April 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

European guest experiences Carolina country

Dr. Andrius Sprindziünas of Lithuania is on a two–week speaking tour of Columbia as a guest of Dr. Jim Fisher. He has made the lecture circuit of South University, USC, The New Timbuctou Academy, and the Shepherd’s Center. More...

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West Columbia

tJarvis Klapman Blvd., 1700 block: A man was stopped and arrested at 12:30 am Wednesday after police saw him driving 75 mph in a 45 mph zone. More...

Columbia sent a show–off to the Olympics

Columbia sent a few contestants, some spectators, and one spectacular vehicle to the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The locally–developed hydrogen hybrid bus made the trek to show up and show off.   More...

Business

Offshore drilling taps controversy

Obama’s plan   More...

Briefs

Foreclosures   More...

Folks about town

Robin F. Wheeler has been awarded the 2010 Service Provider of the Year Award from the South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. David Parker has joined First Citizens Securities as the director of Sales.   More...

Society

League of Women Voters commended on 100th anniversary

Rep. Joan Brady presented a resolution to Barbara Ziaa, president of the League of Women Voters commending the League’s 100th anniversary. More...

“The best of times, the worst of times; we’ve seen them all go by”

William Howard Taft was president, Henry Ford was working out the details of the world’s first assembly line, and fashionable ladies wore frilly blouses with leg o’mutton sleeves when 20 ladies of Columbia organized the Current Literatur More...

Walk to rid the stigma

Judy Davis knows that when it comes to mental illness, every family has a story to tell. So for the second year in a row, she is walking with the S.C. More...

Events

City of West Columbia kicks off 4th Annual Riverwalk Music Festival

On Saturday, April 17, 2010, hundreds gathered at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre on Alexander Road near the Gervais Street Bridge in West Columbia to enjoy live music and visual arts on the banks of Congaree River with the Columbia skyline in view. 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...

Tree of Life Congregation to host Columbia’s annual Jewish Cultural Festival

The Tree of Life Congregation, celebrating 114 years in the Midlands, invites the community to attend The Big Nosh: Columbia’s First Annual Jewish Food and Cultural Festival. More...

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Students kick off Columbia Appreciation Day

Columbia Appreciation Day kicks off April 24 from 1–7 pm on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse. The outdoor festival will be a day of free music and education where everyone is invited to come learn, socialize, and contribute. More...

Award–winning Jean’s Journal

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Two local brothers have started a non–profit organization to help give back to the community. More...

On Second Thought

Members of Congress MUST Remember WE are their employers

Congress has the lowest approval of any entity in Government; now is the time when Americans will join together to reform Congress – the entity that represents us.   More...

Letters of intent for USC, 11th Circuit Board of Trustee are due by May 12

Due to the death of Mr. Michael J. More...

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Government / Neighborhood

S.C. Adjutant General visits vice president’s home

(L–r) Vice Pres. Joe Biden, Dorothy Spears, Maj. Gen. Stanhope S. Spears (adjutant general of S.C.), and Jill Biden at the vice president’s home in Washington, Feb. 22, 2010. More...

Rosewood Community Council members discuss Superior Street and bike lanes

Ten years ago a plan was in place to connect Superior Street to Commerce Drive. Unfortunately, the project ran out of funding and was placed on the shelf, where it has remained for the past few years. That was until Dr. More...

Richland County Council members hear the state of Palmetto Health

At the Richland County Council meeting on April 20, staff members from Palmetto Health gave the county their state of the organization annual report.   Dr. More...

Education

Blythewood High School bowling teams win first place

Blythewood High School Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling Teams won first place in the 2010 Greater Columbia High School Bowling League (GCHSBL) Championships. More...

Dent Middle School student named student of excellence in science

Talitha Cole, a student at Dent Middle School, has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in science.   Cole was nominated for this honor by Susan Yelton, a teacher at the school. More...

Spring Valley High School news

The South Carolina Association of Student Councils presented Spring Valley High School its Gold Award in recognition as Honor Council for 2009– 2010. Spring Valley last earned this award in the late 1980s.   More...

Sports

New numbers for Skyhawks

The Hammond softball team’s victories on April 12 and April 15 against Ben Lippen High School contained in itself a lot of numbers previously unfamiliar to the Skyhawks.   More...

Cards ground Skyhawks

Cardinal Newman’s softball team made short work of Hammond on April 16, scoring six runs in the first inning and essentially sealing the win within minutes of the first crack of the bat around 4 pm that afternoon. More...

Daniels leads Skyhawks over Cardinals

Alexander Daniels went 4–for–4 with four RBIs to pace the Hammond Skyhawks to an 18–8 victory over the Cardinal Newman Cardinals Friday, April 16 at Polo Road Field.   More...

Travel

A Wonderful Birthday

Part 3: History of Augusta Canal

Just as Columbia was the place the Native Americans crossed the Congaree River, Augusta was where they crossed the Savannah River. Both locations were on the Fall Line, the shallow rapids of the river. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

A glorious spring garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

The garden of Lois and Vic Robertson is glorious in every sense of the old French word: delightful, splendid, and regal.   More...

Star Chefs

Seaf ood

Cousiin Eddiie’’s Easy Yummy Seafood   Preheat oven to 400 degrees. More...