May 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers help children of active duty military build bikes

Children pose on the bikes they received and help build at Build-A-Bike at the National Guard Armory May 16. More...

News

Sewer Ordinance, ongoing discussion at Richland County Council meetings

On May 19, Richland County Council opened the meeting with an award presentation to Richland County from Connected Nation as the first Certified Connected Capital Community in the nation. More...

Columbia City Council approves CPD Community Advisory Board

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and City Council took another important step in what has become a series of bold public safety reforms designed to promote transparency and accountability when council voted unanimously at its work session earlier May 19 More...

Cayce gets new Storz Fire Hydrant

The City of Cayce Department of Public Safety and the Department of Utilities are improving fire hydrants throughout the city. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Eastover Seniors visit Edisto Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg

The Eastover Seniors enjoyed a visit to the Edisto Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg, S.C., Monday May 3. (L-r) Carolyn Sumter, Virginia Washington, Kiziah R. Goodwin, Eulia M. More...

Lower Richland welcomes new community space at Pinewood Lake Park

Residents in Lower Richland celebrated the grand opening of a scenic new community park along the banks of Pinewood Lake — a facility that offers space for picnics, leisurely strolls, exercise routines, and a look back at history. More...

The 13th Annual Lower Richland Alumni Golf Tournament takes place in Sumter

On May 8, 2015, 140 alumni of Lower Richland High School participated in the 13th Annual Lower Richland Alumni Golf Tournament held at Beech Creek Golf Club in Sumter, S. C. More...

Education

Boy Scout Troop 10 members earn Eagle Scout

Hal Fant, Robert Echols III, Rox Pollard III, and Kent Stiles, all members of the Boy Scout Troop #10 and residents of Columbia, have earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Sc More...

Richland One students, families gearing up for graduation day

Twelve years of hard work have led to this one day for hundreds of Richland One students and their very proud families. More...

School Stars

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Society

Virginia Gurley Meynard

Virginia Gurley Meynard, local historian, died on May 13, 2015, at 9:55 p.m. Memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Craig Wilkes officiating; burial was private. More...

Woman’s Club of Columbia to honor Jan W. Hadwin for 60 years of service

For almost 60 years, a World War II Memorial was located at Blossom and Saluda in Five Points, honoring those from Richland County who died in service to their country. More...

USC Chapter NSDAR presents books to the Camden Archives and Museum

USC Chapter NSDAR, presented two books to the Camden Archives and Museum: The Papers of Henry Laurens, Vol. II and Interment Records of Elmwood Cemetery, Vol. III. The Archives building was constructed in 1915 with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie. More...

Events

Events

•CAMP Guitar Muse Society will present Guitar Summer Camp June, July, and August, providing instruction to help build skills, open to all guitar styles and levels; for ages eight and up. www.GuitarMuseSC.com. More...

Columbia Downtown Ministries Golf Tournament

Columbia’s Center City is growing at unprecedented speed with young professionals and university students moving into downtown apartments while the homeless and those with other needs are faced with special challenges. More...

Home & Garden

Life's Lemons

Stopping to smell the flowers

When life gives you lemons, give them away. When my sister casually mentioned that she had just picked 45 lemons to give to friends and had many more than that still left on her tree, I was curious as to how a dwarf tree could be so prolific. More...

Star Chefs

Lemon Curd 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest3/4 cup sugar3 eggs1/2 cup butter, cubed More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 3: Roman Candles

My father remembered that on Christmas day during World War I, Greeleyville was cool enough for a fire in the fireplace but warm enough for the windows to be wide open. Daddy blamed that strange weather for the following events of his childhood. More...

Cayce ranks No. 1

NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the best cities in South Carolina for millennial job seekers, and the City of Cayce ranked No.1. More...

Historic Horrell Hill

A Journey Through Our Heritage

Those of us who live at Horrell Hill in Lower Richland County see it each day. We are accustomed to its rich land, its wide, open fields, its mysterious swamps, and its deep woods. The Wateree and Congaree rivers are old friends to us. More...

Hammond student heads to D.C. to speak for juvenile diabetes research

Anna Felder, 15, a student at Hammond School and a member of the Hammond varsity basketball team, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when she was eight; however, it has never slowed her down. Felder has big plans for this summer. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Memorial Day is for mattress sales?

For most South Carolinians, Memorial Day means a three-day weekend, barbecues, and maybe a trip to the lake or beach. More...

Reader does not want Cox to take the HOV lanes

I am a concerned driver that believes if you don’t have the required passengers [in the HOV lane], you should pay all fines that come with the violation. More...

Commentary

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Puppy Love

I’m just saying...

Pain is a funny thing. It’s sort of like the wind...you can’t see it, but you can feel it and observe what it does. More...

Dreaming of Club Dread

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

Club Dread is a movie one should be embarrassed to admit watching. More...

Business

Columbia’s Vista fire station gets new life

Courtesy of Wheeler Development and Colliers International

The historic Columbia fire station in the Vista, which was once considered the most advanced fire station in the country when it opened in 1952, is getting a new chance at life, thanks to a new potential owner who has already launched the redevelopme More...

City Snippets

State auditing Richland spending More...

Folks About Town

Army Pfc. Nora Neal, Army Pvt. Antionious Jenning, Army Pvt. Joshua Jimenez, and Army Pvt. David Hinshaw III have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. Neal is the daughter of Melvine and Otis Neals. More...

Sports

Falcons down Chapin for 2nd straight Upper State Championship

The A.C. Flora Flacons had beaten the Chapin Eagles twice during the regular season, but on Wednesday, May 13 the stakes were a little higher. More...

A.C. Flora finally falls

The last time the A.C. Flora Falcons were eliminated from the Class 3A baseball playoffs was in 2011 when eventual state champion St. James beat them in the Lower State title game. More...

Vikings moving on to the next level

The following Spring Valley student athletes seized the opportunity to continue their academic and athletic careers on the collegiate level. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Memorial Day Weekend: CMC Rhythm on the River Concert this Saturday

The Rhythm on the River Concert Series begins this weekend, Saturday, May 23, 6–9 p.m. at West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, 121 Alexander Road, West Columbia. More...

Columbia Museum of Art brings together 55 Warhols in summer 2015

The Columbia Museum of Art’s summer exhibition, From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol’s Famous Faces, will be on view June 12 through September 13, 2015. More...

Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration – A History Lesson

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the June 19, 1865, celebration which followed Major General Gordon Grainger’s reading of General Order No. 3, emancipating slaves in Galveston, Texas. More...

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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 W More...

Legals

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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...