August 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Stop puppy mills

In the past 16 years, we have been involved in helping pets taken from puppy mills and backyard breeders. We are amazed at the suffering these animals endured in order to provide a buyer with a tiny pedigree. More...

Mayor's law firm advertises accomplishments after award of convention center legal work

The case study is available on the Website published by the law firm Nexsen Pruet, where Mayor Bob Coble is a profit- sharing member. We are looking into this alleged competition- free award of significant legal work. More...

Explorers paddle Congaree Creek

Members of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club, led by Stuart Greeter of SCDNR, paddled the historic Congaree Creek from 12th Street to Old State Road August 4, 2007. More...

Business

Briefs

Interstate Connecting Michigan with Myrtle Beach, the proposed Interstate 73 is estimated to cost $2.3 billion. A federal pilot program would allow private companies to toll the road to repay construction costs. More...

McCain moves ahead

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R- AZ) spoke to the Columbia Rotary at Seawell's, Monday, August 13. Ordinarily, the room fills with about 250 Rotary members, but to hear McCain the place was packed with 350, according to the club counter at the door. More...

Star Profile

Sam Davis, public servant

Sam Davis has two profiles as a public servant. One, he is a state employee and has been for over 30 years. The other, he is Columbia's District II member of city council. More...

Society

Summer Chorus II makes music with Solomon

Photo by Jim Covington The University of South Carolina School of Music presented its Summer II Chorus, Solomon, by George Frideric Handel, August 5 and 7 in Rutledge Chapel. More...

I now pronounce you... TOTALLY EXHAUSTED!

Girl and Boy are beginning to wonder if the big day is ever going to come. Boy feels like he's been engaged for centuries, while Girl feels like she's been making wedding plans since the beginning of time. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 21: The Pineville Academy

The Pineville Academy was incorporated by the State of South Carolina in 1805. It had the right to own real and personal property and to produce income not exceeding $5,000 a year. More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

as told by characters Matthew Garrick and Stephen Williams Part 6: Landing in Da Nang

The train was by no means luxurious by normal standards, but compared to the train in Cambodia, it could be considered a five- star hotel. It was to be about an 18- hour, overnight ride to Da Nang. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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 Fo More...

Skiing sinks sweltering sun

Photo by Jim Covington Walter Taylor takes his boat on the water at Forest Lake to ski everyday. More...

Cooling it in Congaree Creek

Photo by Warner M. Montgomery Nena Rice and Arann O'Reilly take a swimming break in the cool waters of the Congaree Creek. More...

On Second Thought

The funniest page in SC

starring an award- winning trio

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Thirty-something speaks

Parenting can be ugly business

My relatively short life as the parent of three young children has changed me in many ways. Some of those ways are for the good, and others for the not- so- good. More...

Here's your five bucks, lady

This note comes from a woman who lives in rural Louisiana. She writes: I want to let you know about an incident that happened to me a few weeks ago that could have changed my life forever. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets August 15, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council convened at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, on the third floor of City Hall. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

Forest Acres City Council meets August 14, 2007

Charles Fetner open-ed the August 14, 2007 meeting with invocation, and the pledge was led by Hugh Garly Troop 10 Eastminster Presbyterian. More...

Cayce City Council meets August 14, 2007

Roll Call The August 14, 2007 Cayce City Council meeting was called to order at 6:03 pm by Mayor Avery Wilkerson. He then lead the Council in the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

Education

Columbia riding academy students compete

Columbia Riding Academy students of Hamilton Stables in Eastover participated in the 14th Annual Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show, July 24- 28, 2007. The show held in Asheville, N.C. drew riders from all across the U.S. More...

Grants available for environmental awareness

The Lowcountry Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council Youth Environmental Education Grant Program was created to encourage and enhance natural resources education for South Carolina's young adults. More...

Westinghouse Electric volunteers and Mill Creek Elementary celebrate a thirty- year partnership

For three decades, Westinghouse Electric has been a steadfast corporate partner to the students, faculty, and parents of Mill Creek Elementary. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

CHURCH/CHARITY The Stedfast Christian Center, 5200 Fairfield Road, will host free Wednesday night movies Aug. 22, and 29. Movies start at 7 pm. 786- 9129. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The mystery plant looks a lot like a pecan tree, but there are a number of features that distinguish the two. Of course, both pecan and the mystery plant are special kinds of hickories. More...

The Propagator

Stopping to smell the flowers

She slips into green garden clogs early in the morning because she would rather be in the yard than the house. More...

Columbia's Forestry and Beautification Division receives Tree City USA Award

The City of Columbia has been recognized as a Tree City USA for the twenty- eighth consecutive year. More...