July 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ducks race to support Boys and Girls Club

First Citizens Bank, along with Bi- Lo, recently sponsored the Sixth Annual Duck Race benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. More...

News

Shandon 30th Annual Youth Mission Project underway

Photo by Jim Covington From Shandon United Methodist Church In 1980, members of Shandon United Methodist Church began to invest and support a hands- on experience for youth to serve in Christian mission. More...

Cayce Speed Enforcement Unit continuing efforts

The City of Cayce is continuing its efforts with the recently implemented Traffic Speed Enforcement Unit. More...

Explorers to study Chile weather

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Business

Sweet deal comes together at USC

Around 11:30 Monday morning, July 20, an unusually attractive deal was disclosed by USC President Harris Pastides and his accompanying deal makers in the federal Department of Justice. More...

Briefs

Jobless In S.C. the jobless rate for June was 12.1 percent, the fourth highest rate in the country. Reportedly 264,957 South Carolinians were actively seeking work. In June 2008 S.C. had a jobless rate of 6.5 percent. More...

Terry Dixon, College of Mass Communications and Information Studies

Star Profile

The big news at USC this week came from the Moore School of Business and the National Advocacy Center, a lease deal which resulted in a giant leap forward for the Moore School's new building below the Koger Center. More...

Sports

Cushman is the man for West Columbia Post 79

Monday, July 20, 2009

Derek Cushman pitched a one- hit shut- out, and Luke Beasley went 3- for- 4 with four RBIs and a run to lead West Columbia Post 79 11- 0 over visiting Inman Post 45 in the second round of the American Legion state playoffs. More...

West Columbia completes comeback

The goals are high for West Columbia Post 79 this month. "Anything short of the state finals will be (a disappointment)," pitcher Alex Nettles said. "Lots of people say this is the best team West Columbia has had in a long time. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition

Part 18: Wadi Rum

Jordan began as Canaan, home of the Amorites. Moses wandered through Canaan and crossed the Jordan River to the Promised Land of Israel. More...

Two Hours From Home

Part 13: Horatio, Home of LeNoir's Store

It's a hot early June afternoon. The corn is chest high and orange day lilies in the roadside ditches are stirring in what passes for a breeze. 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...

Elite sprinter trains in Columbia

MacKenzie Hill started her running career late, but she is planning on finishing fast. More...

City puts to bed fiscal year ending June 30, 2008

Soon after 9 am Wednesday, July 22, Columbia City Council passed Ordinance 2009- 078, amending Ordinance 2007- 048 to adopt the budget for the City of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. More...

Jones trains for New York triathlon

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On Second Thought

DeMint on Obama healthcare plan

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Statement on student loan legislation

The South Carolina Student Loan Corporation, South Carolina's only nonprofit student loan provider, released the following concerning the introduction by House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller (D- CA) of H.R. More...

Dog fighting busts emphasize need for uniform laws

Last week's multi- state dog fighting bust highlights the need for uniform legislation to protect the innocent animals caught in the web of an illegal, gruesome activity, according to a national expert from Best Friends Animal Society. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia City Council looks at census and fireworks

Call to Order Mayor Bobby E. Horton called a special council meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 6pm. Members included Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. More...

Rosewood Community discusses Interim Measures

The Rosewood Community Council met on Thursday, July 16. Rebecca Munnerlyn gave an update on Interim Measures. The issue was brought up at the July 15 city council meeting, and passed a vote. More...

Shandon to celebrate National Night Out

The Shandon Neighborhood Council is participating in the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 by hosting a night out and free ice cream social at Sims Park in the Shandon Neighborhood from 6- 8 pm. More...

Education

Middle school students' artwork selected for 2009- 2010 Economic Concepts calendar

Alcorn Middle School student DeVante Thompson and Kelly Mill Middle School student Meghan Pearson are two of 16 students around the state whose illustrations will be featured in the SC Council on Economic Education's 2009- 2010 Economic Concepts Ca More...

Richland One honors outstanding school volunteers

James Boggs (front, center) was recently honored as Richland One's 2009 Volunteer of the Year. He is pictured (l- r) with H. B. More...

Events

Supper Club at Art Shack Gallery

Art Shack Gallery Cafe will host the Art of Food Supper Club with head chef Adams Hayne, Sunday, July 26, 6 pm, at 2701A Rosewood Drive, Columbia. More...

Animal Mission extends spay/neuter coupon campaign

The Animal Mission, the non- profit support group for The Columbia Animal Shelter, is extending its spay/neuter coupon campaign through August 31, 2009. More...

2009/2010 schedule Masterworks Series

Times, dates, programs and artists subject to change. Premium Concerts are expected to have higher ticket demand. For information call 803-254-PHIL (7445) or visit www.SCPhilharmonic. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

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Stopping to smell the flowers

One benefit of creating and maintaining a backyard wildlife habitat is the inhabitants that make themselves right at home. The beds surrounding my deck are filled with shade- loving hostas. More...

Sunflowers in bloom...

Photo by Jim Covington ...at Manning Farm near Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. More...

Guided family nature walks get kids interested in outdoors

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department and Sesquicentennial State Park to offer two guided family nature walks this summer, July 25 at the north entrance to Riverfront Park at 7 More...