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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month

More than 33 victims from S.C. lost their lives in the last year to domestic violence

Attorney General Henry McMaster led participants through the annual Silent Witness Domestic Violence ceremony that was held October 6, 2008, on the South steps of the State House in Columbia.The ceremony marked the first week of National Domestic V More...

Remember S.C. ranks #2 in the nation for women being killed by men

Most female victims were killed by men they knew

S. C. is Ranked only behind Nevada in women being killed by men. Violence Policy Center Legislative Director Kristen Rand states, "These findings alarmingly demonstrate how domestic violence can escalate to homicide. More...

Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence

Mayor Bob Coble and Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine are hosting the 2nd Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 11, 2008. This walk is FREE to the public. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia City Council meets October 7, 2008

Call to Order The meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at 6 pm. Members present included Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Eric L. Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Jack L. Harmon, Boyd J. Jones, Marsha J. More...

Education

Back- to- school with Richland District Two

Above, left, the Creel family — mother Celeste, Chase, father Dwayne and little brother, Evan walk in their kindergartener, Chase Creel on his first day at the Center for Knowledge in Richland School District Two. More...

Ridge View High School news

•Ridge View introduced the first Summer Reading Celebration on September 17. Most of the Ridge View students were present and participated. •Principal Dr. More...

Four Richland One students named 2009 National Achievement Program semifinalists

Four Richland One students have been named semifinalists in the prestigious and highly competitive 2009 National Achievement Scholarship Program. More...

Sports

Diamonds shine at Flora homecoming

Lower Richland 19 A.C. Flora 3

Nicholas Smith ran for a touchdown and passed for another to help Lower Richland ruin the homecoming festivities for A.C. Flora at Memorial Stadium on October 3. More...

Falcons flying after upset of Hammond

Hammond 26 Ben Lippen 33

The Ben Lippen Falcons shocked the SCISA world with a 33- 26 victory over the Hammond Skyhawks Friday, October 3. The Falcons came into Friday's contest as a heavy underdog. More...

Highlanders stay perfect

GIRLS TENNIS

Heathwood Hall visited Cardinal Newman in girls' tennis on Tuesday, October 7 and spoiled Senior Day by defeating the Lady Cardinals 7- 2. The Lady Highlanders came to Trenholm Park looking to sweep the season series from the Lady Cardinals. More...

Travel

A Tearful Day at Vicksburg

My wife, Linda and I took the Blues Highway to Vicksburg. We followed the self- guided driving tour through the Vicksburg National Military Park, site of the terrible Civil War Siege. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Old- fashioned plants in a youthful garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Katherine Kip is a gardener who rarely buys plants. More often than not she acquires plants from other gardeners or propagates her own from cuttings. More...

Fall gardening demo at Rosewood Garden

The Carolina Peace Resource Center will host a demonstration on fall/winter vegetable gardening Saturday, October 18, 1 pm at the Rosewood Community Garden, 1100 S. Holly St. (behind the Ben Arnold Center). More...

Fall in the Garden

USC's McKissick Museum will hold its annual fall fundraiser, Fall in the Garden, October 10, 4:30- 7:30 pm, in the Spring Valley gardens of interior designer Steven Ford and Alonso Cuellar. Contact 777-7251 or visit www.cas.sc. More...

Giant grows in Forest Acres

Eight- year- old Sarah Porter grew a sweet potato in her backyard in Forest Acres. The monstrosity weighed seven pounds, and was eight inches long and 17 inches around. More...

Shot, rescued, and recovered...

Tyler is a wonderful new addition to SQ Rescue. He wandered up to a family home with runny eyes and nose, and a bulging red eye. He was a horrible sight. SQ rescue was called in. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Matlock and Mr. Peanut

I had the pleasure of living with my granddad, Miller Montgomery, for four months back in 1993. He passed away a few years later. More...

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

Can't everything just stay the same?

Things used to be so simple. I could grab a bag of Cheez- Its and a Michelob, turn the TV to Keith Jackson on a September Saturday, and relax, knowing ABC would give me football without any unnecessary frills. More...

Bob Ford's Call the Cops!

Drunk's flashing transportation

Digger lives in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and he loves to party. The Gipper's Place near the beach is his favorite hangout. This particular night Digger is too far gone to drive. More...

Business

Green is good for business

The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Public Works Department of the City of Columbia sponsored an all-day affair at the convention center on Lincoln Street, Green is Good for Business, Tuesday, October 7, 2008. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

HUD South Carolina's share of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's new Neighborhood Stabilization Program is $44.67 million, and of that Richland County receives $2.22 million. S.C.'s statewide foreclosure rate is 4.1%. More...

Star Profile

Matt Riley of Andrews Auto Service

There are two auto repair businesses on Harden Street with the name Andrews. A few generations back there was one. It was downtown on Lady Street in the late 1920s. More...

Society

Say it with music with The Extraordinary Couple

"Jan and Gerald: The Extraordinary Couple" will renew a long friendship and professional alliance next week. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club meets

Katherine Matthews was the hostess for the September meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club. Co- hostesses were Mary Mungo, Dorothy Strickland, and Joan Heard. More...

New Year begins for Ariail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumnae Association

A new year in the life of the Ariail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumnae Association began at its first meeting September 11, 2008. More...

Events

Sundays at Lowman

The Sundays at Lowman series begins its sixth season on October 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the New Life Chapel of the Daily Life Center. This year's series begins with a piano recital by Katherine Harris. More...

Bluegrass & BBQ highlight State Museum's Fall Heritage Festival

South Carolina's traditions of mouth- watering barbecue, home- grown bluegrass musicians and backcountry arts and crafts are all celebrated at the South Carolina State Museum's annual Fall Heritage Festival and Pickin' Party, Saturday, Oct. 11. More...

Dr. Seuss announces presidential candidacy

Releases "first- ever" political print art to the public

Coinciding with the historic 2008 Presidential election, Dr. Seuss throws his "hat" into the ring by releasing the first- ever political print editions to the public. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF HILL-BURTON UNCOMPENSATED SERVICES Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc. More...