December 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fatherhood Initiative serves men for ten years

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrates ten years of the Fatherhood Initiative, a statewide initiative working to strengthen relationships between low- income fathers and their families in South Carolina. More...

News

Saluda Shoals Foundation has big plans for the rivers

The Saluda Shoals Foundation, the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, and SCE&G have worked together to build Saluda Shoals Park into one of the Midlands' best natural playgrounds. More...

The three authors of Crayton

Three staff members at Crayton Middle School juggle teaching careers, families, and writing. Myra Davis- Branic is a native New Yorker with roots in South Carolina. She is married with two sons. More...

God's Storehouse needs toys

God's Storehouse's Christmas Toy Room is being held between through December 23 and is in need of your help. Toys are needed for ages new born to 16 years (especially young boys and male and female teenagers) new or used in very good condition. More...

Business

Briefs

What does that mean for Aiken and Camden? The annual breeding stock sale at Keeneland, Kentucky, brought in $186 million, a drop of 46 percent from the same sale in 2007. The total in bets on U.S. tracks fell 10 percent in November. More...

Coble wants D.C. to shop in S.C.

S.C. went for McCain 54% to Obama's 45%, but don't worry 'bout that.

Columbia Mayor Bob Coble held an economic development conference Monday afternoon, Dec. 15, at the convention center on Lincoln Street. More...

Rene Ann Tewkesbury, manager for Senator Graham

The Midlands office for U.S. Senator Lindsey O. Graham (R- S.C.) at the corner of Huger and Hampton is staffed with four people, and Rene Ann Tewkesbury is in charge. More...

Society

Ten debutantes presented at The SC Debutante Ball

Nine daughters, one granddaughter, and three nieces were presented at The South Carolina Debutante Ball on Thursday, December 18, 2008, at Forest Lake Club. Receiving guests at a reception prior to the ball were Mr. and Mrs. More...

Columbians give of their time to ring the bell for The Salvation Army

Pictured on the front page are Heathwood Hall Episcopal School students help ring the bell for The Salvation Army. Sarah Hunter, Christine Fiedler, Avnika Amin, and Thad Moore. More...

Miss Strickland and Mr. Dallas exchange vows December 6, 2008

Kathryn Elizabeth Strickland and James Ransome Dallas were married December 6, 2008, at Main Street Methodist Church at 6 pm in Columbia. The Rev. Joe Cal Watson performed the double- ring ceremony. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ART The Columbia Museum of Art presents Eye to the East: The Turner Collection of Chinese Art, December 19-May 10. More...

West Columbia celebrates with annual Christmas tree lighting

Citizens of the West Metro Area came together to celebrate the season at West Columbia's 4th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting held at West Columbia City Hall on Friday, December 5, 2008. More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 4: Clyde, our first stop

Captain John pulled up at the Clyde city dock at 10:30 am. No one was there, but a pleasant sign welcomed us and set out a few rules: • No open fires • Overnight camping allowed • Alcoholic beverages prohibited More...

African housewives want to be paid

Should African housewives be paid for the labor they expend in sustaining their homes? An African husband will dismiss it out of hand. He will justify his stance by arguing that since he paid the dowry, the deal is cut and dry. 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...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Columbia City Council A public hearing on the following proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Columbia, South Carolina will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. 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...

St. John Neumann principal receives national recognition

St. John Neumann Catholic School's principal, Barbara Cole, has been recognized by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) with the Dr. Robert Kealey Distinguished Principal Award. More...

The ultimate recycler

Jimmie Dinkins, creates sculpture from found objects and baskets from vines. He has created unusual bar stools from tractor seats and unique benches from odd wood. More...

On Second Thought

Letters to the editor

Who is responsible for falling trees and limbs?

I would think that the neighbor in whose yard the tree was would be responsible for any and all damages caused by his fallen tree. More...

Thirty-something speaks

When the tree comes tumbling down

When I was really young, I'd get confused when some people would refer to French as the language of love. More...

Operation Blue Cow fails

Knoxville police are called by a 25- year- old man who claims he is stuck in an airshaft at the city's Museum of Art. Yahoo News goes on to explain that a rescue team of police and firemen rush to the scene. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Lake City Council meets December 9, 2008

Public hearing The December 9, 2008, Forest Acres City Council meeting began with a public hearing on the proposed change of zoning classification of the commercial property at 4502 Forest Drive from C- 1 to C- 3. More...

Richland County Council meets December 16, 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. Citizen's input C. B. More...

Columbia City Council meets December 17, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council convened Wednesday morning, December 17, at 9 on the third floor of City Hall. All council members were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

Education

Richland Two dedicates Bridge Creek Elementary

A dedication ceremony for Bridge Creek Elementary School took place Thursday, November 20 at 1 pm in the schools multipurpose room. More...

Eddie's New Year's Eve Noon Countdown

Eddie's New Year's Eve Noon Countdown, a family- friendly celebration at EdVenture Children's Museum begins at 9 am Wednesday, December 31, 2008. More...

Spring Valley students win Farm- City photography contest

Spring Valley High School photography students Stephanie Slaughter, Lindsey Miller, and Brett Watts, were winners in the 2009 Farm- City Photography Competition. More...

Sports

Devils squash Shamrocks

On December 16 at Eau Claire High School, the Dreher Blue Devils jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, defeating the Shamrocks 62- 38. More...

Bearcats ground Eagles

On Tuesday, December 16, the Brookland- Cayce men's basketball team defeated the Chapin Eagles 61- 40. More...

Cardinals take second

Cardinal Newman hosted the Cardinal Holiday Classic on Saturday, December 13. In addition to the Cardinals, 12 other teams from all over the state (and one from North Carolina) competed for the right to call themselves champions. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Planning for Christmas in July

Stopping to smell the flowers

With the advent of winter gardeners are already planning their 2009 vegetable plot. If recent economic indicators are correct, the home garden is still one of the best hedges against inflation and difficult financial times. More...

Little gardeners get big results

The best kinds of lessons are those that make learning fun and exciting. More...