February 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Emotional Support Peacocks

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

We were sharing lunch at a local fave. A couple shuffled in. The two legged being sat down heavily in the next table and ordered a beer. The four legged creature waddled to a spot near her and lay down. More...

People Person

I’m just saying...

Our world is becoming too “unpeopled.”  I don’t even know if that’s a word, but honestly! More...

My subconscious has gotten lazy

40–Something

So I’m sound asleep and dreaming I’m at the beach. That should be a pretty good start, right?  Unfortunately, it’s the end of the week in my dream. More...

Business

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited comes to Columbia February 10

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

City Snippets

Target offering same-day delivery Columbia and Lexington Target shoppers can now order items online from their local Target store and have the items delivered to their door the same day. More...

Folks About Town

Melanie Huggins of Richland Library is one of 42 leaders from across the Midlands and surrounding area selected to participate in the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) this spring. More...

Society

Rhett’s Bridge Club crowns 2017 queen

Rhett’s Bridge Club (RBC) “crowned” the 2017 top player, Gretchen Dawson, at its game at Forest Lake Club January 25, 2018. More...

Golden K inducts new president

John Baynes was recently elected as president of the Golden K Kiwanis Club. More...

City of Columbia Public Life Public Space Survey

The City of Columbia is seeking volunteers for March 22 and March 24 to help conduct the third annual Public Space Public Life Survey throughout downtown Columbia. 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

The Exonerated at Shandon Presbyterian Church

The Arts at Shandon will present the Tom Glenn Players in The Exonerated, a play by Jessica Blank and Eric Jenson, at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street, February 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and February 11 at 4 p.m.  More...

Cardinal Newman students to perform The Sound of Music

Cardinal Newman performing arts students will perform The Sound of Music February 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 17, 7 p.m. nightly, except for the 11th, which is a 3 p.m. matinee. More...

Travel

La Toilette du Chef

Part One

I served as administrator of the American School in Douala, Cameroon, West Africa, in the early 1990s. More...

Winederlust

The facts behind your fizz: Sparkling wines demystified

There is nothing more fitting than a glass of bubbles to celebrate a special occasion or holiday. For me, avoiding the flu and successfully navigating logistics of my children’s extracurricular activities are akin to winning the jackpot. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  DISSOLUTION  More...

Notice of Application

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that P & C Food Group LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of beer, and wine at 4561 Hardscrabble R More...

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

Hannah’s Garden to provide peace during tumultuous times

Often beautiful things come from tragic circumstances. Hannah’s Garden is the personification of that evolution. More...

RCSD first to add PEACE OFFICER to marked patrol vehicles

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is the first sheriff’s department in the country to add the words “Peace Officer” to its entire fleet of marked patrol vehicles.  The groundbreaking initiative, led by Police2 Peac More...

On Second Thought

TPS Chili Cook-Off turns 20

Chi-Chi-Chili! I’m bringing my appetite to Historic Columbia’s The Palladium Society’s 20th annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 24. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...

Thoughts on the Dominion Energy Proposal

Dominion Energy’s proposal to join with SCE&G is incredibly good news for families and communities in our state. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Opposition to cell phone tower on Rosewood continues

For the first time since October, officials were on hand at the monthly South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting to discuss the cell phone tower proposal for Rosewood Drive Thursday, February 1.  More...

Richland County Council chair and vice chair stay the same for 2018

On February 6, Richland County Council opened the meeting with the same leadership as 2017. Joyce Dickerson is council chair once again, and Bill Malinowski is the vice chair. More...

Council establishes policy for term limits

The Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, February 6.  Council approved a resolution to establish a policy for term limits for members of city boards, commissions, committees, and development corporations.  More...

Education

A.C. Flora seniors stage dramatic thriller The Bad Seed

Senior theatre students at A.C. Flora High School will perform The Bad Seed, a dramatic thriller set in the 1950s, February 9–10 at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Black Box Theatre, Room 805.  More...

February 19 and March 30 makeup days to be half days for Richland One students

Richland One students will attend school on February 19 and March 30 to make up the instructional time they missed when schools were closed due to inclement weather. Those two days will be half days for students.  More...

Richland One announces 2018-2019 Pre-K registration

Richland One families can begin the registration process for the district’s 2018-2019 prekindergarten programs. More...

Sports

CARDINALS WIN 5TH STRAIGHT TITLE

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals lost to the Ben Lippen Falcons and Hammond Skyhawks in the regular season but came back when it counted to beat them both in the SCISA State Duals at Ben Lippen February 3 to claim their fifth straight championship and t More...

Lower Richland closes the door on A.C. Flora

Jordan Canty led the Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets with 14 points, and LaNiya Smith finished with 10 points as Lower Richland topped the visiting A.C. Flora Lady Falcons 45-42 Friday, February 2.  More...

Skyhawks soar past Ben Lippen

Tyra Myers scored a game-high 19 points to lead the visiting Hammond Lady Skyhawks to a 79-40 win over the Ben Lippen Lady Falcons in a SCISA Region I-3A girls’ basketball battle Friday, February 2. More...

Home & Garden

Hybridizing Hellebores

Stopping to smell the flowers

On a mid- winter visit to Riverbanks Botanical Garden, you will be greeted by colorful cup and bell-shaped nodding flowers in a colony of hellebores in the shade garden dedicated to Orene Horton, the late Columbia garden writer and gardener who intro More...

Star Chefs

Muffuletta   More...

Pets

Can your dog read?

Cues like Give, Drop, Leave it

Don’t turn getting that toy away into a wrestling match with your dog…teach him how to surrender it willingly by teaching a Drop or Give cue. More...