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News

Saluda Shoals Park breaks ground for universally inclusive playground

Saluda Shoals Park will host a groundbreaking celebration Thursday, November 29 at 4 p.m. at the site of its future universally inclusive playground, located at the east end of the Park at 6071 St. Andrews Road. More...

We Are Olympia hears crime report, USC student life update

The We Are Olympia Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Monday, November 19.  More...

Non-profit unveils first senior SmartHOME in South Carolina

S.C. UpLift Community Outreach has unveiled the S.C.UpLift’s Legacy Home Renovation Project for Older Adults. This marks a historic collaborative effort between S.C. More...

Business

FOLKS ABOUT TOWN

Lexington School District Two’s newest board members, Christina Rucker and J.M. “Bud” Summers, along with returning member Linda Al ford-Wooten, were sworn in at a recent meeting. More...

Attorneys Honored

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys Stan McGuffin, Kathleen Muthig, and Lizzie Weston have been selected as inaugural members of the J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. More...

Real Estate

NAI Avant broker Peyton Bryant has recently completed the $2,850,000 investment sale of 108 Rowland Avenue, a ±155,840 square foot industrial building located in Heath Springs. The building sold to Agracel Inc. More...

Society

Rotary Club of Spring Valley launches annual pecan sale

The Spring Valley Rotary Club is holding its annual Young Plantations Pecan sale through late December.  More...

Columbia Civitan Club adopts residents of Babcock Center

Members of the Columbia Civitan Club pose with several residents at a cookout for three Babcock Center houses. More...

Columbia Civitan Club receives Volunteer of the Year award

At its annual Employee Awards banquet, the Babcock Center recognized the club’s efforts by presenting the Volunteer of the Year award to the Columbia Civitan Club. More...

Events

Four Singers coming to Art Bar

What do you get when you mix music from operas and operettas by Mozart, Verdi, Gilbert and Sullivan, four singers on the prowl for their next romantic leads, and lots of alcohol? More...

Mayor unveils 2018 Babcock Center Christmas ornament

Mayor Steve Benjamin and representatives from the Babcock Center unveiled this year’s “Official City Ornament” at a press conference November 15. More...

Events

•ART  Columbia Art Center will celebrate holidays from around the world as part of its next installment of its Worlds of Creativity Series Thursday, December 6, 6–8 p.m., 1227 Taylor Street, Suite C. 803-545-3093. More...

Home & Garden

Autumn’s Astronomical Asters

Much of western history including floral history radiates from Greece. The classical Greek word for star was aster. Greek botanist Dioscorides identified asters as having “floral leaflets similar to a star”. More...

Star Chefs

Baked Stuffed Brie with Cranberries & Walnuts   More...

Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum opens

The Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum held a grand opening ceremony Friday, November 16. It was the culmination of four years of work by Sherry and Jake Jaco who took on the project in 2014.  More...

NSDAR member celebrates 101st birthday

USC Chapter NSDAR met in November at The Big Red Barn in Blythewood which provides equine therapy, art, yoga, and more to veterans. Brig. Gen. Janice M. Haigler (ret.) spoke. More...

On Second Thought

A history of feasting in South Carolina’s Backcountry

With Thanksgiving just behind us and the holidays on the horizon, late November is the time of year to celebrate family, friends, and (most importantly) good food. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Re: West Columbia’s Elephant Girl

Anyone who’s spent time with elephants appreciates Katie Mixon’s enthusiasm for these majestic animals. More...

Commentary

Remembering

While watching a sports discussion show recently, I observed an argument about whether Tom Brady, the 41 year old New England Patriots’ quarterback, was too old to compete anymore. More...

Happily ever after...

I’m just saying...

As the college football season draws to a close, I suspect I’ll be seeing a lot more of my husband, Marty, in the coming weeks. At least until the bowl games begin.  More...

Reading, Writing, and Wi-Fi

40–Something

Why do many middle and high schools vehemently deny students the use of cell phones during class time but require them to use iPads? It’s like taking away a whiffle ball bat and handing them a Louisville Slugger. More...

Education

Eleven Richland One students named to All-State Chorus

Eleven students in Richland School District One have been selected for the 2018-2019 South Carolina All-State Chorus. More...

Montessori students make bed rolls for homeless

Montessori Magnet at Pontiac students recently presented community partner Sonoco with four bed rolls for the homeless. The bed rolls were made from more than 500 plastic shopping bags and represent approximately 200 hours of community service. More...

Richland One media technology students win PSA contest

Students in Heyward Career and Technology Center’s entertainment and media technology class won first place in the Reel Scripts for Real Change PSA Contest sponsored by the Lexington/ Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (LRADAC). More...

Sports

Vikings down scrappy Blazers to win Tip-Off Classic

Spring Valley and Ridge View High Schools are separated by about six miles of roadway in northeast Columbia. Their girls’ basketball teams are, in many ways, a lot closer than that. More...

Skyhawks are SCISA 3A State Champions!

For the tenth time since Erik Kimrey took over the Hammond football program, the Skyhawks are SCISA 3A State Champions after a 40-7 win over the First Baptist Hurricanes Saturday, November 17 at Charles W. Johnson Stadium. More...

Falcons are State Champs!

The Ben Lippen Falcons, 2018 SCISA 3A State Cheerleading Champions (l-r): Front-Jessica Jennings, Annie Culbertson, Jaden Caughman, Bryce Craft, Jana Rubinson, Sarah Acuff, and Rose Cooper; Middle-Av More...

Arts & Entertainment

Carolina Ballet to present The Nutcracker

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will present The Nutcracker, Thanksgiving week only at The Township Auditorium. More...

Travel

Holy Land

Part 1: Rachel, Lazarus, Al-Aqsa

I have always been attracted to the Holy Land, modern Israel, and Jordan. Three times I have found myself wandering through the historic sites searching for the meaning of life. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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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...