Folks About Town

Air Force Airman 1st Class Paris Britt has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. Britt, a 2014 graduate of Lower Richland High School, is the son of Tammy Tyler and grandson of Shirley Mitchell. Army Pvt. Christopher Peters and Army Pvt. Christopher Davis have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. Peters is the […]

Lady Vikings soar to new Hithes

Spring Valley guard Christian Hithe struck for 31 points—12 of those coming in a decisive fourth quarter— as the Spring Valley Lady Vikings downed the Ridge View Blazers 58-52 in a Region IV-4A girls’ basketball clash on Friday night, February 6 at Ridge View. The win gave Coach Anne Long’s Vikings an 18-4 overall mark, and an 8-0 record in […]

Cardinals win 6th title in 7 years

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals took home their second consecutive state title and sixth in seven years by defeating the Hammond Skyhawks 46-30 on Saturday, February 7 at Hammond. The two teams had relatively easy times reaching the finals. On Wednesday, February 4, Cardinal Newman had a bye in the first round and then defeated Ridge Christian 66-3 to advance, while […]

Star Chefs

Palacsinta (Hungarian Crepes) 2 cups all-purpose flour2 eggs1 cup milk1 cup soda water1/2 cup vegetable oil1 pinch salt Almond Filling:1 cup chopped almonds1/2 cup white sugar1/4 cup milk1/4 tsp. vanilla extract1-1/2 tsp. rum (optional) Chocolate Topping:1/4 cup water1/2 cup white sugar1/2 cup choppedbittersweet chocolate2 Tbsp. margarine Combine flour and eggs and mix until smooth. Add milk, soda water, vegetable oil, […]

Soil in the City

Stopping to smell the flowers

We leave our footprints on it daily, dig in it, ride over it, play on it, grow our food in it, purchase tracks to live upon, move it around to build malls and roads, and bury our loved ones in it. We do all this with little thought as to what is underfoot. Eighty percent of us live in cities […]

Public Notices

MASTER’S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF8 Master Participation Trust, by Caliber Home Loans, Inc., as its attorney in fact vs. Jacqueline Mckie; Antonio Mckie; Lake Carolina Early Learning Center, Inc.; Lake Carolina Master Association, Inc.; Ford Motor Credit Company; The South Carolina Department of Revenue; […]

Attorneys Honored

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. announced Breon C. M. Walker has been elected to the Board of Directors for the 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA). Walker joined Gallivan, White & Boyd in 2011. She is a member of the firm’s Business and Commercial Practice Group and Insurance Practice Group in the Columbia, South Carolina, office. Walker’s practice focuses […]

And they called it Puppy Love

As Valentine’s Day, the official day of love, draws near, there are two dogs living in a sleepy little cul-de-sac in North East Columbia that may not know about the holiday, but they definitely know about the love. Bailey Reid and Whitman Hook are two standard poodles who live next door to each other in the Spring Valley area. Bailey […]

Protect your pet during cold weather

Follow our tips to keep cats and dogs safe and comfortable In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Extra precautions during winter months will make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm. Help your pets remain happy and healthy during the colder months by following these simple guidelines: Keep pets indoors and […]

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part Four: Uzupio, a strange republic

As our host, Andrius, drove us to a meeting in downtown Vilnius, Lithuania, we came upon a strange little place tucked tightly into a corner of the Old Town. The sign read, Uzupio Res Publica, with international symbols meaning Speed Limit 40 Ki lometers, Mona Lisa loves you, Don’t Drive in the River, and Keep Smiling. ( The Z has […]