June 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Columbia City Council approves 2016–2017 budget and receives update on flood recovery

The Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 21. Council approved the second reading of the 2016/2017 budget, which takes affect July 1. More...

Young people from Forest Lake Presbyterian buy, prepare, and deliver fresh food to Harvest Hope Food Bank

Rising sixth and seventh grade students from Forest Lake Presbyterian Church went to the S.C. State Farmers Market to buy produce in bulk to take to the Harvest Home Food Bank located at Rehoboth United Methodist Church. More...

Commentary

Modest Driving Suggestions

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

I just endured several weeks traveling the nation’s roads, including three days on the Trans Canadian Highway. I’ve discovered poor driving habits are widespread and everyone is begging for much needed assistance. More...

Don’t mess with my peanut butter

I’m just saying...

I have a stalker, and I want to meet him. I want to know WHO it is following me through my grocery store and reporting my purchases, so they can be promptly removed from the shelves. More...

Chores and Pickle Forks

40–Something

I may be the luckiest man on earth... or not. Sometimes it’s hard to tell. There is currently an odd sort of competition going on in my house to see who can complete the most chores. More...

Society

Fit Columbia hosts Women of Fitness Garden Party and Benefit for Innersole

Fit Columbia, a versatile fitness center in the Five Points area of Columbia will host a garden party to celebrate 13 local “Women of Fitness” and to benefit local children’s charity Innersole Thursday, June 30, from 6:30 to 8:00 p. More...

Edventure installs new board officers and chair Dr. John Dozier

EdVenture announces the appointment of a new board chair and four current board members as officers of its board of trustees. More...

Geraldine “Geri” Garner Childs

“Geri” Garner Childs passed away peacefully in her home early Friday, June 17, 2016. More...

Events

Richland Library partners to keep school library open this summer

School may be out for the summer, but Richland Library is in session at Lower Richland High School. More...

Events

•ANI MALS More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre presents Hairspray Jr.

Journey back to the groovy 60s and join the Nicest Kids in Town as Workshop Theatre presents Hairspray Jr. Eight performances are scheduled from June 23-26 for several opportunities to meet Tracy, Link, Penny, and Seaweed. More...

New family play by USC Theatre student to premiere at Columbia Children’s Theatre

Featuring everything from puppetry to live guitar to scuba-diving birds, the latest offering at Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) sends up and “under the sea” a classic fairy tale in a truly satirical style. More...

Travel

India, Part

The Pilgrimage Begins

Linda and I prepared for the final journey to the source of the Ganges River in our hotel in Haridwar, India. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF CORNERSTONE PROJECT SC, L.L.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Cornerstone Project SC, L.L.C. (“Company”), a South Carolina limited liability company, dissolved on December 30, 2015. More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

OF ESTATES More...

Legals

Full Story

Reminder

As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind its customers, friends, and all those who use consumer fireworks to be mindful of the fact that some veterans can be startled and upset by the noise of fireworks. More...

A.C. Flora graduate serving aboard U.S. Navy destroyer

A 2009 A. C. Flora High School graduate and Columbia, South Carolina native is serving in the U. S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta. Lt. j.g. 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, SC, in September of 1940. More...

Of floods and families

Don’t take my NYPD Blue

Editor’s Note: This is the 30th 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...

Baseball on Elmwood, more than just the Fireflies

With the opening of Spirit Communications Park and the arrival of the Columbia Fireflies, there has been a new excitement for baseball in town. More...

Business

Newpaper Growth Finally Gets Noticed

I wonder what took them so long?

A few months back, I had breakfast with the publisher of a very successful community newspaper in Minnesota. As we walked around the restaurant, I was introduced to local residents enjoying their muffins and eggs. More...

City Snippets

I-77 improvements underway More...

Education

Cast of Snoopy!!! performs at Carowinds

Cast members from the Broadway Bound Vista Theatre Project's summer production of Snoopy!!! had their own version of an “out-of-town tryout” when they performed June 18 at the Carowinds amusement park. More...

Hammond School inducts students into National Junior Honor Society

Hammond School National Junior Honor Society inductees for spring 2016 include: Lilly Angel, Walker Barrett, David Bullock, Chrismon Clark, Andrew English, Hattie Finlay, Megan Higgins, Ann Murphy Le More...

Richland One announces new principals for 2016-2017 school year

New principals will greet students, faculty, and staff at several Richland One schools when the 2016-2017 school year begins in August. Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon announces the following principal appointments and assignments: More...

Sports

Bearcats excited about realignment

Overview: The 2015 season was a mixed bag for Brookland-Cayce. Overall, the five wins were disappointing for Coach Charpia, who had higher expectations. More...

Faulkner hired as baseball coach

The Richland District Two School Board voted Thursday, June 16 to approve Banks Faulkner as the new head baseball coach at Blythewood High School. More...

Spring Valley football awarded grant

The Spring Valley Viking football team and coach Robin Bacon have been awarded a $2,500 grant from Riddell Equipment. Spring Valley’s grant was part of U.S.A. Football grants, a partnership that includes the N.F.L. More...

Home & Garden

Food from home

Stopping to smell the flowers

Humans savor food from their homeland. When individuals or groups relocate to new lands, familiar family flavors travel far as immigrant seeds stashed in pockets, pillboxes, or luggage. More...

Star Chefs

Mchicha More...

Volunteers needed to participate in dNR’s annual Summer turkey Survey

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Summer Turkey Survey. Annually, since 1982, the S.C. More...

Pets

Pawmetto Lifeline works to protect pets this Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and Pawmetto Lifeline is offering a discount on microchips to help ensure all pets have a safe holiday. More...

July Fourth, not so pet friendly

The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. More...