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News

Help my buddies during the holidays

Project Pet and the 2009 Pet Calendar The 2009 Precious Pet Calendar is ready for delivery. The Precious Pet Calendar is an annual fundraiser for Project Pet that raises over $25,000 for the mission of saving animals from euthanasia on death row. More...

Three generations care for city's animals

Dr. E.R. Van De Grift III is a third generation veterinarian from Columbia. His grandfather became a veterinarian in Anderson in 1911; his father moved the practice to Columbia in 1937, the same business that Dr. Van De Grift III still runs today. More...

City of Forest Acres gifts the community

The Rooftop at Midtown in Forest Acres was abuzz with activity as the City of Forest Acres presented their annual Sweet Seasons celebration on Thursday, December 4. More...

Education

Kids help others

HOPE for the Holidays at RNE

Victoria Elliot (left) and Jule Jacobs pack cartons of canned food for Richland Northeast's HOPE for the Holidays project. This is RNE's ninth annual service project, with the theme "HOPE: There's a hero in all of us!" More...

Winter Wishes at RVHS

Ridge View High School Winter Wishes Service Learning Projects began November 10 and will culminate with a school- wide assembly on December 17. More...

Hammond School Red Cross Club helps Columbia homeless

The Hammond School Red Cross Club handed out 80 American Red Cross blankets to the homeless at the Oliver Gospel Mission on Taylor Street in Columbia on Wednesday, November 26, in conjunction with the mission's annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet. More...

Sports

A.C. Flora Falcons

Boys

After graduating several star players, the A.C. Flora Falcons will be displaying a new, relatively young team in 2008- 2009. More...

Girls

After yet another season in the final eight of the AAA state playoffs, A.C. Flora enters the 2008- 2009 season with high hopes. More...

2008- 2009 A.C. Flora Boys' Basketball Roster

Paul Prescott Jr., guard, 5'8'', 145 Juan Carlos Jeter Jr., guard, 5'8", 148 Akeem Williams Jr., guard, 5'10", 130 Kvahn Pennix Sr., guard/fwd., 6'2", 160 Marquise Simuel Jr., forward, 6'4", 180 Anthony Davis Jr. More...

Events

Sandlapper Singers present Christmas concert at Dreher

The Sandlapper Singers Christmas concert A Family Christmas features special guests choirs Dreher High, Hand Middle, and Meadowfield Elementary, plus a string quartet, flute, and recorder, Thursday December 18, 7:30 pm at Dreher High Auditorium, 3319 More...

It's happening right here in your community

-ART The Columbia Museum Art will present Eye to the East: The Turner Collection of Chinese Art, December 19- May 10. www.columbiamuseum.org More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stocking stuffers for gardeners

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gardeners are easy to please with simple things like seeds, bulbs, and a new pair of gloves. But if you want to include more personal, thoughtful, and unexpected treasures to the gardeners on your list, consider items from the sampler below: More...

No more Bacon for the Falcons

Just one year after leading A.C. Flora to the AAA state playoffs, Robin Bacon is stepping down as the head football coach of the Falcons. While Flora did struggle to a 3- 7 finish in 2008, the motives for his resignation remain un-clear. More...

CUFC 99 Girls Blue team wins GSA

Photo by Mike Maddock The Columbia United FC 99 Girls Blue team won the Under 9 Academy I Girls division of the GSA [Gwinnett (GA) Soccer Association] Academy Invitational soccer tournament held December 6- 7 near Lilburn, Georgia. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

I'm an American Girl

As the father of two girls I've experienced some stuff over the years that has made me feel slightly less than manly. I've attended multiple tea parties in a pink feather boa. I've been up to my eyeballs in Barbies, princesses, and pink tutus. More...

Bank robber's timing is bad

Rudy is proud his mother always refers to him as an expert planner. But now that her oldest son is in jail awaiting trial for criminal attempt to commit robbery, Rudy's bragging points have become fewer. More...

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

Nine- year- old writes How to Talk to Girls

By the time I was nine, I had mastered the bicycle, could load a cap pistol, and had a working knowledge of the opposite sex, thanks to information supplied by Joe, my uncle who was three years older than I. More...

Business

Briefs

Charity The January 24 World Beer Festival- Columbia at the convention center on Lincoln Street has taken on charity partners River Alliance and Columbia Opportunity Resource, as reported by All About Beer Magazine and Green's Discount Beverages. More...

The Moore School's outlook: a little rough

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Marriott, USC's Moore School of Business held its annual Economic Outlook Conference. Darla Moore, chair of the Palmetto Institute, spoke of the need for tax reform in South Carolina. Moore School economists Dr. More...

The Star's Dream Team

Meet the Columbia Star's dream team; Robin Mercer, Gail Trebuchon, Mike Cox, and Paulene Fiesta. Why do we call them the Dream Team? More...

Society

Pediatrician says, "Marry short women."

If you plan to live a long life, you should expect to develop Osteoporosis. This isn't a disease you catch, but what happens to your bones based on your ancestry, gender, lifestyle, and age. More...

Miss Samis and Mr. Fellers exchange vows in Charleston, SC

Lauren Carter Samis and Fred Harris Fellers III were married in the French Huguenot Church in Charleston, South Carolina, November 1, 2008, at 5 pm. Rev. Father Craig Edward O'Brien performed the double- ring ceremony. More...

S.C. daughter wins 2008 Pioneer of the Year

Dyane Dye Wood Kellogg of Little River, SC, proposed her children's great- grandmother Sarah Catherine Robins Wood (1855- 1932) as the 2008 Pioneer Woman of the Year in the contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, which More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 3: Plotting the course

After we rescued our friend Janice from the horrors of our first lock experience, Captain John pulled our boat, Fantessy, to the side of the canal and pulled out a book of maps. More...

Domestic relations in Uganda

In Kampala, Uganda, in April of last year, the media reported that 100 couples had filed for divorce. Among them was a pastor's wife, who claimed she had endured it for six years while her errant spouse had extra- marital affairs. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS December 4, 2008 PROJECT: #SD8325, #WM412201, #WM412202, #SS7075, #R46 VILLAGE AT RIVER'S EDGE DEVELOPMENT Sealed proposals will be received by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Columbia, South Carolina More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Lutheran Homes of SC, Inc. More...