April 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Oliver Gospel Mission helps men find their way

A homeless which is clean and orderly? A haven downtrodden men which looks good and offers hope? A chance at educational boosts and employment for those who never had it before? More...

500 Midlands citizens attend RFB&D luncheon

In S.C., it is estimated that more than 55,000 schoolchildren suffer from reading disabilities. Because of blindness and/or dyslexia, they are unable to learn from the printed page, and thus fall behind in school progress very early. More...

Junior Cotillion celebrates 14th Annual Dinner and Ball

Correction from March 28, 3008, publication

On Sunday, March 16, 2008, the Downtown Marriott was the site of the 14th Annual Junior Cotillion Dinner and Ball. More...

Business

State to City: A deal is a deal

In 1925, when SCE&G predecessor Broad River Power Co. More...

McMaster pushes his plan

Attorney General Henry McMaster championed two of his causes before the House Criminal Laws Subcommittee on Wednesday afternoon, April 2. More...

Briefs

Venture capital Columbia's Larry Wilson, founder and former CEO of PMSC, is making the transition from venture capital firm Pequot Ventures to its new name and form, FirstMark Capital LLC, still based in NYC and still focused on innovative high- te More...

Society

Miss Cross and Mr. Lindsey plan May, 2008 wedding

Christopher Wayne Lindsey and Jessica Anne Cross announce their engagement. The bride- elect is the daughter of John David and Janice Marie Cross. More...

Be a lucky duck for only $5

BiLo and First Citizens are sponsoring the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands 5th Annual Rubber Duck Race May 3, 2008, at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater Park on the Congaree River nex to New Orleans Riverfront Restaurant. More...

From a herniated disk to the Boston Marathon

Every morning at five o'clock, dedicated runners across Columbia slip stealthily from their houses, sometimes taking off alone or in small groups, to run several miles before the sun rises. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

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-ANIMALS The 2nd annual Pets in the Park will be April 19, 10 am- 12 pm at North Springs Park. Admission for the public is $1 and the dog show entry fee is $3 per dog. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 52: Mr. JK's escapades

J.K. Gourdin IV (my Uncle Jay) dearly loved his father, J.K. Gourdin III, who was always referred to as Mr. JK. In his Memoirs, Uncle Jay told many stories of his father's escapades in Pineville. Here are a few using the vernacular of the time. More...

Pineville, a historic refuge

Extra: Pineville historical marker

A historical marker for the Village of Pineville was unveiled March 28, 2008, on the grounds of the Pineville Chapel. The event was organized and moderated by Keith Gourdin. Father Jeff Richardson gave the opening prayer. S.C. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE TO RESDENTIAL BUILDERS Applications are being accepted from contractors to be placed on the list of builders who meet the minimum criteria of The City of Columbia Community Development Department. More...

The Long Way Home: A Bigfoot Story selected for First Take Film Festival

In its inaugural year, fans will enjoy First Take Film Festival, coming to downtown Augusta, Georgia, Tuesday, April 8- Sunday, April 13, 2008. More...

Congratulations Richland One Scholars

Eleven Richland One students have been named finalists in the prestigious and highly competitive 2008 National Merit Program, which awards college scholarships to academically gifted students. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Daisy the destroyer

My wife and I may just be certifiably insane. We finally reached a point where our third child is just that…a child. He can do things for himself and doesn't require any kind of special equipment like a stroller or pull- ups. More...

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

Getting into Heaven

In the climactic scene from The Vikings, a dying one- eyed Kirk Douglas struggles to get a hand on his sword so he can go to Valhalla, the Norse version of Heaven. More...

Should've been a national holiday

Ben is a cop with the Pittsburgh Police Department. This day his partner, George, called in sick so Ben will be working the East Liberty midnight shift by himself. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council meets April 8, 2008

The April 8, 2008 Forest Acres City Council meeting was called to order at 5:17 pm by Mayor Frank Brunson. Councilman Charles Fetner led those assembled in the invocation and pledge. More...

Taxpayers want to know how their money is spent

State government spending has grown tremendously over the last several years, and the public realizes that personal income levels have not grown anywhere near as fast as government spending. More...

Governor refuses to comply with national ID card

"South Carolina will not be complying with the Homeland Security Department's implementation of the national ID card, announced Gov. Mark Sanford March 31, 2008. More...

Education

Kids Helping Kids

Caughman Road students send stuffed animals to children in Iraq

The Community of Learners, a school- within- a- school at Caughman Road Elementary, recently took on a service project to reach out to children in Iraq. More...

Midlands Math and Business Academy students win in business competition

Sharome Coleman and Abrianna Adams, two Midlands Math and Business Academy students, traveled to College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C. More...

Congratulations Major Fran Ward and Chief Master Sgt. Perry Langston

Spring Valley High School's Major Frank Ward and Chief Master Sgt. Perry Langston earned The Air Education and Training Command "Advanced Aerospace Science Instructor Certification" to teach AF JROTC from The Air University, Montgomery, Alabama. More...

Sports

Blue Devil bats blast Diamond Hornets

April 7, 2008 • Baseball

Dreher scored at least two runs in every inning and blew out visiting Lower Richland 15- 2 in a shortened game at Dreher Field on April 7. More...

Chartock takes State

Youth Gymnastics

Contributed by Ellen Humphries Violette Chartock (right), was the 15+ age division all- around state champion for the Level 10 USAG state competition held recently. She also placed first on beam and floor. More...

Asbill heads to Columbia

Softball

Contributed by Dreher High School Dreher High School senior Kayli Asbill (seated) has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Columbia College. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Explorers hike High Hills of Santee

Members of The Explorers Club, Greater Piedmont Chapter, continue to enjoy and share the wonders of South Carolina's Palmetto Trail. More...

Make Waves in the garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Arlene Marturano a master gardener, writer,and educator.As an advocate of gardening as a toolfor learning,she helped develop the Carolina Children's Garden at the Sandhill Research and Education Center.She is an education consultant wit More...

Second annual Pets in the Park

They say dogs are man's best friend. Bring your "best friend" out to Pets in the Park on Saturday, April 19 at North Springs Park, 1320 Clemson Road from 10 am to 12 pm. More...