August 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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First Baptist Church

Columbia is known for its vibrant faith community and the many contributions to local life made by churchgoers. More...

hBa Charitable Foundations builds home for denny Family

The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia through the generosity of its members will build a home for the Denny Family. Brian Denny suffered a serious injury at work on March 15, 2010. More...

Former ridge View football star gives back to the community

For three years fans cheered for Darell Scott and his Ridge View teammates in the early 2000s. On Saturday, August 14 the former Clemson Tiger star and current St. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Golden parachutes for state lawmakers

In South Carolina, retired legislators earn an annual average of $19,605 in gross retirement benefits, based on July figures from the state retirement system. More...

Leaks from the Legislature

Changes in tax exemptions The Taxation Realignment Commission, soon after making a recommendation that a number of sales tax exemptions should be repealed, played host to a question– and–answer forum regarding its most recent announcemen More...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 15, 22, and 29 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Education

The Therapy Place holds grand opening

The Therapy Place, a traditional and innovative therapy center for special needs children, held its grand opening Saturday, August 14 at its 3620 Covenant Drive location. The event included activities for children, slide shows, barbecue, and more. More...

Two Troop 10 scouts receive eagle Scout award

Eastminster’s Troop 10 and the Indian Waters Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented the Eagle Scout Award to Donald Richardson Fawcett and William Joseph Marshall Keenan Sunday, August 8. More...

Hopkins student with hearing loss overcomes fears, receives honors

When Kristin Jackson was a toddler, her parents never thought she would go to college. They never thought their child would have a normal life because of her profound hearing loss and subsequent speaking disabilities. More...

Sports

A celebration 50 years in the making

Sportarama kicks off the 2010 high school football seaon in the Midlands.

The 50th annual Richland Sertoma Sportsarama kicked off the local high school football season at Memorial Stadium Saturday, August 14. More...

Slammers finish 13th at Nationals

It was a Cinderella story.   The Sandhills Slammers, playing in the USA ASA National Championships in College Park, Texas, August 1–8, staved off elimination five times in one day to finish in 13th place out of 160 teams.   More...

Blue Devils spread the offense

After years of watching Dreher High School primarily line up everyone within five yards of center, Blue Devil fans may be excused for being uncertain how to describe what they are seeing this season.   After all, so are the coaches.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

International environmental artist Mary Edna Fraser’s art on display at McKissick Museum

Mary Edna Fraser, internationally known as an “environmental artist,” will debut her collection at McKissick Museum through December 14. More...

Former Hammond student stars on Disney

Columbia teen star Kelsey Chow, best known as Gigi Silveri on One Tree Hill will star on the new Disney Channel movie Den Brother as Matisse with Hutch Dano and David Lambert. The movie premiered August 13. More...

Lexington Medical Center to host uSC baseball coach

By leading the University of South Carolina baseball team to an acclaimed national championship, Ray Tanner has become front and center in headlines across South Carolina and the nation. More...

The Great Outdoors

The Hard–Luck Doc

Dr. Kyle Hewett, a great cardiologist and true South Carolina sportsman, originally from Orangeburg, now calls Columbia his home. More...

Reeling in the big one ... sort of

It was a warm May afternoon at Packs Landing. My father– in–law, Jimmy, and my husband, Jamie, decided to go fishing.   More...

Dove season opens in September

Forty–two public dove fields will be available across the state during the 2010–11 season through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Management Area program. More...

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

  Van (7) and Charlie (4) Clarke with their dolphin after a fishing trip to the Gulf Stream off Charleston. Van also caught and released a sailfish on the trip. SEE THE GREAT OUTDOORS, PAGE C14 |align=left|width=154|height=250|link=node]  More...

Minister is called home to West Columbia

The congregation of Brookland United Methodist Church located in West Columbia is welcoming back a native son as its minister.   More...

On Second Thought

Thanks for the memories

Sorry it has taken me so long to thank you for all you did at the class of ’60 reunion. Your pictures were great and the paper was wonderful. Everyone is still talking and what fun. More...

Young people learn the art of gardening

Three years ago Sustainable Midlands and the Rosewood Garden Community started a community garden at the Ben Arnold Center on South Holly Street. Their intention was to introduce gardening to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands. More...

City of Columbia earns Third Fit Friendly Company award

For the third year in a row, the City of Columbia has received the platinum level award in the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit–Friendly Companies program for promoting physical activity and health in the work place. More...

Commentary

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running with the night

It was surely summer most of the time, but I vividly remember cool nights. We would creep like spies through the neighborhood backyards, noisy as a birthday party. More...

Forty– something

I miss algebra tests

I remember the good ol’ days when a test came on a sheet of paper, and the only thing it really affected was a report card, but that was many years ago. These days the word test means something entirely different. More...

Business

S.C. State Farmers Market begins transition to new Lexington site

Governor Mark Sanford proclaims August as Farmers Market Month

“Whereas, farmers markets provide important statewide marketing opportunities for farmers and are a significant part of the rural economy; and More...

USC students give economy a boost

The estimated number of entering freshmen at the Columbia campus of the University of South Carolina is 4,400, the largest number ever. More...

Briefs

Bankruptcy among the nearby big boys   More...

Society

Miss Collins and Mr. Brown plan wedding for October, 2010

Correction

Dr. and Mrs. Hampton Wade Collins III of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Marshall Collins, to Mr. Creston William Brown. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John David Brown of Columbia.   More...

Miss DePass and Mr. Byron exchange vows July 31, 2010

Martha Barham DePass of Columbia and Joseph Nazaire Byron III of St. George, South Carolina were married at high noon Saturday, July 31, 2010, in Smith Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church (ARP) of Columbia. More...

S.C. Wildlife Federation gets wild this summer

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) is counting down the days until their annual WILD Summer’s Nite Auction and Wild Game Feast and hopes people from all over the state will join the untamed entertainment on August 28, 2010.   More...

Events

Richland County and City of Columbia host 23rd annual Midlands area Senior games

For 23 years, the Richland County Recreation Commission and the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department have hosted the Midlands Area Senior Games. Once again, this year’s event promises to be fun–filled and competitive. More...

Events

-ART Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia’s 3rd Annual Art with A Heart Show will be Thursday, August 26, 5:30 p.m., 701 Whaley. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. 254-0118. More...

Home & Garden

Stewardship Gardening

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gardens are a growing trend among church congregations across the country for a variety of reasons. More...

Summer Garden

Fresh Beet Salad   3 beets, peeled and cut into 1/4–inch cubes 6 slices bacon 1 bunch red Swiss chard leaves chopped and stems discarded 1 cup frozen peas 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese More...

Travel

In Search of a Slave Trader

Part 9: St. Thomas: Seven Arches, a living museum

Linda and I decided the best way to see St. Thomas was to rent a car. Within minutes we were in an $85–per–day Jeep headed for the local library and museum. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

REQUEST FOR BIDS “Social services agency located in Columbia requests bids for Agency Insurance services, including but not limited to insurance related to Building and Personal Property, Automobile Physical Damage, Automobile Liability, Data More...

MASTER’S SALE

MASTER’S SALE   More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

NOTICE TO   CREDITORS   More...