January 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Early detection of Glaucoma may save sight

Glaucoma, often called "the sneak thief of sight" because it can strike without pain or other symptoms, is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. More...

The potato's reputation has been mashed

Pity the poor potato. In recent years, the lowly spud has gotten a bad rap, undeservedly so, according to the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. More...

New view of kidney stones

New research at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows that calcium supplements may help prevent kidney stones. That's good news for kidney- stone sufferers who like to eat. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council elects new officers and holds the historic Picking of the Seats

Roll call Chair Paul Livingston, Vice Chair Damon Jeter, Joyce Dickerson, Val Hutchinson, Norman Jackson, Gwendolyn Kennedy, Bill Malinowski, Jim Manning, Greg Pearce, Kit Smith, and Kelvin Washington were present at the Richland County Council me More...

West Columbia City Council approves bids

Call to order The West Columbia City Council met on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 6 pm. All members were present: Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Jack L. More...

The Skipp Pearson Foundation to participate in inaugual festivities

The Democratic Parties of South Carolina and New Hampshire will jointly celebrate the historic inauguration of President- elect Barack Obama and Vice- President elect Joe Biden with a Grits and Granite Inaugural Ball Tuesday, January 20, 2009, from More...

Education

RNE National Honor Society inducts 48 new members

Richland Northeast High School's John H. Hudgens Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 47 new members on January 7 at 7 pm in the Richland School District Two Auditorium. More...

Are they equivalent?

"Are they equivalent?" was the question of the day for students enrolled in Killian Elementary's Renaissance fifth grade math class taught collaboratively by Keithrick Alexander, Julie Sheehan, and Richard Handy. More...

SC student artwork featured in National Calendar

Each year the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) sponsors the APH InSights Art Competition and Exhibition, a contest for visually impaired and blind artists of all ages. More...

Sports

Griffins get Dreher in double overtime

On Tuesday Night, January 6, Fairfield Central defeated the Dreher Blue Devils 90- 84 in double overtime. In a tight game, it was Anthony Craig who came up huge for Fairfield Central as the Griffins pulled out the big win. More...

Highlanders start late but finish strong

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders fell behind 14- 3 in the first period to the visiting Wilson Hall Barons, but came back to win 61- 57 in a hard fought battle Tuesday, January 6. More...

Eagles, controversial calls sink Cards

Tristan Baxter scored 12 points to lead a balanced attack as the Kennedy Charter Eagles defeated the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 49- 46 in overtime on Tuesday, January 6 in Columbia. More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 7: Palmyra has a Civil War flagpole

Once we left Newark, the cold rain was replaced with warm sunshine. Our attitude toward the Erie Canal changed accordingly. Captain John rolled up the vinyl panels around the cockpit and took off his L.L.Bean slicker. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5-5636 and 29-1540 SC Law as Amended, More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that M & D's Barbecue & Grill, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale ON premises consumption of Beer, Wine, and Liquor at 7708 More...

PUBLIC NOTICE THE CITY OF FOREST ACRES, SC

Pursuant to improving public information, and in accordance with the S.C. More...

Laugh and cry

with M'Lynn, Shelby, Truvy, Quiser, Annelle, and Clairee

Photo by Donna Harvey Evelyn Clary and Tiffany Dinsmore in Town Theatre's Steel Magnolias, which runs January 16- 31 at 8 pm each night. Call 799- 2510. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Putting my money where her mouth is

I wore braces for three- and- a- half long years until finally, halfway through my junior year of high school, I begged my orthodontist and my mom to take them off. More...

Better check out your attic

The Patricks live in a duplex apartment near Wilkes- Barre in northeastern Pennsylvania in a place called Plains Township. It's about 100 miles north of Philadelphia. Just before Christmas Mrs. More...

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

Pink Panther is not a sissy

Paula Creamer is a member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Things have changed in the LPGA. A new crop of golfer is filling the ranks; young, feminine, athletic players who are extremely talented and fun to watch. More...

Business

Briefs

Trade S.C. exports pump almost $14 billion into the state economy annually, supporting employment and generating billions in state and local taxes. Only the state of Washington has a higher percentage of export jobs supported by manufacturing. More...

Don't expectorate too much

23andME offers DNA analysis with a tube of saliva

A California company, 23andME, staged a presentation at Still Hopes on Friday, January 2, to an audience of about 50 with a rough mix of half visitors and half residents. The message, though, was wholly new. More...

Stamp and Postcard Show January 24- 25

The Columbia Philatelic Society's Winter Stamp and Postcard Show will be held at Spring Valley High School January 24 and 25, 2009. More...

Society

Plowing, Praying, Paying, and Poisoning:

A Lower Richland family thrives

Almost 200 people attended the DeVeaux- Neal Rally at First Nazareth Baptist Church in Columbia Sunday, October 26, 2008, the first reunion since 1996. More...

Who was Robert Burns?

Robert Burns was born January 25, 1759, on the Carrick border of Scotland where singing songs and writing new ones were part of the local tradition. It was a great diversion to the drudgery of hard farm work. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club holds December meeting

The December meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club was held at the Spring Valley Country Club. Hostesses were Frances Morris and Louise Grooms. After enjoying a delicious lunch, the fun began with a gift exchange. More...

Events

Through the Looking Glass

The Symphony League is a volunteer organization of more than 300 men and women who support the Philharmonic and work to promote an appreciation of the performing arts in the community through their volunteer efforts. More...

Holiday High Tea at Chez

Judy Small More...

2009 Schedule of SC Philharmonic

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009: Pops Series 1: Dancing with the Phil Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009: Master Series 4: Marina & Mozart Saturday, Feb. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Healthy greens for the New Year

Stopping smell flowers

Everything is coming up greens in Audrey Howell's winter garden in southeast Columbia. Last fall after she had harvested her summer crops, her son tilled under the plant debris and incorporated 10- 10- 10 fertilizer in the 30' x 70' plot. More...

Winter landscape brighteners

In lieu of summer's blazing color, many gardeners brace themselves for a winter of gray and brown, if not flat- out white. More...