February 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ben Lippen student to be honored by Palmetto Children’s Hospital

A Ben Lippen School second grader will lend her support to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network during a radiothon February 21-22 on Columbia radio station WTCB (B106.7).  More...

Commentary

Goodbye Butters

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

Butters, the white Pomeranian, began the first Thursday in February as she does most days, barking in her sleep. Not enough to arouse her from deep slumber, but enough to wake all the other dogs residing in our home.  More...

Back in the Saddle

I’m just saying...

On a recent trip to Los Angeles where I used to live, I was driving down “memory lane” and went past a stable where years ago I had taken riding lessons.  More...

Back to basics and carpet cleaner

40–Something

Last Sunday I was into my regular routine: ironing my clothes for the week and binge-watching Amazon Prime Video in my bedroom. It’s my way of being somewhat productive while still getting lost in the world of Hollywood. More...

Business

Three reasons why hiring older employees is a smart decision

In the 2015 movie The Intern, Robert DeNiro starred as a 70-year-old widower who returns to the workforce as an under- appreciated and seemingly out- of- step intern working for a young boss played by Anne Hathaway. More...

City Snippets

State has highest electric bills in U.S.   More...

Folks About Town

The Palmetto Health Board of Directors elected the following officers: Beverly D. Chrisman, chair; Paul V. Fant Sr., vice chair; John M. Brabham Jr., secretary; and Sara B. Fisher, treasurer More...

Society

Weems “Weemy” Oliver Baskin

Weems “Weemy” Oliver Baskin III, 81, of Columbia, South Carolina, loving husband, father, and brother, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018. More...

USC Chapter NSDAR holds 61st anniversary luncheon

USC Chapter, NSDAR, held its 61st anniversary luncheon at Spring Valley Country Club February 17. Patricia Moore-Pastides, the first lady of USC, was the keynote speaker. More...

Iris Garden Club plants tree in memory of Christine Estes

On February 19, the Iris Garden Club planted a pink dogwood on the Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia grounds on Park Circle in memory of the clubs president, Christine Estes, who passed away in November. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS PAALS will host its annual Un-Gala, Jurassic Bark March 3, 7 p.m., S.C. State Museum. www.paals.org/ungala. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dance Theatre of Columbia to present Red Riding Hood

Dance Theatre of Columbia announces its performance of Red Riding Hood Saturday March 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Keenan Auditorium. More...

Town Theatre presents The Game’s Afoot

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow castmembers to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. More...

You’ll be guilty of laughter at Columbia Children’s Theatre’s Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook

She’s back! And this time she may or may not be a criminal! Join Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) as they present this hilarious adaptation of Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook, February 24–March 4. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

PETITION FOR  PUBLICATION  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  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 Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

Beatles tribute coming to Jazz on Main

Noel Freidline, who directs Columbia Museum of Art’s Jazz on Main series, returns Friday, February 23 as part of his own Fab Four’s tribute to The Beatles.  Accomplished as an arranger as well as performer, Freidline said interpreti More...

Mimosa Garden Club celebrates Chinese New Year

Enjoying the Mimosa Garden Club’s Chinese New Year Celebration are hostesses: Debbie Burton, JoAnne Griggs, Diane Heath. More...

On Second Thought

Stroll Five Points with Historic Columbia

With the Main Street and Vista historic districts buzzing with new attractions every week, it can be easy to overlook Columbia’s original village neighborhood. Five Points has always been a unique hub in our bustling city.  More...

When local businesses thrive, so does the community

If you’ve got shopping to do, the national “big-box” and ecommerce retailers can seem like an appealing option. They’re often located close to the Interstate. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Government / Neighborhood

Council approves Affordable Housing Initiative; funds Hospitality Tax requests

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, February 20.  Council approved three items following a presentation by assistant city manager Missy Gentry on the Affordable Housing Initiative.  The items were   More...

Richland County Council honors Becky Bailey

Richland County Council meeting February 20 opened with a proclamation honoring Becky Bailey for her 20 year service with the Richland County Conservation Commission. More...

Olympia meets new officer, hears from Councilwoman Dalhi Myers

The We Are Olympia Neighborhood Association met with a new Richland County Sheriff ’s Department officer, heard from Richland County Councilwoman Dalhi Myers, and updated the Olympiafest at the monthly meeting Monday, February 19.  More...

Education

Blythewood High School Theatre to perform Growing Up Wonderland

The Blythewood High School Drama Department will perform an original production of Growing Up Wonderland Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. More...

Three Ben Lippen students are candidates for Presidential Scholars Program

Three Ben Lippen School seniors have been named candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Claire Davis, Lindsay Fadel, and Dexter Reasons were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. More...

Stop Body Shaming

Having a positive body image is so important, especially in this day and age when the shadow of social media looms over us. It distorts our perception of people and what an “ideal” body type looks like. More...

Sports

Panthers ground Cardinals

The Pinewood Prep Panthers trailed by as much as eight and were down by three with four minutes to play but fought back to beat the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 56-53 in a SCISA 3A quarterfinal battle Wednesday, February 21 at the Sumter Civic Center. More...

Falcons can’t weather Cyclones

Porter-Gaud’s Aaron Nesmith scored a game-high 29 points, and Jake Lanford added another 14 to lead the Cyclones to a 72-38 win over the Ben Lippen Falcons in the quarterfinals of the boys’ SCISA 3A playoffs at the Sumter Civic Center Wednesday, Febr More...

Third time is the charm for Highanders

In two previous meetings this season, the Hammond Skyhawks had beaten the Heathwood Hall Highlanders by an average score of 61-36, but that didn’t matter one bit when the two teams met in the quarterfinals of the SCISA 3A playoffs in Sumter Wednesday More...

Home & Garden

The 2018 S.C. Garden Jamboree

Stopping to smell the flowers

The theme of the upcoming 2018 SC Garden Jamboree sponsored by the Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteer Association is all about seeds, precisely, Sowing Seeds for the Miracles of Tomorrow.  More...

Star Chefs

Broccoli Salad   More...

Travel

Arbeit Macht Frei

Part One

June 1991. The sun was shining. Flowers were blooming. Birds were singing. But the air was screaming with the horror of four million people walking to their deaths in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. More...

Winederlust

Say What? Wine Myths Debunked

As a wine educator, I am fortunate to be able to expose people to new flavors, styles, and regions. I help people discover new wines while helping them understand their own palate preferences. More...