June 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Peters turns 100

St. Peter's Catholic Church, located on Assembly Street, held a 100 Year Birthday Bash to celebrate 100 years in their present building, which was recently renovated. More...

News

Forest Pines serves volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

Forest Pines seniors and staff served five families with Habitat for Humanity, along with the laborers on June 5 and 8. More...

West Columbian makes the big screen

Soldier, Sailors, and Marines in New York City for Fleet Week got a real "Big Apple" greeting when their images were projected on the Giant Panasonic Astrovision Video Screen in Times Square. More...

Dark matter, dark energy, and you

Cosmology, a study of the universe's properties, is much like a Sherlock Holmes' mystery. More...

Business

Columbia Museum of Art director proves economic impact

Karen Brosius, executive director of the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA), appeared before Columbia City Council recently to represent the CMA during the public hearing on the city budget. More...

Star Profile

Dr. Esther Kramer of the South Carolina Institute of Art & Design

Dr. Esther Kramer is putting together the South Carolina Institute of Art and Design (SCIAD) in the Vista. There's nothing like it in this part of the country, particularly when her emphasis on product design is realized. More...

Briefs

Columbia's old transit The Columbia bus route system hasn't changed much since the 1950s, but improvements began in 2003 when the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) directed a few new routes. More...

Society

Art community bids farewell to couple

USC film studies professor Dan Streible and his wife, arts writer and gallery director Teri Tynes, are taking New York University up on an offer too good to turn down. More...

Mrs. Motley and Mr. Sosbee marry in Beulah Baptist Church

Barbara Harvey Motley and Herbert Daniel Sosbee Sr. were married in Beulah Baptist Church in Horrell Hill, South Carolina, May 20, 2006, at 3 pm. Rev. Brad Bessent performed the double ring ceremony. More...

State regent sashed at assembly

Ms. Mary Armstrong (r) is being sashed as the new state regent of the South Carolina Society, Daughters of the American Colonists. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

What's growing in Columbia

This is a daylily. Daylilies come in most colors from vibrant red, to pink, lavender, yellow, royal purple, white, and black. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

The year-round garden

"I try to think of the garden as a year round place. We go from one season to another in the garden," states Elaine Tyler of Blythewood. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

My former pupil, Sanders McMillan, called me to shoot the botanical breeze. More...

Swami visits Columbia

The road to inner peace runs right through Columbia. There is a distinguished Swami in our midst. More...

Bus bosses miss the mark

In a packed auditorium at the Richland County Public Library last Saturday morning, June 10, Columbians showed up in droves to protest the possibilities of bus service cuts. Jim Hardy of Columbia's Maxim Communications Group was the MC. More...

Anglican Church of the Epiphany adds steeple to the building

The congregation of the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, located at More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Is the treasurer's job worth $2.4 million?

Could somebody please tell me when the South Carolina treasurer's job became such a coveted position? Four Republicans were falling all over themselves just for the opportunity to be their party's representative in the upcoming general election. More...

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

Cosmic partners are hard to find

On Bob Dylan's 65th birthday, Rick called. He told me his latest PSA test was bad. For the first time since he returned from Viet Nam, I was worried about my little brother. He's never been a sibling you had to be concerned about. More...

Letters to the editor

Sen. Ryberg withdraws from campaign

On June 14, 2006, Sen. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council + June 14 + 9 am

City council convened about 9 am, Wednesday, June 14, for its work session. All council members were present: Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, Sam Davis, Daniel Rickenmann, and councilman-elect Kirkman Finlay. More...

Education

Billy Mill Charity Golf Classic raises $60,000 for children with cancer

The 9th annual Billy Mill Charity Golf Classic sponsored by the Junior Woman's Club of Lexington and the Mill Family, to benefit Children's Chance was held June 5, 2006, at The Country Club of Lexington. More...

Children's Garden earns accreditation

Children's Garden, a local not-for-profit childcare program that serves the homeless and needy, has been awarded accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). More...

Higher, higher, flies the Falcon

Prior to the first A.C. Flora First Five Year Reunion in 1998, $6000 was raised for scholarships and in 2001 six deserving A.C. Flora graduating seniors each received a $1000 scholarship from that money. More...

Sports

Soap Box Derby races through tenth year

Director Cecil Adkins is honored for his service.

By Pam Clark The sport known as the Soap Box Derby came to life in 1933 in Dayton, OH, when a bunch of kids with a little time and a lot of imagination decided to build cars from household items and race them down a local hill. More...

Masters Division: 1st Place: Matthew Hulst, West Columbia, K & M Racing; 2nd Place: Samuel Koenke, Greer, SC, Done Right Services; 3rd Place: Justin Hallas, Lexington, SC, OB One Communications; Sportsmanship Award: Sarah Sams, Columbia, SC, AMC B More...

Events

Calendar

Animals Greyhound Lifesavers will bring retired greyhounds, available for adoption, to the Harbison Pet Smart Sat., June 20 from 11 am-3 pm. www.greyhoundlifesavers.org. More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 8: The Queen's Stone Ships

The first time I visited Farenya, 1998, I heard the Legend of Niara Bely. Since then I have interviewed many of the elders and historians to gather descriptions of Niara Bely's many feats. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

PUBLIC NOTICE

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control Bureau of Water 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 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...