October 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

RNE graduate serves as attorney with the Seabees

“We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,” for the past 75 years. More...

News

Law Day a big success for area Boy Scouts

The Indian Waters Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently conducted a major event at the new law school of the University of South Carolina and it was a big hit for Scouts and leaders alike.  On September 30, 75 Boy Scouts from throughout More...

Commentary

Exposing educational television

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

Expedition Unknown is the program, hosted by amiable television personality Josh Gates. As TV hosts go, Josh is likable. More...

Persnickety Poodle Problems

I’m just saying...

I think I finally have to admit I have completely spoiled my dog.  I just got back from a week in New York and as it turns out, it took four people to take care of my poodle, Whitman. More...

Retiring to the recliner

40–Something

Apparently, the other day, my girls got in a discussion about what my retirement might look like, and then they made the mistake of sharing their thoughts with me.  More...

Business

City Snippets

Driver’s license renewal now online  South Carolinians with good driving records can now renew their driver’s licenses online at scdmvonline.com. More...

Folks About Town

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaliyah T. Sumpter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Sumpter is the daughter of Todd Sumpter of Columbia. More...

3Q17 Columbia Office Market: CBD Most Desired, Tighest on Space

The Columbia office market saw a vacancy of 10.8% at the close of the third quarter 2017, increasing slightly from 10.3% at the end of the second quarter 2017. Overall rental rates rose as expected to $17.42, following $17.18 in 2Q17. More...

Society

The Continuing Scourge of Sexual Harrassment

I wish I could stop writing about sexual harassment. I really do. But 26 years after the televised Anita Hill hearings that electrified the nation, the scourge of sexual harassment in the workplace continues, seemingly unabated. More...

Girls Like Jenny

Until I did my student teaching, I didn’t know girls like Jenny Latham* existed. More...

A Writer’s Legacy Lives On

Almost everyone has made a list or jotted a few reminders, hoping to remember whatever is most important. Writers, especially, often collect or compose their favorite tips for success. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Animal Protection League Annual Benefit Auction will be held Saturday November 4, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 803-603-5443 or aplscevent@gmail.com. More...

Home & Garden

An Indigo Renaissance

Stopping to smell the flowers

David and Caroline Harper are leading a 21st century indigo renaissance from their home in Shandon. More...

Star Chefs

Easy Zucchini Soup   More...

Park Ranger leads group on tour of Columbia Canal

In 1820, construction started on a canal to navigate the rapids where the Broad River and the Saluda River form the Congaree River. It used a natural ravine that was between the City of Columbia and the Congaree and Broad Rivers. More...

Columbia overrun with yarn bombing and scarecrows

Visit Main Street and the Robert Mills House More...

Join the 18th Annual Columbia Buddy Walk October 22

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the time to join Family Connection of South Carolina for its 18th Annual Columbia Buddy Walk®. More than 2,000 people are expected to gather for the family-friendly event from 1-5 p.m. More...

On Second Thought

Jewish Heritage Initiative sponsors film festival

Historic Columbia’s Jewish Heritage Initiative is proud to support the Columbia Jewish Film Festival by sponsoring There Are Jews Here, an important film about small town Jewish communities. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK US AT THE STAR

Do people with eye or other conditions need to be careful with certain yoga positions?

The ancient practice of yoga has definite health benefits, but people with glaucoma or other eye issues need to practice caution. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meeting participants hear update on flood recovery

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, October 17. Keely Thibodeaux, with Principial Landmark Consulting, provided an update on the October 2015 Flood Recovery program. More...

Olympia Cemetery historical marker will be unveiled November 5

A cemetery unveiling and comments from Richland County Council representatives Seth Rose and Dahli Meyers were among the items on the agenda of the We Are Olympia Neighborhood Association monthly meeting Monday, October 16.  More...

Education

S.C. Youth and Repertoire Orchestra selects nine Ridge View High School students

The S.C. Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (SCPYO) offers exceptional orchestral playing experience for young people throughout the Midlands. More...

Richland Two principal among nation’s best k-8 principals

Catawba Trail Elementary School Principal Denise Barth is among the best principals in the country. More...

Hallowthankmas

Temperatures have dropped from a warm 100 degrees to a cool, crisp 85. The dreaded season of PSLs (Pumpkin Spiced Lattes for those of you who are not friends with Starbucks addicts) and pumpkin spiced…well… anything is upon us. More...

Sports

Falcons win 5th straight region title

The A.C. Flora Lady Falcons claimed their fifth straight region title with a 6-0 win over the visiting Dreher Blue Devils October 12.  More...

Skyhawks down Cardinal Newman

The visiting Hammond Lady Skyhawks won five of six singles matches and eventually downed the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals 6-3 in SCISA Region I-3A tennis action October 12. More...

Nasir wins Sandhills Invitational

Heathwood Hall’s Maryah Nasir won her fourth straight title this cross country season taking the Sandhills Invitational (Varsity Girls Green) October 14 in a time of 18:28.11. A.C. More...

Arts & Entertainment

UofSC Theatre and Dance presents Top Girls

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Obie award-winning drama Top Gi rls at the Center for Performance Experiment, October 26– November 4, 2017.  Performance dates are October 26–October 29 and Octobe More...

Travel

Winederlust

The Undiscovered Country: Beer for Wine Drinkers

As a wine educator I’m constantly studying and tasting wines from all over the world. It’s also my responsibility to explore wines that may not fit my own flavor profile. More...

Timbuktu, a trip into history

Part 4: René Caillié

The boat arrived at the fabled city of Timbuktu at mid- day. I bid farewell to several passengers I had befriended, ambled down the gangplank, and walked into a maze of mud brick buildings hoping to find a hotel or a restaurant. More...