February 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Emotions run high at Forest Acres City Council meeting

During a marathon meeting that fell minutes shy of being the longest one on record, the Forest Acres City Council heard both sides of a controversial rezoning proposal at the corner of Brentwood and Forest Drive. More...

Melrose Heights forms committee for outreach

At its monthly meeting Monday, February 12 the Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association approved a motion to form a committee to provide outreach and engagement in regards to Design/Development Review Commission rules and historical designated guidel More...

Commentary

Rating your dentist

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

The excellent movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri features a scene where the local dentist tries to strong arm Frances McDormand’s character into dropping her criticism of the local police chief. More...

Outside the Box

I’m just saying...

There’s a new trend on social media these days where you order a throw pillow that is monogramed with “It all started at…” or “It all began with….” These are romantic memories of how a person met their spou More...

Teddy Bears and Pink Ice

40–Something

I should be thankful Valentine’s Day is just another day at my house, and I’m very lucky my wife has never been one for the ceremony surrounding this holiday. She doesn’t have much use for the traditional gifts that come with it. More...

Education

Local students to perform with Palmetto Mastersingers Festival of Choirs

Palmetto Mastersingers will present a Festival of Choirs program Saturday, February 24, 7:30 p.m., at Saint Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road. More...

Cardinal Newman’s National Honor Society sponsors “Vintage Hollywood Senior Prom” at The Waterford

The glam of “Vintage Hollywood” set the stage when Cardinal Newman’s National Honor Society sponsored a “Senior Prom” at The Waterford Saturday,   February 10.  More...

Society

Shandon United Methodist Church holds Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday was held at Shandon United Methodist Church February 11.  Shandon UMC Scout Pack 37 Roster 2017-2018 includes Chartered Organization Rep. George R. Burnett. The Cubmaster is Joe Davis. More...

President of The Citadel speaks to Columbia Rotary Club

Citadel graduates attend the Columbia Rotary Club’s meeting February 12 to hear President of The Citadel Lt. Gen. John W. More...

The real story of the “Little House” books

I have this enduring memory: I am sitting on the floor in an upstairs bedroom of my childhood home in Michigan, reading Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, over and over and over again. I am eight years old. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS PAALS will host its annual Un-Gala, Jurassic Bark March 3, 7 p.m., S.C. State Museum. www.paals.org/ungala. •ANTIQUES More...

Arts & Entertainment

Cutting-edge dance works take center stage in USC Dance Company spring contemporary concert

The University of SC Dance Company will present a selection of innovative dance works during its Spring Contemporary Concert, February 21– 24 at Drayton Hall Theatre.  Show times are 7:30 p.m. More...

Artists for Africa Postcard Art Event

Artists for Africa will hold its annual Postcard Art Event Wednesday, February 21 at Embassy Suites in Columbia. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  KERSHAW  IN THE PROBATE  COURT  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...

Richland County employee committed to helping those in need

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much going on this Saturday morning at Finlay Park in downtown Columbia. More...

Richland County Councilman to retire after an outstanding run

The Richland County Council is destined to lose much of its experience as 2018 winds down next winter. Greg Pearce, the second longest tenured current council member, has announced his intention to retire at the end of this calendar year.  More...

On Second Thought

Remembering WWI this Presidents’ Day

As the upcoming Presidents’ Day falls in the centennial year of the United States’ involvement in World War I, it is fitting to look back at the president who headed America during that period. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

National Salute Week

This Valentine’s Day, many veterans who fought to preserve our freedoms will be hospitalized, receiving the medical care they earned but separated from the homes and communities they defended. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Office of Business Opportunities holds legal seminar

The City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities held a free legal seminar for small business owners Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Columbia Empowerment Zone, Inc. office on Lady Street. More...

City of Cayce announces band line up for Second Annual “Soiree on State” festival

The City of Cayce is excited to announce the band line up for the second annual Soiree on State, to be held April 14, 2018. This event is free to all and will be held from noon– 8 p. m. More...

Cultural Planning Input Survey for Amplify: A Cultural Plan for the Columbia needs your ideas

The City of Columbia Planning & Development Services Department invites the public to participate in a cultural planning input survey which will help guide the planning process for Amplify: A Cultural Plan for the Columbia Area. More...

Business

Women owned business Flock and Rally purchases building on Arsenal Hill

Flock and Rally, the women-owned integrated communications firm based in Columbia has purchased a building at 1817 Gadsden Street in the historic Arsenal Hill district of downtown Columbia. More...

City Snippets

Two Five Points bars targeted More...

Folks About Town

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Bertha Hailey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hailey is the daughter of William Graham of Columbia. John A. More...

Sports

Vikings knock out Knights

Spring Valley’s Rashaad Williams scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Vikings to a 67-53 win over the visiting West Florence Knights More...

Falcons down Demons

A.C. Flora’s DJ Sinkler scored a 17 points to lead the Falcons to a 67-52 win over the visiting Lugoff-Elgin Demons in the first round of the Class 4A boys’ basketball playoffs Wednesday, February 14. More...

Local wrestlers dominate SCISA Individual Championships

Local wrestlers dominated the SCISA Individual State Championships at Ben Lippen Saturday, February 10 winning 12 of the 14 weight classes. Cardinal Newman and Hammond won four titles each, Heathwood Hall had three, and Ben Lippen won one. More...

Home & Garden

Seasonal Shenanigans

Stopping to smell the flowers

Signs of spring are everywhere in the Midlands: dull winter plumage on male American goldfinches is changing to bright yellow breeding plumage, eastern bluebirds are negotiating nesting box sites, foxes have prepared breeding dens, ornamental apricot More...

Star Chefs

Salmon Cakes   More...

Travel

La Toilette du Chef

Conclusion

My tour of the African palace ended in the throne room with six of the fon’s advisors who sat on three-legged stools around a tub filled with the white foam of mimbo (palm wine). A plastic cup of palm wine was offered me. More...