Richland One to continue providing free meals for all students

During the 2017- 2018 school year, Richland One will continue to offer meals at no cost to all students, regardless of family income. The average district family could save more than $400 per child in a school year. Parents do not have to complete any forms or other paperwork. All 24,000 Richland One students will be able to eat breakfast, […]

City Snippets

USC raising tuition again University of South Carolina Trustees have approved the increase of 3 percent or more across all of the university’s campuses, with President Harris Pastides saying the system needs more money from lawmakers to stop driving up the cost of college on families. USC getting $628 million grant The University of South Carolina is the recipient of […]

S.C. Bar Association members travel to Portugal

Portugal is a democracy today with three major parties: social democrat, socialist, and populist parties. Over centuries, the Portuguese people were ruled by four different dynasties before becoming a republic in 1910. After the May 28, 1926, coup d’etat, Salazar began his political career which lasted until the non-violent “Carnation Revolution” April 26, 1974, that ended the dictatorship. The loss […]

S.C. Bar Association members travel to Portugal

Twenty-six adventurers— lawyers and their companions—visited Portugal in May, circling the country through its varied regions. The trip was sponsored by the SC Bar Association’s Senior Lawyers Division and planned by board member Nancy Layman. At one time, Portugal ruled much of the world far beyond its perch facing the Atlantic Ocean with its back to Spain. Evidence supports at […]

Experiences worth remembering

#5 Mumbai, India, A Wonderful Greeting

In 1996, Linda and I hosted Pratish, a USC graduate student from India. When his parents visited him, we took them on a tour of South Carolina. As we said goodbye to them at the airport, they invited us to visit them in India. We did, and here are a few pictures of our visit to India. We flew to […]

Dr. and Mrs. Sander Martin Fields celebrate 50 years of marriage

Growing up in Forest Hills

Part 13: Mrs. Isabel Sloan’s School of Dancing and genteel deportment

When I was 11, the Forest Hills’ neighborhood mom’s learned of Mrs. Sloan’s Dancing School. It was a place where young boys and girls were sent to learn the graces of good manners and the art of ballroom dancing. It was held upstairs in an old brick building, now demolished, on Bull Street. You could call it a finishing school […]

Garden Club Council dedicates Blue Star Memorial

The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia, Inc, dedicated a Blue Star Memorial Marker honoring service men and women at Fort Jackson National Cemetery May 16, 2017. The Blue Star program began in 1944 with the planting of 8,000 dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs as a living memorial to veterans of World War ll. The […]

Folks About Town

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Richard A. Williams Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Williams earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the grandson of Shirley Goodwin and nephew of Robin Rawls of Columbia. The airman is a 2010 graduate of A.C Flora High School. He earned a bachelor’s […]

School Stars

David West of Lexington is a winner of the MPRA Scholarship Program sponsored by MPRA. He is the son of David West Jr. He is majoring in chemical engineering at Clemson University. Shyla Ponce Rico, a member of the Busbee Creative Arts Academy archery team, was chosen by the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) to receive a new Genesis […]