Beware of home repair scam artists

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott reminds citizens to remain vigilant when hiring contractors to repair their damaged property after tropical storm Irma. It’s unfortunate, but there are scam artists who prey on victims by taking their hard earned money. These scammers promise to restore your home or property, when in fact they have no intentions of ever doing the work. […]

Attorneys Honored

Ashley Kirkham has been promoted to shareholder and Workers’ Compensation Practice Group Chair at Collins & Lacy, P.C. Paul Hoefer, an attorney with Sowell Gray Robinson Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, has been elected to the John Belton O’Neall American Inn of Court, an organization dedicated to fostering excellence in the legal profession and mentoring young lawyers. Stanley L. Myers, a […]

Folks About Town

Wendell Culbreath (aka THE Dubber) will be the next artist- in- residence at Richland Library, starting September 18. Culbreath will provide weekly song-writing workshops for adults as well as music-related programming for all ages. He will also hold office hours, which can be found at richlandlibrary.com. Culbreath will serve as artistin residence through December 2017. Dr. Jo Marturano has joined […]

City Snippets

Gervais tower sells for $28.1M The Tower at 1301 Gervais, the 298,926-square-foot office building across the street from the State House in Columbia, has been sold for $28.1 million to RealOp Investments LLC of Greenville. Kline City Center downsized Citing the lack of funding for its public parts, developers of the $100 million mixed-use Kline City Center have downsized the […]

How regulators can deny SCANA’s latest ploy

SC Electric and Gas customers number one is they not to be stuck with nuclear construction costs already incurred. Like last year, I will intervene in SCE&G’s petition to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to make the customers pay for all construction costs. My goal is to have most if not all costs paid by SCE&G’s owners, SCANA investors. At […]

The best deal going for fresh produce

Livinston Farms, owned by James and Jane Livingston, offers the popular $10 box at Soda City Market each Saturday morning, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., at the corner of Hampton and Main streets. Shoppers fill their box (up to 12 lbs.) with the fresh produce of their choice. Items can also be purchased a la carte. For seniors and others who may […]


Grape to Glass: Natural Wines Explained (Sort of)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Harvest season has arrived and the wine regions of the world are deep into this frenetic, sometimes unpredictable, yet most critical stage of the winemaking process. Grapes are being picked under the omniscient presence of the almighty winemaker who now must decide how to convert this harvested fruit into wine. To add, […]

The Columbia Canal Part 2: Gervais Street Bridge

The Gervais Street bridge—a 1,412-foot-long arch bridge—opened in 1928. It had innovative use of reinforced concrete and was the widest roadway in South Carolina. It was the only bridge for motor vehicles to cross the Congaree River in Columbia until the Blossom Street bridge was built in 1953. It was, however, the third bridge built on this site. Remains of […]

Book signing of New Politics in the South takes place at Ernest Hollings Special Collections Libraray

According to The University of South Carolina Press, New Politics in the Old South is the first scholarly biography of Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, a key figure in South Carolina and national political developments in the second half of the twentieth century. Throughout his career, Hollings was renowned for his willingness to voice unpleasant truths, as when he called for […]

Dr. Martha Perrow Carll-Williamson

Martha “Moppett” Perrow Carll- Williamson of Columbia, South Carolina, passed away September 10, 2017, surrounded by family and friends at home. She was born March 18, 1946, in Lynchburg, Virginia, to the late Dr. James Banister Stone Perrow and Martha Turner Perrow. A scholar and educator, she earned degrees from Hollins ( B. A., 1968) and Lynchburg Colleges (M.A., Education), […]