Tennessee Volunteers invade Olympia Mill Village Museum

There was excitement in the air Friday, March 18, when a swarm of student volunteers descended on Olympia Mill Village Museum with their bright yellow shirts and youthful spirits. After receiving assignments, this cloud of youthful energy looked like a busy bee hive—digging, planting, hammering, and carrying heavy artifacts—all to fulfill their mission to “lead and serve.” This group is […]

All Rise

Columbia lawyer and former Magistrate Judge Daniel Coble has been elected to serve as a judge in the Fifth Circuit, Seat 2 replacing Judge Casey Manning, who has served in that role since 1994. “I’m honored to serve our state and thankful to the members of the general assembly for electing me to this position,” Coble said. “Judge Manning is […]

McEntire announces temporary operation at CAE

Monday, March 21, the South Carolina Air National Guard (SCANG) announced a temporary relocation operation of F-16s from McEntire Joint National Guard Base (McEntire) to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE). The temporary operation, set to begin in April and last for six months, comes as McEntire will soon begin resurfacing its current F-16 runway. “Thank you to our partner, the […]

UofSC Dance Company’s R/Evolutions in Movement features iconic choreography and world-renowned guests

Legendary dance works and internationally renowned performers will take the spotlight as the UofSC Dance Company presents R/Evolutions in Movement, April 9-10 at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street. Show times are 6:30 p.m., April 9 and 2 p.m., April 10. Admission is $15 for students, $20 for UofSC faculty/staff, military, and seniors 60+, and $22 for […]

It had to be snakes

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

Last week, someone on a local community thread shared a snake picture asking for help in determining if the creature was dangerous. It was black with horizontal stripes—obviously a King Snake and the absolute best snake to find on one’s property. Maybe the best living creature. I know the impulse, especially in the South, is to say the best kind […]

Something signs off

50– Something

After writing this column for over two decades, I’ve decided to call it quits. I’ve been dreading this moment, and I managed to put it off for about a year by publishing excerpts of my book, Sunnybrook. Now that little delay has passed, and it’s time for me to say goodbye to 50-Something (and 30-Something and 40-Something). In the early […]

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend: First impressions

Originally published March 18, 2005

Quite by accident I discovered Lithuania (the official name is Lietova) in 2004. There it was… pinched in at the bottom of the Baltic Sea between Latvia, Belarus, and Poland. About the size of S.C. in population and area but with a much higher (99.9 percent) literacy rate. During my two–week stay, I observed a capitalistic furor creating new marketplaces, […]

Nuf Sed


Patrick D. Bozik has been named chief information officer at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. Wilson Kibler has been recognized as both a Top Leasing and Top Sales firm for 2021, receiving the 2021 CoStar Power Broker Award. Wilson Kibler senior associates John Mills and George McCutchen, CCIM, SIOR, were also recipients of the award. City of Forest Acres Councilmember Thomas […]

State Credit Union holds groundbreaking ceremony

State Credit Union has partnered with the best of the best for construction of its brand new, 50,000 sq. ft., three-story building in downtown Columbia. The team of LCK, LLC, Hood Construction, and Boudreaux Inspired Designs will be tasked with building a facility to take the credit union well into the future. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, March 22 […]