August 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

MSG of SC produces first video

The Musician's and Songwriter's Guild of South Carolina (MSG of SC) recently completed the 501(c) 3 paperwork necessary to become a certified non- profit organization. More...

Don Gordon joins 50 transplant recipients

Members of the Quarter Century Club require 25 years as an organ transplant survivor for membership

Editor's n ote: TheColumbia Star r an a stor y about Don Gordon and his remarkable longevity in its July 18 issue. It generated numerous r esponses from transplant r ecipients and their families. More...

Congressman Joe Wilson visits his constituents

Congressman Joe Wilson embarked on his seventh annual five- day district bus tour August 18, 2008. More...

Business

Briefs

Jobless S.C.'s unemployment rate jumped to 7.0 percent in July, up almost a full percentage point from June's 6.1 percent. N.C.'s unemployment rate for July was 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate for July was 5.7 percent. More...

New economics discovered in Columbia

When Richland County property owners in Richland One pay taxes to Richland County, they get hit for the expenses in housing and running education programs. More...

Attention Wofford Alumni

Excerpt from Forbes, September 1, 2008 America's Best Colleges (No, Not That List) Forbes.com has ranked 569 colleges largely on the quality of the undergraduate experience including how students evaluated their professors. More...

Education

2008 Summer Youth Employment Program Participants

Pictured are the 2008 Summer Youth Employment Program participants: Chandlier Abraham - 18, rising senior at Dreher; James Avinger - 16, rising junior at A.C. Flora; Marquis Bacote - 16, rising junior at C.A. More...

Dance class for children with special needs

Jennifer Bull and Ellen Harrison are launching a one of a kind dance class for children with special needs. The class is called MOVES: Movement Opportunities for Very Exceptional Students. More...

Center "Expects Excellence"

Heyward Career and Technology Center (HCTC) was successfully completed in 2006 with 15 additions and renovations. Since completion, over 900 students per year are able to enjoy and learn from the 18 programs that currently are available. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ANIMALS The Animal Protection League will hold a Garage Sale August 23, 8 am- 9 pm at 1727 Laurel Street. Donations needed (No clothes please). For drop offs, call Judy at 782-5728 or Debbie at 603-5443. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 73: Ferguson, the final years

In 1881, two lumber magnates from Chicago, Francis Beidler and B.F. Ferguson formed the Santee River Cypress Lumber Company and purchased over 165,000 acres of land along the Congaree, Wateree, and Santee Rivers in South Carolina. More...

Part 2: The Cold War continues

The Cold War era might have symbolically ended with the pulling down of the Berlin Wall in 1989, but who can say with certainty that the Cold War is no more? More...

Mushroom monsters push up in Heathwood

Ayala, Daniel, and Ron Kalus are amazed at the size of the mushrooms growing on the grass on their bike route at the corner of Cedarwood and Devereaux. Hiding behind them is Shayli, their dog. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Start training now

I think I'm going to have to start training now for the next Olympic games. Maybe if Michael Phelps decides to get out of the pool and start swimming in all his endorsement money, then Bob Bowman could be available to coach me. More...

Baghead Bandit knocks himself out

It's said that ignorance can be cured by education, but there's no cure for stupidity. The case of the baghead bandit will illustrate the latter. More...

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

Is there a third choice?

So who you gonna vote against? More...

Government / Neighborhood

Soldier/Legislator reports on Afghan war

S.C. State Representative James Smith spoke to the Columbia Rotary Club Monday about his U.S. Army Reserve active duty with the 218 Infantry Brigade, S.C. Army National Guard, in Afghanistan during the past year. More...

Attorney writes of combat experiences in Afghanistan

Bill Connor is a graduate of Law School at University of South Carolina and attorney with Murphy- Grantland law firm in Columbia, SC. More...

Toal and Mullins to serve on prestigious legal board

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Society

Miss Barr and Mr. Haltiwanger marry in North Myrtle Beach

Christine Jane Barr of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and James Nance Haltiwanger Jr. of Anderson, South Carolina, were married Saturday, August 2, 2008, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach. More...

Miss Hayne and Mr. Smith exchange vows August 16, 2008

Mary Douglass Hayne and Orville Stanley Smith IV were married in St. John's Episcopal Church August 16, 2008, at 6 pm. The Rev. John Fletcher Montgomery performed the double- ring ceremony. More...

Sports

Sportsarama kicks off high school football season

With eight schools, bands, cheerleading squads, and favorable weather, the 48th annual Sertoma Sportsarama took over Memorial Stadium on August 16. More...

Striking down barriers, striking up friendships

Beginning this fall, Columbia United FC and the YMCA will be working together to field new teams of budding young soccer players. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Pooling resources in the garden

When Beth Bolton and David Adams married four years ago, they combined their love for plants and music into a new garden. Bolton's residence in Shandon was the home she had grown up in. Under a canopy of trees, she had created a shade garden. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

For Public Notices, email Pam Clark at pamc@sc.rr.com.

NOTICE TO: CAROLINE SUSAN HALL, last known address in Richland County, South Carolina. Previously Elginwood Dr., Elgin, SC 29045. Please Contact: Marshall Hall, 1567 Brazell Rd. More...