July 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Mayor’s committee celebrates 20th anniversary of ADA

On Monday, July 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (MCEPD) held a rally at the South Carolina State House to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  More...

Columbia College partners with St. Lawrence Place to grow a garden

In an effort for Columbia College to refocus its commitment to service–learning and making an impact in the community, its students will work with children from the St. Lawrence Place to design, build, plant, and tend to a garden. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Protective measures in place for neighborhoods

Over the last few years communities like Shandon and Rosewood have taken advantage of a protection measure that helps their historic neighborhoods. More...

Tax exemptions in trouble

Wednesday, July 21, the Taxation Realignment Commission released its preliminary report on what it will recommend to the General Assembly in a full report to be made public later this year. More...

Richland County Council continues debates over Lower Richland sewer proposal

At the Richland County Council meeting on July 27, Greg Pearce asked the council for unanimous approval to move the Lower Richland sewer proposal to the first meeting in September. More...

Business

Mr. Mayor... now get to work

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin’s transition report is in, all 101 pages of it produced by 209 volunteers divided among eight divisions of interest. More...

Briefs

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Folks about town

Ellis Lawhorne’s Christian L. Rogers has been elected to the board of the Columbia Development Corporation. Kimberly R. Gathers is the new director of the Columbia– Richland 911 Communications. More...

Society

Friends reunite at DiPratos

Susan Hart Harding (far right back row) who now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, arranged for long time friends from Dreher High School to meet at DiPratos Monday, July 24, 2010. More...

Knitting for the Needy receives philanthrophy award

The Central Carolina Community   Foundation and Columbia             Metropolitan magazine have selected Still Hopes’ Knitting for the Needy Club as a recipient of their first annual Best of Phila More...

Fifth Annual School Supply Bash benefit children with cancer

Local children facing cancer and their siblings will enjoy the 5th Annual School Supply Bash sponsored by Children’s Chance, where they will receive free school supplies from the charity.  More...

Events

Dreher High School Class of 1960 holds 50th reunion

The Dreher Class of 1960 held its 50th anniversary July 24, 2010, at Forest Lake Club.

Memories In 1956 341 confused freshmen entered the halls of Dreher. Because of crowded conditions at Dreher High School, many of the classmates were left to attend the ninth grade at Hand Junior High. 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...

Home & Garden

The flowering totem pole

Stopping to smell the flowers

On its own initiative one native plant has taken on the task of beautifying Columbia wherever the opportunity arises. More...

Star Chefs

Peach Muffins   More...

Still Hopes butterfly garden designated wildlife habitat

In 2008 Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community was designated as a Wildlife Habitat. The Community consists of 39 acres situated off Knox Abbott Avenue in West Columbia. More...

Mayor takes another new job

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C., one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, announced July 28 that Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C., will join the firm’s Columbia office effective August 1. More...

It’s Christmas time for the arts community

It’s Christmastime in July for 15 local arts groups. More...

On Second Thought

Protect our $55 billion

Less than an hour’s drive from downtown Greenville are two extraordinary places—Jones Gap State Park and Caesar’s Head State Park. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia   More...

A Lingering Cancer on the World’s Conscience

Part 1: What is The West Bank?

Burj el–Barajneh Palestinian Refugee Camp in Beirut, Lebanon By William R. Stanley, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Geography, USC STANLEYB@mailbox.sc.edu Edi tors note: Dr. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Keeping the yard pretty

I have a friend who allowed his neighbor’s yardman to “clean up” a hillside behind his backyard. He is now in trouble. The crime was not making sure the two were on the same “weeds versus plants” page.   More...

Forty– something

Boundless energy makes for a sleepy dad

I recently reached another important milestone in the parenting process. I can no longer wear my children out. In other words, I cannot subject them to enough physical exercise to cause them to be more tired than I am. More...

Education

Midlands Tech soars to first place in awarding associate degrees to African–Americans

According to the June report of the magazine,   Community College Week,           More...

Fortis College students prepare for an “A–peeling” career

Students at Fortis College in Columbia prepare for an “A–peeling” career in the healthcare profession by using oranges and apples to practice their injection technique. More...

BMS raises $1,000 for Blythewood Habitat House

Blythewood Middle School faculty and students raised $1,000 for the Blythewood community Habitat for Humanities House being built for Alancia Henson. More...

Sports

Slideshow: West Columbia Post 79 at the S.C. American Legion State Tournament

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Slideshow: Richland Post 6 at the S.C. American Legion State Tournament

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Sumter wins S.C. American Legion State Tournament

Richland Post 6 falls on day 3, while West Columbia Post 79 falls one game short of final round.

Everything set up for a storybook ending in the finals of the S.C. American Legion State Tournament at Capital City Stadium Wednesday, July 28, but Cinderella finally fell as Sumter beat Murrells Inlet 4–2.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate Jubilee Festival of Heritage August 28

To celebrate cultural heritage and the contributions of a family whose roots began with the work of a freed slave to the entrepreneurial spirit of her descendants, Historic Columbia Foundation presents the 32nd annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage. More...

Historic Columbia Foundation Seeking Contestants for the Jubillee: Festivall of Heritage Yam Cook–Off

Deadline for entries, Friday, August 13

Sweet potatoes and yams? What’s the difference? Contestants entering the Jubilee: Festival of Heritage Yam Cook–Off will probably be able to distinguish between the two. More...

Amateur Ballroom Dancers to host Diabetes Charity Ball

The Greater Columbia Chapter of the U.S. Amateur Bal l room Dancers Association (USADance) will hold a special Diabetes Char i ty Bal l on Saturday, September 25, wi th al l proceeds going to the Amer ican Diabetes Associat ion. More...

Travel

In Search of a Slave Trader

Part 6: St. Martins: Creeping Americanization

As my wife Linda and I sat in the little cafe in Marigot, we tried to picture ourselves on the French Riviera. Something wasn’t quite right, though. There was too much English and too few poodles. More...

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