December 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Where in the world is Alan Shoemaker?

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WWI exhibit continues at the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Due to popular demand, the administration of the museum has decided to extend its two World War I exhibits into 2010. Both exhibits were originally scheduled to close December 6, 2009. More...

15th Annual Columbia International Festival

Global Education Day will be April 16, 2010, at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia.   More...

Business

South Carolinian published in 425 newspapers

Kathleen Parker, a resident of Camden and a member of the faculty there at the Buckley School of Public Speaking, addressed a full house a couple weeks ago in the Belk Auditorium in the lower level of the Darla Moore School of Business. More...

President’s glass is half –full

The Columbia Rotary Club’s Monday lunch, Nov. 30, was the occasion to hear from Dr. Harris Pastides, president of the University of South Carolina. More...

Briefs

Car insurance According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the average car insurance expenditure in S.C. is still below the national average. More...

Society

Elizabeth Courtney Heyward Robinson Boykin Clarkson

Elizabeth Courtney Heyward Robinson Boykin Clarkson died Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009. She was born in 1919 in Columbia in the old Baptist Hospital, the first person in her family not to have been born at home. More...

Musicians raise millions

On Thursday, November 12, 2009 the Skipp Pearson, the state of South Carolina’s official ambassador of jazz music, and a group of master musicians traveled to New York City to provide a gift in–kind service of a performance in support of More...

Anna Lynn Benson

November 23, 2009, in Boquete, Panama. Born in Columbia, South Carolina on December 19, 1949, Anna was a sixth generation Columbian and lived most of her life here. More...

Events

’Twas the Night Before Christmas, S. Claws? debuts at Workshop

The one and only “S. Claus” flies back onto Workshop Theatre’s stage December 10–13 in ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, S. Claws? – but this time he faces a challenge! More...

North Columbia Christmas tree lighting

North Columbia residents welcome the arrival of the Holiday Season on Saturday, December 5, with the lighting of the community’s 22nd Annual Christmas Tree. More...

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...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED   VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5-5636 and 29-1540 SC Law as Amended, and are in the cust More...

RNE Model UN wins at Southern U.S. Model UN Conference

The Richland Northeast High School Model UN team brought home the Award of Merit, the Research Award, and five Committee Awards from the first Southern United States Model UN conference in Atlanta at Emory University held the weekend of November 19. More...

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Creative Kids, the oldest specialty toy shop in Columbia, has tons of exclusive gifts and toys. Although Santa usually makes his rounds on Christmas Eve, there is one particular gift that Santa is bringing early this holiday season. More...

On Second Thought

Stop spending our tax dollars on lobbyists

Spending tax dollars on lobbyists to encourage yet more government spending is a new growth industry in South Carolina, says a new South Carolina Policy Council fact sheet and a practice in need of reform.   More...

Obesity weighs heavy in S.C.

Obesity is tipping the scales as one of South Carolina’s biggest problems. Over the last 20 years in South Carolina, the percentage of the population that is obese has increased from 13.6 percent to 30.6 percent.   More...

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Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council: unpaved roads and rotting historic houses

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 at the Richland County Council meet More...

West Columbia City Council: Appointments made, and fireworks still discharging

Roll call Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the West Columbia City Council meeting to order at 6 pm December 01, 2009. All members were present: Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Eric L. Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Jack L. Harmon, Boyd J. Jones, Tommy G. More...

Education

Coaches Curing Kids’ Cancer donates $10,000 to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

Coaches Curing Kids’ Cancer presented Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital with $10,000 Tuesday, November 24, for pediatric cancer and blood disorders research. More...

Holly And The Christmas Gift at St. John Neumann

Columbia’s own Porkchop Players presented “Holly And The Christmas Gift” to all the children at St. John Neumann’s Cathol ic School last week. More...

Dr. Rex visits Killian Elementary School

Dr. Jim Rex, State Department of Education Superintendent, visited Killian Elementary School’s Single–Gender Academies on Friday, November 20. Killian is recognized by the State Department as an award winning single–gender school. More...

Sports

Roach leads Flora over Dreher

A.C. Flora girls basketball coach Patti Moore uses the term “calming force.”   More...

Brown’s 37 grounds Falcons

Midway through the second quarter, Dreher senior Chris Brown signaled coach Jon Richards to call a timeout.   Once the team gathered at the bench, Brown sprinted out of the gym, leaving Richards to put in a substitute.   More...

Johnson to become a Pirate

Jazzmine Johnson, a senior member of the Ridge View girls’ basketball team, has signed a scholarship to attend Seton Hall University and continue her basketball career. More...

Travel

An Interlude in France

Part 2: Mr. Jef ferson’s Paris

Thomas Jefferson is one of my heroes in history. I convinced Linda to put his places of interest in Paris on our to–do list. She happily agreed provided, “It won’t take away from our museum time.”   More...

Two Hours From Home

Goodwill Plantation, A Living History

Part 6: Charles Heyward dies, Goodwill sold

Charles Heyward never made it back to the Combahee for on March 23, 1866, he died sitting on the porch at Goodwill Plantation. In the fall of 1866, Edward Barnwell Heyward and his family moved to Charleston and then later back to the Combahee. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Arbor Day signals tree planting season in South Carolina

Stopping smell flowers

In 1970 Arbor Day became a national observance when President Nixon proclaimed the last Friday in April National Arbor Day. Twenty states and the District of Columbia celebrate the onset of tree–planting season on that day. More...

Star Chefs

South of the Border Casserole   2 lbs ground beef ½ package Lipton Onion Soup mix 1 medium onion chopped 1 green pepper chopped 1 can enchilada sauce 1 bag corn chips (Fritos, Doritos, etc.) 1 cup grated cheddar cheese More...