James Smith Off To Strong Start After Packing Venue During Campaign Kick-Off

October 18, 2017  •  9 Comments
James Smith waves to the crowd as he makes his way to the podium during his campaign kick-off party held in Columbia on October 17, 2017. Have you heard about the 50 year old, decorated war veteran, experienced lawmaker, and father of four running for South Carolina Governor? If you haven't heard his name since his announcement to run on October...
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Unveiling Columbia's Civil Rights History, Two Historic Markers Installed in Downtown Columbia

October 13, 2017  •  6 Comments
Dr. Bobby Donaldson, Rev Simon Bouie, Rev Albert Aiken Neal (brother of Talmadge Neal), and Rev James Edwards pose for a picture in front of a newly unveiled historic location marker installed in front of the historic location of the Eckerd's Luncheonette on October 12, 2017. When someone asks about iconic locations of civil rights movements and...
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Bring Ye All Thy Tickets! The S.C. State Fair Is Back In Town

October 12, 2017  •  2 Comments
(Slim Biggums, Buddy Legend, and Smiles Davis of the "SupaFun Band" perform "Tequila" by The Champs on the opening day of the South Carolina State Fair.) Come One, Come All! The South Carolina State Fair is upon us! As one of South Carolina's favorite attractions, the S.C. Fair will run from October 11th until October 22nd. The South Carolina Fa...
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The Inevitable Rise and Razing of Gonzales Gardens: Thank You For Your Service

October 06, 2017  •  7 Comments
After 77 years of service, low income public housing complex Gonzales Gardens is bulldozed. Gonzales Gardens, which was built in 1939 initially as a housing solution for family members of non-commissioned officers stationed at Ft. Jackson and low income citizens, was named after the Gonzales Brothers (William Elliot, Ambrose Elliot and Narciso G...
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Park it Like It's Famously Hot: Columbia Creatives Celebrate PARK(ing) DAY.

September 16, 2017  •  1 Comment
Catalina Keller relaxes on the "Sofa City" couch during PARK(ING) Day in Columbia. Columbia creatives came together on September 15, 2017 to celebrate the annual event PARK(ING) Day. PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing...
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