May 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Oldest graduate from Midlands Technical College shares her story

Annie Dillard, age 92, graduated from Midlands Technical College with her associates degree on May 9, 2018.  A trailblazer who serves as an example for many through her lifelong love of learning, Dillard has had to overcome many odds, discourage More...

News

Shandon hears from county council candidates

The Shandon Neighborhood Council held its bi-monthly meeting Monday, May 14.  More...

Commentary

Over Hyping Life

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

I remember a television commercial from my childhood for a soap called Zest. Not sure if its still around but they had a great slogan: For the first time in your life, feel really clean. That’s some serious hype. More...

One Man’s Trash

I’m just saying...

“Julia, what did you do with the trash?”  This question was delivered by my husband Marty one day last week after I had taken it upon myself to empty out all the cans in our garage since it was trash pick-up day and he was limping fr More...

Baseball with tofu and waiters?

40–Something

In the summer of 1993, three friends and I were on a cross-country adventure and one of our stops was Candlestick Park to see the San Francisco Giants play.  One of my friends got a little hungry and made the mistake of asking someone at the con More...

Education

Alcorn Motorsports team wins first-place awards, qualifies for nationals

Alcorn Middle School’s Knight Riderz Motorsports Engineering Team won first place overall at the TEN80/National STEM League Spring 2018 Atlanta Invitational. More...

Richland One teacher named H&R Block Teacher of the Block

C.A. Johnson High School business education teacher Kenneth R. Grimes has been named H&R Block’s Teacher of the Block for outstanding teaching. Mr. Grimes is also C.A. More...

Lower Richland Army JROTC Team to compete in national championship

The Lower Richland High School Army JROTC Leadership Team has qualified to compete in the 2018 U.S. Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship in June in Washington D.C. More...

Sports

Hammond Skyhawks are the SCISA 3A boys’ soccer state champions

A goal in the 67th minute lifted the Hammond Skyhawks past the Cardinal Newman Cardinals in the SCISA 3A boys’ soccer state championship game 3-2 Saturday, May 12. More...

Cardinal Newman is the 2018 SCISA 3A baseball state champions

The wait is over. For the first time since 1998 the Cardinal Newman Cardinals baseball team are state champs after defeating the Ben Lippen Falcons 8-2 in the second game of the SCISA 3A State Championship series Tuesday, May 15. More...

Cardinals shut down Falcons

Gage Jeffcoat struck out 11 in six and one-third innings to lead the Cardinal Newman Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over the Ben Lippen Falcons in the first game of the best-of-three series for the SCISA AAA state title Monday, May 14. More...

Home & Garden

Zealous for Zinnias

Stopping to smell the flowers

Zinnias have been dancing their bold bright colors across landscapes for hundreds of years. More...

Star Chefs

E-Z Cheesy Pie   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS AND  NOTICES  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  IN THE COURT OF  More...

Storage Auctions

NOTICE OF PUBLIC  SALE OF PERSONAL  PROPERTY  U-HAUL of South  More...

Hampton-Preston Mansion reopens with ribbon cutting celebrating 200 years

Dawn Mills Campbell, Historic Columbia Board of Trustees, welcomes guests to the ribbon cutting and grand reopening of the newly renovated Hampton- Preston Mansion. More...

Cosmic collection finds new home

The personal archive of South Carolina astronaut and retired NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. has found a new home at the University of South Carolina. More...

On Second Thought

Columbia College graduate to hold talk on new book

Join Dr. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capitial City

Forest Acres More...

Serious about protecting the taxpayers? A few nuggets of advice

Over the next several weeks, men and women aspiring to elected office will likely be filling up your mailbox and knocking on your door. Many will talk of “protecting the taxpayers,” or offer some similar claim in pursuit of your vote. More...

Business

Seeing RED was great

Transitions Homeless Center saw red on Thursday, May 10—and that was a good thing.  More than 60 real estate agents from Keller Williams descended on the center for RED Day, which is a national day of service for the company nationwide.&nb More...

City Snippets

Jeweler sues Five Points bars More...

Folks About Town

U. S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kevin K. Smalls Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Smalls is the son of Darva Brannon and Kevin Smalls. More...

Society

JOY class of Shandon Methodist holds spring dance

The JOY Sunday School Class of Shandon United Methodist Church held a spring dance party at the Lourie Center Tuesday, May 8.  Class members enjoyed a barbecue dinner and celebrated the 10th birthday of Heart ’n Soul band.  More...

Columbia DAR celebrates 125th anniversary

Columbia Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently celebrated its 125th Anniversary. More...

The High Cost of Mother’s Day

My youngest granddaughter, Sylvie, gave me a sneak preview last week of her gift to her mother for Mother’s Day. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS City of Columbia Animal Services Department will hold Fill the Red Truck Drive May 19 and 20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Animal lovers are encouraged to drop off pet supplies at the corner of Heyward and Holly Street. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Cinderella Project provides prom dresses for hundreds of young women

Hundreds of high school girls said yes to the dress March 17 thanks to the Cinderella Project. More...

Indigo Blu Arts Center and Gallery launches in Village of Sandhill

Local owner and artist Bernard Jackson has opened Indigo Blu Arts Center, 460-6 Town Center Place Columbia, in the village of Sandhill.  The center is host to a 2,000 sq. ft. art gallery and 6,000 sq. ft. More...

Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part Eight: Grutas Park, a Soviet Satire

“Nearby is the world’s largest collection of Soviet statuary,” Andrius told us. “Would you like to go see it?” Without hesitation, Jim Fisher and I said, “Yes!” More...

Winederlust

Location, Location, Location...

When buying wine, just like in real estate, place matters. In fact, there is a well-known adage that states, “wine is made in the vineyard.” This can’t be overstated. But how do we define these wine regions? What do they mean? More...