Obituaries

Esther Marchetta All

Esther Marchetta Scott All, 92, of Gaston, formerly of Cayce, died Monday, August 20, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Olin Davis

Olin Davis, 81, of Prosperity, died Sunday, August 19, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Dorothy Elizabeth Walker George

Dorothy Walker George passed to Heaven on August 15, 2018. Dorothy was born in Spartanburg, SC on March 22, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Thelma Allen Walker. Dot graduated from Dreher High School, where…

Gwendolyn L. Lyons

Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Lyons, 94, of Columbia, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The funeral service for Mrs. Lyons will be held 1 o’clock, Saturday, August 18th at Park Street Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Black officiating. Interment will follow at…

David A. Mitchell

On August 15, 2018, David Anthony Mitchell, Sr. of Columbia, South Carolina, passed away at 72 years old with his wife of 49 years by his side. His jovial personality will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Born…

Mary Odell McLeod

Mary Odell McLeod, 93, of Columbia, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Laura Alice Spong

Laura Miles Spong passed away peacefully on Monday, August 13, 2018. Born in Nashville, Tennessee to Thomas Edwin Miles, Sr. and Mary Jared Bryan, she had two sisters, the late Rosemary Miles Haselton and Polly Miles McLeod. She was married…

Doris M. Bowlin

Doris M. Bowlin, 83, of Columbia, died Saturday, August 11, 20018. Born September 20, 1934 in Rockingham County, NC, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Lillie Mae Gillie Prevette. Doris retired from the restaurant industry after…

Ann Page Dye

Ann Page Dye, 66, of Blythewood, died Sunday, August 12, 2018. Born in Florence, SC, on December 22, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Altman and Ruth Jones Page. Ann loved crafting and was Martha Stewart made…

John Edward Tarrant

John Edward Tarrant, 88, of Hopkins, died Sunday, August 12, 2018. Born in Neeses, SC, on November 6, 1929, he was a son of the late John Benson and Ola Celeste Hughes Tarrant. Mr. Tarrant served in the United States…

William B. Carter

William B. "Bill" Carter, 60, of Columbia, died Sunday, August 12, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Benjamin Eric "Ben" Berlant

A time of gathering to celebrate the life of Benjamin Eric “Ben” Berlant, 26, will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Christian Ministries. Ben passed…

Charles O. Martin

Charles O. "Buckshot " Martin, Jr., 62, of Columbia, died Thursday, August 9, 2018. Born April 10, 1956, in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Charles O. Martin, Sr. and Ruth Jacqueline Lee Martin. Buckshot was a…

P. Andrew "Andy" Byars

P. Andrew "Andy" Byars, 62, of Columbia, died Thursday, August 9, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Michael D. Thompson

Michael D. Thompson Jr., 69, of Lugoff, died Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.

Runa Chandler

Runa Chandler, 74, of Columbia, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family.

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Where to Go, What to Do

Aug
22
Wed
Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
23
Thu
Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
24
Fri
Get Your Business Online: Get Found on Google Search and Maps @ Women's Business Center of South Carolina at Columbia College
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

MEDIA ADVISORY

The Women’s Business Center of SC at Columbia College (WBCofSC) is teaming up with Google to help small businesses get online and grow with a free lunch workshop series this fall.

WHAT/WHEN:
Get Your Business Online workshop series in partnership with Google to help small businesses get online.

August 24: Get Found on Google Search and Maps
September 28: Make Your Website Work for You
October 17: Get Ready for Holiday Season National Livestream
November 9: Succeeding in a Micro-Moments World
December 14: Tips for Measuring Online Success

WHERE: Women’s Business Center of SC at Columbia College | Harrelson Student Services Building | 4790 Colonial Drive | Columbia, SC 29203

WHO: Offered for women business owners | Open to the public | Hosted by the Women’s Business Center of South Carolina at Columbia College in partnership with Google

WHY: Small businesses are the growth engine of our economy, creating 2 out of 3 net new jobs(1). And businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren’t(2). We can help small businesses connect with more customers by helping them get online and on the map.

In 2017, South Carolina ranked #4 in the country to women launching businesses(3). On the other side of the coin, South Carolina lags significantly for the economic clout of those businesses, as measured by gross firm revenue and jobs created. Leveraging our experiences educating women and our passion for advancing education and economic independence, Columbia College has embarked on a mission to help women diagnose the hurdles, challenges and stereotypes women are facing, while educating, coaching and mentoring women to get past the $150K revenue hurdle and onto the first hire as fast as possible. Since 2014, we have served hundreds of women across the state through educational programs, peer-to-peer network development and developing a strong network of partnerships with service providers across the state.

REGISTER:
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/womens-business-center-of-sc-at-columbia-college-17242659600

ABOUT:
Columbia College: Columbia College prepares students personally and professionally for success through strong liberal arts and professional programs emphasizing service, social justice, and leadership development.

Women’s Business Center of South Carolina: The South Carolina Women’s Business Center catalyzes growth of women-owned firms in the state by offering in-depth and substantive services designed to add jobs, increase firm revenue, and achieve economic independence. The Women’s Business Center is co-located with The McNair Center for Entrepreneurism at Columbia College, created to sustain an entrepreneurial ecosystem within the College that provides education, apprenticeships, mentoring, capital access and professional skills development to students. It is dedicated to disseminating best practices for this ecosystem development to other small to mid-sized higher education institutions.

