Edventure holds International Costume Party for children

Dr. Raj Aluri, director of the Columbia International Festival (CIF), said the CIF Committee decided to host a special event for international children and families living in Columbia prior to the April festival. On January 18, EdVenture Museum and the Odaly’s Bakery in West Columbia joined volunteers with the CIF to host an International Children’s Costume Party. The event was […]

Micca Ervin’s Story

Discovering Type 1 Diabetes

Four short months after Sam and I wed, I became very ill and felt miserable. I woke up every hour in the middle of the night with severe thirst and painful cramps in my legs. Even though I was drinking more than usual, I was thirstier than I have ever been in my life. I was also extremely hungry, a […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tLynhaven Drive: Police were called to a business workshop at 1 p.m. Tuesday after a teacher said one of her students assaulted her. The professor told officers one of her students, a 25-year-old man, was using his cell phone while she was lecturing the students. She said she took the phone from the student’s hands, and he asked […]

Non-residents should be given a say

Columbia water and sewer service is not limited to the city limits yet according to the page B1, Sunday, January 19 article in The Statenewspaper, only city residents have standing with this suit. I also question the classification of any of the department’s revenue as surplus considering the estimated $750 million needed to upgrade, repair, and replace the existing system. […]

No tax dollars for a baseball stadium

I read with interest your recent article “baseball in Columbia.” I hope you were able to attend the, “so called,” public input meeting yesterday (January 21). I use the term “so-called” public input meeting because the first two hours were spent trying to sell the public on using tax dollars so the team owner, Mr. Frier, can make money. About […]

New baseball stadium not needed

I am all in favor of baseball in Columbia! I also believe that tax dollars should be spent for purposes that provide basic public safety (police, fire etc.) and provide services that benefit citizens’ basic needs (water, sewer etc.). There are some situations in the past where the City of Columbia has strayed outside these areas of responsibility and failed. […]

Connecting students with history

Last week, juniors from C.A. Johnson High School explored their neighborhood armed with video cameras and were tasked to create short documentaries about several historic sites they’ve chosen to cover. Accompanied by CAJ alumni and Historic Columbia staff, the students set off to find and shoot the different historic sites. While they traveled, the students spoke with the alumni ( […]


Is Columbia going to have a new baseball team?

Jason Freier, the owner of minor league baseball teams in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Savannah, Ga., guaranteed he would bring a team to Columbia if the city builds a new stadium as part of the redevelopment of the old State Hospital campus on Bull Street. Whether or not this will happen is still up in the air. The city paid […]

Political Cartoon

Yippee for yoga!

I’m just saying...

In the spirit of my New Year’s resolutions to become a better person, along with my recent venture into the world of cooking, I’ve taken up yoga. Well, much to my surprise and unlike cooking, I’ve found that I love yoga! It’s a great workout, and I love that it encompasses the mind, the body, and the spirit. It makes […]