December 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Free pet adoptions from Santa and Pets, Inc.

Santa is teaming up with PETS, Inc. to give 20 dogs and 20 cats new families for Christmas. PETS, Inc., the Midlands largest pet rescue organization wants to make the holidays happier for some special families and deserving shelter bound pets. More...

The Columbia Animal Shelter will be open Christmas Eve

The Columbia Animal Shelter, 127 Humane Lane off Shop Road and I- 77, will be open 9 am- 4 pm December 24, 2007. More...

Photos with Santa

Greyhound Lifesavers will hold a Christmas Fundraiser at Harbison Petsmart, December 15, 11 am- 4 pm. The pictures will cost $9.95 or $8.95 with a Petsmart Pet Perks card, and include an exclusive holiday frame. More...

Business

Finance authority reviews sub- prime crisis

Dr. Peter Linneman, the Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Finance, and Public Policy at the Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania, visited Columbia Friday, December 7. More...

Briefs

Moving on up Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, P.A., Attorneys at Law, recently expanded to occupy both the fifth and sixth floors of the Carolina First Building at 1501 Main Street. More...

Mitch Journey of 10,000 Villages

Putting people to work is what 10,000 Villages is all about

Mitch Journey was born in Nashville, Tenn., where his father was in the Marine Corps and his mother was a registered nurse. He also has an older anda younger brother, and both live in South Carolina. More...

Society

Robert Ellsworth Goodwin Sr.

Robert "Bobby" Ellsworth Goodwin Sr., affectionately known as "Poppy" to his grandchildren, died Sunday, December 2, 2007 at the age of 76. Born in Columbia on February 28, 1931, he was the younger son of the late Elmer Clinton Goodwin Sr. More...

Grandfather turns 100

Few people experience 100 years of good health and spunk; however, Waldemar Bogsch has. This fall, Waldemar Bogsch, grandfather of Andreas and Suzanne Kindler- Enz celebrated a century of life and health. More...

Mimosa Garden Club meets

The Mimosa Garden Club met October 23, 2007, at the Garden Club Council building for the dedication of a new walkway. President Joyce Tillman opened the ceremony and introduced Margaret Glenn, president of the Garden Club Council. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to annekathryn@sc.rr.com

ANIMALS The Columbia Animal Shelter, 127 Humane Lane, will be open Christmas Eve from 9 am- 4 pm. 776-7387 or www.petfinders.com ART Art,Art,and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes through March. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 37: Belle Isle Presbyterian Church

In 1951, an outpost Presbyterian chapel was organized in Pineville. Thirty years later, it became Belle Isle Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Ernest F. (Eileen) Turner of Eadytown and Elder Howard H. Kemp, who lived in Pineville and attended St. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Nature's Gym Congaree National Park, right in the middle of Hopkins

South Carolina is known for its abundance of state parks, and there is a National Park right in the heart of the state. More...

Families light up Fairmont Drive

Stopping to smell the flowers

The Starlings "I just love Christmas, decorations and lights!" exclaims Annette Starling. She has been decorating her present front yard garden for the past three years. More...

Dreher Class of '57 donates Moving in Life

In celebration of their 50th Reunion, the Class of 1957 donated a sculpture and a time capsule to Dreher High School. On December 6, Robin Jones, artist, placed his sculpture, Moving Life, in the Media Center of the new Dreher High School. More...

Lower Richland Ruritan names Mother of the Year

Mabel Williams, who recently had her 105th birthday, was named Lower Richland Mother of the Year. (l- r) Betty Gray, Lower Richland member who presented the honor; Martha Amick, daughter of Williams; and Linda Sellers Cox, granddaughter of Williams. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Signs, signs, everywhere signs

Everyday I'm reminded I'm not getting any younger. More...

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

We have rules here, young man

While I was with a customer in Myrtle Beach, a call came into his office reporting my car was illegally parked. Several people had complained. I was confused. My Toyota was in a legal space and didn't seem to be violating any traffic laws. More...

Family pet saves the day

Burke and his nine- year- old son Randy are watching a movie on Saturday night. This father- and- son ritual includes cider and pretzels. The man and boy are very close, especially since the boy's mom moved away. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Confederate vets boot Romney and Thompson

The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) held a press conference December 4 to protest Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson for their comments during the YouTube debate. More...

Columbia City Council meets December 12, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council convened around 9 am Wednesday, December 12. All members of city council were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Kirkman Finlay III. More...

Who do da Junkyard Dog cater to?

The Other Paper recently quoted S.C. More...

Education

Students donate food to families in need

Arden Elementary and Logan Elementary are small Richland One schools, but the students have big hearts. On November 20, 2007, students from both schools donated boxes and bags of food to help families in need this Thanksgiving. More...

Spring Valley junior makes perfect score on all three sections of SAT

David Harry Richman, a junior in the Discovery Magnet Program at Spring Valley High School scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT. Richman is the first student in Richland Two to earn an 800 on all three sections of the SAT. More...

Students at Timmerman School help abandoned animals

The Timmerman School third grade students sponsored a dog and cat food drive in November to help the Columbia Humane Society feed abandoned dogs and cats. The two classes collected 1,600 pounds or a little more than 3/4 of a ton of food. More...

Sports

Falcons avenge earlier loss to Vikings

~December 7, 2007~

A.C. Flora overcame an early 10- point deficit to defeat Spring Valley at home Friday night, 67- 65. More...

Joyner's 26 not enough to beat Cavs

~December 8, 2007~

Richland Northeast withstood a 26- point barrage by Dreher's Kenneth Joyner to upset the state's top ranked 3A school, 62- 57. Chris Streaters' 16 points and aggressive rebounding, particularly in the second half, paced the Cavaliers. More...

Cardinals lose heartbreakers to Barons

~December 7, 2007~

Cardinal Newman battled Wilson Hall in varsity basketball last Friday night. aThe Cardinals had a chance to win both games, but the Barons found a way to squeak by the Cardinals. The Lady Barons won, 39- 37, while the varsity boys won, 46- 45. More...