Pay for parking with your phone

Add downtown parking and bus service to the list of things you can now buy with your smartphone or other mobile device. This week, the City of Columbia launched an online parking program in collaboration with Passport, a Charlotte-based mobile app provider. The company’s Passport Parking App enables drivers to feed the meter or pay for additional time online. The […]

Over the Mantel Gallery invites you to take advantage of Tax Free Weekend and reduced prices

August 7 through August 9 is South Carolina’s “Tax Free Weekend.” This is the one weekend of the year when shoppers are exempt from sales tax for essentials such as school supplies and clothing. It is a glorious couple of days for shoppers and merchants who are in the business of needing/providing these and other necessary items. So, if you […]

City Snippets

Gas in S.C. down 5 cents The average price for a gallon of gasoline in South Carolina fell another 5 cents during the past week to an average of $2.26, according to gas price service GasBuddy. That’s down 16 cents from last month and about 95 cents less than a year ago, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of more than […]

Folks About Town

The Greater Columbia Community Relations Council has been selected for the 2015 Best of Columbia Award in the social advocacy organizations category by the Columbia Award Program. Joan T.A. Gabel has been named the executive vice president of academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina. Army Pfc. Senteria Mosley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort […]

Attorney Honored

Andrew Fajardo has joined Chappell Smith & Arden PA. Fajardo is an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who has argued cases and handled appellate work before the state Workers’ Compensation Commission and the appellate courts. He has focused his legal career almost exclusively in the field of workers’ compensation. Fajardo earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School […]

Three Rivers Antiques opens in the Vista

Three Rivers Antiques is the latest shop to join the booming West Vista renaissance. It is an eclectic and vibrant mix of antiques, vintage items, and collectibles housed in three buildings. What seems like a quaint blue house hides surprising depths, which goes for both the house and the items it holds. Moving through the main house with its large, […]

Real Estate

NAI Avant has been named the exclusive office leasing team for ± 85,000 square feet of Class A office space within the Bull Street Development’s First Base Building, which is situated on the first base line of the new baseball field. The building will be constructed simultaneously with the new, world-class Spirit Communications Park and will offer unparalleled views of […]

Crossings Deli marks 15 years of empowering through employment

Crossings Deli and owners Brian and Ronya Gunter are proudly marking 15 years of empowering the employment challenged. In partnership with South Carolina Vocational & Rehabilitation Services, they are putting the willing to work at their hometown deli. Crossings Deli, located on Farrow Road in Columbia, has been in business since February 2000. Since their opening, they have teamed up […]