March 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Too Many Choices

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

Frankie upgraded his TV viewing capabilities recently by purchasing an upgraded Roku. He gave me the old one. More...

Shelf Elves

I’m just saying...

It seemed so simple.  A friend of mine was moving her business and she was selling some furniture. Part of that furniture was some shelves. Eight shelves to be exact. More...

The Secret Genius of the Socialite

40–Something

My mom, the 74- year-old grandmother, has quite the social life, one I haven’t rivaled since I was a senior in high school.  And that was a long time ago.  She is constantly going out with friends to dinners, to the movies, and whatev More...

Business

Still Hopes acquires 12.5 acres in West Columbia, builds partnership with Columbia Children’s Theatre

Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community, a ministry of the Episcopal Church since 1977, has acquired two pieces of property currently owned by Lexington School District Two on Ninth Street in West Columbia, S.C., totaling 12.5 acres. More...

City Snippets

S.C. gets poor grade on health A growing child poverty rate and a high incidence of diabetes pushed South Carolina to drop two places in an annual nat ionwide ranking of health. More...

Folks About Town

U.S. Air Force Airman Alvin R. Hatcher Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hatcher is the son of Alvin R. and Alina V. Hatcher of Columbia. More...

Society

Afternoon Music Club and Eau Claire Music Club host the Benefit Luncheon and Fashion Show to benefit Music Clubs Scholarship Fund

Scholarship winners of 2017 Piano Solo More...

RCSD volunteer speaks to USC Chapter NSDAR members about human trafficking

USC Chapter, NSDAR, met March 14 to hear Chaplain Laurie Pineda of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department speak about human trafficking in S.C. More...

Commercial attorney joins Capital Rotary Club

Alex Serkes practices commercial real estate and corporate law in Nexsen Pruet’s Columbia office and graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina Law School. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Blythewood Animal Hospital and Make a Friend in Animals will host an Annual Spring Heartworm Clinic Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Groomadog, 424 Main Street, Blythewood. 803-606-1136. More...

It’s a baby shower!

Carolina Wildlife Center will open its doors for its annual Baby Shower/Open House Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday, March 25, 1–4 p.m., 5551 Bush River Road. More...

Arts & Entertainment

UofSC Dance welcomes NYC Ballet principals for 13th Annual Ballet Stars of New York Gala performance

Five principal dancers from the New York City Ballet, including 2017 Tony® nominee Robert Fairchild, will grace the Koger Center stage April 15, as the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 13th Annual Ballet Stars More...

“A rollicking band of pirates”sails onto stage when Columbia Children’s Theatre presents The Pirates of Penzance Jr

CCTeens (Columbia Children’s Theatre’s YouTheatre actors in grades seven–12) will tackle the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance beginning Friday, March 23 and running through Sunday March 25. More...

Travel

Sumter County Gallery of Art, conclusion

The Sumter County Gallery of Art contained paintings by Columbian Laura Spong, now 91 years old when Linda and I visited in it in February. She has been painting regularly since the 1950s. More...

Winederlust

At once ancient and new, Rosé is here to stay (Yay!)

Rosé all day. All night. All year. For millennia. I hope you can deal with it. I sure can. And I’m by no means alone in that regard. More...

Scandal costs John C. Calhoun his presidency

Pat McNeely’s new book, Petticoat Affair, tells the effect Peggy O’Neil Timberlake’s reputation had on politics

Petticoat Affai r, a new book on Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, and the Petticoat Affair, will be discussed in a PowerPoint presentation by USC Professor Emerita Pat McNeely at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at the Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St. More...

Thrill seeker and educator welcomed into Explorers Club

South Carolina-based environmental attorney and global explorer Thomas S. Mullikin was welcomed into the famed Explorers Club as a “Fellow” during ceremonies at the Explorers Club reception, Friday, March 9. More...

On Second Thought

New book commemorates S.C.’s African American lawyers and their legal education

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the University of South Carolina’s School of Law, Historic Columbia invites you to join W. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

High school sports help students recover after school shooting

Often in life, things simply do not make sense, and we have no easy answers. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Residents of Richland County speak of several concerns at council meeting

The Richland County Council March 20 meeting began with presentations. The first featured the always chipper Miriam Atria and the hard working folks from Capital City/Lake Murray Country with their latest progress report.  More...

City holds conference for business owners

Attending the 6th Small Business Week 2018 conference can help business owners keep current on best practices, learning the latest tactics and strategies, new tools, and building a solid professional network, which will make a difference in their suc More...

City Council passes first reading of Dreher High School rezoning proposal

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 20. More...

Education

Thirteen pianists perform in Honors Recital for CMTA Scholarship Auditions

Thirteen pianists performed as scholarship winners in the Honors Recital at Columbia College for the Columbia Music Teachers Association Scholarship Auditions Sunday, March 18. More...

Lower Richland JROTC team to compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship in Washington, D.C.

After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Lower Richland JROTC Leadership Team composed of C/CSM Ronald Fuller, C/1LT Quinshawn Norwood, C/2LT Lauryn Lacewell, C/SFC Robert Ingram, C/SFC Sarah Thompson, C/CPL Ja’Mani Rowes, More...

Step out of our comfort zone

There seems to be a perpetual call for us to “step out of our comfort zone.” No matter where you are or what you are doing, chances are you have probably been pressured into doing something you didn’t really want to do.  More...

Sports

Raptors win Lady Eagle Classic

The Airport Lady Eagles welcomed 15 other teams for the Lady Eagle Classic soccer tournament March 15-18. More...

Cards’ last-second goal beats Dreher

Cardinal Newman’s Caitlin Murphy scored twice and found Ayden Boatwright in the box for a last-minute game-winner as the Lady Cardinals outlasted the visiting Dreher Lady Blue Devils by a count of 4-3 in girls’ soccer action Thursday, Mar More...

Blythewood holds off Vikings

The Blythewood Bengals spotted the Spring Valley Vikings two early goals but fought back with four to close out the first half on the way to an 11-9 victory over the Vikings in girls’ lacrosse Friday, March 15 at Spring Valley.  More...

Home & Garden

The Seed Exchange

Stopping to smell the flowers

For years, faith-based congregations and organizations throughout the Midlands have worked to be stewards of the earth and conscientiously care for creation. More...

Star Chefs

Eggs BenaBabs   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

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