Bearcats/Eagles rekindle rivalry

Week 1 of the 2019 season renews a crosstown rivalry as the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats host the Airport Eagles Friday, August 30.

Columbia celebrates “She Did Day”

August 26 was the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote. The amendment was a milestone event, but much work was left to do for the cause of women’s equality. With the passage of the 19th Amendment, the right to vote was granted only to white women. […]

NDSS to feature local boy in annual Times Square Video

Dylan “Dyl Pickle” Morton from Lexington will be featured on the big screen in the heart of New York City as a part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s (NDSS) annual Times Square Video presentation September 14. The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month on the morning of the NDSS Buddy Walk® in New York City. […]

Historic Columbia announces September 2019 events

School is back in session and we’re gearing up for a busy fall. Not only will you have the opportunity to participate in our classic Moonlight Cemetery and Secrets from the Grave tours and Second Sunday Strolls, we’re also kicking off our Homeschool Friday series to provide opportunities for homeschool students to explore various themes and historic sites and hosting […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County Beltline Blvd.: Police were called to a restaurant at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after an employee said her ex-boyfriend was threatening her at her workplace. The 36- year-old woman told the responding officers her 34-year-old ex-boyfriend had come to her job at the restaurant and “stormed in,” “began yelling, using profanities,” and called her names. He ended his tirade […]

Nuf Sed

Most of us spend hours looking at digital screens, so how do our eyes feel about that?


With so many of us spending time looking at a computer screen, how do we cope with and treat eye strain? If you find yourself rubbing your eyes and feeling you spend many of your waking hours staring at a digital screen of some kind, you are spot on. “American adults spend more than 11 hours per day watching, reading, […]

Playing for joy

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

In the middle of the third inning, I gathered my team for a private chat, having already wasted a mound visit that detoured toward the shortstop. Our best player, and the kid I knew loved baseball more than anyone I’d ever known. He was also my first born son. I chewed him out to no avail, and watched two more […]

Sneaky Exits

I’m just saying...

When I saw my husband Marty tiptoeing around the bedroom the other morning, I thought it was odd. He goes to work in the wee hours of the morning and lately for some reason, I’ve been waking up when he leaves. It’s no fun to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 3:30 a.m. but thankfully, I have my early morning shows […]

Getting home too fast


Some road trips can be very frustrating and feel like they’re never going to end, but on my most recent journey, I was actually hoping it wouldn’t end…at least not until my wife and I finished listening to a book on tape. This book on tape turned my world upside down. I took comfort in the things that usually drive […]