Artists support Healing Icons

Martha Wise is bringing together several eclectic creative artists and Healing Icons’ Traveling Exhibition: “Sometimes Words Are Not Enough” for the Artisan Fair September 27, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at her business, White Rose Artisans Boutique, 831 Meeting Street in West Columbia. The participants include Abstract Alexandra, Suzanne Amodio, Bee Lee Bags, Beverly Bouknight, Eight Petals, Faithful […]

Mayor Steve Benjamin to participate in Pope’s visit

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 23 where he will served as a panelist at the 2015 International Mayors Forum co-sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers and La Salle University. Part of the World Meeting of Families Congress which culminates in Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, the International Mayors Forum will bring together mayors representing diverse […]

Ridge View football team assists the Rice Creek Elementary School car rider line


To Feature the Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Leon Lott announces SPIKE TV has begun airing all new episodes of COPS, now in its 28th season. The next episode, “Butt Wait… There’s More,” airs Saturday, September 26, 2015. at 8 p.m. on SPIKE TV and features the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. COPS is produced by Langley Productions and broadcasted by SPIKE TV. COPS is one of the […]

Beloved friend of Harmony School passes away

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres Forest Drive: There was one healthy crook in Forest Acres as of 7 a.m. Thursday Morning when police were called to a drug store after employees said a lone man stole more than $1,000 worth of over-the-counter meds and vitamins. When officers arrived, witnesses told them a man in his mid-30s came into the store and proceeded to […]

Part I: The SC Military Museum: A Brief History

Two of the most frequent questions we receive at the Museum are as follows: (1) what is our history; and (2) how do we acquire artifacts, macro and micro. In the first of a two part series, we’ll start from the beginning and provide you a glimpse into the creation of a military museum. Conceptually, the idea of a museum […]

Scarecrow Season at Historic Columbia

The beginning of October means one thing at Historic Columbia: Scarecrows in the Garden! This annual event, sponsored by Palmetto Parent , brings dozens of local residents, schools, and organizations together to celebrate the season by creating unique and fun scarecrows to compete for several prizes. Starting on Thursday October 1, the Founders Garden at the Robert Mills House and […]

Prayers needed for Clean of Heart ministry

The United Way recently announced plans for its new office location due to the City of Columbia’s purchase of its existing office building on Main Street. I am writing to share Catholic Charities of the Midlands’ plans concerning the CLEAN of HEART ministry we operate at 1219 Laurel Street, a building we have leased from the United Way since June […]

Surviving the pranksters

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

While testing my new walking partner recently, I spied what appeared to be a discarded bottle of beer. Shimmering in the sunlight, golden in color, exposed through the clear glass of a Miller bottle, was a free drink. The cap was attached securely, and the fluid filled the bottle completely. My first thought was hallucination; I’d been walking for nearly […]