Brookland- Cayce Bearcats August 31.  More...

A.C. Flora swim team supports team mom

At a recent meet, the A.C. Flora swim team held up a sign supporting Carla Graf, a team mom who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  More...

Home & Garden

Ditch Dweller: Peruvian Primrose–Willow

Stopping to smell the flowers

In addition to vacant lots, railroad tracks, abandoned home sites, and old cemeteries, roadside ditches introduce the Columbia community to a copious collection of native and non-native plant species. More...

Star Chefs

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Pets

Fact checking the dominance myth

When I accept a new client, either for helping them teach their dog obedience skills or modifying their dog’s difficult behavior problem, I first sit down and set the facts straight about why their dog behaves the way he does. 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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