CONTACT:
Katherine Swartz Hilton, M.A., Executive Director | wbcofsc@columbiasc.edu | 803.470.6306 voice/text

SOURCES:
1: Small Business Administration, 2016
2: BCG Report, The Connected World: The $4.2 Trillion Opportunity, March 2012
3: The 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report

Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
25
Sat
Soda City Comic Con 2018 @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
Soda City Comic Con 2018 @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Soda City Comic Con is coming to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC on August 25th and 26th, 2018 and will be a comic and pop culture event to remember! Featuring vendors and artists from South Carolina and beyond plus special guests and cosplay contests… this will be a show you won’t want to miss! Download official guide here.

The Taco Crawl @ The Vista
Aug 25 all-day

The Taco Crawl is here Columbia! Come stroll through The Vista eating the BEST taco’s, enjoying exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials. Let’s taco about a party!!

Your General Admission Ticket Includes: (Must have wristband)
4 Complimentary Tacos (Tabs to exchange for tacos)
Taco Crawl Koozie
Hornitos Tequila Taco Shuttle
Hornitos Tequila Ice Luge
Exclusive drink specials at every stop (Margs, Beer, and Tequila)
The Taco Crawl Signature Crawl Map
Professional photographer and photo props
DJs and entertainment to dance off the tacos & margaritas

VIP Ticket Includes all above plus: (Must have VIP wristband)
Signature Taco Crawl T-Shirt
Additional Complimentary taco
Complimentary Hornitos Tequila shot
Early registration starting at 11am (extra hour of tacos & drinks)

Participating Taco Spots:
Sure Fire Tacos
Tin Lizzy’s Columbia
929 Kitchen & Bar
Hickory Tavern Vista
Vista Union
Carolina Ale House – Vista
Liberty Tap Room Columbia
Wild Wing Cafe
Social Bar and Lounge
Tin Roof

Auditions for The Mothers Sketch Comedy & Improv @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm

Auditions for our third season are coming up!

– August 25th at 3 PM
– August 26th at 6 PM

You only need to attend one. No callbacks.

The audition includes a cold reading and some improv. We ask that everyone applying submit at least one sketch (length is of no importance) that represents your best writing to:
mothers.submissions@gmail.com

Please submit sketch by Monday, August 27th at 6pm.

Headshot and resume are welcome but not required.

Note: You must be 21 or over to audition.

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The Mothers meet weekly for writers workshops on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm at the downtown library. This meeting is required for all members.

We also meet weekly for improv practice on Sundays from 11am-1pm at Trustus Theater. This is required for all members who perform in improv shows.

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The Mothers are a sketch comedy and improv team that perform at Trustus Theater and throughout the Columbia area. We are actors, comedians, writers, musicians, and friends. We love topical, physical, musical, flatulent, intelligent, heartbreaking, heartwarming, weird, classic comedy. We love each other fiercely and push one another to be funnier, smarter, kinder. Come join our family. We’re each other’s mothers.

Boy About Ten @ Trustus Theatre
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Tuttle is a nationally produced playwright who calls South Carolina home, and Trustus is excited to bring the world premiere of his newest play, Boy About Ten, to the Thigpen Main Stage. In this wild new script from Tuttle, audiences meet Terry Spooner, who wants so badly to win back his ex-wife. His attempts, however, are constantly questionable. He’s lost his charm since the good ole days when he was in a Kiss tribute band, and now burrito wrappers have become a serviceable replacement for toilet paper (in a pinch). When their kids get involved in the mix, we begin to learn that Terry’s struggle will be harder than he imagined and that the family’s experience with puppies, snakes, and divorce could equal some rather unexpected twists and turns. But hey, that’s life right?

Aug
26
Sun
Surprise Book Sale to Offer Great Deals- One Day Only @ Richland Library Operations Center
Aug 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Columbia, SC- As the summer starts to wind down, are you in need of some fresh entertainment? The Richland Library Friends and Foundation has you covered. The organization is hosting a Surprise Book Sale from 2 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, August 26 at the Richland Library Operations Center (130 Lancewood Road).

It’s a chance to get your hands on some great deals and rare finds while adding to your book, music and movie collections. There are more than
30,000 gently-used items to choose from, available in all genres for children, teens and adults. Prices for paperbacks start at $1, and prices for hardbacks start at $2.

The Richland Library Friends and Foundation hosts four books sales a year – winter, spring, summer and fall – as well as some specialty or half-priced sales. Combined, these events raise about $80,000 a year to support the library.

Want to donate gently-used books, CDs or DVDs for upcoming book sales? Follow the link for more information.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

Tom Poland: Off the Path @ Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm

Take a trip down the back roads of South Carolina with author Tom Poland and discover the sights, places and history that inspired his newest book South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms. A veteran journalist and Southern storyteller, Poland has been writing about the disappearing rural south for nearly four decades. Light refreshments served. Books available for purchase. Sponsored in partnership with the Friends of the Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library.