It was the Saturday in November 1999, following that Thursday’s Veterans Day Parade in Columbia, when three friends and veterans were having lunch to reflect on a wonderful week. Something was apparent and missing. A mere three thousand folks attended the parade to honor the several hundred veterans who hadContinue Reading

Brenda Rountree Jackson of Columbia, SC, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 9, 2021.  Originally from Barnwell, SC, Brenda was a proud graduate of Barnwell High School and Winthrop College.  She earned her Master’s degree in education and taught 2nd and 3rd graders as well as specialContinue Reading

The Congaree Vista Guild will host its 36th annual Vista Lights on November 18 from 5 – 10 pm. The family-friendly holiday event is returning to its original format after COVID-19 adjustments in 2020, thanks to event sponsors Stella Artois, Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Arnold Companies. Performances by local groupsContinue Reading

Saluda Shoals Park will kick off the holidays with the Sleigh Bell Stroll and Trot on November 22 and 23 the Stroll is a nighttime family fun walk and the Trot is a four-mile run amid the light displays of Holiday Lights on the River. Participants will run or walkContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council is considering a land purchase that would double the size of the Community Park of Irmo. But the town would have to pay out a lot of money. The seller of the 10-acre tract adjacent to the popular park is asking $500,000. TheContinue Reading