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On Second Thought

The potato farmers were not ignorant

I enjoy reading Warner Montgomery’s articles about his travels and particularly like looking at the photos. More...

Music program at Trinity Cathedral is extraordinary

My husband and I have just returned from a visit to your fine city. We have had occasion to visit many times since our son, Christopher Jacobson, now lives there. More...

Consumers have no protection

I recently paid a concrete driveway contractor close to $5,000 to replace my driveway and walkway. I assumed that he would do the work satisfactorily, and that I would have recourse if he did not. I was wrong on both accounts. More...

Commentary

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God’s dating service

I’m just saying...

Well, I guess now God is running a dating service. An online dating service to boot. I heard this commercial the other day that said “Find God’s match for you,” and was taken aback. More...

Politics never changes

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

Sixty years ago, back when Americans were worried black people would ruin our country rather than gay people, a man named Asa Carter ran for governor of Alabama. Carter made George Wallace seem like a flaming liberal. More...

Education

The sky’s the limit for the first graduating class of Sandhills School

Sandhills School, the only Orton-Gillingham accredited college preparatory school in the Midlands, and one of only nine in the nation, graduated its first and largest class Friday, May 25. More...

Muller Road Middle School holds first graduation

Two- hundred- plus eighth graders became the first ever graduates of Blythewood’s Muller Road Middle School Wednesday morning, May 30, at an impressive ceremony attended by several hundred proud parents and friends. More...

“Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation” — seamless summer program

Lexington School District Two and Sodexo, Inc., will participate in the federally funded child nutrition program to provide free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in needed areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throug More...

Sports

A Quick study

Brian Quick didn’t start playing football until his senior year at Ridge View High School, and now he’s playing for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams.

When former St. More...

Deju vu all over again for Airport

Overview: As head coach Kirk Burnett prepares for the 2012 season, he may only have to look back to his preparation for the 2010 season to guide him through the summer months and into fall camp. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Trustus Theatre and Columbia Marionette Theatre present Avenue Q

Warning: This show features full puppet nudity!

When people think of puppet shows they’ve seen in the past, they often remember family-friendly productions or the antics of that rag-tag team known as The Muppets. More...

Theatre Rowe Productions presents Anything Goes into the Woods Forest Acres: A Musical Revue

Theatre Rowe’s next production, Anything Goes Into the Woods Forest Acres: A Musical Revue in the styles of Cole Porter and Steven Sondheim, will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Forest Acres in Richland Mall (on the corner of Forest Drive an More...

Brew at the Zoo on tap for Friday, August 3

Tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the coolest suds sippin’ safari in town. Brew at the Zoo will take place at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Friday, August 3, from 7-9:30 p.m. More...

Travel

A Step into Kingstree’s Past

The “Come See Me Weekend” in Kingstree was held March 31- April 1, 2012. More...

Pets

If pets aren’t born, they don’t need to die

Publisher’s note: Most animals are euthanized because of human beings’ irresponsibility. Some people who get pets do not do it with the understanding that the care and love of the animal lasts the lifetime of the pet. More...

Columbians to cover 7,000 kms and six African countries for children

It’s one thing to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – Columbia’s Michael Wright and Micah Kurtz are going to travel 7,000 kilometers in order to provide almost 500 children the opportunity to walk in their own shoes. More...

RCSD’s team are winners in “PFC Boyd Junior Top Cop Competition”

For the past 16 years Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has had a passion for creating the most professional and the best educated and physically prepared department. More...

News

New executive director of the Parks and Recreation Department envisions top park system in the state

There is no doubt of the enthusiasm that Jeff Caton, the new executive director for the Parks and Recreation Department, has when he talks about parks in Columbia. More...

Salvation Army Irmo Corps celebrates ten years of ministry

Major Richard Watts planted The Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service (7532 Irmo Drive, Columbia, SC 29212) in June 2002 in an effort to reach out to people in the Irmo community. More...

Red Cross assists residents in Forest Acres fire

The Red Cross assisted 15 residents of The Landings at Forest Acres on Covenant Road af ter an apar tment f ire damaged their homes the morning of June 4. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council goes forward with Walmart

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 5. Council members present were Dr. Belinda Gergel, Brian Newman, Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, Leona Plough, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Mayor Steve Benjamin. More...

West Columbia City Council holds public hearing on budget

The West Columbia City Council held a scheduled public hearing June 5, 2012, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at West Columbia City Hall. More...

Business

One school bus rolls into 10 motorcoaches

In 1981, Charles "Buddy" Young Jr. and Shannon Kirk owned a private ambulance business in West Columbia, S. C. Kirk's three children were involved in youth activities at Mt. More...

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Local funeral home buys back from national company

In a move that defies industry trends over the past 20 years, Shives Funeral Home, a mainstay of greater Columbia, S.C. has bought back its business from Service Corporation International (SCI), a national owner and operator of funeral homes. More...

Society

The Gov. Robert Gibbes Chapter of The National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century hears about Dave the Potter

The Gov. Robert Gibbes Chapter of The National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century welcomed South Carolina’s state president, Patricia Gallahorn, to its spring 2012 meeting. More...

Announcement of an engagement by Emily Post

On the evening before the day of the announcement, the bride’s mother either sends a note, or has some one call the various daily papers by telephone, and says: “I am speaking for Mrs. John Huntington Smith. Mr. and Mrs. More...

The Ariail Chapter of the CC meets

The Ariail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumnae Association met for the final luncheon meeting of the year at Columbia College in Alumnae Hall April 12, 2012. More...

Events

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Tasty Tomato Festival at City Roots

The Third Annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival will be held Sunday, July 15 from 5-9 p.m. at City Roots urban sustainable farm, 1005 Airport Blvd. More...

Home & Garden

“Wine and Roses” woo hummingbirds

Stopping to smell the flowers

Weigela florida was introduced to the western world in the mid-nineteenth century. Robert Fortune, British botanist and plant hunter, discovered the flowering shrub growing in its eastern Asian native habitat in 1845. More...

Star Chefs

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Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC 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...

Legals

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