February 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

The battles

At the conclusion of the Battle of St. Micks, all soldiers fire a salute to American soldiers now serving in the War on Terror. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets Feb. 21

Roll call Columbia City Council convened Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, at 9 am. Council member E. W. Cromartie was absent at the outset but he arrived in another hour. More...

That is the stupidest question!

Linda and I were in line at the Convention Center at 4 o'clock to attend the Barack Obama rally last Friday. A local TV reporter stopped a distinguished elderly black man and positioned him before the camera. More...

Richland County Council meets Feb. 20, 2007

Roll call Joe McEachern, Val Hutchinson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. Joyce Dickerson was absent. More...

Education

Au pair nominated for Au Pair of the Year

Caring, dependable childcare is hard to find and exceptional childcare even rarer. But the Burke family recently struck gold when they welcomed Victoria Thomas of the United Kingdom to their home. More...

Mangiamo! (Let's eat!)

MTC's "A Taste of Italy" class fares well

The best part about cooking is eating, especially when you know how to cook. More...

Congratulations to A.C. Flora High School National Merit Finalists

Jim Manning, Josie Bailey, Lauren McFadden, Amy Betenbaugh, Sydney Kornegay, students at A. C. Flora are National Merit Finalists. More...

Sports

Final Four Falcons!

GIRLS BASKETBALL

The A.C. Flora Lady Falcons (21-5, 9-5) earned a trip to the BiLo Center in Greenville February 24 to face the J.L. Mann Lady Patriots for the upper state championship by defeating Seneca 54- 45 Monday, Feb. 19. More...

Diamonds survive and advance

Lower Richland's Dayshaun Richbow hit a three- pointer to send the Feb. 20 quarter- final match- up with Sumter into overtime. More...

Shaw leads Lady Cardinals to title

Hammond 34 Cardinal Newman 45

The Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals jumped out to an 11- 2 lead over the Hammond Lady Skyhawks Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Heathwood Hall in the SCISA Region 2- 3A tournament championship game and never looked back en route to a 45- 34 victory. More...

Travel

Christmas in Italy

Part 3: My own language guide

My Italian phrasebook claimed to be the "complete language guide," - everything I needed to know to understand the language. My Italian phrasebook lied. More...

Local educologist visits Lithuania

Government schools, or as we call them here in the USA, "public schools," are being challenged in newly developing democracies such as Lithuania. More...

My Encounter with America

Part 6: Money blows up and yellow flour causes impotency

The meeting to review the first two weeks was somber because most reports were negative. Being cantankerous, the journalists presented their side of the story first. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

LEGAL NOTICE

The original Wills of the decedents listed below were delivered to the Richland County Probate Court and admitted for Probate on the dates shown: NAME OF DECEDENT DATE OF DATE WILL ADMITTED WILL FOR PROBATE Eugene Scott Al 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 OF APPLICATIONS

__________________________________ Notice of Application Notice is hereby given that MKL, Inc., intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consumption of More...

Museum director breakfasts at White House

Karen Brosius, executive director of the Columbia Museum of Art breakfasted at the White House recently. She is on the board of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

AARP can wait, I need a Corvette convertible

It's official! I'm getting old. My body has been given me hints for years like the fact the hair on my head seems to be making room for the hair just above my eyes and on my ears. More...

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

A must read!!!! A hugely fascinating stimulating article

Kiefer Sutherland, an incredibly gifted actor, brings us to the edge of our seats each week in another adrenalin rush episode of 24 . Carrie Underwood has the supremely perfect voice of the legendary singers. More...

State takeover will not save "failing" schools

The S.C. State Department of Education recently declared that Eau Claire High School, C.A. Johnson Preparatory Academy, and their feeder schools are failing and might be taken over by the state. More...

Business

Star Profile

Catherine Horne of EdVenture

Catherine Horne was born in Chesterfield, S.C. Her father was a businessman with many commercial interests, and her mother was a third- grade school teacher. More...

Clinton vs. Obama

Before a crammed crowd of 3,000 people in the gymnatorium at Allen University, with another few hundred on the outside, U.S. Sen. More...

Clinton vs. Obama

U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) wowed the crowd of maybe 3,000 in the exhibition hall of the convention center on Lincoln Street late Friday afternoon, Feb. 16. More...

Society

Kirkin' O' the Tartans takes place at Shandon Presbyterian Church

Shandon Presbyterian Church members sat closer to each other in their pews Sunday to make room for guests. Members of the Robert Burns Society crowded in to worship with them Feb. 18 for the Kirkin' O' the Tartans. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Parks Gardiner celebrate 50 years together February 24

Mary Ann Durrence and Donald Parks Gardiner were married February 24, 1957 in the Glennville Methodist Church, Glennville, Georgia. The couple has made Columbia home on Longbrook Road for forty six years. Mr. Gardiner retired in 1998 from T. More...

Happy Birthday Junia Gunter

Junia Gunter, born in 1905 in Marietta, Georgia turned 102. She lives at the Finlay House, where she's lived for 15 years. She's a member of Shandon United Methodist Church. Gunter was on the Today Show Feb. More...

Events

Events Calendar

ART The 31st Annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet art competition is seeking entries through Feb. 26 at 6 pm. Contact Beth Baldwin, 843-697-4339 or www.LowcountryShrimpFestival.com. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Nuf sed

John Temple Ligon, reporter covering Sen. Barack Obama's speech at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center leaves through the double doors. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

The loyal gardening companion

She was my sidekick in the garden for 14 winters. She grew up in the garden, pathways were chosen by her, and shrubs and trees were positioned for her exploration and adventures. More...

Make way for Riverbanks' meerkats

The Riverbanks SCE&G ZooView webcam now features the meerkat exhibit. More...