Community banks foresee a bright future

Community banks are a vital part of our economy and our communities in South Carolina. As such, community banks are a reflection of both the prosperity and the struggles of its customers and its communities. Certainly, this has been no more evident than today, as we all have witnessed significant change in our local economy and higher rates of unemployment. […]


NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of richland County, the address of which is P.o. Box 192, Columbia, SC 29202, on or before […]


NOTICE OF APPLICATION notice is hereby given that Yaghi Brothers inc. intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and oFF premises consumption of Beer, and Wine only, at 11409 Garners Ferry rd., eastover, SC 29044. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no […]

public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5635 and/or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of Collision 1 Autobody, LLC 3905 W. Beltline Blvd., Columbia, SC 29204 803-252-2900 VehiCLe: GATor 50 Vin: LJ4TCBPn48M00196 owner: David nichols, […]

autumn is sociable and would love a good home

Very appropriately named, Autumn’s a beautiful red with stunning golden eyes. She will be five years old this month. She is good with cats and small dogs and gets along well with all of the other greys. Initially, she may be a bit timid, but after a few days that will disappear. Like all of our greyhounds, Autumn has been […]

There’s a new chick in town

And baby makes nine…Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is now home to nine gentoo penguins after the birth of a chick earlier this summer. The young bird, currently nameless (his naming rights will be auctioned off at Riverbanks ZOOfari on October 2), was born at the Zoo on June 27 and is being cared for by his parents in a climate–controlled […]


From the September 3 “Columbia welcomes Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge” article, The Columbia Star published, “The Midlands Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Richland County Public Library.” The article should have said, “The Midlands Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at St. Andrews Branch […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia tMcSwain Drive, 100 block: A man and woman were arrested at 2:30 a.m. Monday after police spotted the woman in a motel parking lot acting suspiciously. When the patrol car entered the parking lot of the motel, the woman clenched something in her fist and started toward her room where she had left the door open. The woman […]

Crime falls in north Columbia

As the idea of Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott managing the Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia Police Department continues to be hot news, public safety is definitely on the forefront of residents’ minds. However, North Region Commander E. T. Young shifted that focus when she spoke to the residents of Hyatt Park at the Hyatt Park Neighborhood Association meeting on […]

Stopping to smell the flowers

While butterfly habitat gardens provide the environment for butterfly metamorphosis to occur, they transform the health of humans, especially those in nursing homes. Nursing homes across the country are including butterfly gardening in their activity programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive wellbeing of residents. Planned daily exercise is a part of nursing home programs. Butterfly gardening encourages […]