January 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

A tribute to Katherine Gray

Katherine Gray was a dear friend and valued colleague. She was my best editor. When it came to reading copy, be it an editorial or eulogy, Katherine was the ultimate sentinel against clich More...

Save our house

The first permanent office for the SCPTA is located in downtown Columbia at 1826 Henderson Street. More...

News

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

Part 4: The Importance of Education

Freed black people in Hopkins felt a strong desire to have a designated structure for organized church worship. More...

Got a Cold?

When a cold lasts longer than seven to 10 days, or when symptoms seem to improve, then suddenly worsen, chances are good an acute sinus infection is the cause. More...

Sherman's back

The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War will start in 2010 right here in South Carolina. But we don't have to wait to learn about and relive our history of those times. More...

Business

Briefs

S.C. unemployment hits 200,000 The state's unemployment for December was 9.5 percent, up from 8.4 percent in November, the third highest in the country. U.S. More...

Two more high- tech businesses commit to Horizon II

Inside USC's Innovista, the wet laboratory complex and high- tech office park, two Columbia companies, TM Floyd & Co. and VC3, have signed on to occupy 31,000 square feet of floor space. More...

David Warren, executive director of the RCPL

The Richland County Public Library at the corner of Hampton and Assembly was named the National Library of the Year in 2001. Ground was broken for the 242,000- square- foot building in 1991, and the grand opening was 1993. More...

Society

The PTA, America's first parent- teacher organization

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) began in 1895 in the midst of the Chautauqua and kindergarten movements. More...

SC PTA One voice

The Parent Teacher Association was founded in South Carolina in 1923. South Carolina counties are organized into 18 PTA districts. The state office is at 1826 Henderson Street in Columbia. Melissa R. Epps is executive director. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ART Frame of Mind: The Art of Eyewear will host Paintings of Birdies by Shayna from February 5 through March 1 at 1520 Main Street. 988- 1065. More...

African- American cast brings new perspective to The Glass Menagerie

Trustus Theatre is bringing The G lass Menagerie to Columbia with an African- American cast. This time- honored American standard takes on new life as perspectives and standards are challenged in a new and intriguing way. More...

Sandlapper Singers and more in concert February 3

The Sandlapper Singers and two acts from the SC Musicians and Song Writers Guild, Lucas War Hero and Danielle Howle, will share the stage at 7:30 pm Tuesday February 3, at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art at 701 Whaley Street in Columbia. More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 10: From the MOO to YOU!

Linda and Janice prepared a wonderful breakfast for the crew of the Fantessy docked in the Fairport marina. At 8:30 am the bridge over the Erie Canal lifted, and we cast off. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION COHN CONSTRUCTION, LLC, filed Articles of Dissolution on January 20, 2009. If you have a legal claim against COHN CONSTRUCTION, LLC, please send the claim and any supporting documentation to the attention of Richard H. More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

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 o 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...

Ridge View student becomes Disney Dreamer

Jordan Stovall, a Disney Dreamer who attends Ridge View High School has been invited to participate in a program at Walt Disney World Resort. More...

National Geographic Society honors USC geographer

The National Geographic Society's committee for research and exploration honored University of South Carolina geographer Dr. Will Graf for eight years of service. More...

Moore School team international competition

The Moore School of Business' Case Competition Team has won the Concordia Cup at the prestigious John Molson Case Competition in Montreal. More...

On Second Thought

South Carolina needs services of technical colleges, especially now

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Our state, like the rest of the nation, is searching for the right tools to restart our economic engine. South Carolina's Technical College System is one of those tools. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Sprinting to a midlife crisis

I've entered yet another disturbing phase of the aging process. In fact, I sprinted into it. My nine- year- old daughter beat me in a timed foot race around a quarter- mile track last Sunday. More...

This gunman is no dirty Harry

Herb has owned Poor Nate's Tavern for more than 30 years. He's been robbed twice before, but each time the cops have locked up the robber and recovered the money. The robbery in this story is different. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council . . .No more buses ?

Roll call Chair Paul Livingston, Vice Chair Damon Jeter, Joyce Dickerson, Val Hutchinson, Norman Jackson, Gwendolyn Kennedy, Jim Manning, Greg Pearce, Kit Smith, and Kelvin Washington were present. More...

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meets

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods met Thursday, December 22. After a vote passed to adopt the agenda, the meeting began with a look at business matters. Bruce Sanders provided the treasurer's report. More...

West Columbia may have new studio lofts on Meeting

Call to Order The West Columbia Planning Commission meeting was called to order at 6:02 pm. Members present included Chairman William Etheredge, W.J. "Buck" Buchanan, Preston Cantrell, and Billy Lynn Williams. More...

Education

Tenhover sells lemonade to help rescue puppies

Many people these days see rescued dogs looking for loving homes, and their heart aches. They think, "I wish there was something I could do to help." Thirteen- year- old Julia Tenhover did something about it. More...

Tina Turner sings Happy Birthday to Justice

Justice Smith celebrated his birthday January 22 in Belgium, touring Europe with Tina Turner. Tina sang a special Happy Birthday to him at the end of the concert and had the audience of 12,000 join in. More...

Grandma's brag box

Journey Elise Blounts celebrated her first birthday January 29. "Nana" Pamela Edwards wishes her a very happy Photo by Hugh Staples birthday. More...

Sports

Cardinals move into first place with Hall

Cardinal Newman completed a varsity sweep of the visiting Heathwood Hall Highlanders by winning the boys' contest 38- 30 on Friday, January 23. The victory pulled the Cardinals into a first- place tie with Heathwood Hall in SCISA Region I- AAA. More...

Eagles' balance breaks Bearcats

On Friday, January 23, the Airport Eagles boys beat the Brookland Cayce Bearcats 65- 50 at Airport. The Eagles had four players finish in double figures. Josh Gordon finished with 17 points, Sting Williams chipped in 14 for the Eagles. More...

Rainwater rains three- pointers on Hall

The Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals defeated visiting Heathwood Hall on Friday, January 23, 2009 42- 31. The victory pulled them into a second- place tie with Heathwood behind Augusta Christian in SCISA Region I- AAA. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Berried treasures attract birds to winter garden

Stopping smell flowers

Pairing birds and berries in the winter landscape provides a visual feast for human eyes and vital fare for avian visitors. It takes only a dusting of snow to show- off the variety of shrubs bearing an abundance of winter berries. More...

See camellias at their best

Mid- Carolina Camellia Society holds annual winter camellia show

The Mid- Carolina Camellia Society will hold its winter camellia show Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15 at Midtown at Forest Acres Mall, 3400 Forest Drive (at Beltline Blvd), Columbia. Show hours are 1 to 9 pm Saturday and 1 to 3 pm Sunday. More...

Congaree National Park welcomes cardinal fans on Superbowl Sunday

Congaree National Park is offering a "Bird Feeding Workshop" February 1, Superbowl Sunday at 1 pm led by Park Ranger Kathleen O'Grady. More...