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Heathwood Hall Middle School Mock Trial wins 2018 State Championship

Heathwood Hall’s Middle School Mock Trial Team has captured the 2018 State Championship, beating out 11 other teams that qualified for the statewide competition, held November 30 and December 1 at Richland County Summary Court.  Six Heathw More...

News

Council approves second reading of Dreher rezoning issue

The Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, December 4.  Council approved the second reading of a major zoning amendment to a PUD to Dreher High School by a vote of 6-0.  More...

Richland County Council addresses citizens’ concerns

The December 5 Richland County Council meeting featured the first instance of a recent council rule change, allowing the second citizens’ input, which involves issues or items not on the agenda. More...

Deck the Hall Race celebrates the season, supports two great causes

More than 240 people participated in this year’s “Deck the Hall” 5K/2k and Kids’ Fun Run and Reindeer Games, held December 1 on Heathwood Hall’s cross country course and stadium field.  More...

Commentary

The Tybee Parking Attendant

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

We spent several days at Tybee Island last month. Hadn’t been there in years. Future brief coastal trips will probably terminate at Folly Beach. It’s closer and has surfers. More...

Talk to each other

I’m just saying...

I saw something on social media the other day that made me laugh, but later when I thought about it, it made me kind of sad. It was a sign in a restaurant that said, “No we don’t have WiFi. TALK to each other.”  More...

It takes a special kid to wrestle

40–Something

Wrestling is an interesting sport. I used to think cross-country was the most masochistic afterschool activity around, but the running shorts may have given way to the singlet in terms of the most torturous sports around. More...

Society

Miss Lybrand and Mr. Bunch marry

Miss Laura Margaret Lybrand and Mr. Richard Patton Bunch were married Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the historic Chapel of the Transfiguration, Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center, in Hendersonville, N.C. More...

AKA celebrates third anniversary

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Omega Gamma Omega Chapter will celebrate its third anniversary on December 12. In 2015, the chapter was chartered with 70 members; today, its membership has grown to over 100.  More...

David Frederick Anderson

A graveside service for David Frederick Anderson, 75, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Elmwood Chapel.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Columbia Animal Services will host a Christmas Donation Party Saturday, December 15, 12–2 p.m., Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane. More...

Volunteers join Mod Pizza to create 6,500 meals

With 60 percent of children in Richland County struggling with hunger, hundreds of volunteers took part in a MOD Pizza / Generosity Feeds meal-packing event December 1 to create 6,500 meals to aid the fight against childhood hunger. More...

Arts & Entertainment

SUMC presents Christmas Concert to benefit MedNeed

A Christmas Benefit Concert will be held at Shandon United Methodist Church, 3407 Devine Street, Columbia, on Sunday, December 9 at 5pm. More...

Heart n Soul supports local charities

Heart n Soul band member Carl Ellsworth presents a $5,000 check to Central Carolinas Community Foundation vice-president Heather Sherwin. The donation will go to the S.C. Flood Relief fund. More...

USC’s Carolina Alive sings on NBC’s Today Show

Carolina Alive, the vocal jazz ensemble in the school of music at USC, directed by Aletha Jacobs, appeared on NBC’s Today Show December 3. More...

Travel

Holy Land

Part 3: Samaritans, Hasidic, Orthodox

I have always been attracted to the Holy Land, modern Israel and Jordan. Three times I have found myself wandering through the historic sites searching for the meaning of life. More...

Winter is blooming!

Rachel Varner and her son, Parker, share smiles beside a blooming sunflower in the Shandon area.   More...

World Affairs Council presents Vision Award to Senator Hugh Leatherman

On Thursday, November 29, The Columbia World Affairs Council presented the 25th Annual Global Vision Award to Senator Hugh Leatherman of Florence County for his influential leadership in bringing international business to the state of South Carolina. More...

On Second Thought

Explore Holiday History by Candlelight

You’re invited to travel back in time and visit the decorated, candlelit halls of the Hampton Preston Mansion and the Robert Mills House during Historic Columbia’s annual Candlelight Tours & Carriage Rides on Friday, December 14.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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You don’t have to shop until you drop

ASK US AT THE STAR

Tell me more about the new city and county zoning and development regulations. More...

Business

FOLKS ABOUT TOWN

Keep the Midlands Beautiful has presented the following awards: Bi l l McSorley, a professor at Midlands Technical College, Green Outstanding Educator Award; Tree of Life Congregation’s Big Nosh, Green Event Award; Conservation Voters of South More...

ATTORNEYS

Grant Burnet te LeFever has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel as an associate. LeFever plans to focus her legal practice on employment law, family law, education law and litigation.   More...

City Snippets

USC online program tops in state  USC’s online school, Palmetto College, is ranked the No. 1 place to receive an online college degree in our state by thebestschools.org. Columbia International University was ranked No. More...

Education

Lower Richland Army JROTC Rifle Team qualifies for prestigious competition

Lower Richland High School’s Army JROTC Diamond Battalion Rifle Team has qualified to compete in the 4th Brigade Best of the Best (BOB) Rifle Championship December 7-8 in Lexington, N.C.  More...

Flora puts hippie twist on Shakespeare classic

You’ve probably never seen a version of a Shakespeare classic presented quite like this. A.C. More...

Variety is the spice of school

One of the greatest things about high school is that it allows students to try out different classes and subjects until they find the ones they particularly like. More...

Sports

Lady Vikings cruise past RNE

The Spring Valley Lady Vikings raced out to a 22-0 first period lead en route to an 82-21 victory over the visiting Richland Northeast Lady Cavaliers Friday, November 30. More...

Spring Valley downs Cavaliers

Five Vikings finished in double figures to lead Spring Valley to a 78-63 victory over the visiting Richland Northeast Cavaliers Friday, November 30. More...

Highlanders survive swarm of Hornets

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders fought off two kinds of Hornets at home to win a tri-match in high school wrestling Thursday, November 29. The Highlanders beat the C. A. More...

Home & Garden

A Child’s Garden of Herbs

Stopping to smell the flowers

A child’s world is a scented garden from birth. With the first breath the nose sends odors directly to the brain. More...

Star Chefs

Challah More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

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STORAGE AUCTIONS

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE   More...