RCSD goes national

Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s READY program airs on A&E

In 2010, a story was published in The Columbia Star about the Richland County Sheriff ’s Department’s program for troubled teens that imitates a night in jail. The teens are brought to the Sheriff ’s Department by parents who are frustrated and feel like their children are headed for trouble or worse…. going to jail for real. Headed by Investigator […]

Dance magazine picks Pavlovich protégé as one of “2012 25 to Watch”

Brooklyn Mack of Elgin and former student of Radenko Pavlovich, director of the Columbia Classical Ballet, was picked as one of “2012 25 to Watch” by Dance magazine. Mack will be a dancing at the Columbia Classical Ballet Lifechance performance January 21 in Columbi. Below are the details from the January 2012 issue that went on line Wednesday, January 4, […]

Richland School District One wins awards for

effective process and use of property and casualty claims.

Richland One has been recognized by the S.C. School Boards Insurance Trust (SCSBIT) as the recipient of its Property and Casualty Ownership and Involvement Award for the district’s effective process and use of property and casualty claims. SCSBIT is the largest insurance provider to public school districts in South Carolina and is a service provided by the S.C. School Boards […]

The Symphony League invites you to its Valentine Ball to benefit the SC Philharmonic

Symphony league, a proud benefactor of the South Carolina Philharmonic, contributes over $30,000 each year to support the South Carolina Philharmonic and to increase awareness of the performing arts in the community. This year’s major fundraising event will be the 7th Annual Valentine Ball on Sunday, February 12, 2012. In the words of Helen Keller, “The best and most beautiful […]

Save the males

Memo to men: if you want to father a healthy child, keep your laptop off your lap. As Reuters reported on November 29, a study in the journal Fertility and Sterility has sobering news: sperm from healthy men placed under a laptop wirelessly connected to the Internet died twice as fast as those that were not exposed and developed three […]

Be careful with home heating fires

As overnight temperatures have been below freezing for the last three nights, Chief Aubrey Jenkins of the Columbia-Richland Fire Department cautions citizens that some heat sources that comfort us also represent a leading cause of U. S. home fires and fire fatalities. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating equipment—primarily space heaters and fireplaces— caused an estimated 66,100 […]

Local Red Cross on the scene assisting resident after home fire

The local Red Cross responded to a fire that occurred at a duplex located at 1007 Lynn Street in Columbia. The Red Cross is providing immediate emergency assistance in the form of food, shelter, and emotional support for two families that were affected. In total, five individuals were affected by this fire. “ We’re deeply saddened for those affected by […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia t12th Street, 500 block: A man was arrested at 4 p.m. Friday after an officer spotted him trying to maneuver two bicycles across the roadway. The man was stumbling and dropped the bikes twice before the officer got to him. When the officer asked the 45- year-old man what he was doing, he said he was going to […]


God on email

I’m just saying...

I don’t think God uses email. I guess a lot of folks do though because I keep getting these prayers and blessings and power-point shows that tell me that if I don’t pass them on to a dozen or more people that I am not a Christian and don’t believe in God. My personal favorite is the one that says […]