February 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

The war never ends

The South was devastated by the largest military invasion in the history of North America 143 years ago by Gen.William T. Sherman's army. Once again battles took place in Aiken February 23 and 24. More...

News

Canine Conflicts

Our family, like all others, has its conflicts. It's nothing major just a little squabble now and again, and of course, the Canine Americans are in the thick of it. More...

Dog lovers often prefer canines to humans

Sixty- eight percent of dog lovers say they like most dogs more than they like most people, according to a recent survey by FunStuffForDogs.com. More...

Of Borders, Boundaries, and Borderscapes

Dr. Julian Minghi, retired professor of geography, spoke to the Columbia Torch Club February 26, 2008, on Borderscapes, a topic he recently presented to an international geography association. Minghi, a native of England, received his Ph.D. More...

Business

Midlands Technical College breaks new ground on Harbison campus

Midlands Technical College broke ground on a 27,000- square- foot classroom and theater building that will allow the college to expand its educational offerings at its Harbison Campus. More...

Briefs

Move to Gulfport Columbia's Cynthia (Detuelo) Minton has taken over as executive director of the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, Mississippi. More...

Larry Hembree of Nickelodeon

The Nickelodeon, Columbia's art house cinema, is moving from its first home at Main and Pendledon to the 1600 block of Main, the former Fox Theater( 1962- 1987) and The State Theater (1936- 1961), just north of Lourie's. More...

Society

USC, National Society, DAR meets

The University of South Carolina Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution met at noon February 22 at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club for its annual luncheon. Chapter Regent Mary Caldwell presided. More...

Miss Barr and Mr. Haltiwanger plan August, 2008, wedding

Dr. and Mrs. Peter Bruce Barr of Glenville, West Virginia, announce the engagement of his daughter, Christine Jane Barr of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to James Nance Haltiwanger Jr. of Anderson, South Carolina. More...

Church makes a statement in neighborhood

Imagine a neighborhood where people can take a pleasant stroll. There is little traffic. Neighbors call out greetings from porches, retirees cruise the avenues in golf carts or on scooters. More...

Events

Accolades for Ann

Carolina Ballet will present Accolades for Ann March 7, 2008, 7:30 pm at Township Auditorium. More...

Events

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 Afterschool for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up. More...

It's happening in the Midlands

Just like EDDIE (EdVenture's famous and world's largest kid), Slim Goodbody lets kids see what's inside their bodies! More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Nature's Gym

Dreher Island State Recreation Area

Just 30 miles from downtown Columbia, Dreher Island State Recreation Area offers an outside escape that is close to home. More...

The turtle saver

Morgan Boles is transferring turtles that have overpopulated in Azalea Park in Summerville, S.C. to other sites so they will have enough food to survive. More...

Best friends save man from burning car

The Columbia Fire Department presented Ben Risher and his best friend R. Paul Perry III with The Citizens Medal of Honor and a plaque February 23, 2008, at Seawells during the Columbia Fire Department's third annual awards ceremony. More...

Humane society rescues 23 horses and 6 dogs

The Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HSPCA) seized 23 horses, mostly Arabian, from a pasture in Eastover, S.C. More...

On Second Thought

We can't change history

There is a movement afoot, prodded by The Other Paper, to remove the statue of Pitchfork Ben Tillman from the capitol grounds. The reason? Tillman was a racist. Benjamin R. Tillman (1847- 1918) led a populist revolt in S.C. More...

The City should go paperless

The City of Columbia said in 2002 or 2003 they were going to use paperless billing for some of their water bill customers. As usual, politicians and government employees tend to stretch the truth. More...

"Shrimp" Hasell is remembered

It was with delight and great interest to read Dr. Montgomery's article on Pineville (February 15, 2008) about my father, "Shrimp" Hasell, and his work with malaria in the 1920s and 1930s and especially at the Santee- Cooper Project. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets February 20, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council convened at 6 pm, Wednesday, February 20, in the Hand Middle School auditorium. More...

Where have all the movies gone?

House Speaker Bobby Harrell, members of the S.C. More...

Education

The S.C. Junior Academy of Science holds winter workshop

The South Carolina Junior Academy of Science (SCJAS) held a winter workshop at A.C. Flora High School February 2. As Ella Soltz, president of the A.C. More...

Twelve high schools vie for state mock trial

Twelve South Carolina high schools who competed in the regional mock trial competitions on Saturday will advance to the state mock trial competition on March 7 and 8 at the Matthew J. Perry Jr. Federal Courthouse in Columbia. More...

Awakening African-American History... MTC produces documentary on historic Harbison Institute

Harbison Institute, a historic African- American school that is now the site of Midlands Technical College's Harbison Campus, played a major role in the history of South Carolina. More...

Sports

Viking Cup kicks off soccer season

~February 21- 24,2008~

When arguably 32 of the top 38 girls' soccer programs meet in one tournament, it's easy to see why The Taco Bell Viking Cup is one of South Carolina's premier high school sporting events. More...

Raiders rough up Eagles

~February 20, 2008~Boys Playoffs

With a ferocious defense and a fast paced offensive attack, the Keenan Raiders completely dismantled the visiting Chesnee Eagles in the 2A state quarterfinals February 20. More...

Highlanders win Cardinal Invitational

Photo by Jim Covington The Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders won the Cardinal Invitational Soccer Tournament for the third straight year on February 24 with a tournament record of 4- 0- 1. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 48: Gourdins and Marions save the village

In 1860, Dr. Peter G. Gourdin II owned Richmond Plantation, a home in Pineville, 32 slaves, $6,700 in real estate, and $29,000 in personal property. By the time of his death in 1876, all he had left was $1,584 in cash. More...

A weekend in Savannah

While Savannah is known as much for Paula Deen and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the lasting effects of the original city plan are abundant. More...

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