October 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Respect for patriotism chiseled in stone - again

Stone crafter Ron Clamp is the third generation of his family to work in the monument industry, but he's the first generation who didn't serve in the military. More...

News

Asbury UMC holds the Blessing of the Animals

Angie Duffy and her English Setter, Sam, prepare for his blessing by Rev. Ed McWilliams of Asbury United Methodist Church. More...

Avoid hitting a deer

Deer season generally runs from October through December, and there's a dramatic increase in the movement of the deer population during this time of year. As a result, your chances of being in a deer-vehicle collision become greater. More...

Woman saves couple from burning house

When Beth Darlington went to visit her sister, Ann Koob, in Hickory, North Carolina last year, she could not have imagined what a horrendous experience awaited her. More...

Business

Star Profile Willy Durkins, David Harris bar owners

Following a national trend, Columbia City Council is trying to limit local exposure to second-hand smoke. Willy Durkins of Durkins, 2001 Greene Street, next to Mr. More...

Briefs

A safer SCANA Last month, when the SCANA spokesperson was defending her company's decision to leave its 20-something stories on Main Street behind for three stories in Lexington County, she said a tall building on Main Street was not secure. More...

Education

Language too trashy even for school board members

Song of Solomon is on required reading lists for high school students in Richland School District One

Pam Clark, mother of A.C. Flora High School senior Casey Clark, protested to the Richland 1 School Board Tuesday night, October 10. She held in disregard the decision to assign Toni Morrison's More...

Parent agrees book should be removed from list

To: Richland One School Board, Columbia, SC Re: Required reading for district high schools More...

Enjoy Palette to Palate in Forest Acres

The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties will present Forest Acres' third Palette to Palate event on October 17, 6-8 pm. More...

Sports

Cavaliers too much for the Diamond Hornets

Lower Richland 0

Coach J.W. Montgomery is trying to change the culture of Lower Richland football, and by all accounts he is succeeding. More...

Injuries and Eagles ground Cardinals

Richard Winn 12 Cardinal Newman 0 More...

Columbia Stars of the week

Eric Sephes, CB, A.C. Flora : Had 13 tackles, four pass break-ups, two interceptions (one he returned 64 yards for a touchdown), and a reception for 12 yards against Fairfield Central. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Looking for a Halloween kitty?

Carolina Cats will have magical black cats, fat pumpkin cats, ghostly white cats, kittens and more all dressed up for Halloween for adoption in the State Museum lobby Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, October 28, 10 am-5 pm. More...

Forest Acres pond certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) has certified the backyard of Dr. Robert Weyeneth and 13 other homeowners. The property, Spring Branch Pond, is located in Forest Acres and is now an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat site. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) is a tree that shall for evermore be immortalized as a true forest giant of the eastern USA, often up to 100' tall, and frequently with a trunk diameter of greater than four feet. More...

The Great Wall of West Columbia

The people at PETS, Inc. are building two large barn-like structures to house their animals, adoption services, and retail activities. This will enable the organization for the first time in its 14-year history to function efficiently. More...

Richland County's animal control department under scrutiny

While the Richland County Council struggled to resolve the RTA issue, another politically-charged problem rose to the surface. More...

Do You Know Middleburg?

Waverly Sanatorium used to be on Forest Drive across the street from Forest Hills. Founded in 1912 by Dr. J. W. Babcock, the retired superintendent of the State Mental Hospital, Waverly was a 50-bed hospital on 60 acres of wooded land. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Perception isn't always reality

When I was a kid, I used to think all my dad did at work was put his feet up on the desk and talk on the phone a lot. More...

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

The marketing of skateboarders

A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, some kids took a plank and some wheels, and built the first skateboard. Riding was limited to California until The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean spread skateboarding to the rest of the country. More...

Don't mess with an ER nurse

Vera is an emergency room nurse in a metropolitan hospital. Her daily routine is somebody else's emergency. By force of habit, Vera is one cool lady - hard to shake up. More...

Government / Neighborhood

City Council meeting + October 11, 2006 + 10 am + City Hall

Roll call City council convened for its regular session Wednesday, October 11, at 10 am. Council members Anne Sinclair and Kirkman Finlay were absent. Council members present were Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

Opposed to parking meters in Five Points?

This is an open-invitation to a public meeting in Council Chambers for all citizens who are opposed to parking meters in Five Points. More...

Society

USC National Chapter of DAR elects officers

Members of the University of South Carolina National Chapter of the Daughters of the America Revolution officers for the year are (l-r) front row: Beth Donelan, first vice regent; Mary Caldwell, regent; Betty Jones, second vice regent Standing (l-r More...

Theodora Doukas Dalonas 1931-2006

Services for Theodora Doukas Dalonas, 74, were held Monday, October 2, 2006, at noon at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. More...

Garden Club Council meets October 23

The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia will meet at the Garden Club Council Building, 1605 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park, on October 23, 2006. More...

Events

Calendar

Animals Greyhound Lifesavers Inc . will be at the Harbison Pet Smart, Oct. 21, 11am-3pm Contact Judy Horton, 957-3866 or More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 25: Map of Farenya

No official map of Farenya of Guinea exists. Since 1998, when I first began researching Farenya, I have tracked down several ancient maps. The oldest, found in the British Archives contains a survey by Commander E. More...

Explorers to celebrate 30th Anniversary

In 1976, three men, members of The Explorers Club based in New York City, established a chapter of the club in Columbia to serve members in SC, NC, GA, and TN. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles were Customer ordered tows and no one has claimed these vehicles as of 10/13/06. 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...

NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS

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