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March 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

First African American female National Guard General visits Capital

The South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation (SCHAF) invites civic, scout, and patriotic groups to join them in welcoming Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris to the aviation group’s regular second Saturday open house at Hamilton-Owens Airport. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Understanding Historic Windows

As thermometers everywhere register remarkably low temperatures during this time of year, owners of historic buildings might begin to wonder if they should just get rid of those “drafty, old” windows after all. More...

Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability

In the most basic sense, the VA awards disability compensation based on the average impairment a disability has on the ability to work. All veterans who receive benefits from the VA are familiar with this system. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Council hears report concerning upgrade for Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Richland County Council’s March 3 meeting opened with a 15 minute executive session on a property negotiation item originating from the Richland County Conservation Commission. More...

West Columbia City Council proclaims March 2015 “March for Meals Month”

The regular meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015. More...

New president of CCN officiates her first meeting

New president Emma McGraw Myers officiated her first Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting Thursday, February 26 following the resignation of former president Dean Slade. More...

Education

School Stars

Richland Northeast High School 2015 Scholastic Art Competition winners included: Itai Almor—Art Gold Key, Painting, Underwood; Art Silver Key, Drawing and Illustration, Hands; Art Honorable Mention, Painting, Bayamim Hahem; Art Honorable Mentio More...

Society

CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence

The Cayce- West Columbia and Richland Sertoma Clubs are joining together to host the Thi rd Annual CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Si lence to be held at 10 a.m. More...

The Palladium Society’s Renovation Rodeo visits the Hollywood-Rose Hill Neighborhood March 12

Historic Columbia’s The Palladium Society continues its Renovation Rodeo tour series on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p. m. with a tour of a home in Hollywood-Rose Hill. More...

Another tragic display of S.C.’s domestic violence problem

On February 5, around 1:15 p.m., students at the University of South Carolina received a text message warning “SHOTS FIRED” — two words that would send chills and panic through the large campus that is home to nearly 32,000 students More...

Events

Events

•ART Log Cabin Art Guild will meet Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m., Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Tim Floyd will present at talk on creating art plan. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Westwood Theatre and Vocal Music Departments present Sleeping Beauty

Westwood High School will present as its spring musical, Sleeping Beauty Friday March 20 and Saturday March 21, 2015, at 7 p. m. in the Westwood Auditorium. More...

Columbia City Ballet presents Cinderella, a story about love, jealousy, and fine footwear

Fairy tales can come true; it can happen to you …especially if you’re in the audience at Columbia City Ballet’s full-length production of Cinderella. More...

Instruments of the Orchestra supports South Carolina Youth Orchestras

The Symphony League of the South Carolina Philharmonic created an art project, Instruments of the Orchestra, to support the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestras (SCPYO). More...

Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Lithuania has had it rough. After emerging as a major power in Eastern Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries, it suffered invasions from Germans, Mongols, and Tatars. More...

Ikebana International invites public to Spring in Full Bloom

For flower lovers weary of this winter’s pall, Columbia Ikebana International Chapter 182 is inviting the public to its “Spring in Full Bloom” exhibition, demonstration and tea March 18. More...

Junior Girl Scout advocates for crossing guard and succeeds.

Troop 175 Junior Girl Scout Breyonne Hankerson and her mother Stephanie Nelson advocated for the assignment of a school crossing guard for A.J. More...

News

Join The Greatest Cause on Earth

On Wednesday, March 11 from 7-9 a.m., you can help the students at Cardinal Newman School raise money for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. More...

Richland County Month in Review: February

The following are highlights from Richland County Government in February: More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Penmanship Panic

I’m just saying...

I’m going to have to sign my husband up for penmanship classes. The man is very welleducated and knowledgeable on a huge variety of subjects. But he cannot write. More...

Diversity in NASCAR

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

I was enjoying a splendid Old Vine Zinfandel, delicate with a hint of raspberries featuring a nice oaky finish, and watching the Daytona 500. It occurred to me how much the world has changed in the last ten years. More...

Business

Richland County Bar honors Nelson Mullins’ Carl Epps on behalf of school districts

The Richland County Bar Association has honored Carl B. Epps III, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, with its John W. Williams Distinguished Service Award given for distinguished and meritorious service. More...

City Snippets

Exports equal 559,329 jobs More...

Carl Epps’s accomplishments

Honors and awards Who’s Who in American Law South Carolina Super Lawyers (2008-2014) The Best Lawyers in America® -- Personal Injury Litigation (2003-2015) Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers Trial Lawyer of the Year, South Carolina Chap More...

Sports

Skyhawks are state champs!

The Hammond Skyhawks defeated the Northwood Chargers 64-49 at the Sumter County Civic Center on Saturday, February 28 for the 2015 SCISA 3A Boys’ Basketball State Championship. More...

Northwood charges past Falcons

The Northwood Chargers scored a convincing 58- 43 win over the Ben Lippen Falcons Wednesday, February 25 at the Sumter Civic Center to reach the 3A SCISA Boys’ Basketball State Tournament Semifinals. More...

Barons eliminate Cardinals

The Wilson Hall Barons defeated the Cardinal Newman Cardinals by a score of 62-54 on the hardwood, Wednesday, February 25 at the Sumter Civic Center in the SCISA 3A Boys’ Basketball State Tournament. More...

Home & Garden

Project BudBurst

Gardeners are watching for signs of spring, recording subtle changes in their journals. Which trees are leafing out earlier this year? Will dogwoods blossom by Easter? Are spring bulbs blooming later? More...

Star Chefs

St. Patrick’s Colcannon More...

S.C. Tree Farm program promotes environmental, economic benefits of forestry

The South Carolina Tree Farm Committee held its annual Legislative Day at the Statehouse Wednesday, February 25 to raise awareness of the importance of forestry to the environment and the economy. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

Public Notice: SCANA Communications proposes the construction of a 190-ft AGL monopole communications tower (199-ft with appurtenances) to be located east of a portion of 12th Street Extension, south of Interstate 77, south of the City of Columbia, S 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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