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Columbia City Council approves first reading of 2018-2019 budget

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 5.  Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to raise revenue and adopt the budget for the city for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  Missy Caughman, budget and program manage More...

Richland County Council discusses details of Seales’s settlement

The June 5 Richland County Council meeting began with a presentation recognizing May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Richland County. More...

Richland County’s Fleet Program named one of the best

Richland County’s fleet program is being recognized as one of the best in the Americas, a lofty achievement considering there are 38,000 fleets in North America alone.  The Fleet Management Division, which oversees more than 1,500 County v More...

Business

30 years of hard labor made easy in Columbia

Labor Finders of Columbia is celebrating 30 years of business in Columbia. The Labor Finders office was opened as a family business in June of 1988 by Ken Elbert. More...

Local artist featured at airport

A new art exhibit featuring local artist, Kimara London, is now on display at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE). More...

The COMET showcasing all-electric bus

On Friday June 8 at 10:30 a.m., The COMET will showcase a Proterra all-electric transit bus at the Bruce Spires Administrative Building, 3613 Lucius Road.  The bus will operate on Route 12: Edgewood immediately after the reveal. More...

Society

Iris Garden Club holds May luncheon

Attendees at the Iris Garden Club’s May luncheon included (front row, l-r) Betty Smith, Jackie Heckel, and Barbara Zander; back row, Anita Woods; Martha Stroup; Donna Donnelly, president, Garde More...

Members of the Granby Chapter DAR attend 238th anniversary of Buford’s Massacre Battle of the Waxhaws

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution (SCSSAR), and the General Francis Marion Chapter held a commemoration of the 238th Anniversary of Buford’s M More...

The Old Guard

You gave your all for us. We of the Old Guard salute you. We do not speak—we let our actions show our respect. We carry you to your resting place in Arlington. We do not speak. We fire the guns three times. We do n More...

Events

Events

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Dragonfly program offered at Sesquicentennial State Park

Sesquicentennial State Park is offering a dragonfly program Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. The program, “Dragons and Damsels,” will explore the amazing lives of dragonflies and damselflies. More...

Home & Garden

Barbara’s Bees

Stopping to smell the flowers

As a food and flower farm gardener in rural Richland County, Barbara McCoy has invited a diverse population of native bees to forage and nest on her homestead. How does she get the garden buzzing? More...

Star Chefs

Summer Corn Salad   More...

Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part 11: Voting in Lithuania

Lithuania is a new democratic republic. More...

Pets

Ten hot tips to keep your pet safe this summer

Summertime means sun, beach, and lots of play outdoors with your dog or cat. Summer can be a great time to bond with your pet. More...

When Bob went missing

“Bob” the cat joined our family soon to be three years ago in September. After several episodes of “partying all night,” a trip to the vet changed his direction in life. More...

Hotels where pets stay free

• Aloft Hotels—Not only do pets stay free but Aloft offers special pet amenities.  • La Quinta Inns & Suites—No charge for pets at La Quinta, plus there is no pet weight limit. More...

Historian comes home to share published work

Dr. Alice Malavasic was raised in the low country of South Carolina. She earned her bachelor of arts from Columbia College with a concentration in American history and Holocaust studies. More...

City replaces manhole covers

Charles Normandeau, George Kellow, and Ted Faulk, of Prism Contractors, work to replace and level manhole covers throughout the City of Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

Why you should join Historic Columbia

My family moved to Columbia when my father got offered a job as a professor at the University of South Carolina. I was born within the year, the youngest of four children. We traveled a great deal during my childhood and adolescence. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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In praise of Hanah Watts

I praise Hanah Watts for her article on “Tech Addiction.” Well-stated insight for such a young lady, hopefully it will be read by new parents.  Janice DiMaria   More...

Commentary

Remorseful Corporations

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

Been seeing the same commercial over and over recently: A Wells Fargo ad featuring old pictures of stagecoaches and supposedly relevant pictures of new construction, perhaps a new beginning, a voice-over by a Sam Elliott wannabee, explaining their re More...

Mr. Lonely Sweat Pants Guy

40–Something

I was doing what I always do. Yes, it’s lame, but Saturday night ice cream has become a tradition around my house. More...

Women Woes

I’m just saying...

Commercials today are getting crazy! Some of them are almost like a comedy skit. They will truly advertise for ANYTHING these days! More...

Education

School Stars

Sue Weems, Bythewood High School English teacher, has been named the 2018-2019 Richland Two Teacher of the Year. Retired educator and humorist Rose Rock delivered this year’s commencement address for the W. R. More...

Richland Two May 22 school board meeting highlights

Special Recognitions More...

Lexington District One offers summer food service program

This summer, Lexington County School District One will again participate in the Summer Food Service Program, a free program for children 18 years old and younger. More...

Sports

New coach brings familiar feel to Ben Lippen

It was a tough end to the 2017 season for the Ben Lippen Falcons, beginning with a loss to Laurence Manning in the SCISA 3A semifinals and culminating with the loss of head coach Derek White who moved on to Presbyterian Christian School in Virginia.& More...

Keenan faces many changes in 2018

Keenan head coach Sean Gilley said it would have been easy his Raiders to give up after an 0-6 start to the 2017 season. More...

Richland Two recognizes athletes

Richland School District Two board members recognized the following athletes at the May 22, 2018 board meeting.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Full Circle brings rarely staged 16th century dark comedy to UofSC Lab Theatre

Full Circle Productions and the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance will present the darkly comic and rarely staged Elizabethan-era play Arden of Faversham June 14-23 at the UofSC Lab Theatre. More...

Turn up the volume during Bootsy Collins interview

Are you ready to get funky?  Join Richland Library for Small Talk with Bootsy Collins 7–9:30 p.m., Friday, June 15 at the Main location, 1431 Assembly Street.  The library is giving participants a free backstage pass to meet the legen More...

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents Paal Nilssen-Love

701 Center for Contemporary Art will present Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit Thursday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

SUMMONS  AND NOTICE  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...

Notice of Application

NOTICE OF APPLICATION   More...