April 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

To make a long story short

Billy Graves Benton is a yarn spinner from way back, farther back, maybe, than he might admit. Known to radio listeners as simply Bill Benton, since he spun his way into town in 1963, Billy Graves has become a Columbia icon. More...

Rotary receives guests from Wales and Australia

The Columbia Rotary Club welcomed guests from Wales and Australia this week. More...

Hammond students participate in The Memory Project

Art teachers and 23 advanced art students at Hammond School participated in the Memory Project. More...

Business

Star Profile John Parks, Innovista leader

Beginning February 1, John B. Parks took control of USC's research park, Innovista, as its first executive director. More...

G.E. chooses S.C. for annual meeting

Fairfield, Connecticut- based General Electric, the global manufacturing, financial services and media giant, has a major presence in Greenville. The company employs 2,600, including 1,000 engineers and researchers. More...

First ever forum meets in Columbia

The S.C. International Trade Coalition opens the exhibits and begins registration for its S.C. Global Business Forum Tuesday, April 24, at 8 am in the convention center on Lincoln Street. More...

Society

Sertoma Clubs honor their own

Jack K. Sterne Sr. has been named Sertoman of the Year for the Wade Hampton District of Sertoma International for 2006-2007. The district includes a dozen Sertoma clubs in the central South Carolina area. More...

Miss Ellison and Mr. Hardin marry in Trinity Cathedral

Eleanor VanBenthuysen Ellison and Harry Simms Hardin IV were married April 14, 2007, at 6:30 pm in Trinity Cathedral. The Very Rev. Philip Conrad Linder performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Photo

Richland Sertoma Club recently recognized Joseph P. Arnot with the Service to Mankind award for his many volunteer contributions to the Columbia community. More...

Events

Events

It's happening in the Midlands

ANIMALS Lexington County will sponsor a rabies clinic Sat., April 21, 1- 3 pm at the Life Long Learning Center. Vaccinations are $3. Dogs must be on a leash, and cats in a box or carrier. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge Part 5: Theodore Gourdin II


Charles Fraser retired from law in 1818 and spent the remaining 42 years of his life producing miniatures of Charleston's leading citizens. More...

My Encounter with America

Part 12: Moscow: Reforms bring freedom and chaos

My second trip to Moscow was in 1990, on my way to Pyong Yang, North Korea. Since this was the itinerary of my trip, I had no alternative. More...

USC professor studies slavery in the Caribbean Islands

Kenneth Kelly is a modern- day treasure hunter. With 18th century maps, shovels, and an explorer's spirit, the USC professor goes in search of hidden knowledge, uncovering a wealth of information about past societies. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Notice to creditors

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 t More...

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 DECEDENTDATE OFDATE WILL ADMITTEDWILLFOR PROBATE Jocely More...

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RICHLAND NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING MOTOR VEHICLE'S WERE ABANDONED OR SEIZED IN RICHLAND COUNTY and taken into custody by the Richland County Sheriff's Department acc More...

Music lover makes the beat go on

Cornelia Freeman sang "Happy Birthday" on a high note. This long- time supporter of the musical arts in Columbia wanted to do something special for the 90th birthday of her husband, businessman R.E.L. Freeman. More...

Jimmy Farr plays up on the roof

Rooftop Rhythms gave the public a special treat when The Jimmy Farr Orchestra played a classic mix of Big Band and Swing music, some of which was accompanied by the amazing vocals of Judy Randall, Thursday, April 12. More...

On Second Thought

Commentary

Leave my heritage alone

Sir, you just don't get it. You don't understand, and you don't know history. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Never ask a jogger for directions

Drivers in need of directions should never seek them from a jogger. More...

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

Different shades of bigotry

On the day Don Imus was fired from MSNBC, North Carolina dropped all charges against the Duke lacrosse players. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets April 18

City council convened Wednesday, April 18, at 9 am. Mayor Coble and council member Sam Davis were absent. All other council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, E. W. More...

Richland County Council meets April 17

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

Education

Scholarship Winners Recital

presented by The Afternoon, Eau Claire and Morning Music Clubs

Music students who received scholarships performed April 15, 2007. Eleanor Avant, president of the Eau Claire Music Club welcomed guests. More...

Midlands Tech recognizes outstanding young and adult students

Among this year's Midlands Technical College's honorees were Leslie Chartier and Timothy McConnell, who were nominated to represent the college on the All- USA Academic Team for Community Colleges. More...

RNE student receives national journalism award

Richland Northeast High School's Tenell Felder was one of 102 high school seniors nationwide to receive an Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Award and a $1000 scholarship from the Freedom Forum. More...

Sports

Skyhawks get Power to knock off Cardinals

Cardinal Newman 1 Hammond 2

Hammond's Ross Power returned to goalkeeper for the first time since pre- season and racked up 15 saves to help the Skyhawks knock off the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 2- 1 at Hammond Tuesday, April 17. More...

Highlanders out volley Skyhawks

Heathwood Hall 5 Hammond 4

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders took a big step towards the Region 2- 3A boys tennis regular season championship by defeating the Hammond Skyhawks at Hammond 5- 4 Tuesday, April 17. The victory did not come easy though. More...

Asbury hosts tourney

Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church held its third annual scholarship golf tournament at Fort Jackson Golf Club Monday, April 16. Sixty players from Columbia, S.C.; Ga.; and N.C. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Part 3: Picking the wedding party

Girl knows too many people. Boy and Girl have made progress in planning the wedding. The next step can be easy and difficult all at the same time. More...

Aging Answers and Issues

: Is it true that the State Office on Aging provides rental assistance for seniors on fixed incomes who do not own their homes? More...

The Children's Garden at River Farm

Stopping to smell the flowers

River Farm, the American Horticultural Society's national headquarters, is located on 25 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia. The property was one of George Washington's five farms along the river. More...