December 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia teen selected to ride in Tournament of Roses Parade

Columbia teen Naomi Kurlowich will feel like a princess on New Year’s Day as an invited representative at the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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The Columbia Curmudgeons

Tree goes missing Dear Curmudgeons- Why is that after I paid a fortune for a fake Christmas tree with the lights already on it, we now cannot find one cotton pickin piece that goes in the stand? Arrgh! -Christmas Crisis Dear Christmas Crisis- More...

ALL About Golf

Always Check Your Basic Fundamentals: Everyone wants to find a secret that will make a big improvement in their game. However, the reason that you come over the top, top or hit fat, or fail to produce distance, may have started at address. More...

Business

USC Darla Moore School of Business predicts positive economic growth for South Carolina in 2015

The Palmetto State can expect the consistent growth seen across most industries and regions in 2014 to continue into 2015, say University of South Carolina economists at the Darla Moore School of Business. More...

2014 at a glance: South Carolina communities

• In 2014, employment growth was positive in every major region of the state (October 2014 employment compared against October 2013). More...

City Snippets

State’s drivers tied for nation’s worst More...

Education

W. A. Perry Middle School students sit in replica of Friendship 7

W.A. Perry Middle School students and other visitors to Richland One's Challenger Learning Center sat in a life-size replica of Friendship 7, the Mercury capsule astronaut John Glenn rode in as he became the first American to orbit the Earth. More...

Pi Beta Phi donates 500 books to South Kilbourne Elementary School

Alumnae and chapter members of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women donated 500 new books and will read to students at South Kilbourne Elementary School in honor of the fraternity’s partnership with the school and in celebration of the return of Pi More...

Chef Francois Fisera visits Boy Scout Troop 10

Chef Francois Fisera of the Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute of Columbia visits the Boy Scouts of Troop 10 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church to tell them about his culinary career as a part of t More...

Sports

Cardinal Newman hires Dutton and Boulware

When the Cardinal Newman Cardinals take the field for spring football practice, they will be under the leadership of new head football coach Doug Dutton, a former Indiana State University football player and coach. More...

A.C. Flora roughs up Capitals

A 26-7 third quarter explosion by the home standing A.C. Flora Falcons helped turn a one-point battle into a 23-point blowout, as the Falcons defeated the Columbia Capitals 70-47 Friday, December 12. More...

Columbia clips Lady Falcons

A bucket from Ameana Copeland with 1:08 left in the game provided the difference in the visiting Columbia Lady Capitals’ 38-36 win over the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons Friday, December 12. More...

Travel

Martin conquers America

Part 7: Carriage Ride

This is the continuing pictorial story of Martin Decker, a 17-year-old Frenchman, Linda and I hosted this past summer. We hosted his mother in Columbia in 1995, and his family hosted us in Nancy, France, in 2009. More...

Public Notices

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 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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Fisher Communications and SCDPS win Southeast Regional Emmy

Fisher Communications and the SC Department of Public Safety have received the 2014 Southeast Regional Emmy Award for Public Service Television Campaign. More...

Virtual school provides educational alternative

Online schools have provided students an alternative to traditional public schools. More...

News

Neighborhood shows appreciation for K-9 Unit

The Columbia Police Department K- 9 Unit was invited to Heathwood Park for a holiday drop- in December 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Mayor announces budget changes for stadium

At the Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday, December 16, Mayor Steve Benjamin announced the budget has increased for the multi-use venue at the Bull Street Development to $37 million. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Shopping in my jammies

I’m just saying...

Well, it’s finally happened! I have become an online shopper. I have spent the last ten or so years of my life studiously avoiding buying anything online and would rather walk naked down Main Street than set up online accounts to pay bills. More...

Worried about the wrong enemy

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

I first met Randy in Chattanooga during the mid-90s. He came from Tuscaloosa where we had mutual friends. I was recovering from divorce, and he was new in town, so we bonded. Randy was a little quirky, but I found that refreshing. More...

Society

Miss Dixon and Mr. Gunning exchange vows December 13, 2014

Caroline Elisabeth Dixon and Matthew Derrick Gunning were married December 13, 2014, at 3 p. m. at Mill Creek United Methodist Church. Rev. Sharon L. Long performed the double-ring ceremony. Music was provided by Nancy Verigood, organist. More...

Bonnie and John Hancock celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary

Bonnie and John Hancock of West Columbia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in at their home on December 6. Dozens of friends and family members shared in the fun with heartfelt and hilarious tributes. More...

DAR learns from the Weaver of American’s Forgotten Women

South Carolina author, Sheila Ingles, spoke to Columbia Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at its Christmas luncheon. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Sunset Felines is in urgent need of dedicated volunteers to help one hour a week with several cat colonies in West Columbia. 794-5686 or thesunsetfelines@hotmail.com. More...

Lexington County Solid Waste Management Christmas and New Year schedule

Curbside Solid Waste Collection More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia’s Famously Hot New Year schedule

Famously Hot New Year, South Carolina’s largest free New Year’s Eve celebration, announces final plans for the street party of the year in downtown Columbia and the Midlands of South Carolina on December 31, 2014. More...

Home & Garden

Berry Beautiful

Stopping to smell the flowers

As winter settles in, many shrubs and trees decorate the garden naturally with beautiful beadlike berries. Some berries are bold and ostentatious while others are modest and quiet. More...

Star Chefs

Peppermint Brittle 2 pounds white chocolate30 small peppermintcandy canes Line a large jellyroll pan with heavy-duty foil. More...