September 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Director of SCDMH relates how mental illness affects S.C.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) State Director John H. Magill spoke to the St. Andrews Rotary Club on Broad River Road in Columbia September 4, 2007. More...

High school students perform surgery

Photo contributed by Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals High school juniors and seniors from around the Midlands learn about the human skeleton during a mock surgery at Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals. More...

Attorney steps in as president of the Board of Directors of the S.C. Philharmonic

Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte attorney Robert E. Stepp has assumed the baton as president of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Philharmonic. The S.C. More...

Business

Briefs

Creative Richard Florida, author of The Creative Class, is scheduled to speak October 10 at the evening meeting of EngenuitySC in the new Columbia Hilton Center. More...

Greenville native delivers new shirt to Columbia

Allen Stephenson delivers new shirts, his own brand of shirts. Under the name Southern Tide and under his skipjack fish logo, Stephenson is supplying 26 stores in his native South with what he calls "the most well- made polo shirts available. More...

Star Profile

John Whitehead of the Columbia Music Festival Association

Steppin' on Hollywood was the show Saturday, September 8, in the Township Auditorium. More...

Sports

Falcons run by Raiders

A.C. Flora changed quarterbacks and offensive philosophy after a dreadful first half to overcome a resilient Keenan Raiders team, 21- 6 September 7. More...

GIRLS TENNIS

August bounces back with a vengeance

Team Captain Samantha August is the Cardinal Newman Ladies' tennis team's first rung player, but she is not resting on her laurels. She worked all summer on consistency and trying to keep the ball in play by reducing unforced errors. More...

Skyhawks still soaring

Hammond linebacker Stone Pinckney was once again a man among boys leading his Skyhawks to a 26- 14 win over the visiting Orangeburg Prep Indians September 7. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 25: A Tragedy of War

Pineville was devastated by the Civil War. Most of the homes were burned, most of the plantation owners left the area, and most of the freed Negroes wandered away. More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

as told by characters Matthew Garrick and Stephen Williams Part 10: The Imperial City, Part 2

We started our hike on The Great Wall of China realizing we had a few dollars, which would be stretched rather thin when we needed to buy tons of water for a six- mile walk. Some sections were uphill and incredibly steep. The view was beautiful. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

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You can have your cake and eat it too

Greg Marcil, a Davidson College freshman from Columbia, placed second in the men's division of the 68th Annual Freshman Cake Race. Marcil finished with a time of 8:43 in 1.7- mile race, ahead of about 70 of his first- year classmates. More...

RFB&D works!

Last week at Alcorn Middle School in Columbia, educators and community leaders met in a Celebration of Education, specifically the two years of the programs furnished at Alcorn by an organization known as RFB&D. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Oo-oo that smell

I've been a big fan of dogs since I got my first puppy on my sixth birthday, but there's always been one thing that puzzled me about them. More...

Stolen gun worth more than holdup

It's 1990, in Ottawa, Canada. Curtis is about to make one of the biggest mistakes of his life. He's planning to use his father's gun to rob a bank. Curtis visits the bank every day for a week. More...

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

Replay button equals fountain of youth

Joe was the first great dog I had. Our family got him about the time I was born, and he was my companion, guardian, and playmate. Joe, an English setter, also doubled as Dad's bird dog. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council meets September 11, 2007

Forest Acres City Council met at 5:15 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2007. The flag was flying at half- mast at city hall in honor of the 29,074 people who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. More...

Education

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business

She's brassy! She's sassy! And she's coming to the Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) stage starting Friday, September 21. Yes, the wildly popular heroine of Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones series is shaking things up at CCT as they presenJunie B. More...

Richland One dedicates five schools

In November of 2002, Richland One voters went to the polls and resoundingly approved a historic $381 million bond issue. More...

Society

Family connection results in The Beacon

Many friendships fade over time, through the course of changes in life and location. More...

USC September Concert Series begins

Ed and Carol Gordon attended the first USC September Concert Series performance September 2, 2007. Dr. Gordon recently lent artwork that is on display throughout the USC School of Music. In addition to his art, Dr. More...

I now pronounce you... TOTALLY EXHAUSTED!

Girl can't wait until the big day is finally here because she's sick and tired of planning a wedding. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

ANIMALS Greyhound Lifesavers will be at the Harbison Petsmart Sat., Sept. 15, 11 am- 3 pm. Contact Judy Horton, 957-3866. ART The Thomas Cooper Library will displayVoices of the Great Warthrough Sept. 30. 777-5400. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Nature's gym - perfect for walkers, runners, and bikers

Sesquicentennial State Park, one of South Carolina's 47 parks in the state park system, provides the ideal setting for health conscious individuals and nature lovers alike. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

The mystery plant is one of the most easily recognized of all American wildflowers. It is very widespread over all of the eastern U.S., east of a line drawn somewhere between the upper Midwest and eastern Texas. More...