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News

Richland County Council re-elects chair and vice chair

Richland County Council met for the first time this year to elect a chair and vice chair to serve in those roles through 2018. More...

Forest Acres City Council explores options for more equipment at Citadel Park and hears more about the hydronic furnace

The Forest Acres City Council explored options for new playground equipment at Citadel Park at its monthly meeting January 9 and heard more about the hydronic furnace controversy that has been on the agenda since October. More...

Shandon Neighborhood Council approves ABL stance

At its bi- monthly meeting Monday, January 8, the Shandon Neighborhood Council approved a statement regarding its stance on alcohol and beer licenses: “Shandon Neighborhood Council supports a diversified and balanced Five Points and encourages More...

Business

Bullstreet Gone Wild

The main entrance to the BullStreet District is getting a facelift for the first time in decades, and passengers in the 40,000 cars that pass by the entrance daily will get a glimpse of how the land might have looked a century ago before development. More...

City Snippets

State short on family friendliness Personal financial website has ranked South Carolina 44th in the national on key indicators of family friendliness that include median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment rate. More...

Folks About Town

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has received its 16th consecutive A+ rating by A.M. Best Company. More...

Education

C.A. Johnson Health Sciences Magnet students fighting diabetes and heart disease in our community

Students in C.A. Johnson High School’s Health Sciences Magnet are tackling diabetes and heart disease, two of the most serious illnesses affecting our community. More...

Member of Troop 4 earns Eagle Scout rank

William Foster has earned his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout rank. William belongs to Troop 4, Saint Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church. More...

Richland Two January 9, 2018 School Board meeting highlights

At 6 p.m. More...

Sports

Redhawks get by RNE

The Westwood Lady Redhawks took a big opening step in Region III-4A by traveling to Richland Northeast and beating the Lady Cavaliers 51- 47 Friday, January 5.  Unique Drake led the way for Westwood scoring a game-high 20 points. More...

Westwood rolls past Cavaliers

Russell Jones Jr. scored a game- high 18 points to lead the visiting Westwood Redhawks to a 66- 44 victory over the Richland Northeast Cavaliers in a Region III- 4A clash Friday, January 5.  More...

Cardinals soar past Skyhawks

Chico Carter Jr. led Cardinal Newman with 26 points, and Brandon Pirie added 17, as the Cardinals outscored the visiting Hammond Skyhawks 23- 17 in the fourth quarter to win 73-64 Friday, January 5. More...

Home & Garden

Do you have a Carolina yard?

Stopping to smell the flowers

How does your yard measure up when it comes to environmentally friendly landscape design and management practices? More...

Star Chefs

Turmeric Chicken Stew More...

Pets

The confusing world of assistance dogs

What’s in a name? In the world of assistance dogs, a lot of legal confusion and misconceptions. More...

Beware of the inappropriate and unethical use of service dog vests

I am seeing more and more articles on national news sites about dogs that are supposedly Emotional Support Animals or service dogs that behave poorly in public, or in some cases have actually attacked a person. More...

The Great Amazing Race returns to Columbia

The Great Amazing Race is returning. This fun family-friendly activity is open to participants of all ages. Modeled after the popular TV show The Amazing Race, the event will take place at Sesqui State Park Sunday, January 28 at 2 p.m. More...

On Second Thought

ASK US AT THE STAR

I have been hearing a lot about the DASH Diet. Can you tell me more about it? More...

Volunteers make a difference at Historic Columbia

As Historic Columbia prepares for its next New Volunteer Orientation Monday, January 22, it’s a perfect time to look back on the history of volunteerism within the organization.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Commentary

Faking Buttermilk

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

Anytime I see an online test determining one’s southerness, I take it. My average score is high 90s. I grew up southern. Never lived anywhere else. I’ve used an outhouse as the primary family toilet facility. More...

Trashy Cleansing

I’m just saying...

“What’s all this?” My husband Marty was confused this past weekend when I walked downstairs hauling several trash bags filled to the brim.  “It’s stuff I’m throwing out Marty…one of my New Year’s More...

Science says I can be a wimp...guilt free

40–Something

Many years ago, one of my uncles on my father’s side got caught releasing a wall rattling, nasal destroying bodily function of the lower region. More...

Society

Charleston Silver Lady hosts fundraiser for SCCADVASA

Join The Charleston Silver Lady and her Southern Pearls on January 28, 2018, from 2–4 p.m. at William L. Yates Conference Center, 1000 Center Point Road, Columbia, SC 29210 for a special event benefiting SCCADVASA. More...

Raymond E. Harris

Raymond E. Harris left this earth December 23, 2017, at Friends Village at Woodstown, New Jersey, after a five-month battle against complications caused by a stroke while at his home in Vermont. More...

Robert Burns Society celebrates 40 years

Four decades are a mere blink of an eye when compared with the enduring and colorful history of Scotland. More...

Arts & Entertainment

American classic The Crucible gets imaginative new staging at Longstreet Theatre

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s timeless parable of intolerance and injustice, February 2–10 at Longstreet Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m. More...

Columbia Classical Ballet LifeChance 2018 brings dancers to support heroes in blue

LifeChance International Ballet Gala of the Stars will bring award winning ballet dancers to the stage at the Koger Center January 20. More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine

Part 4: Pearl of the Black Sea

Odessa, the Pearl of the Black Sea, resides in Ukraine, the Bread Basket of Europe. The ancient Greeks established a colony where Odessa’s city hall now stands. In the tenth century, the Slavic tribes around Odessa adopted Christianity. More...

Winederlust

You say Italy. I say Land of Wine

There’s a reason why in ancient times Italy was called enotria. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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

Notice of Application

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that JD WINE and SPIRITS LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Liquor and Wine, at 2900 Leesburg Rd. More...