September 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Never Forget

A flag on Knox Abbot Drive commemorates the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. More...

News

Shandon addresses development concerns

The Shandon Neighborhood Council held its bi-monthly meeting Monday, September 10. More...

PalmettoPride’s Public Art to Prevent Litter Project opens

PalmettoPride is looking to install five public art projects in a new Public Art for Litter Prevention Contest. Five artists will be selected to create a spot of pride in their communities and receive $500 for their efforts. More...

Richland County addresses Pinewood Lake issue

The Richland County Council met Tuesday, September 11. The meeting featured a well rested group, fresh off vacation, ready to do the county’s work. Too bad that attitude didn’t last.  More...

Business

Lourie to be honored by S.C. Appleseed

The S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center has selected Joel Lourie as its Advocate of the Year (AOY) and will award him the 2018 Rev. Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney Award for Justice at a reception to be held October 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

Arts Commission announces $4 million in grants for S.C. communities

The South Carolina Arts Commission is announcing $3,982,012 in grants for South Carolina communities, artists, arts organizations, and schools for the 2019 fiscal year as of September 1, 2018. More...

City Snippets

Clemson economist discounts tariffs More...

Education

“Make a Plan” for October’s Fire Prevention Month

The elementary class at Harmony School had a visit from two firefighter friends. Engineer Sekou Sanders and his partner Firefighter Courtney Clowney, both from Station 1 downtown, came to speak with the kids. More...

Fall brings dramatic increase in CIU students—enrollment up over 15 percent

Ben Lippen School also sees significant enrollment increase

The Columbia International University fall enrollment numbers are in with total enrollment at CIU over 1,200 students, a dramatic increase of over 15 percent from last fall. More...

Midlands Technical College, University of South Carolina clear path to train more engineers

Midlands Technical College (MTC) has partnered with the University of South Carolina (UofSC) to make it easier and less expensive for students to enter high-demand, highpaying engineering fields. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Dog Walk—Woof Walk Wag, hosted by SQ Rescue, will be held October 14, Columbia Country Club. woofwalkwag.myevent.com. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Robert Burns Society to host Evening with the Tannahill Weavers

Columbia's Robert Burns Society will host an Evening with the Tannahill Weavers as they celebrate Half Way to Tartan Day Thursday September 27 at 7 p.m. More...

Morihiko Nakahara renews contract for three years at S.C. Phil

Wrapping up a milestone 10th season with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Music Director Morihiko Nakahara has renewed his contract with the organization through the 2021/ 2022 season. Nakahara joined the S.C. More...

Enduring Spirit Awards to honor achievements of African American women in the Midlands

The Friends of African American Art & Culture (FAAAC) will present the second annual Enduring Spirit Awards, to be held at the Columbia Museum of Art Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 16: Cuss Words

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) More...

Juliet, Naked

My first thought: Ethan Hawke is old. After a quick google search, my next thought was, “Oh, he’s four years younger than me. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

MOTION AND ORDER  FOR SERVICE BY  PUBLICATION  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY 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...

Click for Success

If you have read any books or articles about dog training, you have probably heard about clicker training. The clicker is a small handheld object that makes a snapping or clicking noise. More...

Remembering Rachel Haynie

Rachel Haynie wrote from her heart about everybody and everything that crossed her path— from the return of General Wade Hampton’s silver and the firefly show at Congaree Swamp to the life story of Dr. More...

Correction

Credit for photos in the September 7 story, “We Could Have Danced All Night” goes to Dimitry Pavlovsky, husband of Suzanna Pavlovsky.   More...

On Second Thought

Join Historic Columbia at the 40th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture Saturday, September 22

Neo-Soul Duo, Kindred the Family Soul, to headline free festival

Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, September 22. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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South Carolina ranks 14th among top states for school bullying, reports WalletHub study

ASK US AT THE STAR

What advice do you have for parents who children may be bullied at school? More...

Commentary

Friendly Self Service

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

I was standing at the checkout counter at Bed Bath and Beyond, feeling a little out of sorts. Waiting to pay for a wedding present. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not big on weddings; hate them more than funerals. More...

Kitty Cat Conundrums

I’m just saying...

We have a cat.  We didn’t go looking for a cat, but this particular kitty was apparently looking for its humans and it found us. It chose us, as we cat people like to say.  More...

Ode to the Minivan

40–Something

I never in a million years thought I’d ever say something like this, but I’m actually sad the end of our minivan era finally appears to be upon us.  My wife and I bought our Toyota Sienna in 2004. More...

Society

DAR and Mayor Benjamin commemorate Constitution Week

Several Chapters of The Daughters of the American Revolution met with Mayor Stephen Benjamin who signed a proclamation which commemorates Constitution Week. More...

Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Children’s Emergency Center achieves Pediatric Ready recognition

The Children’s Emergency Center at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital recently was recognized by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) as meeting the criteria for being “Pediatric Ready.”&nb More...

Sports

Skyhawks edge Cardinal Newman

Girls Tennis Hammond 5, Cardinal Newman 4 September 6, 2018  Singles: 1) Mary Kathryn Gillespie (CN) def. Adeline Lundy (H) 6-2, 6-2. 2) Mikenzie Turner (H) def. More...

Cavaliers fight off Dreher

One thing head coach Keredith James’s Richland Northeast Cavalier volleyball team has proven as it prepares to enter Region 3- 4A play is that it has heart...and a flare for the dramatic. More...

Cardinals fly by Hammond

Megan Mazoué had seven aces and 12 digs to help lead the Cardinal Newman Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Hammond Skyhawks on Thursday, September 6.  More...

Home & Garden

Fall Plant and Flower Festival 2018

Stopping to smell the flowers

Fall is not only the opportune time for planting edible landscaping and next spring’s perennial garden but also an ideal time to meet South Carolina growers and gardeners face to face. More...

Star Chefs

Hurricane Cake More...

Pets

Click for Success

If you have read any books or articles about dog training, you have probably heard about clicker training. The clicker is a small handheld object that makes a snapping or clicking noise. More...

Pawmetto Lifeline receives donation from Velvet Edge Salon

The Velvet Edge Salon joined Pawmetto Lifeline as a Lifeline Business Partner and held a fundraising PAW-TY Saturday, August 25 to cap off a month long fundraising effort for Pawmetto Lifeline.  More...

Pawmetto Lifeline hosts 12th Annual Fur Ball raising funds for homeless pets in South Carolina

Pawmetto Lifeline, a local no-kill animal shelter committed to reducing pet overpopulation in the Midlands, will host the 12th Annual Fur Ball Moonlight Gala at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. More...