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February 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

One of a Kind: The H-13B “Sioux” Helicopter

The centerpiece of the South Carolina Military Museum’s new second building is a Korean War era H-13B “Sioux” Helicopter, serial number one. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK ANN...

What is sustainable seafood?

Sustainable seafood is seafood managed and caught or farmed in ways that cause little harm to habitats or other wildlife. The oceans supply us with food, help regulate our climate, and provide a livelihood for millions of people. More...

Commentary

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Pajamas, wingtips, and bread ties

I’m just saying...

Last week, I wrote about the accident my stepson Van was in, totaling his car. He thankfully came out of it being only bruised and battered with one arm in a sling from a contusion. More...

Losing power

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

The morning was eerily quiet as I slowly changed from fast asleep to awake. Then I noticed the fan was off. The fan is never off unless the power is. The day, at least the early part of it, would be affected. More...

Society

Come party at The Purim Masquerade Ball

On Purim, we are commanded to drink until we cannot tell the difference between “Cursed is Haman” and “Blessed is Mordechai.” More...

The Original Five Points Wild Irish Band will play in the St. Pat’s Parade

The Original Wild Irish Band will again participate in the Five Points St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday, March 14. The band has been invited to numerous countries overseas to be a part of their parades and concerts. More...

Helen Elizabeth Willis Miller

Helen Elizabeth Willis Miller, 68, wife of Ben Neely Miller III, died February 19, 2015, of breast cancer. More...

Events

Events

•ART Log Cabin Art Guild will meet Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m., Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Tim Floyd will present at talk on creating art plan. More...

One Columbia and USC call for artists

One Columbia for Arts and History, the University of South Carolina, and the City of Columbia announce the planning phases of a new public art piece on the campus of the University of South Carolina. More...

Home & Garden

Jacob’s Giant Cabbage

Stopping to smell the flowers

Each spring millions of cabbage seedlings travel across the nation destined for 3rd grade classrooms in the lower 48. More...

Star Chefs

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Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part Six: An Uzupian wedding

Being in Uzupio is much like tripping through a medieval fairy tale. Gnarled and bent trees cast moonlit shadows across paths where gnomes roam and gremlins scamper. A mermaid sits beside the river waiting for her star–crossed lover. More...

Cricket’s talents making noise on Gervais

Events planner and shop owner Cricket Newman says being able to roam freely as a child in her grandmother’s garden and have her pick of the flowers there led to her present day calling as proprietor of Cricket Newman Designs and Cr icket Newman More...

News

Boy Scouts of Troop 37 Shandon Methodist Church receive Eagle Scout awards

William Evans Few and Richard Otis Kneece Jr. received their Eagle Scout awards at the Eagle Scout of Honor ceremony February 22, 2015 at Shandon United Methodist Church. Both are members of Troop 37. More...

Grandparents’ Braggin’ Box

Sarah Bobertz, age seven, is the granddaughter of Ann Furr. She gave a solo concert at the Columbia Museum of Art February 21. She played the first Suzuki Book, 17 pieces from memory. More...

Girl Scouts of South Carolina— Mountains to Midlands choose Women of Distinction

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands will honor six Midlands-area women at its 22nd Annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Medallion Conference Center in Columbia, 6:00 – 9: 00 p. More...

Business

Changes taking place at Landmark Square

The Landmark Shopping Center is getting a facelift along with two new tenants, Ross Dress for Less and Burkes Outlet, setting up shop this fall at the 163,000-square foot Garner’s Ferry marketplace. More...

South Carolina’s Small Business Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 15th anniversary

South Carolina’s Small Business Chamber of Commerce marks its 15th anniversary this month with nod to its past successes and a glance at its plateful of current efforts. More...

Convenience store in North Columbia denied renewal of beer and wine license

The Honorable Ralph King Anderson III, Chief Judge of the South Carolina Administrative Law Court, has denied the renewal of a license to sell beer and wine at the A-1 Store, located in North Columbia at 4101 Monticello Road. More...

Education

School Stars

Richland Two Educator Terri Butts has received one of public education’s most prestigious honors, the National Education Association (NEA) Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence and a $25,000 prize. More...

Sports

Lady Devils survive OT & advance

It took overtime, but the Dreher Lady Blue Devils defeated the Seneca Lady Bobcats 48- 45 to advance to the second round of the 3A playoffs Wednesday, February 18. More...

Dreher roasts Razorbacks to move on

Strong starts in the first and third quarters helped the Dreher Blue Devils cruise to a 67-56 win over the visiting Walhalla Razorbacks Wednesday, February 18 in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs. More...

Lady Vikings down Greenwood to advance to 2nd round

You can add another surety to the standard list of things you can count on in life: death, taxes, and...a first round home playoff win in girls’ basketball by Coach Anne Long’s Spring Valley Lady Vikings. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dance Theatre of Columbia is off to see the Wizard

Join Dorothy as she travels down the yellow brick road from Munchkin land to Oz. Dance Theatre of Columbia will present the Wizard of Oz starring children aged six to 18 from the local community. More...

Sugar— Some Like it Hot at Town Theatre

Adapted from the hilarious screen classic Some Like It Hot, two musicians Joe and Jerry, inadvertently witness a mob hit in Chicago and have to run for their lives. More...

Public Notices

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, 56-6-5635 and/ or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended: and are in the custody of 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...

Legals

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