William Frank (Bill) Cotty

William Frank ( Bill) Cotty, 69, died peacefully at home July 23, 2016, surrounded by family and friends after a fierce and hard fought battle with lung cancer. Bill was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of William Oram and Marie Frank Cotty. As the son of a DuPont engineer, Bill moved 16 times, but always considered Martinsville, Va. home. […]

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to Chapter 20 of South Carolina State Lien Law Prime Storage Longtown 405 Longtown Rd, Columbia SC 29229 will sell the contents of the following units online at www.StorageTreasures.com for CASH only, if payment is not received. Sale ends Friday August 12, 2016 10:00 Jamaius White-Unit 208 – Exercise equipment Owner reserves […]

Columbia Civitan Club presents check to Epworth Children’s Home

The Columbia Civitan Club— which has been serving our community and meeting continuously since 1929, the longest uninterrupted run in the state—held its June 27 meeting on the campus of Epworth Children’s Home. The club was welcomed by Rev. John Holler, the president and CEO of Epworth. Also greeting members were Sherri Mims, the executive assistant to the president; Rev. […]

Do you remember? Politics

Politics is an omnipresent topic now. The questions that are on my mind are how much of politics is attitude, sincere belief, fear, correct facts, lies, power, or craving power. Everyone has an opinion, but everyone cannot be right or have correct facts. I am not a politically oriented person. Most people reflect the way they were raised, and I […]

Retired USC professor publishes series of mystery novels

Dr. Robert Angel grew up in the northern Appalachian mountain region of western New York State. After meeting his wife, Junko, during travels in the nation of Japan, Angel began his academic studies at Columbia University in New York. Angel has spent his career as a specialist in Japanese politics and international relations. He said that at the time, Columbia […]

Mayor of Columbia speaks at the DNC

Mayor Steve Benjamin gave the following speech at the Democratic National Convention July 26. “I’m here tonight not as a mayor, a delegate, or even as a Democrat. I’m here as a father – a father with a promise to keep. You see, a year ago, I got to introduce our oldest daughter, Bethany, to the next president of the […]

Experience DejaVu at Tapp’s Art Center

Marcus Young in concert with Eyes Wide Open Tour

Marcus young, singer, songwriter, recording artist, brings his Eyes Wide Open Tour to Columbia Sunday, August 21 at 2 p.m. at Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, 1020 Atlas Road. For more information about Young, visit www.facebook.com/marcus.young.777.


•ANI MALS Barkin’ Boots ’n’ BBQ will be held Saturday, August 6, 6 p.m., PETSinc, 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia. 803-739-9333. •ART Exhibition Route to (re)settlement is on display through July 30, Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland Street, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. or by appointment. historiccolumbia.org. Artist Tripp Barnes is exhibiting 12 pieces of his art collection at the […]


All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representa-tives, 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 the date that is eight […]