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History students tour Columbia Canal

Students in the History of Columbia course taught by Dr. Warner M. Montgomery and sponsored by Historic Columbia Foundation toured the Columbia Canal February 17, 2008. More...

Columbia Theatre Community Central announces second annual award winners

Columbia Theatre Community Central (CTCC), an online group of 300 active Columbia theatre practitioners, has named its 2007 Columbia Theatre Award winners. More...

South Carolinians show state pride in Iraq

Contributed by Sally McWilliams CPT Micheal Sykes (l) of Charleston, S.C., and 1LT. More...

Business

Brighter future for S.C.

S.C.'s Council on Competitiveness is working with partners to drive the movement towards a New Carolina- a South Carolina with a brighter future and a competitive, winning economy. More...

Briefs

Urban Land Institute The ULI will hold a conference in the Charlotte Convention Center, April 7- 8, on creating sustainable communities through environmentally conscious development. More...

Dr. Teresa Jenkins of Nature Works

Star Profile

Nature Works, a quiet revolution in alternatives to medicine, is located across the street from Dianne's on Devine. Teresa Jenkins, D.Ch., opened her clinic a year ago and is still settling in. More...

Sports

Falcons down Devildogs

~February 14, 2008~Girls Playoffs

A.C. Flora's Kim Roach scored 20 of her game- high 23 points in the second half to help lead the Falcons over the visiting Travelers Rest Devildogs 64- 50 in the second round of the class 3A state playoffs Upper State bracket. More...

Bearcats speed by Darlington

~February 15, 2008~Boys Playoffs

In the second round of the 3A state playoffs, Brookland- Cayce outlasted the Darlington Falcons on February 15, to advance to the third round at Myrtle Beach. T.J. More...

Cardinals fly into finals

~February 18, 2008~Boys SCISA Region 2- 3A Tournament Semifinals

Michael Littlejohn scored his 1,000th career point at Cardinal Newman, finishing with 21 overall, while leading the Cardinals into the finals of SCISA Region II-AAA basketball tournament with a 43- 34 win over Augusta Christian on Monday, February More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 47: Gourdins and Marions stay the course

Between Reconstruction and the Santee- Cooper Project, a small group of men used their vested interest in land and heritage to save Pineville from total destruction. More...

Three Jims test evolution in Galapagos

At the Explorers Club monthly meeting Jim Welch of NatureScene fame gave a fascinating presentation of his latest trip to the Galapagos with National Geographic. Jim was accompanied by his son, James S. Welch Jr., and grandson, James S. Welch III. More...

On Second Thought

To fix our schools, let's first fix our testing system

It often seems one of the reasons South Carolina ranks last among the states in student achievement, as measured by SAT scores and the state graduation rate, is because our education officials are so preoccupied with matters that relate only margin More...

Stop stalkers before they become headlines

She could have been my daughter, or my neighbor's daughter. Carnesha Nelson was a bright, attractive 19- year- old college student who unfortunately became the obsession of a young man who worked on her campus at the University of Mississippi. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Soccer dad gone mad

Pat Conroy may have been the first to bring the bad parent as a fan phenomena to the forefront. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council meets February 12, 2008

Forest Acres City Council was called to order at 5:15 pm. The invocation and pledge were led by Councilman Charles Fetner. More...

Richland County meets February 19, 2008

Chairman Joe McEachern, 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

Communism

A young man's point of view

Editor's note:Balázs Krajczár, a 21- year- old young man from Hungary, relates stories his grandmother told him of communism in his country. More...

RNE Model UN brings home 19 awards

Nineteen Richland Northeast High School students came home with individual awards from the recent Ivy League Model UN Conference, held January 31, 2007- February 3, 2008 at the University of Pennsylvania. More...

Students gear up for S.C. Bar high school mock trial competition

Thirteen schools from across the Midlands will compete in the S.C. Bar regional high school mock trial competition Saturday, February 23, at the Richland County Courthouse at 8:45 am. More...

Society

Mary Palmer Dargan addresses the Palmetto Garden Club

Landscape architect Mary Palmer Dargan kept the Palmetto Garden Club's full attention for the better part of an hour mid- morning Tuesday, February 19, inside the Garden Club Building at Maxcy Gregg Park. More...

Happy 95th birthday, Julia Starnes Bobo

Julia Starnes Bobo celebrated her 95th birthday with family and friends February 9, 2008, at the Rice Home. Joining in were Mrs. Bobo's daughters: Juliana Ott of Lexington, S.C., and Sarah Swinn of Gettysburg, Pa. More...

Katherine Stallings Dunlap, Class of '29, receives Distinguished Alumna Award

Editor's note: This was on a poster at Converse College Alumnae Reunion Weekend, April 23- 25, 2004. Katherine Stallings Dunlap, Converse College Class of '29, is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award. More...

Events

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ART Art, Art, and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes through 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 After-school for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Becoming a Purple Martin landlord

Stopping to smell the flowers

Across the Midlands, purple martin gourds and apartments are telescoping skyward. Scouts, the earliest and elder martins returning from wintering grounds in Brazil, have already been sited in Prosperity and Pomaria. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

For Public Notices, call Pam Clark 771-0219 or email Pamc@sc.rr.com

INVITATION TO BID Attention: All Subcontractors Loveless Commercial Contracting, Inc. is preparing a bid for the Animal Shelter Expansion/Holding Facility, Columbia, SC. More...