August 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Disappearance continues to be a mystery

"It was exactly 80 years ago, at this very minute, that Paul Redfern took off from Brunswick, Georgia, for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More...

News

Lutheran Seminary installs new members of staff

Photo contributed by Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Dr. Ira Brent Driggers was inducted and installed as associate professor of New Testament at the Opening Eucharist of the Academic Year August 23 in the Lutheran seminary's Christ Chapel. More...

National president of Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. comes to Columbia

Virginia Carman of Renton, Washington, was elected national president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States at its 94th National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, August 23. More...

Lt. Col. John Laurens, hero, shot and killed August 27, 1782

Editor's note:Brent Breedin has had a varied journalistic career in and out of his native South Carolina, including five years (1998- 2002) as historian for King Publishing Company's More...

Business

Congressman Wilson gives Rotary the news

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R- SC), who represents the people in 10 counties from Blythewood to Daufuskie, stood before the Columbia Rotary Club Monday, Aug. 27, and brought everyone up to date on Washington matters. More...

Briefs

Republicans on the beach The January 10, 2008, debate among the Republican presidential contenders will be in Myrtle Beach. More...

Star Profile

As USC's VP, Harris Pastides oversees the investments in research and the deans in medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More...

Society

I now pronounce you... TOTALLY EXHAUSTED!

Boy and Girl look forward to leaving everything behind once their wedding is over and enjoying a stress- free honeymoon. But Boy and Girl need to make sure their great escape doesn't turn out to be the worst week of their lives. More...

Sports

Diamonds shine once again

After losing 32 times in a row, the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets and their fans had to start wondering if they would ever win again. On August 23, the Diamond Hornets not only won, they dominated the Dreher Blue Devils at Memorial Stadium. More...

Rough opener for Cardinals

Cardinal Newman's 2007 season got off to a less than stellar start with a 35- 6 loss to the Pinewood Prep Panthers Friday, August 24. The Panthers started the scoring with their defense. Defensive back K. J. More...

Capitals' second half grounds Falcons

Columbia High School withstood a brutal first half and a barrage of penalties to outlast A.C. Flora Friday, August 17, 18- 7. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The common name of the mystery plant suggests that it is a grass, but it is not. Nevertheless, it looks at little bit like grass with elongated, slender grass- like leaves and a long stalk. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Subtropical paradise in Woodfield Park

Yoshiko Wallace has recreated the place of her birth in her garden. Yoron, a small carbonate island in the Ryukyu Island archipelago in the Pacific is a dream destination for geologists, gardeners, and travelers. More...

Grandparents' Brag Box

Quentin Douglas Hilley is the grandson of proud grandparents Dr. and Mrs. Samuel O. Douglas, Mrs. Gail Wright, and Waylon Hilley. His parents are Corby and Amanda Hilley. More...

Thanks, humans

So many sad animal stories out there, so I just wanted to make everyone smile for a change. All kittens have been adopted out to very good, handpicked homes, and I am taking sick Momma home to live with me in Cat Paradise on South Beltline. More...

On Second Thought

Gus doesn't take orders well

Gus is driving a beat- up looking gray Nissan with Texas plates through a small town in central Florida. Near the edge of town he runs through a red light. A sheriff's deputy pulls him over. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Lucky lightning bolt strikes

Lucky lightning bolt strikes I've never been a big fan of lightning, and I guess now it doesn't like me much either. You know those times when you see a flash of light and hear a gigantic boom during a thunderstorm and say, "Geez! More...

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

Media kills American justice

We had been released from Tuscaloosa High for the day. Ronald was driving the most dangerous automobile ever manufactured. I was riding shotgun. I think it was 1967. Randy came flying up beside us. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council holds budget workshop August 29, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council convened for its budget workshop at about 9 am, Wednesday, August 29, in the Capital Senior Center at 1650 Park Circle, just up the hill from Maxcy Gregg Park. More...

Councilmen accepted to Diversity Leadership Academy

Councilmembers Tamieka Isaac Devine and Daniel Rickenmann have been accepted to the Diversity Leadership Academy. The Diversity Leadership Academy is an outgrowth of the Richard W. More...

Education

Ben Lippen School announces new elementary principal

Ben Lippen School appointed Eric Alfrey as elementary principal of the Monticello Road campus. Prior to coming to Ben Lippen, Alfrey spent the last five years as Head of School at an international school in China. More...

U.S. Sen Jim DeMint honors Midlands Technical College with an S.C. on the Move Award

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint presented Midlands Technical College with an S.C. on the Move award on August 9, 2007, at MTC's Center of Excellence for Technology located on the college's Northeast Campus. Senator DeMint established the S.C. More...

Spring Valley High School earns bragging rights

Spring Valley High School had the third highest ACT scores in the Midlands and the highest in Richland School District Two. Additionally, Spring Valley tested 200 students, the highest number ever to take the ACT. 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 Through the wEyilel sp orfe Asernt tSun., Oct. 7, 1- 5 pm. 213-2035. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 23: The Burning of Pineville, Part 2

Dr. Peter Gaillard Gourdin II wrote the following letter from the field hospital in Adams Run to his wife, Ella Palmer Gourdin, in Pineville on February 6, 1865: Dear Ella, More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

as told by characters Matthew Garrick and Stephen Williams Part 8: Hanoi, Part 2

Our first activity of the day was a somewhat impressive cave... or at least it would be, but after seeing Carlsbad Caverns two years ago, nothing really compares. We ate a tasty (but tiny) dinner and anchored for the night. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) or other property are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5636 and 29-15-10 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody of More...