Neighborhoods celebrate centennial with gala

Present and former residents of the Hollywood and Rose Hill neighborhoods gathered at 701 Whaley Street April 11 to celebrate 100 years of rich history. The Hollywood and Rose Hill neighborhood were planned suburbs located to the south of downtown Columbia developed in the early 1900s. There was much development and growth at the city’s boundaries in the early years […]

Pawmetto Lifeline hosts sixth successful Bark to the Park

Pawmetto Lifeline hosted its sixth annual Bark to the Park Walk for the Animals, a major fundraising event, in Finlay Park on Saturday, April 5. This year, the nonprofit had over 1,400 participants and 115 teams walking for the animals, which equates to over 500 saved homeless pets. The donations made in honor of Bark to the Park directly benefit […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tTrenholm Road: A school employee went to police headquarters at 3:30 p.m. Monday after an instructor at the school informed him of what could be constituted as threats to the school or the students and faculty. The instructor said one of the students at the school couldn’t get into a class he wanted, and he became livid with […]

Trinity Cathedral

For residents of and visitors to Columbia, spring is synonymous with a profusion of color signaling the rebirth of the capital city after a winter filled with bare branches and subdued hues. Temperate weather and reawakening landscapes inspire folks to cycle, run, and walk throughout downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods. This weekend, as in generations past, many citizens and guests […]


Should I vaccinate my children?

Forty- eight states, including South Carolina, allow parents to sign a vaccination exemption form. Only West Virginia and Mississippi do not allow such exemptions. A few years ago, research emerged linking vaccinations to autism, but this research has been completely debunked. As with any treatment, there is a slight chance of adverse reaction, but, with all childhood vaccinations, that risk […]

My cat is my best friend

(In reference to Mike Cox’s March 28 column, Cats and Dogs) Airport, my cat and best friend, is as affectionate as any of my many dogs. He sleeps and purs on my shoulder touching the bed. When I turn over, he goes to the other shoulder, lies down, and starts purring again. When I go home at night, I call […]

Washington should balance its budgets just like families do

Three out of four families live paycheck to paycheck. These hardworking mothers and fathers manage to feed their families, provide for their children, and plan for the future while spending within their means. If families balance their budgets, why can’t Washington do the same? Since President Obama was sworn into office, he and his administration have increased our national debt […]

The Columbia Curmudgeons

What’s up with the black dots? Dear Going Blind- Unfortunately, we have no idea what you’re talking about. We see no black dots. However, while we were searching for these elusive black dots, we did notice that our license tags are expired. So, we thank you for that. Can we repay you with the name of a good ophthalmologist? -CC […]

ALL About Golf

The Masters came signaling the start of golf season in South Carolina! Some of us have braved the inclement weather and gotten in a few rounds to knock the rust off after the winter holiday break. The phone has been ringing; golf practice and lessons are on our minds. I encourage us all to start walking, stretching, and swinging a […]

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