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 Richland County, the address of which is P.O. Box 192, Columbia, SC 29202, on or before the date that is eight […]


Notice is hereby given that Murphy Oil USA, INC. intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale OFF premises consumption of Beer, and Wine Only at 210 Ricky Lane, Columbia, SC 29229. To object to the issuance of the permit/license, written protest must be received by the SC Department of […]

Palmetto Pride plants deep roots throughout state

2009 Fall Tree Grant Cycle commences

PalmettoPride, South Carolina’s non- profit antilitter organization, celebrated the 2008- 2009 Tree Grant Fall Cycle with the donation of 55 trees to Carolina Wildlife Care in Lexington. Student volunteers from the University of South Carolina assisted in the project, planting 50 Red Cedar and five River Birch. Carolina Wildlife Care, a non- profit organization that rehabilitates orphaned or injured animals […]

One common stock to invest in

Stopping smell flowers

When the fall ornamental and food gardens are planted with collards, kale, cabbage, and mustard greens, the Cinderella of cabbage patch plants should not be overlooked. That Cinderella is common stock, aka Matthiola incan, and it is a spicy fragrant cool- season flowering annual. Native along the Mediterranean from Spain to Turkey, stocks were extremely popular in European gardens in […]

Public Notices

Public Notices Public Notices PUBLIC SALE NOTICE The following vehicles were ordered towed by Law Enforcement and no one has claimed these vehicles as of November 28, 2008. There is a lien on each vehicle for towing and storage charges and any additional storage or costs from the date of this notice. After thirty (30) days from the date of […]

Stop Where the Parking Lot’s Full

It took 20 years and about that number of pounds, but Sandlapper magazine writers Aida Rogers and Tim Driggers have put it all together for the eating public: Stop Where the Parking Lot’s Full, a restaurant guide for all of South Carolina, is now in print. For the past 10 years, Sandlapper magazine has run a regular feature on locally- […]

Miss SC…Miss America… Miss USA…Miss Universe

She was our heroine in the 50s. Miriam Jacqueline Stevenson was the first Miss USA to win Miss Universe. She was the first of seven Americans to win the Miss Universe crown. Stevenson was Miss Greenwood and next Miss South Carolina in 1953 which led her to the Miss America pageant. She was a semi- finalist for Miss America in […]

Shandon and Hollywood- Rose Hill neighborhoods host holiday tour

Residents of the Shandon and Hollywood- Rose Hill neighborhoods will welcome visitors to the annual Homes for the Holidays Tour December 7, 2008. This event, held in some of Columbia’s oldest neighborhoods, will feature seven unique homes decorated for the Holidays, plus the newly renovated Hand Middle School. Proceeds from the Tour, which is sponsored by the Shandon Neighborhood Council […]

Renee and Bob Kitts’s front door

Ask Renee and Bob Kitt to identify their home decoration motif, and they come up with the best word: Eclectic! Inside the home are ceramics from Mexico, a coffee table from India, Japanese dolls, a parrot from Belize, and a bread bowl from Honduras, along with family heirloom pieces and treasured old pictures. Their 1912- vintage home at 2827 Blossom […]

USC chapter of Kappa Alpha reunites