July 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia College receives $100k grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Columbia College a $100,000 grant to revise and strengthen the centrality of liberal arts education in the college’s undergraduate programs. More...

Commentary

Scotland and Mel Gibson

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

The folks in Scotland have a love-hate relationship with one of the planet’s most popular actors. More...

Man-scaping Marty

I’m just saying...

“What’s all this?” My husband Marty was curious about all the bags I was bringing in. “Honey, THIS is your new look! We’re going to MANscape you!” More...

What my kids missed

40–Something

My oldest child is headed off to college in the fall. The other day, my middle child was opining about turning 17 in a few months, and my youngest is well into his 13th year on this earth. More...

Business

Silver Spoon chef selected as the 2016 Top Chef at the S.C. Farm Bureau Federation’s 2016 Palmetto Palate

Erin Nobles of the Silver Spoon Bake Shop of Columbia, S. C., was selected the 2016 Top Chef by a panel of judges at the South Carolina Farm Bureau ( SCFB) Federation’s 2016 Palmetto Palate at the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. More...

City Snippets

Joblessness at 15-year low South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased in June to 5.4 percent from 5.6 percent in May, marking its lowest level since July 2001. More...

SUMC Women hold garage sale

The Shandon United Methodist Women will hold its 11th Annual Treasure Sale on Friday, August 19 (8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) and Saturday, August 20 (8 a.m.–1 p.m). More...

Society

William Frank (Bill) Cotty

William Frank ( Bill) Cotty, 69, died peacefully at home July 23, 2016, surrounded by family and friends after a fierce and hard fought battle with lung cancer. Bill was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of William Oram and Marie Frank Cotty. More...

Mayor of Columbia speaks at the DNC

Mayor Steve Benjamin gave the following speech at the Democratic National Convention July 26. “I’m here tonight not as a mayor, a delegate, or even as a Democrat. I’m here as a father – a father with a promise to keep. More...

Retired USC professor publishes series of mystery novels

Dr. Robert Angel grew up in the northern Appalachian mountain region of western New York State. After meeting his wife, Junko, during travels in the nation of Japan, Angel began his academic studies at Columbia University in New York. More...

Events

Marcus Young in concert with Eyes Wide Open Tour

Marcus young, singer, songwriter, recording artist, brings his Eyes Wide Open Tour to Columbia Sunday, August 21 at 2 p.m. at Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, 1020 Atlas Road. More...

Events

•ANI MALS Barkin’ Boots ’n’ BBQ will be held Saturday, August 6, 6 p.m., PETSinc, 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia. 803-739-9333. More...

Home & Garden

Ms. Slither at Summer Camp

Stopping to smell the flowers

When I was a child, our family garden had garter snakes, garden snakes as neighbors called them. The harmless yellow-striped reptiles hid under our flagstone stepping stones. We were told not to lift rocks to disturb them. More...

Star Chefs

Cucumber, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad 4 tomatoes, cut into 8 wedges 2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced 1 large red onion, More...

Tripp Derrick Barnes exhibits at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Artist Tripp Derrick Barnes is exhibiting 12 pieces of his art collection at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The exhibit is located in the connector area between the security checkpoint and the departure gates. More...

Bill Cotty was a true statesman

“Bill [Cotty] was a true statesman. He approached every issue with integrity and passion. He had a servant’s heart and cared deeply about his community, serving with honor at both the local and state level. More...

On Second Thought

Plants help tell stories at historic Columbia house

Historic Columbia’s Seibels House, located at the corner of Pickens and Richland Streets, is quite possibly the oldest house in Columbia, dating back to the 1790s. More...

Of floods and families

“Done” is not “whole”

Editor’s Note: This is the 35th installment in a series of articles by staff writer Cathy Cobbs chronicling her unique journey of the illness and death of her father and the loss of the family’s home in the Great Flood of 2015. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Government / Neighborhood

Four young men receive the honor of Eagle Scout

Troop 37 held an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony and reception at Shandon United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 24 to honor Randolph Brown, Kelsey Long, Sean Merritt, and Will Peebles. More...

Rosewood moves forward with traffic study

The Rosewood Community Council moved forward with speed hump recommendations at its quarterly meeting Thursday, July 21. David Brewer, traffic engineer for the City of Columbia, reviewed the results of a study completed in 2013. More...

South Carolina Bar receives national recognition for making Attorney Wellness a priority

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Education

Ridge View graduates receive sorority scholarships

Seven Ridge View High School graduates of the Class of 2016 were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Gamma Nu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. More...

A.C. Flora graduate awarded National Merit Scholarship

An A.C. Flora High School Class of 2016 graduate is among the 25 South Carolina students who have been named as winners of the highly prestigious National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. More...

Ridge View Magnet School student receives lifetime experience

The National Electric Co- op’s National Youth Tour group includes students across the United States of America to help make leaders of tomorrow. Each state nominates a group of talented individuals to go to Washington, D. C. More...

Sports

Cavs charge into new region with depth and experience

Overview: The 2015 season was quite the rebound for coach Jay Frye and the Richland Northeast Cavaliers. Not only did Richland Northeast post its most wins since 2012, it did so after an 0-4 start. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Experience DejaVu at Tapp’s Art Center

Display windows at the Tapp’s Art Center house the DejaVu Show from the ArtEcologie group through August 31. More...

Summer Learning Challenge wrap-up party at Richland Library features Okee Dokee Brothers

The Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers are returning to help Richland Library celebrate the end of summer. More...

Travel

Ganges, Part 8

The Trail Begins

The journey to the source of the Ganges River began with 220 steps from the Temple of Mother Ganga to the beginning of the trail. At an altitude of 9,813 feet, those 220 steps felt like the Washington Monument. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to Chapter 20 of South Carolina State Lien Law Prime Storage Longtown 405 Longtown Rd, Columbia SC 29229 will sell the contents of the following units online at www.StorageTreasures.com for CASH only, if 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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

Legals

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