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News

Shoeman opens business in West Columbia

In June, 2004, Chuck Gerald saw the future, had a buyer for his business, and took a risk. He closed his business in Five Points. Gerald More...

A Millennial Sampler of South Carolina Poetry contains poems written by Columbians

A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, Who escapes from his celestial realm Arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.

Taken from A Millennial Sampler of South Carolina Poetry More...

Veteran senator receives honorary doctorate

SC State Sen. Kay Patterson was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of public service at USC commencement exercises last week. More...

Business

Star Profile

Holmes and Smith are developing Columbia

Marty Holmes and Bill Smith joined forces in 1988 to form Holmes Smith Developments, Inc. Their own description of the firm is found in their brochure: More...

SCANA available for sale

As of last Monday, any power company contiguous with SCANA More...

Energy and the White House

Fast forward through a stable and predictable era until 1978, when President Carter signed the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA, which showed the way to our local (and Houston) hero Bob McNair. More...

Society

Miss Werts and Mr. Hawkins exchange vows August 6, 2005

Elizabeth Hart Werts and Michael Carl Hawkins were married August 6, 2005, in First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Matthew Gribbin Lucas performed the double More...

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Phillip Thacker celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Ruth Green Gerkins and Donald Phillip Thacker were married August 6, 1955. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 6, 2005, with family and friends. More...

Miss Miller and Mr. Norris plan November 2005 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. James Rhett Miller announce the engagement of their daughter Sydney Cromer to Robert Harold Norris III. More...

Events

Events Calendar

August 12

12 The United Methodist Men at I. DeQuincey Newman United Methodist Church More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Grow with

your neighbors Trinity United Methodist Church in West Columbia supports a flourishing garden

Community gardens in the US have their origin in Colonial America. Today community gardens span the country stimulating social interaction, encouraging self More...

The Original Mystery Plant

This week there are two mystery plants at once! These two species will serve nicely for a consideration of what we call a genus. More...

Hollywood and boiled peanuts

Columbia

Allison Munn, Columbia native and co More...

SC Archives and History Foundation announces new president

J. Walker Clarke of Columbia, cotton broker by trade, photographer and artist by avocation, officially assumed the presidency of the SC Archives and History Foundation at its regular board meeting July 27 at the SC Archives and History Center. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty–something speaks

Are we sending them to school or to battle?

Editor More...

It’s not a criticism, it’s an observation.

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A song on a recent Jerry Jeff Walker CD tells about a young girl in West Texas, raised on More...

Hold it! Say cheese!

Gordy and Swan climb onto the roof of a row of shops in a strip mall and manage to pry open the lid from one of the ventilators. That makes a fairly easy access to the camera shop below. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting • August 10, 2005 • 9 am

By John Temple Ligon

Roll call City council met Wednesday morning, August 10, at 9 for its work session. All council members were present: Tameika Isaac Devine, Hamilton Osborne, E. W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, Sam Davis, and Daniel Rickenmann. More...

Columbia City Council Meeting • August 3, 2005 • 4 pm

By John Temple Ligon

Roll call City council met for its work session in the auditorium of SLED Headquarters, 4400 Broad River Road, Wednesday afternoon, August 3, at 4. Council member E. W. Cromartie was absent. More...

Education

New superintendent tours schools on first day

Dr. Allen Coles, Richland School District One

Dr. Allen Coles tours Bradley Elementary School and meets with Principal Dr. Erica Fields. More...

Richland One selects 2005 Hall of Fame

Four outstanding graduates of Richland One schools have been selected by the school board as 2005 inductees to the district More...

Tissues and Tears at Fresh Start Day

Richland Northeast High School Principal Ralph Schmidt welcomes new parents at an informal breakfast (aka Tissues and Tears) on Fresh Start Day, the first day of school for freshmen. More...

Sports

Richland One emphasizes importance of the coach

The High School Coach of the Year, Middle School Coach of the Year, and the H. B. Rhame Award were presented at the Richland District One Coaches Convocation.

Five years ago, Richland School District One created an annual professional development experience designed to reiterate the important role coaches play in the district More...

Spring Valley hires 23–year–old head basketball coach

It More...

Seniors get in free in Richland Two

Richland Two offers Gold Cards for football, basketball, plays, and more More...

Travel

Under the Tuscan Spell

Part Nine: The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of those man More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/ PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles were ordered towed by Law Enforcement and no one has claimed these vehicles as of More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that VEER, Inc. intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale off premises consumption of Wine and Liquor only at 841 Sparkleberry Lane Unit 3, Columbia, SC 29229. More...