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Hopkins hits the bookshelves

A citizen of Hopkins who was born in Eastover, has lived in Lower Richland all her life. She served in the Hopkins Post Office for 23 years. More...

SUMC women prepares for Missions Possible Garage Sale

Photo by Jim Covington Gladys Dunn, Meredith Dreibelbis, Bobbie Moore, Cathy Knox, Barbara Cobb, Joye Stone, and Donna Pearman prepare for Shandon United Methodist Church's Missions Possible Garage Sale August 21 and 22, 8 am- 1 pm in the church gymn More...

Descendants of prior property owners of Fort Jackson hold reunion

The Descendants' Reunion Of Prior Property Owners Of The Area of Fort Jackson, SC, will be October 17, 2009, beginning at 9 am in the Post Conference Room, Ft. Jackson, SC. Lunch with the troops will be furnished for a small fee ($4.25). More...

Business

Briefs

The truth of the fact is... a lot more in taxes According to Carolina Livingmagazine, a $400,000 home in Charleston paid $2,136 in property taxes in 2008, while a $400,000 house in Columbia paid $3,365, 58% more. More...

New year at USC by the NUmberS

USC students are converging on campus, a good many for the first time, and now is a good time to numerically illustrate what's going on. Somewhere among all these numbers are business opportunities still to be found by students and by Columbians. More...

Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller General

Star Profile

Two issues current in S.C. government circles are the adoption of transparency as a matter of policy and tracking the paths of recession- fighting stimulus money. Among his many continuous chores he performs on behalf of the public, S.C. More...

Society

Mis s Coop er and Mr. Ba tes p lan Oc tob er wed ding

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones Bates Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Elliott Bates, to Paul Anderson Cooper II. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert Henry Dangerfield and the late Mr. More...

Mis s Mar tin and Mr . Cla rk exc hang e we dd ing v ows June 20

Crystal Lee Martin and John Francis Clark Jr. were married June 20, 2009, at 2:30 pm in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Joseph L. Hardegree Jr.

October 13, 1935- August 11, 2009

Joseph L. Hardegree Jr. graduated from Dreher High School in 1953. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition

Part 2 2 : Jerash, Pompeii of the East
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We rose early, had breakfast in the Teldo Hotel, and left for a tour of the city at 8:30 am. Amman, capital of Jordan, has a population close to three million. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Balancing act in the garde

Stopping to smell the flowers

Raising healthy youngsters is challenging for all parents, even for wildlife who choose to rear their young in our gardens. Parenting becomes a delicate balancing act among natural forces. More...

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Public Notices

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The City of Columbia, South Carolina requests a statement of qualifications from all interested architectural design consultants for providing programming through construction administration services for the conversion More...

Brutal beating occurs in Five Points

Columbia resident Xan Roberts learned the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished. His story began with trying to help a friend and ended up with a brutal beating that landed him in the hospital. More...

Musicians help their own

Erin Savage is a typical 17- year- old in many ways. She attends Irmo High School. Her life revolves around her social calendar and dreams of the future, and she talks deep into the night on the telephone. More...

On Second Thought

The Second American Revolution has begun

The natives are restless. The third shot of the "Second American Revolution" has been fired. History is being made. But just as with the first two shots, the third shot is not being heard. America is seething. More...

When will the real health care debate begin?

I'm waiting for the health- care debate to start. The preliminaries have been spirited and loud, but how about a debate? More...

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Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council meets August 12

Roll call The August 12, 2009, Forest Acres City Council meeting began with the pledge and invocation led by Charles Fetner. Officer Jason Whittle of City Of Columbia and Michael Samuels were commended for saving a citizen from a burning car. More...

Columbia City Council praises businesses gone green

Roll call Columbia City Council held its regular meeting on Wednesday, August 19, at 9 am on the third floor of City Hall. Council member Kirkman Finlay III was absent, while all other members of council were present: Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

Education

Communications office honored for excellence in school PR

Richland One's Office of Communications won four awards through the S.C. Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association's 2009 Rewards for Excellence Program. More...

Richland One evening high school to help recent drop- outs

Former Richland One students, who have recently dropped out of school, are encouraged to get their high school diplomas through the Richland One Evening High School. The Evening High School is not an alternative school. More...

Charter school planners to file lawsuit

The Hope Charter School Committee plans to file a lawsuit in S.C. Administrative Law Court challenging the doublestandard used by the Richland 2 school board to deny the proposed charter school. More...

Sports

The 49th Annual Richland Sertoma Club Sportsarama kicks off area football season

Richland Sertoma Club's Sportsarama 2009 kicked off the start of the high school football season for eight area schools. Teams from Swansea, C.A. Johnson, Lower Richland, Eau Claire, Dreher, A.C. More...

Events

Workshop Theatre presents the Midlands Premiere of Mel Brooks' "The Producers"

It'll be a blitzkrieg of song, dance, and comedy when "The Producers" comes to Workshop Theatre September 11- 26. More...

Local photographer earns platinum level Photographer of the Year Award

Gregg Martin, CPP, AFPh of Gregg Martin Photographic Design in Columbia has earned a Platinum Level Photographer of the Year Award from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). More...

Le Café jazz begins at the Columbia Marriott Hotel

The Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation and the Columbia Marriott Hotel, 1200 Hampton street are partnering in the arts, launching the beginning of listing entertainment venue for live jazz music that is wholly unique. More...