March 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Richland County Council honors Chief Justice Jean Toal

On March 15, Richland County Council opened its meeting with a resolution honoring one of South Carolina’s most distinguished citizens in conjunction with Women’s History Month. More...

Richland County Vector Program gearing up for mosquito spraying

The Richland County Vector Control Program soon will begin spraying for mosquitoes, and residents are urged to do their part to keep the flying, buzzing insects under control.  More...

Governor signs bill creating Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee

On March 15, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law H.4666, a bill that establishes a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee in each of the 16 Solicitor Circuits.  More...

Commentary

Aging Badly

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

Rich Man, Poor Man came along in the mid- 70s, before 100+ TV choices, 24 hour sports networks, and the internet. More...

I look but do I see?

I’m just saying...

I miss my eyes. I’ve never really had perfect vision as I started wearing glasses in the third grade, a fact my grandmother assured me came from sitting too close to the television. More...

Getting old stinks...especially for dogs

40–Something

I love dogs, but there are certain... shall we say... More...

Business

Bronze Star recipient and UPS driver has 41 years of accident–free driving

Safety experts say we have some 16 million auto accidents in the U.S. every year, a number that suggests Roosevelt Green’s driving record is truly extraordinary. More...

Nothing can keep Webb Rawls down

After 45 years in the art and framing business Kay Stafford knows what it means to persevere. More...

City Snippets

Greenville downtown lauded More...

Society

Spare me your faux women’s health legislation, please

It’s an election year, and that means that many South Carolina legislators think it’s prudent to hedge their re-election bets by passing laws to “chip away at safe and legal abortion” in the state, as one observer put it. More...

Women of Fitness

Ashley Hayes, owner of Pilates of Forest Acres, began her journey in Pilates when she was 24 years old in Boulder, Colorado. More...

A gratitude journal is a powerful tool for good mental and physical health

Gratitude is a hot topic. Not just at Thanksgiving and on birthdays. Check bookstores. Read articles in magazines and newspapers. Google the word “Gratitude” and find over 80 million links. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to be performed at Village Square Theater

The Lexington County Arts Association and Lexington Women’s Care will present Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, directed by Debra Leopard. This family friendly comical production will run April 1–17 at Village Square Theater in Lexington. More...

Mezzo-soprano Janet Hopkins and USC Concerto-Aria winners take the stage

Poems and Songs will be performed at the Koger Center for the Arts Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.  The Washington Post called 16-year veteran of the New York Metropolitan Opera, Janet Hopkins, “angel-voiced.” Hopkins, associate profe More...

Columbia City Ballet to transform The Koger Center into Neverland

Conceptualized and choreographed by artistic director William Starrett, the ballet Peter Pan will premiere at the Koger Center March 18. More...

Travel

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 9: Attack of the Sea Monster

We, four recent graduates of Dreher High School (Lee Tigner, Alex Jenkins, Kelly Nelson, and yours truly) were quite proud of ourselves. We had made it from Savannah to Islamorado, almost halfway down the Florida peninsula. More...

Olympia honors Jim Jaco

Friends, family, former and current politicians, and other Olympia residents filled the Olympia School gymnasium to honor longtime community leader Jim Jaco during the Jim Jaco Day celebration Saturday, March 12.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County More...

Of floods and families

Finding home amid the chaos

Editor’s Note: This is the 18th installment in a series of articles by staff writer Cathy Cobbs chronicling her unique journey of the illness and death of her father and the loss of the family’s home in the Great Flood of 2015. More...

Confronting the Holocaust... and the aftermath

The Columbia Holocaust Education Commission (CHEC) is proud to present Holocaust Remembered— a unique exhibition memorializing the victims of the Holocaust and honoring the South Carolina survivors and liberators by telling their personal stori More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council discusses recovery funds

Council heard more updates about the recovery from the historic flood in October 2015 at the Columbia City Council’s monthly meeting Tuesday, March 15. More...

Shandon Neighborhood Council’s vote on rezoning results in a tie

At the meeting Monday, March 14, by a vote of 6-6, the Shandon Neighborhood Council remained split on a motion to support a property owner’s attempt to rezone the former masonic lodge to C-1 (commercial). More...

Seniors can call 211 to connect with an agency

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster joined representatives from South Carolina 2-1- 1, a service of the United Way Association of South Carolina, at a press conference in the lower lobby of the State House to announce a new More...

Education

Columbia Music Teachers Association presents winners of 2016 Scholarship Auditions

The Columbia Music Teachers Association announces the winners of the 2016 Scholarship Auditions. Students from all over the state participated in this highly competitive event February 6. More...

Saluda River Academy for the Arts’ Arts Unlimited performs at Hilton Head

Saluda River Academy for the Arts’ Arts Unlimited students, teachers, and parents woke up during the wee hours of the morning Saturday, February 20 to travel to Hilton Head to perform at the prestigious South Carolina School Board Association&r More...

S.C. film director named “Principal for a Day” at Richland Northeast High School

Richland Northeast High School held its annual “Principal for a Day” event Tuesday, March 8, placing community and business leaders at the high school for a day.  Principal Sabrina Suber said, “Principals and faculty appreciate More...

Sports

Skyhawks hold off Cardinals

Hammond turned two Cardinal Newman errors into three second-inning runs and survived a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the seventh as the Skyhawks defeated the Cardinals 5-3 Friday, March 11 at Folsom Field. More...

Lady Cardinals fly by Hammond

Cardinal Newman’s Melinda Ingwersen dribbles downfield against the Hammond Skyhaws. See p. C2   More...

Blue Devils bury Diamond Hornets

Lower Richland’s Fred Cunningham tries to thwart Dreher’s Jay Washington’s steal attempt. See p. C3 More...

Events

April 2016 Events at Historic Columbia

Tour s  Historic House Museum Tours, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sunday, 1–4 p.m. More...

Events

•ANIMALS Pawmetto Lifeline will offer discounted spay and neuter surgeries for both cats and dogs during the month of March as part of their “Spring Fling” campaign. More...

Home & Garden

Barbara’s hopkins homestead

Stopping to smell the flowers

It was as if Persephone, Greek goddess of spring, had left a message on my phone… “Arlene, my spring garden is in full bloom…if you would like to see it…”  More...

Star Chefs

Scalloped Potatoes   More...

Destination Riverbanks Ahead— Next Stop: Waterfall Junction

A bouquet of new adventures will bloom at Riverbanks Botanical Garden this spring with the grand opening of Waterfall Junction Thursday, April 7. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

50710.F43678 NOTICE OF MASTER IN EQUITY SALE C/A# 14-CP-40-2028 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of U.S. Bank National Association, against Jerome J.  More...

Richland County Masters Sales

MASTER IN EQUITY NOTICE OF SALE 2013-CP-40-03836 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Champion Mortgage Company vs. Scott Evan Wollman, Personal Representative of the Estate of Susan P. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicle(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5635 and 29-15- 10 SC Law as Amended; and are in custody of Jr&rsq More...