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The Grumpy Old Man

Cover Girls and Car Crashes Dear Grumpy, A young lady was putting on her make-up while driving and following close behind me...She nearly rear-ended me several times! Please, don’t mascara and drive! -Avoiding Cover Girl Cars Dear Avoiding- More...

Historic Columbia

Here’s to another week of celebrating Historic Preservation Month! Without maintaining important links to our past, so much of what has made Columbia and Richland County unique would be lost. More...

Government / Neighborhood

225 Years Ago

State’s Ratification Convention Approves Constitution, 149-73

May 23, 1788— South Carolina became the nation's eighth state to ratify the new Constitution written and approved last summer in Philadelphia. More...

Richland County Council proclaims Richland County Purple Heart county

Richland County Council’s Tuesday, May 21 meeting featured a plethora of resolutions and a couple of presentations for good measure. More...

Gentry honored as Top Ten Leader at City Council meeting

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 21. Council members present were Moe Baddourah, Cameron Runyan, Leona Plaugh, Sam Davis, Tameika Isaac Devine, Brian Newman, and Mayor Steve Benjamin. More...

Business

The written word is big business in S. C.

Authors, publishers, retail book sellers, bloggers, social media marketers, those who love to read, and those who love to write gathered at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center this past weekend for the 17th Annual SC Book Festival. More...

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The Whitney Hotel may become apartments More...

Folks about town

Leah Hyatt Peace has been named public relations coordinator at Palmetto Health Foundation. Marcia Brevard Wynn, Ph. D. has joined Providence Hospitals Development Foundation as grant writer. More...

Society

Harry Heyward Hornsby

Harry Heyward Hornsby died at his home Tuesday May 14, 2013, surrounded by his wife and children after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. More...

Sam Lourie receives Sam Bernstein Scholarship

An era of giving and remembering came to a full-circle conclusion as the final Sam Bernstein Scholarship Award was given to a most deserving Richland Northeast High School graduating senior. More...

Science Academy executive director Nathan Yon dies

It is with great sorrow that The Board of Directors of the South Carolina Science Academy announces the death of our executive director and chairman of the Board Nathan Yon. Mr. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Doggone Days of Summer Camp, sponsored by PAALS, the Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, two weeks of service dog camp for youth, ages 11-14 and for youth with disabilities ages 11-19, will be held at Lonnie B. More...

Home & Garden

Bring back the banana shrub

Stopping to smell the flowers

Pleasant surprises surround us everyday. While making a plant survey at a home in Forest Acres, I saw a delightful small waxy yellow flower with petals rimmed in burgundy on an evergreen shrub. More...

Star Chefs

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding More...

Lexington County Master Gardener events

• Garden Like A Master: Tomatoes Tuesday May 28, Pelion Branch Library, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Come learn how to grow the best tomatoes in the Midlands. More...

Millions make Mad Monkey’s CEO a WPO member

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a peer advisory group for million dollar plus womenled companies, is proud to announce Lorie Gardner, CEO, Mad Monkey Productions, as the newest member of the Columbia, SC Chapter of the WPO. More...

What’s good for the goose may not be good for the gander

Hundreds piled into room 410 at the Solomon Blatt building at 2:30 May 21, 2013. There were so many, mostly opposed to the H-3492, they had to move to a larger room due to fire regulations. More...

News

Propagators passalong peony plants

Passalong plants bring lasting beauty to southern gardens. Connie Stamm of Fort Mill has peonies, whose offshoots have traveled thousands of miles in their peregrinations across the country. More...

CPD partners with USC on neighborhood survey

Interim Columbia Police Chief Ruben Santiago announces the Columbia Police Department (CPD) has partnered with the University of South Carolina (USC) to implement a data-driven approach to policing. More...

Junior Achievement honors S.C. Business Hall of Fame laureates

Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina honored Virgil C. Summer and Crandall Close Bowles as 2013 laureates at the annual South Carolina Business Hall of Fame held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center May 23, 2013. More...

Commentary

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Boating Blues

I’m just saying...

As spring brings out the blooms and the longer days, I know my husband Marty is just itching to go fishing and get out on the lakes and rivers or even deep sea fishing. More...

Remembering Lib

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

Lib was the smartest girl I had yet encountered. She was serious, mature, and actually considered her words before speaking. I never heard a giggle or saw her mindlessly flirt like others in her peer group. More...

Education

Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands honors 32 Gold Award recipients

Thirty-two high achieving Girl Scouts who demonstrated extraordinary leadership through initiating and completing community service projects were recognized with the prestigious Gold Award at Presbyterian College Sunday, May 5. More...

Turnaround Achievement Awards honor students’ commitment to improvement

Thirty Richland Two students received Turnaround Achievement Awards during a ceremony Tuesday, May 14, at 4:30 p.m. at Polo Road Elementary School. More...

Principals appointed to several schools in Richland School District Two

The start of the 2013- 14 school year will find seven familiar Richland Two administrators and principals in new positions around the district. An additional two will begin new appointments in January 2014. More...

Sports

Skyhawks’ improbable run ends with a championship

After losing game one 7-4 to the Wilson Hall Barons of the SCISA 3A baseball championship series, the Hammond Skyhawks found themselves down 11-4 going into the bottom of the sixth inning of game two on May 14. More...

Yellow Jackets are state champs!

It finally came down to this… More...

Falcons fly back to down Airport in 13 innnings

Down to their last six outs and facing an eight run deficit, the A.C. Flora Falcons’ chances of taking game one of the 3A state championship series looked grim. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Nickelodeon Theatre honored with Historic Columbia Award

The Nickelodeon Theater, Columbia’s only non-profit art house film theater, was recently awarded the Historic Preservation award for Preservation/Restoration by the Historic Columbia Foundation. More...

Travel

An Oconee Weekend

Part Five: Stumphouse Tunnel

Early South Carolinians were great dreamers. Henry Mouzon Jr. was commissioned in 1773 to survey routes from Charleston to the mountains. He recommended that a canal be constructed to connect the Santee and Cooper rivers. More...

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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