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Dr. Rawls retires from Midlands Tech after 25 years

Dr. Mary Rawls (center) is retiring after 25 years as director of the Human Services Program at Midlands Technical College. More...

News

Columbia City Council approves 2018-2019 budget

The Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 19.  More...

Richland County approves student housing request

The June 19 Richland County Council meeting began with two presentations. The first recognized Cheryl Goodwin upon her retirement for her long service to South Carolina and Richland County. More...

Commentary

Pushing the Boundaries

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

I was sitting in an ophthalmologist’s waiting room. The sty from Hell had finally forced me to call in reinforcements. A weary woman herded three stair-step boys into the office. The oldest appeared to be the patient. More...

The Jet Set

I’m just saying...

I am learning to ride a jet ski.  A few years ago, those words would have struck fear into my husband, Marty’s heart but as it turns out, he actually got it for me.  I was shocked, to say the least.  More...

Neighbor Spoofing

40–Something

There’s yet another reason to hate technology. Have you ever gotten a call that went something like this? You: Hello! More...

Education

Lexington Two announces Teacher of the Year, Support Staff of the Year winners for 2018-19

Lexington Two has announced the 2018-19 winners of Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year for the district’s schools. The Lexington Two District Teacher of the Year will be selected by a panel of judges and announced in September. More...

South Carolina Connections Academy, statewide online public school, celebrates graduates

South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school that serves students statewide in grades K-12 across South Carolina, graduated over 420 seniors recently at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. More...

Twelve Richland County students graduate from S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics

Michelle Adamson, Brittany Bynum, Kendall Cole, Faith Emetu, Jesse Han, Amber A. Hazzard, Jason P. Occilien, Brennan Ravan, Marie Sanyang, Ishrat Singh, Louis Tedeschi, and Jaden Yam, all of Richland County, graduated from the S.C. More...

Sports

Optimism abounds for Dreher in 2018

Dreher Blue Devil fans had a lot to be excited about in 2017 and that was a testament to the type of program head coach Treigh Sullivan has built. More...

A.C. Flora looking to rebound in 2018

Going 0-10 was certainly not the debut season A.C. Flora head coach Collin Drafts wanted when he took the job last spring. There were several contributors to the hard times A.C. More...

Local rowers celebrate 20-year milestone

Men and women from the Columbia Rowing Club (CRC) recently kicked-off a 20th Anniversary celebration to mark two decades as a community based nonprofit serving local residents through the sport of rowing. More...

Home & Garden

Housekeeping with Eastern Bluebirds

Stopping to smell the flowers

Nesting season seems to be longer with more bird species building nests on my property and most species increasing the number of broods each year. More...

Star Chefs

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)   More...

Travel

Manning, a friendly town

I remember Manning, the small city in Clarendon County about 50 miles from Columbia, from two things my parents always said as we drove through it on the way to Pineville, my mother’s “sacred” childhood home, which was 12 miles afte More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

REQUEST FOR  PROPOSALS  RIChLAND COUNTY  FIRST STEPS hEALTh  CONSULTANT  More...

Storage Auctions

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Coming out of the vault

Who would have ever thought a couple of USC electrical and computer engineers would write books? More...

Fort Jackson welcomes new commanding general

The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson welcomes Brig. Gen. Milford H. “Beags” Beagle Jr., as its new commanding general. More...

Mayor Benjamin gives moving remarks at US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting

Recently in Boston, Mayor Benjamin gave remarks that made us as his staff even more grateful to work for a boss like him, and I hope it will also make you proud to live in Columbia with a mayor like him.  More...

On Second Thought

Another gorgeous wedding at Seibels House & Garden

Historic Columbia offers four beautiful downtown properties to host your next celebration. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Loss of habitat brings unfamiliar visitors to the city

ASK US AT THE STAR

I have noticed some raccoons in my neighborhood. Should I be concerned?   With the loss of habitat due to urban sprawl, more wild creatures are showing up in the city, but their arrival can bring benefits along with some precautions.  More...

Business

Folks About Town

Dr. Danl in Jenny Fuller has joined Columbia Eye Clinic and she specializes in ophthalmic and cataract surgery and comprehensive opthalmology. Stephanie Johnson has been named a 2018 Lowell Milken Center Fellow. More...

Real Estate

NAI Avant senior brokers Roger Winn, SIOR and Paul Hartley, SIOR recently procured the industrial lease transaction at 1291 First Street South in Columbia, S.C. Leafguard-Midlands LLC will occupy the ±11,760 square foot industrial building. More...

Attorneys Honored

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced Leigh Nason has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2018. More...

Society

Miss Johnston and Mr. Burt exchange wedding vows June 16

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Eugene Burt III were married June 16, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.  The marriage was announced by Mr. and Mrs. Philip Allen Johnston, the bride’s parents. More...

Miss Hayward and Mr. Pendarvis exchange wedding vows May 19

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Olin Pendarvis III were married Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Union Congregational Church in York, Maine. More...

Mrs. Lemond celebrates 100th birthday

Mildred “Millie” Lemond celebrates her 100th birthday June 28, 2018. Happy birthday from all your family and friends. We love you. More...

Events

Events

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City to operate misting stations during extreme summer heat

To assist the community in staying cool during the extreme summer heat, the City of Columbia has set up misting stations in several of the City’s parks.  According to the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department, misting stations will be More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Hamptons come to Hampton Street

The Columbia Museum of Art announces The Hamptons on Hampton, a unique Hamptons-style fundraiser to kick off summer, Friday, June 29 from 7–11 p.m. Guests are invited to dress in stylish all-white and cut loose in the newly renovated CMA Loft. More...

Dream Makers receives award for inspiring at-risk children

Nancy K Perry Children’s Shelter presented Dream Makers of GFWC-SC, with an award to acknowledge their “Expressed Dreams” project for children “at risk.” Dream Makers of GFWC-SC is a cyber woman’s club under the na More...

Artist Talk with Jane Allen Nodine at 701 CCA

To close out SC Fellows Part II, the S.C. Arts Commission and 701 Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) will present an artist talk, followed by Q&A, from fellowship recipient and artist Jane Allen Nodine. More...