Music clubs host annual luncheon and fashion show

The Afternoon Music Club and Eau Claire Music Club held their annual Benefit Luncheon and Fashion Show in support of the Music Clubs Scholarship Fund March 24 at Spring Valley Country Club. Fashion show models included (above, l-r) Nikki Hunter, Joan Graves, Pat Long, Nola Covington, Alice Tubley, Mary Beth McSwain, Gilda Bocock, and Lydia Mauney. Music was provided by […]

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Prince Hamlet of Denmark sets out to avenge his father’s murder, all the while trying desperately to keep his sanity in one piece. That’s all very well for Hamlet—but how does the prince’s erratic behavior appear to casual bystanders not clued in on Hamlet’s schemes? In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, playwright Tom Stoppard turns one of the most famous […]

Columbia born author releases second book April 5

Columbia born and raised national speaker, mentor, and author Candace Doby will release her upcoming illustration and journaling quote book A Cool Girls Guide to Courage April 5. Inspired by courageous stories from the likes of Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka, as well as her own journey, the book is loaded with 125 confidence boosting quotes, sassy visuals, and ample […]

Lietuva by any other name

Originally published March 25, 2005

I was curious about the history of the tiny nation of Lithuania once I landed there in September 2004. I learned that once upon a time a tribe of fierce warriors called Lietuva fled the Indian subcontinent and wandered northwestward across the mountains, plains, and forests until they reached the great northern sea, the Baltic. There they planted their crops, […]

Toddlers and bad words

Guest Column

After years of observation, raising children, and now being Nana to 11 little ones, I have concluded toddlers and bad words have been and always will be a thing. My son and his family are working right now on not saying “Oh My Gosh,” replacing this phrase with “Oh My Goodness.” His oldest, the four-year-old, recently and proudly told him, […]

I’ll take two please

I’m just saying...

Editor’s Note: Julia is busy this week enjoying a houseful of company for her birthday, so here’s an oldie but a goodie from this time last year. Don’t tell the Virus Nazi people but the other night my husband Marty and I were out to dinner with some friends and one lady, Kathy, the girlfriend I’ve traveled with extensively. She […]


Members of the South Carolina General Assembly have been recognized as the newest class of Health Policy Fellows by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH). The 11 elected officials were participants in the fall 2021 Health Policy Fellows Program, offered by IMPH and supported by The Duke Endowment and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South […]

S.C. SBDC opens satellite office in Chapin

The South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (S.C. SBDC), the state’s premier provider of business assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs, has opened a satellite office in Chapin to provide consulting services to existing and prospective small business owners in the area. In partnership with the Chapin Chamber of Commerce, this initiative is being led by senior business consultant […]


Burnette Shutt & McDaniel has been honored nationally for its pro bono work, and four of the firm’s attorneys have received state honors as well, including Sarah J.M. Cox, who was honored individually as a Pro Bono Leader; Nekki Shutt , Kathleen McDaniel, and Jack Cohoon were members of the South Carolina Supreme Court’s 2021 Pro Bono Hall of Fame. […]

Old Dominion expands West Columbia facility

Old Dominion Freight Line has expanded facilities, including a new facility in West Columbia. The West Columbia service center is currently operating with 63 doors and has space to eventually add an additional 50 doors. The relocated facility sits in a prime location by I-26, I-77, and I-20 at 118 McQueen Street, West Columbia. The service center provides expanded capacity […]