September 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dance company celebrates rebirth

Miriam Barbosa Dance (MBD), formerly known as South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company ( SCCDC), announces the MBD Renaissance Party in celebration of the company’s rebirth under the new name. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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The Hampton-Preston Tourist Home

As the dog days of summer slowly give way to fall’s much-anticipated cooler days and evenings, the capital city swells with a host of festivals and the spectacle of football, the latter of which often dictates social calendars—up to and i More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

FAN- tasyland Dear Curmudgeons- What about those people who talk about their favorite sports teams and say “WE” like they are part of the teams??? -Annoyed with Sports Dear Annoyed with Sports- More...

Government / Neighborhood

Honor Flight brings out patriots

The S.C. Honor Flight was held Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Several honored Veterans were able to participate in the flight. Also patriotic supporters and volunteers gave a Big Hero’s Welcome on the evening of September 3. More...

Business

Sherman's Flame & Blame Campaign

As part of his campaign through Georgia and the Carolinas, Gen. William T. Sherman created a psychological war on civilians that is the focus of a new book by USC Professor Emerita Pat McNeely. More...

City Snippets

Deer are a threat to S.C. drivers More...

Folks About Town

Thomas Dodd, Amanda Shell , Johnnie Williams, and Vannie Williams have joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. Dodd, a 2013 graduate of Blythewood High School, is the son of Yolanda and Tommy Dodd. More...

Society

Guns and Abortion

Southerners love their guns, and they are more likely to own firearms than folks living in other regions of the United States, according to a 2013 Gallup poll. Moreover, men are three times likelier than women to own guns. More...

Why she “just can’t leave”

You probably heard the news last week about Baltimore Ravens’ running back, Ray Rice. In February of this year, Ray knocked his fiancé, Janay, unconscious and then dragged her limp body out of an elevator in Atlantic City. More...

South Carolina: one of the worst states to have a baby

With September being the most popular month to have a baby and the United States having the most expensive birthing costs in the world, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Best and Wors More...

Events

Lourie Center holds Fall Festival

The Lourie Center will hold its 2014 Fall Festival Friday October 3. More...

Trenholm Artists Guild and Rockaways to host Fourth Annual Rosewood Arts Festival

For a fourth straight year, Trenholm Artists Guild ( TAG) and Rockaways Athletic Club are teaming up to host the Rosewood Arts Festival on the grounds of Columbia’s famous burger joint, Rockaways (2719 Rosewood Drive / corner of Rosewood Drive More...

William and Linda Toney attend National Meeting of Active and Retired Federal Employees

William and Linda Toney of Blythewood, S.C. attended the 33rd Biennial National Convention of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) in Orlando, Florida, August 24-28, 2014. More...

Home & Garden

Planting Possibilities

Stopping to smell the flowers

College years are a time of exploration, experimentation, and enthusiasm. More...

Star Chefs

Molasses Cookies More...

Public Notices

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Legals

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Columbia City officials show their friendship and support for Councilwoman Leona Plaugh

“This is an opportunity for us to deal with not being elected officials, not being a mayor, not being council members, not being staff, but just being friends and caring about each other.” — Mayor Steve Benjamin More...

One Columbia issues passport

Based on the principle that passports provide access to new experiences, One Columbia for Arts and History announces the launch of cultural passports for Columbians to utilize when attending events and venues in the City of Columbia. More...

News

West Columbia City Council votes to improve pathways to city facilities

The West Columbia City Council met on September 15, 2014, at 6 p.m. All members were present: L. Dale Harley, Mayor Pro Tem Casey Hallman, Eric L. Fowler, Mayor Joe Owens, Tommy G. Parler, Teddy Wingard and Temus C. “Tem” Miles. More...

Richland County councilman accused of name calling

During Citizen’s Input at the end of the September 9 meeting of Richland County Council, what can only be described as a continuation of the political posturing of the Lower Richland power base, Helen Brawley spoke to the council and accused Co More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Even Job would lose it with automated answering machines

I’m just saying...

I often wonder exactly who it was who came up with the idea of those automated answering messages when you call a business these days. I’d like to meet them. More...

The Scorpion

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

Stumbling, half asleep into the bathroom before daybreak, I noticed something in the sink that didn’t belong. After my eyes focused, a scorpion took shape. More...

Education

Districts battle on the hardwoods for breast cancer research

Richland School Districts One and Two, also known as Team Richland, are partnering again this year for the Palmetto Health Breast Cancer Walk for Life/Race for Life Saturday, October 18. More...

Students at Heathwood Hall learn how to get from story to college

“A little raw is better than over-cooked.” Dr. More...

Richland One selected to host “DENapalooza,” statewide technology conference for educators

For the second consecutive year, Richland One has been selected to host “DENapalooza,” a statewide conference that teaches educators how to integrate technology in the classroom effectively. More...

Sports

Skyhawks run by Cardinal Newman

T. J. Brady ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns, and Nick Garrett added two more scoring runs to lead the host Hammond Skyhawks past the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 28-7 on Thursday, September 11 in a game moved up a day due to thunderstorm forecasts. More...

Diamond Hornets sting Eagles

Two big defensive plays led to the visiting Lower Richland Diamond Hornets’ first win of the season, a 20-13 victory over the Airport Eagles Friday, September 12. More...

Vikings too much for Richland Northeast

Quarterback Ryan Lee ran for one score and passed for another, and fullback Alec Koon rolled up 144 yards on 21 carries, to include a 5-yard scoring run and a two-point conversion, as the Spring Valley Vikings got back on track with a 33-7 victory ov More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre presents Five Guys Named Moe!

Workshop Theatre launches the 2014-2015 season with the jazzy and fun musical Five Guys Named Moe! The musical by Clarke Peters, featuring Louis Jordan’s greatest hits, marks the first show at The Market Space at 701 Whaley. More...

S.C. State Museum kicks off the fall season with Fall Festival and Pickin’ Party this Saturday

Conservation Theory is one of several bands performing at the South Carolina State Museum’s annual Fall Festival and Pickin’ Party on Saturday, September 20. More...

Simms Initiatives event to feature literary historian

Now that the finishing touches have been applied to The Simms Initiatives, an event to celebrate the huge digital project will take place Thursday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hollings Library on the University of South Carolina campus. Dr. More...

Travel

Bagnal's Bottom

Part 5: Forest Hills Phase 2

This is a trip into a history of my childhood neighborhood, a section of Columbia fondly known as Bagnal’s Bottom. This sandhill subdivision has a rich history dating back to Wade Hampton III and including many interesting people. More...