January 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Soul of Philanthropy opens February 2

After a nationwide tour, Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited will make its South Carolina debut in Columbia, S.C. February 10, 2018, at Richland Library Main. More...

Soles for Souls wearing out poverty

Local fraternity chapter collecting gently used shoes to help Soles4Souls fight global poverty

One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need, which is why Fiji at the University of South Carolina has launched a shoe drive to collect 5,000 pairs of new or gently used shoes.  More...

City joins the National What Works Cities Initiative

The City of Columbia has been selected as the final city to participate in the What Works Cities initiative. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Family Promise gears up for Night of Promise Gala Contributed by Family Promise of the Midlands

Family Promise of the Midlands, a faith-based initiative that provides shelter for homeless families in local church facilities, will celebrate its third anniversary with a gala fundraiser February 10 at Stone River in West Columbia, just across the More...

Business

Site selection firms merge

Two site selection firms, Strategic Development Group and Goldsmith Strategy, both based in South Carolina, have completed a merger. More...

City Snippets

College is expensive deal in South Carolina More...

Devine Street Winter Sidewalk Sale

Chase away those winter blues with some GREAT SHOPPING! The merchants of Devine Street are excited to present their Winter Sidewalk Sale Friday, January 26—Sunday, January 28. More...

Society

Granby DAR celebrates 237th anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens

Lexington’s Granby DAR members Kathy Aull, Carey Anne Blankenship, Maria L. More...

Columbia Media Club welcomes new USC press director

University of South Carolina Press Director Dr. Richard Brown was welcomed at last week’s monthly meeting of Columbia Media Club.  More...

Local leaders brought Camp Jackson to Columbia

It was just a few decades ago that Columbia leaders started lobbying Washington for a military installation.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS PAALS will host its annual Un-Gala, Jurassic Bark March 3, 7 p.m., S.C. State Museum. www.paals.org/ungala. •ANTIQUES More...

Arts & Entertainment

Mardi Gras Columbia Festival to benefit Heroes in Blue

The Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya, in collaboration with Soda City and City Roots, will host the Mardi Gras Columbia Festival Saturday, February 10 at City Roots Farm. More...

Bernstein Mass

The University of South Carolina School of Music marks the centenary of American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein’s birth in 2018 with his monumental MASS, a theatre piece for singers, players, and dancers. More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine

Part 6: Sad and Angry People

(Note: This is a continuation of memories from our trip to Ukraine in 1992.) More...

Winderlust

Wine and chocolate? Keep it sweet

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again and perhaps you are considering sweets for your sweet. More...

S.C. scores below average in MADD report on drunk driving

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has released the 2018 Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving Report to the Nation, which rates every state’s drunk driving laws and highlights drunk driving countermeasures related to MADD’s Campaign to E More...

A Celebration of Life held for lifelong Gamecock

Russell Harold Meekins, 63, of Columbia, South Carolina, died December 23, 2017. A public Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the USC Alumni Center with a reception following. More...

On Second Thought

Preservation after Tax Reform

As the dust settles on the tax reform of 2017, preservationists are taking stock of what was won and what was lost. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Racial remarks have no place on campus

The University of South Carolina—Columbia is a learning institution open to all people.  People there share classrooms with different races.  People there share lunch tables with different cultures.  People there share dormitorie More...

Commentary

Hidden shirttails are my passion

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

I’ve spent most of my adult life tucking my shirt into my pants. Doesn’t make me better than anyone or signify some sort of special upbringing or superior lifestyle. More...

Packing with panache

I’m just saying...

Sometimes I wonder if, at the beginning of time when God created the two sexes, He may have given males an extra little gene for travel He left out when He made the females. More...

No comments in the afterlife

40–Something

My mom has two reasons for wanting to be cremated when she dies. The first is that she doesn’t really like tight spaces or the dark. More...

Education

Ridge View High School Scholars Magnet students part of trafficking resolution

Ridge View High School Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law Juniors Reilly Arford, M’Chaelah Brown, and Rhiannon Thompson joined Mayor Steve Benjamin and the Columbia City Council Tuesday, January 16 as they presented a resolution conde More...

Three seniors named candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Three academically talented high school seniors have been selected as candidates for the 2018 U.S. More...

Richland One tackles hunger in Souper Bowl of Caring

Richland One will celebrate this year’s Super Bowl by tackling hunger with a district- wide canned good and hunger relief campaign.  In partnership with the Souper Bowl of Caring project, all Richland One schools and designated district of More...

Sports

Highlanders are State Champs!

The Heathwood Hall Highlander girls’ bowling team participated in the SCISA State Championship matches at Sumter’s Gamecock Lanes on Thursday, January 18 and came away with a state championship.  More...

Falcons survive Dreher comeback

The Dreher Lady Blue Devils cut a 19-point deficit to two points with a minute to play against the visiting A. C. Flora Lady Falcons, but the Falcons were able to hold on winning 52-47 in a Region V-4A girls’ basketball battle January 19. More...

Seidel named Blythewood football coach

The Richland District Two School Board voted January 23 to approve Jason Seidel as the new head football coach at Blythewood High School. More...

Home & Garden

A Winter Show in the Camellia Belt

Stopping to smell the flowers

Everyone loves winter flowers. Midland gardeners and soils appreciate one woody shrub genus bringing continuous bloom from fall through winter to spring. More...

Star Chefs

Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

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...