March 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

You can be a hero

On February 23, 2009, the Red Cross Heroes responded to a multi- family fire at Waterford Apartments in Columbia. This disaster was the largest multi- family fire in recent Red Cross history. More...

Spay/neuter campaign kicks off

The Animal Mission is committed to preventing unwanted litters and announces its spay/neuter campaign kicked off March 2, 2009, year three of a seven- year plan. More...

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

Part 9: Paying the dues

Early members of my family lived in obedience to the message in Luke 12:48, "For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required." Emancipation ended slavery, and freedmen and women understood what freedom required of them: "m More...

Business

Food less traveled

A national grocery chain buys food from all over, a good bit of which can be called local. A regional grocery, such as Bi- Lo, buys from the region and sells to the region. Bi- Lo, headquartered in Mauldin, S.C. More...

Briefs

The Great Depression Ahead Columbia's Harry S. Dent Jr. published The Great Boom Ahead in 1992, following the baby boomers as they approached age 49 and as they approached their last major house purchase. More...

Susan Hamilton, president of Columbia Green

Star Profile

Coming into Columbia's gateways is a whole lot more pleasurable than before 15 years ago, before Columbia Green and the Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission targeted the city's entrances for upgraded gardening. More...

Society

Marlene Denham Godshall Chandler

Service for Marlene Denham Godshall Chandler, 76, will be private. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Chandler died Friday, February 27, 2009. More...

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands announces new executive director

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) has a new executive director, Genevieve N. Waller, Esq. Waller previously served as the director of development and interim executive director. More...

SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault gives thanks

The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault held its annual meeting and luncheon Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at Leaside. More...

Sports

Falcons and Cardinals advance to semifinals

Sumter County Exhibition Center • February 25, 2009

Ben Lippen 46 Heathwood Hall 35 André Hennie scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Ben Lippen defeated Heathwood Hall 46- 35 in the quarterfinals of the SCISA AAA state playoffs. More...

HAMMOND Running for championships

Coach Ed Prytherch enters the 2009 Track and Field year with championship experience on both the boys' and girls' side. The boys finished third in the 2008 State Championship and have their sights set on finishing the job this year. More...

Hammond hits the field again

This year will mark the return of Hammond varsity softball. More...

Travel

The South's Prettiest Small Town

Part 3: The Women of Edenton

During our visit to Edenton, NC, my wife Linda and I visited the Edenton Museum located in the Cupola House, one of the many unique and beautifully preserved homes in the town. It was built in 1758 and restored and furnished in 1967 as a museum. More...

Car travel tip

• Take An Extra Key Not many experiences are more frustrating than to be 300 hundred miles from home and to lock yourself out of your car. New automobiles can be a real challenge to enter, even by pros, when they are locked. 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...

Some people can't help but tell stories

There's a time and a place for stories; They happen every day. A magic time, a special place That's not so far away. Storytellers believe in a chain reaction. When you tell a story, it starts something. You think of another story right away. More...

President Woodrow Wilson appears at the Golden K. Kiwanis Club

The Golden K. Kiwanis Club had a visit from President Woodrow Wilson played by Dr. Edward Beardsley. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Boys are hard headed

They say girls mature faster than boys. I guess that's why God gave the male species such hard heads. The thicker skulls keep boys a little safer from bad ideas and offer some reasoning into otherwise unreasonable behavior. More...

Don't let electronics tell your secrets

This story comes from a deputy sheriff friend who's still on the job in Georgia. It's Saturday afternoon and Herman and Martha are watching a football game in Athens. More...

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

Animals being animals

When I lived in Chattanooga, some people there were determined to make quality music one of the highlights of being an area resident. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets

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

Richland County Council discusses landfill

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. More...

The important role of community newspapers

The community newspaper you hold in your hand plays an important role in your quality of life. Weekly, non- daily, and other local publications help strengthen the communities they serve. More...

Education

Center for Knowledge celebrates African folklore and culture

Contributed by Richland District Two Schools The Center for Knowledge in Richland School District Two celebrated African folklore and culture the week of February 9- 13. More...

Ridge View teachers selected for Uganda teacher exchange

Ridge View High School teachers, Lisa Ellis and Nicole Walker, will be two of 37 American teachers working with the Invisible Children Teacher Exchange in Gulu, Uganda, June 15- July 27. More...

Columbia educator to lead National Association of Economic Educators

Helen Meyers, president of the SC Council on Economic Education (SCCEE), has been elected to head up the nation's premier association of economics teachers, the National Association of Economics Educators (NAEE). More...

Events

Choreographer puts steps into The Wizard of Oz

Simone Cuttino, the choreographer of Columbia Classical Ballet's, The Wizard of Oz, grew up in the German town of Mohchengladbach, a mid- size city much like Columbia. More...

World renowned expert to speak at First Annual Dunbar ADHD Program Conference

Dr. Russell Barkley, a world renowned expert in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will speak at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital auditorium March 6, 2009, from 1 pm to 4 pm. More...

It's happening right here in your community

-ART Trenholm Artists Guild's 28th Annual Juried Show will be on display March 11 at the HoFP Gallery. 865-1431. Palmetto Painters will hold its March meeting March 14, 10 am, at Green Hill Baptist Church. www.palmettopainters. More...

Two Hours From Home

Edgefield, South Carolina

Driving Distance: 1 Hours 11 minutes from Columbia

The vibrant and picturesque town of Edgefield, South Carolina, (local population 2,500) presents a perfect picture of small town America. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Plants, camera, action

Stopping to smell the flowers

Your garden may not be the setting for a Hollywood movie, but digital photography is becoming an essential tool for many gardeners. More...

Festival of Gardens set for May 14 and 16

As a highlight of Columbia Green's 25th anniversary year, the 2009 Festival of Gardens will showcase residential landscapes in a historic Columbia neighborhood as well as in one of the city's newest areas. More...

March Garden Tips

March is here and a good time to get back outside and prepare garden beds and lawns for the spring. More...