June 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Poor Advertising Choices

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

I first heard about Dos Equis beer from Travis McGee, the iconic salvage consultant in John McDonald’s detective books. More...

Facebook: Friend or Foe?

I’m just saying...

There’s a demon in my phone.  It’s a powerful sucker, and it calls to me at all hours of the day. More...

Up in Smoke

40–Something

The other day I was on the side of my house working on our sprinkler system when an aroma overwhelmed my senses. More...

Business

A toast to fun and fashion

It’s the little shop with the unique name in Trenholm Plaza, but its appeal is definitely universal – fab’rik. More...

Readers want to know

According to Lynn Sky... Blue Sky’s missing painting from Harper’s Restaurant has never been found.   More...

City Snippets

Hospital systems to merge The proposed merger of Palmetto Health and Greenville Health systems will create South Carolina’s largest health care system, with 13 hospitals serving 1.2 million patients annually. More...

Society

Spring Valley Rotary continues 29-year tradition

The Spring Valley Rotary Club recognized six outstanding local high school students with a $1,500 scholarship at a recent club lunch meeting. More...

Growing up in Forest Hills

Part 12: Dad’s War with Squirrels

My Dad rarely used profanity. More...

Sitting on a drink box inspires 102 tales

James McMeekin “Mac” Horton who lives in northeast Columbia grew up in Heath Springs, South Carolina, a farming community of about 800 resilient residents. More...

Home & Garden

Seed Balls for Butterflies

Stopping to smell the flowers

Across the globe children under the guidance of adults are using seed balls, miniature adobe gardens, to plant pollinator gardens, create meadows, rejuvenate vacant lots, re-vegetate deserts, and restore habitats.  More...

Star Chefs

Campfire Chicken Foil Packs More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Richland County Masters Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Benedict-Allen Community Development Corporation (CDC) is currently seeking the services of a professional Project Manager to provide construction oversight and scheduling services in support of the new construction of two (2 More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

All persons having claimsagainst the following estatesare required to deliver or mailtheir claims to the indicatedPersonal Representatives,appointed to administer theseestates, and to file their claimson Form #371PC with theProbate Court of RichlandC More...

Seed Balls for Butterflies

Lucy Ureda finds there is a whole habitat in this tiny seed ball. More...

Out with the old; in with the new

The Columbia Design League, in partnership with One Columbia for Arts and History, announces the opening of the public commenting period for the new City of Columbia flag design finalists. More...

On Second Thought

Powerful Propaganda in the First World War

Propaganda posters created during World War I became a valuable tool for motivating Americans for whom neutrality was the popular stance for the first years of the war. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

I want to know more about the canine flu infecting dogs this summer.

We’ve already been told fleas, ticks, and snakes are on the rise this summer, all a risk to dogs, and now veterinarians are warning about the highly contagious canine flu with cases being diagnosed last month in the Carolinas. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Letter to the editor

In a recent Cathy Cobbs article she stated the new Richland County Tranportation Advisory Committee representative, Jack Oliver, told the Forest Acres City Council that the committee is doing very little to administer the Penny Sales Tax for Forest A More...

Library renovations

Richland Library, 7490 Parkland Road, and the Wheatley location, 931 Woodrow Street, will be temporarily closed starting July 1 for renovations. The projects are expected to last 12-18 months. More...

Richland County Council presents numerous proclamations and presentations

Richland County Council meeting June 20 featured near endless proclamations and presentations. The first recognized the 150th anniversary of New Light Beulah Baptist Church. More...

Education

School Stars

Keenan High School’s Student in Action team won the Jefferson Award for serving their school and community. More...

Sports

Eagles hope physicality translates to more wins in 2017

Overview: There is very little mystery as to what was Airport’s undoing during the 2016 season. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Good and Proper since 1971

During the late ’60s and early ’70s, young men, fueled by successful British endeavors into rock and roll, and dreams of romance, began picking up instruments and learning to play. More...

Columbia Classical Ballet and Pavlovich Ballet School produce another international ballet gold medalist

At the culmination of a week of intense dance competition Saturday June 10 in NYC, a star-studded jury at The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition ( VKIBC) selected Koyo Yanagishima from Columbia Classical Ballet as its gold medalist in More...

Travel

Timbuktu, end of the Earth

Experiences worth remembering

Timbuktu is on the Niger River on the edge of Sahara Desert. It became a settlement in the 12th century, flourished from trade in salt, gold, ivory, and slaves, and became an important Islamic center. More...