December 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Howell Morrell and Mamie Boozer: A Christmas Love Story

My name is Kathy Morrell Newman. I live on top of Horrell Hill in a two-story Victorian style home my Grandfather built for my Grandmother. Howell Morrell bought a tract of heart pine in the Congaree Swamp and sent it to Mr. More...

South Kilbourne Neighborhood Associative members hear positive crime report

The South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association received positive news at the monthly meeting Thursday, December 14.  After having a high amount of auto break-ins the past two months, the amount dropped drastically for the month of November.  More...

Commentary

Ghosts of Christmas

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

My lifetime Christmas memories encompass four distinct periods. The early years were a time of magic and wonder. Awakening at 5 a.m. and finding a lighted tree with a bounty beyond our dreams. Our parents had no idea how it all arrived. More...

Dosing the dog

I’m just saying...

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation and you have NO idea how it happened. More...

Driving me crazy

40–Something

This holiday season brings forth yet another step in the evolution of the parenting process for me. If all goes according to plan, my third and final child—the boy—will become the fifth and final driver in our household. More...

Education

Lexington Two shows its giving spirit the holiday season

One thousand six hundred-plus cans of food—and counting.  The season of giving is well under way in Lexington Two schools, where holiday donation campaigns already have netted hundreds of cans of food and other needed items for area famili More...

Spring Valley High students partner with Make-A-Wish South Carolina to help grant wishes

For the third year in a row, Spring Valley High is making a tremendous impact in the lives of wish kids in the community. More...

Sports

Eagles squeak by Bearcats

Airport’s Jordan Robinson hit a stick-back shot with five seconds to go, and Brookland-Cayce missed a shot at the buzzer as the Eagles, now 8- 1 overall, took round two of their twice-a-season clash with the Brookland Cayce Bearcats 59-57 Frida More...

Cavaliers overwhelm LR

Richland Northeast’s Daisha Jackson scored a game-high 12 points and Cortazia Windley added ten to lead the Lady Cavaliers to a 45- 30 victory over the visiting Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets Friday, December 15. More...

Brookland-Cayce claws Airport

It took just over three minutes into the game for the first score, a layup from Airport’s Abbriana Washington. More...

Home & Garden

Presents on Your Christmas Tree

Stopping to smell the flowers

At his Nature of Winter talk on the USC Horseshoe under a magnificent Southern magnolia, resident naturalist, Rudy Mancke, recalled his childhood Christmas tree expeditions. More...

Star Chefs

Eggnog Cake   More...

Palmetto Place brings Christmas to residents

For many kids in the Midlands, Christmas is a time for Santa and presents. For the teens of Palmetto Place shelter, this is not necessarily the case.  More...

Administrator explains zoning process

The Board of Zoning Appeals has been in the spotlight lately, especially following its ruling to approve a request for a Zaxby’s drive-thru restaurant in Five Points. More...

On Second Thought

Holiday Flashback

With the holiday season picking up pace as we move farther into December, it seems a natural thing this time of year to recall people, places, and (in this case) parades that have shaped our memory of Holidays past. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Grateful for WWII veteran coverage

Thank you so much for publishing reminders of the important lessons learned from WWII! We owe honorable recognition to those who so honorably served in harms way, while they are still with us.  The Greatest Generation is rapidly fading away. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council passes legislation prohibiting the use of bump stocks

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, December 19.  At the meeting, Columbia became the first city to pass legislation prohibiting use of bump stocks—gun accessories like those used by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock to More...

Restructuring of county finances lays foundation for Richland Renaissance

On December 19, Richland County officially will unveil the visionary Richland Renaissance project, a “no millage increase” initiative to transform the delivery of government services and the overall livability of the community.  More...

Business

The SC SBDC names new USC region director

The South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) has named Charleston native and longtime community business leader Darrell Jones as director of the University of South Carolina ( USC) region which covers 13 counties. More...

Patrick Cobb knows how to shop

Patrick Cobb has been shopping to fill roughly 30 food bags a week for about seven years to deliver to families in need at Saluda River Academy for the Arts. If you’re doing your math, that’s 1,560 food bags a year. More...

City Snippets

Furman is most expensive in S.C. Business Insider says Furman University is the most expensive college in South Carolina with the average cost of tuition with room + board at $59,028 per year. More...

Society

Miss Seabrook and Mr. McCutchen exchange wedding vows December 16

Elizabeth Anne Seabrook of Columbia and James David McCutchen Jr. of Greenville were married December 16 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia. The Rev. Dr. Bradley Donald Smith officiated the 6 o’clock ceremony.  More...

Heart ’n Soul gives to charities

Heart ’n Soul band members chose Heroes in Blue and SisterCare as the recipients of the 2017 proceeds from their perfomances over the year. The event was held December 15 at 300 Senate Street. More...

Correction in Pups on Parade

In the article December 15, Pups on Parade at Reindogs and Elves Teresa Lott, Clemson Water Resource Agent from Florence was left out as one of the judges. More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine

Part 1: Istanbul

This is the story of our memorable trip to Odessa, Ukraine, in 1992 to visit Andrew, a Ukrainian English teacher Linda met in Moscow in 1987 and had corresponded with ever since...and still does.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS, NOTICE OF HEARING TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING STATE OF  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...