June 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

A new chance to fly high

When the Silver State Flight School staff invited interested South Carolinians to come to its introductory meeting, they weren't surprised that more than 500 showed up to learn about helicopter pilot training. More...

Columbia youth's friends rally

As 12- year- old Chandler DeLoach and his friend Harrison Shannon fight to recover from serious accident injuries, their family and friends have rallied around them. The two were badly injured in an automobile accident on June 8, 2007. More...

Hair - lost in translation

Adjusting to life in a foreign country can be quite challenging. Just ask Benjamin Rubel, a new German intern working at Lang Mekra in Ridgeway, S.C. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets June 27, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council convened a few minutes after 9 am, Wednesday, June 27, on the third floor of City Hall. All members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

Conservation league discusses global warming

Elizabeth Hagood of the S.C. Coastal Conservation League addressed a gathering Wednesday, June 27. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy sponsored the event at Columbia Marriott. More...

Education

Teachers take the "sigh" out of science

Lenette Trapp and Anne Ledford dug their hands into critical science skills, at Hands- On, Minds- On, EdVenture Children's Museum's Summer Institute, for South Carolina teachers. More...

Kindness at Killingsworth

Young people and adults from Asbury United Methodist Church spend four days beautifying the yard of Killingsworth

The Ashbury United Methodist Church's Methodist Youth Fellowship and Adult Random Acts of Kindness members spent June 18- 21, 2007, cleaning the yard of the Killingsworth Home, whose mission is to support, empower, and advocate for women recovering More...

Students perform gall bladder surgery

(l- r) Jamal Hagans, Kelly Mill Middle School; and Devon Kilgore, Hammond Middle School; receive instruction from Dan Blake, RN,General Surgery, during a mock gallbladder surgery at Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

ART The Columbia Museum of Art will present Material Terrain, A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place July 6- August 26. 799-2810. CAMPS Columbia City Jazz Dance School will hold a dance camp July 30- Aug. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 15: St. Stephen Jockey Club

1791. The United States of America took its place among nations of the world, George Washington toured South Carolina, and the men of Pineville sat down with Col. Hezekiah Maham, hero of the Battle of Fort Johnson, to establish the St. More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

as told by characters Matthew Garrick and Stephen Williams

The characters: Matthew Garrick, age 21 Matthew Garrick, son of Frank and Kathy Garrick of Columbia, is a senior at the University of South Carolina, and a 2004 graduate of Dreher High School. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicle or other property are subject to towing, repair, and storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56- 5-5636 and 29-1510 SC Law as Amended, 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 Probate Court of More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that Comedy House, LLC/David T. Whigham, 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 2768 Decker Blvd. More...

Beware the 100 deadly days

Schools are out, the weather is warm, and people are traveling and ready to have a good time. The 100 deadly days of summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day, keep the interstate flooded and the S.C. More...

The dog days of July 4th

"Independence Day celebrations can be great fun for humans, but the noise and visual stimulation can be traumatic for dogs," said Bruce Headley dog behavioral therapist of Metro Columbia Bark Busters. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

John Ozmint for president

John Ozmint is my new favorite government employee. Ozmint is the director of the S.C. More...

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

Knowledge: seek and ye shall find

Encyclopedia. I still remember how to spell it from the Walt Disney song. There was something magical about an encyclopedia. It contained unlimited knowledge. Anything you needed to know was in there, in easy to find alphabetical order. More...

A two- moose day

Dr. James Dobson of Focus on Family tells the story of a man up in Maine who had a really bad day. Dr. Dobson called it "A two- moose day." It's 5 am, and Hobart is driving his car on a two lane road a few miles east of Bangor. More...

Business

Your power bill is going UP

In early February, SCANA suggested to the S.C. Public Service Commission an electrical base rate increase request was in the works. The new rates weren't expected to kick in until late 2007 or early 2008. More...

Star Profile

Jacque Riley of Riley Communications

Riley Communications recently relocated to the Suggs & Kelly building at 500 Taylor Street. Suggs is no longer with Kelly, but the building's name remains. More...

Briefs

Home sales Columbia home sales, new and existing, fell off a bit in May. Most years, May is a busy month with home buyers trying to relocate well before the opening of school classes in the fall. According to the S.C. More...

Society

Miss Johnso n and Mr. Baker exchange vows May 12, 2007

Brittany Lynn Johnson of Columbia and Aric Mark Baker of Lexington were married Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Rosewood Baptist Church. The Reverend James Watterson performed the 4 pm ceremony. Linda Harris, cousin of the bride, was the soloist. More...

Miss Ahern and Mr. McDermott marry in Saxe Gotha Presbyterian

Inez McLaurin Ahern and Steven Thomas McDermott were married June 23, 2007 in Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, South Carolina, at 6:30 pm. Rev. Leslie Holmes performed the double ring ceremony. More...

William J. McCord 1932- 2007

William J. "Jerry" McCord, the first and longest- serving director of South Carolina's state alcohol and drug abuse authority, has died at age 75 following a lengthy illness. More...

Sports

Richland marches past Columbia NE

Richland at Columbia Northeast Spring Valley High School, June 25

Richland 9 Columbia NE 4 At Spring Valley High School, Columbia Northeast Post 182's Jake Mendiola and Jared Martin each hit home runs and Josh Woodall took over in the fifth inning to close the game and allow visiting Richland Post 6 only one ru More...

American Legion League Eight 2007 Baseball Schedule

Tuesday,May 29 Cayce 6 @ West Columbia 4 Irmo/Chapin 6 @ Columbia NE 16 Thursday,May 31 Lexington 10 @ Irmo/Chapin 2 Columbia NE 6 @ Cayce 8 Friday, More...

League Eight Standings

As of Monday, June 25 More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Magic flowers pop open in Forest Acres

Every night at 8:35 magic begins to happen in a backyard in Forest Acres. More than 200 yellow buds start popping open, glowing in the moonlight. More...

THE CLAWSSIFIEDS

Call (803)771- 0219 to place your $10 Clawssified ad today.

Call Project Pet to foster a pet! + (803)622-4748 DILL IS IN A PICKLE..HE NEEDS A HOME!!! Yep, my name is Dill and all the great things you've heard about Labradors are true. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

When I go to the supermarket I always end up spending too much time just reading labels. Sardines, wine, macaroni, roasted chickens, sushi, cheese, mustard rice, grains, milk, hot sauce, candy, cosmetics; the list goes on and on. More...