July 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Researching old newspapers is a click away

Several times a week I receive a phone call or email from folks interested in learning more about their home or business. They are intrigued by its architecture, landscape, or a story conveyed by a former owner, resident, or neighbor. More...

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What is the difference between the Taliban and Al Qaeda?

Both organizations are terrorists organizations. The name Taliban comes from the Arabic word for student. Al Qaeda is Arabic for base or foundation. Mullah Mohammed Omar founded the Taliban while Osama bin Laden founded Al Qaeda. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Hopkins residents upset over sewer plans

At this week’s Richland County Council meeting July 15, a presentation was done in executive session. More...

Two City of Cayce officials recognized at MASC Annual Meeting

The City of Cayce is proud to announce that two of its elected officials were recognized at the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s (MASC) Annual Meeting, held July 10-13 in Charleston. More...

Sheriff issues an alert for ongoing scam

Sheriff Leon Lott is warning citizens about a scam aimed at stealing your money. A man posing as a lieutenant with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department is calling citizens, threatening them in an attempt to steal their money. More...

Education

Two Richland 2 high school seniors receive the Representative Beth Bernstein Women’s Leadership Scholarship

This year’s recipients of the Beth Bernstein Women’s Leadership Scholarship are Eren Sakarcan, a Spring Valley High School graduate, who will be attending Clemson University in the fall, and Hailey Streater, a Richland 2 Charter High Scho More...

St. Peter’s Catholic School unveils new website

The longest, continuously running Catholic school in South Carolina has launched a new website highlighting its commitment to providing an academically challenging education in a safe, nurturing environment. More...

Lexington Two appoints new principal at Northside Middle School

Lexington School District Two Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Elyse “Lisa” Davis as principal of Northside Middle School in West Columbia. More...

Sports

Wells’s football career took him from Dreher to Clemson to Canada to New York

It has been nearly 53 years since Dreher claimed its first state championship in football. One of the members of that undefeated Blue Devil squad was Joel Wells. More...

Brett Favre is coming to Columbia

Brett Favre is coming to Columbia. The future Hall-of-Fame quarterback will be the guest speaker at a fundraising event held at the Township Auditorium Thursday, July 24 from 5:30 p.m to 9 p.m. More...

Blue Devils building

OVERVIEW: For the second straight season, the Dreher Blue Devils finished the year with a winning record but failed to make the playoffs. More...

Home & Garden

The Nature of Summer

Stopping to smell the flowers

Naturalist Rudy Mancke is a man for all seasons. At the cusp of each new season he presents a public talk at USC’s McKissick Museum. Crowds gather outdoors near the Magnolia grandiflora. If weather is threatening, the event convenes indoors. More...

Star Chefs

BLT Chicken Salad More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

70510.F24707 NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE C/A NO. More...

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 M 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...

Columbia to celebrate the 90th birthday of the greatest living film director and choreographer from Hollywood’s Golden Age

The Nickelodeon will celebrate Stanley Donen’s 90th birthday with “A Lotta Talent and a Little Luck” tribute beginning July 26. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Feeding Whitman

I’m just saying...

I’m going out of town for a girls’ week in Mexico. I am convinced my dog is going to starve to death while I’m gone. More...

Modern Drink Dispensers

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

One recent Tuesday afternoon, I overreached during the oppressive July heat. Worried about dehydration, I did what every person in tune with his body does. I went to Wendy’s. More...

Business

AND GETTING HOTTER

Thanks to climate change, Columbia’s Famously Hot reputation is secure through the end of the century, according to an analysis of summertime temperatures by Climate Central, an independent climate research and information group. More...

A taste of local food

Sustainable Midlands presents the fifth annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival on July 19. The festival celebrates people who create, market, and enjoy locally grown food. The festival will be located at the City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm. More...

Columbia Place Mall has new owner

Columbia Place Mall is one of South Carolina’s largest shopping malls. In over 35 years of its existence it has seen many changes and it’s about to see one more. More...

Society

Well behaved women seldom make history

“History is written by the victors,” Winston Churchill once said. He also could have said that history is written mainly by men. This fact plays out in unsurprising ways. More...

Bad choices do not excuse assault

A sexual assault is committed in the United States every 90 seconds. It’s an epidemic that has far reaching impacts, and that is largely misunderstood. The biggest misconception seems to be who is actually to blame for these crimes. More...

Shandon Methodist members head to Hollywood for Youth Mission Project

Participants in Shandon United Methodist Church’s Youth Mission Project in Hollywood, South Carolina, left July 13 to stay at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and to work on several site More...

Events

Events

•ART The Columbia Museum of Art, in partnership with Richland Library, will present the summer exhibition, All the World’s a Stage: Anita Lobel, on view through August 17, CMA’s Wells Fargo Education Gallery and the gallery at Richla More...

Arts & Entertainment

The belle of children’s literature grows a gallery of flowers

Anita Lobel, wellknown author and illustrator of children’s books was in Columbia this summer for the Children’s Literature Association Conference hosted by the University of South Carolina. More...

Fundraiser to be held to benefit local cancer patient

In late April, Scarlet Lutz, 29, was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. The doctors also discovered several spots of cancer on her liver. More...

Neverland is in Town

Peter Pan is coming back to town. The Town Theatre will be featuring the play from July 18 through August 2. All ages are welcome to come see the classic tale. Peter will be gliding in with 7:30 p.m. shows for week nights and 3 p.m. More...

Travel

Mountain Escape

My grandmother (Ganny), Kate Eaves Montgomery (1876-1974), was raised in Rutherfordton, Polk County, North Carolina. Her father, John Baxter Eaves (1838-1900) had been a captain in the 50th N.C. Reg. Co. during the Civil War. More...