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News

Columbia City councilmen provide updates at CCN

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, February 28.  Columbia City Councilmen Sam Davis and Ed McDowell Jr. offered updates on city matters.  More...

West Columbia recognizes dedicated employees

The West Columbia City Council met Tuesday, March 5 at West Columbia City Hall. All members were present: Mayor Bobby Horton, Mayor Pro Tem Temus C. More...

Council hears from concerned Crickentree residents

The March 5 Richland County Council meeting opened with a resolution recognizing March as Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month. Council chair Paul Livingston read the proclamation. More...

Business

FOLKS ABOUT TOWN

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s South Carolina Fire Academy graduated 25 recruits from its eight-week firefighter candidate school in Columbia, including Aurio Bea, Susana Mae Burrows, Cody Clevinger, Stephen More...

City Snippets

SCE&G to remove Congaree coal tar  State environmental regulators are instructing SCE&G to remove about 70 percent of the nine acres of coal tar on the bottom of the Congaree River in Columbia. More...

REAL ESTATE

NAI Columbia has announced the sale of the former South Conn Technologies building, consisting of ±16,700 square feet located at 2023 Platt Springs Road in West Columbia. More...

Education

Westwood Actors’ Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Westwood High School Actors’ Theatre will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee March 21 and 22 at the Westwood Auditorium at 7 p.m. More...

Group Projects

It is the year 2019 and what we need more than ever are group projects. More...

Convergence Media named best in South

Richland Northeast High School’s Convergence Media recently attended the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA) Convention. SIPA represents schools from Texas to Virginia. More...

Sports

Ridge View repeats as 4A state champion

The Ridge View Blazers used flash, in the way of dunks, substance, in the way of Malcolm Wilson’s seven blocks, and a 17-9 third quarter to pull away from the Wilson Tigers in a 65-52 win to repeat as 4A Boys Basketball State Champions Saturday More...

War Eagles repeat as 2A State Champions

The Gray Collegiate War Eagles outscored the Andrew Jackson Volunteers 29-1 in the fourth quarter to pull away with a 79-38 win and repeat as 2A boys State Champions game Saturday, March 1 at the Colonial Life Arena  More...

Raiders are 3A State Champions

Asanti Price scored 22 second half points to lead the Keenan Raiders past the Ridgeland-Hardeeville Jaguars 70-40 in the 3A boys state championship game Saturday, March 2 at the Colonial Life Arena. More...

Travel

Winederlust

Beyond Pinotage: Exploring South African Wines

With a wine producing history that dates back to the 1600s, South Africa has longer and more consistent wine traditions than California and Australia. More...

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 7: The Intracoastal Waterway

Captain Tigner sat us down and explained the situation: “Swabbies, this waterway goes to Key West, but we’re not even close yet. We’ve passed tugs, barges, cruise ships, fishing boats, but no dumb boaters like us. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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

Notice of Unclaimed Vehicles/Public Sale

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

STORAGE AUCTIONS

PUBLIC SALE  All Bids Must Be  More...

Parks and Recreation provides “Senior Savvy Workshops”

City of Columbia seniors have a new opportunity to attend workshops at the Busby Community Center. More...

Remembering Rachel Haynie and Isabel Sloan

Part 3 ( of 3)

Author and local historian Rachel Haynie started researching and writing a book several years ago about Isabel Sloan’s dancing school. More...

On Second Thought

Searching for Motel Simbeth

On October 20, 1955, Jet, a national weekly digest with a primarily black audience, published the expose “SOUTH CAROLINA’S PLOT TO STARVE NEGROES.” The six-page piece described efforts by White Citizens Councils in Clarendon and Ora More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...

Signs from God

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Commentary

From Dick Tracy to FaceTime

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

I participated in my first FaceTime call recently. I observed one in Savannah last fall, when my son and his wife spoke with my grandson. Zack’s mom gave him a home tour as they talked. The more recent one didn’t work nearly that well. More...

Birthday Blues

I’m just saying...

It’s my birthday month. Again. My husband Marty says I should be thrilled to have another birthday and naturally, faced with the alternative, I am, of course, indeed happy to be celebrating another trip around the sun. More...

Thou shall not eat my ice cream

40–Something

I broke a cardinal rule at my house the other night. More...

Society

Lynch performs junior recital

Stephen Lynch (r), baritone, presented his junior voice recital Thursday, February 28 at the University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Hall. Lynch is a student of Jacob Will (l). More...

Daffodils, Nature’s Little Pick Me Up

Mother Nature is one smart woman, and she’s a little bit of a show off. It’s easy to focus on her major accomplishments. Majestic mountains, vast seas, and mighty rivers—those are her headliners. More...

Rudy Mancke speaks at Granby Chapter NSDAR meeting

The Granby chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently met at the Lexington Library with Naturalist Rudy Mancke as guest speaker.  More...

Events

The COMET community listening session scheduled for Springdale

The COMET continues its series of public listening sessions throughout the Midlands to solicit input on future plans and recommendations for transit system improvement. More...

Events

•ANIMALS Columbia Animal Services will hold a St. Patrick’s Day pet adoption special for $17 March 15–16, Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane. 803-776-7387. •ART More...

Arts & Entertainment

Lexington County high school students express the Art of Healing

Lexington Medical Center, in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art, sponsored the 10th annual “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students. More...

Home & Garden

Bridal Wreath and Beyond

Stopping to smell the flowers

Couples planning a springtime garden wedding often include old-fashioned bridal wreath (Spiraea prunifolia or S. x vanhoutte) among the flowering shrubs invited to adorn the celebration. More...

Star Chefs

Mexican Wedding Cookies   More...

Pets

What to expect when you adopt a rescue dog

You couldn’t resist those pleading eyes and adorable ears and you brought home that rescue dog. You are ready to begin your new life together, full of adventures and memories. Congratulations, and bless you for giving this dog a home. More...