June 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbian heads to Harvard to research diabetes- induced oxidative stress

James Chappell is the recipient of the 2007 C.W. Edgerton Award in Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology. He received a best graduate student paper award at the 2007 Crop Science Society of America annual meetings in New Orleans. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Fans turn out for Senator Hollings' booksigning

Many people turned out for the book-signing held for Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings at Thomas Cooper Library, USC, June 16. More...

Forest Acres City Council recognizes its citizens' accomplishments

The June 10 Forest Acres City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Frank Brunson. Council members present were Charles Fetner, Lee Holloway, Ginger Dukes, Curtis Rye, Frank Brunson, Shell Suber, and Mark Williams. More...

County Council says No smoking! No vinyl siding! No big houses!

Roll call Richland Council Meeting Chairman Joe McEachern, Vice Chair Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. More...

Education

Award recipients from A.C. Flora High School

College of Charleston of Governor's School Nominations Emily Eisenstadt Jane Hearn Mary Catherine Horne Frances Timmons Furman Scholars 2008 Maria A. Piroli Barbara A. More...

Schools honored for outstanding writing programs

Eight South Carolina public schools are being honored as winners of the prestigious Exemplary Writing Program Awards. More...

Columbia High Student named Pre- Engineering Scholar

Charles Zachary Christie, a 2008 graduate of Columbia High School, has been named a Pre- engineering Scholar by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. More...

Society

A memorial tribute to Billy Fincher Jr.

William "Billy" Preston Houseal Fincher Jr. died June 8, 2008. He was born in Columbia to Carole Ann Crolley and William P.H. Fincher. He graduated from Richland Northeast High School and attended USC. More...

Miss Bagwell and Mr. Leonard exchange vows June 7th, 2008

Lila Roper Bagwell and Ryan Gregory Leonard of New York were married at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Newberry, SC, at 7 pm, Saturday, June 7, 2008. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Livingston Bagwell of Newberry. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to mimim@sc.rr.com. Events must be received by 33pm on Friday for the following Fridays paper.

-ART Palmetto Painters will hold its July meeting July 12, 10 am at Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Bring seven handmade Christmas ornaments for ornament exchange. 781-2340 www.palmettopainters. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 64: Pineville's matriarch,Mrs. Naomi Martin

My great, grandfather, Dr. Peter Gaillard Gourdin II, graduated from Harvard in the early 1850s and returned to Pineville where he set up his medical practice. His uncle, Samuel Thomas Gourdin, willed him his home in Pineville in 1854. More...

Former Columbian reports from Sudan

Greetings from Juba, Southern Sudan. I am here on a one- month job working on a U.S. government funded development project. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF COLUMBIA BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS The City of Columbia Board of Zoning Appeals shall conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. More...

Brain imaging expert comes to MUSC

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Contestant attacks autism

Lugoff- native Jessica St. Julienne Richards (Jessie) will represent the Greater Irmo area in the Miss South Carolina pageant beginning July 1. The USC senior majoring in tourism management was crowned Miss Greater Irmo in September, 2007. More...

Judge Leslie Riddle named National CASA Judge of the Year

Richland County Family Court Judge Leslie K. Riddle was named the National CASA Judge of the Year Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the Richland County Courthouse. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Perception is reality

My kids like to play a game when they jump off the diving board. They can't do gainers or can openers, and diving is a rarity so as they spring off the board they do imitations instead. More...

Prison with bear essentials

There are few wardens in this nation's prison systems that couldn't benefit from reliable volunteer help. More...

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

From son to father to grandfather

On a Thursday in late November 1969, Father's Day changed for me. I sat in a hospital delivery room and waited for my first son to enter the world. My own father sat with me and quietly kept me calm by saying the things he knew I was worried about. More...

Business

Holder Properties breaks ground for new office tower on Main Street

The chief executive officers of Edens & Avant, The McNair Law Firm, and NBSC gathered with developer John Holder before 300 future fellow building occupants for lunch and ceremonial shoveling at noon Tuesday, June 17, on the site of the new office More...

Briefs

Duke's two new nuclear reactors Duke Energy recently asked the South Carolina Public Service Commission for permission to collect $64.4 million in development costs from its 500,000 S.C. More...

Folks about town

Tony Lawton, City of Columbia's Office of Business Opportunities director, has been awarded the Minority Business Development Agency's Regional Business Advocate of the Year Award. S.C. More...

Sports

I/C outscores WC

Friday, June 13, 2008

Shawn Linebaugh and Justin Norris each went 3- for- 5, and each hit a double and a home run to lead Irmo/ Chapin to an 11- 7 victory over West Columbia at Airport High School Friday, June 13. More...

Sims' s slam powers Post 6 past Irmo/Chapin

Monday, June 16, 2008

Will Freeman pitched seven strong innings and the Pathfinders scored eleven runs in the fourth inning to give Richland Post 6 a 13- 5 victory over first place Irmo/ Chapin on June 16. More...

Columbia Northeast wins fourth in a row with dismantling of West Columbia

Monday, June 16, 2008

Columbia Northeast continued its hot play winning its fourth straight with a 14- 2 drubbing of West Columbia Monday, June 16 at Spring Valley High School. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The garden of two talented nurses

Stopping to smell the flowers

Nursing skills transfer readily to the home garden of Abdallah Yaghy and Yun Kim who share a love for plants and the outdoors. More...

Early summer gardening tips

Summer officially starts June 20, and that's good news for gardeners because it means there's still plenty of time to plant or to enhance a summer garden. More...

Mountains in Bloom showcases Highlands' gardens

"Mountains in Bloom," a four- day nature- themed festival in Highlands, NC, will showcase eight mountain gardens July 8- 12, 2008. The festival features lectures, patron parties, a garden tour, and a first- time flower show. More...