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News

Hampton Park groundbreaking ceremony held October 21

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department held a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a new community center at Hampton Park Saturday, October 21. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, Councilman Daniel J. Rickenmann, Councilman Howard E. More...

Richland County Council and October: the month of proclamations

The October 3 Richland County Council meeting began with several presentations. (October is starting to rival February for recognizing events.) The first proclaimed the final week of October as End Child Hunger in Richland County. More...

Commentary

Monument Valley

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

During my first span of formative years, from seven to ten, I saw lots of movies. At least I remember seeing lots of movies. More...

The Joy of Cooking and Causing Blackouts

40–Something

One of the first things I ever attempted to cook was about 20 marbles... in boiling water...in a tennis can. Don’t ask me why. I don’t remember, and I have no excuses.  More...

A Halloween Happy Senior

I’m just saying...

This Halloween season I’ve made my husband, Marty, a very happy man.  More...

Education

Deserving Cardinal Newman senior receives Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship

“Happiness is found along the way, not at the end of the road,” was written by Bobbi Rossi before her tragic death in 1984. More...

Bengal Battalion Drill and Rifle team competes at CMA

On Saturday, October 14 the Bengal Battalion Drill and Rifle team from Blythewood High School traveled to Camden Military Academy to compete in the Greater Midlands Drill and Rifle League competition.  The Bengal Battalion Drill team did excepti More...

Nearly 40 Lexington Two students receive AP Scholar honors

Nearly 40 Lexington Two high school students earned scores high enough on spring 2017 AP exams to be named AP Scholars. More...

Sports

Falcons fly by Eagles

A.C. Flora earns trip to Lower State Championship match
This story contains a video

Some of the girls on the A.C. Flora tennis team barely broke a sweat as the Lady Falcons flew by the visiting Beaufort Eagles 6-0 in the third round of the Class 4A playoffs Wednesday, October 25. Some of the girls on the A.C. More...

River Bluff ends Spring Valley's run

The Lady Vikings were road warriors taking out James Island 5-1 in the first round and then downing West Florence 4-2 in the second round before falling at River Bluff. More...

Silver Foxes sink Vikings

Bryce Thompson rushed 21 times for 99 yards and three scores and caught six passes for 71 yards and another score. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Grammy nominee Elle King to headline Famously Hot New Year

Along with Nappy Roots and local artist FatRat Da Czar

Grammy nominee Elle King, the Top 40 rock/blues maven famous for her hit single “Ex’s and Oh’s,” will perform a free, full-length concert at Famously Hot New Year — S.C.’s largest NYE celebration — in downtow More...

Social outcasts find a voice in dark comedy Speech & Debate at UofSC Lab Theatre

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Stephen Karam’s dark comedy Speech & Debate November 9-12 at the Lab Theatre. More...

Golden Age Gala with Heart ’n Soul

Throughout 2017, Senior Resources has been celebrating its proud history of serving the Midlands' seniors for 50 years. The grand finale to this celebration is the Golden Age Gala on November 3.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE  More...

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...

Nesta returned

The good news: Nesta, the beloved dog belonging to Columbia resident Neil Patel that had been missing for a month, is home. The bad news: The story behind her return is quite odd, at best, and shady at worst. More...

TD Tree Day helps Keep the Midlands Beautiful

Members of TD Bank and Keep the Midlands Beautiful plus Rep. Chip Huggins (l) and Rep. More...

On Second Thought

Historic Happy Hour: Main Street

Main Street in Columbia has lived a double life. Today, festivals, farmers markets, as well as retail and cultural arts institutions, make Main Street one of the city's most vibrant districts. But what was Main Street like in the past? More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

What is the history of the South Carolina State Fair?

Since its early days actually going back to 1839, the S.C. State Fair has been a big deal for people throughout the region. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Can you hear me now?

Tasting, seeing, smelling, feeling, and hearing are the five senses people hope to keep throughout their life. But sometimes, one of them may become impaired during their life cycle, especially with military veterans.  More...

Don’t waste our votes

Every 10 years our states redraw lines for state legislatures and Congressional districts. In South Carolina, this process officially begins in March 2021 when the Census releases new data. More...

Business

Canine chiropractor chooses Columbia as her home

While living in her childhood home, Richmond, Virginia, Katie Newton fed her love of working with animals by training dogs using hydrotherapy and doga (yoga with dogs) and also teaching canine manners classes. More...

City Snippets

Congaree coal tar deposit to remain  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has okayed a plan by S.C. Electric and Gas to leave a slick of polluted coal tar in the Congaree River, instead of cleaning it.  SEC wants Summer documents   More...

Folks About Town

Amanda Reed won the Outstanding Paraprofessional Award; Lesl ie Tetreault was inducted into the South Carolina Library Association Hall of Fame; and Collection Development accepted the Innovation Award during the 2017 South Carolina Library Associati More...

Society

Shandon, city’s second oldest book club, still turning pages

It’s National Reading Group Month (NRGM,) and the local observance by Columbia’s second oldest book club is to carry on exactly what it’s been doing since 1912. More...

Chief Deputy County Attorney doubles as Marine Corps Reserve Judge Advocate

As a second- year law student at the University of South Carolina, little did Bradley Farrar know how his life would change after noticing a recruitment sign to join the military. More...

Golden K Kiwanis continues the Daily Bread Fund founded by POW Ed Roper

The money given to the Central Carolina Community Foundation by Columbia Golden K Kiwanis Foundation will go to the Daily Bread Fund, founded in 1999 by Edward Y Roper ( deceased, 2010), while a member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Animal Protection League Annual Benefit Auction will be held Saturday November 4, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 803-603-5443 or aplscevent@gmail.com. More...

Home & Garden

The groundsel shrub dazzles in fall

Stopping to smell the flowers

Groundsel, Baccharis halimifolia, is a handsome multi-stemmed upright deciduous shrub that maintains a low profile in the landscape until late autumn. More...

Star Chefs

Witches’ Fingers   More...

Travel

Mopti, Capital of Mali

Part 1: Across the desert

I left Timbuktou and took a taxi south across the desert to Mopti, the capital city of Mali. More...