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Lisa Casper has two jobs, one that pays the bills and another that warms her heart. More...

News

Study reveals government spending kills jobs

Voters don’t want politicians to “create jobs”; they want them to get out of the private sector’s way.

Of all the myths helping to sustain the unsustainable status quo in Washington, D.C., among the most widely accepted is the belief that a politician’s seniority translates into tangible economic benefits for his or her district.  More...

Quirky Crimes in THE CAPITAL CITY

West Columbia   More...

Summer stretches Salvation Army’s supplies

While holiday donations are usually generous in Columbia, volunteer area coordinator Seth Taylor of the Salvation Army said as summer approaches the supplies are dwindling.   More...

Business

Briefs

Recognized for excellence The national Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the S.C. Comptroller’s Office a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Comptroller Richard Eckstrom recently announced. More...

SCANA/ SCE& G update

In early January SCE&G advertised its request to the Public Service Commission for a 9.52% rate increase to help pay for $700 million in federally mandated environmental improvements on SCE&G’s coal– burning power plants. More...

Folks about town

Dr. Ernest P. McCutcheon, Lowel l D. Per son, and Siega Disasa have joined the Babcock Center Board of Directors. Terry Peace has been promoted to head BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s small group and individual operations.   More...

Society

Forest Acres holds Art in the Park

The second time was the charm for the Cultural Council’s Art in the Park festival at Quinine Park in Forest Acres on June 5.   More...

Ribs and Renaissance takes off in Eau Claire

The hot June weather didn’t deter residents of the Eau Claire community from coming out to the 2nd Annual Ribs and Renaissance festival held at Eau Claire town square. More...

Trustus Theatre presents Hair

Trustus Theatre brings the classic musical Hair, June 18–July 17, Wednesdays through Sundays. Trustus Theatre is located at 520 Lady Street. 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...

Pets

Humane Society hosts “See Spot Run 5K Run/Walk and 1K–9 Fun Walk”

The Humane Society hosted a brand new fundraiser “See Spot Run 5K Run/Walk and 1K–9 Fun Walk” on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Riverfront Park in Downtown Columbia.   More...

“See Spot Run 5K Run/Walk and 1K-9 Fun Walk” Results

Male Overall 1st Jason Dimery 2nd Gregory Jones Sr. More...

June is the American Humane’s Adopt a Cat Month

Approximately four million cats end up in shelters every year, including thousands born every spring and summer during “kitten season.” To help promote adoption of these fun and affectionate animals, American Humane celebrates Adopt&ndas More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE Vital Connections of the Midlands will receive proposals for architectural and design services that include the following criteria: • Contractors will provide expertise on renovation guidelines, space planning, and labor to meet the More...

USO welcomes military

Anyone who has waited on a friend or family member at an airport knows the face of the young military man or woman as they walk down the runway from a plane that has taken them far away from their family and friends. More...

Richland Mall is up in the air

What is happening at Midtown at Forest Acres—or, as it is now known again, Richland Mall?   Up top, a lot.   Down below, not much.   More...

District Two pulls plug on Post 182

Long a fixture in the Columbia–area American Legion baseball landscape, Post 182 is missing from this year’s schedule. And the prospects for Northeast Columbia’s return anytime soon appear bleak. More...

On Second Thought

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

Sailing with the boys

During the mid–90s, while on a golfing trip with some redneck Alabama coal miners, I got an opportunity to go sailing in Pensacola Bay with an old acquaintance. Prince was not your typical southern working man. More...

Forty– something

Do my fingers look fat?

My oldest daughter, the 12–year–old, may be turning into a woman sooner than I thought because the other day she asked me something that only a woman could ask.   More...

Education

CIU students recruit and touch lives on East Coast Bicycle Tour

A 1,800 mile summer bicycling tour along the East Coast by five young men will focus on 1More. The idea is not to just peddle 1More mile from Florida to Maine, but it’s an opportunity to touch 1More life.   More...

Lower Richland Ruritan Club awards scholarship to Columbia College junior

Lower Richland Ruritan Club Business and Profession chairman Tami Phillips recently presented LR Ruritan member Casey Clark the 2010 Ruritan Build Your Dollar Grant Scholarship for $530. More...

Airport High School donates to Camp Kemo

Every spring Airport High School holds “Charity Drive Week” that includes daily fundraising events such as food fest, silent auctions, Miss Eagle pageant, “send a goat,” pie th More...

Sports

Congaree Rapid SKY92 team going west for possible national title

A U17 boys’ soccer team representing the Congaree Rapid Soccer Association will travel this week to Tulsa, Okla., hoping to win enough games in the regional competition to take them onto July’s national showdown. More...

West Columbia holds on to down Richland

~Memorial Stadium • June 6, 2010~

League 8 Standings (as of Tuesday, June 8): 1. West Columbia (4-0) 2. Irmo-Chapin (2-1) 3. Richland (1-1) 4. Orangeburg (0-2) 5. Lexington (0-3)   More...

Defense wins for West Columbia

~Airport High School • June 7, 2010~

One night after scoring 15 runs on 14 hits against Richland Post 6, West Columbia Post 79 proved it can also win the close games as well defeating Irmo–Chapin Post 193 4–3. More...

Travel

To Lake Wobegon via Atlanta

Conclusion: Where were Guy Noir, Dusty, and Lefty?

The doors to the Fox Theater opened at 5:45 p.m., and we were ushered in. Wow! What a theater! More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Don the hat for sun–safe gardening

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gardeners should be as conscientious about protecting themselves from ultra–violet radiation (UVR) as they are about selecting and siting their plants in appropriate light conditions— sun or shade. More...

Star Chefs

Flag Day

Betsy Ross Pound Cake  Contributed by Pam Edwards  One pound flour Three–fourths pound  butter One pound sugar Twelve eggs  More...

Flag Day, June 14

The colors of the flag denote the struggle for freedom.The stars represent the colonies. More...