Jaco’s Corner, the 104-year-old bar in the shadow of Williams-Brice Stadium, is likely to pour its last beer this summer. The Jaco family, which has owned the Olympia neighborhood bar at Rosewood Drive and Bluff Road for three generations, is reluctantly being pushed toward the sale by financial and generational realities.
As Scottish dances have done for centuries, feet tap and bodies spin in Bill McCullough’s Scottish country dance class that brings a bit of the culture to Columbia.
Photographer Kathleen Robbins watched the coverage of October’s floods and felt an overwhelming need to help. She grabbed her neighbor Beth Bilderback, an archivist, and they set out door to door in South Beltline to see what they could do. What they found – thousands of damaged photos – proved a welcome challenge.
Wienges stayed up all night watching water levels rise at his Gills Creek home, then rescued several neighbors who were trapped in their houses during the SC flood.… Read More The night the SC rains came: One man’s minute-by-minute tale of saving neighbors
The volunteers at the NAACP-American Red Cross disaster relief center on North Main all share a passion for helping those still in need after the historic flooding of early October.
Meg Ellis just wanted to create a tool to help people. It wasn’t until South Carolina’s October floods that she realized how much of a resource her Chasing Tails Pet Patrol Facebook page has become.
What do you do when you want to preserve Columbia’s Jewish history, but it means coordinating six groups while realizing that without quick action, key memories could be lost? You turn to Historic Columbia’s Robin Waites.
Linda Keisler left a comfortable manager’s job at BellSouth because it was God’s will. She ended up in Cayce and now helps over 200 people a month. It was a hard sell for her and her family, but after 19 years, Keisler has established God’s Helping Hands as Cayce’s and West Columbia’s go-to charity.
Walter Liniger is an unlikely blues professor. He isn’t African-American and he isn’t from the U.S. He’s Swiss, and his passion brought him here to study under blues legends. In his USC classes, you won’t find a textbook or PowerPoint. Instead, students learn about themselves through playing music.
Four generations of Mary Sharpe’s family have grown up in Cayce’s Avenues neighborhood, and in 75 years she’s seen the neighborhood change as much as her family has.