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Best snowman seen January 20

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News

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

Part 3: The Staying Power of the Church

Before there was a church structure, it is said that freed black people of Lower Richland worshipped in a structure made of small tree limbs and branches called a Brush Arbor. Ephraim Neal (1844- c.1905) donated the acre of land on which St. More...

Go Red For Women holds casting calls

For every heart, there is a story - and the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement wants to hear yours. More...

Montgomery will be missed

Warner M. Montgomery has retired from The Columbia Star as publisher to pursue more dreams. More...

Business

Briefs

Truck plant layoffs around Charlotte Daimler Trucks North America, formerly known as Freightliner, has three manufacturing facilities in the Charlotte area. By March 13, Daimler will layoff 2,137 workers among its three Charlotte plants. More...

Eight is enough

City Manager Charles Austin is on the way out

After eight years in Columbia city management, one as an assistant and seven as Columbia's city manager, former Columbia Police Chief Charles Austin must move on. More...

Marc Gardner of American Ramp Systems

There are roughly 16.3 million non- ambulatory people in the U.S., about a third of them older than 85 years old. They potentially have need for a ramp access where there is a step or a raised entry porch or an elevated threshold. More...

Society

Hammond Eugene (Gene) Edwards Jr.

Funeral service for Hammond Eugene (Gene) Edwards Jr. will be held at 3 pm Friday, January 23, 2009, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6- 8 pm at the funeral home. Mr. More...

Petal Pushers hold January meeting

The Petal Pushers Garden Club held the January meeting at the Governor's Mansion. After a tour of the mansion, the business meeting was held in the Caldwell- Boyleston House. More...

Spirit, a big hit at LCE

Lake Carolina Elementary (LCE) School has chosen Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) as one of their service learning projects for 2009. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ANIMALS Friends of the Animals of APL Low County Cook- Out will be January 24, 6:30 pm- 10:30 pm, at the University House Parking Facility. 782-5728. More...

Les Liaisons Dangereuses comes to Workshop Theatre

(clockwise, l- r) Emilie (Sonya Henderson), Vicomte de Valmont (Paul Kaufmann), Cecile (Giulia Dalbec), and the Marquise de Merteuil (Monica Wyche) in Workshop Theatre's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, running January 30 through More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 9: Fairport

Fairport was a wonderful surprise! Boats from around the continent were docked along both sides of the canal from the highway bridge to the lift bridge, a distance of about a quarter mile. Sculls, kayaks, and canoes plied the peaceful waters. 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 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...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that John Williams/Thomas Smith of The New DCP intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale OFF premises consumption of Beer, and Wine only, at 629B Main St., Colu More...

Cold

The 28th Annual Snowman Run 8K Road Race and Youth Fun Run was held Saturday, January 17, 2009, at Caughman Road Park. Jayvonne Dennis, a fifth grader at Meadowfield Elementary, had the winning entree for the annual T- shirt contest. More...

Richland Sertoma chooses Sertoman of the Year

Richland Sertoma Club selected Fred Lamphere as Sertoman of the Year for his active and dedicated service to the club. In addition to his many contributions, he serves as co- chairman of the club's annual charity golf tournament. More...

Legislators receive awards

When the S.C. Legislature returned for the 2009 session members of the S.C. Speech Language Hearing Association (SCSHA) treated the them to a low- country shrimp and grits breakfast to thank them for their hard work. SCSHA president- elect Dr. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Will Obama don a pink feather boa?

Barack Obama has just taken about the manliest job on the planet. He is the president of the United States and the commander in- chief. Before NOW gives me a call, I don't mean that a woman can't have this job. More...

No shopping spree for Suzy

Suzy goes to the grocery store with a list her grandmother gave her. They need tomatoes, lettuce, salad dressing, a pound of ground beef, and some snack food. Suzy decides to get a box of cheddar cheese crackers to finish up the list. More...

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

Reassessing our relationship with rats

We were enjoying a beautiful October morning. The sun was just becoming visible above the Atlantic, and surfers filled the water, waiting on waves. A group of dolphins followed the wake of a shrimp trawler, foraging for food. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Rosewood Community Council discusses Bagnal Property

The Rosewood Community Council met on Thursday, January 15, 2009. The meeting began with an introduction of the 2009 officers: Rebecca Munnerlyn, president; Ryan Cockrell, vice president; Libby Gamble, secretary; and Betty Guess, treasurer. More...

Forest Acres City Council meets January 13, 2009

The Forest Acres City Council met January 13, 2009. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Frank Brunson at 5:15 pm. Councilman Charles Fetner led those assembled in prayer. Local boy scouts led the pledge. More...

Wes t Columbia Zoning Board approves var iances

Call to order Chairman Fred Carter called the meeting of the West Columbia Zoning Board of Appeals to order at 6 pm January 20, 2009. All members were present: Chairman Fred Carter, J.W. Hendrix, Julie Huffman, Richard Kuppens, and Homer Monts. More...

Education

If I were superintendent of education

On June 10, 2007, Jim Rex became the S.C. State Superintendent of Education. He made many promises including accelerating innovations, expanding public school choices, and elevating and reinvigorating teachers. More...

Richland Northeast art students take top awards

Once again, Richland Northeast High School art students took top awards at the South Carolina Scholastic Art Competition. This year, RNE students won a total of 12 awards putting RNE among the schools with the highest number of winners. More...

Career fair gives business entree to new job market

Richland Northeast High School will hold its annual career fair on March 4 from 8:30 to 11 am, giving local businesses of all sizes a chance to introduce themselves to a ready and willing potential workforce. More...

Sports

Blue Devils' sharpshooting beats Bearcats

Using their vaunted three- point shooting, the Dreher Blue Devils outlasted Brookland- Cayce January 16, 56- 49. More...

Motto leads Cardinals by Hammond

Jake Motto had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Zach Hrovat chipped in 15 points to lead the Cardinal Newman Cardinals to a 58- 55 victory over the host Hammond Skyhawks on Tuesday, January 20. More...

Bearcats' third quarter burst downs Devils

Using a stifling defense in the third quarter and behind freshman Taylor Vinson's game- high 20 points, Brookland- Cayce came from behind to beat Dreher January 16, 52- 46. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Winter window boxes brighten one's outlook

Stopping smell flowers

Window boxes bring cheerful color to the interior and exterior of buildings throughout the year. In winter the wardrobe of plants for these miniature gardens can be formal, festive, functional, or just plain fun. More...

Residents urged to test for radon

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to educate residents about the dangers of radon exposure. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. More...

Explore champion trees in Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park is offering a "Big Tree Hike" led by Park Ranger Stuart Greeter, Saturday, January 24, at 10 am. Congaree National Park is known for big trees, and many national and state champion trees are located in the park. More...