March 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia triathletes invade Parris Island

A lot of completely normal human beings who had suffered from a really bad sinus infection all week would probably take the opportunity to rest on the weekend, but Lindsay Agostini is not a normal human being. More...

South Carolinians remember hero

A memorial service for S.C. hero Wade Hampton will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2007, at 3 pm in Keenan Chapel at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street. The observance is an annual event sponsored by the Lt. Gen. More...

News

Columbia Riding Academy wins 18 ribbons

Members of the Columbia Riding Academy Hamilton Stables brought home 18 ribbons from the 20th Annual ASAC Horseshow March 15, 16, and 17, 2007, at the T. Ed Garrison Arena, Clemson, S.C. More...

Reward for finding horse thieves growing

In response to a series of recent horse thefts in S.C.'s Upstate, community leaders are raising reward money for information from the public that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the thieves. More...

The East Room at Dianne's opens for lunch

Dianne's on Devine, 2400 Devine, has opened The East Room for lunch from 11 am to 2:30 pm Monday- Friday. More...

Business

Will SCANA move to merge or invite a buyout?

In the range of shareholder- owned utilities in the U.S., Columbia's SCANA is obtainable. But is it available? For how much? More...

Briefs

Spurious A seven- game season ticket this fall at Williams- Brice starts at $320, up from $280 last year and $165 in 2004. More...

Star Profile Glen Gerstner counsels for keeps

The percentage of marriages ending in divorce is falling, finally. The old declaration of "half of all marriages end in divorce" is no longer the case. The fortunate trend is hard to explain. More...

Society

Doris D. Barber

A funeral service for Mrs. Doris D. Barber, 84, of Columbia, was held at 2 o'clock, Friday, March 16, 2007, at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, with The Rev. Mary Greene Kearse officiating. More...

Miss Landers and Jon May plan September wedding

Mr. Alvin T. and Mrs. Audrey Evans Landers announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Michelle Landers, to Jon Christopher May. He is the son of Mrs. Jo Ann Martin and the late Hollis Roy Martin of Lebanon, Indiana, and Mr. Jon D. More...

Garden Club Council holds Card Party/Fashion Show/Salad Luncheon

The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia held the fifth annual Card Party/Fashion Show/Salad Luncheon Feb. 8, 2007, at the council building. Doris Kahn chaired the committee responsible for planning. More...

Events

Events

ART The H.E. Corley Art Gallery will display artworks by Columbia artist Susan Lenz through the end of March. 732-8175. The Columbia Festival of the Arts will be April 26- May 6. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 1: French settlement on the Santee

"Where yo' folks from?" In the old days, before Columbia was flooded with carpetbaggers from Tha Nawth , this question opened almost every conversation along Main Street. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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 custody of Godfrey's Auto Salvage/Dave's Auto R 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 Pro More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that The Precinct Bar DAXLAM, Ltd., intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consumption of Beer, Wine and Liquor, at 711 Harden St., Colum More...

Ballerina soloist comes home

On her toes even when she's relaxing on spring break, Sara Mearns couldn't stay away from the ballet bar. Ballet for the lithe blonde is like breathing. She's been dancing since her mother took her to Ann Brodie at age three. More...

Flora's Page is a wanted man

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Kenneth Page is a wanted man. While still just a junior at A.C. Flora, Page has already received recruitment letters from more than 20 different colleges. More...

Sticking with lacrosse

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On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

A brilliant mind vs. the Jerry Springer Show

My seven- year-- old- daughter is either on the path to becoming a brilliant legal strategist or a guest on the Jerry Springer Show . It's hard to tell at her age, and, of course, there's plenty of middle ground to cover. More...

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

Dealing with puberty

My new best friend is having a tough March. Quigley is going through puberty and is pretty confused. Around President's Day, I noticed a little more macho posturing. More...

Small clue leads to multiple arrests

During the past three months there've been 14 break-ins in a medium- sized housing area. What puzzles cops the most is how the burglars managed to gain entry. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets March 21

City council convened at 9 am, Wednesday, March 21. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Kirkman Finlay III. More...

Cayce City Council meets March 13

Roll Call The Cayce City Council meeting began at 6:04 pm on March 13, 2007. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Avery Wilkerson. More...

Richland County Council meets March 20

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

Education

Parents asked to help change educational gap

Principal of A.C.Flora High School invites parents of minority students to a meeting March 18, 2006.

The statistics tell the tale: there is an educational gap at A.C. Flora High School. Only 29% of minority students are in Honors Programs, compared to 71% of majority students. More...

Palmetto Center for the Arts wins big at Encore competition

The Palmetto Center Dance students won the weekend of March 10 at the Encore Competition in Batesburg- Leesville, competing against 10 dance studios from across the state. More...

A.C. Flora boasts five National Merit Finalists

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Sports

Super Saturday at Flora

Super Saturday is this Saturday, March 24th beginning at 10 am at A.C. Flora High School. Buy tickets from any Falcon spring athlete and their own team profits from each ticket sold. More...

Hughes heads to Livingstone

Ridge View's Gerald Hughes signed a scholarship to play football and continue his education at Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. Hughes played offensive line for the Blazers in 2006. He is pictured with his parents Mr. and Mrs. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Beauty in the Backyard

Spring has sprung

Mark Riffle and his daughter Mia cut some flowers in their yard. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Business is blooming

Business owners realize curbside appeal is one courtesy extended to clients and the community. Eye- catching landscapes spark interest in a company, too. Green space outside the workspace offers tranquil respite for employees. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

The problem with spring is that it's so hard to figure out when it begins and when it ends. More...