July 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia loses one its favorites

Kimya, the youngest gorilla at Riverbanks, was found deceased by his keepers in his off–exhibit holding area June 28.   More...

News

Caring for those who care

Who takes care of those who take care of others?   Sadly, for the most part, nobody.   That’s where the Professional Caregiver Wellness Program comes in. More...

Project Breathe Easy formed to help children with asthma

The Family Connection of South Carolina is a nonprofit organization that serves families of children with disabilities. One of the ways it serves is with a parent–to–parent network.   More...

CNN holds awards banquet

Six residents of Columbia neighborhoods were inducted into the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods (CNN) Hall of Fame on Saturday night, June 26 at the 32nd annual CCN’s Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Columbia Marriott Hotel.   More...

Business

Briefs

No Bull The sale of the former state mental hospital site on Bull Street is on hold, at least for its one buyer prospect, Greenville–based developer Bob Hughes. More...

Bakery begets business

At the convention center on Lincoln Street, Wednesday morning, June 23, Verizon Wireless held a press conference to announce its comprehensive network upgrade including 55 new cell towers for the Midlands. More...

Folks about town

Briani Bennett Mellen has joined Nexsen Pruet’s Tax Group as an associate. Ryan Melvin has joined the Columbia Metropolitan & Visitors Bureau as its new sales assistant. More...

Society

Miss Albert and Mr. Bolton exchange vows in Massachusetts

Katie Ia Albert and William Burnside Bolton were married June 19, 2010, at Edgewood Farm in Truro, Mass. The bride’s aunt and uncle, Dr. Martha Gold and Dr. Frank Silagy, officiated at the ceremony.   More...

The Larsens celebra

Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Francese) Larsen were feted on the 60th anniversary of their wedding June 10, 2010, by their family in Charleston, S.C. Together, they enjoyed several days at Spoleto. More...

Author discusses history of Forest Acres

Historic Columbia Foundation, the City of Forest Acres, and the Forest Acres Restaurant & Merchant Association will present a three–part lecture   series, History of Forest         Acres, Wednesdays September 1 More...

Travel

In Search of a Slave Trader

After lunch, Linda and took a self–guided walking tour of Road Town. I wanted to take a tour of the HMS Prison, but the 18th century white stone and concrete building was closed. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Honesty in the garden

Bees and butterflies are attracted to honesty. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

“Honesty is the best policy” according to William Shakespeare and Benjamin Franklin. But did you know you can grow it in the garden? More...

Star Chefs Fourrth of Jully Desserrts

Because it is always hot on the 4th of July in South Carolina, what better dessert to have than ice cream? Add any of the following toppings to good quality vanilla ice cream for a cool treat. More...

Champs!

The University of South Carolina Baseball Team won its first College World Series title Tuesday night June 29, 2010, beating UCLA 2–1 in an extra–inning classic to sweep the best–of–three championship series. More...

Officer manager loses; former fire chief gains

A lawsuit was filed June 29, 2010 on behalf of an employee who has served the City of Columbia for over a quarter of a century.   More...

Scouts trek over 68 miles

Eight Scouts and three advisor’s from Shandon United Methodist Churches’ Boy Scout Troop 37 returned from Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron New Mexico after spending 11 days hiking. More...

On Second Thought

Julia Rogers Hook's Quirky Crimes in the Capitol city

West Columbia   More...

Why the government cannot control medical costs

From the patients in my office, we can learn why Medicare and Medicaid cannot control costs. Neither the President, the Congress, nor learned journalists are telling these stories.   More...

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Government / Neighborhood

Leaks from the legislature

Cigarette tax goes up Buying cigarettes in South Carolina just got a little more expensive. For the first time in more than 30 years, the state tax on a pack of cigarettes is going up. More...

CiCi’s Pizza to employ 25–40 Columbians

At the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting on Thursday June 24, Tony Lawton, director of Community Development, spoke on programs the Community Development team is helping to put together throughout Columbia. More...

Beware! Big Brother is watching you

On Tuesday, June 22nd the City of Columbia, in a continuing effort to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Columbia conducted a Quality of Life Sweep in various neighborhoods throughout the City. More...

Education

Teachers Curing Kids Cancer fundraiser at Dent Middle School

The Dent Middle School Beta Club raised over $1,300 for Teachers Curing Kids Cancer by having students, teachers, and staff donate money in a teacher’s name. More...

Five Richland One Schools win Red Carpet Awards

If you call or visit Brennen Elementary, Burton- Pack Elementary, Columbia High, Crayton Middle, or Heyward Career and Technology Center, you can expect the “red carpet” treatment.   More...

Richland One parents can apply early for 2010–11 school lunch program

Richland One parents can get a head start on their back–to–school to–do list by applying for free or reduced price lunches this summer rather than waiting until school starts this fall.   More...

Sports

West Columbia reduces playoff drama with win against Richland

A year ago, the final week of the regular season was filled with intrigue as league teams headed toward a four–way tie atop the American Legion League 8 standings. 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...

-CHILDREN

EdVenture will host “Blue Man Group – Making Waves” through September 19. www.edventure.org More...

-CHURCH/CHARITY

First Presbyterian Church will host its Wednesday lunch and speaker series 11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m., 1324 Marion St. 799-9062. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF   UNCLAIMED   VEHICLES/PUBLIC   SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5636 and 29- 1540 SC Law as Amended, More...