May 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia can brag two famous clocks

The famous clockmaker Seth Thomas made a set of five street clocks, replicas of a clock in the town square of Bern, Switzerland. Columbia has two of these clocks, the others are in Boston, New Orleans, and San Francisco. More...

News

Senior Health Fair features My Personal Health Record SC

The Senior Health Fair held at Seawell's in Columbia on May 14 was attended by over 200 seniors and other participants. More...

Get off the phone!

The notion that talking on a cell phone while driving a car isn't safe seems obvious, yet what happens in the brain while it juggles the two tasks is not. More...

Explorers honored for raising B- 25 from Lake Murray

The expedition coleaders of The Lake Murray B- 25 Rescue Project - Robert S. Seigler, John A. Hodge, and William F. Vartorella - have received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's most prestigious civilian award. More...

Business

South Carolina Business Hall of Fame holds annual banquet

Established in 1985 by Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina, the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame honors South Carolina's champions of free enterprise. More...

Briefs

Band and dance building includes Matthews Studio USC's new band and dance building is under construction on Sumter Street behind the Blatt P.E. Center. More...

Junior Achievement's S.C. Business Hall of Fame 2008 Inductees

Star Profiles

The 2008 South Carolina Business Hall of Fame - presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina with major support from Delta Dental, AT&T, South Carolina Bank and Trust, and UCI Medical Affiliates - was held on Thursday, May 22, in the conve More...

Society

The Rev. and Mrs. Robert F. Gabriel 50 golden years of shared ministry

Columbian Bob Gabriel, Dreher High and USC graduate, met fellow student Betty West of LaGrange, Georgia, in 1956 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where he says, "found his thrill on Seminary Hill. More...

Women struggle to succeed

Richland County Council member Joyce Dickerson and nursing student Julie Hunt had never met before lunch on Saturday, May 17. More...

Men, always court your wife

Editor's note: May is Mental Health Month. The following is a story of one man's depression which he turned into hope.

"Keep on courting your wife." That's the advice of Carl Adolphson, who lost his wife Charlotte in an automobile accident in 2005. He continues to grieve. "We were married 51 years," he says, "and I was still telling her I loved her. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Top 100 for S.C. parks

Nineteen of South Carolina's 47 state parks are on the list of parks recognized in Reserve America's annual Outdoor Recreation Awards. More...

A walk on the wild side

Stopping to smell the flowers

What better way to celebrate the end of classes and the beginning of summer vacation than a wilderness walk with naturalist Rudy Mancke. More...

Recreation Commission named National Gold Medal Award finalist

The National Park and Recreation Association (NRPA) has named the Richland County Recreation Commission as a finalist for the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in Class II (100,001- 250,000 population). More...

Take a twist through South Carolina

In an effort to increase tourism in the Palmetto State, the South Carolina Association of Tourism Regions hosted a travel media event, "Take a Twist Through South Carolina," May 14 at Bryant Park Grill in New York City. More...

Where in the world is this RNE teacher?

For the third time in four years, Richland Northeast High School's Perry McLeod, a history teacher in the iLink magnet program, has won a grant that will take him overseas for cultural studies. More...

On Second Thought

Canine Americans change personalities when necessary

People reinvent themselves from time to time. They change their actions and communication styles depending on what they are doing and who they are with. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Global warming isn't heating our pool

Hey Al, if we've got global warming, then why is my community pool so darn cold? More...

A check for all occasions

There's a story from TV- 13 in Houston, Texas, about a guy named Mattie who wants to start a small business of his own. Mattie wants his own business so he won't have to show up for work in the morning. This kid likes to sleep late. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia Planning Commission crushes Landmark Homes International's development request

Call to order Vice Chairman W.J. "Buck" Buchanan, in absence of Chairman William C. Etheredge, called the meeting of the West Columbia Planning Commission to order on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 6 pm. More...

Gov. Sanford signs Better Speech and Hearing Month Proclamation

On Tuesday May 20 Gov. Mark Sanford signed a proclamation declaring May Better Speech and Hearing month in South Carolina. More...

Education

Students earn $7,856 in the Stock Market

Isaac Johnson, Re'Kita McDowell, Dasean McMillian, Tia Barnes and Destini Dorsey from the Midlands Math and Business Academy were honored earlier this month at the S.C. Council on Economic Education's annual awards luncheon. More...

Heathwood Hall fourth graders place second in nation

A team of students representing Heathwood Hall Episcopal School recently won highest honors in the WordMasters Challenge - a national analogy competition entered by more than 230,000 annually. More...

Students go paperless at RNE

Science teacher Amber Caicedo was the grand prize winner of Richland Northeast High School's Go Green Paperless Classroom instruction day competition. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to mimim@sc.rr.com. Events must be received by 3 pm on Friday for the following Friday's paper.

-ART Columbia Museum of Art is offering a variety of summer camps for children ages 4- 14. 343-2163 City Art Gallery presents School's Out VI: Emerging Artists of the Southeast April 24- May 31. www.cityartonline. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 61: Pineville cemeteries, St. Stephen's

Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have. - Benjamin Franklin St. Stephen's Parish was established in 1754. A 4.59- acre churchyard was laid out, and a wooden chapel was built. More...

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 61 Extra: Francis Marion Park Project in D.C. approved

The Marion Park Project, a committee of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, was authorized May 8, 2008, to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to honor Brigadier General Francis Marion. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE The 2007 Annual Return of Alpha/Omega Foundation is available for inspection during regular business hours c/o James T. Wilds, 4618 Kilbourne Rd., Columbia, SC, Phone # 803.782. More...