Couple works to turn first Olympia school building into a museum

Dr. Sherry Jaco and her husband, Jake, want to start a museum in Olympia in a two-story house at 1170 Olympia Avenue, the location of the first Olympia school in 1901. After the 1909 school year, the enrollment had risen to 115 causing a need for a new school building. After teachers and students moved next door, the house became […]

Four generations of Patiences celebrate centenarian

Still Hopes hosts TAG Juried Exhibition

Through July 26, Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community will host a Trenholm Artists Guild Juried Exhibition in the Gallery in The Marshall A. Shearouse Center for Wellness at One Still Hopes Drive, West Columbia. Call 803-739-5040 or visit Exhibiting artists include Mark Conrardy, Honorable Mention; Barbara Yongue, Honorable Mention; Patty Gamburg, Merit; George Stone, Merit; Richard Lund, Best of […]

Mayor Benjamin receives award from Historic Columbia Foundation

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tForest Drive: Police were called to a department store at 1 p.m. Saturday after a loss-prevention officer spotted a man doing some suspicious shopping. The officer told officers he watched the 18-yearold man pick out two pairs of designer socks at $12 each, three pairs of designer t-shirts, two pairs of designer boxers at $38.50 each, and two […]

Sesquicentennial Park

When established in the mid-1930s, Sesquicentennial State Park was located well away from urban development associated with the capital city. Today, folks traveling north on US 1, otherwise known as Two Notch Road, pass the nature retreat as they venture home, go to school, or shop at the Village at Sandhill. While many locals know of the state park’s history […]

ALL About Golf

Good putting saves stokes: A few simple fundamentals might be timely to review for better putting: (1) Ball positioned opposite front foot. (2) Weight positioned over front foot. (3) Eyes over line and ball. (4) Lower body kept still during stroke. (5) Wrists stay quiet! No hand action. (6) Accelerating strokes-shorter back and longer through. (7) Shoulders control motion of […]

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Why can’t Columbia get decent soccer fields? Dear Curmudgeons- I’ve been to immaculate youth soccer complexes all over the place including Rock Hill, Sumter, Charleston, and most recently, Decatur, Alabama of all places. Why can’t the Columbia area have such a complex? -Soccer Mom Dear Soccer Mom- Not really our cup of tea. The only folks playing soccer when we […]


What are the options for a person who has been hospitalized, gone from the hospital to assisted living, has no relatives, and needs to sell his/her house and its contents?

For about three years Candy Waites has operated a business called Senior Move Managers that caters to the needs of people in transition. Most of the folks she helps are downsizing or moving closer to their children or into assisted living facilities. Senior Move Managers is part of a nationwide organization. Waites may receive a call from New Hampshire for […]

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