August 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

The F-104 Starfighter; Part Three: The SCANG

In January 1960, the National Guard Bureau in Washington D.C. announced the South Carolina Air National Guard (“SCANG”) would be the first Air Guard unit in the nation to receive the F-104 Starfighter. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Heathwood Hall

Landmarks have a way of grounding us. Perhaps they are a destination on the horizon that serves as a beacon. Maybe they are marker to indicate how far we have journeyed. More...

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Still roaring

I’m just saying...

I’ve been on the reunion planning committee of my high school class since I moved back to town 11 years ago, and this weekend, we celebrated the ( gulp) 40th Reunion of the Class of 1974. More...

Hitting the Big Time

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

My son Chad reminisced recently about a touching father-son moment we shared many calendar pages ago. It seems I said the “Land of Opportunity” story was a myth, and most people end up in much the same place as our parents and friends. More...

Society

David and Jean Ann Suggs celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

The Villa Tronco Restaurant was the setting for a large family celebration commemorating the 50th wedding anniversary of David and Jean Ann Suggs. More...

Do you remember?

Being a mentor

To be a mentor is usually a volunteer job where you share your concern for an individual by sharing your knowledge, giving advice, or listening to the person tell about themselves. More...

Girl Scouts calls for new members

Girl Scouts of South Carolina–Mountains to Midlands is making its back-to-school push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts, the country’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Thunder Tower Harley-Davidson will host an inaugural “Hogs and Dogs for American Heroes” fundraiser Saturday, August 30, 11 a.m., 190 Pontiac Business Center Drive, Elgin, to benefit the Columbia-based service dog training o More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia City Ballet to hold auditions for The Nutcracker

Columbia City Ballet will hold auditions for its upcoming production of The Nutcracker Saturday, September 13. The auditions will begin at 11 a.m. at the Columbia Conservatory of Dance, 1545 Main Street. There is an audition fee of $15. More...

Operatic Threads

A group exhibition and Jasper Magazine release party

Gallery 80808/Vista Studios will be transformed into a unique, operatic atmosphere Thursday, September 18, for Jasper Magazine’s autumn release. More...

Columbia City Ballet to hold auditions for Dracula

Columbia City Ballet will hold auditions for its upcoming production of Dracula Saturday, September 6. Auditions will begin at 11 a.m. at the Columbia Conservatory of Dance, 1545 Main Street. There is an audition fee of $15. More...

Travel

Bagnal’’s Bottom

Part 2: Mills, Trains, and Booze

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...

Meet and greet Veterans from the Battle of the Bulge

The National Convention of the Battle of the Bulge Veterans will visit the South Carolina State Museum for a public meet and greet from 2 – 5 p. m. on Sunday, August 31. More...

News

Richland County’s IT Department receives international awards for innovative program, outstanding personnel

The progress and ingenuity of Richland County’s Information Technology Department was recently recognized with two top awards: one for an innovative new taxpaying system, the other for a highly-valued member of its team. More...

Richland County Sheriff’s Department features school resource officer

Sheriff Leon Lott states that education comes before success in the dictionary as well as in life, which is why making sure that children are able to learn in a safe environment is of such great importance. More...

Congaree National Park seeks public input on wild pig management plan

The National Park Service is seeking public input on an Environmental Assessment (EA) and draft management plan for non-native wild pigs within Congaree National Park. More...

Business

Columbia Chamber and community attempt to save 3,100 Fort Jackson employees

As part of the U. S. Army SPEA (Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment), General Bradley Becker, Fort Jackson’s commander, has been asked to prepare for a potential headcount reduction of 3,100 civilians and soldiers. More...

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Folks About Town

Phil Bar tlett has been elected as chair of the River Banks Park Commission. Jonathan Haines has graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox, Ky. More...

Education

Richland One goes back to school

On August 18, Richland One Schools welcomed back 23,000 students for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

A.C. Moore Elementary School More...

12th Annual SwampFest student art competition open for entries

Congaree National Park is seeking entries for the 12th Annual SwampFest Student Art competition. More...

Sports

Hammond tennis growing exponentially

According to head coach Bernie McGuire, Hammond is a USTA “no cut” school. In turn, over 60 girls came out for this fall’s tryouts. In McGuire’s understated words, tennis at Hammond is very healthy. More...

Vikings mixing experience with young talent

Spring Valley head volleyball coach Deanna Rudnik welcomes three new potential impact players to the Vikings: Dariona Dash, T’Meyah Burgess, and Tami Kirkland. Rudnik says all and are coachable and share a love for the game. More...

Spring Valley will be strong again this year

Coach Mike Loser’s Spring Valley Viking swimmers are winners. Last year, the Spring Valley girls finished with a 4- 1 record and took second in Region IV-4A. The boys were 5-0, won the region, and finished ninth at the state championship meet. More...

Home & Garden

A Perennial Annual

Stopping to smell the flowers

I love cosmos and have ever since childhood when they danced around my cedar playhouse. More...

Star Chefs

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What vegetables grow in fall and winter in South Carolina?

Gardeners can continue to plant vegetables throughout the fall in South Carolina. The Palmetto State is in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 and 8, which means tough crops like spinach and collards will survive well into the state’s fairly mild winters. More...

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