September 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Interview with surgeon in Iraq

What is a typical day for a U.S. Army doctor in Iraq? In a telephone interview from Baghdad, Columbian Lt. Col. More...

Why Women Shop (according to a man)

The human mind evolved to solve an entirely different set of problems than those it faces in the modern world. This simple but startling truth affects everything around us, from the colors we prefer to the ways we like to spend our leisure time. More...

South Carolina offers free prescription cards

The South Carolina Drug Card Program will provide "FREE" discount prescription drug cards to the residents of South Carolina. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets Sept. 5, 2007

Roll call City council convened Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, at 9 am. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Kirkman Finlay III. More...

City Council steps in quicksand again

Columbia City Council is once again trying its hand at urban planning. More...

Have you no decency?

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that "Men are respectable only as they respect." If that is to be the measure, The State newspaper has invited very little respect for an invasive story it ran last weekend about the tragic fire in Charleston resulting More...

Education

New from Spring Valley High School

Spring Valley 2007 seniors taking the SAT had an average score of 1039. The national average is 1017. Spring Valley Discovery 2007 seniors had an average SAT score of 1314 (297 points above the national average). More...

Sports

Cavs overwhelm Bearcats

The Richland Northeast Cavaliers scored five touchdowns and a safety on their first eight possessions en route to a 37- 3 victory over the Brookland- Cayce Bearcats at Brookland- Cayce August 31. More...

Cardinals rush passed Christ School

Cardinal Newman got 104 yards rushing and a touchdown from Davis Lemon and defeated Christ School from Arden, N.C., Friday August 31, by a score of 17- 6. More...

Cheerleaders of the Week

Lower Richland Diamond Hornets

Diamond Hornet Accolades: Eighty percent have GPA's of 3.0- 4.3; 1500+ community service hours in seven years; 2006 Walk For Life Cheer Challenge winners for largest team, contributing $1,100 in donations; packed 600 bags of two week's supply of More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 24: The Sack of Mexico Plantation

The war rolled on; and many a friend And kinsman,whom he helped to send Their homes and country to defend, Home ne'er returned. What harder lot could now befall! More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

as told by characters Matthew Garrick and Stephen Williams Part 9: The Imperial City, Part 1

Two days on a train is not nearly as bad as one might imagine it to be, especially when one is a hard sleeper. Switching from the Vietnamese train to the Chinese train at the border was like night and day. The Vietnamese train was, dirty and old. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, More...

Bunker wins Best in Show

Bunker, owned by Gary and Gaby Shire won First Place and Best in Show at the Still Hopes Dog Show.He is a yellow Labrador retriever who has been with the Shires since he was six weeks old. He spent many days with Gaby doing home health in Chicago. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Good help is hard to find

I've found yet another indication of God's sense of humor and as usual it has come from my children. Why is it that my kids would rather help me do yard work, and I'd rather be riding a bike? More...

Saved by a spoon

Leona lives in Wayne County, in western New York state, on the shores of Lake Ontario. This night she's preparing supper for her husband. Macaroni and cheese with sausage, topped with mustard sauce. Yummy! More...

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

Hooked on bull riding

My friend Debbie loves American Idol. I told her the whole idea capitalizes on our need to see others embarrass themselves. Reality TV is the train wreck we can't turn away from; the carnival freak show we can view in private. More...

Business

Politicians target poverty, disease

Former Republican Senate Majority Leader and ONE Vote '08 co- chair Bill Frist of Tenn. met with S.C. ambassadors of ONE Vote '08 for lunch at the Capitol City Club, Thursday, August 30. Frist, also known as the heart/lung transplant surgeon Dr. More...

Briefs

SCBT drives north South Carolina Bank & Trust and its parent company, SCBT Financial Corp., are penetrating the N.C. banking market by buying TSB Financial Corp and its $192.9 million in total assets for $43.4 million. More...

Star Profile

Radenko Pavlovich of the Columbia Classical Ballet

Born in the birthplace of World War One, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, where Princep assassinated Archduke Ferdinand, Radenko Pavlovich has lived the best of the Western world. More...

Society

Still Hopes goes to the dogs

Sammie wins Second Place Melanie wins Third Place More...

I now pronounce you... TOTALLY EXHAUSTED!

Girl knows many of the people invited to the wedding have children. Some of the children have been invited, but the majority of them have not and should not be. More...

Grandparents' Brag Box

Carlyn Lee Duke and Michael Duke are the grandchildren of Judy and Buddy Duke and Ann and Mike Lee. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

ART The Thomas Cooper Library will displayVoices of the Great Warthrough Sept. 30. 777-5400. AUDITIONS Columbia Classical Ballet will hold auditions for The Nutcracker Sun., Sept. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stopping to smell the flowers

Working with nature

Arlene Marturano a master gardener, writer, and educator. As an advocate of gardening as a tool for learning, she helped develop the Carolina Children's Garden at the Sandhill Research and More...

The Original Mystery Plant

In the past several years, attention has been devoted to trees in the South that grow quickly and provide a fast supply of shade or timber, or both. The mystery plant is outstanding as a fast shade producer. More...

Beauty in Still Hopes' backyard

Photos by Elizabeth Bailey Johnson More...