Columbia high schooler completes research apprenticeship at N.C. A&T

Zachary Jackson, a senior at Richland One Middle College, recently completed a four-week research apprenticeship in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The topic of his research was algae cultivation for use in biofuels production, which he conducted under the guidance of his faculty mentor Dr. Lijun Wang of the Biological […]

Christmas in July

On Saturday, July 25, the Granby and Columbia DAR Chapters celebrated “Christmas in July” with the Veterans at Stone Pavilion. Refreshments were served including a “Christmas in July” cake and ice cream. This marked the second occasion for this celebration, and plans are being formulated to make it an annual affair. Each Veteran was “visited” by the DAR members as […]

Kay McClanahan and Bob Hickman plan August wedding

Kay Jones McClanahan and J. Robert “Bob” Hickman will be married August 22, 2015, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Columbia, with a reception to follow in the church fellowship hall. While in the first graduating class at A.C. Flora High School, Kay wrote the words and the music to the A.C. Flora Alma Mater, which is still […]

Star Chefs

Raw Veggie Picnic Salad 6 slices bacon4 cups broccoli florets1 cup chopped celery1 (10 ounce) packagefrozen green peas,thawed1 cup sweetened driedcranberries1/2 cup chopped greenonions1 cup seedless greengrapes1 cup seedless red grapes 1/2 cup slivered almonds1/4 cup white sugar1 tsp. salt1/4 cup white wine vinegar2 Tbsp. grated onion1/4 cup grated Parmesancheese1-1/2 cups mayonnaise Place bacon in a skillet over medium high-heat, […]

Pack a picnic for the park

Stopping to smell the flowers

When it comes to family friendly outdoor environments, the Community Park of Irmo off Lake Murray Boulevard at Eastview will put you and your youngsters in touch with nature. The 14- acre woodland park opened a year ago and brings a breath of fresh air to nearby residents, vacationing tourists, and local wildlife. There is a grassy amphitheater seating 500 […]

Richland One Registrar’s Office offers back-to-school enrollment tips

The new school year begins on August 17 for Richland One students. The district’s Registrar’s Office offers some tips to make enrolling children in school easier for parents and guardians. • All Richland One Families Don’t wait until August 17, the first day of school, to register your children for school. Parents/ guardians can start the registration process now. • […]

Experienced quarterbacks lead Falcons and Bearcats

The 2015 high school football season officially got underway Friday, July 31 with the start of practice. This reporter visited A.C. Flora and Brookland-Cayce during those first practices for this report. A.C. Flora Falcons The Falcons are coming off a 12-win season and a trip to the Upper State Finals. Entering the 2015 season, coach Reggie Shaw must replace many […]

Moore for A.C. Flora athletics

A. C. Flora introduced Ed Moore as its new athletic director at a press conference on campus Tuesday, August 4. Moore replaces Charlie Wentzky, who left A.C. Flora in June to become an assistant commissioner for the South Carolina High School League. Moore inherits an athletic program that saw five different sports teams win ten state championships in the last […]

Ben Lippen names Carnes as volleyball coach

Kerri Carnes, the new head volleyball coach at Ben Lippen High School, is well-known in the Midlands for her success in both high school and middle school volleyball. As head coach at Lexington High School from 2011-2015, Carnes led the Lady Wildcats to the playoffs in each of her four seasons and was named Region V-4A Coach of the Year […]

George and Liza Stone celebrate 60 years of marriage

George and Liza Stone of Columbia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 22, 2015. Their two sons, Tommy (Sharon) from Florida and George ( Joy) from Columbia surprised their parents with a fabulous dinner at Ruth’s Chris downtown. To continue the couple’s celebration, friends and family gathered Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor in West […]