April 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Friendship Festival/Peace Day at AC Moore and Rosewood Elementary Schools

During the Friendship Festival/Peace Day project, A.C. Moore and Rosewood Elementary students heard the story of Sadako, who died of leukemia as a result of the A- bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima at the end of WWII. More...

News

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Volunteers are essential for Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

When Camden native James DuBose was searching for a way to give back to the community, he turned to the United Way for help. The organization's website matched him with a volunteer opportunity that changed his perspective and future career goals. More...

Caring Casseroles lessens stress

As a nurse and mother, April Smith understands TLC and what it can mean in a stressful life. More...

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

April as Parkinson's disease Awareness Month. Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder that is caused by degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra, which controls movement. More...

Business

Illinois, at least, pursues ethics violations

In the first week of December 2008, federal prosecutors said Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich "brazenly put up for sale his appointment of Barack Obama's successor in the U.S. Senate," according to reports in The New York Times. More...

Briefs

Georgia: 13; North Carolina: 13; South Carolina: 1 Fortune magazine compiles its list of the country's largest businesses based on financial performance, focusing on revenue. More...

George Little, residential contractor

Star Profile

Once residential construction can be mastered, and once skills and the building business meet in a successful venture, the contractor can either develop properties for rent and resale or the contractor can competitively bid and win work from other More...

Society

Miss Dial weds Mr. Robert Dennis Bovard

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dennis Bovard were married April 18, 2009, at six o'clock in the evening. The marriage is announced by the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. John Donald Dial Jr. Mrs. More...

Ikebana International Chapter #182 holds exhibition tea

"In Harmony with Nature" was presented by members of Ikebana International Chapter #182 April 15, 2009. The exhibition tea was held at the Garden Club Council Building at Maxcy Gregg Park. More...

Lily Ann Ward

Lily Ann Ward, daughter of Nathan and Claire Trebuchon Ward of Irmo, was born April 14, 2009. Her maternal grandparents are Charles and Gail Trebuchon of Irmo, South Carolina. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ANIMALS Pets in the Park will be May 2, 10 am- 12:30 pm, at North Springs Park, 1320 Clemson Road. Admission is free. Dog show entry fee is $3 per dog. Prizes will be given out to the "Best in Show." www.richlandcountyrecreation. More...

Log Cabin Art Guild holds annual exhibit and sale May 2- 3

Karen Langley is one of dozens of local artists who are busy painting and framing art for the Log Cabin Art Guild art exhibit and sale scheduled from 10 am to 9 pm Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. More...

USC premieres opera Our Town April 23- 26

Opera at USC will present its season finale, the South Carolina premiere of Ned Rorem's opera, Our Town, based on Thornton Wilder's classic play, April 23- 26 at Longstreet Theatre. Curtain times are 7:30 pm April 23- 24 and 3 pm April 26. More...

Two Hours From Home

Arts on the Ridge in Ridgeway May 2

When people think of the first weekend in May, Virginia Lacy hopes they think about visiting her small town. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE The Annual Return of Alpha Omega Foundation is available for inspection during regular business hours c/o James T. Wilds, 4618 Kilbourne Rd., Columbia, SC. Phone #: 803- 782-0151 by any citizen so requesting within 180 days of this notice. More...

Forest Acres star moving on to NASCAR

The Wheeler Company endorsed Forest Acres son Jordan Anderson as an up- and- coming racecar driver March 26, 2009. This is another step closer to NASCAR. More...

Columbia Speedway comes alive

The Love Chevrolet Columbia Speedway Spring Festival and RacersReunion.com are proud to announce James Hylton will make tracks at the Columbia Speedway during the festival. More...

Doolittle Raiders celebrate 67th anniversary in Columbia

Photo by Bob Ford The U.S. Army fliers known as the Doolittle Raiders Flying 16 B- 25 Mitchell Bombers took off from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, April 18, 1942. The raiders destination was Tokyo, Japan. More...

On Second Thought

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

Global warming monsters

One of the scariest movies from my childhood was Them. James Whitmore and James Arness fought giant ants living in the Los Angeles drainage system. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Skinny people cause global warming

The global warming alarmists are now going after fat people. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council

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 at the Richland County Council me More...

We are Olympia

Richard Burts gives some history of the quarry in Olympia before leading a tour into the quarry. More...

The Olympia Festival

A sunny day made for a great day for people attending the third annual Olympia Community Festival. Tents were set up offering food, kid print I.D. from the police department, and a glimpse of the past. More...

Education

Timmerman students win SCISA State Science Fair awards

Timmerman School students were recognized during the awards ceremony at the 2009 South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair held in Orangeburg recently. More...

MTC Honors students for outstanding academic achievement

More than 120 students were honored at Midlands Technical College's annual Honors Ceremony on Thursday, April 16, at 7 pm in the Airport Campus Academic Center Auditorium. More...

Sports

Bearcats blank Blue Devils

Brookland- Cayce scored three goals in the first half to cruise to a 4- 0 home victory at The Cage against Dreher on April 21. Four different Lady Bearcats found the back of the net in the match giving ninth- ranked BC its eighth win on the season. More...

Cardinals close in on region championship with win over Falcons

The Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals moved one step closer to a regular season SCISA Region I 3A championship with a 3- 1 victory over the visiting Ben Lippen Lady Falcons Tuesday, April 21. More...

Cardinals run away from Falcons

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals started a bit slow at home against Ben Lippen Tuesday, April 21, but came on strong to defeat the Falcons 4- 0. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition

Part 5: The Citadel, The Mosque, and The Market

The day after we visited the Pyramids of Giza was reserved for more modern sites in Cairo, 400 rather than 4,000 years old. More...

Part 2: Buddy Baker had a plan

In 2005, Buddy Baker, one of the many outstanding biologists who staff the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR), decided the time was right to initiate a new Focus Area in central South Carolina, one that was dear to his heart. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

A culinary bay for Mother's Day

Stopping to smell the flowers

This Mother's Day consider honoring mom with Laurel nobilis, the notable aromatic and flavorful bay laurel, the 2009 Herb of the Year. More...

S.C. Botanical Garden to hold spring plant sale April 24- 25

The South Carolina Botanical Garden's Spring Plant Sale will be April 24 and April 25 at the Garden in Clemson. More...

Tarp that truck

Research shows that the single largest source of roadside litter in number of items and volume in South Carolina comes from trucks carrying unsecured loads. It's against the law to allow any items to fall or blow from a truck. More...