November 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Fur Ball sets record

The 3rd Annual Fur Ball brought out Columbia’s finest on October 17. More...

Richland County is lucky to have Sergeant Jasper Joseph

The law officers who represent a city or county eventually become the face of that community. For better or worse, that group of individuals will determine the attitude of the folks who live there and the impression of visitors who visit.   More...

Explorer explains underground water

Dr. Billy Moore, distinguished professor emeritus from USC and an internationally recognized marine scientist, spoke to the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club November 13. More...

Business

Frothy Business

World Beer Festival is back!

Last year, Al l About         Beer Magazine presented Columbia’s first World Beer Festival at the convention center on Lincoln Street. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Agriculture and the rest of us According to S.C. forester Gene Kodama and the Palmetto Institute, the average per capita income for S.C. agriculture workers is $46,000. The average per capita income for all South Carolinians is $34,000. More...

Chris Barczak of In the House Realty

Star Profile

The second common thread among Barczak & Associates, In the House Realty and In the House LLC, which are all located at 2965 North Main Street, is Chris Barczak, founder and owner and boss.   More...

Society

Home for the Holidays Tour

Shandon and Hollywood–RoseHill Neighborhoods

Residents of the Shandon and Hollywood– Rose Hill neighborhoods will welcome visitors to the annual Homes for the Holidays Tour December 6 from 2–6 pm. More...

Carillon Carolers to perform at Governor’s Mansion December 3

On Thursday, Dec. 3, the Carillon Carolers will sing a welcome to visitors at the annual Governor’s Mansion Christmas Open House. More...

Volunteers hold yard sale and cook–off to raise money for heart transplant

Adelia Harris, age 21, needs a heart transplant to survive. In April, she was diagnosed with heart failure and was told her heart was functioning like the heart of a 90–year–old woman. More...

Events

First Baptist Church presents the 22nd annual Columbia Christmas Pageant

First Baptist Church in Columbia will present its 22nd Annual Columbia Christmas Pageant December 10–13.   More...

-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...

-CHURCH/CHARITY

Ebenezer Lutheran Church will present Rev. Dr. John F. Hoffmeyer November 19–20 at 1301 Richland St. www.ebenezerlutheran.org Plantation Storage will be an official drop off location for Toys for Tots through the holidays. More...

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Public Notices

Master in Equity's NOTICE OF SALE   More...

Watch Jean’s Journal

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Seth Taylor with The Salvation Army says that thousands of Midlands’ children are in need of assistance during the holidays. To sponsor a child, visit Angel Trees at Columbia malls. More...

On Second Thought

All veterans deserve assistance

It was stated on the news Nov. 11 that some funds have come into South Carolina ( by the effort of our honorable Lt. Andre Bauer).  More...

Law enforcement officers need our help, too

The men and women of law enforcement have a challenging job. They put their lives on the line daily to protect people they do not even know. They operate in an environment where even a routine call can turn tragic.   More...

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Government / Neighborhood

Chickens and tennis courts headline Columbia City Council meeting

Roll call Columbia City Council convened Wednesday morning, Nov. 18 at 9. Daniel Rickenmann was absent, but all other members of council were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. More...

Sergeant and mayoral candidate speak to We Are Olympia

We Are Olympia met Monday, November 16. Sergeant Baggot with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department reported on crime in the area. He said a robbery occurred on the 1100 block of Olympia Avenue. More...

Volunteers clean up Susie Ebert Island

See page 13 for Richland County Council and Cayce City Council meetings

Lighthouse Marina crew and volunteers pitched in to pick up litter and trash from Susie Ebert Island November 14. Lighthouse Marina adopted the island as part of the Keep America Beautiful and Adopt an Island project. More...

Education

From Columbia to Timbuktu

Students at the New Timbuktu Academy are using building projects as some of the building blocks for their education. More...

Richland One launches Book Barrel Campaign

For many students, the only books they have are the ones they’re issued at school. Richland One’s new book barrel campaign aims to change that.   More...

Sports

Highlanders scrape by Swampcats for chance at title

Mac Whalen ran for four touchdowns and threw for another as Heathwood Hall came back from 14 points down to defeat Laurence Manning 35–28 on Friday, November 13 to advance to the SCISA AAA championship game.   More...

Skyhawks roll over Wilson Hall on way to title game

The Hammond Skyhawks earned their fourth straight trip to the SCISA 3A championship game with a decisive 20–7 thumping of the Wilson Hall Barrons in Sumter Friday, November 13. More...

Eagles’ historical season comes to an end

When W.T. Murden looks back at the 2009 football season, he will recall something other than the wins, the statistics, or the plays.   More...

Travel

Massacre in Guinea

Less than a week after I returned from Guinea the country began to drastically change. On December 22, 2008 the long time President Lansana Conte passed away tossing the country into political uncertainty. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Education Initiative at Carolina Children’s Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Since its official opening in 1997, the Carolina Children’s Garden has been a retreat for families, children, and school groups to picnic and play among plants surrounded by storybook characters and wildlife. More...

Star Chefs

CaSey’S QuiCk Chili Dip   2 – 8 oz. bars of cream cheese 1 can hotdog chili (prefer Castleberry brand) 1 – 8 oz. bag shredded Mexi–blend cheeses 1 – bag tortilla chips or corn chips More...