And then there were two each for mayor and city council

The mayor’s race and the vacant seat on Columbia City Council will be determined in a runoff election Tuesday, November 16. Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine faces fellow council member Daniel Rickenmann for the mayor’s seat. Tyler Bailey squares off with Dr. Aditi Bussels for one of the council’s two at-large seats. From the moment these two races took shape it […]

Train for the holidays

Big family holidays are almost here. In addition to meal planning, present buying, and decorating, think about preparing your dog for these exciting times by refreshing him on his training or starting now to train skills that will be useful during holidays. Look at the holidays from your dog’s perspective and you will realize what cues you may need to […]

Historic Eutawville—Part 1: Indians & Marions

Earliest historical data locates the Cherokees in a vast area of what is now the southeastern United States, with about 200 towns scattered throughout the present states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Cherokee oral tradition tells of a time when the Cherokees were ruled by a powerful priesthood called the ani-Kutani. When the […]


Excerpt No. 46 from Mike Maddock’s novel available now on Amazon

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to publish Mike Maddock’s novel, Sunnybrook, in its entirety as a “50 Something” weekly series for 2021. All published excerpts will also be available on our website, Chapter 11 (Cont’d) David walked through the trails just in case. There were no signs of his son. He walked down Sunnybrook Lane then turned right on […]

No Bugs M’lady

I’m just saying...

“Alright you little suckers…you’re going DOWN! I’ve HAD it with you! I’ve given you your chances for life but did you listen? YOU DID NOT and now….YOU’RE MINE!” It must have been frightening for my husband, Marty, when he walked in the house and saw me standing alone in the laundry room armed with my porto-vac aimed at the ceiling […]


Richland County Recreation Commission’s Board has elected new officers, including new chair Donzetta Lindsay, vice-chair Stephen Venugopal, and secretary Ashley Miller. Mary Kate Korpita has been named director of brand strategy at Flock and Rally. Sheila Robinson, partner at Moore Bradley Myers (MBM), has been named a 2021 Woman of Influence by Columbia Regional Business Report. Nima Sherpa, sales representative […]

Nurse says, “Don’t call my students old”

A new business launched by a nurse to help adults over the age of 50 reduce their risk for developing dementia is now located in the Midlands. Michelle Thompson has been a nurse for over 15 years taking care of the needs of older adults. She graduated from Midlands Technical College and jumped right into taking care of older adults […]


Bluestein Attorneys has been named one of the top law firms in the Columbia area in two practice areas—personal injury litigation-plaintiffs and workers’ compensation law-claimants—by U. S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America. Callison Tighe & Robinson has been named top tier in six practice areas in Best Law Firms in America’s 2022 edition, including commercial litigation, […]

Governor McMaster joins Turn90, formerly Turning Leaf, to open Columbia reentry center

Turning Leaf, Charleston’s successful prison reentry program, has announced a name change and opened its new center in Columbia. Now called Turn90, the program creates a new direction for men at the highest risk of re-arrest who return from prison to the Lowcountry and the Midlands. “We have big dreams,” says Turn90 founder and executive director Amy Barch. “Our goal […]

Club Champion fitting studio now open in Columbia

Custom golf club fitter Club Champion has announced the opening of its new fitting studio, located at 106 Percival Road. The store is open and accepting fitting appointments. This is Club Champion’s fourth location in the state of South Carolina. Club Champion fits, sells and builds custom golf clubs using brands like Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist, Cobra, Fujikura, Golf Pride […]