December 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Edward W. Mullins Jr. retires

On November 28, Joel Collins, co-founder of Collins & Lacy, P.C., held a retirement luncheon for Edward W. Mullins Jr. More...

Commentary

Visiting the ghosts from back home

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

Most of us return home to reconnect with ghosts from our past. Not scary ghosts like in low budget movies or those timid ghosts being pursued by ghost hunters and Josh Gates on television but memories from the past.  More...

Processing Life

I’m just saying...

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I realized again you can indeed learn something new every day!  I am not much of a cook and definitely not a Southern one. More...

Tis the season for bungee cords

40–Something

You might be a redneck if...  ...You use bungee cords to hold up the Christmas tree.  Well, I just might be a redneck because the fear of suffering through another tumbling Christmas tree incident forced me to put my bungee cords to good us More...

Business

Fancy Pants and Poshture Boutique celebrates one year in business

A few years ago, Kara Hugg, Kristin Jensen, and Kristen Lominack couldn’t have imagined they would be entrepreneurs, but Saturday, November 25 marks one year in their new boutique location in Columbia, SC.  More...

City Snippets

Horry weighing tobacco ban Concerned by health issues, the county council in Horry County, the state’s largest tobacco producer, is weighing a proposed ordinance to ban the possession and use of tobacco products on all county property. More...

Folks About Town

Joe Roddey has been named senior project manager at LCK. More...

Society

South Carolina's Lowcountry Colonial Parish Churches and Dissenter Meeting Houses: An Architectual Study

The William Capers Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution convened at St. Martin's in-the-Fields Episcopal Church to host Andrew W. More...

Gervais and Vine exhibits Columbia artists

Gervais and Vine at 620 A Gervais Street will shop, sip, and snack Saturday, December 9.  There will be an incredible line up of Creative Columbia Artists that will WOW you with their amazing art and it’s all for sale. More...

Veterans honored at Colonial Gardens Special Care-Alzheimer’s Center

Major Felder recently retired after 22 years service and is now providing service in the Programs Department of Colonial Gardens. She had the honor of pinning 14 veterans, and the staff presented plaques to each veteran. More...

Events

EVENTS

•ANIMALS Columbia Animal Shelter will be closed Saturday, December 2. The shelter is having upgrades done to their computer and phone systems. Due to this project, there will be no access to phones or computers which will impact all operations. More...

Miracle on 34th Street rings in the holidays at Town

A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson. More...

Home & Garden

Concealing a fence line with shrubs

Stopping to smell the flowers

Trying to mask a necessary but unsightly fence can be easy with the right selection of plants. Since fall is shrub planting season, below is one sample of a do it yourself project for a weekend in the garden. More...

Star Chefs

Coconut Macaroons   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS   NOTICE OF  TERMINATION OF  PARENTAL RIGHTS  ACTION  THE FAMILY COURT  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...

100 Years Young and Loving Life

It is not an easy feat to keep active and mentally sharp at 100 years old, but Beth Lambert has managed to do this and more. More...

Loving life in the sky and on land

Ninety- three- year old Columbia resident Jack Starling isn’t about to let life pass him by—either on the land or in the sky.  More...

On Second Thought

Historic Holidays around the world

Celebrating the holidays often means taking part in family traditions year after year. Each activity holds meaning and value for a family—from trimming the tree to caroling in the neighborhood. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...

Thankful for new start

I’m thankful each day for a new start. As I reflect back, it allows me to say that life is full of lots of unknown, but I'm thankful for the many opportunities that my family’s current school, South Carolina Connections Academy, provides. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital shares Trouble in Toyland

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, in its role to help keep children safe in the community, is sharing the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) 32nd annual Trouble in Toyland Report. More...

Sexual Trauma of the Midlands expands to children over age eight

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) is proud to announce adaptations being made to provide therapeutic care to children over age eight. More...

Education

Richland Northeast PCA students win at theatre festival

Richland Northeast’s PCA theatre students recently competed in the SC Theatre Association’s High School Theatre Festival and Ten-Minute Playworks held at USC Aiken. More...

Spread Christmas cheer

It is that time of year again, folks. Christmas. The smell of evergreens is everywhere, and peppermint flavoring is now replacing pumpkin spice. More...

Lexington Two principal selected as finalist for S.C. Middle Level Principal of the Year

A Lexington Two principal has been selected as a finalist for 2018 S.C. Middle Level Principal of the Year Award. Megan Carrero, principal at Fulmer MIddle School, was one of two finalists selected by the S. C. Association of School Administrators. More...

Sports

Dutch Fork gets revenge and Lower State Championship

Dutch Fork came out and made a resounding statement on the opening drive of the game with a 14-play, 78-yard march that took 5:45 off the clock, and resulted in an 11-yard scoring run by Ron Hoff. More...

Heise sues Lexington Two

Six months after the initial report that Lexington School District Two filed a lawsuit against district parent Wayne McKim, the school district is getting sued itself.  More...

Falcons under new leadership

For the first time in over 24 years there is a new coach patrolling the sidelines for the A.C. Flora Falcons girls’ basketball team. Coral Johnson takes over for longtime head coach Patti Moore, who stepped down in May. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Herdmans sing their way onto the stage as Columbia Children’s Theatre presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

It’s a perfect time in a perfect little town, until the Herdmans show up and demand to be in the annual Christmas Pageant. More...

Dreher Dancers perform The Untold Story, an original production

With inspiration from fairytales and children’s books and movies, Dreher High School’s original dance production The Untold Story will delight and entertain children of all ages. More...

Travel

Cameroon, Mobil Oil, and Richland One

The Mobil Oil Chad/ Cameroon development project included a pipeline system to transport crude oil to a marine terminal in Cameroon for export. More...

Winederlust

Wine for a Cause

The devastating fires that pummeled California wine country have come and gone leaving property owners, workers, and the greater wine economy still uncertain of their ultimate impact. More...