July 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Grant iniative aims to answer what makes residents love where they live and what draws them in and keeps them there

Returning for 2016- 17, the Connected Communities grant initiative aims to answer the questions, “What makes residents love where they live?” and “ What draws them in and keeps them there?” More...

News

One Columbia partners with Kroger Supermarket for mural project

One Columbia for Arts and History has partnered with The Kroger Co. More...

Volunteers fly patients from Sarasota, Florida, to Duke University Hospital

Angel/Mercy Flight is an amazing organization, coordinating and scheduling volunteer owner/pilots and patients needing transportation to treatment centers. More...

Commentary

John Cena’s Life Coach

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

I saw something unbelievable last week: John Cena talking to his life coach. More...

The Call of the Wild

I’m just saying...

My house is turning into a zoo gone mad! More...

A Fan of Tigers...and Pants

40–Something

The other day, I saw something in a grocery store parking lot that made my eyes bleed. A lady, of the middle aged variety, was digging in the trunk of her car with one hand and holding a smoldering Marlboro with the other. More...

Education

Salvation Army of the Midlands provides summer camping experience for 52 local children

The Salvation Army of the Midlands provided a summer camping experience to 52 local children, ages six-12, at Camp Walter Johnson in Denton, North Carolina recently. More...

Lexington School District Two recognizes Junior Scholars

The South Carolina Junior Scholars Program was developed by the South Carolina State Department of Education during the 1985-1986 school year to identify eighth grade students with exceptional academic talent. More...

Additional college-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners announced

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 800 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities including the following—Eli A. Horner of Chapin High School, Madeline R. More...

Sports

Heathwood Hall working to improve in 2016

Overview: The 2015 season was filled with growing pains for Heathwood Hall and coach Steve Victory. The lack of depth on the Highlanders’ roster caught up with them in some key moments. More...

Cojulun's goals help hometown team reach playoffs

Herbert Cojulun, a 21-year-old American/ Honduran/Guatemalan center forward and former Brookland-Cayce student, trained with Mexican 1st division club Deportivo Toluca F.C. More...

Events

Events

•ANI MALS Barkin’ Boots ’n’ BBQ will be held Saturday, August 6, 6 p.m., PETSinc, 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia. 803-739-9333. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Scenes from the 2016 Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival

The Seventh Annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival, “A Celebration of Local Food in the Midlands,” was held Saturday, July 16. Winners of the Homegrown Tomato Contest More...

Travel

India, Part 7

The Tibetan Village

Our driver decided we couldn’t make it to Gangotri before dark, so we stopped at the Harsil Tourist Rest House on the Ganges River nestled between an army base and a Tibetan refugee camp. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/ PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) or other properly are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5- 5636 and 29-1510 SC Law as Amended, and are in 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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

Legals

Full Story

Kurtz brings national attention and fitness to A.C. Flora

A.C. Flora High School is an athletic powerhouse in South Carolina, with at least 14 state championships in five different sports in recent years: baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, and tennis. More...

Riverbanks has triplets

and the newest chick in town

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is excited to announce the arrival of three red- ruffed lemur babies. The triplets are the first red-ruff lemurs to be born at the Zoo in more than 20 years. More...

Providence Health introduces Providence Heart

Providence Health introduces Providence Heart, a new cardiology practice that includes the addition of four cardiologists ready to serve the residents of the Midlands. More...

On Second Thought

Old Hickory and SC’s 118th Infantry Regiment: Part III

With the possibility of war looming ever closer, the 30th “Old Hickory” Infantry Division was federalized once more and sent to Fort Jackson, S.C. in September of 1940. More...

Of floods and families

Plan for the ups and downs

Editor’s Note: This is the 34th installment in a series of articles by staffwriter Cathy Cobbs chronicling her unique journey of the illness and death of her father and the loss of the family’s home in the Great Flood of 2015. More...

Famously hot summers mean famously stressed plants

With temperatures regularly topping 100 degrees and sky-high humidity, Columbia’s famously hot summers often push our gardens to the edge. More...

Government / Neighborhood

STOP THE BLANK CHECK

Coalition seeks to stop SCE&G’s Blank Check

On July 19, at the South Carolina State House representatives of numerous statewide and local organizations announced a new coalition— STOP THE BLANK CHECK. More...

Columbia City Council approves first reading of an amendement for Bull Street Commons

At the July 19 meeting, Columbia City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the mayor to execute a second amendment to the development agreement between the City of Columbia and Bull Street Development, LLC. More...

What to do if you are pulled over

Sheriff Leon Lott says law enforcement officers are responsible for maintaining public order and safety; sworn to protect ALL citizens. More...

Business

Residents celebrate returning home to Forest Pines

Residents of the Forest Pines retirement community celebrated a symbolic re-opening of their Devonshire Drive residences on July 16, 13 months after a threealarm fire drove them out in the middle of the night. More...

City Snippets

10-screen theater coming More...

Folks About Town

Seth Clark, Peter Fennelly, Rox Pollard, Danny Pellegrino, and Simons Johnson have been named top producers for the second quarter of 2016 for Colliers International. Megan Paris has joined GMK as an intern architect. More...

Society

Columbia Civitan Club donates to Camp Discovery

The Columbia Civitan Club— which has been serving our community and meeting continuously since 1929— conducted the July 11 meeting at Camp Discovery in Blythewood. More...

Capital Rotary Club names 2016–17 board

Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club’s sworn-in new officers and board members for 2016-2017 include (from left) directors Phillip Flynn and Gloria Saeed; president-elect Blake DuBose; secretar More...

Do you remember?

The End of never

Where is the end of never? When I was growing up, my mother used to say this, but I never asked her what it meant. Is it a place, a thing, or situation? Or is it connected with the phrase “never–ending”? More...

Home & Garden

Grow a piece of paradise— Aloha lily ‘leia’

Stopping to smell the flowers

One of the brightest sights in my garden this summer of scorch is a container of dwarf pineapple lilies coming into bloom. Pineapple lilies, Eucomis spp., are bulbous perennials in the hyacinth family. More...

Star Chefs

Pineapple Cheesecake Squares More...