June 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Hey, humans, keep us safe and happy! OK?

We hate fireworks! Loud noises, flashing lights, and smell of sulfur can cause excessive fear in animals. We tremble, whimper, and pant, and it is so distressful we want to run away from it. More...

Greyhounds are the second fastest animals in the world

Greyhound Lifesavers Inc. is a 501©3 nonprofit group established in 2002 by Judy Horton. More...

Greyhound fun facts

• The greyhound breed is over 4,000 years old. They were bred in Egypt to catch rabbits eating the wheat and corn crops and are very good hunters. • Greyhounds are the second fastest animal on earth! Only the cheetah is faster. More...

Society

A tribute to the "Mayor of Five Points" Murdoch Finlayson

He was the courtly white- haired gentleman who ambled through Five Points several times a week dressed always in jacket and necktie. His gait slowed when he reached his 90s, and he carried an umbrella which he used as a cane. More...

Miss Trebuchon and Mr. Bice exchange vows June 21, 2008

Alice Jeanette Trebuchon and Joshua Jason Bice were married June 21, 2008, at 6 pm in Salem United Methodist Church in Ballentine, South Carolina. Rev. Mitch Houston performed the double- ring ceremony. More...

Shepherd's Center of Columbia begins summer session

The Shepherd's Center of Columbia will begin its summer session Wednesday, July 9, 2008, in the Leisure Ministries Building of the Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road. More...

Events

A Toast to Town

A Toast to Town will be held June 27- July 12 Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. This special Independence Day Celebration is hosted by Town Theatre and Lizard's Thicket. The July 4th show will begin at 7:30 pm. More...

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 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 65: Naomi Martin reigns supreme

Naomi Gourdine was born in Pineville to Baxter and Ella Gourdine. Her grandparents, Benjamin and Jane Jefferson Gourdine, were emancipated during the Civil War. More...

War brings disease

Dr. Charles R. Cobb spoke to the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club June 13 on the relationship of warfare and disease among the people who lived in North America before 1500. He earned his Ph.D. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE T-Mobile South, LLC proposes to construct a 154-foot monopole telecommunications structure. The structure would be located on Chris Drive, Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina. More...

Local soldiers featured on Army Wives

As South Carolinians celebrate "A Century of Filmmaking in the Palmetto State" this year, Columbians can also take pride that local Soldiers from the S.C. More...

Columbian is changing Africa

Dr. Jim Fisher is a philanthropic messenger, a servant, a leader, a friend of Africa, and my personal role model. I first met Dr. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Father of the brides

It is true that girls start planning their weddings the moment they poke their pretty little heads into this world. More...

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

America, the beautiful

Last week, the combination of pleasant weather, good music, and boredom got me off my fat butt and back down to Finlay Park for the Summer Concert Series. More...

Poor ol' Pint's miscalculation

People in town called him Pint, partly because of his diminutive size and partly because he always had a pint of gin in his hip pocket. Pint's gargantuan appetite for booze was legend in his South Carolina hometown. More...

Business

The problem with strays: public and private solutions

The Columbia Animal Shelter is on Humane Lane, as indicated by artist Blue Sky's oversized cat and dog profiles facing Shop Road. The shelter takes in 13,000 stray cats and dogs annually, and it euthanizes 10,000 by lethal injection. More...

Briefs

Drilling offshore South Carolina By Wednesday, June 25, President Bush was expected to overturn the 1990 federal ban on offshore drilling, the same ban signed by his father, President George H. W. Bush, #41. U.S. Sen. More...

Folks about town

Eleven Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named among the top legal practitioners in their fields in the 2008 edition of the Chambers USA Guide: David Dubberly for labor and employment law, Vickie Eslinger for general commercial litigatio More...

Sports

Richland bats and lightning finish West Columbia

Friday, June 20, 2008

Richland Post 6 used strong pitching, a home run from Kyle Williamson, and several excellent defensive plays to defeat West Columbia Post 79 on Friday June 20. More...

Richland breaks away from Columbia NE

Monday, June 23, 2008

Richland Post 6 used a first inning barrage and a late game double from Kyle Williamson to defeat Columbia Northeast 11- 7 Post 182 on June 24 at Memorial Stadium. More...

Shock win District 3 North

YOUTH BASEBALL

The Trenholm Shock won the 2008 Little League Coach Pitch South Carolina District 3 North Championship on Sunday with a 14- 4 victory over a team from Tega Cay Fort Mill. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Dene's garden for all seasons

Stopping to smell the flowers

"I try to have something blooming to bring into the house in every season," says Dene King. She accomplishes her goal through careful plant selection and placement. Sunlight is a premium under pines. The front yard has fewer trees. More...

Lineberry family celebrates 33 years of Olympic- sized fun

Relatives and friends of Virginia Lineberry Sprinkle will gather in Columbia, June 27- 29, 2008, for the 33rd annual Lineberry Olympics. More...