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Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council bogs down on sign ordinance

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...

Follow the money

Peter Koenig and Thomas Moore recognize the problems of an indebted nation. They've seen the problems first- hand. More...

West Columbia Council changes renters' guidelines

Call to order The West Columbia City Council held its regular meeting Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 6 pm. All members were present: Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy G. Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Jack L. More...

Education

Columbia homeschoolers attend national debate tournament

Among hundreds of students across the nation, native Columbians Timothy Caiello and Andrew Schirmer placed 31st in Team Policy debate at the 13th National Christian Forensics & Communications Association (NCFCA) National Championship. More...

Local homeschooler awarded scholarship to Space Camp

Trey Griffing, son of Sharon and Kenneth Griffing, received the Bernard Curtis Brown II Memorial Space Camp Scholarship. Griffing, a ninth grade homeschool student from Columbia, was one of the 15 recipients of 245 applicants worldwide. More...

B- school tries to balance doing good and doing well

Thunderbird School of Global Management, a business school in Glendale, Arizona, has the following Oath of Honor: More...

Sports

'Hawk not resting

Some would think that Hammond's strength coach, physical education teacher, and assistant football coach Jamie Scott might have reason to rest on his laurels. More...

Post 6 playoff hopes alive

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Early Tuesday afternoon, James Walkup was at Clemson University, attending summer session classes. As the sun set, he was on the mound at the Dreher High School field, trying to keep Richland Post 6's American Legion playoff hopes alive. More...

AMERICAN LEGION LEAGUE EIGHT BASEBALL

League 8 Standings (07/07/09): 1. West Columbia (10-5) 2. Irmo-Chapin (10-7) 3. Orangeburg (9-6) 4. Richland (9-7) 5. Columbia NE (8-7) 6. Newberry (6-10) 7. Lexington (3-13)

League Eight 2009 Regular Season Schedule/Results TUESDAY, MAY 26 ORANGEBURG 7 @ WEST COLUMBIA 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 IRMO-CHAPIN 7 @ RICHLAND 10 LEXINGTON 3 @ WEST COLUMBIA 20 THURSDAY, More...

Events

Events

-ART Columbia Museum of Art will host an Introduction to Etching class July 25, 10 am- 5 pm, and July 26, 1 pm- 4 pm, at 1515 Main Street. 343-2187. More...

Woodrow Wilson Family Home Rehabilitation Workshop Series

Architects, contractors, and Historic Columbia Foundation staff will provide valuable insight on the rehabilitation work at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home during workshops scheduled from July- August. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE In accordance with the provisions of South Carolina State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner's lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at More...

Young Canine American chooses Easter over July 4th

I know it is July, and we have just finished celebrating Independence Day, but the Chi (our chihuahua) boycotts July Fourth choosing to spend the evening in the dark recesses of her lair under the sofa far from pops and bangs of the fireworks she l More...

On Second Thought

Political Cartoon

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Editor's note:

Editor's note: Robert Ariail is on vacation and will return next week. More...

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

Home grown tomatoes

It was the culmination of several weeks work. Planting, watering, fertilizing, and moving pots around a wooded lot to find the sun were all required to get to where I needed things to be. More...

Business

Jim Hamilton makes a smooth landing

In 46 years, Jim Hamilton brought Owens Airport from a single runway operating out of a trailer to 60,000 take offs and landings a year.

Jim Hamilton, manager of Jim Hamilton Airport J.B. Owens Airport, turned over his position to Josh Houston (r) Monday, July 6, 2009. More...

Outlook positive for S.C. manufacturing

By the end of this summer, construction on the expansion of the Panama Canal will be under way, as major excavation is already well along. Southeastern ports are direct beneficiaries. More...

Briefs

Shriners Shriners International recently voted against closing any of its 22 Shriners Hospitals, including the one in Greenville, S.C. The Greenville hospital first opened in 1927. More...

Society

David Willis Martin

David Willis Martin, 39, of Columbia died Sunday at his residence. He was born in Wichita, KS, on May 24, 1970, a son of Colette R. Martin and the late Michael E. Martin. More...

Local experts write guide book

Two Columbians have recently had Next Steps, A Practical Guide to Planning for the Best Half of Your LIfe published by Quill Driver Books. More...

High school class of 1949 holds 60th reunion

The Bennettsville High School Class of 1949 held its 60th reunion at Forest Lake Club May 6, 2009. Underlined are the graduates who now live in Columbia. (L- r) standing: Arch L. Breeden Jr., Mary Ann Easterling Jones, John A. Sell, Edward H. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition

Part 17: Saudi Arabi aBusines

As we rode in our bus, armed guards front and rear, Tariq gave us a running commentary on his country. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Sowing the seeds of responsibility

Stopping to smell the flowers

Community gardening is one component of the summer day camp program at the Ben Arnold Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands. The Rosewood Community Garden located on the site serves as the practice plot for this year's crop of youngsters, ages 5- 9. More...

Cottage garden

The cottage garden planted by Everette Long, owner of Long's Landscaping for the past 20 years, is currently in bloom with hibiscus, agapanthus, cleomis, and more. More...

Now blooming

Purple agapanthus are blooming in Everette Long's cottage garden. More...