August 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire Fighting Facility to be completed by September, 2015

The groundbreaking for the new Fire Fighting Facility at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport was held August 18. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Star hits a homer with August 15 edition

This edition hit it “out of the park.” Thank you for all of it. From Mike Sr. (Mike Cox) to Mike Jr. (Mike Maddock), each article was deep-reaching, sweet, and touching. More...

Support Lizzy’s Law

In many recent surveys, rankings, and other sightings, South Carolina has come out on top of the WORST lists and at the BOTTOM of the best lists. It is time South Carolina makes itself better. More...

Commentary

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The Pioneer Woman

I’m just saying...

After almost three weeks of renovations at our house, I have come to the conclusion I do not think I would have made a good pioneer woman. More...

Tofu Hot Dogs

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

We were enjoying a dual birthday celebration for Suzy and Doctor Beth. More...

Society

Rotary Club of Forest Acres Fifth Annual Happy Feet Program provides shoes for over 100 children

For the fifth year in a row, the Rotary Club of Forest Acres provided shoes for students from Hyatt Park and Forest Heights elementary schools. Over 100 children received shoes for the upcoming school year. More...

Neighbors helping neighbors

Pine Lakes community located in the southeast area of Columbia off Trotter Road is a neighborhood like any other. The residents greet you with polite hellos and gentle hand waves as cars pass or pull in and out of driveways. More...

Spirit of Truth Christian Church establishes new home

Spirit of Truth Christian Church has recently established its new church home at 4201 Abingdon Road in the Eau Claire Community. Pastor M.R. Shiver has served as the senior pastor and visionary for the congregation since 2002. More...

Events

Events

•ART The Columbia Museum of Art will host an exhibition of the most famous and beloved of American illustrators, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, on view October 17, 2014–January 8, 2015. columbiamuseum.org. •AUDITIONS More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Baroque presents “Bach Fest,” featuring Brandenburg Concertos, September 5

Columbia Baroque’s season-opening concert celebrates the genius of J.S. Bach with Brandenburg Concertos 4 and 6, plus a Harpsichord Concerto by G. F. Handel and a Recorder Concerto by Giuseppe Sammartini. More...

USC Symphony Orchestra opens season with music of Russia

The USC Symphony Orchestra will open its season with the music of Russia Thursday, September 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts. Donald Protnoy is music director. More...

Home & Garden

Gateway to Gardening... tomorrow and Beyond

Stopping to smell the flowers

Fall gardening season is almost here. Midland gardeners mingle at farmer’s markets, fall festivals, and the annual South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners Association (SCMMGA) Symposium. More...

Star Chefs

Chilled Carrot Soup with Nutmeg and Chives More...

City honors restaurateur

Dianne Light had no idea she was going to be honored at the Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday, August 19. More...

90 is knighty for Don Barton

Don Barton turned 90 years old August 19 and woke up to a display made for him the night before by Laura Twitty and Kelly Liggitt, two children who are Barton’s biggest fans. More...

News

Friends praise Dianne Light

Dianne has revived the art of entertaining in every restaurant she has owned, and each guest is treated as if she invited them into her home. More...

City of West Columbia and Lexington County partner with emergency services

The West Columbia City Council met on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. Members present were L. Dale Harley, Mayor Pro Tem Casey Hallman, Boyd Jones, Eric L. Fowler, Mayor Joe Owens, Chairman B.J. Unthank, Tommy Parler, Teddy Wingard, and Temus C. More...

Columbia City Council finds temporary solution to rising health care costs

Columbia City Council approved a temporary solution to offset the rising costs of health care for active employees as well as pre-65 retirees at the monthly meeting Tuesday, August 19. More...

Business

Jay Bender’s canvas of life holds many pictures

Jay Bender Art Exhibition: “the off center paintings of Jay Bender (not a pretty picture),” August 27 at Over the Mantel Art Gallery

Racing motorcycles and climbing mountains are now just memories for 70-year-old Jay Bender who is turning instead to a more laid-back pursuit — painting. More...

City Snippets

S.C. ranked No. 6 in foreclosures More...

Folks About Town

Kevin Lindler, senior vice president of First Citizens and Metro Columbia market executive, was named Outstanding Young Banker for 2014. LS3P has been ranked number 40 on the Architectural Record’s list of Top Architectural Firms. More...

Education

2014-2015 school year begins for Richland One students, new principals

Richland One welcomed back its 23,000 students Monday, August 18, as they began another exciting year dedicated to academic excellence. More...

Richland One employees become published authors

Hand Middle School guidance counselor co-authors article for national professional journal More...

Spring Valley senior attends National Youth Leadership Forum for Law and CSI

Spring Valley High School senior Geoffrey Maxberry attended the National Youth Leadership Forum for Law and Crime Scene Investigation in Washington, D.C., the week of July 6– 11. More...

Sports

Battle of the County Line

The Midlands Honda “Battle of the County Line” Football Jamboree Saturday, August 16 at Spring Valley High School offered an entertaining look at what local fans might expect from their favorite high school football teams this fall. More...

Sertoma Sportsarama kicks off District 1 football

The 54th Annual Richland Sertoma Club’s Sportsarama kicked off the football season for Richland District One schools at Benedict’s Charles W. Johnson Stadium Saturday, August 16. Keenan and Columbia started the action. C.A. More...

Falcons power to District 1 Combine title

A.C. Flora athletes won the overall competition for both boys and girls at the first-ever Richland District 1 strength and speed combine held August 16 at Benedict College. More...

Travel

Bagnal’s Bottom

Part 1: Abney Park

This is a trip into a history of my childhood neighborhood, a section of Columbia fondly known as Bagnal ’s Bottom. This sandhill subdivision has a rich history dating back to Wade Hampton III and including many interesting people. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/ or storage liens: are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-6-5635 and/ or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended: and are in the custody of 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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