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News

Forest Acres City Council denies first reading to rezone land on Brentwood Drive

Well, nobody saw that coming. Both times. In a surprise twist, the Forest Acres City Council on March 13 denied on first reading a proposal to rezone property that would have allowed the redevelopment of several tracts of land on Brentwood Drive. More...

Richland County sheriff to host Iraqi police dignitary

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott will be hosting Lt. Col. Suhail Najmuldeen OLA of the Erbil Police College. This visit is an ongoing partnership between Lott and the Iraqi Police Services.  More...

Saturday, March 17

36th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points  DATE: Saturday, March 17, 2018  WHAT: The Midlands’ largest annual street festival and one of the largest celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day in the southeast  WHEN: Gates open 9 a.m. More...

Commentary

Overcoming evil vines

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

I started watching Man, Fire, Food on the Cooking Channel recently. Roger Mooking goes somewhere different every week and cooks dead animals. I think my grilling is improving.  More...

Heated Debates and Frigid Frivolity

I’m just saying...

“Honey, I’m FREEZING!”  When I uttered these three little words the other day, my husband Marty was elated! The smile on his face was overjoyed and it lit up his entire face. More...

The Plight of the Basset Hound

40–Something

Basset Hounds have issues.  They get to walk around with 50-pound bodies on five-pound legs. More...

Education

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Watkins-Nance Elementary School literacy coach wins H&R Block Award

Watkins-Nance Elementary School Literacy Coach Ramona Brown (center) has been chosen by H&R Block as the Top Teacher of the Block. More...

A.C. Flora Math Team places second at USC Math Contest

The A.C. Flora High School Math Team recently placed second at the University of South Carolina’s Math Contest. More...

Sports

Dreher shuts down Airport

Three first half goals were enough for the Dreher Blue Devils to defeat the Airport Eagles 3-0 Friday, March 9.  More...

Vikings sail by shorthanded RNE

There is no mercy rule in soccer; you just play the game till the clock runs out.  When it ran out last Friday at Ben Stein Field, the scoreboard showed the Spring Valley Vikings blanked the Richland Northeast Cavaliers, 10-0 on a chilly night, More...

Skyhawks silence Cardinals

Ford Pugh pitched a complete game, scattering four hits, and scored the eventual winning run on a wild pitch as the Hammond Skyhawks defeated the visiting Cardinal Newman Cardinals 3-1 Tuesday, March 13 at Folsom Field. More...

Home & Garden

Dancing with Daffodils

Stopping to smell the flowers

When gardener Barbara McCoy invites me to dance with daffodils each spring at her Hopkins Homestead, it’s like waltzing in a Narcissus Nursery in the Netherlands. More...

Star Chefs

Irish Soda Bread More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS  (Jury Trial Requested)  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  More...

Storage Auctions

NOTICE OF  More...

We salute Wilean Grant Middleton, an unsung heroine

When Lower Richland County Church Deaconess Wilean Grant Middleton wakes up in the morning, she already has a list of good deeds she will perform that day, as she embraces the biblical words of Psalm 90, “Establish the works of our hands.&rdqu More...

On Second Thought

Egg Hunting in the Historic Gardens

Historic Columbia invites you and your family to explore the gardens of Columbia’s oldest home during its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10–11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Seibels House and Garden.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...

Partisan politics

ASK US AT THE STAR

With the partisan politics evident in much of the media these days, where can one turn for thoughtful content? If you watch cable news these days, your head can swivel as you change channels and lurch from one bias to the other. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Shandon Neighborhood Council takes a stance on several issues

The Shandon Neighborhood Council took a stance on several issues during a bi- monthly meeting that took nearly three hours Monday, March 12. More...

New chairman of the board for Transitions Homeless Center vows to help the least among us find their way

Chuck Garnett, president and CEO of NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, was named chairman of the board for Transitions Homeless Center, effective in January 2018. More...

Business

January and February traffic up 5.3% at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Columbia Metropolitan Airport recorded a 5.3% increase in traffic over the first two months of 2018 as compared to the previous year. More...

City of Columbia partners with WREN and One Columbia for “Seen and Heard Talkback”

The City of Columbia will partner with the non- partisan group Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) for the “Seen and Heard Artist Talkback” at 6 p.m. March 22 at Richland Library- Main. More...

City Snippets

County ordered to revamp spending The S.C. Supreme Court ordered Richland County to stop spending money collected by a one-percent sales tax until county officials adopt appropriate spending safeguards. More...

Society

Don’t bet against the kids

And so, will our children finally lead us out of the wilderness of gun violence, which is literally slaughtering our young people before our eyes? More...

Nature has super powers for us

Florence Williams, journalist, best-selling author, and contributor to numerous publications including Outside magazine, the New York Times, National Geographic and others will be in Columbia to discuss her newest book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Mak More...

Sometimes you just know it’s wrong for you

Bar- b- que or PBJ???  Sometimes you don’t even realize your children are listening. When my son was little, a local restaurant owner was in a full- on confederate flag battle. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Carolina Wildlife Center will host its annual Baby Shower for animals March 24, 10 a.m.–4 p.m and 25, 1–4 p.m., Carolina Wildlife Center, 5551 Bush River Road. Visit carolinawildlife.org to view the supply wish list. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre’s 50th season takes off with Boeing Boeing

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a hilariously bumpy flight, as Workshop Theatre brings you Marc Camoletti's outrageous farce, Boeing Boeing! More...

Artist’s painting lives on

Artist Doug Shealy passed away in 2012, but his work lives on as lithograph reproductions. More...

Travel

Sumter County Gallery of Art

Last month, Linda and I drove over to Sumter for a lazy day of art, history, and food. More...

“Amplify: A Cultural Plan for the Columbia Area” to host town hall meetings

The City of Columbia Planning & Development Services Department invites the public to join it for town hall discussions hosted by One Columbia for Arts & History, which advises, amplifies, and advocates for the unified arts and history commun More...