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Buffalo Wild Wings helping Richland Post 6

In July 2010, Richland Post 6 will host the American Legion Post 6 State Championship Baseball Tournament beginning July 23. To help with the cost of hosting the tournament, Buffalo Wild Wings, 4500 Devine Street, is holding a promotion.   More...

Leadership South Carolina spends weekend painting and renovating

Leadership South Carolina selected the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind as its statewide project and demonstrated its support with a weekend of painting and dorm renovations. More...

Business

Folks about town

Erik Rutherford of Allstate insurance has earned the “Personal Financial Representative” title. Jef f Bopp was named 2009–2010 Employee of the Year by Providence Hospitals.   More...

Fast Forward receives grant for homeless veterans

Almost 23 percent of the American homeless population are veterans.

On Tuesday, July 5, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Fast Forward Executive Director Dee Albritton announced $190,000 in two grants coming to Columbia’s Fast Forward from the national department of labor. More...

LRADAC opens Lexington County facility

LRADAC held a ribbon cutting ceremony June 21 for its new 11,000 square–foot facility on South Lake Drive that will provide increased space for expanded services in Lexington County. More...

Society

The Columbia Study Club meets

Members of the Columbia Study Club, founded in 1938, meet at Forest Lake Club May 20 for their final meeting and luncheon of the year. (L–r) Mrs. Donald Judd, Mrs. Albert Futrell, Mrs. More...

The Latest on Historic Columbia Foundation’s Connecting Communities through History Initiative

While the heat of summer may demand a slower pace, the staff at Historic Columbia Foundation hasn’t gotten the message. More...

Fans wish Mary Ann Dingess happy 75

Visit The UPS Store in Forest Acres (Trenholm Plaza) and you are likely to meet up with Mary Ann. Mary Ann Dingess moved to South Carolina six years ago after the death of her brother with whom she shared a home in Orlando, Florida.  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 hold lunch service each Wednesday in Jackson Hall at 1324 Marion Street. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. followed by program until 12:50 p.m. Hot meal $6; soup and salad $5. Free parking. 799-9062 More...

Travel

Listening to the Land

When my exercise coach and I walk each day, we are after adventure in the out of doors. She has her nose to the ground scenting invisible clues on the trail while my eyes search for visual treasures. More...

In Search of a Sllave Trader

Part 3: Antigua: 365 Lazy Beaches

In Antigua, cruise ships dock at St. Johns. All other ships, boats, and vessels dock in English Harbour Town. Whereas St. More...

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Misc

Equipment For Sale EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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It’s about time

Photo by Jim Covington Clock is up and running in Forest Acres.   The city of Forest Acres’ long awaited clock project has now reached a satisfying conclusion. More...

Neuter Scooter gives a break to animal lovers

As the dog days of summer come rolling in with their heat and humidity, the animal shelters in the Midlands are feeling the pinch of a heavy kitten and puppy season. More...

On Second Thought

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Forty– something Explosives for the kids

At a July 4th party this past weekend, a friend of mine remarked, “We spend 364 days a year telling our children   not to play with fire, then, when July 4th rolls around, we give them tiny blowtorches and tell them to go have fun.&rdquo More...

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation World Cup fever

World Cup fever didn’t last very long. Like hockey, rhythmic gymnastics, and curling, we got excited about an unknown sporting event for a very short time until we realized the US team wasn’t going to win, then we lost our buzz. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Instructor competes in the 2010 Florida Police and Fire Olympics

Contributed by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy   South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Range Manager John McMahan won six gold medals, four silver medals, and one bronze medal during the skeet, trap, and sporting clays/5 stand e More...

Richland County Council battles over board members

At the Richland County Council meeting on July 6, the selection of new Public Library Board members proved to be a challenge. More...

City of West Columbia continues work on sewer lines

The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was held at 6 p.m., July 6, 2010, in the Council chambers at City Hall.   More...

Education

Ben Lippen School announces appointments

A veteran school administrator and an experienced businesswoman have been appointed to key positions at Ben Lippen School in Columbia.   More...

Byrd achieves Eagle Scout rank

Kyle Weldon Byrd of Columbia has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was recently honored in a ceremony at the Bluff Road Community Park. More...

Killian Elementary School team of winners

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Sports

Legion playoffs underway

American Legion baseball teams from across South Carolina including Richland Post 6, West Columbia Post 79 , and defending state champion Irmo–Chapin Post 193 began the playoffs Monday, July 5 at the home sites of the higher seeded teams.  More...

Errors dig 0–2 hole for Pathfinders ~Game Two (Best of 5) • Memorial Stadium • July 6, 2010~

Gaffney Post 109 took a 2–0 lead in the American Legion first round playoff best of five series Tuesday night, July 6, with a 14–12 win over the Richland Post 6 Pathfinders. More...

West Columbia takes 2–0 lead ~Game Two (Best of 5) • Airport High School • July 6, 2010~

As Todd Joyner walked to the mound in the sixth inning, the bullpen was active.   His pitch count stood at 88—even though he had cruised through the first three innings. More...

Pets

Be responsible: heat can kill your pet

With temperatures expected to soar above 100 degrees this summer PETA is offering lifesaving tips on caring for dogs.   • Keep dogs inside: Unlike humans, dogs can only sweat through their footpads and cool themselves by panting. More...

PAALS receives $2,000 grant

PAALS, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, is a proud recipient of a $2,000 grant from the Build–A–Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation.   The money received will go toward the S.H.A.R.E. More...

The many faces of Jake

Life with my new constant canine companion is proving interesting. It seems I learn something new about life with an Aussie almost daily. Sometimes Jake appears to have been put together like a doggy puzzle. More...