December 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Students help give cigarette butts a proper burial

Students from the University of South Carolina want to ensure cigarette butts are given a proper burial so they joined City Center Partnership and Keep the Midlands Beautiful to make the funeral arrangements.   More...

The book Forest Acres is now available

Local author Warner M. Montgomery, Ph. D. and Arcadia Publishing present Forest Acres, the newest addition   to the popular Images of America               Series. More...

Shandon Baptist Church

On October 13, 1907, 22 people met in the old Shandon School to organize a new Baptist Church in Columbia to be called Shandon Baptist. The fledgling congregation grew steadily, under the leadership of several short–term ministers. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Beware of Medicare scams

Lt. Governor André Bauer cautioned an estimated 727,000 Medicare beneficiaries in South Carolina that criminals have been attempting to steal financial information in the last few days over the telephone by claiming to work for Medicare.   More...

Leaks from the Legislature

Senator wants to meet every two years   More...

Help Harvest Hope Food Bank at “A Devine Night Out”

Harvest Hope Food Bank invites everyone to get in the holiday spirit and support our local merchants by attending “A Devine Night Out” on Thursday, December 9 from 5:00–8:00 p.m. More...

Education

Keenan to host middle school robotics competition

The Robo–Raiders, Keenan High School’s award–winning robotics team, will host the Columbia FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Challenge competition Saturday, December 4, from 7:30 a.m.&nda More...

Blythewood Middle School students compete in Model UN competition

Nineteen sixth, seventh, and eighth graders from Blythewood Middle School competed Friday, November 12, in the Model United Nations competition at Georgia Southern University. More...

USC team wins Mid–South Invitational Mock Trial Tournament

A team of University of South Carolina undergraduates won the Mid–South Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, held November 12–13 at Middle Tennessee State University.   More...

Sports

Local soccer programs win academic awards

A total of 384 soccer teams (142 boys, 242 girls) throughout the United States have earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2009–10 academic year. More...

No more security blanket for Flora

For the past few seasons, Kim Roach was the ultimate security blanket for the A.C. Flora girls’ basketball team. More...

Dreher fab freshmen potentially special

Dreher hadn’t played a game.   The Blue Devils had barely scrimmaged. More...

Arts & Entertainment

’Tis the Season will kick off “A Wonderful Christmastime”

Celebrity–hosted Christmas specials were a popular holiday tradition on television for decades, so make plans now to gather your family around the TV set— er, the Workshop Theatre stage—December 9–12 as Workshop presents &rsq More...

White Christmas held over at Town Theatre

Town Theatre is holding over Ir ving Berlin’s White Christmas. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 6: Skagway, Hustlers & Bustlers – Soapy Smith

Skagway was the staging ground for two of America’s most infamous characters: Soapy Smith and Klondike Kate. More...

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CMA scores blockbuster exhibition

At the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) on Tuesday morning, November 30, a breakfast gathering of staff, board members, art lovers, and members of the fourth estate took place to commemorate the announcement of   next fall’s blockbuster exhi More...

From South Carolina to New York City

Editor’s note: Natasha Whitling is in New York City interning at the United Nations for her final course in the masters program in USC’s School of Journalism More...

On Second Thought

Reader shocked and saddened by article

I was shocked and saddened to see your article in the November 19, 2010, issue of   More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia   More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Some folks actually like Spam

Early last week, a two minute stretch on competing morning TV programs offered an unintentional view of what is wrong with America. More...

Forty– something

My underdeveloped prefrontal cortex made me do it

My oldest daughter recently entered the wonderful world of adolescence, and, thanks to a recent article in Parade More...

Business

Seth Rose, attorney and member of Richland County Council

Due to be inducted this January, Democrat Seth Rose will join Richland County Council and take Kit Smith’s seat. Soon after popular neighborhood activist Rose announced his candidacy, Smith opted out. More...

Briefs

Medical education   More...

Folks about town

William O. “Bill” Sweeney, III, a founding shareholder of the law firm Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A., has opened a mediation practice. More...

Society

William Franklin Milliken

William Franklin Milliken, age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 28, 2010, at Providence Hospital of complications from numerous strokes. Mr. More...

Claude Merritt Cely

The hunter’s horn sounds early for some, later for others. More...

Symphony League hosts A Taste of South Carolina

What is the Symphony League of the SC Philharmonic?

The Symphony League of the SC Philharmonic is an organization of more than 300 men and women deeply committed to promoting appreciation for the performing arts and providing service and support to the SC Philharmonic under the direction of Maestro Mo 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. More...

Árpád Darázs Singers to present holiday concert

The Árpád Darázs Singers presents its Holiday   2010 program, Gloria,               with two performances in Columbia and one in Camden. More...

Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade schedule

2010 Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade & 5K Road Race Saturday, December 4, 2010, 9:45 a.m. Street Closings 7 a.m. Reviewing, Performance Area Gervais St. between Sumter St. and Assembly St. Main St. between Hampton St. and Gervais St. 7 a.m. More...

Home & Garden

Holiday gift for the gardeners on your list

Stopping to smell the flowers

In the event you failed to find the perfect gift for the gardeners on your list on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners Association has the per fect down to ear th package.  More...

Star Chefs

Gingerbread People Cookies   More...