January 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Skipp Pearson honored as S.C.’s Ambassador of Jazz Music

Pictured Thales Thomas “Skipp” Pearson (at the microphone in picture above) received South Carolina’s highest civilian honor January 14 during a musical tribute held in the Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business on More...

News

Forest Acres City Council reports adaptive signals on Forest Drive are moving along as planned

On January 10, the Forest Acres City Council learned adaptive signals on Forest Drive are moving along as planned with a late spring rollout. More...

Alcohol causing increase in crime in Olympia

Richland County Sheriff’s Department discussed an increase in crime with the members of We Are Olympia Monday, January 16 and received. More...

Commentary

Surviving

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

We had lunch at Hemingway’s the other day, only the second time in about a half dozen years. The food, as always, was good and the atmosphere was cheery. We added the place back to our regular rotation. More...

The Devil REALLY is in the details

I’m just saying...

I think modern technology is going to be my undoing.  I simply don’t get it. I try. I really do. But all the bells and whistles on every single device you get these days just baffle me.  More...

Dear Abby Dilemma

40–Something

I can tell I’m getting old because some of the current vernacular is very confusing to me. More...

Business

2017 income tax filing season opens January 23

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will begin accepting Individual Income tax returns on January 23. Income tax returns are due April 18, 2017. These dates are consistent with dates set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). More...

City Snippets

BMW X5 sales remain strong BMW Manufacturing Co. says the X5 model manufactured at its Spartanburg plans, is its most produced vehicle in 2016 with 165,377 made during the year. More...

Folks About Town

The Univer si ty of South Carol ina’s Dar la Moore School of Business building has earned LEED Platinum certification, the highest certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). More...

Society

Miss Clark and Mr. Sparrow wed December 17, 2016

Casey Lee Clark and Lenard Hoyt Sparrow Jr., both of Columbia, were united in marriage December 17, 2016, at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church in Columbia. The Rev. Cynthia Taylor officiated the 4 o’clock ceremony. More...

Bridge designer joins Capital Rotary Club

Qing Wang, Department of Transportation bridge structural designer, is welcomed into Capital Rotary membership by her sponsor, Neda Beal and club president Tommy Gibbons.  Wang holds a structural engineering doctorate from Illinois Institute of More...

A person who cuts his own firewood gets warm twice

Columbia receives its first dusting of snow January 7. Although it only lasted a few hours, it left several days of below freezing temperatures. More...

Events

University of South Carolina School of Music February 2017 calendar of events

• Thursday, February 2, 7:30 p.m.—First Thursday on Main: USC Concert Choir, Main Street United Methodist Church, 1830 Main Street.  USC’s premier choral ensemble, the USC Concert Choir, and the USC Men’s Chorus and Women& More...

Events

•AUDITIONS Metropolitan Opera Company of New York will hold auditions in Columbia Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m., Wright-Spears Center for the Arts at Columbia College. 803-787-0287. •CHURCH/CHARITY More...

Travel

My Visit to Cuba

Conclusion: Natural Beauty

(Note: This series is an edited compilation of past stories I have written about my 2001 trip to Cuba. More...

The National Center for State Courts inducts Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Ed Mullins into the Warren E. Burger Society

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has inducted Edward W. Mullins Jr., partner emeritus in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, into the Warren E. More...

Columbia is Number One

The Columbia metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is ranked higher than Greenville and Charleston MSAs and is tied with Raleigh in livability, according to EngenuitySC’s third annual Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report, announced by the org More...

On Second Thought

Volunteer with Historic Columbia

Historic Columbia was founded in 1961 by a group of concerned local citizens who volunteered their time, talents, and passion for history in order to save the Robert Mills House and open it to the public. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

What should you do if you encounter a stray dog while walking your dog?

Although both Richland County and the City of Columbia have regulations against loose dogs, there are guidelines on what to do if you are approached by a loose dog, which certainly can happen if a dog is lost, abandoned, or gets out of an enclosure. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Thirty-two Firefighters complete 18 week recruit school

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. More...

South Carolina State House 2017 “King Day at the Dome”

The annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at the SC State House grounds after a prayer service at Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. More...

Lower Richland Fire Station fully staffed

Residents of Lower Richland can expect first responders to be on the scene of emergencies faster than ever, now that a grant has paid for a local station to be fully staffed by firefighters. More...

Education

Cardinal Newman junior wins national poetry competition

Ashley Maddock, a junior at Cardinal New- man School, has been honored by The National Poetry Quarterly, an academic journal for American poets.  Maddock’s poem “I Dreamed of You Last Night” has been selected as “winner&r More...

Spring Valley High School student recognized as technology leader

Elaine Patterson has been selected as an Aspirations in Computing— South Carolina award recipient and a National Aspirations in Computing award recipient. She attends Spring Valley High School. More...

S.C. based vocational school provides free education to students impacted by area ITT Tech closings

After 47 years in operation, ITT Technical Institute closed its doors on all 130 campus locations in September of 2016, leaving more than 1,000 students in South Carolina and over 40,000 more across the country displaced and without degrees.  More...

Sports

Lady Skyhawks battle back to beat Heathwood

The visiting Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders jumped out to an 8- 0 lead and were ahead 22- 13 after two quarters, but the Hammond Lady Skyhawks outscored them 35- 13 in the second half to win 48-35 in a SCISA Region I- 3A battle January 13.  More...

Dreher overwhelms Columbia

The Dreher Blue Devils opened up a 13-point first quarter lead over the visiting Columbia Capitals and cruised to a 56-41 victory Friday, January 13.  Dreher came out of the gates hot, scoring 14 of the first 16 points. Simon Grant, T.J. More...

Former Vikings celebrate FCS Championship

For most college football fans, January is just the beginning of a long trek to August. However, for a few fan bases, January is a special time when dreams come true. More...

Home & Garden

Project Feeder watch turns 30

Stopping to smell the flowers

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project Feeder Watch (PFW) is a winter (November–April) census of birds at feeders at homes, schools, and nature centers across North America. More...

Star Chefs

Parmesan Chicken Bake More...