Tragedy and triumph bond friends forever

George McLaughin, Jesse Smith, Paul Mashburn, and Hammond Edwards III didn’t really know each other well and had little in common other than their fondness for golf. But it was that common appreciation for the game that will keep them bonded forever, not only because their triumphs on the links, but the tragedy that happened off the course. “It was […]

A.C. Flora sophomore collects supplies for Humane Society

In February the Humane Society was contacted by Hugh Gailey, a sophomore at AC Flora High School. He was working on a school project that involved community service, and it also needed to be solution–oriented. Gailey thought it would be a good idea to help animals in need and thus started Gailey’s interaction with the Humane Society. Executive Director, Wayne […]

Entrepreneurs take advantage of St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Art, tacos, and money

David Roberts, a consultant with offices at 2501 Main Street, presented his proposal to sell tacos from a portable pushcart at a location on the sidewalk next to the parking curb in front of 1201 Main Street, the former AT&T Building now called Capitol Place. City favorite Amanda Gunter, senior office assistant, was named the city’s February 2011 Employee of […]

Books, music, and movies for low prices

Stock up on good books, movies, and music at the Friends of the Richland County Public Library’s Spring Book Sale and Inventory Reduction Sale, and support the library! The Friends’ Spring Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p. m. Saturday, April 30 at the RCPL Operations Center, 130 Lancewood Road. A preview sale for Friends’ members […]

Bridge to Columbia’s Future

John Temple Ligon (BA USC, M.Arch Rice U.) presented his plan for a triumphal bridge over the Congaree River to the Torch Club of Columbia March 22. The plan was first created in the late 1980s but has since been dormant for mostly political reasons. With a new mayor seated in Columbia, the convention center less–than–firmly seated on Lincoln Street, […]

American Red Cross responds to multi unit apartment fire

American Red Cross volunteers were on the scene and responding to an apartment fire at Green Oaks Apartments, 3930 Broad River Road, SC. Eight units were completely destroyed, which could have left 15 people homeless, but the Red Cross was on the scene providing immediate emergency assistance. Client Assistance Cards were issued for food, clothing, and shoes. Comfort Kits, Mental […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia tAugusta Road, 1900 block: Police were called to a gas station at 5 a.m. Tuesday after a woman told the clerk to call 911 because she was being held against her will. The 41–year–old woman went into the gas station as the man pumped gas. The woman told the clerk the man had kidnapped her and for her […]

All Saints Episcopal Church of Cayce

Places of worship

Father Georg Reztlaff took a circuitous route to West Columbia; now that he’s there, he never expects to leave. He’s been a student, a teacher, a pastor, a philosopher, and an author. Now it’s time for retirement, and he expects to do: “Nothing!” Father Georg has served as rector at All Saints Episcopal Church of Cayce for seven years. This […]

SC Historic Aviation Foundation adds to Honor Flight weekend

City Roots is joining Honor Flight of South Carolina’s upcoming salute to WWII veterans by offering back–to–back short programs on victory gardens. To be led by James Quint, educational coordinator for Historic Columbia Foundation, the informal presentations will be given at both 11 a.m. and noon at City Roots , 1005 Airport Boulevard adjacent to Jim Hamilton L.B. Owens Airport. […]