Westwood hosts Flora in opener

“It feels like a little sliver of normal,” A.C. Flora head coach Dustin Curtis said. “I’m sure a lot of coaches had their doubts about whether we would get here. But now that we’re here we are excited and ready. We know there will be challenges throughout the season with football and things we can’t control off the field. But it’s better to have the opportunity than not at all.”

SCHSL football returns

It took months to figure out. Plans were made, scrapped, and replaced with new plans. There was plenty of uncertainty if it would even happen, but, beginning Thursday, September 24, South Carolina High School League football will return. “We went through it in phases throughout the process,” South Carolina High School League Commissioner Jerome Singleton said. “As the planning came […]

Historic Babcock Building burns

The iconic centerpiece of the BullStreet District, the historic Babcock Building, was discovered in flames on the morning of Saturday, September 12. The Columbia Fire Department worked to contain the fire which was centered on the most prominent and architecturally relevant portion of the historic Babcock Building, its façade and cupola, part of the Columbia skyline since 1858. Over 25 […]

Remembering 9/11

The Museum Came to Us Any other year, I would have taken the kids on a field trip to the museum. In 2020, the museum had to come to us. My children got a history lesson 2020 style, and it was one of the best ever. Corona has forced us to rethink how we do everything, and that’s not necessarily […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres Trenholm Road: A woman went to police headquarters at 8 a.m. Thursday to report a possible theft. The 86-yearold woman told the investigating officer a few months ago she had written two checks to her church. She said she wrote one check for $100 and one for $10 to her church back then and as of now, only […]

Greenhouse Campus a game changer for S.C. farming

Over the next two years, several hundred acres of land near Early Branch, South Carolina will be transformed into greenhouses for farming. Using recycled rainwater and high-tech climate controls, farming companies will grow tomatoes, leafy greens, berries, and other crops safely and sustainably. Another company locating at the site will process and package some of this produce into salad mixes, […]

Vitamin D could help in the prevention and severity of COVID- 19


With are the benefits of Vitamin D in fighting COVID- 19? Although case numbers for COVID-19 have been dropping lately, people are wondering what steps they can take until a vaccine arrives, since a second wave of the pandemic virus is expected along with the annual flu season. Vitamin C has long been known for its benefits with the common […]


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

Anyone perusing the internet “news” sections these days has likely encountered a few stories about Ellen. We all know who Ellen is—a person so popular she no longer needs a last name. Ellen has been bombarded by stories of a toxic workplace on the set of her television show, which is called Ellen as one might expect. A recent investigation […]

Football widow once more

I’m just saying...

Autumn has arrived and I couldn’t be happier! This is my favorite time of year… the suffocating southern summer heat is gone, taking with it the countless hordes of mosquitoes and flies that harass and chomp on us all summer long. The days become shorter but the air is somehow crisper as the earth begins slowing down for its long […]

When a mullet was a good decision


I’ve been writing the sequel to my book, Sunnybrook, which puts the main character in middle school. Needless to say, writing the sequel has made me reflect on that time in my life, which I can say without hesitation was the worst of my life. I hated middle school. It could have been because I was the new kid in […]