February 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Be the Match Davian Jamar Winder needs

Davian Jamar Winder needs you to Be The Match. His life depends on it. Winder, 41, was diagnosed in October with MDS— Myelodysplastic syndrome, which prevents bone marrow from producing enough healthy red blood cells. More...

News

Take care during flu season

Doctors Care, P.A., and Palmetto Health collaborate to increase health care access

Doctors Care, P.A. (Doctors Care) and Palmetto Health, both headquartered in Columbia, have agreed to collaborate to provide patients with greater, seamless access to urgent care, including after hours and on weekends, throughout the Midlands.  More...

Eligible donors urged to join lifesaving team this winter

Community members are invited to join the American Red Cross, City of Columbia and Mayor Steve Benjamin at the 8th annual ‘Hoop It Up’ Blood Drive. More...

Hospital system asks the community for its help this flu system

Due to a rise in the number of community members with cold or flu-like symptoms visiting Palmetto Health hospitals, outpatient facilities, and emergency rooms, Palmetto Health has initiated visitor restrictions for its facilities to prevent the sprea More...

Government / Neighborhood

City of Columbia needs people for various boards and commissions

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

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods’ participants hear guidelines of a neighborhood matching grant

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, January 25. Brian Cooks, with Richland Neighborhood improvement, explained the guidelines of a neighborhood matching grant. More...

Richland County receives top ratings from Moody’s S&P

Two of the nation’s top credit rating bureaus reaffirmed Richland County’s ratings status, a nod to the county’s sound financial practices and policies.  Moody’s Investor Services reaffirmed the county’s top Aaa rat More...

Business

Columbia improved in 4 of 5 areas of economic competitiveness in EngenuitySC’s 2017 Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report

On January 29, Mayor Steve Benjamin, Dr. Doug Woodward, and the EngenuitySC board announced the results of the fourth annual Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report to a packed room at the USC Alumni Center. More...

Office of Business Opportunities to host workshop “Five Ways to Find and Keep the Right Employees

The City of Columbia Of f ice of Business Opportunities will host a small business workshop Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Columbia Empowerment Zone, Inc. suite located at 1309 Lady Street from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. More...

City Snippets

County buying mall’s anchor stores Richland County administrator Gerald Seals says the county is finalizing the purchase of the former Sears and Dillard’s locations, as well as the soon to-be-vacant Burlington Coat Factory at Columbia Pla More...

Society

Dreher High School Class of 1963 plans reunion

Helping plan the Dreher High School Class of 1963 reunion are front row (l-r) Skip Weldon, Melita deTreville, Jim Papadea, Jim Catoe, Margaret Gamble, Yancey Heins, Roseborough Heins, Zack McGhee, an More...

Capital Rotary Club recognizes Paul Harris Fellows

Columbia’s Capital Rotary recognizes three members for contributions to The Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable arm that funds programs for world understanding and peace. More...

Gullah stories come alive at Brookdale

“Dis en yeah is yours, an dis en yeah is mine.”  The Gullah stories were entertaining and informative and the teller engaging.  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

UofSC graduate actors stage original solo works

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Where the Roots Take Hold, a showcase of original solo works written, directed, and performed by second-year graduate acting students, February 18–20 at the Center for Performanc More...

Travel

Memories of Ukraine Part 7: The Beauty of Odessa

(Note: This is a continuation of memories from our tr ip to Ukra ine in 1992.) More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

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...

Elisabeth von Trapp to perform at Arts at Shandon

Elisabeth von Trapp, from the family whose story inspired The Sound of Music, will be performing a concert program at Shandon Presbyterian Church as part of the Arts at Shandon 17th annual series on Friday February 23 at 7:30 pm. More...

Groundhog seen contemplating his big day

If the groundhog sees its shadow on February 2, it will be frightened by it and will then return to its burrow, indicating there will be six more weeks of winter. More...

On Second Thought

Enhanced Interpretation set for Hampton-Preston Site

This May, Historic Columbia will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the construction of the Hampton-Preston Mansion. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Another reminder officers deserve our gratitude

January 9 was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The annual observance aims to remind us of the constant dangers facing our police, deputies, and other public safety officers. More...

Commentary

Keeping secrets

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

While vacationing with my sons in Key West a few years back, we stayed just off Duval in a rental house. One of our neighbors was an extremely friendly local. At some point, he revealed to us he was a member of the Illuminati.  More...

Disorderly Orders

I’m just saying...

I’m becoming a huge believer in conspiracy theories.  More...

Crossface!...and other advice from our elders

40–Something

I love going to some high school wrestling matches because it’s the only place on earth I get to hear little old ladies scream, “Crossface!”  More...

Education

Four Spring Valley High School seniors named candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Four academically talented seniors from Spring Valley High have been selected as candidates for the 2018 U. S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. More...

Two retired Brookland-Cayce High School educators to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Two retired Brookland Cayce High educators will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame this month for their contributions to the school and community.  More...

WKHS students tackle hunger

Although they didn’t wear capes, students from White Knoll High played the role of hero during a brand-new event.  More...

Sports

Blue Devils fight past Falcons

The Dreher Blue Devils scored a 38-30 win over the visiting A.C. Flora Falcons in a Region V-4A grudge match at Dreher Wednesday, January 24.  Dreher took a 6- 0 lead as HiSiaiah Chubbuck got a forfeit win at 106. More...

Hammond pins win against Cards

The visiting Hammond Skyhawks improved to 8-0 in SCISA wrestling and 11-6 overall with a hard fought 42-41 victory over the four-time defending SCISA state champion Cardinal Newman Cardinals Wednesday, January 24.  More...

Bearcats claw past Cavaliers

The Richland Northeast Cavaliers played host to the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats in a wrestling match Thursday, January 25, and the Bearcats came out on top 30-27.  More...

Home & Garden

Chervil: Cold-hardy Annual Herb

Stopping to smell the flowers

During our early January cold spell, the herb chervil, Anthriscus cerefolium, with light green lacy, fern-like leaves was unscathed by successive days of below freezing temperatures.  More...

Star Chefs

Bearnaise Sauce   More...