March 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Columbia business man lost in Italy

Howard Hellams's love affair with Italy begins thus: "Better you should have died in childbirth than have your first glimpse of Italy through the window of a tour bus." Now that he's retiring from the workaday world, he'll share that romance in a More...

95 and still ticking

Victor M. Smith is a remarkable man. He is a healthy 95 years old. More...

Applications for Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship are now available

Applications for the 2008 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship are now available from the Zonta Club of Columbia through Zonta International's website, Zonta.org. More...

Business

Farmers' Market stalls

S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Les Tindal had a plan several years ago, a plan to upgrade the 58- acre S.C. State Farmers' Market where it was. Then S.C. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Google In the fall of 2007, Google bought a 466- acre site near Blythewood for $13 million, where it could feasibly build a data center and hire 200 workers based on its Goose Creek project. More...

Max and Lauren Schlueter of Carolina Cafe and Catering Company

Star Profile

Eleven years ago, Max and Lauren Schlueter were in suburban Rochester, N.Y., where they grew up, met and married. But they were ready to move on beyond their career tracks and beyond Rochester. More...

Sports

Bearcats' backup starts Falcons' demise

Led by juniors Eduardo Adam and Cristoph Holzwarth, Brookland - Cayce blitzed A.C. Flora 4- 0 at Bolden Stadium on March 10. More...

Skyhawks blank Cardinals

Hammond 9, Cardinal Newman 0 at Cardinal Newman, Trenholm Park Singles: 1. Andy Greenberg d. Brandon Briggs, 6-0,6-1; 2. Ben Horst d. Henry Gunter, 6-2,6-0; 3. Ira Usry d. Justin Southern, 6-0,6-1; 4. Ted Lydon d. Dennis, 6-0,6-1; 5. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Toward a greener you

Stopping to smell the flowers

As assured as the blooming of the azaleas and dogwood, the South Carolina Midland Master Gardener Association returns with the 18th annual spring gardening symposium. More...

Garden of the week

Steve and Kathy Aiello West Columbia

Steve and Kathy Aiello of West Columbia have this week's featured garden. It is a small, charming garden packed full of treasures. Huge potted hostas, lush green foliage, and bird houses are at every turn of the path in this garden. More...

Honey bees are vital to food production

Spring is almost here and that means plants will soon be bursting into bloom and all abuzz with millions of honey bees gathering pollen and nectar for their hives. Many food crops are heavily dependent on honey bees for pollination. More...

Fly fisher, fly tyer, and fly caster wants you

Michael Frank, a public school teacher by profession, has an avocation, fly fishing. Frank wants to raise awareness of the rivers and fish population in the Columbia area and promote their responsible use for outdoor recreation. More...

On Second Thought

Felony punishment for animal fighting is unjust

This is the last time I am responding about this issue unless I am summoned to speak in Columbia, because, quite frankly I am tired of repeating myself. I am coughing on all the smoke being used to cloud the true issue. More...

Creative ideas, planning needed for health care

Letters to the editor

By Frank Knapp Jr. Consensus is building among health care stakeholders in South Carolina about how to use new revenue from an increase in the cigarette tax. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Freedom and the flu

As I was lying in bed with a 103- degree fever feeling generally like someone who had been dropped from a second story window then kicked and beaten by a USC football player coming from Five Points, a strange feeling came over me. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Cayce City Council meets March 4, 2008

Mayor Avery Wilkerson, Mayor Pro-tem Rick Myers, Councilman Kenneth Jumper, Councilman Robert Malpass, City Manager John Sharpe, Public Safety Chief Charles McNair, and City Attorney Danny Crowe were all in attendance. More...

West Columbia City Council meets March 4, 2008

Call to Order Mayor Horton called the meeting to order at 6 pm. All council members - Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy G. Parler, Eric Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Jack L. Harmon, Boyd J. Jones, Marsha J. Moore, Cathy Shannon and B.J. More...

Education

Something around every corner

World of Wonder EdVenture Children's Museum, located in the heart of Columbia's Vista, is 67,000 square feet of fun and educational discovery. More...

Upcoming EdVenture Events

March 27 More...

Society

Columbia Junior Cotillion hosts 14th Annual Spring Ball

The Marriott in Downtown Columbia was the site of the Columbia Junior Cotillion's 14th Annual Spring Ball. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club holds Annual Auction

The February meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club was held at the home of Margaret Glenn. Co- hostesses were Betty Lewis and Joan Heard. The Annual Auction was the highlight of the meeting. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send events to mimim@sc.rr.com a week before the Friday you wish your event to be published

ART The Columbia Museum of Art will be showing Excavating Egypt:Great Discoveries from the Patrie Museum of Egyptian Achaeology through June 8. www.columbiamuseum. org for more information. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 50: Memoirs of a country boy

My uncle, J.K. Gourdin IV, arranged his own funeral. A female Unitarian minister conducted the service. A black gospel choir sang spirituals in the chapel. A guitarist and saxophonist played Dixie at the graveside in the old St. More...

Gen. Francis Marion Memorial Day celebrated in Pineville

Members of General Marion's Brigade Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and friends from the Lowcountry gathered February 27 at Belle Isle Plantation cemetery to give honor to the most illustrious of all S.C. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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_____________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Lite-Um-Up Cigars, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consumption of Beer, a More...