May 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Tenth year for “Fill the Red Truck” in Shandon

The Shandon Neighborhood will host “Fill the Red Truck” to benefit the Columbia City Animal Shelter and The Animal Mission Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. More...

News

Columbia City Council hears complaint about code enforcement

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 1.  More...

CCN addresses 2 a.m. ordinance, Gonzales Gardens, Harveys, and troubled youth

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, April 26.  More...

Richland County Council continues to hear presentations

The May 1 Richland County Council meeting continued the recent trend of presentations. Bill Malinowski read the first one proclaiming May 7-11 as Employee Safety Week in Richland County. More...

Business

Columbia steadily moving toward development

In January 2018, Colliers International benchmarked its office data set for South Carolina. More...

City Snippets

New pizzeria in Forest Acres Marco’s Pizza’s is adding a new location at 4601 Forest Drive next to Smoothie King, Breugger’s Bagels, and Cardinal Crossing. An opening date has not been set. Supplier picks Rosewood location More...

Folks About Town

Lauren McAlexander has joined ADCO as a digital marketing strategist.   Elizabeth Duquette, formerly a branch manager for SAFE Federal Credit Union, has been named to oversee the credit union’s Member Service Center.   More...

Education

Ridge View senior named U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalist

Ridge View High School (RVHS) senior Malika Lightbourne is a step closer to being recognized as one of the most academically distinguished students in America. Lightbourne has been named a semifinalist in the annual U.S. More...

What’s for lunch?

Airport High first school in Southeast to roll out new cafeteria concept

Airport High School is the first school in the Southeast to roll out a new lunch experience, featuring a menu designed by roughly 300 students from 28 Sodexo high schools nationwide. More...

Pineview Elementary marks milestone

Pineview Elementary celebrated a milestone anniversary recently—the final year the school will be in its current facility, as it looks to move to the new Riverbank Elementary this fall.  More...

Sports

Eagles advance to District IV Final

Tyler Corbitt went 2- for-3 with a home run and Dalton Mims pitched six innings allowing just one earned run and striking out six to lead the Airport Eagles to a 3-2 win over the visiting Belton-Honea Path Bears in the District IV winners’ brac More...

Airport leaves BHP feeling blue

It took 16 innings, two games, and sky blue uniforms for the Airport Eagles to win the District IV title and advance to the Upper State finals. More...

Falcons battle back to win District VIII

The A.C. Flora Falcons dropped their opening game of the Class 4A playoffs to Lakewood 4-1 but then beat Wilson 10-0 on April 26 to stave off elimination. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Historic Columbia reopens Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens

Join Historic Columbia for the reopening of the Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens, one of South Carolina’s oldest urban estates, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, May 12. More...

Travel

Winederlust

Location, Location, Location...

When buying wine, just like in real estate, place matters. These days it seems like we all have a nickname, non de plume, or a pseudonym. In this era of social media, who doesn’t have a pithy digital handle, right? More...

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part Six: An Uzupian wedding

Being in Uzupio is much like tripping through a medieval fairy tale. Gnarled and bent trees cast moonlit shadows across paths where gnomes roam and gremlins scamper. A mermaid sits beside the river waiting for her star–crossed lover. More...

Congratulations to Mayor Steve Benjamin, next president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will be inaugurated as President of the US Conference of Mayors at 6 p.m. on May 7 at the Columbia Convention Center.  More...

Restaurateurs celebrate colleague’s 50th birthday

Dianne Light of DiPrato’s Delicatessen, John Brunty of Crave Artisan Specialty Market, and Mary Sparrow of The Oyster Bar pose while celebrating Brunty’s 50th birthday. More...

On Second Thought

Wish You Were Here: Tourist Homes in the 20th Century

In November 1943, local real estate developer and lawyer Thomas Hair bought the former Hampton Preston estate, which had been placed to many uses since Chicora College left Columbia nearly 15 years earlier. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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An unexpected end for a serial killer

The Millwood and Taylor location of Church’s Chicken, the darling of Lipitor manufacturers worldwide as well as dedicated customers across Columbia and the Midlands, died unexpectedly on February 18, 2018. More...

Commentary

Getting in shape is tough

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

I spent a rainy 68th birthday visiting my urologist. A bad PSA during my annual physical was responsible for this visit; a crowded calendar caused the date to coincide with the celebration of my birth.  More...

Old Shows and New Tears

I’m just saying...

Lately at my house, we get so tired of the never-ending negativity in the news that sometimes, we just forgo the regular network television channels and start watching old programs. More...

The Genius of Rebooting

40–Something

I am—by default— the technology guru at both my home and office. I did not ask for this job nor am I remotely qualified. When confronted with technology problems, my go-to move—my fix all solution—is to reboot. More...

Society

Granby Chapter of NSDAR celebrate First Lady Caroline Harrison

Granby Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met in April at the Lexington Main Library, Highway 1, Lexington, S.C., to hear historic speaker, Penny Renwick. More...

Golden K Kiwanis Club supports Harvest Hope

The Golden K Kiwanis Club, through the Golden K Foundation, supports a number of charities in the Columbia community with emphasis on organizations that help children and their families. More...

Life Care Center crowns king and queen

What was all the hoopla? It was a moment of celebrated tradition that most people dream of and never experience. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Columbia Animal Services will hold a Cinco De Meow pet adoption special with dog and cat adoptions for $5, in celebration of Cinco De Mayo, May 4 and 5, Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane. More...

Historic Columbia May 2018 Events

• Victorian Tea Party—Sunday, May 6, 2–3:30 p.m., Woodrow Wilson Family Home, 1705 Hampton Street. More...

Home & Garden

The Snowflower Tree

Stopping to smell the flowers

Homeowners from New York to Florida and west to Texas experience the splendor of spring with the white silky thread-like fragrant flowering snowflower tree aka the native fringetree, Chionanthus virginicus. More...

Star Chefs

Sauteed Sweet Plantains (Tajaditas Dulces de Platano) More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

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Public Notices

SUMMONS AND  NOTICES  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  IN THE COURT OF  More...

Storage Auctions

NOTICE OF PUBLIC  SALE OF PERSONAL  More...