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Today children all over the world are joining together to break the record for the world’s largest shared reading experience, but one local elementary school is reading with a twist! More...

News

Magaritaville party benefits Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that as many as 5.3 million people live with Alzheimer’s in the United States, and that every 70 seconds, someone new develops the disease.  More...

Fountain donated to Presbyterian Communities

The residents of the Special Care Unit at Presbyterian Communities of Columbia will enjoy a handsome fountain with benches and landscaping thanks to the Kelbaugh and Law families. More...

African becomes a Gamecock

When Jacob Wilkins went to Guinea in May, 2009 to help Moussa Fofana get a visa to come study English at the University of South Carolina, he wasn’t expecting the month–long journey that lay ahead. More...

Business

New beer in town

Last week the Liberty Tap Room was host to a new beer, Sugar Hill from the Harlem Brewing Company, and to the beer company’s CEO, Celeste Beatty. More...

Elliott Powell of FirstSun and the Gills Creek Watershed

American author F. Scott Fitzgerald connected his heritage with Francis Scott Key and the American National Anthem. In Columbia, the late John Key Powell held similar connections. More...

Briefs

Chamber’s new leader   More...

Society

Miss Weston and Mr. Robbins exchange vows October 3, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Richard LeRoy Robbins were married October 3, 2009 at 5 o’clock in the evening at the Pawleys Island Community Chapel in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Don Williams officiated at the ceremony. More...

Miss Fiesta and Mr.Cruse exchange vows October 3, 2009

Paulene Hutalla Fiesta and Joshua Aaron Cruse were married October 3, 2009, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Columbia. The Rev. John Trump performed the ceremony. A reception followed the ceremony in the church fellowship hall. More...

Mr. M. Buford Franklin

Mr. M. Buford Franklin, 91, died Sunday, October 4, 2009. Born in Newberry County, he was a son of the late Benjamin Giffin and Augusta Pauline Dantzler Franklin. More...

Events

Events

-ART Columbia Museum of Art will present The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States October 23–January 17 at 1515 Main Street. 799-2810. More...

Sandlapper Singers to perform at Dreher

“How long will songs stir us from our sleep? And why must we beg for ears to hear?” It is a question pondered by many musicians but especially the singers for which those words were written. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Sharecropping in the home garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

While harvesting herbs and flowers from the garden, I encountered a variety of diligent laborers among the plants. These tenant farmers were working for a share of the crop. Some had been invited to the garden while others were unexpected.   More...

Star Chefs

Homemade Italian Soup Contributed by Pam Clark An easy, delicious meal put together in less than 30 minutes and tastes like it is from a restaurant. Ingredients 1 lb. More...

Whalen finally goes from the sidelines to the 50–yard line

Inevitably, Friday nights find Heathwood Hall Episcopal School athletic director Jeff Whalen in what he calls “game management mode,” which means quietly prowling the football sidelines dressed in his shorts and golf shirt, multi–t More...

Bianca eliminated from “America’s Next Top Model”

Bianca, a student from Columbia, was the fifth girl eliminated from the competition on cycle 13 of The CW’s hit reality series “America’s Next Top Model,” reducing the pool from 10 girls to 9.   More...

SCANG unveils F–16 fighter jet permanent static display

The South Carolina Air National Guard unveiled a full–size F–16 Fighting Falcon static display aircraft in a ceremony Friday, October 2 at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. More...

On Second Thought

Exit Afghanistan and leave Iran alone

The Obama administration’s quest to control the health–insurance industry has dominated the headlines for months, but finally — with the news out of Iran and Afghanistan —foreign policy has again asserted itself.  More...

Separate standards for charter schools

In Northeast Richland, we’ve recently seen two charter school proposals. Both were certified by the state Department of Education as having met the provisions of the state Charter School Act. More...

Simplify...Read the Bill!

Hey, Conyers and all other People on the Hill:   If the Bill is longer than can be read and understood in one hour, it’s too long.   If an average person can’t understand the language of the bill, it’s too complex. More...

Government / Neighborhood

W. Columbia supports Airport Blvd. beautification

Call to Order   Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the meeting of West Columbia City to order on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 6 pm. Members present included Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro–Tem Tommy G. Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. More...

Cayce City Council discusses travel expenses and bus stop benches

The October meeting of the Cayce City Council called to order at 6 pm, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, by Mayor Elise Partin. More...

Advertising kiosks and electronic billboards

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, September 15, More...

Education

Dreher senior receives Eagle Scout honor

Photo by Gene Clark Tommy Seel received his Eagle Scout Honor at Asbury Memorial UMC Sunday 3 pm September 26. He is a member of Troop 397. More...

Celebrity chef headlines Richland One’s Lights On Afterschool celebration

Billionaire Donald Trump is among the many celebrities to feast on the culinary masterpieces of Chef Marvin Woods. More...

Six Richland County students attend S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics

Nicole Beraho and Yuwei Wei, both of Irmo; Calvin Hu, Charlotte Musser, Camara Sharperson, all of Columbia; and Jarod Washington of Gadsden, have all been accepted to the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM). More...

Sports

Cyclones ruin Cardinal Newman Homecoming

George Campsen ran for 102 yards and two scores, and Hudson Worthy threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Porter– Gaud Cyclones ruined Homecoming for Cardinal Newman, 35–7, on Friday, October 2.   More...

School Football

Week 6 Stats

By The NUMBERS   The Records   More...

Teams

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Travel

Exploring the Islands

Located directly off the coast of Conakry are a small group of islands named Iles De Los. More...

Two Hours From Home

Cowasee Basin

Houses of worship have always played a prominent role in rural life throughout South Carolina. The COWASEE Basin has more than its share of community churches, ranging from the historic to the humble. More...

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