March 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Miss Ramseur (Lindsay) attends book signing of former student

Dr. Dwight Cathcart, author of Ceremonies , was honored when his high school English teacher, Mary Ramseur Lindsay, showed up at his booksigning at the Happy Bookseller March 22, 2007. More...

Aging Issues and Answers from Lt. Gov. Bauer's staff

Question : I'm 65 and I keep hearing about Medicare Advantage plans. Is this something I should consider enrolling in? 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

Conventional wisdom...headquarters Hilton opens August 1

Bill Dukes, chairman of the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism, presented to Columbia City Council earlier this month some telling numbers on the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. More...

Briefs

Job market According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, of all the companies interviewed in the Columbia area, 30% plan to hire more employees from April to June. On the other hand, 7% expect to reduce their payrolls. More...

Star Profile Brian Payne, attorney for small businesses

Columbia business education just got a boost. It's called Smart Business Matters, a non- profit forum for presentations on vital business matters. More...

Society

Barbara Railton Fanning

Services for Barbara Railton Fanning, 64, were held March 29, 2007, at 2 pm at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church with burial in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Pallbearers were K. Dale White, Phillip Byrd, Charles W. More...

Pfc. Anthony J. White

Pfc. Anthony J. White, 21, from Columbia, South Carolina, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div. More...

Miss Smarr and Major Laymon plan a May wedding in Columbia

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Anderson Smarr announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa Kathryn Smarr to Major Paul Wayne Laymon. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Virgil Satterfield and the late Dr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

Blue Devils take command with a tough win over the Falcons

A.C. Flora 0 Dreher 1

Byron Quintoa's right- footed 35- yard blast at the 20:00 minute mark of the second half was enough for the Dreher Blue Devils to beat the A.C. Flora Falcons 1- 0 at Memorial Stadium, Tuesday, March 28. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Garden party at Governor's Mansion showcases nature and art

The Lace House, the three- story house adjacent to the Governor's Mansion, has seen many uses since Columbia financier John Caldwell built it in 1845 as a wedding gift for his daughter. More...

Cracks can be hazardous to trees

As winter comes to a close, homeowners and property managers are advised that tree failure is a major cause of property damage. An ice storm or high wind can cause a cracked tree to fail under its own weight. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Here's one of the truest jewels of the southern mountains, an herb renowned for its delicate beauty and one that offers a fascinating history of botanical exploration. More...

Wind in the Willows

performed by Excelsior Academy

Excelsior Academy's drama teacher, also the artistic director of Absolute Theatre Company in Irmo, did not even choose what play home- schooled students would tackle until after she had seem them audition. More...

Kabuki Grimm

performed by Crayton Middle School

Jessica Yarborough, Raina Datt, and Grace Ann Roberts in Kabuki Grimm written and directed by Christopher Cook. The play is being presented by The Department of Theatre of Crayton Middle School March 29 and 30 at 7 pm. More...

On Second Thought

Photo

The Ultimate Gift

The week before The Ultimate Gift hit the theaters, I was actually sent a movie on pre- release by the studios to review. More...

Thirty- something speaks

I am no golfer

Mike Maddock I love playing golf, but I definitely would not qualify myself as a golfer. More...

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

Driving while entitled

Mike Cox The state DOT recently changed the roads at the interstate exit close to my house. A new Food Lion required a different scheme. The engineers took a single lane road, widened it, and added a second lane and red light. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council meets March 13

Public hearing The March 13 Forest Acres City Council Meeting began at 5:15 pm with a public hearing for purposes of rezoning the corner of Beltline and Hanson and the corner of Beltline and Valley. More...

Darla Moore's New Carolina Competitiveness Manifesto

Lake City's Darla Moore, vice president of Rainwater Inc., is founder and chair of the Palmetto Institute, a non- profit think tank aimed at bolstering per capita income in South Carolina. More...

Who are these people?

Patricia W. Cook retired from Richland One after 33 years as a special education teacher. She was born in Sumter and graduated from Edmunds High School in 1955. More...

Education

West Metro Rotary holds Chili Cook- off for Glenforest School

The West Metro Rotary Club is putting Rotary's motto, "Service above Self," into action with their third annual Chili Cook- off at Glenforest School on Saturday, March 31. More...

Cardinal Newman takes a sentimental journey

Over 300 people gathered at Tronco's at the fairgrounds to take a "sentimental journey" through Cardinal Newman's history Feb. 24 at 6 pm. The theme was suggested by Cardinal Newman's new principal, Jacquline Kasprowski. More...

Poets bring laughter and tears to Cardinal Newman audience

America's Emerging Poets 2007 Tour kicked off in Columbia on Feb. 23 at 10:30 am with a performance and question and answer session for students at Cardinal Newman High School. On Feb. 24, this special tour went to the S.C. More...

Events

Events

ART The Wachovia Gallery of the Richland County Public Library will display artwork by Keith Tolen through April 3. 929-3440 or www.richland.lib.sc.us. The Trenholm Artists Guild will host the S.C. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 2: A summer retreat develops

Keith Gourdin and I share grandparents, John Keith (J.K.) and Mary Palmer Gourdin. Both died long before we had a chance to know them. More...

My Encounter with America

Part 9: Travel ordeals still haunt me

I traveled to Berlin twice - before the great wall fell, and after. I went in the summer of 1983 when there were two Germanys - East and West - and likewise two Berlins, also East and West. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The below listed vehicle has been abandoned in Richland County and is currently housed with the repair facility listed below. More...

Public Notices

N OTICE 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 More...

Public Notices

Masters Sales Part 1 of 2

MASTER'S SALE By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Wachovia Bank, National Association against Estate of Carroll Grant Thompson, et al. More...