April 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

History altered by Columbia archaeologist

Columbia archaeologist Chester DePratter has plumbed the ( current) depths of the 16th century Santa Elena settlement on present-day Parris Island to reach the pinnacle of his long and distinguished career. More...

Commentary

Evolution of Bumper Stickers

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

One Saturday morning in the early 60s, I watched my father wash his car. Then he placed a George Wallace sticker on the rear bumper. On the first Saturday morning after the election a few months later, he removed all traces. More...

Choices

I’m just saying...

“Honey why are there plates all over the house?” This question came from my husband Marty when he got home and found several plates of varying sizes on the kitchen floor, one in the living room and one in Whitman’s bed upstairs. More...

Not the most interesting man in the world

40–Something

When the most exciting part of my week was the discovery of crossword puzzles and the television show, “The Blacklist,” it’s a pretty good bet I have officially just become the most boring man on earth. More...

Education

Richland One teacher named State Teacher of the Year

It is with extreme pleasure and unabashed pride that Richland One congratulates Hand Middle School math teacher Jennifer Wise as South Carolina’s 2016-2017 State Teacher of the Year. More...

Airport High School Educational Foundation 2016 Educator Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Gala

Airport High School Educational Foundation (AHSEF) hosts an annual auction benefiting Airport High School. AHSEF is a 501( c)( 3) tax exempt organization. AHSEF has given over $ 210,000 in scholarship growth and grants. More...

Busbee Creative Arts Academy awarded Arts in Education grant

Busbee Creative Arts Academy will receive an Arts in Education grant of almost $13,000, from the S.C. Arts Commission. Busbee Creative Arts Academy Principal C.R. Hall was notified of the grant recently. More...

Sports

Falcons battle with 9; but Dreher prevails

Generally, it’s going to be a bad day for a soccer team when it gets more red cards than goals, and that was the case for the A.C. More...

Falcons down Blue Devils

The A.C. Flora Falcons defeated the Dreher Blue Devils 4-2 in boys’ singles tennis action Thursday, April 21. More...

Skyhawks get revenge on Highlanders

A week after an own-goal by the Hammond Skyhawks allowed the Heathwood Hall Highlanders to steal a win, Hammond got a goal in the 79th minute from Patrick Aitchison to defeat Heathwood Hall 3-2 Friday, April 22. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Palmetto Opera presents Voices from Broadway to Opera

The Palmetto Opera closes its sixth season with a concert and gala at the new state-of-the-art performance hall in USC’s Darla Moore School of Business May 14. More...

University of South Carolina School of Music Calendar of Events May through Summer 2016

• Sunday, May 1 and Sunday, May 8, 2–3 p.m., KinderFlute: Get a free introduction and learn the basics of playing your first song (flutes are provided), USC School of Music, room 107, for children ages five to eight. More...

Anna Perry Ward

Anna Perry Ward was born April 5, 2016. Her parents are Nathan and Claire Ward. Her siblings are Lily and Kate Ward. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION PREFERRED HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, INC. To all persons with claims against PREFERRED HEALTH TECHNOLOGY, INC. 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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

Legals

Full Story

Camp Discovery invites public to explore the beauty of nature

Hikes, crafts, animals and more. Celebrate spring’s arrival at Camp Discovery's Open House Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and experience the beauty of Camp Discovery and see for yourself the great things happening there. More...

Nurse lends a helping hand to Syrian refugees in Jordan

During my five week visit to Jordan, I met many Syrian families who had escaped the civil war in their nation. They were impoverished, unemployed, and hurting. More...

Attorney Jay Bender retires

Jay Bender plans to retire later this year at age 72 as a law professor at the University of South Carolina and as the South Carolina Press Association’s longtime attorney. More...

On Second Thought

Old Hickory and SC’s 118th Infantry Regiment: Part 1

The 30th Infantry Division was officially created on July 18, 1917, three months after the US entered WWI. More...

Preservation Awards Past and Present

For more than four decades, often on a mid-spring day in May, Historic Columbia has convened a group of local citizens to honor their preservation efforts. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Business

Appraiser has been evaluating property for 43 years

Let’s say the Highway Department wants to build a road across the edge of your cemetery, laying asphalt over some choice gravesites. Sure, you’re entitled to get paid for the intrusion, but who’s to say how much? More...

City Snippets

Homeowners get break on power … South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. can expect an average bill drop of $6.74 starting next month because of lower costs in producing electricity. More...

Attorneys Honored

Super Lawyers Magazine recognized seven members at Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC for inclusion in its 2016 edition. More...

Society

Les Truands celebrate 2016 reunion

Les Truands was a social fraternity for young men at Columbia High School founded in 1948 primarily as an alternative to The Dark Horsemen, a social group for young men at Dreher High School. More...

Granby Chapter DAR Honors Friends of the Lexington County Museum

Karen Parrish, president of the Friends of the Lexington County Museum, received the Granby Chapter DAR Community Service Award on behalf of the organization at the monthly meeting of the Granby DAR More...

Senator recognizes S.C. Teacher of the Year

Senator John Courson recognized the 2017 S.C. Teacher of the Year and the finalists in the S.C. Senate Thursday, April 21. (L-r) Molly Spearman, S.C. More...

Events

Events

•ART A new exhibition of florals by Barbara Yongue is at Gallery at Michael’s Café, 1620 Main Street, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. To view the art work is free; on view through early May. More...

Home & Garden

Festival of Gardens is on the horizon

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gardeners are conservators of the natural and cultural history of their home sites. More...

Star Chefs

Traditional Guacamole More...

Travel

Roach Anxiety

Part 4: “Call me Number 31!”

After my Bully Bobby experience at Schneider Elementary School, my parents sent me to YMCA camp in the mountains above Greenville for two weeks during the summer. More...