August 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Artist's name comes from gun- slinging, hard- riding cowboy

Don't let Denby Singley Gorman's soft- spoken, Southern mannerisms fool you. She can document her heritage to a gun- slinging, hard- riding cowboy of the 1800s. And she's even named for him (or that branch of the family, anyway). More...

Five Points Wheels Transportation Program gets moving

Much needed transportation for seniors and disabled adults is becoming available through the new Five Points Wheels Transportation Program. The program's boundary is Huger St., River Road, Beltline, and Rosewood Ave. More...

Fan the Heat

Help Columbia residents stay cool and become a part of the Fan the Heat program by donating a fan or air conditioner this summer. More...

Education

Wrecking company completes job at Dreher High School

Photo by Jim Covington First grader Thomas Cuttino watches as the last bits of rubble of old Dreher High School are taken away. Cuttino says it upsets him that they're tearing down Dreher. More...

Grandparents' Brag Box

Contributed by Warren Mauterer Warren and Nancy Mauterer are so proud of their grandchildren, Ashley, seven years old, and Marshall, five. The children's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Sean Douglas. The paternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Sam Douglas. More...

Society

Miss Quinn and Mr. Hall wed at The Church of the Good Shepherd

Natalie Joan Quinn and Daniel James Hall were married August 18, 2007, at 5:30 pm at The Church of the Good Shepherd. The Rev. Dr. James Fraser Lyon IV performed the double ring ceremony. Music was provided by Dr. David Lowry. More...

Miss Leadbitter and Mr. Batchler exchange vows August 11, 2007

Anna Kathryn Leadbitter and Christopher Eugene Batchler were married August 11, 2007, at noon at the Corley Mill House and Garden in Lexington, South Carolina. More...

Forest Pines Foxes paint the town red

Forest Pines Foxes: Jennie Hamilton, co- manager; Ann Saylor, Queen Mother; and Kathleen Beard have a good time at one of their favorite restaurants. Forest Pines Retirement is located on 1720 Devonshire Drive. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 22: The Burning of Pineville

"I'm going to march to Richmond.....and when I go through South Carolina it will be one of the most horrible things in the history of the world. The devil himself couldn't restrain my men in that state." - Gen. More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

as told by characters Matthew Garrick and Stephen Williams Part 7: Hanoi, Part 1

The ride from Da Nang to Hanoi was uneventful, except for the presence of one train attendant who annoyed us. More...

Vicious Bikers roam the streets before daybreak

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 5:45 am, around 15 "middle- aged" men wearing spandex and maybe a woman or two meet at a gas station to cycle around Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

The funniest page in SC starring an award- winning trio

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Thirty-something speaks

Gnats up the nose

The first day of school is always interesting at my house. My two girls are excited, and my wife and son are usually crying. It does not seem to matter which grade my kids are entering because my wife can find a good excuse to cry no matter what. More...

Remotes to the rescue

This is the 600th column, which is about a quarter of a million words since 1996. I thank you for sticking with me. I'm still having fun- I hope the readers are having fun too! More...

Business

Briefs

Bridges S.C. has 1,300 bridges under the name "structurally deficient" given the collapsed interstate bridge in Minneapolis, killing 13 people. S.C. More...

Keep Five Points, Five Points!

The city's planning department was the host at King Park for a Five Points planning session Monday night, August 20. Property owners were out in force, as were the shopkeepers and the restaurateurs. More...

Star Profile

Janelle Beamer of Southern Wesleyan University

Janelle Beamer is a public relations professional. Beamer maintains and enhances the public's impressions of Christian- based Southern Wesleyan University, which is headquartered in Central, S.C. More...

Sports

Highlander Jamboree kicks off start of season

The Hammond Skyhawks and the Heathwood Hall Highlanders staked their claims to the SCISA Region IAAA crown on Saturday, August 18 at the Highlander Jamboree. More...

YOUTH BASEBALL

World Series Champs!

The Dentsville National All- Star Dixie Youth minors (boys 9 & 10 years- old) defeated Louisiana, 4- 2, to win the Dixie Youth AAA World Series Championship on Saturday, August 11, in Madison Heights, Virginia. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

ART The Thomas Cooper Library will displayVoices of the Great War through Sept. 30. 777-5400. The Saluda Shoals Park Foundation will present Through the Eyes of Art Sun., Oct. 7, 1- 5 pm. 213-2035. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

South Carolina is known for its hot, humid summers. Historically, many southerners were able to deal with a hot summer by heading for the hills, as in the Blue Ridge Mountains. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Getting the garden in shape

So many of the beloved plants in southern gardens originated in Japan - the camellia, kerria, hydrangea, holly, quince, boxwood, rose of Sharon, azalea, and loquat to name a few. More...

Trees suffer during prolonged drought

Drought continues to straddle much of the nation, especially in the Southeast and Southwest. More...