April 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Miss Yellow Jacket gives to the Red Cross

Natalie Kaufman, a junior at Irmo High School, was crowned Miss Yellow Jacket for 2008. Kaufman participated against 15 finalists. She performed a hip hop dance for the talent segment. More...

News

Kevin Adams beats the odds

Kevin Adams of Dreher High School and Heyward Career and Technology Center was honored with the Governor's Citizenship Award on Monday, April 21 at the State House. More...

Almeta Vance

Hilltop Records, a company based in California, trolls copyright records and peruses verses and songs looking for talent. More...

SC AG Bell hosts family picnic at Saluda Shoals

The SC Chapter of the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing held its annual family picnic at Saluda Shoals Park on Saturday, April 19. More...

Business

More than 800 Midlanders walk for NAMI

Saturday morning, April 19, more than 800 registered walkers gathered at the amphitheater on the west bank of the Congaree River as part of a fundraiser for NAMI, the National Association for the Mentally Ill. More...

Briefs

Senate passes Senate On Wednesday night, April 16, the S.C. Senate passed the $7 billion state budget. The Senate version fully funds the Education Funding Act at a rate of $2,578 per pupil, and it provides for a 1% state- employee pay increase. More...

Sanford gets half page in The Wall Street Journal

On Saturday, April 19, The Wall Street Journal's assistant features editor, Brendon Miniter, took more than half the page to cite the aspects of Mark Sanford's character and public profile suitable to be tapped as Sen. More...

Society

Virginia Felder Conn

Virginia Felder Conn, 69, died on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, in Columbia, S.C. Ms. Conn was born in Raleigh, N.C. to John H. Conn Sr. and Virginia Guerry Conn. She is survived by a brother, the Reverend John H. Conn Jr. More...

Miss Trebuchon and Mr. Bice plan a June 2008 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bellet Trebuchon Jr. of Irmo announce the engagement of their daughter Alice Jeanette to Joshua Jason Bice, son of Angella Rose Boyd and the late Ronnie Allen Bice of La Habra, California. More...

A whole lot of toe tapping going on

Contributed by Kathi W. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

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

-ART Columbia Open Studios 2008 will be held May 3- 4. www.columbiaopenstudios.org for studio listings. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 54: Life comes to Pineville

Nurse Maude Callen was the subject of a 12- page photoessay in Life Magazine in 1951. The author, Eugene Smith, a World War II photojournalist, became enamored with Nurse Maude as he followed her on her daily rounds. More...

Columbia can learn from Durham

With its five restaurants, thousands of square feet of office space, public outdoor space used for concerts and an ever- increasing number of residential units, Durham, North Carolina's American Tobacco campus, is a shining beacon of modern urban l More...

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Public Notices

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NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, More...

The Dresses of Florestine Kinchen: A Tribute to Helen Hill

May 3 - August 23, McKissick Museum

Although she was only 36 years old when she lost her life in January 2007, Columbia native Helen Hill spent a lifetime making films. More...

A leader on and off the court

South Carolina junior guard, Brionna Dickerson, was content with her team's performance this season but is looking forward to stepping into more of a leadership role in the 2008- 09 season. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Kleenex is not Russian for "Use your sleeve."

Some historians believe Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was the first to place buttons on the sleeves of coats so that his soldiers would not wipe their noses and mouths on their sleeves. More...

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

The rules of golf

Michael Thompson is a golfer on this year's University of Alabama golf team. His play got him invited to the Masters. During his second round, he was blindsided by the Golf Gods. More...

All sheep, report to the principal's office

There's a high school in Montana where kids played a prank that completely frustrated the faculty. We won't name the school because they're already embarrassed enough without being identified. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets April 16, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council convened at Hampton Park off Garners Ferry Road April 16, 2008, at 6 pm, and all council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

Cayce City Council meets

Roll call Mayor Avery Wilkerson; Mayor Pro- Tem Rick Myers; Councilmen James Jenkins, Kenneth Jumper, Robert Malpass; and City Manager John Sharpe were present April 3, 2008. More...

Education

RNE dancers and singers perform at Main Street Marketplace

Contributed by City Center Partnership The Main Street Marketplace is an open- air market featuring fresh produce, flowers, specialty gifts, art, handmade crafts, and much more every Friday May 2 until June 27 10 am- 2 pm on Boyd Plaza in front of th More...

Hats on to Killian Elementary

Contrbuted by Killian Elementary School Students at Killian Elementary School celebrate hat day with their favorite toppers. More...

Spring Valley High School news

Spring Valley High School Sophomore Shawn McKinney won medalist honors for the SV Invitational Pre- Season Golf Tournament. Shawn shot a 74 in very windy conditions to beat 120 golfers representing 24 high schools from around the state. More...

Sports

Vikings serve up win against Cavaliers

Boys Tennis • April 21, 2008

Spring Valley 5, Richland Northeast 1 at Richland Northeast April 21, 2008 Singles: Ashkon Babaee (SV) d. Mark Graham (RNE) 6-0, 6-2; Chris Harvey (SV) d. Christian Tupas (RNE) 6-2, 6-1; Brent Lett (SV) d. More...

Fund created for RNE A.D.

The Richland Northeast family suffered a terrible loss last week with the death of athletics director Mike Starnes. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in January of this year and had been hospitilized since January 28. More...

Highlanders beat 'Hawks 1- 0

Girls Soccer • April 22, 2008 More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Severe drought status maintained for 12 counties

The S.C. Drought Response Committee met April 16, 2008, in Columbia and decided to maintain the drought status at "severe" for 12 South Carolina counties ranging from the Upstate to the upper central region of the state. More...

Gardening on the edge

Stopping to smell the flowers

Safety is always a concern in the garden but when the garden is the City of Columbia, safety must be a priority. More...