Old meets new at Sal’s Ol’ Timey Feed and Seed

Sal’s Ol’ Timey Feed and Seed probably needs a bigger sign, although locating the store isn’t difficult. Take I-20 E to Highway 321, travel north on Highway 321 to Sharpe Road. Turn right until you see the sign, then turn left onto Hilltop Road. The mules can point the way. Problem is Sal’s offers so many services, it’s impossible to […]

District 3 Champs!

The Trenholm Little League Coach Pitch Baseball team won the 2023 S.C. District 3 championship. The team went 4-0 in the district tournament and will play in the Little League State Tournament in Summerville starting June 15. Pictured (l-r) back row— coaches Nicole Bookstaver, Brandon Bookstaver, Jamie Smyth, and Russell Glass; middle row—Grant Stone, Aaron Bookstaver, Grayson Glass, Jack Watkins, […]

Miss Capital City set to participate in 2023 Miss South Carolina

Miss Capital City, Sarah Kay Wrenn, has announced her intent to participate in the 86th Annual Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization Competition. Taking place at the Township Auditorium, the competition is set to begin on Tuesday, June 20, and will conclude with the crowning of Miss South Carolina 2023 on Saturday, June 24. After competing in the 2023 Miss Capital […]

Cayce awarded $10 million for drainage improvement project

At the June 6 meeting, Cayce City Council voted to accept a $10 Million South Carolina Infrastructure Investment Plan (SCIIP) grant from the Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA). City of Cayce mayor, council and city staff have been diligently proactive about decades-old stormwater issues and are thrilled about the awarded funding that will serve as another step in completing the Cayce […]

Pineville, a historic refuge— A Pineville wedding

Originally published July 20, 2007

In his account of Pineville between 1794 and 1836, F.A. Porcher (“Historical and Social Sketch of Craven County, South Carolina,” Southern Quarterly Review, April 1852) was enthralled by the “country weddings” that took place there. Most of the marriages were arranged by the families. They were not comfortable allowing their daughters to select their own husbands. After all, bloodline was […]

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Two Peas in a Papaya Pod

I’m just saying...

“Julia…what’s this papaya stuff?” My husband, Marty, had been helping me carry in groceries and he was holding a bottle in his hand with a dubious look on his face. “Oh that?” I said as I took the bottle from him. “That’s Charlie’s new shampoo. Want to smell it? It smells sooooo gooood!” Charlie is our little 10-pound white Shih […]


Lisa Cole, interim executive director at Turning Pages SC, has received the Katharine Heath Manning Perry Award by the Junior League of Columbia. John Peebles, of Colliers South Carolina, has earned the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR) designation. Jon Robertson, CFP, of Abacus Planning Group, has been appointed to the Richland Library Board of Trustees. Lynn Young, founder […]


NAI Columbia’s Ben Kelly, CCIM, Patrick Chambers, and Jack Springs leased 2,000 SF of retail space located at 6908 Two Notch Road in Northeast Columbia and sold 465 Industrial Drive in Lexington. The property is 18,785 SF industrial property. NAI Columbia’s Patrick Palmer, CCIM and Bobby Balboni, CCIM leased 1,500 SF of retail space in the Village at Sandhill. Colliers […]

AgFirst Farm receives United Way of the Midlands’ Spirit of the Midlands Award

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank was selected to receive the Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership by United Way of the Midlands. The Spirit of the Midlands Award for Corporate Leadership is presented to a partner that embodies an overall spirit of giving through contributions of time, leadership, and resources in support of United Way’s work in priority issues […]