February 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Grandparents’ Brag Box

Allyssa Ridgeway and her grandparents Chuck and Brenda Gerald built a perfect snowman Saturday, February 13, 2010. More...

News

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

LaBrasca’s Pizza has been a Columbia staple for over 44 years ... no need to change it now.

Some things just don’t need fixing. That’s how LaBrasca’s Pizza owner Bill May sees it. And how can you argue with 44 years of success?   More...

Wilson endorses Livingston for state adjutant general

At a news conference February 12, 2010, Congressman Joe Wilson endorsed Bob Livingston’s run to become S.C. Adjutant General. Livingston who is an active major general in the S.C. National Guard, commanded 1,800 deployed S.C. More...

Wanted: photos and info about Olympia

Ashley Robertson, a senior at the University of South Carolina, is trying to capture some of Olympia’s history for a senior project. She explained this to neighbors at the We Are Olympia meeting on Monday February 15 on Maryland Street. More...

Business

Folks about town

Tushar Chikhl iker will participate in the Spring 2010 class of the Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative. Debra Keough has been hired as senior vice president and Financial Advisor for First Citizens Securities. David J. More...

Jimmy John’s owners operator of the year

Jimmy John’s was founded over 26 years ago, and each year, Jimmy John’s brings its employees and franchisees together for its annual convention to award the best of the best among its system. More...

Taco Bell fanchisee donates to Jubilee

Fred Kotoske, the Midlands Taco Bell franchisee, and his management team have donated $12,500 to Jubilee Academy. Each of his restaurants in the Columbia and Sumter market contributed the funds.   More...

Society

T. Keith Legare brought scouting to S.C.

The Boy Scouts are observing nationally their 100th birthday. Boy Scouting pioneer, the late T. Keith Legare is credited with introducing Boy Scouting to South Carolina in 1912. The first troop meetings took place in City Hall. More...

Mortimer Fenton Smith

Former mayor of Cayce

Mortimer Fenton Smith of 1119 Lafayette Avenue in Cayce, SC, died on Saturday, February 6, 2010. He was married to the former Elaine Ross for 58 years.   More...

J.C. Moore wins H. Willard Davis Award

J.C. Moore of Columbia is the 2010 recipient of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association’s H. Willard Davis Award. More...

Events

USC’s Women in Law race for charity

Women in Law at USC Law School will host Race Judicata, a charitable five–kilometer race the group began hosting approximately 20 years ago. This race will be Saturday, February 20, at 10 am.   More...

Sterling Chamber Players concert March 4

The Sterling Chamber Players concert March 4 program features the Mozart D major flute quartet and the Schumann piano quartet. More...

Events

-ART The Village Artist Gallery will host “Go Figure” the newly formed N.E. Columbia artist group that provides live models that members can draw or paint Monday evenings, 6:30 pm, Village at Sandhill. 699-8886. More...

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Columbia’s mayoral candidates answer in depth questions

By deadline at 5:00 pm, Friday, February 5, nine Columbians had filed to run for mayor of the city. The following Tuesday afternoon before the end of the workday, all nine had received an invitation to answer nine questions. More...

South Carolinian captures 150 years of Palmetto State history

Blessed by the attention of photographers from more than 150 years, the fascinating stories of the Palmetto State’s people and history   are captured in Historic Photos of South           Carolina. More...

On Second Thought

It’s a secret

You are not allowed to know EMS responders names

If you want to find out how long it takes for a publicly funded Emergency Medical Services crew to respond to a call in South Carolina, forget it. It’s secret. More...

“Locked Up” should be sent to middle school kids

I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the article, “Locked Up,” in your February 12, 2010, newspaper. More...

Proposed tax increases the result of gross city mismanagement

Well, they are at it again. First, we hear that City Council is proposing an increase in our property tax by 11%. Before the ink dried on this proposal, along comes a 5% water and sewer increase proposal. More...

Government / Neighborhood

A case for clay at Columbia City Council

Roll call Columbia City Council convened about 9 am Wednesday, February 17. All council members were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. Cromartie II, Mayor Bob Coble, Sam Davis, Daniel Rickenmann, and Belinda Gergel. More...

From inside prison walls

Following the years since my incarceration, I’ve witnessed the inmate prison population alter dramatically, becoming more and more defined by those with severe emotionally handicaps and mental illnesses.   More...

Richland County Council discusses public transportation

Roll call Chair Paul Livingston, Vice Chair Damon Jeter, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Bill Malinowski, Jim Manning, Greg Pearce, Kit Smith and Kelvin Washington were present. Val Hutchinson and Gwendolyn Kennedy were absent. More...

Education

“Snow” at St. John Neumann Catholic School

It may not have been cold enough to snow everywhere in January, but it sure did at St. More...

Richland County Sheriff teaches at Blythewood High School

The Richland County Sheriff's Department has partnered with Blythewood High School's Criminal Justice Program. Deputies will be teaching the students practical law enforcement skills every Friday until the end of the semester. More...

MLK Dream Keeper scholarship winners and sponsors recognized

Columbia city council recognized the Dream Keeper Scholarship winners and the scholarship sponsors Wednesday, February 3. The Dream Keeper Award, founded by E.W. Cromartie II recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. More...

Sports

Wilson leads Hall over Cardinals

A’ja Wilson had 28 points to lead the visiting Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders to a 50–43 victory over the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals on Thursday, February 11 in both teams’ regular–season region finale.   More...

Highlanders control Cardinals

Mac Whalen and Corey Littlejohn each scored 19 points to lead the Heathwood Hall Highlanders to a comfortable 49–23 win over host Cardinal Newman in the regular– season finale for both teams on Thursday, February 11.   More...

Falcons cruise to second round

With two starters in the line–up named Tootie, the Clinton Lady Red Devils visited A.C. Flora Tuesday, February 16, and quickly learned the facts of life: The Lady Falcons came to play.   More...

Travel

An Interlude in France

Part 13: Linda returns to Verdun

Master Sergeant Herbert D. Sosbee was posted to the U.S. Army base in Verdun, France, in 1961 after active war time duty in Korea. His wife, Ruth, and three children – Linda, Danny, and Donna – joined him in 1962. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Sweet Breath of Spring

Stopping to smell the flowers

When a friend gave me tip cuttings from the sweet smelling shrub along her driveway, she said they would be easy to root in water and within a year my rootings would become shrubs like hers. More...

Star Chefs

C ajun Cookin’’

Shrimp Etouffee Creole   More...

Mid–Carolina Camellia Show winners

The Mid–Carolina Camellia Society Winter 2010 show held February 13–14 at Midtown at Forest Acres had 982 blooms exhibited with 1,200 attendees and 32 exhibitors. More...