December 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

SCDNR assists in federal case of protected reptile trafficking

An Arizona man has been prosecuted by federal authorities for the sale of reptiles protected in that state in a case with ties to South Carolina.  More...

Vacancies on various boards and commissions need to be filled

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions. Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee More...

Columbia’s Parking Services Division has new hours

The City of Columbia’s Parking Services Division announces new office hours effective Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Minor updates and modifications to the office hours will enable Parking Services to better serve the entire Columbia Community. More...

Commentary

The Future Snowflakes

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

During a recent conversation, my son Chad blamed one of America’s current idiocies on participation trophies.  More...

Whitman Hook: April 12, 2006–December 26, 2017

I’m just saying...

I’ve always been an animal person, but due to my lifestyle and work schedules, I was more of a cat person. More...

Let it Go

40–Something

Maybe Frozen’s Elsa had something different in mind when she sang “Let it Go” other than eating doughnuts for breakfast and Mayfield Ice Cream for dinner. More...

Society

Global Grant Scholar visits Capital Rotary

Capital Rotary president Blake DuBose received banners from clubs in Nairobi and Ireland from Catherine Glen, a former Rotary Global Grant Scholar studying in the field of peace and conflict prevention. More...

David Wilson Thompson

Mr. David Wilson Thompson, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, passed away December 26, 2017. He was the son of the late Dr. Edgar Stinceon Thompson and Anna Schultz Thompson of Venice, Florida. More...

The South Carolina Debutante Ball presents 18 debutantes

The South Carolina Debutante Ball presented sixteen daughters, two granddaughters and four nieces on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Forest Lake Club.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Eddie Huss and Friends perform benefit concert for Cooperative Ministries

Eddie Huss and Friends performed a benefit Christmas concert for Cooperative Ministries of Columbia December 17 at Shandon United Methodist Church. More...

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Campaign launches in Columbia

After a nationwide tour, Columbia will serve as South Carolina’s inaugural host of Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, a multimedia exhibition dedicated to sharing the tradition of African-American philanthropy. More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine Part 2: On a Russian Cruise Ship

I paid cash for the tickets at Bumarang shipping office and was forced to give our passports to the agent who growled, “Report to Karokoy dock at 4 o’clock with your bags.” We became travelers without identification, adventurers wit More...

Winederlust

What the Fromage?

Milk and cookies. Peanut butter and Jelly. Beer and Brats. Han Solo and Chewbacca. Some things just go together so naturally and harmoniously it’s impossible to imagine one without the other. More...

On Second Thought

Historic districts are working for you

There has been recent concern over local historic district regulations in certain Columbia neighborhoods. Specifically, some Columbia citizens are concerned over the process owners must follow to renovate or make changes to their historic properties. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Some New Year’s resolutions for public officials

For many of us, the arrival of January 1 means more than a new calendar year. It’s an opportunity for a new chapter… a chance to get things right, to commit to bettering ourselves in some way. More...

Business

New tax reform: what you need to know before the end of the year

Buy your game tickets before 2018

With House and Senate approval of a tax overhaul, South Carolina taxpayers have only precious days to take action in 2017 to reduce their taxes—and get a tax break on Gamecock tickets. More...

Sheriff warns citizens of phone scams involving government agencies

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott continues to warn citizens of not falling prey to criminals who call and demand money; the attempts are increasing and the sheriff urges you to remain vigilant. More...

The Land I Trust

This year, we partnered with the Sierra Club as part of their Mayors for 100% Clean Energy campaign. Not only has Columbia committed to 100% clean energy by 2036, but we have also shown the country that the South does care about climate change.  More...

Education

Northside Christian Academy students help Families Helping Families

Wednesday, December 13, was more than just an ordinary academic day for Northside Christian Academy’s National Honor Society students. More...

College representing

Having pride in one’s school is a major factor in American culture. And when I say school, I mean colleges.  More...

Sports

Local athletes sign National Letters of Intent

The 2018 class of high school football players had their first opportunity to sign their National Letters of Intent on December 20. More...

Bacon honored

The second full week of December was one of honors for Spring Valley head football coach Robin Bacon. He was a coach at the Shrine Bowl and then a “Coach of the Week” at the Carolina Panthers’ home game on Sunday. More...

Former Richland Two stars meet for Alabama/Clemson Part III

College football fans will once again get to see the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers battle in the College Football Playoff. However, this time it won’t be in the National Championship game. More...

Home & Garden

Nature’s Gift Wrap

Stopping to smell the flowers

We have just completed the annual round of wrapping and unwrapping holiday presents and pushing piles of paper and cardboard debris into the recycling bin for pick-up. More...

Star Chefs

Original Champagne Cocktail  1 sugar cube 2 dashes Angostura bitters 6 fluid ounces chilled Champagne   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

AMENDED SUMMONS  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  IN THE COURT 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...