November 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Conservancy expands Black River Swamp

Paying a visit to the scenic narrows of the Black River is a must for any outdoor enthusiast. It’s where the floodplain forest widens and the river narrows between the towering cypress trees. More...

Tips for holiday safety

The holiday season is fast approaching. During this busy time of year, it is important to remember to take steps to protect loved ones and property from the threat of fire.   More...

Pearl Harbor remembered with unfurling of American flag

The newly–formed South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation (SCHAF) will pay tribute Sunday, December 5, to West Columbian Harold Jones for exemplifying patriotic citizenship. More...

Business

Business Briefs

Belk info More...

Folks about town

Isa P. Greene has been promoted to Deputy Chief of Administration for the Columbia Police Department. Wade McGuinn, CMB of the McGuinn Group will serve as president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia (HBAGC) in 2011. More...

Education

The Student United Way of USC gets involved

The United Way of the Midlands has started a new chapter for young leaders at the University of South Carolina to offer students the opportunity to volunteer and gain leadership experience in the Columbia community.  More...

Pineview Elementary School honors veterans

Students from Pineview Elementary School honored community veterans at their annual Veterans Day Celebration held at Mount Hebron United Methodist Church Friday, November 12.   More...

Congaree Elementary fourth graders combine math and community service

Mrs. Shaw’s 4th grade class at Congaree Elementary School is learning about community service. After reading The Giving More...

Sports

Hammond makes history

Skyhawks win record breaking fifth straight championship!

With its 31–21 3A SCISA state championship triumph over Porter–Gaud November 20, the Hammond Skyhawks’ football team wrote itself into the South Carolina record books—the first football team, public or private, to win five co More...

A.C. Flora Tip–Off tournament is a classic

Jackets take title with buzzer–beater

With 1.5 seconds left in the championship game of the A.C. More...

Falcons advance to championship

The A.C. Flora Falcons advanced to the championship game at the 2010 A.C. Flora Tip–Off Tournament November 22 with a 62–54 overtime win against the Hammond Skyhawks.   More...

Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Working Together in the Garden

It takes a village of volunteers to maintain the Carolina Children’s Garden at Sandhill, the two–acre public teaching garden at the Clemson University Research and Education Center in northeast Columbia. More...

Star Chefs

Healthy Holiday Recipes... with a Twist

Cornish Game Hens   Contributed by   Elizabeth Edelman   4 Cornish game hens 1 lemon, quartered 2 tsp. lemon zest 3 Tbsp. fresh thyme 6 cloves garlic, chopped 2 Tbsp. More...

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Public Notices

LEGAL AD CITY OF COLUMBIA PLANNING COMMISSION   December 6, 2010 – 5:15 P.M.   1737 MAIN STREET   CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS   Map Amendment   1. More...

City encourages residents to recycle fried turkey used cooking oil

Deep fried turkey is a delight on Thanksgiving, but disposing the three to five gallons of leftover oil is always a challenge. More...

On Second Thought

Julia Rogers Hook's Quirky Crimes in THE CAPITAL CITY

Forest Acres   More...

We are thankful for healing and to you for making it possible

Erica* was in the eighth grade when she was molested by her older brother. Although her sister discovered what was happening to Erica and told their parents, it was never addressed fully. More...

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Government / Neighborhood

Midlands’ leaders enter “New Era of Cooperation”

Local leaders embarked on a new era of cooperation November 17 to secure the Columbia’s energy and economic futures by signing a Memorandum of Understanding that solidifies the partnership between the City of Columbia, the University of South More...

Leaks from the legislature

Combining equals money With House Republicans on the cusp of a record 76 seats, pending a special election, Democrats are still throwing ideas against the wall to see what sticks. Rep. More...

Correction

In the November 19, 2010, profile of John Jordan, president of general contractor Cherokee, The Columbia                 More...

Society

Young woman given hope and a new life

Nayana Reis said “Good–bye” (“Tchau” in Portuguese) to her new friends at an emotional farewell party Monday evening, November 22 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church.   More...

Columbia Churches

Brown Chapel A.M.E Church

Everyone who has been a member, attended a service, or has family at Brown Chapel AME Church is invited to come help celebrate this weekend. More...

Blythewood couple writes The Promise of Jonadab

E. Ray and Gail Pinckney Moore of Blythewood, South Carolina have co–authored a new Christian devotional book titled The Promise of Jonadab. More...

Events

Events

-ART Trenholm Artists Guild will present its Tag 3rd Annual Holiday Market, through December 18, Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center, 4711 Forest Drive. www.trenholmartistsguild. org More...

Arts & Entertainment

Do you know our city’s outdoor art?

Can you identify the art and the artists? Answers are on page 15.

They’re massive. They’re colorful. They’re exciting. Sometimes, they are invisible.   Some of Columbia’s most beautiful artwork is unknown to many even though the works are in plain sight.   More...

Town Theatre offers two holiday shows for the price of one

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the whole world. They lie, steal, cuss their teachers, and smoke cigars—even the gi r ls. And you won’t bel ieve what these children do to the church Chr istmas pageant. More...

Baby baboon now on exhibit at Riverbanks

The season of thanks is upon us, and the staff at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has plenty to be grateful for this year. An eight–day–old Hamadryas baboon is now on exhibit with parents, Imi and Makale.   More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 5: Skagway, Gold Rush Town

Skagway is a living artifact of the Gold Rush. Physically, it is just seven–by– four blocks between the harbor and the mountains. And, strangely, due to the retreating glaciers, the town is rising 1.5 inches a year. More...