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Water Main Rehabilitation Gervais Street Cleaning & Lining Project begins January 24

Phase 1 Congaree Vista Area (CIP# WM4182)   More...

News

Calvary Community Church

Can you name a church in the Midlands that has a French–speaking, CD–recording pastor who survived electrocution? How about the only church maybe—anywhere which includes a cocktail bar?   More...

Transitions is moving ahead

Construction is moving forward, opening day is not far ahead, and the Midlands Housing Alliance has a new name: Transitions. More...

Jewish community staffs Ronald McDonald house for Christmas

Jewish Family Service of the Columbia Jewish Federation is providing staff for the Ronald McDonald House of Columbia from December 24–December 26. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Bells ringing and people giving

Zion Lutheran Church Bell Choir members Addie Pardue, Morgen Kohn, Kara Kleckley, Jane Kohn, Rayna Kleckley, and Bridget Ridgell (Back Row, l–r): Jocelyn Kohn and Michael Kohn hold practice sess More...

Olympia residents raise concerns about new quarry

William Gregg’s proposal for a new quarry near the Congaree River was met with stiff resistance during a meeting hosted by Sustainable Midlands at 701 Whaley Street on Saturday December 18. More...

Leaks from the Legislature

Fire safety vs common sense   More...

Education

Arts Unlimited performs with Natalie MacMaster

  Arts Unlimited, a performance troupe of selected fourth and fifth grade students from Saluda River Academy for the Arts received a distinct honor and invitation for the holiday season December 13.  More...

Congaree elementary School hosts author’s tea

Student authors from Congaree Elementary School showcased their writings by hosting a tea November 23. More...

Kids in Print deadline extended to December 30

RCPL has extended the submission deadline to Thursday, December 30 for   Kids in Print, a publication that features artwork, photos, and writing by young people ages six to 18 each year. More...

Sports

Dreher escapes Green hornets

The Dreher Blue Devils completed a sweep of the C.A. Johnson Green Hornets on Friday, December 17 with a 40–37 win. Similar to the girls’ game, both teams came out finding points hard to come by. While C.A. More...

Blue Devils squash hornets

Despite sloppy play by the Dreher Lady Blue Devils, they managed to blow out the C.A. Johnson Lady Hornets 60–15 Friday, December 17. More...

Highlanders young, but experienced

The Heathwood Hall girls’ basketball team will depend on its youth as it works through a tough SCISA region, according to coach John O’Cain. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ben Franklin visits Kiwanis

Ben Franklin (aka USC Retired Professor Emeritus of History Dr. More...

Museum’s “Pirates” to sail away January 3

After months of looting, laughing, and capturing the imaginations of Palmetto State citizens, the South Carolina State Museum’s immensely popular blockbuster exhibit Pi rates, Pr ivateers and Buccaneers will weigh the anchor and sail More...

Museum Road Show roars back January 15

Was that oil painting you found in the attic the early work of Andrew Wyeth? Is the antique silver teapot and sugar tongs left to you by great–aunt Mildred valuable colonial coin silver or silver plate? More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 9: Historic Bennett, a Ghost Town

The White Pass and Yukon Route train entered Canada at Fraser, British Columbia, where a Mountie greeted us and examined our passports. Thirteen miles later, we stopped for lunch at Bennett (or Lake Bennett). We were 40.6 miles from Skagway. More...

Pets

Spirit goes to Washington

Story told from the point of view of Spirit (PAALS dog in training)   More...

What is PaaLS?

Palmetto Animal Assistance Life Services (PAALS) trains animals to assist people with varying abilities to live more independent and enriched lives by providing them with assistance dogs. More...

Never too young to give

A little boy puts money in the Salvation Army’s red kettle attended by retired Lutheran Bishop David Donges in front of Piggly Wiggly on Forest Drive. More...

Richland County Sheriff’s Department names Deputy of the Year for 2010

Deputy Edwina Starr Greene is the Richland County Sheriff ’s Department Deputy of the Year for 2010.   More...

On Second Thought

Leave my water alone

City Council, please stop messing around with our tax money and fix our water system. It is Saturday morning, and I would like to be baking Christmas cookies, cleaning the house, and getting ready for my daughters to come home from college. More...

Fix the state’s dysfunctional, outdated tax system

South Carolina’s public schools began this school year with $730 million less state funding than they began with two years ago.  More...

Jordan anderson, good ambassador for Forest acres

I just wanted to say that the article on Jordan Anderson was great. I’ve been following him all year and am really excited to see what the future holds for him. He is a great representative of Forest Acres and always promotes well.  More...

Commentary

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Memories of Christmas

The Woman Whose Garbage I’m Responsible For used to buy whiskey and a carton of cigarettes for her grandfather at Christmas. In those days anyone could purchase cigarettes, but she had to find an accomplice to get the booze. More...

Forty– something

all i want for Christmas is a hazmat Suit

I just called home, and a creature answered the phone. I thought the creature was female, but it was hard to tell because the deep, gruff voice on the other end of the line sounded like it had been smoking filterless Winstons for a good 20 years. More...

Business

Teamwork pulls together 11 counties

Besides his mayor’s hat at the Lexington Town Hall, Randy Halfacre also wears the CEO’s hat at the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce. More...

Briefs

Municipal Association agenda   More...

Folks about town

Richland School District Two’s, Robin Hardy, assistant principal of Dent Middle School in Columbia, SC, has been named the 2011 Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. More...

Society

The Assembly holds 122nd Ball December 17, 2010

The Assembly, established in 1889, held its 122nd annual Ball Friday, December 17, 2010, at seven thirty o’clock in the evening in the Columbia Ballroom of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Guests were received by Mrs. More...

The Camellia Ball presents ten debutantes

The Camellia Ball presented eight debutante daughters, two granddaughters, three out–of–town nieces, and 23 guest debutantes at the annual ball December 18, 2010, at Forest Lake Club.   More...

The South Carolina Ball presents six debutantes

Five daughters, one granddaughter, one sister, three nieces, and one great niece were presented at the South Carolina Debutante Ball on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at Forest Lake Club.   More...

Events

Students perform at atria Forest Lake

Select students of Ryan Smith and Sarah Evans performed their annual Christmas recital at Atria Forest Lake in Columbia. More...

Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling

• City of Columbia Compost Facility, 121 Humane Ln., Columbia (off Shop Road across from the SCPCA). Open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. • Clemson Institute for Economic & Community Development, 900 Clemson Rd. More...

Events

-ART Arts Draughts: Art, drink and be happy! will be held at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, January 7, 7 p.m. at the museum with a performance by Devil Music Ensemble at 8 p.m. columbiamuseum.org More...

Home & Garden

Mushrooms, Monks, and Meditation

Stopping smell flowers

The Trappist monks at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner maintain a thriving new oyster mushroom agribusiness. More...

Star Chefs

Lemon Tarragon Cornish Hens   Contributed by easyrecipes.com 2 Cornish hens, innards removed, rinsed and patted dry 3 Tbsp. More...

Columbia’s treasured trees

The City of Columbia’s Forestry and Beautification Division would like to congratulate all of the 2010 Treasured Tree winners. More...

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