August 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Columbia High graduate commands helicopter Anti- Submarine Squadron Light 42

Commander Dana R. Gordon relieved Commander Richard A. Skiff Jr. as Command Officer of the helicopter Anti- Submarine Squadron Light 42. He is the first African American to hold this position. More...

Writer visits largest tree in the world

In July, Columbia's Unitarian Universalist congregation rightfully paid homage to its 200- year- old tree — a symbol of endurance and beauty and God's handiwork. More...

Eastminster congregation votes to give

The congregation of Eastminster Presbyterian Church voted unanimously to pledge $250,000 to the proposed Midlands Transition Center for the homeless in Columbia Sunday morning, August 10. More...

Business

Briefs

Dropping revenues Budget gaps are expected to follow the predicted drop- offs in the state's revenues. The state's Budget and Control Board is already asking state agencies to save two percent of their budgets. More...

City Subcontracting Outreach Program costs taxpayers millions more

What has already appeared before Columbia City Council, a million- dollar difference between the lowest bidder and the winning bidder in a city construction project, happened last Wednesday, August 6. More...

John Courson of Keenan & Suggs Insurance

Star Profile

S. C. State Senator John Courson (R- Richland) is running for re- election this November. He's held the position since 1984. So far, no opposition has surfaced. The deadline for filing to run as a Democrat has passed. More...

Society

Miss Muthig and Mr. Bridges exchange vows August 2, 2008

Erin Jo Muthig of Columbia and Brandon Thomas Bridges of Hendersonville, Tennessee, were married August 2, 2008, at 5 pm in Fred W. Symmes Chapel "Pretty Place" YMCA Camp Greenville. Lorenzo Washington officiated the double- ring ceremony. More...

Donald D. "Red"Beckham

Col. Donald D. Beckham USAF (ret.) died June 5, 2008, in Centennial, Colorado. He was born March 19, 1935, in Columbia, SC. He graduated from Dreher High School in 1953 where he was a football, basketball, and track star. More...

Police Academy basic instructor wins first place in pistol competition

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Basic Instructor Kendra M. 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.

-ANIMALS The South Carolina Wildlife Federation will host The 2008 Wild Summer's Nite Auction and Wild Game Feast August 23 at the SC National Guard Armory on Bluff Road. Purchase tickets in advance. 256-0670 or www.bluetreemarketing. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 72: Ferguson, the origins

Two Yankee carpetbaggers came South in 1880, bought up land along the Santee River, built a lumber mill, made a fortune, and returned home to Chicago. In 1920, the mill closed and the forest reclaimed the buildings. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Good clean fun, the old- fashioned way

Experiments in soap making

The purchase of two bars of homemade soap from a couple running a booth at Stone Mountain, Georgia one weekend, began a quest to learn this craft for myself. More...

Mrs. USA fights for the mentally ill

Dr. Gariane Gunter, Mrs. South Carolina, was crowned Mrs. USA in Las Vegas on Thursday night, July 24, 2008. This pageant honors married women for their beauty and intelligence. Dr. Gunter says the Mrs. More...

Native American attends the Celebration of Spirit in Orlando

The Celebration of Spirit Conference, which is August 20- August 23, 2008, at the Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida will include Dr. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Teen angst arrives early

I know I'm getting older rapidly, but I wasn't prepared for my kids to get older so quickly. I know it's true, because at least one of them is growing taller and meaner at the same time. More...

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

Endangered Species: Men

I walked through the room as The Today Show ran highlights from the Red Sox- Rays baseball game from the night before. Since it was sports, I stopped to watch instead of averting my eyes, plugging my ears, and running from the room. More...

Justice may be blushing

Last week, a 33- year- old New York man entered a plea of guilty to the murder of a Portland, Oregon, man, according to an on- line report from CNN. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Sticker explains recycling procedure

The Forest Acres Appearance Commission has been busy helping the city go green. Their efforts have paid off. Not only do they have a new tree ordinance, work to refurbish Quinine Hill Park has at long last begun. More...

Forest Acres City Council meeting

Request for rezoning The August 12 Forest Acres City Council meeting began with a public hearing to receive input on a request to rezone. More...

Cayce City Council meeting

Roll call The August meeting of the Cayce City Council was called to order at 6:08 pm, Thursday, August 7, 2008, by Mayor Bob Malpass. More...

Education

Five Points School Supply Drive collects over 6,500 items for needy children

The Five Points School Supply Drive, held on August 1, 2008, once again attracted numerous giving Columbians to the fountain in Five Points. More...

Read and Romp family event

Reach Out and Read- South Carolina announces the 4th annual Read and Romp Family Benefit Event. Read and Romp will take place on Sunday, October 19, 2008 from 1- 4 pm at the S.C. More...

Class of 2008 earns scholarships worth $767 million

Five-year total tops $3 billion

South Carolina's high school seniors in the Class of 2008 won a record $767 million in college scholarships, the highest one- year total since the state began tracking the information seven years ago. More...

Sports

Post 79 celebrates another successful baseball season

On Monday, August 4, 2008, American Legion Post 79 in West Columbia celebrated the end of another season of American Legion baseball. More...

Girls on the Run

This fall, girls ages 8- 12 will learn about physical and mental health, improve their self- esteem, and embrace individuality all while training to run in a 5k in December. More...

Sertoma kicks off Sportsarama

The 48th annual Sportsarama, the high school football jamboree co- sponsored by Richland School District One and the Richland Sertoma Club, kicks off Saturday, August 16 at Memorial Stadium. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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MASTER'S SALE 08-CP-40-2626 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Deutsche Bank National Trust Company on behalf of the Certificate-holders GSAMP Trust 2005-HE3, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-HE3 against, Mari More...