April 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Trinity Cathedral

For residents of and visitors to Columbia, spring is synonymous with a profusion of color signaling the rebirth of the capital city after a winter filled with bare branches and subdued hues. More...

ASK ANN...

Should I vaccinate my children?

Forty- eight states, including South Carolina, allow parents to sign a vaccination exemption form. Only West Virginia and Mississippi do not allow such exemptions. More...

Government / Neighborhood

A letter from Ukraine

Warner and Linda Montgomery received this letter April 14, 2014, from a friend living in Ukraine

Don’t worry. We are fine. There is peace in our small town. People are still friendly. The latest political events in Ukraine haven’t brought much enthusiasm into our lives. Tension is in the air. More...

Melrose approves request for speed humps

The residents at the Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association meeting Monday, April 14 approved a motion to request two speed humps, one at the 1100 block of Woodrow Street and one at the 1200 block, and a four way stop sign at the intersection of Wo More...

St. Martin’s Foundation awards $20,000

The St. Martin’s Foundation has awarded six grants totaling $20,000 to six nonprofits serving needs in the community. This year’s grant recipients were selected from a pool of 11 applicants. More...

Education

School Stars

Greer Stewart, a Richland Northeast High School senior has been selected to have her artwork sold in a silent auction at Miss Naturally Crowned Carolina, the Capital City’s first beauty pageant for women with naturally afro-ethnic texArtwork by More...

Society

National Coalition of 100 Black Women charter new chapter in Columbia

A diverse group of socially conscious women were inducted into the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. at a public luncheon of celebration Saturday, March 29 at the Columbia Marriott. More...

The woman in the aqua suit

For several days in October 1991, I rushed home from work at noontime to spend my lunch hour watching the volcanic hearings being held in the U.S. Senate featuring an African-American law professor named Anita Hill. More...

Three words that can end sexual assault

My grandmother had her back turned, her voice was cold. I was 15 years old and had just tried to end my life. More...

Events

Events

•CAMPS Former USC Gamecock Brandan Davis and his Foundation (The Faithful Walk-On) will host its first football camp Saturday June 7, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ridgeview High School. Athletes age eight to 18 are welcome. More...

to play for McDaniels Golf Classic VIP Auction

Heart ’n Soul will be playing again for the McDaniels Golf Classic VIP Auction. More...

Home & Garden

Tour Camelot in Columbia

Stopping to smell the flowers Columbia Green 2014 Festival of Gardens Garden of Kathy Stogner

“It’s May, It’s May, the Lusty Month of May!” The lyrics from Camelot introduce the 23rd annual Festival of Gardens hosted by Columbia Green on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. More...

Star Chefs

Egg Salad More...

Garden Like a Master (GLaM) programs and garden presentations by Lexington County Master Gardeners

• Garden Presentation:Designing a Garden, Monday, April 22, 6–7 p.m.,Cayce West ColumbiaLibrary Branch More...

Pawmetto Lifeline hosts sixth successful Bark to the Park

Pawmetto Lifeline hosted its sixth annual Bark to the Park Walk for the Animals, a major fundraising event, in Finlay Park on Saturday, April 5. More...

News

Midland Area Consortium for the Homeless celebrates 20 years of service

Members and guests of United Way of the Midlands (UWM) and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless (MACH) gathered at City Art on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 to celebrate the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless ( MACH) 20th Anniversary. More...

Richland County Council honors A’ja Wilson

At the April 15th Richland County Council meeting, A’ja Wilson, a student at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, was honored for her basketball accomplishments. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Hoping hate will disappear

I’m just saying...

In the wake of the recent shootings in Kansas at a Jewish Community Center and then at a nearby Jewish assisted living home, I am astounded yet again a human being could be filled with that much hate for absolutely no reason. More...

Nicknames

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

Carol King sang long ago that “we all need a promised land.” In Been to Canaan, she describes “green fields and rolling hills; time enough to do what you will.” The western part of central Alabama is my version of the place cr More...

Business

Small business: the backbone of our community

Richland County promotes new program to assist small business

Small local business owners can learn how to become eligible to participate in projects and contracts with Richland County Government during an event geared toward small businesses located in the County. More...

Toast a Timeless Treasure

Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden will take place on Friday, April 25 from 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m., concluding a day-long celebration in honor of Riverbanks Zoo’s 40th anniversary. More...

City Snippets

Signode adding 130 new jobs in Chapin Signode, which makes and distributes protective packaging systems, is adding 130 new jobs through a $15 million expansion of its plant in Chapin. More...

Sports

2014 Nike Palmetto Cup kicks off

Irmo 0, Brookland-Cayce 0Match 12 In a matchup of Midlands titans, the Irmo Yellow Jackets and the Brookland Cayce Bearcats battled to a 0-0 draw in the second day of the Nike Palmetto Cup Tuesday, April 15. More...

Wilson is going to be a Gamecock

For Heathwood Hall senior A’ja Wilson, there is no place like home. That’s why for the next four years she has chosen to play basketball for coach Dawn Staley and the hometown South Carolina Lady Gamecocks. More...

Falcons take Forest Acres Classic opener over Airport

A.C. Flora’s Madison Stokes had five RBIs and Everett Eynon added three to lead the Falcons over the Airport Eagles 11-7 in both teams’ opening game of the Forest Acres Classic at A.C. Flora Monday, April 14. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Shrek the Musical dress rehearsal to benefit Babcock Center

On May 1, 2014, Babcock Center Foundation is partnering with Town Theater to bring Columbia the dress rehearsal for Shrek the Musical . More...

Arts at Shandon presents May Chamber Music Festival Series

Arts at Shandon will present its May Chamber Music Festival series May 15–17, 7:30 p.m., nightly at Shandon Presbyterian, 607 Woodrow Street. More...

Sandlapper Singers present “Portraits of Americans”

The Sandlapper Singers will present “Portraits of Americans,” third in their concert series, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street; and 7: 30 p. m. Friday, April 25 at St. More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine

Part 6: Sad and Angry People

(Note: This is a continuat ion of memor ies from our trip to Ukraine in 1992.) More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Columbia Cash Reserves Investment Partnership vs. Allison T. Martin; David L. Martin; Sysco Columbia, LLC; Steven A. More...

Richland County Masters Sale

MASTER'S SALE More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES / PUBLIC SALE The following vehicle(s) are subject to towing, repair and / or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5635 and 29-15- 10 SC Law as Amended, and are in custody of Mu More...