December 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Teens organize food drive

On a cool autumn day Mary Leigh Hatcher and Taylor Baird, two tenth graders, set out down the street to deliver bright green flyers to their neighbors. More...

Another treasure in our backyard

Part I: The Saluda River

The Saluda River becomes a flowing body of water in western Greenville County and flows nearly 200 miles before combining with the Broad River to become the Congaree in Columbia. More...

Part 2: Saluda Shoals

In July of 1990, the Lower Saluda River Corridor Plan was finalized, printed, and put into motion. The next year the South Carolina legislature designated the Lower Saluda a S.C. Scenic River. More...

Business

Briefs

Home prices Among the 20 markets tracked by the Standard & Poor's/Case- Shiller Home Price Index, the Dallas home prices fell the least in September compared to the same month last year, 2.7 percent. More...

Financial advice came and went

All day Tuesday, November 25, Your Money Bus was in town, lured to Columbia and underwritten by Abacus Planning Group of Devine Street. Cheryl Holland, founder and CEO of Abacus, was featured in The Wall Street Journal Monday, December 1. More...

Midlands Technical College opens Business Accelerator

Midlands Technical College (MTC) held a grand opening for its new Business Accelerator on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. More...

Society

Ms. Black and Mr. Nichols wed August 2, 2008, in Greenville

Susan Leigh Smarr Black and James Todd Nichols exchanged wedding vows on August 2, 2008, at The Commerce Club, Greenville, South Carolina. Retired Rev. George H. Nichols Jr., father of the bridegroom, officiated the 6 pm ceremony. More...

Miss Katzman and Mr. Simoneaux to exchange vows in May 2009

Ms. Debra Bogatin Katzman of Columbia, announces the engagement of her daughter, Shayna Katzman of London, England, to Philip Gerald Simoneaux II of Columbia The bride- elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Shepherd's Center begins New Year

The Shepherd's Center of Columbia will begin its winter session, January 7 - March 12 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road. At every Wednesday session, blood pressure checks are offered. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ART The South Carolina Arts Commission and the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum are accepting nominations for the 2009 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award, which honors distinguished practitioners and passionate advocates of the s More...

Exhibit a "Hit" with more than grid fans

The South Carolina State Museum's new exhibit Mud, Sweat and Cheers: Football in the Palmetto State, 1889- 2000 has proven to be a hit with more than just sports fans. More...

Christmas Concert at the Heritage at Lowman

The Heritage at Lowman will host Dr. John Kenneth Adams for a special Christmas performance on Monday, December 15 at 6:30 pm in the New Life Chapel. A well- known artist and distinguished professor emeritus at the USC School of Music, Dr. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Hardy cyclamen: diminutive and precocious

Stopping to smell the flowers

Central Columbia is a city in a forest. The overstory of shade trees brings challenges for gardeners desiring floral bloom. Enter hardy cyclamen, a tuberous perennial native of deep woods along Mediterranean France, Turkey and Greece. More...

Christmas Tour of Homes at the Heritage at Lowman

A Christmas Tour of Homes at the Heritage at Lowman will be held Wednesday December 10, from 4- 6 pm, at the Daily Life Center, 2101 Dutch Fork Road, Chapin. Christmas goodies will be provided while carols are sung by the Carillon Carolers. More...

Holiday Open House at Lake Murray Visitors Center

The Annual Holiday Open House at Capital City/Lake Murray Country Visitors Center will be held Saturday, December 13, 10 am- 4 pm and Sunday, December 14, 1- 5 pm, 2184 North Lake Drive, Columbia. Admission is free. More...

Turkey Trot brings $14,000

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School's Intermediate/ Middle School students hosted a successful Turkey Trot, the annual fundraiser for Harvest Hope Food Bank, at the school November 25. The event garnered more than $14,000 in pledges. More...

Another treasure in our backyard

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On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Dabo isn't the only change at Clemson

I haven't been to a Clemson- Carolina game since the fight of 2004 so when my cousin called with a couple of extra tickets, I jumped at the chance. Being a Clemson alumnus and diehard fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the game. More...

Move over law will save lives

Frequent readers know that this column contains mostly stories of the unusual, the bizarre, or stories about stupid criminals. This week there's a serious matter that needs your attention. More...

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

Shop smart

I was in Kmart a few days before Thanksgiving and heard Christmas music. That's a little early. I visited CVS later that same day, and they already had decorations up. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets December 3, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council met at 9 am, Wednesday, December 3, 2008, on the third floor of City Hall. All council members were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

Richland County Council meets December 2, 2008

Roll call Acting 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 meeting December 2, 2008. More...

West Columbia City Council meets December 2, 2008

Roll call Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the meeting of the West Columbia City Council to order on Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 6 pm. All members were present: Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro-Tem Tommy Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. More...

Education

Bridge Creek holds Carolina- Clemson food drive

Bridge Creek Elementary School held a Carolina- Clemson Week Competition Food Drive to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank. Classes collected canned goods and non- perishable items for a week. More...

Can you give just one hour a week to help a student become a better reader?

Photo contributed by Killian Elementary School The REACH (Readers Enthusiastic About Climbing Higher) Program at Killian Elementary needs volunteers at the following times: Tuesdays 9:10- 9:40, Wednesdays 9:50- 10:20, 10:30- 11:00, and Thursdays 9:10 More...

Who Wants to be a Millionaire" at Killian Elementary

Killian Elementary School recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week with a production of the play "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," performed by the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" of the school. More...

Sports

Jackets top Vikings

The Irmo Yellow Jackets (4- 0) defeated the Spring Valley Vikings (0- 1), 89- 81 on Tuesday Night, December 2, at Spring Valley. Jeremy Clinkscales led Irmo with 23 points. More...

Dickerson nets 1,000th point

Heathwood Hall's Kristen Dickerson scored 21 points and got her 1,000th career point in a 39- 29 win against A.C. Flora Friday, November 21. More...

Bearcats escape Columbia

After a very slow start Tuesday, December 2, the Brookland- Cayce Bearcats (1- 0) emerged from Columbia (0- 1) with a 50- 42 win over the Capitals on the strength of a late third quarter run and free throw shooting down the stretch. More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 3: Disaster averted at First Lock

When my wife Linda and I returned from touring the Women's Rights sites in Seneca Falls, our friends John and Janice ushered us aboard Fantessy, our Erie Canal home for a week. Our boat was a 40- foot- long replica of the famous barges of yore. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Shanon Davis dba Big Country's Bar-b-que & Convenience intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale ON/OFF premises consumption of Be More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Fo More...