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News

New museum exhibit chronicles Fort Jackson’s 100-year history

This month our nation commemorates its entry into the First World War, so there is no better time for a new Fort Jackson exhibit at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.  More...

Veteran’s service record corrected

Jim Hamilton, son-in-law of James R. Beatty, read a copy of a letter from the Department of the Army April 19, 2017, correcting the military records pertaining to Beatty. More...

Commentary

Listening to your heart

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

Two days before my latest birthday, I heard my heart. I’ve been having minor heart palpitations, if there is such a thing.  Several doctor visits resulted in more tests and an escalation in doctor expertise. More...

Free flying with impatient patients

I’m just saying...

What has happened to customer service?  Apparently, the old adage “the customer is always right” is a long forgotten memory and these days, actual service and convenience are buried in our past.  A person would have to have been More...

Untucked Passion

40–Something

There’s a lot of passion out there these days. Some of it’s good. Some of it...not so much. Some creates positive change, while some simply creates a mess. Sometimes the passion of others inspires me, and sometimes it just makes me smile. More...

Education

Heathwood Hall students win Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest

The Columbia, South Carolina Breakfast Optimist Club announced the winners of its 2017 Oratorical Contest held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. More...

Richland Northeast High School students medal in NAACP ACT-SO

Miracle Chatman and John Fortune (c), two students currently attending Richland Northeast High School, along with 17 other high school students from Richland Two and Richland One school districts plac More...

Five schools named Palmetto’s Finest

Five schools have been named the 2017 Palmetto’s Finest Schools, including Monarch Elementary in Greenville, Round Top Elementary in Blythewood, Dutch Fork Middle in Irmo, Seneca High in Seneca, and Campobello Gramling School in Campobello. More...

Sports

Last second heroics earn Falcons Upper State Championship

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The A.C. Flora Falcons scored four goals in the final five minutes and 48 seconds to beat the visiting Christ Church Cavaliers 12-11 in the Class 4A boys’ lacrosse Upper State championship Wednesday, April 26. More...

Falcons fly to Upper State Championship game

Powered by four goals from Jack Sparrow and outstanding midfield defense from Charlie King, the A.C. Flora Falcons defeated the Eastside Eagles 11-3 in the second round of the boys’ SCHSL 4A lacrosse playoffs.  More...

Vikings down Dutch Fork

Spring Valley 4, Dutch Fork 2 at Spring Valley April 20, 2017   More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Man Who Came to Dinner comes to Village Square Theatre

The Man Who Came to Dinner will run at Village Square Theatre in Lexington May 5, 6, 7, and May 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m. nightly and at 3 p.m. Sunday.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students.  More...

University of South Carolina School of Music mounts its largest musical event in 2018

The University of South Carolina School of Music marks the centenary of American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein’s birth in 2018 with his monumental MASS, a theatre piece for singers, players, and dancers.  The production was comp More...

Palmetto Mastersingers reunion concert to be held May 12

Palmetto Mastersingers reunion concert “It’s a Guy Thing” will be held Friday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., at St. Andrews Baptist Church, 230 Bush River Road. For ticket information, visit www.Palmettomastersingers.org. Dr. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  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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Octogenarian begins new adventure

Mason Brooks of Horrell Hill got his first motorcycle license six days before celebrating his 80th birthday on March 23. More...

Heise leaves legacy of success

Kevin Heise announced his resignation as head coach of the Brookland Cayce Bearcat boys’ soccer program Wednesday, April 19. More...

On Second Thought

Historic Columbia: A Midlands Journey

For the past 20 years, I have had the benefit and the pleasure of witnessing growth and improvement in downtown Columbia that has resulted in a revitalized downtown attractive to citizens of all ages seeking modern amenities in our middle-sized south More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ALL About Golf

Send your questions to Robin at robinallgolfpro@yahoo.com   More...

Government / Neighborhood

Cayce Historical Museum reveals Doolittle Raiders Exhibit in honor of 75th Anniversary

On Tuesday April 18, 2017, the Cayce Historical Museum revealed its newly renovated exhibit featuring Doolittle’s Raid and the Columbia Army Air Base in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. More...

Richland County Flood Recovery Program receives praise

In the days after the devastating flood of October 2015, Richland County Council gave one main directive to be the focus of the county’s flood recovery process: Ensure no resident drops through the cracks. More...

Business

61,000 jobs are available in S.C.

Tens of thousands of jobs in South Carolina are going unfilled due to a lack of interest and skilled workers trained in construction, trucking, agriculture, and other specific roles. More...

City Snippets

City mulls building new grocery Columbia officials are weighing a plan to build a new grocery store on West Beltline Boulevard in one of the city’s poorest area. More...

Folks About Town

Richland County Sheriff’s Department has received the Outstanding Middle School Business Partner Award from Lexington/ Richland School District Five. Richard N. Westbrook has been named executive vice president at South State Bank. More...

Society

Miss Woodrum and Mr. Wesman marry in St. John’s Episcopal Church

Zoe Catherine Woodrum and Caleb Williams Wesman were married April 22, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Wheat Street. The Rev. Scott R. Fleischer performed the ceremony. A reception followed at The Robert Mills Carriage House.  More...

Joseph J. Pascarella

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Growing up in Forest Hills

Part 4: WWII Years

In 1942 Mom and I had traveled to visit her mother and other relatives in Bristol, Virginia. It was our annual summer trip. We usually stayed a month because it took a month to visit all her relatives in Bristol.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS CSA-LAW will host its first annual 4 Legged 4K event May 6, 8–10 a.m., 2801 Devine Street. The event will spotlight and raise money for Homeward Bound Pet Rescue. www.4legged4k.com. •ART More...

UofSC School of Music May through summer events

University of South Carolina School of Music, 813 Assembly Street, May through summer events and public programs include: • Monday, May 1, 7 p.m.—String Project Concert at Koger Center for the Arts • Saturday, May 6, 3 p.m.—Pr More...

May events at Historic Columbia

• Historic Columbia’s Homeschool Friday program continues Friday, May 5, 10–11:30 a.m., Arsenal Hill Center, 1800 Lincoln Street. More...

Home & Garden

Columbia Green hosts 2017 Festival of Gardens in Elmwood Park

Stopping to smell the flowers

Elmwood Park Historic District is the site of this year’s Festival of Gardens Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6. More...

Star Chefs

Chutney with Mint   More...

Travel

Turkey, Land of Mystery

Part 2: Hotel Antique

At dawn we arrived at Topkapi Otogar , the enormous bus station just outside the walls of the ancient Greek city of Byzantium, later Roman Constantinople, now modern Istanbul. More...