September 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Symposium discusses the incredible brain

Wine, cheese, Grandchildren, and most of all people get better with age. Through the accumulation of experiences over many years, older adults learn from their successes and failures how to make better decisions. They call it wisdom. More...

Socks for soldiers

Warm socks for a soldier who spent the day on his feet in cold, wet boots is what the knitters of Columbia Presbyterian Community got together to provide for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. More...

IRS Scam

Another recent email scam tells taxpayers the IRS has calculated their "fiscal activity" and they are eligible to receive a tax refund of a certain amount. More...

Business

Briefs

As the beach crowd sees it Sun News According to the Sun News, the nation's economy in 2007 could have the worst growth in five years. More...

Sorensen dedicated to raise count and quality

The lunchtime Rotary crowd heard from Dr. Andrew Sorenson, president of USC, Monday, September 24. Sorensen was introduced by Columbia's Louisa Tobias Campbell, director of development for the Arnold School of Public Health. More...

Star Profile

Richard Balser of Columbia Luggage

It's hard to describe Columbia Luggage. It's not only one of a kind, i t's the only luggage store between Greenville and Charleston. More...

Society

Myles Ivan Friedman

Graveside services of thanksgiving for the life of Myles Ivan Friedman, University of South Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus, were held September 17, 2007, in Antioch Church Cemetery. More...

Miss Landers and Mr. May marry September 22, 2007

Amy Michelle Landers and Jon Christopher May, both of Columbia, South Carolina, were married September 22, 2007, in the Washington Street United Methodist Church Sanctuary. Pastor Denver Cavins performed the 2:30 pm ceremony. More...

Marina Capilos Papadea

Service for Marina Capilos Papadea, 93, was held Friday, September 21, 2007, at 9 am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

ART Art,Art,and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes Oct.- March. Just the two of us, parent and child for ages 2- 4; Homeschool art for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up; and Afterschool for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 27: A Planter Thrives

Henry William Ravenel thrived as gentleman planter in Pineville before the Civil War destroyed his society and his livelihood. As a scientist, he survived the Civil War and Reconstruction and made a major contribution to botany in America. More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

as told by characters Matthew Garrick and Stephen Williams Part 11: The Russian Federation, Part 2

The next day we caught a showing of the new Transformers movie. Though dubbed over in Russian, the film was pretty awesome. Walking around Irkutsk we saw our first statues of Lenin and Stalin. More...

Darius Goes West goes for Oscar nomination

Where would you go if you'd never been away from home? What would you do if you didn't have much time left? More...

Firetrail

S.C.'s Gone with the Wind

Firetrail has been called the South Carolina version of Gone With The Wind. It is set during the Civil War and features the burning of a city along with the plight of local civilians caught in the crisis. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Priorities change as ear hair grows

When I was growing up my dad once said, "If you see me in black socks and sandals on the beach one day, shoot me." Years later, after I was grown and he was a granddad, he changed his tune a little and said, "If you see me in black socks and sanda More...

One, two, three- BOOM!

Officers Derrell and George get a "domestic" call at a familiar address. It's the residence of Libby and Fester- a couple with "the worst marriage in recorded history," according to Officer Derrell. More...

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

Fashion police save us from baggy pants

The Hi Def TV in the auto repair waiting room was on CNN. The story was about the fashion police in Louisiana. A recent law was passed to save the youth of today from themselves by outlawing sagging pants. More...

Education

Dent Middle School sings The National Anthem

The National Anthem could be heard throughout the halls of Dent Middle School Friday, September 14, 2007 as every homeroom class stood to sing in unison. More...

Col. Pete Sercer honored

Irmo High School dedicated the ROTC wing of the school to Colonel Pete Sercer September 19, 2007. More...

Midlands Technical College honors top employees

Midlands Technical College recently honored its Employees of the Year for 2007. The award ceremony was part of the college's annual Fall Inservice. The college employs more than 600 full- time employees. More...

Sports

High School Football This Week

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Flora downs Shamrocks

The A.C. Flora Falcons got 261 yards rushing and two touchdowns from senior running back Otis Praylow to overcome a determined Eau Claire Shamrock team 27- 20 at Memorial Stadium September 20. Eau Claire 20 A.C. More...

Silver Foxes trapped

The Laurens Raiders shut- out the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes 10- 0 September 21 at Laurens and held Dutch Fork to 71 yards rushing, nearly 220 yards below the Silver Foxes previous per game average. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The mystery plant is very tiny compared to its various taller and flashier relatives. Its leaves are puny and bract- like. Its flowers, while pretty, are so small you have to get on your hands and knees to see them. More...

Nature's Gym

Sesquicentennial State Park caters to canines

The popular Northeast Columbia attraction is now home to a two- acre fenced- in area exclusively for dogs and their owners. More...