July 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Inside the McNair administration

Phil Grose releases his first book, South Carolina at the Brink

Gov. Robert McNair is thanked by Dr. and Mrs. Wendell Estep of First Baptist Church of Columbia for his inscription in their copy of Grose's account of his administration, More...

News

Banker sails the Maritimes

Waves, whales, and (no) women

Jack Boggs took the Explorers on a jib-by-stern adventure through the Canadian Maritimes at their meeting Friday, July 14. More...

Retiree graduates from Guide Dogs for the Blind with Abigail

Robert Buchanan graduated June 24, 2006, with a black labrador/golden retriever crossbreed guide dog named Abigail at his side. The duo completed a month of intensive training at Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., in San Rafael, Calif. More...

Kevin Fisher wins third consecutive Emmy

Kevin Fisher of Fisher Communications Inc. receives the Southeast Regional Emmy again in the Children's Youth Program category. "Energy Tonight," part of a three program series of environmental education shows done for S.C. More...

Business

Midlands Tech hosts Financial Planning Expo

Whether you are already a certified financial planner or considering becoming one, Midlands Technical College is hosting an event designed to expose you to some key resources in the financial planning arena. More...

Nuclear power vs. particulate emissions

Nuclear power is coming into a second phase of countrywide development

USC is building a $17 million energy plant designed to use wood chips to produce 85% of the heat necessary for campus buildings. The process should save USC $2 million a year as the transition from natural gas to wood chips is complete. More...

Star Profile Phil Grose, author

Fifty years after graduating from Charlotte's Central High School, Phil Grose decided this year he would begin a new career. He is an author with his first book on display at The Happy Bookseller. More...

Sports

Flora cyclists compete in nationals

You don't have to fly to Europe to find cycling champions. While the pros battled for the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, junior cyclists competed in Pennsylvania for a jersey of their own. More...

Richland Post 6 marches on

Robbie Wilcox leads Post 6 past Walhalla Post 124 with his arm and his bat.

Richland Post 6 Coach Ray Derrick had reason to be concerned Monday night, July 17, 2006. He and his team found themselves in a battle with Walhalla Post 124. More...

Events

Calendar

ANIMALS Riverbanks Zoo will host Brew at the Zoo, Aug. 5. Tickets are $25 for Riverbanks Society members, and $30 non-members. Riverbanks Botanical Gardens will be offering a beer making class from 10 am-noon. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Late bloomers

The night-blooming cereus puts on an evening show.

The night-blooming cereus is one of a few flowers that will only open its petals to the world at night. The cereus ascends trees via an aerial root system, which it uses for support. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Plants that deliver

Through rain, snow, sleet, hail, and excessive heat, the mail carrier delivers to your home and business. One way to convey awareness and appreciation for the service is to plant a mailbox garden. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Dr. John Nelson

This is one of the most beloved of all eastern North American trees, and nearly everybody has heard of it, but a lot of people wouldn't recognize its leaves or flowers. More...

New filly charms Horrell Hill

Lee Ann and Jim Stoddard of Horrell Hill have a new baby. They report that their filly, Dixie Lee, is quickly growing into the most darling little lady. More...

National competitors strengthen Columbia's winning image

Mike Johnston's busy week, in final preparations for the American Strongman Nationals July 21 and 22, included the usual pre-event errands: running around to pick up a few things. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

My life in crime

My life in crime began and ended at the age of three. My friend Joey and I bumped off a 7-Eleven in 1973. It was the first of many life-altering experiences I can remember. More...

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

Tools and grilling raw meat make the man

We traveled the weekend before, so the Fourth for us was one of those lay around the house and do nothing days. By late afternoon, we realized we weren't leaving the house and had nothing to grill. More...

Getting punked!

Lenny and Delores leave a dance and are on their way home. Driving along a dark stretch of country road the couple is suddenly startled by the sight of a flashing blue light behind them. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + July 19, 2006 + 10 am

Roll call City council convened for its regular session at 10 am, Wednesday, July 19. Mayor Bob Coble was in London. All other council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, E. W. More...

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

Presentations Randy Book of First Vehicle Services presented Richland County fleet manager More...

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

Forest Acres City Council met on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at Forest Acres Town Hall. Mayor Frank Brunson called the meeting to order at 5:15 pm. Charles Fetner led the Invocation and pledge. More...

Education

Flora International Day makes impact on global community

On the surface, A.C. Flora's International Day may seem like nothing more than a festival where students can enjoy the food, music, and culture of other countries. However, the event leaves behind more than just a few taco crumbs and salsa rhythms. More...

Society

Miss Larson and Mr. Berglund exchange vows July 15, 2006

Jennifer Ann Larson and Arik Michael Berglund were married July 15, 2006, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Columbia. The Rev. Michael D. Costello performed the 3 pm ceremony. Music was provided by Randy Moore, Matthew DeGuire, and Erin Bain. More...

Iris Auction to be held August 12

The Iris Auction will be held by the South Carolina Iris Society at the Columbia Garden Council Building, Maxcy Gregg Park, 1605 Park Circle August 12 beginning at 1 pm. There is no charge to attend. More...

Church and Synagogue Librarian Association elects officers

Two Columbians are elected to association

Two Columbians have been elected to advance the purposes of a new chapter of the Church and Synagogue Librarian Association. More...

Travel

E komo mai (welcome to) The Big Island

Kohala

For three weeks in May-June, 2006, The Columbia Star More...

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 13: Village Economics - Today

The economy of Farenya is changing rapidly; however, many of its communal, self-sufficient traditions still remain. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE 06-CP-40-1021 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Woodland Terrace Condominium Association, Inc. 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...

SUMMONS

IN THE PROBATE COURT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA More...