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The Hansom Wheels keep Sherlock Holmes alive

Attendees at The Hansom Wheels 2006 Christmas Party

Extracted from www.capnbilly.com/hansomwheels.htm by Billy Rawl, spokesman for The Hansom Wheels The Hansom Wheels was created by Rev. E. Wayne Wall, BSI, aka "Holy Peters," in the early 1970s. More...

Very Hansom of You, Mr. Holmes

www.sherlockpeoria.net/Hansom_pages/HansomCabs.html A look at the old two- wheeler and its place in the recorded cases of Mr. More...

Wife swears husband in as president of RLI

The New Orleans new year celebration John McAllister Jr. and his wife, Judge Carolyn Matthews, shared late last year began a presidential term of office for the land consultant and broker. More...

Business

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

2006 returns The Charlotte Observer recently listed the 50 largest publicly traded companies in the Carolinas as measured by revenue. The companies were ranked by total return, counting stock price and dividends. More...

Top ten local wish list for 2007

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com 1. Electricity The largest utility in America is Charlotte-based Duke Energy. More...

Duncan McRae of Yesterday's

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com Born at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, Duncan McRae and his two brothers grew up in Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico. More...

Society

Folks about town

Senior Assistant City Attorney Kenneth E. More...

Julian Hennig Jr.

1922- 2006

Julian Hennig Jr., 84, died on Sunday, December 31, 2006, in the Lexington Medical Center after an illness. Mr. Hennig was born on March 12, 1922, in Columbia, the son of the late Julian H. Hennig and Helen Kohn Hennig of Columbia. More...

Wisdom from the past

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate again More...

Events

Calendar

Animals Greyhound Lifesavers will be at the Harbison Petsmart, Jan. 20, 11 am- 3 pm. Contact Judy Horton, 957-3866 or www.greyhoundlifesavers.org. BOOKS USC will host The James Dickey Conference Jan. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

Most Americans will be familiar with this species as a showy, somewhat exotic aquatic plant. More...

Berries create winter wonderland

Stopping to smell the flowers

Arlene Marturano Arlene Marturano is a master gardener, writer, and educator. As an advocate of gardening as a tool for learning, she helped develop the Carolina Children's Garden at the Sandhill Research and Education Center. More...

See How They Run

See How They Run Contributed by Town Theatre tickets@towntheatre.com. See How They Run is a classic British comedy. More...

Airport High School teacher supervises recreation in Iraq

Contributed by USC School of Education Catherine "Cay" Kessler was a dedicated educator of 30 years in the Columbia area. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Hitting the party circuit

This partying lifestyle of mine is just about to wear me out. I went to three parties a couple of weekends ago and another two parties the weekend after that. It's exhausting, and I don't think I can keep up with this frenetic pace. More...

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

Football fashion failing fast

As the bowl games signal an end to another college football season, I need to fuss a little about something that should be very important to all sports fans across this great land of ours. Fashion. More...

Worse than running with scissors

Our thanks to the Memphis Commercial Appeal for parts of this story: Two young punks driving through a nice neighborhood during the Christmas season spot a brightly lit house and see people through a large bay window. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Wilson speaks about agenda for the 110th Congress

Congressman Joe Wilson last week held a West Columbia press conference just off Highway 378 next to the south entry to the Riverbanks Zoo. More...

Speaker lays out energy plan

Energy package to embrace hydrogen technology

House Speaker Bobby Harrell, accompanied by several other members of the House and leaders in the hydrogen energy movement in South Carolina, announced the pre-filing of new energy legislation. More...

Richland County Council approves funding request for restoration of Woodrow Wilson family home

On Tuesday, December 5 County Council voted to approve a $1,025,000 funding request for the restoration of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home. More...

Sports

Cavs swat Hornets

The Richland Northeast Cavaliers sank five three- pointers and used a potent inside game to defeat the visiting C.A. Johnson Green Hornets 51- 29 Tuesday Jan. 2. C.A. More...

WRESTLING Blue Devils to host Invitational

Dreher High School will play host to the 17th annual Blue Devil Invitational Jan. 12 and 13. It's an event Dreher head wrestling coach Paul Watson believes might be the marquis high school sporting event in the city of Columbia. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL High Cotton

Tarah Cotton scores ten and Khrystyan Edens adds nine to lead the Lady Cavaliers over an outmanned Lady Green Hornets squad.

The Lady Green Hornets started the new year a little short- handed arriving at Richland Northeast for a Tuesday January 2 match- up with only five players. More...

Travel

Wateree River Expedition Part 1: Ancient Indian Mound

- Tom Mancke On October 27, 2006, the Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club sponsored an expedition to historical and archaeological sites along the Wateree River. More...

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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...