May 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Who was the real Henry David Thoreau?

Dr. Laura Dassow Walls has long wanted to write a biography of Henry David Thoreau that introduces him to a new generation and connects him to the 21st century. More...

News

Quirky Crimes in THE CAPITAL CITY

Forest Acres   More...

Three sisters start Drive Safe

The month of May has been designated as Smart Teens Drive Safe Month. The purpose of the campaign is to reduce the high fatality rate of teen drivers throughout the country.  More...

geomorphologist/sedimentologist presents overview of coastline to explorers Club

Miles O. Hayes,   author of A Coast for All       Season: A Naturalist’s Guide           to the Coast of South Carolina               More...

Business

Small business: Driving America’s economy

In the middle of Nat ional Smal l Busi - ness Week, May 2–8, the Small Business Administration South Carolina District Office held an awards luncheon at the city’s convention center on Lincoln Street.  More...

Business Briefs

SCANA keeps up with neighbors On Tuesday, May 11, SCANA announced it priced a public offering of 7,150,000 shares of common stock at $37.00 per share. At the end of the day on Monday, May 17, SCANA shares were trading at $37.68. More...

Folks about town

Petty Officer Second Class Angelo Moore, a volunteer Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, has been named South Carolina’s “Big of the Year.” William R. More...

Society

Families and friends of angels walk to raise awareness

Over 200 people, including 20 families of children with Angelman Syndrome, a neurogenetic disorder, gathered Saturday, May 15, 2010, for Columbia’s second annual Angelman Syndrome Foundation Walk. More...

“owning a piece of antique silver is like owning a moment in time.”

—Dawn evers–Corley, The Charleston Silver Lady

“Owning a piece of antique silver is like owning a moment in time,” according to the Charleston Silver Lady.   More...

Blue Star Mothers honor veterans with the annual Palmetto Patriot’s Ball

The Midlands Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers are presenting the second Annual Palmetto Patriot’s Ball on May 22 to celebrate our service men and women and veterans of past wars and service.   More...

Events

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...

uSC’s Longstreet Theatre prepares for Flight

Contributed by the University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance   The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance and Pacific Performance Project/east will present   the original play Flight         & More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

FN 147195 MASTER'S SALE   More...

Man charged in death of uSC photographer

Cayce police have made an arrest in the February traffic accident that doctors said contributed to the death of USC photography professor Toby Morriss.   More...

Women take adventure of a lifetime

“Don’t exchange girls for cows, give them education.” The sign on the gate at Maasai village Maji Moto, home to the Enkiteng Lepa School founded by Hellen Nkurayia.

Mzungu—that is what the people of Kenya and Uganda called the pale visitors from across the ocean. It is a common Swahili term for “white person.”   “But it wasn’t a negative word,” Nancy Truluck said. More...

On Second Thought

Your Voice, Your Paper

a slick and slimy killer one of the u.S.’s worst environmental disasters

When I was a kid our family lived in Mobile, Alabama. We enjoyed the “fish jubilee” over on the Baldwin County side of Mobile Bay. More...

Cartoon

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

reliving old movies

I watched Ernest Borgnine as Ragnar rape and pillage the Irish   countryside in The       Vikings before I could drive. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Law enforcement agencies disregard the law

The S.C. Press Association has conducted a number of Freedom of Information compliance audits over the past decade, and each audit uncovers law enforcement agencies that disregard the law. More...

DNr admits violating Clean Water act

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) admitted on May 18 to a violation of the Clean Water Act. More...

Education

Sayonara to Dr. Wachter and the flying monkey

It took,a lot of effort to pull a fast one on Dr. Ted Wachter, Rosewood Elementary School’s principal of 34 years, but on May 14, it happened.   More...

addam’s Family re–mix

Re–wr i tten by fif th graders El ise Germany, Sophie Kahler, Perry Lynn Wright, and Camille Carson   More...

St. Joseph’s School’s art teacher lends a helping hand

St. Peter’s Catholic School teachers were recently treated to a little R&R while one of their neighboring schools' art teacher, Bob Bramhall, came to teach art.   Bramhall, St. More...

Sports

The Great Outdoors

The Outdoor Column this month contains submissions from a few old Columbia faces and a couple of new Columbia faces. Some are certainly not as pretty as the animal they are holding. A fine turkey was recently harvested by Dr. More...

Large mouth bass caught in pond on garners Ferry road

  Leo Jenkins holds the f ive–and– a–hal f–pound large mouth bass he caught with bait from Tack and Tackle. He caught the fish in a pond on Garners Ferry Road. Photo contributed by Leo Jenkins   More...

report sightings of manatees

Although Florida manatees are present throughout the year in Florida, they are migratory in South Carolina. Manatees begin their slow migration up the S.C. coast each spring when water temperatures rise into the upper 60s. More...

Travel

Black River Pilgrimage

Conclusion: Brown’ s Landing to Debordieu

“I’ve always wanted to take my boat from Brown’s Landing to Debordieu,” said John Jackson, former owner of Jackson Camera Stores and my Horrell Hill neighbor. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Friinge Benefiits

Stopping to smell the flowers

One of the later spring blooming ornamental specimens glamorizing Columbia lawns, woodlands, and public parkways is the southeastern native fringetree, Chionanthus virginicus. To see one in bloom is to want one. More...

Star Chefs

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Blooming Butterflies at EdVenture

Visit EdVenture’s “Blooming Butterflies,” and explore the world of these fascinating insects now through October. More...