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• Sure, you know that South Carolinian DuBose Heyward (1885-1940) composed the lyrics of “Summertime” for Porgy and Bess, but did you know South Carolinian Julian Dash (1916-1974) was a composer on “Tuxedo Junction,” made More...

Commentary

War on Christmas

One week before Black Friday, I dropped by Green’s Package Store to improve my extensive wine cellar. Made out pretty good; bought several bottles of fine red, carefully picked by the helpful staff and Yours Truly. Spent almost $40. More...

Loveseat Negotiations

I’m just saying...

“I’m NOT moving!”  “I mean it! You’re NOT taking my seat!”  “Beg all you want…you CAN’T SIT HERE! This is MY seat!”  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...

Business

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital welcomes new facility dog

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, in partnership with Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS), recently welcomed a new team member who specializes in providing a calming experience while motivating children to focus on therapy. More...

City Snippets

Work begun on $300 million plant Chinese manufacturer Jushi USA broke ground this week on a $300 million fiberglass plant in Richland County’s Pineview Industrial Park. More...

Folks About Town

Dent Middle School, Richland Two Institute of Innovation, Leaphart Elementary School, and Carol ina Spr ings Middle School were winners of grants to support innovative efforts to educate the next generation of environmental stewards by the S.C. More...

Society

South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley receives Global Vision Award

In 1994, the Columbia World Affairs Council presented the first Global Vision Award to Governor Carroll Campbell. More...

Sports

RNE downs shorthanded Lady Skyhawks

Richland Northeast’s Sharita Godfrey scored a game-high 26 points to lead the visiting Lady Cavaliers to a 65-15 victory over the shorthanded Hammond Lady Skyhawks Wednesday, December 7. More...

Cavaliers hold off Hammond

Richland Northeast’s James Fuller-Davis scored a game-high 31 points to lead the visiting Cavaliers to a 48-45 victory over the Hammond Skyhawks Wednesday, December 7. More...

Flora soars past Ben Lippen

The A.C. More...

Home & Garden

Controlling self-sowers with grow heaps

Stopping to smell the flowers

Some of our favorite flowers are the most likely and loyal to return year after year. More...

Star Chefs

Traditional Christmas Cheese Ball More...

Lexington County Master Gardeners GLAM (Garden Like a Master) programs 2017

• January 30, 2017, 6 p.m.—Crape Myrtles Lexington Master Gardener Lexington Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5636 and 29- 1540 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody of th More...

Legals

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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...

Graduation can be exhausting

See related stories PAALS 2016 Graduation Class on page 6 Palmetto Children’s Hospital welcomes   More...

Columbia history found in musical margins by author Ben Franklin V

Five of Columbia’s early musicians and some of the inimitable sounds by which they are remembered were introduced last week to guests at the Thomas Cooper Society’s Holiday Coffee. More...

Congratulations to McKissick Museum

December 6 was a special date for McKissick. It marked the anniversary of the dedication of the McKissick Museum as the University of South Carolina’s museum in 1976.  More...

On Second Thought

Holiday Memories

While most of us adults have not necessarily spent the past two months counting down the days to the holiday season, chances are kids around us everywhere have. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Of floods and families Thankfulness

Editor’s Note: This is the 51st and last 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...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council member relates walker/biker ideas from Copenhagen

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, December 6.  Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine gave a presentation about a recent trip to Copenhagen where she learned about the ways the city became more walker and biker friendly.  More...

Warm coats and blankets needed

Kilt-wearing members of the Columbia Chapter, Robert Burns Society, felt the chill that fell upon the Capital City this weekend, and the temperature drop was an apt reminder to bring to their holiday gathering an extra coat to warm a homeless veteran More...

Richland County Council debates contract for the Shop Road Phase One Extension Project

On December 6, the Richland County Council meeting featured a presentation slash competition by the various segments of the county government with each department director offering reasons why that particular department has the best customer service. More...

Education

Dreher High School Chorus upcoming December performances

  This holiday season the Dreher High School Chorus will share its musical talents at a variety of concerts sure to delight audiences. More...

County coroner visits Olympia Learning Center

It was a bit unusual, but an exciting career day visit at one Richland One school recently. More...

Ridge View High freshman accepted into National ACDA Honor Choir

Ridge View High School freshman, Byron Latimore, is the newest members of the National American Choral Director’s Association Honor Choir. Students from all over the United States recorded a passage from a musical selection for judging. More...

Events

Experience the Holidays through the decades with It’s Christmas Time!

The Broadway Bound Vista Theatre Project is taking a musical trip through the decades with the original holiday revue It’s Christmas Time! December 9–11 in First Christian Church’s Bennett Hall, 2062 North Beltline Boulevard. More...

Holiday Events

•CHURCH/CHARITY Wednesdays@First Lunch Service—First Presbyterian Church lunch service is each Wednesday; lunch served at 11:30 a.m., brief service 12:20–12:50 p.m. Hot lunch $6; soup and salad $5. Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The party of the year is about to get even better!

Famously Hot New Year, our city’s sixth annual New Year’s Eve celebration —the largest in South Carolina—will bring New Orleans musical royalty, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Sister Hazel, beloved Southern folk-roc More...

Travel

My Visit to Cuba

Part 1: Where To Stay?

(Note: This series is an edited compilation of past stories I have written about my 2001 trip to Cuba. More...

Pets

Fetching the perfect Fido

Do you have a dog or puppy on your Christmas list this year? Trainers and rescue groups used to caution the holiday season was not a good time to add this new family member. The holidays are a chaotic time to introduce a puppy. More...

PAALS 2016 Graduating Class

PAALS held its 2016 graduation December 3. Graduating teams are The Mullis Family and their service dog, Abbe; Robert F. More...

PAALS mission statement

PAALS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to enriching and empowering children and adults with physical disabilities and social needs by training service animals and providing animal assisted educational and recreational activities. More...