Angela’s…"Prayer" Photo contributed by David Lee Photography Angela Freeman onstage with Justin Smith and the Folk Hop Band Angela Freeman’s smile rarely takes a break. Angela has a job she enjoys and is the bass player for Justin Smith and the Folk Hop Band, a local group gaining momentum with each weekend gig. The group performed last weekend at Finlay […]

Our own is 2009 National Mother of the Year

Betty Jean McGregor was recently selected the 2009 National Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc. The ideals of American Mothers, Inc.® (AMI) began in the heart and mind of Anna Reeves Jarvis as she sought to heal the hearts of families caught in the conflict of the Civil War. Organizing a day of love and friendship across battle […]

Heart ‘n Soul plays for Pause for the Cause

  For over two decades the Rotarians of District 7770 have been partnering with Gift of Life International to save children around the word. Each year children in need of life saving surgery are flown to S.C. and taken to one of five participating hospitals where they are given the necessary medical services free of charge. On May 16, the […]

SUMC celebrates centennial

Shandon United Methodist Church began in 1909

For the past 100 years, Shandon United Methodist church has been rooted in its local ministry to the Shandon community in central Columbia while growing in its impact on the state and the world. In 1890, the development firm, The Columbia Land and Investment Company, purchased 305 acres of land on Columbia’s east side. The next year the company purchased […]

Maj. Gen James E. Livingston Award goes to two supporters of the NMOHC

Evening Music Club hosts piano recital

Clarification of History of First Baptist Church April 24, 2009, publication

Legend has it that Columbia’s First Baptist Church narrowly missed being torched by Sherman’s troops. As the story goes, the soldiers marched to the church and asked the groundskeeper if he could direct them to the location of the church where the declaration of secession was signed. The loyal groundskeeper directed the men to another church, a Methodist church located […]

Scholarship recipients give recital

Columbia Lions Club serves for 87 years

Columbia Lions Club celebrated its 87 year anniversary Monday, April 20 with a celebration and cake cutting at the bi- monthly meeting held at the Capital City Club. Since the club’s chartering in 1922, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as sight conservatiom. Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to fund […]

Sons of Confederate Veterans honor Confederate Memorial Day