January 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Hypothermia used for heart patients

One Midlands resident has a warm feeling toward some cold treatment. She was the first patient to benefit from Lexington County's revolutionary new heart treatment, called Therapeutic Hypothermia. More...

Writing to survive

I weighed two pounds, one ounce when I was born. I was born three months premature. My hand wrapped around onethird of my mother's pinkie. Both my lungs burst on the first day. At age nine, doctors cut, untwisted, and pinned my femurs. More...

Brain surgery without a knife

Brain surgery without a knife. It's not only possible, but it's the safest alternative to whole brain radiation and surgery. More...

Business

Briefs

Suitable blame for S.C.'s unemployment According to The Associated Press, S.C. More...

Center of Economic Excellence scores

In 2002, the S.C. Legislature created the South Carolina Centers for Economic Excellence (CoEE) program, or the Endowed Chairs Program as it is also called. More...

Mary Beth Sims Branham, AIA, managing principal of LS3P

Architecture firm LS3P Associates Limited has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington. Frank Lucas, one of its founding partners, is still in the Charleston headquarters. More...

Sports

Felder leads LR over Flora

BOYS BASKETBALL

The Lower Richland Diamond Hornets (11- 3) used 22 hard- earned inside points from Larry Felder and 11 different players scored in the game to outlast A.C. Flora (2- 6) Friday January 9, 73- 55. More...

Diamond Hornets too much for Falcons

GIRLS BASKETBALL

In a match up of two highly regarded teams, Lower Richland (12- 1) dominated A.C. Flora (7- 4) on Friday January 9, 68- 23. Dayshaun Richbow led the Diamond Hornets with 18 points and three others scored at least nine in the blowout. More...

Blue Devils rally to take down Mustangs

BOYS BASKETBALL

Behind the three- point shooting of Chris Brown and Quayshun Hawkins, Dreher rallied from a five- point halftime deficit to defeat Midland Valley on Tuesday January 13, 63- 54. More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 8: Of Old Locks and Aqueducts

The Erie Canal we had been traveling on from Seneca Falls toward Rochester was the latest iteration of a 363- mile system that began operation in 1826. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Better living through gardening

Stopping to smell the flowers

Matthew and Emily Kip are applying the principles of permaculture to their home landscape. The term permaculture is a blend of two words "permanent agriculture." It is a philosophy for sustainable living. More...

North Columbia cleanup, recycling news, and more

Cleanup Volunteers are needed for Belmont Neighborhood Cleanup, Saturday, January 24, 8:30 to 11:30 am, at New Jerusalem Church, 1003 Colleton Street. More...

Keenan graduate tours with Tina Turner

When the American Gladiator show got a call looking for a "Justice type" to tour with Tina Turner, Justice Jesse Smith, an exact "Justice Type," returned the call, not sure if it was for real or someone was kidding around. More...

MSG promotes music in the Midlands

The Musicians and Songwriters Guild of South Carolina (MSG of SC) recently began its latest project to procure unwanted or out of shape stringed instruments, clean and repair them, and donate them to children. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Parents just don't understand

My kids firmly believe they should be paid to go to school. In today's bail- out culture, I can almost see why they would think such a thing. More...

An explosive night in Charlotte

Late Thursday was a wild night in downtown Charlotte, N.C. A guy parks his car and walks toward his apartment when two bandits with guns confront him. They take his money and his car keys. More...

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

A bunch of bowls is a bunch of bull

Here we are several days into the New Year, and the college football season is finally winding down. Bowl season used to start on Christmas day with an all star game for players from crummy teams that didn't get to go bowling. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets at South Kilbourne Elementary School

Roll call Columbia City Council met at the South Kilbourne Elementary School for its District III evening meeting on Wednesday night, January 14, at 6 pm. Mayor Bob Coble had to leave for Fairfax, Va. More...

Cayce City Council meets January 6, 2009

Roll call Mayor Elise Partin; Mayor Pro- tem Skip Jenkins; Councilmen Kenneth Jumper, Rick Myers, and Steve Isom; City Manager John Sharpe; Assistant City Manager Tammy Barkley; Public Safety Chief Charles McNair; and City Attorney Danny Crowe wer More...

Society

Plowing, Praying, Paying and Poisoning: A Lower Richland family thrives

Part 2: 40 acres and a mule

According to Cousin Wilhelmina Neal Prioleau who was born in 1905, "Aunt Penny DeVeaux married a Walker and went off from around here for awhile." Census records not only list names, they imply stories of family events. More...

Columbia native joins the "Best Trained Helicopter Pilots in the World"

1st Lt. Michael A. Burnette Jr., USMC Commissioning source: Officer Candidate School Primary Squadron: 33rd Fts. Vance AFB, T- 6A Advanced Squadron: HT- 18 Assigned to: Mag26/29 New River, N.C. More...

Can you read this dress?

Mary Frances Charlton, a contestant in the 2009 Airport High School's "Miss Aquila Goes Green" pageant, models her dress which, following the rules of this year's pageant, is constructed of at least 70% recyclable material. More...

Events

White People returns to Trustus Black Box

Trustus Theatre is bringing their challenging Black Box offering, White People, back to Columbia. White People opens in the Trustus Black Box on January 23 at 8pm, and it runs through January 31. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited. More...

New York Renaissance quartet to perform

The Heritage at Lowman welcomes The Good Pennyworths, a New York City- based vocal quartet with lute, for a special double performance on Monday, January 19. More...

Obama to make artistic visit to Village Artists

Barack Obama and other dignitaries will make an artistic visit to the Village Artists Gallery in Columbia before the inauguration January 20. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE 07-CP-40-8241 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Wachovia Mortgage Corporation, against Derrick T. Gibson, et al. More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Mint Julep, 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 120 Sparkleberry 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 For More...