January 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Payroll tax hike is a symptom of runaway federal spending

Most of us will be seeing our 2013 paychecks shrink, but don’t blame the boss. Your take-home pay is shrinking because of a federal tax hike on your earnings. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County More...

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For the Love of a Hamster

I’m just saying...

Recently I wrote a column about how my husband thinks I spoil our dog and cats. An old friend/roommate read it and emailed me he totally agreed with Marty, and he remembered when we were roommates how I had spoiled “that damned hamster.” More...

Goldendoodles lead us Astray

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

The bumper sticker required a second glance. I love my Goldendoodle. More...

Business

Fusion food featured at Rue 77

In July 2010, Arif Ashfaq left a promising career as a director with Ernst and Young in New York City to move his family to Columbia, South Carolina. His wife, Dr. More...

Historic Columbia Foundation accepting nominations

Historic Columbia Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Preservation Awards, an annual event that recognizes preservation efforts and projects in the City of Columbia and Richland County. More...

S. C. Lottery, 11 years of supporting students

On a cold January day 11 years ago on January 7, the first four instant lottery tickets went on sale at retailers across the Palmetto State. More...

Society

The Friendly Ladies Social celebrates 25th anniversary

The Friendly Ladies Social celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Capital City Club. More...

Award-winning photographer speaks to explorers club

In 1976 Jeff Botz had a revelation. He had trekked in Nepal with a 35mm camera loaded with color slide film and was prepared to take photos of the Himalayan landscape. More...

Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter of the DAR sees slides of iconography and a wildlife refuge

The Ann Pamela Cuningham Chapter of the DAR held their January 2013 meeting at The Heritage in Columbia, S. C. Mrs. Betty Ann Humphries hosted this meeting with the assistance of nine other members. More...

Events

“Made in America 1983–2013”

City Art Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition entitled “Selected Work from the 30 Year Retrospective: Made in America 1983–2013” by artist Marge Loudon Moody with an opening reception January 17, from 5–8 p.m. More...

Snowman Run Saturday

The 32nd Annual Snowman 8K Road Race will be held Saturday, January 19 at Caughman Road Park. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the race will start at 1:30 p.m. More...

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•ANIMALS The Humane Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has begun its Female Feline Frenzy and offers spay surgeries for female cats at $25. www.humanesc.org or 783-1267. •ART More...

Home & Garden

Sowing Seeds Indoors

Stopping to smell the flowers

Your mail-order seed is arriving daily. When does one start sowing seed indoors for the summer garden? More...

Star Chefs

Quick ’n’ Easy Greek Spaghetti More...

Minister uses the pen to heal

Bob Walkup, also known to some as Robert Walkup, is a product of that glorified period of Americana, post-World War II, small town America; an intact family, two parents, one full-time homemaker, two siblings, a car in the driveway, every Sunday fami More...

News

Liberal activist to be installed as minister of Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Rev. Dr. Neal R. Jones will be officially installed as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC) during a special service on Sunday, January 27, at 4 p.m. More...

PAALS helps local veterans

PAALS, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, is finding new ways to help serve local veterans through a new initiative called the V.I.P. program or Veterans’ Important PAALS. The V.I.P. More...

Zumbathon to assist local man awaiting double transplant

It’s a new year, and Ken Stevenson of Columbia hopes it’s an extra special one, as he’s awaiting a lifesaving transplant. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council discusses the vote on members of the Transportation Committee

The Richland County Council meeting January 15 emphasized the recently passed Transportation One Penny Tax initiative. More...

Columbia City Council calls for better communication when cutting down trees

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, January 15. Council members present were Moe Baddourah, Cameron Runyan, Brian Newman, Sam Davis, and Mayor Steve Benjamin. More...

City selects Randy Scott as Columbia’s police chief

The City of Columbia has announced that Randy Scott has been hired to fill the Police Chief vacancy that was posted from January 2 – 9, 2013. More...

Education

“Say Cheese”

Killian Elementary School students and parents celebrate family night at Chuck E Cheese’s. Killian’s PTO sponsored family night at Chuck E Cheese’s in Saint Andrews. More...

Blythewood Middle School raises money for Camp Kemo

The Blythewood Middle School Enrichment team hosted its third Dodgeball for Charity event in November. This year’s charity was Camp Kemo, a summer camp for children battling cancer. More...

Cardinal Newman School far exceeds goal and raises over $30,000 for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

Cardinal Newman School Dance Marathon exceeded its $20,000 goal and raised $31,213 for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. More...

Sports

Cards outlast Heathwood

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders had just about everything they needed to pull off an upset of the visiting Cardinal Newman Cardinals Friday, January 11. They had a raucous crowd, and their ball-control offense slowed the pace of the game. More...

Carter leads Spring Val ley by Lady Blazers

Spring Valley got its first score on Friday night on its second trip down the floor—a 3-point bomb from junior forward Briana Hill—and never looked back as they cruised to a 62-55 victory over the Ridge View Lady Blazers in the Spring Val More...

Falcons win with 2nd chance

It’s not very often that teams get a second chance to capitalize on an opportunity. That’s exactly what happened at the end of A.C. Flora’s 50-48 overtime win against Westwood Friday, January 11. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dancers from Washington, Boston ballets join Classical Ballet’s LifeChance lineup

The new year takes off with Columbia Classical Ballet’s LifeChance: Gala of the Stars. LifeChance brings guest artists from top dance companies around the nation, showcases the talents of company dancers, and raises money for a local charity. More...

University of South Carolina and WagnerWorldWide 2013: America

In recognition of the bicentennial of the composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883) in 2013, the University of South Carolina is hosting an international symposium on the enduring significance of the composer, accompanied by a series of concerts, films and More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 21: Cancale, Oyster Capital of France

Oysters are bivalve mollusks which live in salt or brackish water. The word "oyster" comes from Old French “oistre,” derived from Latin “ostrea.” Oysters are consumed, cooked or raw, by humans as a delicacy. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices - Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. f/k/a The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. More...

Master’s Sales

Master in Equity's NOTICE OF SALE More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TO UNKNOWN More...