June 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Quirky Crimes in THE CAPITAL CITY

West Columbia   More...

S.C. POWs relive their experiences Heroes...Survivors

Fred Best was a ball turret gunner on a B–24 bomber that was shot down over Austria during World War II.   Infantryman Lolace Cordray’s unit was surrounded by Rommel’s troops in North Africa.   Tanker James Eidson Jr. More...

Police officer rescues citizen from burning vehicle

On Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 10:40 a.m. CPD Officer David Rusher observed heavy smoke coming from a vehicle (1999 Lincoln Town Car) that was stopped at Blossom & Assembly Streets. More...

Business

Junior Achievement inducts three

On Thursday night, May 27, at the convention center on Lincoln Street, the 2010 South Carolina Business Hall of Fame banquet attendees honored Harris E. DeLoach Jr. (chairman, president and CEO of Sonoco), M. More...

Briefs

Capital Palmetto Bancshares Inc., the Greenville bank holding company that owns Palmetto Bank, expects $100 million in private placement to institutional investors. More...

Folks about town

Mungo Companies has been ranked the 35th largest builder in the country by Builder magazine. More...

Society

Guignard mansion at Still Hopes turns 100

On Thursday night, May 27, more than 160 diners celebrated the Still Hopes centennial, and they raised $15,000 for the Guignard Society. More...

Carol Beane Sasnett

Carol Beane Sasnett, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and dear friend, died peacefully Saturday, May 29, 2010, at her residence after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.   More...

Director of bands retires from USC

Director of Bands James K. Copenhaver assumed the position of director of bands at the University of South Carolina in 1976 and is a professor of music on the USC School of Music faculty. He has retired from USC.   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...

Travel

To Lake Wobegon via Atlanta

Part 2: Gone with the Wind and Fish

Our weekend getaway to Atlanta for Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion performance at the Fox Theater included visits to the Margaret Mitchell House and the Georgia Aquarium.   More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Graceful Arching Abelias

Stopping to smell the flowers

Thanks to the efforts of plant hunters and hybridizers centuries ago, I found the perfect plant to greet both the postal carrier and me at the curbside mailbox —the glossy abelia. More...

Star Chefs

Contributed by Pam Clark   Heart Initial Cookies   1 recipe for sugar cookies or a store bought roll 2 or 3 clean drinking straws 2 inch size heart cookie cutter 1 or more rolls thin satin ribbon, 1/8 inch wide, your choice of color, cut More...

Heathwood Hall honors teacher with first–ever Gasque Award

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School has honored longtime educator Stan Wood with its inaugural James H. Gasque Award for Teaching Excellence.   More...

Cayce residents work together to lessen flood problems

For many Cayce residents and their properties, when it rains, it floods.   More...

On Second Thought

Wake up everyone! They will try to take your homes again by repealing Act 388

The schools (teachers and administers) and local governments are blaming Act 388 for their financial problems. It effects the schools very little and local governments not at all. Act 388 protects homeowners and businesses. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

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

A gas–saving fantasy

What if we all woke up tomorrow and decided we would no longer drive a vehicle that gets less than 30 miles per gallon. Every one of us. There are about 250,000,000 vehicles in this country classified as cars or light trucks. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Legislature leaks

SC enacts omnibus crime reduction and sentencing reform act

Taking a major step forward to make South Carolina a safer place to live through sentencing and corrections reforms, the South Carolina General Assembly overwhelmingly passed the Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act (S. More...

City of West Columbia holds public hearings and votes on budget

Prior to the regularly scheduled West Columbia City Council meeting on June 1, 2010, the council held two public hearings. More...

Richland County Council holds public hearing about CMRTA

At the Richland County Council meeting on June 1, several citizens braved the threatening skies to voice their opinion on the CMRTA proposal. More...

Education

Rosewood principal says “Goodbye”

(Editor’s Note: This is     the Final Graduation                     Speech given by Dr. More...

First–time fliers become Young Eagles during upcoming flight rally

Youngsters ages six to 18 will see their hometown from a new perspective next weekend (June 12) as they peer down through the windows of private airplanes during their firsttime flying experiences. More...

Riverbanks offers wild opportunities for summer campers

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will offer its wildest Summer Camp yet. This year, camp staff has added two more weeks to the program calendar, incorporated several new behind–the–scenes opportunities, and revamped Adventure Camp.   More...

Sports

Little leaguer needs your help to help Trenholm Park

Rosewood rising fourth grader Christian Wells is just an ordinary kid, but thanks to Frosted Flakes, he is going on an extraordinary ride.   More...

2010 American Legion League 8 Schedule/Results

Wed, June 2 Lexington @ Chapin Orangeburg @ Richland Thu, June 3 West Columbia @ Lexington Fri, June 4 Chapin @ Orangeburg Sun, June 6 West Columbia @ Richland Mon, June 7 Chapin @ West Columbia Orangeburg @ Richland Tue, June 8 Lexington @ West Colu More...

Eagle flies to USC Sumter

Airport High School senior Lauren Phillips signs a letter of intent to play softball for the University of South Carolina Sumter May 26, 2010. More...

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