April 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Presbyterian Community breaks ground for chapel

Residents, officials, and friends of the Presbyterian Community of Columbia gathered Thursday morning, March 26 to break ground for a new chapel on campus at 700 DaVega Drive, Lexington. More...

Another writer makes quarter- finals

Two members of the same tiny writers' group have been selected as quarter finalists in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. More...

Forest Lake Presbyterian cleans up park

Photo by Jim Covington Members of Forest Lake Presbyterian were seen cleaning up the park behind Coplon's on Forest Drive March 28, 2009. Crawford Young (forefront). On the merry- go- round are Pat Sifford, Linda Byrum, Lee Pippen, and Judy Timmons. More...

Business

Briefs

Graham says take the money and run U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham voted against President Obama's stimulus package because he said it was too large and created too much government. But the stimulus is done. It is law. Graham says take the money, S.C. More...

Baldwin gives $500,000 to USC J- School

Kenneth W. Baldwin Jr., a Columbia native and USC alumnus, recently gave $500,000 to establish an endowment in financial journalism. Students at USC's School of Journalism now have financial support to pursue financial reporting. More...

Harvey Rosen, real estate appraiser turns 80

At the southwest corner of Washington Street and Main Street was United Luggage Shop, 1339 Main Street. United Luggage was in the jewelry and gifts businesses, too, while the shop also repaired damaged luggage. More...

Society

Protect your money

Prevent credit card fraud

Credit Card Fraud Prevention Tips for citizens: 1. Keep an eye on your credit card every time you use it, and make sure you get it back as quickly as possible. Try not to let your credit card out of your sight whenever possible. More...

CCN learns about RAPTOR

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods met on Thursday March 26. More...

Downtown Neighborhood Asociation meets

The Downtown Neighborhood Association met Monday March 30, 2009. Rebecca Spratlin spoke about putting a one to three acre Bark Park in the North Main area near River Drive and North Main Street. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ANIMALS Pet Project will host Bark To The Park April 18 at Finlay Park. www.barktothepark.com -ART University of South Carolina will host an exhibition of Southern folk- art materials and culture at the McKissick Museum through August 1. More...

Peace and Celebration at Gallery 80808

The exhibition, Peace and Celebration: The Art of Nikolai Oskolkov and Olessia Maximenko will be held at Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street, April 9- 21, with opening reception Friday April 10, 4- 9 pm and USC Poetry Initiative A More...

Celebrate Freedom Foundation announces spring events

The 67th reunion of Columbia's Doolittle Raiders, sponsored by Celebrate Freedom Foundation, begins Friday, April 17, with ticketed events open to the public. More...

Two Hours From Home

Batesburg- Leesville, South Carolina

Driving Distance: 44 minutes from Columbia

Batesburg- Leesville, nestled in the southeastern corner of Lexington County, boasts a population of 5,517. Once separate municipalities, these twin cities were united under a single government following a 1992 consolidation by referendum. 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...

The world comes to Columbia

Come see, taste and experience the world at the 14th Annual Columbia International Festival. More...

On Second Thought

More choices for children; more money for schools

The South Carolina Educational Opportunity Act was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier last week as House Bill 3802 (Senate Bill 520). More...

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It's not a criticism; It's an observation

Getting old fast

The son of my friend Gene was chastised by his fiancé over a recent haircut. She told him the trim exposed his receding hairline and made him look old. "I am old," Matt replied. "I'm almost thirty." We all personalize aging. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Lower Richland Town Hall meeting

Richland County Councilman Norman Jackson of Council District #11 is hosting a community- wide meeting Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm in the auditorium of Lower Richland High School, 2615 Lower Richland Boulevard. More...

Email is a hoax

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott would like to address the community about an email and/or text message that has surfaced recently. The message "We apologize to inform you that we have locked your debit card. More...

Cover your VIN#

The car thieves peer through the windshield of your car or truck, write down the VIN # from the label on the dash, go to the local car dealership and request a duplicate key based on the VIN #. More...

Education

RNE Student Government brings home the gold

Richland Northeast High School's Student Government brought home the Gold Award at the South Carolina Association of Student Councils in March. More...

Greenview principal, SIC leader receive state honors

Lewis Greenview Elementary is making an impact in its community, particularly in getting adult males involved in the school. More...

Columbia High to host senior citizen prom

It's sure to be a lucky 13. On Saturday, April 18 Columbia High School's Student Council will host its 13th Annual Senior Citizen Prom, from 6- 9 pm at the Tri- City Leisure Center, 485 Brooks Avenue in West Columbia. More...

Sports

Youth may be the best medicine for new Dreher soccer coach

Looking at the Dreher boys' soccer sideline, it can be difficult to identify the head coach. More...

Bolchoz living a dream

Cardinal Newman School senior Michael Bolchoz Jr. has committed to play football for Campbell University. The student athlete made it official when he signed the contract Tuesday, March 17, 2009. More...

Diamonds fight but fall to Falcons

The wind and rain held off just long enough for A.C. Flora to earn a 4- 0 victory over visiting Lower Richland at Bolden Stadium on Friday, March 27. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition

Part 2: Ali's Group

Charleston, Chicago, Frankfurt, Cairo - a total of 13 air hours. A tall, dark, handsome young man directed us through customs and into a Mercedes bus. More...

Easier and safer international travel

• Register travel plans with the State Department at travelregistration. state.gov. • Sign passport, and fill in emergency information. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

With no formal training in topiary, Pearl Fryar of Bishopville, South Carolina, has been pruning the shrubs and trees in his three- acre yard for three decades. More...

South Carolina Iris Flower Show

The 49th Annual Iris Flower Show, Nature's Bounty, will be held at the Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia Building, Maxcy Gregg Park, 1607 Park Circle, Columbia, Saturday, April 25, 1- 4 pm. More...

Columbia Garden Club hosts plant exchange

The Columbia Garden Club will host a spring plant and tree exchange, Saturday, April 18, with arrival at 9 am and the exchange beginning at 10 am. More...