April 20, 2007 RSS feed / News

To make a long story short

Billy Graves Benton is a yarn spinner from way back, farther back, maybe, than he might admit. Known to radio listeners as simply Bill Benton, since he spun his way into town in 1963, Billy Graves has become a Columbia icon. More...

I Wish I Was Hosey Hitchcock

Story's setting resembles the mill village of Olympia

Columbia's most recent release could easily have been set in Olympia. More...

Lighting the Way May 5

The Mental Illness Recovery Center (MIRCI), with the S.C. Department of Mental Health, the University of S.C. School of Medicine and other supporters, is celebrating the 185- year history of mental health in S.C. More...

How to write your own obituary

John Wrisley jwrisley@bellsouth.net Several days ago a brief period of acute physical distress set me to thinking about several small projects I had cleverly been postponing for years, such as updating a 35- year- old More...

Rotary receives guests from Wales and Australia

The Columbia Rotary Club welcomed guests from Wales and Australia this week. More...

Hammond students participate in The Memory Project

Art teachers and 23 advanced art students at Hammond School participated in the Memory Project. More...

Youngster explores Cobra copter

Retired US Army Colonel Claude Lott of Camden (l) watches as Raymond Myers (in cockpit), grandson of Camilla and Mike Ferry of Columbia (c & r), explores a Bell Cobra helicopter. More...

Olympia revives heritage April 21

Olympians have discovered their roots run way beyond their close- knit community. Planners of the first festival, April 21, figured the inaugural event would attract primarily current neighbors, plus some who once lived near the mills. More...