January 11, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Council approves first readings of ordinances, resolutions

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, January 8.  More...

Richland County conducts picking of the seats

The first Richland County Council meeting of 2019 held Tuesday, January 8 consisted of electing a chair and vice chair for the coming year and the much anticipated picking of the seats.  More...

South Kilbourne discusses speeding

The South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Thursday, January 3. More...

Commentary

Trouble in the 50s workplace

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

During the holidays, when some of us are afraid to enter highways filled with insane, distracted, entitled people, I watch a lot of old movies—classic cinema, westerns, and really, really, bad horror movies. More...

Women Woes and Merry Men

I’m just saying...

I hope when I die, before they decide where I’ll spend eternity, they’ll give me a chance to return to earth as man for the last two months of the year. More...

Home for the Holidays

40–Something

I thought this was supposed to get easier. Once the shock of dropping a kid off at college for the first time wore off, the separation anxiety was supposed to—at least— dissipate a bit. I’m afraid it’s actually gotten worse. More...

Society

Garden Council of Greater Columbia assesses damages following recent fire

Following the December 21 fire at the Garden Council of Greater Columbia (l-r) Beverly Tippons, president of the Garden Council; Eric Seal, insurance adjuster; Vivian Watson; Doris Kahn; Michael McCa More...

Historic sign to be unveiled at The Grand on Main

On Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m., at 1621 Main Street in Columbia, the original “Grand Theatre” sign will be revealed to the public for the first time in 105 years. More...

Local aviator celebrates anniversary of Wright Brothers first flight

Jim Hamilton wore the pictured flight jacket and Wright Brothers tie for the 115th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight while attending the December 17 Rotary Club meeting. More...

Events

January events at Historic Columbia

• Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Claussen’s Inn—Thursday, January 17, 6–7:30 p.m., Claussen’s Inn More...

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Arts & Entertainment

Local theater donates to breast cancer fund

On Stage Productions, located in the Old Mill in Lexington, recently donated to the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund as a result of donations given at its November Production of Heck the Dolls with Chardonnay.  More...

Beethoven & Blue Jeans continues after two decades

The South Carolina Philharmonic will present the third concert of the 2018/2019 Masterworks Series Saturday, January 12, featuring pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, and Adam Schoenberg.  More...

Home & Garden

2019 is the year of the...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Each new year the National Garden Bureau, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, motivating, and inspiring the public to increase their use of plants in homes, public gardens, and the workplace, selects an annual, perennial, bulb, and edib More...

Star Chefs

Apple Bacon Tomato Soup More...

Pets

National Train Your Dog Month

The holidays are over. Was it relaxing for you or did your dog drive you crazy? Is it time to make a New Year’s resolution that you will help your dog learn some better manners? Good news…it’s never too late to train your dog. More...

Columbia announces 51 pet adoptions during Cuddle-Up Event

Columbia Animal Services would like to thank the community for its support of the Cuddle- Up Adoption event held January 5.  “ We were thrilled with the turn- out and would like to congratulate and thank everyone who adopted,” foster More...

Portfolio closes final chapter

After more than three decades of collecting and selling beautiful art, crafts, pottery, and jewelry, Judith Roberts is shuttering the doors on her beloved business, Portfolio Art Gallery, which has been a staple in Five Points since 1980.  More...

On Second Thought

Learn all about pruning at Historic Columbia’s next Garden Workshop

Most gardeners, myself included, are usually most excited by what we can add to our gardens. It just as important, though, to think about what we can remove from our gardens to achieve design goals. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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A compelling case against high taxes

It’s the central dividing line of American politics: the age-old debate between those who generally favor higher spending and taxes, and those on the other hand who believe it’s beneficial to let taxpayers keep more of their own money. More...

Business

FOLKS ABOUT TOWN

Tim Goldman has joined Mutual Of Omaha as sales director for the South Carolina, based out of the Columbia District Office.  Bryan Stirling will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC).  Dr. More...

REAL ESTATE

NAI Avant has announced the completion of a multi-milliondollar renovation to 209 Stoneridge Drive in Columbia. More...

Upgrades needed to raise rent for remaining vacant office space

Key Takeaways With no significant construction in the Columbia pipeline, vacancy rates are expected to continue to decline. Because the available vacant space is of lower quality, overall weighted asking rental rates are predicted to fall. More...

Education

Teams from Cayce, Riverbanks elementaries to compete in finals of Academic Math Bowl

And then there were two.  Student mathletes from Riverbank Elementary and Cayce Elementary will compete in the finals of the district’s annual Academic Math Bowl competition.  The two emerged from a series of math bowl competitions t More...

Dreher guitar students dominate All-State Music Awards

Being selected for the S.C. Music Educators Association (SCMEA) All-State Guitar Ensemble is a prestigious honor. More...

C.A. Johnson students win EngenuitySC Shark Tank Competition

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Sports

Skyhawks battle back to beat Heathwood Hall

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders built a 24-0 lead against the visiting Hammond Skyhawks in a SCISA Region II-3A wrestling match Wednesday, January 9, but the Skyhawks roared back to win 48-30. More...

Lower Richland leaves Devils blue

Lower Richland’s Ireona Brooks scored a game-high 22 points, and Anala Nelson chipped in 12 to lead the visiting Lady Diamond Hornets to a 63- 31 victory over the Dreher Lady Blue Devils in a Region 4-4A clash Tuesday, January 8.  More...

Skyhawks pull away from Ben Lippen

When the book is closed on this year, history will note a boys’ hoops clash at Hammond School Tuesday, January 8, 2019, between the Hammond Skyhawks and the Ben Lippen Falcons in which the Skyhawks won 59-46. More...

Travel

My Mother's People

Where you f rom? Who yo’ people? These were important questions asked while I was growing up in Columbia. I learned to answer in this way.... More...

Winederlust

Understanding (and appreciating) the corkage fee

With several new restaurants boasting curated wine lists opening in Columbia, let’s revisit corkage fee etiquette. Sommeliers and restauranteurs dedicate expertise and resources to curate diverse and interesting wine lists. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

SUMMONS  AND NOTICES  (Non-Jury)  FORECLOSURE OF  REAL ESTATE  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...