August 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Adams views transformation of Columbia firsthand

Part I: Columbia history through the eyes of its mayors

Patton Adams has an interesting spot in the history of Columbia. While his term as mayor is wedged between Kirkman Finlay Jr. and Bob Coble, his impact on the development of Columbia is still seen today. More...

Columbia City Council approves ordinances, requests

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, August 14. Council approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the purchase of 1123 Columbia College Drive from Angelia Kilgore for a stormwater utility site. More...

Melrose Heights approves speed hump plan

The Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association approved a plan calling for 16 speed humps and two multi-way stop signs in the neighborhood at its monthly meeting Monday, August 13. More...

Business

FOLKS ABOUT TOWN

Michel le LaRoche has joined USC’s School of Journalism as its first Baldwin Business and Financial Chair in journalism.  Melissa Broom has been promoted to marketing and public relations director of NAI Avant. More...

ATTORNEYS HONORED

Michael W. Tighe, Richard C. Detwiler, and Edward “Butch” Barnhill are among the attorneys highlighted in Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite of the Midlands.  Tighe and Barnhill were honored in commercial real estate. More...

REAL ESTATE

NAI Avant announced the sale of a ±6,032 SF retail store located at 2652 Two Notch Road in Columbia. The property, a former auto repair shop, is located a short distance from the Central Business District, Forest Acres, and Northeast Columbia.  More...

Society

Shandon Methodist Women hold 13th Annual Garage Sale

The United Methodist Women of Shandon United Methodist Church will hold their 13th Annual Garage Sale Friday, August 17, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. More...

DAR celebrates Christmas in July

The Granby and Columbia Chapters, NSDAR held a “Christmas in July” celebration July 28 to honor the veterans at the Stone Pavilion- Tucker Center. More...

Celebrating 50 years as a Rotarian

The Rotary Club of Cayce-West Columbia celebrated Dr. Herb Davis’s 50 years of membership Tuesday, August 6, 2018.  Dr. Davis joined the club on August 8, 1968, along with Ned Funderburke and Floyd Harper. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Columbia Animal Services, along with Lexington County Animal Services, will host a Clear the Shelter adoption special Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., 127 Humane Lane, Columbia, and 321 Ballpark Road, Lexington. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Year of the Dog—Among Other Things

New work by Jan Swanson and Heather LaHaise will be on view at Stormwater Studios September 20–26. The opening reception will be held Thursday, September 20, 5– 8 p. m. More...

State Museum seeks artists for 30th anniversary juried exhibition

The South Carolina Museum is now accepting entries from South Carolina artists for its 30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition opening Saturday, November 3. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 9: The Laundry and the Filling Station

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.)  Even though my father got “fired” from picking tobacco worms, he was not discouraged. More...

Part 10: Clerking at Fox Dry Goods

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.)  After my father, Miller Montgomery, was fired from the filling station job, he noticed Fox Dry Goods would soon have a sale. He applied to Mr. More...

Dogs, drones, and families face rain for a night out

For the past 35 years, Fort Jackson has hosted the annual National Night Out event. Even a thunderstorm earlier in the afternoon couldn’t prevent the tradition’s continuation. More...

Columbia’s namesake sub, USS Columbia, changes hands

The Los Angelesclass fast-attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) held a change of command ceremony at the historic Pearl Harbor submarine piers August 3. Cmdr. Tyler Forrest relieved Cmdr. Dave Edgerton as the commanding officer of Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

Historic Columbia’s Fourth Annual Water Balloon Battle Returns

Cool off with more than 3,600 water balloons and recreate epic battles history August 24

Looking for a fun way to beat the heat in Columbia? Join Historic Columbia for its fourth annual Historic Water Balloon Battle, presented by The Art of Real Estate, from 5:30–7 p.m. More...

S.C. Barbeque Association announces new leadership

Your Voice, Your Paper

Jim Wellman of Lexington and Don Adkins of Seneca have been appointed president and vice president, respectively, of the South Carolina Barbeque Association (SCBA). More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Commentary

Yellowstone Live

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

I’ve been interested in nature forever. Didn’t have much choice as a youngster. We had several critters get inside the house during my childhood. A snake appeared one Saturday morning while my brother and I watched Buffalo Bill Junior. More...

Fords, Fingers, and Philosophies

40–Something

My son officially became the fifth and final driver in our household this week. His mother and I had our doubts as to his ability to pass the driver’s test so quickly, but he managed. Don’t worry; my son is not a dangerous driver. More...

Nature calls on nice neighbors

I’m just saying...

Renovation is NOT for the weak of heart.  We are doing some remodeling at our house and our lives are upside down. More...

Education

Midlands Technical College launches program in renewable energy

Four years ago, South Carolina passed legislation that created a pathway for growth in the renewable energy industry. With this change in South Carolina law, the demand for photovoltaic installers has increased. More...

Sixth- and ninth-graders starting new school year first

Sixth- and ninth-graders in Richland Two will get a head start on the new school year by participating in either Step-Up to Sixth or Fresh Start on August 21. More...

Richland One parents need to complete annual student enrollment verification

The clock is ticking. The new school year will start soon. More...

Sports

Local teams kick off Sportsarama’s 58th year

The 58th Annual Richland Sertoma Sportsarama kicked off the high school football season at Benedict College’s Charles W. Johnson Stadium Saturday, August 11.  Game 1: Hammond 27, Kennan 6   More...

Irmo Jamboree kicks off football season

The Third Annual Joe Turbeville Irmo Football Jamboree kicked off the Midlands 2018 football season Friday, August 10 at W.C. More...

Dreher stars learn from brothers’ legacies

Living up to the standard set by an older brother in sports is often a hard task to accomplish. For the Dreher Blue Devils, there are two starters tasked with just that. More...

Home & Garden

Free-range kids doing what comes naturally outdoors

Stopping to smell the flowers

The three-acre Ithaca Children’s Garden (ICG) in New York has many of the theme garden rooms of U.S. More...

Star Chefs

Granola Bars   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE C/A No.2018CP4001793   More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF EASTOVER TO HOLD NEEDS ASSESSMENT PUBLIC HEARING   More...

Notice to Creditors of Estates

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES   More...