March 22, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

News

We Are Olympia gets answers about annexation process

A month after bringing up the idea of annexation, the We Are Olympia Neighborhood Association dug deeper into the issue with Andrew Livengood, with the City of Columbia, at its Monday, March 18 meeting. More...

County council approves new direction for Penny Program

Richland County Council will receive new details Tuesday, March 19 on its decision to transition management of the Transportation Penny Program from a private contractor to County staff. More...

Columbia ready to host basketball tournament

Basketball fans around the Midlands are excited about the return of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament to Columbia beginning Friday, March 22. It is the first time the tournament has been played in Columbia since 1970.  More...

Business

FOLKS ABOUT TOWN

Brian W. Keys, PE, has joine KCI Technologies Inc. as senior project manager and business developer for transportation engineering.  Darren Hickey has joined HUB International as sports and entertainment specialist. More...

Chapin Community Foundation presents $1,000 to Good Samaritan Clinic

Greater Chapin Community Foundation (GCCF) presented a $1,000 donation to the Good Samaritan Clinic in the name of the Chapin High School Academic Leadership Academy (ALA). More...

City Snippets

Devine Street eyesores coming down   More...

Education

Spring Valley wins Midlands Collaboration Quiz Bowl Championship

Spring Valley High School’s Quiz Bowl team captured the Midlands Collaboration Tournament Champion title for the second year in a row by defeating Lugoff-Elgin and Camden High Schools with scor More...

Scholars Magnet sophomores attend Black Legislative Leadership Conference

Ridge View High School Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law sophomores Tyler Gadson (r) and Sam Grant were chosen to represent Ridge View at the S.C. More...

Richland Two students headed to state Geo Bee

Three Richland Two students will represent the Richland School District Two in the South Carolina State GeoBee on March 29. They are sixth grader, Zahi Siddique (Dent Middle School); seventh grader, Aditya Chennnamraju (E.L. More...

Sports

Dreher shuts down Airport

Dreher’s baseball Blue Devils rode the pitching arms of the brothers Keup, Aidan and Shane. More...

Cards handle Hammond

Cardinal Newman 6, Hammond 1 Cardinal Newman School March 14, 2019   More...

Cardinal Newman grounds Skyhawks

Myles Hedgecock spun a gem for the Cardinal Newman Cardinals on Thursday, March 14, shutting out the visiting Hammond Skyhawks on four hits as the Cardinals prevailed 5-0. More...

Travel

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 9: Attack of the Sea Monster

We, four recent graduates of Dreher High School (Lee Tigner, Alex Jenkins, Kelly Nelson, and yours truly) were quite proud of ourselves. We had made it from Savannah to Islamorado, almost halfway down the Florida peninsula. More...

Winederlust

How to Start an (Affordable) Wine Collection

Contrary to what most believe, you don’t have to be a lottery winner, have traveled the storied wine regions of the world—although, wouldn’t that be fantastic?— or be a wine snob to create an interesting, diverse, and deliciou More...

Columbia Sherlockians bring famous Conan Doyle story to life in old-time radio drama

An audience of 25 listened raptly as five men and three women brought a famous Sherlock Holmes story to life at the Palmetto Club. More...

Goodwin looks forward to NCAA tournament

The Wofford Terrier men’s basketball team has been one of the hottest teams in South Carolina since the 2018-2019 season started. More...

On Second Thought

Found Footage Project Provides Glimpse Into 1970s Columbia

Discovered by an intern at the University of South Carolina Libraries’ Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), Hip Tags is an intriguing orphan film mystery with 1970s Columbia, S.C. as its main character. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Lenora’s Story - A Pain So Great

Lenora Jones* was in my Adult New Reader class. She knew her alphabet but couldn’t read.  More...

Commentary

Blowing in the Wind?

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

At some point late in our teen years, my friends and I discovered Gabe and Walker, two cowboys advertising Falstaff Beer. A very young Sam Elliott played Walker, the serious one. More...

Sweet Spousal Slumber

I’m just saying...

My husband has started sleeping with me again!  Now before we get any rumors started, let me explain.  More...

Let’s not give me something to talk about

40–Something

My wife and I have several standing rules in our marriage. For instance, I am to kill (or liberate) any and all bugs inside the house or office. More...

Society

Miss Mary Rogers McMaster weds Mr. Samuel Martin Herskovitz

Mary Rogers McMaster of Columbia, South Carolina and Samuel Martin Herskovitz of San Carlos, California were married on March 16 at the Memorial Garden of the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia, South Carolina. Rev. Gabriel N.E. More...

CMTA holds Honors Recital

On Sunday, March 17, 13 pianists performed as scholarship winners in the Honors Recital at Columbia College for the Columbia Music Teachers Association Scholarship Auditions.  They were selected from nearly 60 entries by piano faculty from The G More...

USC student seeks Global Grant scholarship

Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club is backing University of South Carolina junior Alexis Vetack’s application for a Global Grant Scholarship award to earn a master’s degree in public policy. More...

Events

Events

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University of South Carolina School of Music April events

• Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.— Swing Shift Big Band, UofSC School of Music Recital Hall  • Wednesday, April 3, 4:30 p.m.—Beth Chandler Guest Artist Flute Recital, School of Music Recital Hall  • Thursday, April 4 More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre brings family drama to the stage with Other Desert Cities

Workshop Theatre brings family drama to the stage with Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities March 22-31 at Columbia College’s Cottingham Theatre.  More...

Home & Garden

A Closer Look at Redbud Trees

Stopping to smell the flowers

Eastern redbud trees (Cercis canadensis) lining city streets and punctuating neighborhood yards present an ornamental explosion of flowering in March this year. More...

Star Chefs

Redbud Blossom Muffins  From Green Deane of eattheweeds.com   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

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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...