- By Cathy CobbsJon Ken Powell, a graduate of A.C. Flora High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Powell, decided to change up his life after graduating from the College of Charleston in 2015.read more
- The president, visiting South Carolina en route to Florida, seemed thrilled to escape the marble political prison that is his new home.
- Federal officials say they arrested Benjamin T. S. McDowell after he bought a gun from an undercover agent and said he wanted to commit an attack like Mr. Roof’s.
- By Jessica MejiaOn February 4, hundreds gathered on Harden Street to watch the 13th Annual Statewide Black History Parade. The educational event included educators, community leaders, and young people. Civil Rights activist James Felder, who supported the first parade 13 years ago, made a special appearance along with the National Buffalo Soldiers.The National Buffalo read more
- Contributed by Granby Chapter DARDuring the Commemoration of the Battle of Cowpens weekend, Granby Chapter Daughter Lisa Cain Borden participated in the reenactment of Brigadier General Morgan’s March to the Battle of Cowpens in remembrance of her SCDAR ancestor’s brother, Michael Cain. Cain suffered a wound to the head in this battle.read more
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- The vote, which came after employees faced enormous pressure from management, was widely viewed as an early test of labor’s strength in the Trump era.
- In many states, reducing the rate of incarceration has become a bipartisan goal.
- A bid to organize workers in South Carolina challenges the company’s leverage over the union at its facilities near Seattle.
- The 41-room Spectator is a stylish addition to Charleston’s hotel scene that offers an authenticity you won’t find in a chain hotel.
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Diamond Hill was the first of General Hampton’s plantations to be destroyed by General Sherman’s troops. The monument at Westminster Street and Stratford Road in Forest Hills off Gervais Street was made of stones lef t from the house that once stood on the si te.read more
- Contributed by Lexingto Medical CenterDogs are affectionately called man’s best friend. But did you know their companionship also offers benefits for your heart health? Studies show a canine companion can help with everything from lowering blood pressure to reducing stress.read more
- By Jennifer Scales Dorn VAMC Public AffairsNo one enjoys getting shots.read more
- By Phyllis Beasley, CP DT-KA Owner/Lead Trainer, Praise Dog! Training, LLCwww.praiseyourdogtraining.comKissing your K9? Or is your K9 kissing you? Well, enjoy it….it’s Valentine’s month and your dog loves you.read more
- The decision is a rebuke of the Trump Organization and could result in millions of dollars in added costs for the company.
- Newly unsealed court documents reveal that a court-appointed psychiatrist diagnosed convicted Charleston murderer Dylann Roof with a host of mental disorders.
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Columbia natives Charley and Carolyn McDonald give their grandson, Hudson Crider and his wife, Emily, a sendoff to see the USA.read more
- Editor’s note: The following article is comprised of talking points from Mayor Steve Benjamin’s State of the City Address. read more
- The organization wants the State of South Carolina to limit its cleanup costs at an industrial site, but it may not be eligible for the program to which it applied.
- A videographer is resolutely silent in response to a complaint that he never sent a wedding tape.
- By Cathy CobbsEditor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series From the Valley to the Mountain and Points in Between that chronicles local Columbians who face and triumph over adversity. read more
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Above on the left is a young General William T. Sherman. On the right is Mary Catherine Poya Walker. Pictured above is The Tin Bridge, which was replaced after the Civil War, and crosses Gervais Street near Harden.read more
- Contributed by Palmetto ArtifactsPictured Thales Thomas “Skipp” Pearson (at the microphone in picture above) received South Carolina’s highest civilian honor January 14 during a musical tribute held in the Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business on the University of South Carolina campus.read more
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Beth Dinndorf, president of Columbia College, claps for City of Columbia’s accomplishments.read more
The National Center for State Courts inducts Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Ed Mullins into the Warren E. Burger SocietyContributed by NCSCThe National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has inducted Edward W. Mullins Jr., partner emeritus in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, into the Warren E. Burger Society, which honors individuals who have volunteered their time, talent, and support to NCSC.read more
- Contributed by Historic ColumbiaThe Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative ( CJHI), in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina and Historic Columbia, dedicated a South Carolina Historical Marker at the Beth Shalom Cemetery Sunday, January 15 from 2– 3: 30 p. m. Free tours of the cemetery were given after the dedication with state archaeologist Jonathan Leader.read more
- Investigators said DNA analysis proved that a teenager who was raised as Alexis Manigo was the same person who had been kidnapped from a hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1998.
- The monument, in the Beaufort, S.C., area, is a cluster of sites dedicated to emancipated slaves’ achievements during Reconstruction.
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- By Cathy CobbsNOTE: This article is part of an ongoing series about the journey of ordinary people to overcome adversity.“Never quit. Never stop. Not today. Not ever.”read more
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- Monday morning started out like any other day at Columbia’s Jewish Community Center in Northeast Columbia. Classes were going on from body pump to yoga and people were on the treadmills and working out with trainers.read more
- A jury will decide whether Dylann S. Roof, a white supremacist who killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., should be put to death.
- Dylann S. Roof was found guilty of 33 counts in connection with the June 17, 2015, massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Nine people died.
- Meryl Streep called Donald Trump out for making fun of a disabled reporter. Times coverage of her speech seemed to let him off the hook.
- Weeks after killing nine people at a church in Charleston, S.C., Dylann S. Roof penned another racist manifesto.
- Local vendors at Soda City include:
• Farmers (South Carolina Farmers always have priority over out-of-state produce, flowers, and meat)
• Resellers (radically out of season produce and things that never grow here like oranges)
• Artists (local people who make cool art)
• Artisans (local people who make cool stuff you can use)read more
- Contributed by Lieutenant Curtis Wilson Richland County Sheriff ’s Department Public Information Officer & Community LiaisonRichland County Sheriff Leon Lott took the Oath of Office Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 3625 Clement Road, 29203. The sheriff extended an invitation for the community to share the momentous occasion as he celebrated 20 years as the Sheriff of Richland County.read more
- By Josh CruseDaniel Rickenmann rejoins Columbia City Council after defeating Jessica Lathren in a special election for the District 4 seat Tuesday, January 3.
The seat became available following the passing of Leona Plaugh in September of 2016.read more
- By Cathy CobbNote: Since the conclusion of my year-long series “Of Floods and Families,” I have been searching for a new topic to explore that would somehow parallel the journey we under took during the flood and the long road to read more
- The penalty phase of Mr. Roof’s federal trial will begin on Wednesday. He could be sentenced to death for killing nine black churchgoers last year.
- Mr. Roof, who killed nine black worshipers at a Charleston, S.C., church, will represent himself in the penalty phase of his trial starting Tuesday.
- Contributed by Fred Pugh with Palmetto ArtifactsBest hangover he ever had is Fred Pugh’s enduring affiliation with The Swingin’ Medallions.read more
- By Sheryl McAlisterThere’s a tree sitting on a patch of grass in an older, established area of Columbia. Situated at the point where Tomaka Road and Heatherwood Road intersect, the tree was planted 63 years ago by folks who are no longer here. Ever since, the tree has been the centerpiece of a community.read more
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- By Melissa Munn HensleyThe sixth annual “Operation Spread the Joy” project has been collecting items to distribute Christmas Eve morning to downtown Columbia’s homeless. The idea for the project was first imagined in 2011 by Irmo neighbors Heather Malovic and Maeghan Edge, who initially began the operation from inside their homes.read more
- Led by Barbara Harrell and Annette Boette, the community has been honoring the Columbia Police Department K-9 Unit for five years with gifts and canine vests for the 11 teams.read more
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