September 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

St. John's Episcopal Church Congaree celebrates 150 years

Part 4: Reminiscences

Over the past century and a half, new names have been added to those of the Westons, the Adamses, the Hopkinses, and other founding members at St. John's Episcopal Congaree. More...

Senior Empowerment Fair features My Personal Health Record, SC

Several hundred senior citizens turned out for the Senior Empowerment Fair, "Your Health, Your Record Online, Anytime" held Wednesday, September 10 at Seawell's in Columbia. More...

Greater Columbia Restaurant Association inducts three restaurateurs into Hall of Fame

The Greater Columbia Restaurant Association held its Annual Benefit Dinner Monday, September 15, 2008, at Embassy Suites Hotel. More...

Business

Airport Commission hosts luncheon

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport Commission was the host for lunch on Monday, September 15, at Sterling Hall, 320 Senate Street. The keynote speaker was Dr. Steve Van Beek, president and CEO, Eno Transportation Foundation. More...

Briefs

Besides all that Charlotte- based Bank of America, having bought Countrywide, the huge mortgage firm, and now pulling in Merrill Lynch, is about to place its logo on Yankee Stadium and all of the New York Yankees tickets. More...

Star Profile

Brian Boger, consumer advocate attorney

With the financial crisis in full swing, attorney Brian Boger is not saying "I told you so," but he did. He has moved his law practice through real estate and consumer law, mostly, and between the two, he saw the current crisis coming. More...

Society

Women, get out of the home and into the House

S.C. ranks last in women in elected offices

Political participation among South Carolina women is low, and three local organizations are doing something about it. More...

Women in the United States Congress: 1917- 2008

Ninety one women serve in the 110th Congress: 75 in the House (55 Democrats and 20 Republicans) and 16 in the Senate (11 Democrats and 5 Republicans). More...

Columbia leaders pledge support for National Suicide Prevention Week

Mental Health America of South Carolina hosted Columbia Cares September 4, 2008 at Midlands Technical College Beltline campus. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

--CHURCH/CHARITY First Presbyterian Church continues with its Wednesdays at First Lunch service in Jackson Hall. Lunch 11:30 am- 12:20 pm followed by a speaker and ending at 12:50 pm. Hot meal $6, soup and salad bar $5. Free parking. More...

Travel

An Elvis Pilgrimage

It was February 18, 1977, and the earth was about to shake. Elvis was coming to town. My wife Linda, a teacher at Crayton Middle School, discovered the father of one of her students was the ticket manager at the Coliseum. More...

Bamberg, Germany, untouched by WWII

Just 40 miles north of Nürnberg, Germany, is the historic city of Bamberg. Situated on the Regnitz River, Bamberg is one of the rare German cities completely untouched by Allied bombing in World War II. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, More...

Adventurer continues quests in Columbia

He's seen the world from land, sea, and air. Uncle Sam's Navy showed him around for about four years, then the Air Force made a jet plane available for more travel. More...

Cerveza wins S.C. Governor's Billfish Championship

The Governor's Cup Billfishing Series was established by Gov. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Nothing motivates like water moccasins

At one point in the summer of 1989, I was outside of Myrtle Beach standing alone knee deep in water holding a surveyor's pole with a prism at the top. Although I was not officially in a swamp, it might as well have been, because that's how it felt. More...

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

McCain is throwing the election

I think John McCain is throwing the election. It's the only way to explain some of his recent decisions. Maybe he has money on Obama. More...

Bob Ford's Call the Cops!

It's a long way down from Telegraph Hill

Cops set up stake- outs around Telegraph Hill after residents of this neighborhood report a series of car break- ins. Crime is not the usual thing in Telegraph Hill, a picturesque section of San Francisco. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council meets September 16, 2008

Roll call 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 at the Richland County Council mee More...

Forest Acres City Council meets September 9, 2008

Attending the Forest Acres City Council meeting were Mayor Frank Brunson, Charles Fetner, Lee Holloway, Ginger Dukes, Curtis Rye, Frank Brunson, Charles Fetner, Shell Suber, and Mark Williams. More...

West Columbia City Council holds public meeting September 15, 2008

Roll call The West Columbia City Council hosted a public meeting on Monday, September 15, 2008 to get the community's input on a proposed ordinance to ban smoking in workplaces in the city of West Columbia. More...

Education

A celebration of teachers of the year

The celebration of Richland Two's 25 teachers of the year is just beginning. An informal reception to honor them will be held on September 23 at 5 pm at Blythewood Middle School. More...

Semifinalist in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program

Blythewood High School—Stephen E. Gregg Brookland Cayce High School—Kaitlyn N. Pennington Chapin High School—Robert B. Barnes, Jessica M. Chapman, Spencer L. Jones Dreher High School—Nicholas B. More...

Sports

Clayton's leg lifts Falcons

Brookland- Cayce 7 A.C. Flora 9

With three tremendous swings of his leg, A.C. Flora's Grant Clayton connected on three field goals, the last of which came from 49 yards, to give the Falcons (2- 2) a 9- 7 victory over Brookland- Cayce (0- 3) on September 12 at Memorial Stadium. More...

Passing, Penalties, and Puke

Wilson Hall 14 Hammond 35

The Hammond Skyhawks not only had to watch out for Barons Friday, September 12, they had to watch where they stepped. Several players, including Hammond quarterback Cliff Ayers, were ill making walking the Skyhawk sideline a little tricky. More...

Highlanders down Indians

Orangeburg Prep 37 Heathwood Hall 42

The bagpipes played as the battle raged between the Highlanders of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School and the Indians of Orangeburg Preparatory School. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Garden of the week

Unforgettable elephant ears

Jimmie McCullough lives in a community off North Main. Her elephant ears are extraordinary. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

The color purple in the fall garden

If you like having your garden coordinated with your seasonal wardrobe, better start dressing it in purple this fall. Purple is the biggest color in the fall 2008 fashion industry. More...

Camillia Society gibs for glory

Gibbing camellias has become a popular practice in the southeast. Camellia flower buds can be forced to bloom early and larger by the application of gibberellic acid in late summer or early fall. This breaks bud dormancy. More...