April 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Every 4 hours and 46 minutes someone is raped in S.C.

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Passion wins over profession

Volunteer's passion guides her to executive director of STSM

It was late 2004 when Genevieve Waller discovered a classified ad that would change her life. "I was looking for a volunteer position that was completely unrelated to law," she said. More...

Poet's father taught him to honor women

Two decades ago Eugene Washington was watching the news when one story in particular caught his attention. A woman in Fairfield County had been doused in gasoline and burned alive by her boyfriend. More...

Business

Hydrogen conference wraps up

After its five- day affair last week, March 30 - April 3, at the convention center, the National Hydrogen Association can call its conference a success. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

They're No. 1 Since the start of the economic downturn, North Carolina's ranks of the uninsured have grown more than in any other state. The number of the uninsured in North Carolina has grown by 322,000 to 1.8 million since 2007. More...

Chad Hardaway of the Innovista

Star Profile

How does a chemical engineer practice law? How does a lawyer run a chemical plant? How does an MBA graduate handle a house full of toddlers? Must take a triathlete. It does. And Charles Louis Hardaway Jr. More...

Society

S.C. Daughters of the American Revolution convene for 113th Conference

The S.C. State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held their 113th State Conference April 2- 4 in Columbia. The conference theme was "Celebrating Patriotism. More...

Miss Schumpert and Mr. Geddings exchange vows April 4, 2009

Cheryl Anne Schumpert and Michael Wayne Geddings were married April 4, 2009, in Pine Bluff Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. The Rev. Dr. Larry Scott performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

Cardinals run away from Skyhawks

After the game Tuesday, April 7, between the Hammond Skyhawks and the visiting Cardinal Newman Cardinals, it was obvious one team is trying to rebuild a program, and the other is looking to win a second straight SCISA 3A state championship. More...

Skyhawks batter Highlanders in five

Hammond battered rival Heathwood Hall 11- 0 in a mercy- rule shortened game April 7. Kyle Grant pitched brilliantly for the Skyhawks allowing just three base runners and striking out five in his five innings of work. More...

Lady Cards squeak by Hammond

Hammond's Sarah Prickett launched a bomb from the far right side of the field that sailed over the outstretched arms of Cardinal Newman goalkeeper Beth Eckstein to give the Skyhawks a 1- 0 lead, but in the end, it was the Cardinals that prevailed 3 More...

Two Hours From Home

Elloree, South Carolina

Driving Distance: 1 hour 3 minutes from Columbia

In September 1999, the town of Elloree completed a revitalization project, spending $1,200,000 to renovate the downtown business area, which encompasses the 2700 block of Cleveland Street. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Vegetable gardening for greenhorns

Stopping to smell the flowers

Growing vegetables is easy even if you don't have a lot of space. Containers and vertical growing systems allow one to have a bountiful harvest in limited digs. More...

Sandhill Farmers Market opens April 21

The Sandhill Farmers Market will open for the third season Tuesday, April 21, and will be open every Tuesday through November 24. The market opens at 3:30 pm. More...

Tree of Life Sisterhood holds annual flower bulb sale

The 56th annual Tree of Life Congregation Sisterhood Holland Bulb Sale is under way. The Tree of Life Sisterhood has been selling Holland bulbs since 1954. Orders should be placed by May 30 to ensure delivery by mid- October. More...

Young people learn honor, dignity, and respect

The Marriott in downtown Columbia was the sight of the Columbia Junior Cotillion 2009 Grand Ball March 29. Dozens of second year Junior Cotillion participants were celebrating completion of two years of training in dance and social graces. More...

Rogers Townsend & Thomas receives award from Medal of Honor recipient

The Columbia law firm of Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC (RTT) has been presented the first- ever Maj. Gen. James E. More...

On Second Thought

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

Proposal competitions

Early in March the Today Show featured a hard hitting exposé similar to the ones that built their reputation. A man enhanced his wedding proposal by hiding the engagement ring in a Wendy's Frosty. More...

Thirty- something speaks

I've been robbed

When I was a kid, life in the car was a different story than it is today. We didn't have air bags, and we barely had seat belts. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council holds meeting at Heathwood Park

Roll call Columbia City Council met for its District IV quarterly gathering Wednesday, April 1, at 6 pm inside the recreation building at Heathwood Park. All members of council were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

S.C. Educational Opportunity Act, a win win alternative

Laurie Pineda is the mother of a dyslexic 11- year- old boy with few options when it comes to S.C. education. More...

South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meets

The South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association held their meeting Thursday April 2. Sarah Blackwell said Historic Heathwood is holding a workshop on April 18 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Big Apple. The event is free. More...

Education

South University professor lectures in Lithuania

South University- Columbia Professor Jim Fisher has been spreading the latest word on educology, philosophy, and democracy in Lithuania. More...

Blythewood drama team competes in Summerville

Fourteen Blythewood Middle School students from the Drama Competition Team traveled to Summerville March 28 to compete in the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Associations Youth Festival. More...

Heathwood Hall holds plant sale to fund community service project

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School is selling herbs and plants grown in its greenhouse by students to raise money for a community service project. Orders may be placed for pickup at the school between 11 am and 6 pm on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ANIMALS Project Pet 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...

SC Rep. Smith to speak at Capital Senior Center

SC Rep.James Smith's topic at the Capital Senior Center's Wine & Unwind lecture series Wednesday, April 15, will be Serving on Two Different Fronts: Afgh a nistan & the State Legislature. More...

Travel

Part 1: Beauty Beyond Description

In the heart of South Carolina lies an area of great biological diversity brimming with a rich historical and cultural legacy. It is full of magnificent scenic vistas and beauty beyond description. More...

South Carolina facts and trivia

• Campbell's Covered Bridge, built in 1909, is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. Off Hwy 14 near Gowensville. • The salamander was given the honor of official state amphibian. More...

A Middle East Expedition

Part 3: The First Pyramid

Our Mercedes bus meandered through the Cairo traffic and Ali commented on things of interest as we headed toward Saqqara. More...

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