Tom Poland and S.C.’s back roads

With characteristic modesty, South Carolina author Tom Poland might deny it, but he shares a kindred spirit and eloquence with late New England poet Robert Frost. Both he and Frost have been drawn inexorably to the road “less traveled and that has made the difference” to both of them. Frost immortalized his life journey in the famous poem, “The Road […]

Renew, redevelop, or sublease are the options Columbia tenants face

Key Takeaways • As the market tightens, tenants will renew their current leases or redevelop unconventional space. • No new construction has been announced in Columbia, and will not be until rental rates rise considerably. • Investment sales reached a record high this year, with six major office buildings traded to investors from January 2017 through October 2017. 2017 Market […]

Folks About Town

Doug Bridges has been named the 2018 president of the CCRA (Central Carolina Realtors Association (CCRA) Board of Directors. Sara Hazzard has been named president and CEO of South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA). Wayne George has been named executive director of the Municipal Association of South Carolina. Whitney Steinbrecher has joined Lambert Architecture + Construction Services as interior designer.

Real Estate

Crystal Baker has been promoted to the position of Research Coordinator at Colliers International. NAI Avant has announced the sale of 181 Windhill Road in Columbia. The ±15,000 square foot (SF) industrial warehouse building features ±13,450 SF of warehouse space and ± 1,550 SF of office space. The space was leased to McCarthy Tire and is located off Monticello Road […]

City Snippets

S.C. lags in health rankings South Carolina ranks 44th in this year’s America’s Health Rankings produced by the United Health Foundation. In addition to its high child poverty and diabetes rates, South Carolina scored in the bottom 10 for occupational fatalities, violent crime, immunization rates for certain diseases, low birthweight babies, infectious diseases like chlamydia, premature death, and mental health. […]

Airport High School science teacher state finalist for national award

A Lexington Two teacher is one of four state finalists for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Stephanie Bailey, the science department chair at Airport High School, is among four South Carolina educators being considered for the award, the highest honor from the U.S. government specifically for K-12 teachers of mathematics and science. Awards […]

Memories of Ukraine

Part 3: Sleeping with the Enemy

Larisa and Ella, our roommates for the cruise to Odessa, turned out not to be Russian secret agents. Larisa, a pretty, young cardiologist at the Cancer Institute in Moscow, spoke broken English through her heavily painted lips. Ella edited a newsletter called Li fe and Food and was the wife of the Cancer Institute’s director. Alexandros had put us in […]

Harmony School delivers gifts to Families Helping Families

Attorneys Honored

Mi les E. Coleman has joined the partners of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

Columbia celebrates Famously Hot New Year