Camp Discovery expands NASA DISCOVERIES

Since 2019, Camp Discovery has utilized NASA’s GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) program, bringing authentic citizen science investigations to thousands of children. Today, Camp Discovery is the lead site for NASA GLOBE Goes to Camp. It serves 60 Richland School District Two students and families with NASA DISCOVERIES, a nature-based STEM enrichment project, where fourth and […]

Local photo chosen for Jumbotron screen in Times Square

A photo of Kate Liggitt and Jayne Walker has been chosen by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to be one of just over 500 photos of individuals with Down syndrome to appear on two adjacent ClearChannel Jumbotron screens in Times Square September 9 and live streamed on Facebook Live. NDSS is dedicated to promoting the understanding, acceptance, and inclusion […]

Cool fun for dog days of summer

We are here, in the middle of the “Dog Days of Summer.” The Farmer’s Almanac says the dog days of summer are between the beginning of July through the middle of August. The phrase is based on the Egyptian’s correlation of the rising of the Dog Star, Sirius, to the Nile’s flooding and the hottest time of the year. Regardless […]

The Flower Girl

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

I was following my time wasting morning ritual which usually ends on YouTube. A video featuring an onstage band caught my eye. But the band didn’t resemble working musicians— looked more like a gathering of people past the rock and roll expiration date— maybe a PTA school policy board. The caption of the video was The Rain, The Park & […]

Nuf Sed

Pineville, a historic refuge— A Tragedy of War

Originally published September 14, 2007

Pineville was devastated by the Civil War. Most of the homes were burned, most of the plantation owners left the area, and most of the freed slaves wandered away. The rice and indigo fields returned to nature, and the cotton and corn fields fell to neglect. An example of the fate suffered by the once elegant plantations is that of […]

Army veteran receives Order of the Palmetto pin

CSM U.S. Army, retired, Lamont Christian (r) presents the Order Of the Palmetto Pin to retired Army veteran Daniel C. Hennigan (c) while wife, Cindi, looks on. The Order of the Palmetto is South Carolina’s highest civilian honor. CSM Christian recommended Hennigan for the award.


Amelia Dupont has joined the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) as communications manager. Dr. Virginia Erin Mashack is the recipient of the South Carolina Department on Aging’s 2023 Geriatric Physician Loan Forgiveness award. Anna Marie Barfield has joined Seed Architecture as a designer. Dr. Curtrell Rhodan and Tim Kinney have joined the staff at the South Carolina High School League […]


Keith Babcock, founding partner at Lewis Babcock, has been honored by Columbia Business Monthly in its annual “Legal Elite of the Midlands” list for 2023. Brady Thomas and Will Lewis of Richardson Thomas have been included in the new edition of Columbia Business Monthly’s “Legal Elite of the Midlands.” David Ross and Will Starnes of McAngus Goudelock & Courie have […]

Bank of America 2023 Columbia Student Leaders complete local internships

Two Columbia area high school seniors were selected as Bank of America 2023 Student Leaders® (#BofAStudentLeaders), an eight-week paid summer internship providing students with first-hand experience in serving their communities. As part of the program, the students developed leadership and practical workforce skills while working with local nonprofits Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands and United Way of the […]