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Columbia recognized as 2016 Playful City USA

The City of Columbia is being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the third time. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. More...

News

The Friendship celebrates three years of helping seniors “Age in Place”

The Friendship is a non-profit organization founded by members of our community who wanted to provide a way to help senior adults who are still living in their homes “age-in-place” or stay in their homes with the support of a special netw More...

Jim Jaco receives The Order of the Silver Crescent

Representative Kenny Bingham and Rev. Andrew Isenhower present Jim Jaco, former president of We Are Olympia, with The Order of the Silver Crescent and a House Resolution Sunday, May 1 at St. More...

Commentary

Ultimate Fitness

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

I just read about a new gadget that will revolutionize the American Way of Life. The company responsible is called Naked Fitness. More...

Babes in Lady Land

I’m just saying...

Last week I went to my local nail salon for my monthly two hours of pampering. More...

The Graduate...and Her Crazy Father

40–Something

I did the math, and it’s been 28 years since I graduated from high school. That means my next reunion will be my 30th. More...

Education

School Stars

School nurses do so much…from bandaging scrapes and bruises and administering medications, to educating students and staff on health and wellness. More...

Richland One to begin online enrollment verification for current/returning students during month of May

During the month of May, parents of students who are currently enrolled in Richland One, and will be returning to a Richland One school for the 2016-17 school year, need to complete the new online enrollment verification form. More...

Society

Women voters and Hillary Clinton

When I was growing up in the Midwest in the 1950s and ‘60s, I don’t recall ever seeing a female doctor, a female dentist, a female lawyer, a female police officer, a female firefighter. More...

Columbia College renames Alumnae Hall in honor of Janet Alexander Cotter ’56

Columbia College announces a new name for Alumnae Hall in honor of longtime volunteer Janet Alexander Cotter ’56. More...

Mindfulness for your writing practice

Meditation is a hot topic today. Its popularity among health care professionals has spread to all levels of business, education, even the military. Some recommend meditation for everyone, from toddlers to the elderly. More...

Events

Senior recital performed by local band, singer

The senior recital of Kaci “CiCi Renae” Hill was held Saturday, May 7, 5:30 p.m., at Event Hall on Two Notch Road. More...

Events

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Home & Garden

Pretty in Pinks

Stopping to smell the flowers

Pinks, Dianthus spp., are petite evergreen clump-forming perennials that have potential year-round in the southern garden. According to horticulturist Allan Armitage, pinks have been in gardens as long as there have been gardens. More...

Star Chefs

Strawberry Delight More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE 2013-CP-40-5827 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: American Financial Resources, Inc. against Ernest Howard; William R. Spires; Homer L. More...

Richland County Masters Sales

Notice of Sale 2015-cP-40-05985 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of U.S. Bank National Association vs. Davida L. 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...

A promise fulfilled

It was the fulfillment of a promise made. Matthew Burkett is a World War II veteran and the 90-year-old grandfather of Kristy Gwyn. On Wednesday, Gwyn, who teaches orchestra at Northside Middle School in West Columbia, took the trip of a lifetime. More...

Beauty queens greet veterans

Beauty queens greeted veterans at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport when the Honor Flight of 21 that took WWII and Korean War Veterans to the nation’s capitol returned. More...

On Second Thought

Celebrating Columbia’s Jewish Heritage

Columbia’s Jewish roots can be traced to the very first United States Census, which saw landowners such as Benjamin Lyons, John Levin, Conrad Myers, and the Jacobs family residing in Richland County in 1790. More...

Of floods and families

The elephant in the room

Editor’s Note: This is the 26th installment in a series of articles by staffwriter Cathy Cobbs chronicling her unique journey of the illness and death of her father and the loss of the family’s home in the Great Flood of 2015. More...

ASK ANN... What is the Retired

Senior Volunteer Program?

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Midlands (RSVP) is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The idea, to connect those 55 and older with organizations that need them most, was hatched during John F. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Month in Review: April

The following are highlights from Richland County Government in April: • Richland County and the City of Columbia worked together on a stormwater campaign to spotlight the importance of keeping stormwater clean. More...

Ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate a completed project under the Transportation Penny Program

Richland County and the Richland Penny Program will hold a ribboncutting ceremony for a newly constructed sidewalk on Windover Street onsite at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20. More...

Palmetto Health holds Men’s Health Day

Palmetto Health will hold its ninth annual Men’s Health Day event Saturday, June 11, 9-11 a. m., in the Palmetto Health Baptist auditorium, 1501 Sumter Street. More...

Business

William K. Witherspoon to lead South Carolina Bar Assocation

Columbia attorney William K. Witherspoon will be installed as the 2016-17 president of the South Carolina Bar on Thursday, May 19 during the Bar’s House of Delegates meeting at the Bar Conference Center in Columbia. S.C. More...

City Snippets

Coplon’s reopening on Forest Drive … More...

Folks About Town

Stewart Mungo, CEO of Mungo Homes, has received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from Wofford College. Philip Vann, a brokerage associate with Colliers International, was elected to the Woodberry Forest School Advisory Council. More...

Sports

Cardinals are state champs!

Cardinal Newman used a mix of experience and youth to win its first state championship since 2012. More...

Falcons soar to 7th straight title!

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Heathwood falls in SCISA 3A state title game

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders’ improbable run came to an end as the Porter-Gaud Cyclones beat them 3-0 in the SCISA 3A boys’ soccer state championship Saturday, May 14 at Heathwood Hall. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Do Heroes Ever Wear Dance Tights?

Aren’t heroes supposed to be dusty and battle-worn? Or maybe blackened with smoke from a fire they have rescued a child from? Heroes command from atop a tank or quietly order a fighter jet team to the target? Yes…those are heroes. More...

Young talents of USC Dance Conservatory present a Celebration of Dance

The USC Dance Conservatory will present its annual spring concert, Celebration of Dance, May 20-21 at Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College Street. Show times are 6 p.m., May 20 and 2 p.m., May 21. More...

Travel

The Day FDR Died

In early April 1945, I was planning my sixth birthday party for May 10, the day my grandmother said I would become a man. I had a “girl friend” I had invited to my party. Sadly, that birthday party never happened. More...