Baby Bentley Austin Tibbs

Bentley Austin Tibbs, born March 7th passed away peacefully in his great grandmama's arms on March 8 2018. Bentley is survived by his loving parents, Taylor and Amber Tibbs; his two beautiful sisters, Brianna and Madison Tibbs; his paternal grandparents,…

Jacqueline “Jackie” Posey Rivers

Jacqueline “Jackie” Posey Rivers died from pancreatic cancer on March 12, 2018, at 84 years old. Jackie was the daughter of the late Carlisle and Beauford Riley. She grew up in Blythewood, SC. and graduated from Blythewood High School, in…

Delores F. “Connie” Wilson

Delores F. “Connie” Wilson, 76, of Columbia, died Monday, March 12th. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is in charge.  

Marilyn K. Ray

Irmo- Marilyn K. Ray, 63, of Irmo, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018. Woodridge Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

Memory Laverne "Red" Phipps

Memory Laverne "Red" Phipps, 70, of Columbia, South Carolina, passed away March 10, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was born on August 9, 1947 in Mullins, South Carolina, to Brice and Bertha (Gerrald) Phipps. Red worked with Blazer Financial…

Donald Louis Player

Lexington—Donald Louis Player, 71, of Lexington, passed away after a valiant fight with cancer on Sunday, March 11, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. He was born on February 4, 1947 in Lancaster, South Carolina, to the late Clyde Louis…

John Matthew Sanders

John Matthew Sanders – Lexington – Funeral services for Pastor John Matthew Sanders, USAF (ret.), will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at West Columbia First Church of the Nazarene, 350 Wattling Road, West Columbia, SC. Pastors…

Deborah Ann White “Debbie”

Deborah Ann White “Debbie,” 53, of Eastover, SC, went to be with her Lord the morning of Friday March 9, 2018. The daughter of Ray and Margie (Livingston) Goodson, Deborah was born January 16, 1965 in Eastover, SC. Deborah shared…

Patricia L. Bryant

Patricia L. Bryant of Cayce, SC was born on June 29th, 1955 and was the youngest daughter of George and Edith McCrary. On March 9th, 2018 she went to eternal rest, peacefully surrounded by her family and friends. She is…

Evelyn C. Hane

Evelyn C. Hane, 81, of Columbia, died Saturday, March 10, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.  

Helen Giles Kane

Helen Giles Kane, 93, of Columbia, died Saturday, March 10, 2018. Born in Dunn, North Carolina, on January 27, 1925, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Lettie Lee Giles. Helen was an avid flower and vegetable…

Arlie Helen Kay

Mrs. Arlie Helen Kay, 95, of Columbia, died Sunday, March 11, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.  

Ruby Jeffcoat Adkins

Ruby Jeffcoat Adkins, 91, of West Columbia, South Carolina passed away March 8, 2018. She was born on January 20, 1927 to the late Ligon and Curtis Furtick Jeffcoat. Ruby was joined in Holy Matrimony to John Austin Adkins Sr.…

Helen Sills Young

Helen Sills Young, age 94, left this earth on Thursday, March 8, 2018 to her permanent home in Heaven at the invitation of her personal Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. She was born in Savannah, Georgia to Randolph and Evelyn…

Nina Bernice Percival

Nina Bernice Percival, 103, of Columbia, died peacefully, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Plans will be announced by Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel.  

Leslie Coleen Sharpe

Leslie Coleen Sharpe, 38, of Charleston, SC, died Thursday, March 8, 2018. Born in Charleston, SC, she was a daughter of Donna Stone Singley (Jeffrey K.) of Chapin, SC and Peter Marc Sharpe (Farah) of Japan. Leslie was a fun…

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Dent Middle School Raffle @ Dent Middle School
Mar 1 – Mar 26 all-day

Dent Middle School’s AVID and Gills Creek Watershed Student Association are sponsoring a raffle. Proceeds will be used to continue the work our Dent Middle School students do as part of the SC Adopt a Stream Project. AVID will use its share of the proceeds to help defer the costs of field studies that will prepare students to be college and career ready.
A limited number of tickets will be sold!
1st Prize – One Day Park Hopper Passes to Disney World (Quantity 4)
2nd/3rd Prize – Fireflies hat/ball set
Each Ticket Costs $7.50

Tickets are on sale March 1-March 26 and only available online( Winners will be drawn March 28!

Winners must be able to pick up their prize from Dent Middle School


Don’t Call Me Brother @ WOW Performing Arts Center
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

WOW Productions and JW Hill Productions presents “Don’t Call Me Brother”.

Another black youth has been killed by the police under questionable circumstances. Andrew Merritt’s first task as the recently promoted Chief of the Community Liaison Department is to restore his former community’s confidence in the police. His loyalty is immediately in question.

Making his job even more difficult is Hassan, his highly visible, activist brother who ignores Andrew’s difficulties and calls for immediate police accountability and department wide reform. Hassan’s public stand not only incites the community but it wreaks havoc with the already fragile relationship between the two brothers.

Pulled into an unbearable conflict, he’s criticized from both sides. Andrew struggles between his allegiance to the police department where after twenty-four years he finally has an opportunity to step into his destiny and his loyalty to his family and community. All eyes are on him. Can he answer the loyalty question each side is asking? Is he Black….or Blue?

