April 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Making the world's most reliable machine gun

At the end of Old Clemson Road near the Village at Sandhill sits FN manufacturing where they have been since 1980. FN is the easier way of saying "Fabrique Nationale," as in the Belgian-based maker of small arms. More...

News

The walls may fall, but the friendships will last forever

On April 19, 2006, Carolyn Hall, Dreher Class of 1967, held a luncheon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Rhodes. The occasion was to get together some of the first graduates of Dreher High School. More...

A touch of American Idol comes to Dance Intensive

This summer 70 young dancers will train with a stellar team of instructors who work with stars such as Beyonc and choreograph shows like More...

Buck honored on east and west coasts

On Saturday a hero was honored on the east and west coasts as over 100 friends gathered in the east at Pet Rest Cemetery in West Columbia to say goodbye to a national hero, Buck, the War Dogs' Hero. More...

Business

Star Profile

Neil McLean of EngenuitySC

Starting out as a football player for Cardinal Newman and now running all over the Midlands as a player for technology and business interests, Thomas Neil McLean Jr. knows his way around. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

GM update General Motors' share of the North American market has declined to 24% from 27% a year ago. In the mid-1980s, it was more than 40%. GM and GMAC together financed 5 million auto loans last year. More...

Mortgage Survey

30-year fixed-rate US average Last week More...

Society

SC Senate recognizes West Columbia Women's Club

The West Columbia Women's Club has been celebrating its 100th anniversary all year, but last week the SC Senate passed a resolution making their achievements a matter of public record. More...

Star winners of the 3 Rivers Festival Tickets

The winneros 2 three day passes and 2 one-day VIP passes correctly named artists names and song titles of five sets of lyrics. More...

Families gather to celebrate Easter

The family of Charles Reid, clerk of the SC House of Representatives, stand before the "Living Cross" at Shandon United Methodist Church on Easter morning. Photos by Jim Covington More...

Events

Calendar

ARTS : Havens Framemakers and Gallery , 1616 Gervais St., will host artists Jim Calk and Betsy Havens April 27 from 5:30-9 pm. The show will run through May 25. 256-1616. More...

Travel

What's left to explore?

Conclusion: Carolinians return Explorers Club flags

The Explorers Club was founded in New York City in 1904 to promote the advancement of field research and to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its inception, the club has served as a meeting place for explorers and scientists worldwide. More...

Explorer travels to Peru on National Geographic expedition

Jim Welch, formerly of SCETV's NatureScene , and his son, Rev. James Welch of Florida, joined a National Geographic expedition to Machu Picchu and the Amazon in March. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Al Daley Mini Mart, LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale off premises consumption of Beer, and Wine only, at 8275 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/ PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5-5635 and/or 29-15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the c More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Quick Stop of Broad River, LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale off premises consumption of Beer, and Wine only, at 1330 Broad River Rd., Columbi More...

Woman finds heart in bag of potatoes

"I know ya'll think I'm crazy, but I've found a heart of a potato," Ellen Anderson told some friends. More...

Friends step forward for AIDS research

"Shoes - As You Like Them" was the theme of this season's first Dining with Friends party. Guests arrived wearing everything from flip flops that flashed on impact to bright red and black cowboy boots. More...

A community impact with community involvement

With assistance from Historic Columbia Foundation, Columbia Green, and Principal Financial Group, many Iris Garden Club members completed the plantings at the Blanding Street entrance of the Robert Mills House on April 14, 2006. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

My name is Squearl

Is it possible for a squirrel to have Karma or at least have its protection? More...

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

Yankees and banana pudding

Mike Cox Recently, a friend sent me an email listing a web address where I could go and find out how southern I am by how I pronounce certain words. The contestant picks between sack and bag, soda and coke, creek and crick. More...

You might say - Ida Mae is a collector

Ida Mae loved to shop, but more than that, she loved to steal. Her thievery was not out of necessity. Her husband was a successful insurance man. There was enough money for anything she really needed. A psychiatrist would call her a kleptomaniac. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting+ April 19, 2006 + 9 am

Roll call City council convened for its work session Wednesday, April 19, at 9 am. All council members were present: Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. More...

Richland County Council Meeting+ April 18, 2006 + 6 pm

Roll Call Members present were Anthony Mizzell, Doris Corley, Joyce Dickerson, Valerie Hutchinson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Joseph McEachern, Michael Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith. More...

Forest Acres City Council Meeting+ April 11, 2006 + 5 pm

Roll Call Present were Carl Holloway, Mark Williams, Ginger Dukes, Charles Fetner, and Curtis Rye. More...

Education

"Red Dust" covers students' creativity

Every spring break, Dreher High School's Literary Magazine Club convenes each day of the vacation to type, edit, and create the More...

Hammond student returns to One Tree Hill

In fall 2005, Hammond School freshman Kelsey Chow got to live out a big dream when she scored a small role on the WB drama More...

Explorers Club honors students

The Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club recently honored three students with awards named for founders of the club: Horace Byrne and Jim Jackson. More...

Sports

Bad old puddy tat!

Bearcats invade Hammond and develop a taste for Skyhawks.

The Brookland-Cayce Bearcats are the defending Class 3A state champions and are currently ranked #3 in SC by www.scsoccer.com. More...

Spikers, blockers, and diggers gather for The Clash

Jon Elgarico isa Columbia volleyballplayer who challengesvolleyball enthusiasts to get out and play this summer. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

A(ugusta) Baker's Dozen Set for April 21-22

Lois Ehlert, a renowned author and illustrator of numerous books for young children, will be the featured guest for the 20th annual A(ugusta) Baker's Dozen-A Celebration of Stories on April 21-22 at the Richland County Public Library, 1431 Assembly S More...

Sandlapper Singers celebrate 10 years

April 28 and 29, the Sandlapper Singers will perform top ten selections from their first decade. Their final concert of the 10th anniversary year is billed as Unforgettable. More...

What's growing in Columbia

This tall bearded iris, called beguine, blooms in early to mid-April. The blooms can last up to a week if the weather conditions are right. More...