Bomb threat at JCC

Monday morning started out like any other day at Columbia’s Jewish Community Center in Northeast Columbia. Classes were going on from body pump to yoga and people were on the treadmills and working out with trainers. The running track was open, and those finished with their workouts were milling about in the lobby sipping coffee, reading papers, or just catching […]

Riff Raff stops by Animal Services

Conquering cancer and Kilimanjaro

NOTE: This article is part of an ongoing series about the journey of ordinary people to overcome adversity. “Never quit. Never stop. Not today. Not ever.” Columbia resident Gary Rudman has adapted those eight words as his mantra, and he is living it. Diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April 2015, his journey to recovery has been an uphill climb, with […]

Principal to appear on Jeopardy

Counter surfing, the sport of canines

Sports editor witnesses National Championship

Commemorating the Cemetery behind “The Graveyard”

Since 1981, fans of USC soccer have flocked to “The Graveyard” to cheer on the Gamecocks. Although officially christened Eugene E. Stone III Stadium in 1996, the site’s nickname, coined due to the stadium’s proximity to Beth Shalom (House of Peace) Cemetery, is more alive than ever. This Sunday, the cemetery will receive public recognition for its own contribution to […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County Covenant Road: A man called police at 5 a. m. Monday after he said his “cousin” had taken his vehicle. When officers arrived on the scene, the alleged victim told them his “cousin” was “staying” with him momentarily due to some upheaval in the 19- year- old’s home. The car owner said he got up early Monday and […]

Over Easy

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

While visiting my oldest son last summer, I received cooking advice. He showed me the latest way to prepare over easy eggs for anyone not coordinated enough to master a spatula. As he heated the oil in the frying pan, Shane also fired up the broiler. When the clear liquid of the egg white had cooked appropriately, he slid the […]

What a World

I’m just saying...

I think the world is more messed up these days than ever before, but in all honesty… that could be me. This weekend my husband and I were all about having a snow weekend, and we didn’t let a little thing like no snow stop us. He made a pot of chili, and I gathered some DVDs for us to […]