February 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Executive officer of Hardball Capital speaks for multipurpose facility

Many residents have attended a public forum or Columbia City Council meeting regarding the proposed multipurpose facility in the heart of the Bull Street development known as Columbia Common.  More...

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A Weekend of Crying on Walton’s Mountain

I’m just saying...

Every now and then my husband likes to go with his buddies to what they call their “hunting cabin,” but it’s basically their “man cave,” and in ten years of marriage, I don’t think anything except a few brain cells More...

Should we remember when?

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

A group of scientists have finally confirmed what I realized long ago. Those of us north of 50 aren’t losing memory skills; we are dealing with filled-to-capacity brains. More...

Education

Cardinal Newman students receive character awards in honor of National Catholic Schools Week

Two female and two male students in grades seven though 12 received Cardinal Newman Character Awards in honor of Catholic Schools Week. More...

Midlands students advance to National Competition NCDA Poetry and Poster Contest

Four Midlands students are among the state finalists now advancing to the national competition for the National Career Development Association’s 2013 Annual Poetry and Poster Contest, “Charting Our Course for Our Second Century.” Ca More...

School Stars

Mar y Faith Blackwell of Spring Valley High School was the second place winner at the 2014 SC Student Photography Competitive Exhibit with her photograph “Lauren” which has been on display at Winthrop’s Fine Arts Gallery. More...

Sports

Dreher’s Mack declaws Wolverines

Tevin Mack’s dunk at the end of the first half changed Dreher’s game with Woodruff from a close game to a blowout, as the Blue Devils outscored the Wolverines 40-12 in the second half to win 68-33 Thursday, February 21 in the opening roun More...

Dreher’s win over Cyclones is a breeze

It took over two-anda half quarters for the visiting Chester Lady Cyclones to get to double-digits, as the Dreher Lady Blue Devils defense stifled Chester for most of the night, leading to a 76-36 win Thursday, February 21 in the first round of the g More...

Silver Foxes control second half

Christian Mills and Deion Fraiser each scored 18 points to lead the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes to a 70-53 over the visiting Carolina Forest Panthers in the opening round of the boys’ Class 4A playoffs Thursday, February 21.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Offbeat comic play Swimming in the Shallows at USC explores relationship depths

The USC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the offbeat comedy Swimming in the Shallows through March 1 at the Center for Performance Experiment. Admission is free for all performances.  More...

Saluda River Academy for the Arts to present Luzita’s Big Idea

The Bobcat Players theatre troupe from Saluda River Academy for the Arts was able to take part in a very unique opportunity recently. More...

Arts at Shandon presents concert

Arts at Shandon will present Bill McNair in concert Friday March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street.  More...

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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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Airport relieves stress with Loki and Ziva

Columbia Metropolitan Airport ( CAE) is among a small group of airports nationwide using therapy dogs to help make the airport experience and overall travel experience less stressful. More...

PAALS program works in prison

When a visitor first arrives at the Kershaw Correctional Institution (KerCI), it looks like a typical prison. Lots of fences, barbed wire, and concrete surround the grounds. More...

On Second Thought

S.C. State Guard: The Palmetto State’s Modern “Militia”

While the S.C. National Guard is the direct descendant of the militias of old, it is not alone. The S.C. State Guard, which serves as an unpaid all-volunteer state defense force, also lays claim to this lineage.  More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

The Crush is on  Dear Curmudgeons-  Why is “Candy Crush” so addicting? I’ve been having nightmares of being swallowed up by melted chocolate.  -Candy Crushed  Dear Candy Crushed-  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council hears the good news

The good news is that crime in Forest Acres is down in almost every category. And, says police chief Gene Sealy, there really isn’t any bad news. More...

Business

Fitness expert has advice for keeping New Year’s resolutions

Columbia fitness guru and entrepreneur Jamie Scott, recognized for his success in keeping clients focused on goals, has practical advice for people who have abandoned New Year’s resolutions by February.  More...

City Snippets

Newspaper building may be razed   More...

Folks about town

Robert Long, Suzanne Dickerson, Doug Webster, Bonnie Loomis, Jim Woods, Brad Van Meter, and Grant Reeves have been appointed members of the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance Board of Directors. More...

Society

National Coalition of 100 Black Women collaborate with IMARA Woman at its Anniversary and Scholarship Gala

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia Organizing Chapter collaborated with the magazine IMARA Woman at its 14th Anniversary and Scholarship Gala February 14, 2014. More...

Artists selected for Columbia Open Studios

The artist list has been released for Columbia Open Studios, the free driving tour of artists’ studios presented by 701 Center for Contemporary Art April 5 and 6, 2014.  Now in its fourth year being presented by 701 CCA, the popular, self- More...

Create more love in your life

Several weeks ago, we celebrated Valentine’s Day. We gave to others, and hopefully, we received some love and appreciation in return. More...

Events

The Carolina Jazz Society— a Columbia music tradition

The Carolina Jazz Society was organized in 1958 to promote the appreciation for and performance of jazz. The society is one of the oldest jazz presenters in the United States. Dr. Ambrose Hampton Jr. More...

Events

•ANIMALS  PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services) will host its sixth annual UN-Gala charity event March 22, 7 p.m., South Carolina State Museum. 788-7063  •ART   More...

Columbia Museum of Art to host the 2014 Gala From Geisha to Gatsby

On Saturday, March 8, from 7 p.m. to midnight, the Columbia Museum of Art will transform into a dazzling themed party celebrating the exhibition, Japan and the Jazz Age.  More...

Home & Garden

Three seed starting systems

Stopping to smell the flowers

Since grandmother’s day there have been many inventions added to the gamut of gizmos for germinating seeds. More...

Star Chefs

Colcannon   More...

Travel

Memories of a New York Day

Linda and I were in New York City for the Annual Explorers Club meeting in 2005 and just happened by the St. Patrick’s Day parade. More...