9th Annual Spring Oyster Roast @ The Grove on Augusta
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss out on one of the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center’s signature spring events!

Come out to the 9th Annual Spring Oyster Roast presented by Lexington Medical Center for great food, drinks and live music. Enjoy a performance from Tokyo Joe while you drink and eat.

Capital City Shag Extravaganza IX @ Embassy Suites – Greystone
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day

Shag Extravaganza is a three-day weekend gala celebrating the South Carolina State Dance “the Shag” and Shag music.

Entertainment features the award winning Band of Oz on Saturday night and Association of South Carolina Deejays Gene Sistare, and Ray Scott throughout the weekend.

The Admission price includes four fabulous meals, a lavish Hospitality Room, and Shag and line dance lessons with acclaimed instructors Sam and Lisa West. Vendors will be there too.

Also scheduled is an exhibition by Jeremy Webb the 2016 II National and Grand National Champions — Non-Pro Division.

Hosted at Embassy Suites Hotel on Friday and Saturday and at Jamil Shrine Center on Sunday.

Tartan Day South – Celtic Commotion @ Icehouse Amphitheater
Mar 23 all-day

An evening of Celtic culture featuring music, demonstrations and artistic exhibitions.

Sylvan’s Jewelers Spring Diamond Event @ Sylvan's Jewelers
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Sylvan’s Jewelers Spring Diamond Event
Friday, March 23 from 10 am to 5:30 pm

Discover diamonds and diamond jewelry for all the milestones in your life at the Sylvan’s Jewelers Spring Diamond Event on Friday, March 23. Shop hand-selected diamonds and designer jewelry collections from Christopher Design, Gottlieb, Hearts On Fire, Precision Set and SUNA Bros. for fine jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands for him and her. Look for shapely new solitaires; marquise, oval and pear diamonds in unconventional east-to-west, two-stone, halo and solitaire styles; more rose gold and mixed metal settings; and intricately detailed bands that look amazing from every angle. Upgrade or restyle your current diamond or diamond jewelry. Choose from a special selection of loose diamonds in assorted shapes and sizes—including fancy cuts and natural color—and enhanced selections of 18-karat white, rose and yellow gold and platinum mountings. Diamond experts and representatives from the featured designer collections will be on hand to assist with selections. Gift with purchase and financing available, see store for details.

For more information call 803.779.2250 or email

Physics & Astronomy Public Lecture: “The Promise and Challenges of Super Resolution Microscopy” @ W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall (Darla Moore School of Business Room #101)
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm

Dr. William E. Moerner is the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor by courtesy of Applied Physics at Stanford University (Stanford, CA). He has been elected as a member to numerous prestigious scientific organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Moerner also serves as a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2014, he was named a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his leadership in and contributions to the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

This public lecture will take place on Friday, March 23 at the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall in the Darla Moore School of Business (Room #101) at 6:00 pm. The content will be presented at a level accessible to a broad general audience.

This lecture is free of charge and all are welcome to attend! No reservations are required, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope you can join us for this special event!

Fun Home at Trustus Theatre @ Trustus Theatre
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm

Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron, Music by Jeanine Tesori, Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Chad Henderson
Music Direction by Randy Moore

WINNER! Best Musical – 2015 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Best Score (Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron) – 2015 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Best Book of a Musical (Lisa Kron) – 2015 Tony® Awards!
WINNER! Best Musical – New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award
FINALIST! Pulitzer Prize for Drama
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

General Public tickets on sale February 23rd at 12am.

Flex Pass and Donor tickets on sale February 16
Friday March 23 at 8:00pm
Saturday March 24 at 8:00pm
Thursday March 29 at 7:30pm
Friday March 30 at 8:00pm
Saturday March 31 at 8:00 pm
Thursday April 5 at 7:30pm
Friday April 6 at 8:00pm
Saturday April 7 at 8:00pm
Sunday April 8 at 3:00pm
Tuesday April 10 at 7:30pm
Wednesday April 11 at 7:30pm
Thursday April 12 at 7:30pm
Friday April 13 at 8:00pm
Saturday April 14 at 8:00pm

The Fun Home Band is sponsored by Cheryl and Ken Wheat.

Sponsored by PALSS.

Tartan Day South @ Historic Columbia Speedway
Mar 24 all-day

8th Annual Tartan Day South is a one of a kind celebration featuring 4-events in 4 days in 4 cities (Columbia, Lexington, Cayce and West Columbia) honoring Celtic heritage in the Midlands area. Saturday’s festival is an array of different events featuring unique sports, incredible music, great foods as well as interactive and interesting exhibitions. Join us in celebrating the contributions of Scottish and Irish Americans and the culture they love that brings such great fun for all ages.

2018 Gardening Symposium @ Robert Mills Carriage House
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Starting in the early 19th century, South Carolina was a hotbed of horticultural experimentation and mastery. Many of the South’s most treasured and iconic plants were introduced into North American gardens through the work and passion of early South Carolinians, including the Hampton-Preston family. Learn about this exciting legacy and the current efforts underway to revitalize the Hampton-Preston gardens.