November 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Trial lawyers celebrate independent judiciary

The South Carolina chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) held their annual dinner November 15, 2007, at the Summit Club in Columbia. The Honorable Costa M. Pleicones of the S.C. Supreme Court was the featured speaker. More...

Correction

There are approximately 1300 homeless children rather than 1500. More...

Home for the holidays

Six historic residences nestled among the stately trees and inviting sidewalks of Shandon and Hollywood- Rose Hill,and Shandon Presbyterian Church and the recently renovated Hand Middle School, will welcome visitors December 2. More...

Business

Going nuclear after a 30- year break

Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and former chief of the Environmental Protection Agency for President Bush (#43), was at the Moore School of Business Monday afternoon to discuss nuclear power as the putative green path to adeq More...

Briefs

City restructuring A 14- member commission looking into alternatives to the structure of Columbia's city government met Monday, November 19, 34 months after reading its mission statement. More...

Star Profile

Rick Simons of I. Pinckney Simons Gallery

With two locations and one name, I. Pinckney Simons Gallery shows contemporary paintings and sculpture by local artists such as Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, and Boyd Saunders. More...

Society

The Columbia Ball presents 13 debutantes Thanksgiving Eve

The first of the season's debutante balls, The Columbia Ball, was held Thanksgiving Eve, November 21, 2007, at The Columbia Marriott. More...

The Nutcracker

Presented by Columbia Classical Ballet Company

The Columbia Classical Ballet will present The Nutcracker Nov. 30, 7:30 pm; Dec. 1, 7:30 pm; and Dec. 2, 3 pm at the Koger Center. Tickets range from $5 to $30 and may be purchased at capitoltickets. com. The Educational Outreach program is Nov. 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 34:The Pineville Church, a Parish Chapel

Three ships filled with eager adventurers from England and Barbados landed on the Carolina coast in 1670 at the junction of the two rivers that formed the Atlantic. More...

Laci Stapp begins animal coalition and trains for the Olympics

Laci Stapp takes care of animals and trains to be an Olympic ice skater

It's cold. She's been at it for hours, and quitting isn't an option. The road to being an Olympic athlete takes dedication, passion, hard work, and a lot of money. More...

Barbara Scott serves as Clerk of Court for 23 years, wins award, and runs for re- election

Twenty- three years as Clerk of the Circuit and Family Courts has taught Barbara Scott plenty about the law, people, and life in general. "If I ever get around to writing a book, it will be a large fat one," she says. "Excuses? More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Tis the season to get trampled

I heard some lady went to a Wal-Mart at 3 am last Friday morning just to be first in line when the store opened its doors at 6 am to kick off the holiday shopping season. More...

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

Thanks for nothing

Kim Kardashian is in the December issue of Playboy. While the lovely Kardashian is well suited for what the magazine paid her for, she is a little Pulnauysbuoayl. More...

Opus

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Government / Neighborhood

City Center Partnership holds 6th annual meeting

The City Center Partnership (CCP) gathered in the lobby of First Citizens Center for its annual meeting Monday, November 19. The City Center Partnership is the management arm of downtown's business improvement district. More...

Richland County Council meets November 20, 2007

Chairman Joe Mc- Eachern, Vice Chair Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. More...

Education

Richland One volunteers win state awards

Two Richland One volunteer groups received awards of excellence from the State Department of Education. The Junior League of Columbia and the Mill Creek Elementary PTA were recognized at the State Board of Education meeting on November 14. More...

Columbia Insurance Technology Consortium, USC offer Technology Camp, free laptops to high- achieving high school students

High- achieving high school sophomores and juniors in Columbia will have the opportunity to develop their computer skills, learn about careers in information technology, and build their own laptop computer during the first High Performance Informat More...

Sports

Twice as nice! Hammond wins second straight SCISA 3A Title!

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - SCISA CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Hammond Skyhawks capitalized on two Augusta Christian Lion fumbles scoring 10 points in the game's final 3:18 to win their second straight SCISA 3A championship 17- 14 November 16, at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium on S.C. State University's campus . More...

Payne relief - Capitals advance to Upper State title game

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - CLASS 2A PLAYOFFS

With star running back Cedric Jeffcoat sidelined with an injury, the Columbia Capitals rallied around the Payne brothers, Justin and Chris, to defeat the Batesburg- Leesville Panthers and advance to the Upper State finals for the second consecutive More...

McKelvey racketing up titles

YOUTH TENNIS

Forest Acres 12- year- old Elise McKelvey recently won the Girls 12 Singles division of the Top Spin Challenger Circuit Tennis Tournament at Top Spin Racquet and Swim Club in Lexington. On Nov. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stopping to smell the flowers

Garden mirrors the Bible

The Shandon community is known for its shady tree- lined streets, distinctive homes, and attractive gardens. The diminutive biblical garden in front of the Parish House of St. More...

Naked mole rats roam Riverbanks

Twelve naked mole rats call Riverbanks home. The colony arrived from the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island last week. They are a different species than the Damaraland mole rats that arrived last spring. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

The fruit of the Mystery Plant is poisonous, and the leaves are, too. The Mystery Plant has had a relatively long history in the American South, and it has accrued a bit of folklore as well. More...