April 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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  Kay Jones McClanahan was in the first graduating class at AC Flora High School and wrote the Falcon's Alma Mater. In honor of the school's 50th Anniversary, Kay shares her story. More...

News

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April in the south usually means different things to different people. Some think of the pretty spring flowers, egg hunts and Easter bonnets, and some dread a month of sniffling and sneezing from hay fever. More...

West Columbia

tMcSwain Drive, 100 block: A man called police at midnight Tuesday to report that two drug dealers to whom he owed money robbed him at knife point. More...

Free Medical Clinic receives Jane Addams Award from Midlands Techical College

The Human Services Program and Human Services Alumnae of Midlands Technical College held the 7th Annual Jane Addams’ Award Gala Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Seawell’s Banquet and Reception Center.  More...

Business

SCE&G goes to court to raise rates

Columbia attorney Scott Elliott appeared by himself before the South Carolina Supreme Court Tuesday morning, April 6, to determine whether the South Carolina Public Service Commission lacked the authority under the Base Load Review Act to approve ca More...

Briefs

We have – Charleston doesn’t   More...

Political action committee was the donor

In The Columbia Star       More...

Society

Miss Reading and Mr. Reedy exchange vows at First Presbyterian Church

Mary Robertson Reading of Columbia and Ryan Boyd Reedy of Lexington were married Saturday, March 27, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Matthew Gribbin Lucas officiated the 6 pm ceremony.   More...

North Columbia hosts Ribs & Renaissance June 5

Hold on to your hot and spicy—Ribs & Renaissance is back in town! More...

Sports

Dreher earns Vikings’ respect

In a field full of ranked and highly regarded baseball teams, Dreher High School was looking for a little respect this week at the Forest Acres Classic. More...

Skyhawks rally late to down Heathwood

A defensive battle between the Heathwood Hall Highlanders and Hammond Skyhawks stretched into four innings, but the home team’s ability to capitalize on small mistakes in the fifth was the difference in the baseball game as the Skyhawks emerge More...

Timberwolves feast on Falcons

Over the years, A.C. Flora High School baseball fans have grown accustomed to hearing the sharp ping of aluminum striking the ball during the Forest Acres Classic. More...

Pets

April is National Greyhound Adoption Month

Recent track closings put greyhound adoption in focus

Greyhound racing tracks are closing across the country due to the economy, competition from casinos, and in some states like Massachusetts, state legislation banning racing. More...

Southern Paws and Tails names Columbia’s Beatrice Hordych Animal Rescue Volunteer of the Year

Southern Paws & Tails magazine marks “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month” (April) with the announcement of the winner of South Carolina’s first Animal Rescue Volunteer of the Year contest!   More...

Bark to the Park is April 17

On Saturday, April 17 Bark to the Park returns to Finlay Park in downtown Columbia. The event starts with a one mile walk at 10:30 am and continues with the all day festival until 4 pm.   More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF   UNCLAIMED   VEHICLES/PUBLIC   SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5635 and/or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended More...

Pups play in park

Dog heaven may look a lot like Tina Heckman’s three–acre off–leash park near I-77 and Shop Road.   More...

Canine Capers

For the first time in my memory the Dixon Domicile is occupied by a dog who actually knows he’s a dog and glories in that knowledge. More...

Who killed Toby Morriss?

During a Christmas visit to town this past December, Andrea Morriss decided she wanted to spend her March 26 birthday in Columbia with her son, Toby, who lived and worked in the capital city. More...

On Second Thought

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Full Story

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

We all have our reasons

Sorry I haven’t written anything impressive in a while, but I have sluggish cognitive tempo disorder. My dad used to chastise me for being lazy, and he nearly destroyed my self esteem before I found help. More...

Forty– something

A whole new World

When did Disney World turn into the United Nations? I used to think the Magic Kingdom was a whole different world, but that was because it was the land of make believe, fairy tales, and dreams come true. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council discusses changes but with no solutions

A long discussed change to the county assessor’s line of responsibility was discussed once again with no resolution at by council members at the Richland County Council meeting Tuesday, April 6. More...

Term limits resolution fails at Cayce City Council meeting

Members of the Cayce City Council met on Tuesday, April 6, for their monthly meeting. They addressed a state law authorizing municipalities to impose term limits for the mayor and council. More...

Candidates for District 2 speak at the CNN meeting

While the crowd may not have been as large as other forums, the residents of District 2 came out on Monday April 5 to meet the candidates running for the seat vacated by E.W. Cromartie at a forum hosted by the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods. More...

Education

Everyone’s favorite Kindergartener bounds onto CCT stage

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents “Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business”

She’s brassy! She’s sassy! And she’s coming to the Columbia Children’s Theatre stage starting Friday, April 9. Yes, the wildly popular heroine of Barbara Park’s Junie B. More...

St. Peter’s Catholic School commemorates Holy Thursday with foot washing

The pr incipal of St . Peter’s Cathol ic School, Kathy Preston, washes the feet of several students in remembrance of Holy Thursday. More...

USC to participate in exchange with India

The Universi ty of South Carolina has been chosen to participate in a program to help bui ld partnerships with higher education institutions in India. More...

Events

Local musician Kimberly Summer to perform at Lunch & Listen

Bring your lunch to the library for a special performance by Kimberly Summer at Lunch & Listen, a music series presented by the Richland County Public Library. More...

Events

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

Wade Hampton Memorial to be held April 10

The annual Wade Hampton Memorial Observance will be held by the Lt. General Wade Hampton Camp No. 273 Saturday, April 10 at 2 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in the Keenan Chapel located at 1100 Sumter Street across from the State House.  More...

Travel

A Wonderful Birthday

Part 1: Augusta Inn and Dining

Linda and I started her 60th birthday celebration in Augusta, Georgia. Why Augusta? you might ask. She spent part of her youth in Augusta while her father was stationed at Fort Gordon. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

You be the judge of dwarf flowering almond

Stopping to smell the flowers

When Michael Dirr, considered by many to be the dean of woody shrubs and trees, describes the characteristics and landscape potential of plants, commercial garden centers, landscape architects and designers, and home gardeners listen… well&he More...

Welcome spring with Ikebana

What better way to welcome spring, the season of flowering shrubs, trees, and bulbs, than through the art of Japanese flower arranging, Ikebana. Everywhere you live in Columbia artistic floral and foliage displays have been arranged by nature.  More...

Star Chefs

The Incredible“The Incredible Edible gg”EdibleEgg”

Three Egg Omelet   More...