May 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

The Man with the Golden Arm returns

For the past six years the Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation has filled the Statehouse lawn with topnotch jazz tunes for Jazz Under the Stars. More...

News

Sticker shock

So you want to be the cool big brother or sister, aunt or uncle or maybe just the “sophisticated” older buddy of some teens getting ready for a prom party or a weekend on the lake, and you think it’s fine to buy them a little beer More...

Quirky Crimes in The Capital City

West Columbia   More...

Columbia Music Teachers Association announces scholarship winners

Columbia Music Teachers Association 2010 Scholarship Winners werer announced at Columbia College Spears Music & Art Center May 2, 2010 More...

Business

Briefs

Charleston highest, Spartanburg lowest   More...

USC commencement exercises highlighted by two native S.C. giants

Orangeburg’s Eugene Robinson, columnist for The Washington Post, and Dillon’s Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve

Eugene Robinson, a   columnist for The Washington                     More...

Folks about town

Congressman Joe Wilson has received the American Conservative Union Ratings Award for 2009. Denise Corpening of Providence Hospital has received statewide recognition as a Palmetto Gold recipient.   Dr. More...

Society

Helen and Vernon Daughtry celebrate 62 years of marriage

On April 3, 2010, Helen and Vernon Daughtry celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary with their children, family, and friends with a drop–in at the home of their daughter and son–in–law, Deborah and Dennis Leverette. Mr.and Mrs. More...

Miss Cantey and Mr. Thrasher exchange vows May 8, 2010

Leigh Childs Cantey of Columbia and Ryan Alexander Thrasher of Greenville, South Carolina, were married May 8, 2010, at Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Columbia. More...

President of Columbia Garden Club passes the gavel

Sally McWilliams, president of the Columbia Garden Club passes the gavel to the new president, Catherine Kennedy. More...

Events

Camp Barstow celebrates 80 years

If you’ve ever spent a summer as a counselor at Columbia’s Camp Barstow, the Boy Scouts of America are looking for you.   More...

Events

-ART The Village Artist Gallery will host Go Figure, N.E. Columbia artists group, Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m., Village at Sandhill. 699-8886. More...

Travel

Black River Pilgrimage

Part 1:: Normandy to Greeleyviille

The Montgomery (Mont Gomer) family of Normandy joined William in his invasion of England in 1066. For their bravery and loyalty, they were awarded land in the Scottish Lowlands where they became staunch Presbyterians.  More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Sttopped by a Texas Ranger

Stopping to smell the flowers

In the dreary days of this past winter one 3’ tall compact shrub with silvergrey green velvety leaves caught my attention while driving. The leaves radiated white as if flowers were blooming on them. More...

Star Chefs

Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus Contributed by Mike Cox Prepare asparagus as usual then coat in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and grill until done (about five minutes). Optional: sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving. More...

Forgotten feline fosters abandoned bobcats

On April 22 workers preparing a run–down home for demolition in Newberry County came across what could have been a litter of abandoned kittens, but these cute balls of fur with their tufted ears and already large paws were actually bobcat babie More...

An old dog learns some new tricks Earlewood at 100

At 100 years old, Earlewood Park certainly isn’t showing its age.   More...

On Second Thought

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Saving the planet one shirt at a time

Last week I bought a T–shirt made from organic cotton. I feel like a hippie. I found the shirt at the Life is Good store in Charleston. I don’t like supporting fads, but I needed a blue shirt. More...

Forty– something

The carpool line crisis

I generally like to keep my slovenly ways to myself, but that proves to be a problem when I drop my kids off at school every morning. Their school, like most of the elementary schools on earth, provides curbside drop–off service.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Issues and no answers

Columbia City Police Chief Tandy Carter was fired Monday morning, May 10, just before he held a press conference at police headquarters at 11:45 am. More...

Forest Acres City Council discusses the problem of unsupervised toddlers in parks

The Forest Acres City Council on May 11 considered but then deferred, a motion to impose a minimum age for children to play unsupervised in its parks.   More...

Historic Heathwood Community

Over a year ago John Sherrer, director of Cultural Resources for the Historic Columbia Foundation, introduced a project called “Connecting Communities through History” to the residents of the Historic Heathwood community. More...

Education

Columbia Jewish Day School fourth graders report on Israel

Fourth grade students at Columbia Jewish Day School recently studied the cities of Israel and presented their reports, in Hebrew, while standing on a floor–sized map of the country of Israel at More...

Ben Lippen announces new high school principal

A 12–year veteran of Christian education, who also has a background in business, is the new high school principal at Ben Lippen School in Columbia. More...

RNE’s Model UN reclaims top spot at national conference

The Richland Northeast High School Model United Nations team reclaimed the number one position at the National High School Model UN conference in New York City recently. More...

Sports

Hammond triumphs in third year with state lacrosse championship

In just its third year of existence, Hammond School’s lacrosse team was crowned the S.C. Independent Lacrosse League Champions with a 15–6 win over Benedictine Military Academy in Pooler, Ga. on May 7.   More...

Cards fall in Upper Bracket final

Wilson Hall’s pitcher Ansley Ard went yard, but it wasn’t enough as Cardinal Newman escaped with a 3–2 win during the opening round of the SCISA softball playoffs on May 7.   More...

Skyhawks season comes to an end

The Hammond Lady Skyhawks softball nine kept it close during its two SCISA playoff games on May 7, but excellent pitching and timely hitting doomed them, as they were beaten by Laurence Manning 11–1 and Wilson Hall 10–0 to end their seas More...

Pets

What Color is Your Dog?

Joel Silverman can hear a few words about your beloved mutt’s behavior and tell you what color your dog is.   But it’s not what you think. More...

Project Pet celebrates Cinco de Meow–O

Project Pet celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a twist this year by partnering with Thirsty Fellow Pizzeria and Pub on Gadsden Street for their own Cinco de Meow–O. More...

Volunteer with PAALS

PAALS, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, regularly holds volunteer orientation classes. More...