May 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Congrats to Ilona Sunday

Ilona Sunday, science teacher at Crayton Middle School More...

News

Dreher Class of 1946 reunites

The Dreher High School Class of 1946 met at Forest Lake Club May 6, 2006, for a luncheon. This class is responsible for starting the first annual, More...

To save or not to save

Folks participate in Carolina Children's Home's Annual BBQ Cook-Off Festival May 19 and 20, 2006

A Trenholm Road United Methodist Church Sunday school class cooks up a great bowl of grits with blackened fish in the Anything But Pork Contest at the Carolina Children's Home's 19th Annual BBQ Cook-Off Festival May 19, 2006. More...

Touched by deafness

S.C. Alexander Graham Bell Association holds annual family picnic May 20, 2006

What do famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell and a group of local children have in common? They are united because they have been touched by deafness. S.C. More...

Business

Star Profile

Brian Boyer of Tomlin & Company, Inc.

Project managers in real estate development usually don't come from any one special college major or career background. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Jobs According to the S.C. Employment Security Commission, the state's unemployment rate rose from 6.5% in March to 6.6% in April. S.C. More...

Folks About Town

The Board of Trustees of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary has elected More...

Society

Historical Society tours old Kingstree

The SC Historical Society held its Spring Tour in Kingstree May 21. Seven homes, two churches, the train depot, Williamsburgh Historical Museum, and Williamsburg County Courthouse were opened for guests. More...

Sherlock Holmes Society holds 5th Hound of the Baskervilles project

Dr. Robert E. Robinson recently hosted the fifth annual Hound of the Baskervilles reading project at the S.C. State Museum. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club officers installed

Barbara Ridgell, former president of the Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia, installed the new officers of the Petal Pushers Garden Club at the May meeting. Ridgell presented bouquets of fresh flowers to each new officer. More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 5: The work begins

The old African saying, "Never begin work without a full stomach," meant we had to have breakfast at Dr. Camara's house our first morning in Farenya. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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 custody 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 Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

LEGAL NOTICE

The original Wills of the decedents listed below were delivered to the Richland More...

Columbia ambassadors share talents in Europe

The Dreher High School orchestra will be the first of several ambassadorial groups spreading Columbia's reputation for culture in Europe this summer. More...

Crayton's math whizzes take first

Crayton Middle School took first-place statewide in the American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8), a national math exam recently taken by 143,000 middle school students across the country. More...

The Odd Balls present The Wizard of Odds

Wizard of Odds was recently performed at Forest Lake Country Club in front of a room full of women who represent the heart, brains, and bravery of all club members who beautify Columbia and help preserve its greenlands. More...

On Second Thought

commentary

Postage increases are as inevitable as death and taxes.

When the U.S. Postal Service announced this month it planned to raise rates again, public reaction was, "Didn't we just do that?" More...

Thirty-something speaks

The Band-Aid...cure for a cut and world peace

Mike Maddock My three-year-old son fell and bumped his head on the couch the other day. After a significant amount of crying and some rocking in his mother's arms, he asked for a Band- Aid. More...

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

The Dog Whisperer

Mike Cox When I saw the title, I ran screaming from the remote. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council Meeting + May 9, 2006 + 5 pm

Mayor Brunson called the meeting to order at 5:15 pm. More...

Columbia City Council Meeting + May 24, 2006 + 9 am

Roll call City council convened for its work session at 9 am, Wednesday, May 24, on the third floor of City Hall. Absent was council member E.W. Cromartie who was in China on city economic development business. More...

Education

Recorded textbooks fuel learning engine

Digitally recorded textbooks available through the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) organization are quietly making their way into SC schools. And the immediate results are taking educators and students by surprise. More...

Students read 22,651 books

The students at Logan Elementary School like to read - a lot. This year, 132 students at the school read 22,651 books collectively. More...

Two Richland One seniors to graduate with perfect attendance

When they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at the Carolina Coliseum, two Richland One seniors did so without having missed a single day of school in 12 years. More...

Sports

College signing day for two Ben Lippen seniors

Ben Lippen student-athletes, K.C. Dunbaker and Samuel Ramos, signed letters of intent May 10, 2006, to attend Lander University and North Greenville College respectively. More...

SCISA names Region II-AAA Boys' Tennis Team

The following were named to the SC Independent School Association Region II-AAA Boys' tennis team: Caleb Barnes (State Champion), Ben Lippen School; Andy Greenberg, Hammond School; Jackson DeMere, St. More...

SC Tennis Coaches Association releases final polls

AAAA 1. Lexington 2. West Florence More...

Events

Calendar

Animals W ild Horse and Burro Adoption will be held June 16-18 in Camden, SC, at the Camden Equestrian Center. 1-866-4MUSTANGS or www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Roots of Inequity are the Costs of Inequality

Dr. Linda Salane presented the Torch Club Tuesday night with a radical position on South Carolina's dubious ranking as America's worst. More...

CanalSide groundbreaking officially begins construction

Ned Pendarvis, chairman of Columbia Development Corporation; Charlie Way, chairman of The Beach Company; and Joe Taylor, SC Secretary of Commerce, attend the groundbreaking of CanalSide along the banks of the Congaree River and the Historic Columbia More...

Art helps remove myths of mental illness

One of the recipients of the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Awards given by the South Carolina Arts Commission this year was the South Carolina Department of Mental Health for the "Art of Recovery" program. More...