Local theater donates to breast cancer fund

On Stage Productions, located in the Old Mill in Lexington, recently donated to the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund as a result of donations given at its November Production of Heck the Dolls with Chardonnay. The play, written by local playwright, Lou Clyde, featured a breast cancer survivor as one of the main characters, and all proceeds from Chardonnay January […]


Tim Goldman has joined Mutual Of Omaha as sales director for the South Carolina, based out of the Columbia District Office. Bryan Stirling will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC). Dr. Joe Williams has joined Agapé Hospice of Sumter as medical director. Rachel Stein has joined Majority Whip James E. Clyburn’s (SC-06) staff […]

Diamond Hornets sting Dreher

The visiting Lower Richland Diamond Hornets got points from ten of the 11 players on their roster to defeat the Dreher Blue Devils 63-45 in a boys’ basketball Region 4-4A matchup Tuesday, January 8. Demajae Hicks led the way for Lower Richland with 17 points. Quenton Flood was just behind him with 16. The other scorers included Korey Richardson with […]

Hammond roughs up Lady Falcons

Hammond’s Lauren Scott took flight in the first quarter and Tyra Myers tried out her wings in the second half as the Skyhawks broke out to a first quarter 20- 2 lead on the way to a 52- 30 win over the Ben Lippen Falcons in a SCISA girls basketball matchup Tuesday, January 8 at Hammond. Scott tossed in 11 […]

Skyhawks pull away from Ben Lippen

When the book is closed on this year, history will note a boys’ hoops clash at Hammond School Tuesday, January 8, 2019, between the Hammond Skyhawks and the Ben Lippen Falcons in which the Skyhawks won 59-46. “So, Coach (David) Ross, how do you feel your guys played tonight?” “We had three eighth graders and one newcomer who all came […]

Lower Richland leaves Devils blue

Lower Richland’s Ireona Brooks scored a game-high 22 points, and Anala Nelson chipped in 12 to lead the visiting Lady Diamond Hornets to a 63- 31 victory over the Dreher Lady Blue Devils in a Region 4-4A clash Tuesday, January 8. Laniya Smith added seven points for Lower Richland, and Jordan Canty and Zhayla Adams each finished with six. Tasharia […]

Beethoven & Blue Jeans continues after two decades

The South Carolina Philharmonic will present the third concert of the 2018/2019 Masterworks Series Saturday, January 12, featuring pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, and Adam Schoenberg. Beethoven & Blue Jeans is an annual concert in our Masterworks Series where Beethoven is featured in the program and all attendees, as well as musicians, are encouraged to wear jeans for a fun and […]


•ART 701 Center for Contemporary Art is accepting proposals for its Youth Summer Art Workshops 2019. Have a cool art workshop idea you want to teach? Let CCA know. CCA will offer five weeks of summer camp sessions designed for ages six–17. Sessions are one week, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Session 1—June 24–28; Session 2— July 8–12; Session 3—July 15–19; […]

Lower Richland junior to perform at Sydney Opera House

January events at Historic Columbia

• Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Claussen’s Inn—Thursday, January 17, 6–7:30 p.m., Claussen’s Inn Go behind-the-scenes with Historic Columbia and explore the Claussen’s Inn, a historic Five Points landmark. Learn more about the origins of this building, its evolution in the 20th century, and how the project’s current owners plan to bring new life to Five Points with boutique residential apartments. • Garden […]