Richland One Hall of Fame Gala to be November 5

Contributed byRichland SchoolDistrict One Partners In Education, Richland School District One’s educational foundation, will present the second annual Richland One Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Gala on Saturday, November 5 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The evening’s festivities will begin at 5:30 pm, with a silent auction and wine and cheese reception. The dinner program will start at 7 […]

City sweeps out slums

On Wednesday Columbia City Council passed an ordinance to shorten the time neighbors have to see a house falling apart from neglect. Typically occupied by the most pathetic undesirables, the houses go to pot pretty fast. The water is the first to go. The bill is not paid, so the city stops the water but that never seems to stop […]

Fall Heritage Festival

Photo courtesy of SC State Museum Award–winning cookers will feature four styles of SC barbecue at the Sc State Museum’s annual Fall Heritage Festival, Oct. 15. The festival also includes bluegrass and folk music performances, children’s activities, folklife demonstrations, and folk art from nearly 20 artists. Events inside are included with museum admission.



The Florence Museum is seeking miniature art for the 17th annual miniature competition. Deadline is October 28, 29. 843-662-3351 The Palmetto Woodturners will present One Good Turn Deserves Another at the Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly, during the month of October. Books, poetry, etc The SC Poetry Initiative at USC is accepting entries for the state’s first chapbook of […]

Events Halloween

Laugh Oasis , 1505 Charleston Hwy, will have a special Haunted House designed for ages 4–12, Oct. 13–31, Monday–Thursday, 5:30 pm–9 pm. Weekends, 3:30 pm–9 pm. 936–9153 or laughoasis@sc.rr.com. Lexington Police Department will hold its Fall Festival October 27, 5:30–8:30 pm at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex, 111 Maiden Lane. 359-6260 Boo at the Zoo Haunted Castle will be […]

Under the Tuscan Spell

Part 18: Vino Noble and Montepulciano

Part 18:Vino Noble and Montepulciano Most famous cities gained their notoriety through a popular product or a well–known personality. For example, cars and Henry Ford in Detroit, baseball and Stan Musial in St. Louis, gambling and Donald Trump in Atlantic City, and music and Louis Armstrong in New Orleans. In Columbia, we are known for our astronaut, Charles Bolden, and […]

Richland Two recognized as one of nation’s top school districts for technology innovations

Contributed byRichland SchoolDistrict Two Richland School District Two’s innovations and vision to integrate modern technologies with every aspect of the educational process continue to be recognized nationally. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) recently announced Richland Two is a “Salute District,” in recognition of its focus on technology to promote student achievement. District officials will be honored at the 2005 […]

Flora mascot gets air conditioned suit

Every football team needs a mascot. What sort of clever T–shirt ideas could USC come up with if it weren’t for Cocky? Kevin O’Quinn enjoys dressing up as the A.C. Flora mascot. Throughout this football season Kevin has donned a falcon suit for most of the home games and a few of the away games. The current suit is new […]

Flora Spirit Week

Togas, Halloween costumes, and camouflage gear were the outfits of choice last week at AC Flora as students dressed up in celebration of spirit week and the Friday night homecoming game. This year’s city–themed Spirit Week called for students to decorate the halls according to their classes’ assigned city. The seniors’ hall depicted ancient Greece, the juniors adorned their building […]

AC Flora High School’s first five classes to hold reunion Saturday

The AC Flora First Five Years Foundation is sponsoring a reunion Saturday, October 15, at the SC State Museum from 7 pm to midnight. The cost is $35. All class members, friends, and faculty are invited. On Friday night, pre–reunion parties are being held by • The Class of 1962 at the Suggs and Kelly Building on Huger Street, 7 […]