October 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Bad Hair Debate Dear Curmudgeons- In need of comic relief, I recorded and viewed the Senatorial Debate (or two-thirds of one). It left me with a question: Did all of the good barbers leave Charleston with the reality show crew? -Curious Dear Curious- More...

A Chance Encounter in Fiji

In the movies, pirates find treasures using cryptic maps that lead them to hidden riches on remote islands. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Citizens asks Richland County Council to approve DNR’s plan to renovate Cook’s Mountain and Goodwill Plantation

During Citizen’s Input at the October 7 Richland County Council meeting, Titus Duren and Barbara Weston, both from Eastover, asked the council to approve the Department of Natural Resources’ plan to renovate the Cook’s Mountain and Goodwill Plantatio More...

Murder in Melrose Heights is main topic of meeting

Crime was on everyone’s mind at the Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association meeting Monday, October 13. More...

Richland County Month in Review: September

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

Education

Ridge View High School welcomes Facebook and Attorney General

The Second Annual Facebook Road show presented by the S.C. Attorney General’s Office was held at Ridge View High School Thursday, October 9. More...

Logan Elementary School celebrates Walk to School Day

Students, staff, and parents of Logan Elementary School, including Richland One Board Commissioner Jamie Devine and his daughter Jade, celebrated International Walk to School Day October 9. More...

Team Richland (Richland One and Richland Two) unite again to fight breast cancer

Last year Richland One and Richland Two (jointly known as Team Richland) raised more than $100,000 to help fight breast cancer. More...

Sports

OT thriller goes to Blue Devils

The Dreher Blue Devils converted in overtime on fourth down for a 2-yard touchdown then converted on the extra-point to gut out a 30-29 win over the Richland Northeast Cavaliers in Region IV-3A action at Harry Parone Stadium Friday, October 10. More...

Dutch Fork dominates Body Shop Invitational

Dutch Fork’s Avery Dominick won the Body Athletics Invitational Cross Country Race held October 11 on the campus of Lexington High School in a time of 15:58.15. Dominick’s nearest competion, Malik Epps of James F. More...

Cyclones end Hammond’s run

After an hour into Hammond’s opening round SCISA 3A playoff match with the visiting Porter-Gaud Cyclones on Monday, October 13, things looked bleak for the Lady Skyhawks. Ann Martin Skelly and McKenzie Davis had taken quick victories at No. More...

Home & Garden

Belser in Blossoms and Berries

Stopping to smell the flowers

Before venturing to the garden center for fall fillers for your garden, look to what Mother Nature suggests by way of long-term fall finery. One of Columbia’s best seasonal models for a glimpse at native plant communities is Belser Arboretum. More...

Star Chefs

Apple Crisp More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Home Equity Asset Trust 2006-7 Home Equity Pass Through Certificates, Series 2006-7 vs. More...

Richland County Masters Sale

Notice of Sale 2014-cP-40-00650 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Branch Banking and Trust Company AGAINST Cynthia S. Baldwin and if Cynthia S. More...

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, 56-5-5635 and/or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of a More...

Stuck for a buck

Students at C.A. Johnson High School had a lot of fun October 14 duct-taping their goodnatured Principal Nathan White to a wall. It was all for a good cause. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Cupcake Wars

I’m just saying...

There’s a local bakery I like to use when I need birthday cakes or cupcakes. It’s a tad highend, but the quality is worth the extra little bit, and their presentation is always great. More...

Growing old, not up

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

From deep in my memory bank, somewhere dusty and long forgotten, a memory materialized. I was riding along with a buddy, one who can finish your thoughts. A person you’ve known forever, whether literally or in a previous life. More...

Business

Birdhouse flies into Shandon Greenhouses building

Columbia florist Mitsuo Tokunaga never saw the unique eightsided building he designed for his family business, Shandon Greenhouses. Tokanuga died in 1961, shortly before construction ended on the 4,800-square-foot building at 3019 Millwood Avenue. More...

City Snippets

Greenbax selling 17 groceries More...

Folks About Town

Caelum Klauck received the Class Leader Award at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Graduation. Air Force Airman Denzel l McKeever has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. More...

Society

How to get out safely

October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month Part three of month-long series

In week one of this series, we looked at early warning signs of abuse. Last week, we explored ways to help a loved one who is being abused. But, what if you recognize those warning signs in your own relationship? More...

The women’s vote

In a little more than two weeks, the 2014 midterm elections will be upon us. Do you plan to vote? Many of us will not, despite the fact that in South Carolina, we have the unusual situation of having the governorship, both U.S. More...

Refuse to be invisible

I speak to people all over the country about sexual assault and relationship violence, and what we can do to stop it. I speak a lot about empowering women and girls and helping survivors heal after trauma. More...

Events

Events

•ART Art in Motion – Art in Concert, hosted by the Brookland Foundation, will be held Thursday, October 23, 6–10 p.m., Seawell’s Banquet Center, 1125 Rosewood Drive. www.brooklandfoundation.org or 744-7914. More...

Arts & Entertainment

McIntosh, Adams to partner on art exhibition to benefit Penland School of Crafts

In a collaboration as innovative as the Penland residency where they met, S.C. artist Laurie McIntosh brings N.C. sculptor Jim Adams to the Midlands to launch a mixed media exhibition to benefit the legendary Penland School of Crafts. More...

An evening with...Shannon Willis Scruggs and Friends

Have you ever wanted to get to know some of your favorite Town Theatre performers just a little better? Well, now’s your chance as Town Theatre kicks off its An Evening With... More...

USC Symphony presents music by three American masters

Americana: The Music of Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington will be performed Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts. For ticket information, call 251-2222 or visit capitoltickets.com. More...

Travel

Bagnal's Bottom

Conclusion: Schneider School

This has been 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...