October 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Columbia City Council reviews new health care plan

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, October 16.  Council passed the first reading of an ordinance rescinding a motion to maintain a defined dollar benefit for Health Coverage and 80/20 cost share. More...

Lexington Two school board candidates participate in forum

The Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber & Visitors Center hosted seven Lexington Two school board candidates for a forum at Cayce Elementary School Monday, October 15.  More...

Richland County honors Doug Strickler

The October 16 Richland County Council meeting began with a presentation honoring Doug Strickler, the late Richland County public defender. Council Member Seth Rose said Strickler fought for the “least among us for 30 years.” More...

Business

Columbia College announces inaugural Women’s Business Summit

The Women’s Business Center of South Carolina at Columbia College has announced the first-ever Women’s Business Summit on its downtown Columbia campus, Friday, November 16 in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week and International W More...

City Snippets

Airport launching business program  The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is launching the Columbia Opportunity Leasing Agreement Program designed to showcase and extend retail merchandise and food service product offerings to Midlands area air trav More...

Thompson Funeral Home donates $5K to help homeless

Thompson Funeral Home representatives presented a $5,000 check to St. Lawrence Place at a reception held at the funeral home October 12.  The money will support St. More...

Education

Cardinal Newman National Junior Honor Society inducts 2018 fall members

Cardinal Newman School recently inducted 37 members into National Junior Honor Society. Students must maintain a 3.8 average in order to be invited to apply. More...

Hammond announces Distinguished Alumni recipients

Each year, Hammond School selects two individuals as recipients of the Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Awards. More...

Cayce Elementary reaches goal of more than 10,000 water bottle donations to aid those affected by hurricane, floods

Cayce Elementary wanted to pay it forward to help those affected by Hurricane Florence and the flooding that followed in and around the South Carolina coast. And pay it forward they did -- in a big way. More...

Sports

Falcons are region champs again

Girls Tennis A.C. Flora 6, Dreher 0 October 16, 2018   The A.C. Flora Falcons shut out the Dreher Blue Devils 6-0 Tuesday, October 16 to win Region 4-4A. This is the Lady Falcons’ sixth straight region championship.   More...

Hornets hold on to beat Eau Claire

The C.A. Johnson Green Hornets scored two touchdowns in the first half and then hung on to defeat the Eau Claire Shamrocks 14-10 in a Region 3-2A clash at W.J. Keenan Stadium Friday, October 12. More...

Ward, Richter, & Silver Foxes finish strong at CiCi’s Sandhills Invitational

St. Joseph’s swept the boys’ and girls’ Varsity Gold Division team titles and won an individual race at the CiCi’s Sandhills Invitational cross country meet Saturday, October 13, but local runners represented well.  More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 22: Playing Baseball at PC

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) I thought playing on the football team was all I needed to do for my $50 athletic scholarship at PC. More...

Winederlust

The Monticello AVA: Thomas Jefferson’s Wine Dream Realized

Virginia ranks 5th in the U.S. for producing grapes with about 260 wineries scattered across its seven American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). The first AVA to be established was fittingly named after Thomas Jefferson’s historic home, Monticello. More...

Richland One fifth-grader writes book for kids on childhood depression

Delton Myers, a fifth-grader at Meadowfield Elementary School, has written and published The Invisible Injury, a book for kids on childhood depression.  In his book, Delton tells the story of Peggie the Pig, who’s facing many challenges li More...

Lexington Two school board candidates participate in forum

Candidates running for Lexington School District Two board pose for a picture prior to Monday night’s forum at Cayce Elementary School. More...

On Second Thought

Where the People Danced: Exploring early history of Devine Street

On June 26, 1896, The State published a glowing description of the new suburban villages surrounding “the new Columbia.” Chief among them was Shandon, accessible via a circuitous electric street car line which stopped at the Shandon Pavil More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...

Audubon Society study shows how climate change threatens bird life

ASK US AT THE STAR

Bird lovers don’t have to be scientists to notice changes in the behavior of our feathered friends outside our windows or decks. More...

Commentary

Taking the ick out of germs

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

I happened to be behind this woman heading into Walmart. She didn’t appear to be the type customer the discount store is famous for on the internet. She had yoga pants on, of course. More...

Washer Woes and Freezer Fun

I’m just saying...

My appliance repairman must think I’m an idiot!  Last weekend I was doing some laundry and when I went in to check on it, my brand new laundry room had about an inch of soapy water on the floor.  I panicked.  More...

Grocery Cart Driving 101

40–Something

In my many years frequenting Walmart, Publix, and other such establishments, I’ve come to discover certain types of grocery store cart drivers who can be classified as tailgaters, daydreamers, meanderers, road blockers, and speed demons (just t More...

Society

Colonial descendant Aliene Humphries promotes history appreciation and preservation

Proudly descended from American patriots with service to the country well before the American Revolution, Columbian Aliene Shields Humphries has become a woman warrior herself, crusading to preserve history, especially that of significant battlefield More...

Robert Herron Philp Jr.

Dr. Robert Herron Philp Jr., age 84, died Friday, October 5, 2018. He was born on September 10, 1934 in Demorest, Ga., to Robert Herron and Orpha Susannah Thomas Philp. He was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law, William Brooks.  More...

Thursday Book Club celebrates 81st anniversary

The Thursday Book Club began in 1937 when six women decided to form a book club. For 81 years, meetings have been held on the morning of the third Thursday of the month. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS South Carolina Wildlife Federation is holding its 16th Annual Photography Contest. Send your best pictures capturing the beauty of South Carolina’s nature. More...

Arts & Entertainment

SHE Sings presents Songs for the Journey

Songs for the Journey is the title of the premier performance of a new choral group in Columbia, the first community group of its kind in our area. More...

Proofreader and virtual assistant to compete on Jeopardy!

Julie Holzmann, a proofreader and virtual assistant from Columbia, competed on Jeopardy! America’s Favorite Quiz Show® Wednesday, October 17 on WOLO-TV. Please check local listings for additional information or visit Jeopardy.com.   More...

Home & Garden

Naked ladies spotted along hurricane evacuation routes

Stopping to smell the flowers

Hurricane Florence brought an influx of coastal residents and their pets to the Midlands. When the rains subsided, evacuees returned to the coast along highways lined with a colorful surprise.  More...

Star Chefs

Black Magic Cake More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS  Deficiency Judgment  More...

Notice of Application

NOTICE OF APPLICATION   More...