February 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Give the Kids a Smile Day

The Midlands Technical College Dental Clinic, located on the college's Airport Campus, provided free preventative dental care to approximately 110 local deserving children January 29 and 30, 2009. More...

Singles and golf

There are 50+ singles golf clubs in the U.S. They each meet during the second or third week of the month on a week night, usually from 6- 8 pm at a local restaurant. More...

Correction

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...

Government / Neighborhood

Planting trees and the bus barn

Columbia City Council

Roll call Columbia City Council convened Wednesday morning at 9, February 4, on the third floor of City Hall. All members of city council were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

Trash pick up

Richland County Council

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. More...

Renovation of the Three Oaks Apartment Complex

Hyatt Park Community

The Hyatt Park Community met February 3, 2009. Among the issues discussed was a project to renovate the Three Oaks Apartment Complex. More...

Education

Fine arts and more experienced at Excelsior! Academy

Excelsior! Academy is a school program for homeschoolers that meets once weekly at Park Street Baptist Church. Director Amanda Harmon, mother of four, explains what makes Excelsior! unique: "Excelsior! More...

Heathwood Hall wins state math meet for second straight year

For the second year in a row, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School's math team has won first place in two categories of the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Math Meet. More...

21st Century Community Learning Centers grants available

New federal money is available for eligible South Carolina schools and organizations who want to sponsor afterschool programs. More...

Sports

Cardinals are champs!

Cardinal Newman defeated Hammond 51- 21 on Saturday, January 31 to win its first team title at the SCISA Dual Wrestling Championships. Cardinal Newman was the host of the semifinals and finals this year. More...

Diamonds escape Falcons

With Tiarra Knotts in the lineup and Kim Roach scoring 22 points, A.C. Flora made a serious run at Lower Richland on Friday, January 30. More...

Diamond Hornets down Falcons

It was not quite the famed 40 minutes of hell but that is only because high school basketball plays for just 32 minutes. 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 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 OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Los Patron 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 2628 Decker Blvd., Colum More...

Why go after a rabbit with an elephant gun?

Columbia City Council and the Code Enforcement Task Force (CETF) face another round of challenges to their rental license concept at the regular council meeting, Wednesday, March 4. More...

Heart disease is preventable and controllable

The fifth annual Red Dress Rally sponsored by the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute was held February 3, 2009, to call greater attention to the danger of heart disease among women. Women wore red dresses for the occasion. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

The one holiday I can do without

Valentine's Day is not one of my favorite holidays for a variety of reasons. More...

Hostage pleads for rescue

The phone rings at the state police dispatcher's office. "Dispatcher, how may I direct your call?" "This is an emergency," the caller says, "I'm being held hostage." "What is your current location?" asks the dispatcher. More...

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

And we think arresting a goat is stupid?

There is a goat in jail in Nigeria. A vigilante group told the local police the varmint was a shape shifting witch that had stolen a car. More...

Business

Briefs

Mac's on Main goes green Barry Walker, Main Street restaurateur, recycles his deep- fat fryer's grease through a Mercedes diesel engine converted to run on used vegetable oil. His No. More...

Gene Rogers, founder, Rogers Townsend & Thomas

Columbia attorney Gene Rogers hung a shingle for the first time in 1952, when the office was just a secretary, Frank Taylor, and himself. One of his first clients was a walk- in who needed help with inherited property near Lugoff. More...

Folks about town

Everard Rutledge, Ph.D., FACHE, has been appointed to serve as a member of the South Carolina Mental Health Commission, filling the at- large seat vacated by Harold E. Cheatham, Ph.D. More...

Society

Student performs Senior Vocal Recital

Photo by Jim Covington Ashley Briggs (r), a student of Dr. Tina Milhorn Stallard in the USC School of Music, gave a senior recital February 2 as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the bachelor of music degree in performance. More...

In the name of the arts Wine and Unwind lecture

The SC Symphony League "First Chair Gourmet Events" started the New Year with "Hold all the Cards," hosted by Meredith McKee on January 12. More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 11: Rochester

"We're approaching the Genesee River. Prepare for a strong cross current!" shouted Captain John to his crew on the Fantessy. More...

Two Hours From Home

Upstate Adventure

Part 1: The Red Horse Inn, Gowensville, S.C.

Travelers long for places of comfort, somewhere to relax, unwind...a getaway from the stresses of everyday life. Getting their money's worth is paramount and shorter vacations closer to home might be a perfect way to do that. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Houseplants need humidity too

Stopping to smell the flowers

The dry indoor air of winter flakes our foreheads, cracks our fingers, scales the scalp, and sears our sinuses. If you are suffering from the low humidity caused by central heating systems in winter, how are your houseplants faring? More...

Columbia Green gets $25,000

In celebration of its Twenty- Fifth Anniversary, Columbia Green has announced a gift of $25,000 to launch a Tree Initiative for the Columbia area in an effort to replenish the canopy trees in the Columbia area. More...