Richland One honors four at second Hall of Fame Gala

A Supreme Court justice, a lawyer, a teacher, and a military hero were inducted last Saturday night into the Richland One Hall of Fame. The Second Annual Induction Ceremony Gala honored I.S. Leevy Johnson, SC Chief Justice Jean Toal, Celia Phelps Martin, and the late Lt. Col. George “Marty” Martin III. The main event was preceded by a silent auction […]

The Living Dead, a team of legends

The Living Dead soccer team is gaining legendary status within the SC Amateur Soccer Association (SCASA). A few Living Dead members played a key role in bringing the sport to SC in the 1960s, and today members are leading the charge to create new teams for the 35 and older age group. The SCASA, 1,000 players strong and growing, is […]


Spring Valley defeats Richland Northeast to take the Region 5-4A Championship

Most fans on the green and gold side of Harry Parone Stadium did not realize they were going to have their cake and eat it too Friday, November 4. Minutes after their Vikings served up a dramatic victory over their most heated rival, the Richland Northeast Cavaliers, it was announced over the stadium loudspeaker the Silver Foxes from Dutch Fork […]

Five Points shop owner helps clean up after Hurricane Katrina

Debbie McDaniel, owner of Revente consignment shop, recently spent five days in Metairie, LA revitalizing Prima Donna’s Closet, a consignment shop destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. From October 6–11, 2005, McDaniel and her store manager, Heather Craig, helped Stephanie Hirsh, owner of Prima Donna’s Closet, with everything from cleaning, sorting clothing, and merchandising. McDaniel said the whole experience was eye–opening. “I […]

Review Spooky Hollow on Halloween

What do three school boys, a German immigrant, the director of Homeless and Youth Programs at the Cooperative Ministries, a PhD student in biomedical science, and a fine Paso Fino Mare have in common? Give up? They were all part of the Riverfront performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow presented by The River Alliance and Innersight Multimedia. My buddy, […]

Celebrate Freedom burns the skies

The weekend of October 29 and 30, I went to the Celebrate Freedom Festival in Camden. When I first walked in, the first thing I saw was a huge C130 Hercules towering over all the other aircraft and war machines. This huge aircraft is used for transport of troops, war engines, and cargo. It can hold up to 93 troops […]

Columbia woodworkers show canoes in Georgetown

Jeffrey Coleman has been skilled at woodworking for many years. His youngest son, Jonathon, has picked up some tips from him. In the last six months, Jeff and Jonathon have built two canoes in their backyard shed. On October 12, Georgetown held its annual wooden boat show. Jeff and John set up their canoes in the picturesque waterfront setting. The […]

Remember Melvin Purvis

Alston Purvis, son of Melvin Purvis, is coming to his home state to promote his latest book, The Vendetta: FBI Melvin Purvis’ War Against Crime Contributed by Public Affairs Books   In 1934, SC native Melvin Purvis was the most famous man in America, second only to FDR.  Although only 31 years old, he had just completed a remarkable sweep […]

Columbia Children’s Theatre’s presents Frosty Returns

Contributed byColumbia Children’s Theatre Everybody’s favorite frozen friend, Frosty, is coming to life on stage at Columbia Children’s Theatre. Frosty Returns will run Nov. 25–Dec. 3 at the Bellfield Cultural Arts Center. This heart warming musical follows Samantha, Sidney, James, and Worm as they try to win the school’s science fair by bringing Frosty back to life. Frosty Returns is […]

Veteran’s Day

Their precious service; our renewed obligation

America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago. Since the Revolution, eight generations of America’s veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom. This Veterans Day, we will honor more than 25 million living veterans and the memory of those patriots who came before them. With pride, we remember each soldier, Marine, sailor, […]