February 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Deep Sea Discovery has begun

Construction has started on “Deep Sea Discovery” at the Jeep Rogers Family YMCA. Deep Sea Discovery is an underwater– themed fun and interactive play area with something for everyone from preschoolers to pre-teenagers and up. More...

News

West Columbia man was one number away from Powerball® Jackpot

Joseph Amiker told himself one day he was going to win the Powerball ® jackpot. He’s come closer than most.  Amiker missed the jackpot by one number but is pleased with his $50,000 consolation prize. More...

Washington Street Methodist Church

Washington Street Methodist Church is marching full speed into its third century, and it’s a good bet that special music will continue to sound an accompaniment to the future.  More...

Silent Spring rings true today

Harold Talbert claims not to be an expert in the recycling of waste, just an interested bystander. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres funds Rooftop Rhythm and Jordan Anderson’s racing team

The Forest Acres City Council, at a specially called session February 1, got richer and poorer at the same meeting.  More...

Cayce City Council addresses smoking ban and quarry

Members of the Cayce City Council met Tuesday, February 1, 2011, for their monthly meeting.  More...

Leaks from the Legislature

Ard investigated for spending campaign money for personal expenses   More...

Education

Miss Cougar Pageant winners announced

The Northside Middle School Service Club, “Paws for a Cause,” sponsored the second annual Miss Cougar Pageant Saturday, January 15, 2011. More...

Columbia High School to host memorial for legendary teacher

Columbia High School will host a memorial event to honor teaching legend Madame Lilease Hall on Sunday, March 13, at 4:00 p.m. in the school auditorium.  More...

Midlands Technical College offers American Sign Language program

In order to prepare professionals to serve the deaf and hearing impaired, Midlands Technical College (MTC) is offering a new certificate program, American Sign Language (ASL). More...

Sports

Lady Eagles fly away from Brookland–Cayce

After a slow start, Airport’s offense warmed up and helped lead the Lady Eagles to a 67– 36 win at home over their rival, the Brookland– Cayce Lady Bearcats, Friday, January 28.  More...

Heathwood balance grounds Falcons

Sophomore Sarah Scott scored 11 points to lead the host Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders to a 36–22 victory over the Ben Lippen Lady Falcons Friday, January 28.  More...

Diamond Hornets sting Blue Devils at the buzzer

Twenty–five seconds to go.  Dreher freshman Jazmine Robinson cuts across the lane on a fast break, and the ball falls through the nets.  The gym thunders with noise. Dreher leads Lower Richland, 54–53.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Theatre South Carolina to stage rarely– performed Russian farce The Suicide

Theatre South Carolina will present the once–banned and rarely– performed Russian farce The Suicide as the third in its main stage series February 18–26 at Longstreet Theatre.  More...

Valdina Hall stars in Trustus Theatre’s premiere production of Mahalia

“When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what’s wrong.” — Mahalia Jackson   More...

Mayor Benjamin to unveil the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum’s latest acquisition

As stewards of South Carolina’s military history, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum, with the help of Columbia’s Mayor, Steve Benjamin, will unveil its latest acquisition, a South Carolina Flag from Operation More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 15: Dawson City, A Living Museum

Dawson City is a small town with a huge personality, a true living museum with boardwalk–lined streets and many historically–preserved buildings. Excitement from the old gold rush days shout from every corner. More...

Letters of Anna Heyward Taylor (1879–1956), Columbia artist and world traveler published

Anna Heyward Taylor ( 1879– 1956) was born in Columbia, South Carolina, November 13, 1879, to the distinguished Taylor family of Columbia. More...

Changing the world one dinner at a time

“Don’t exchange girls for cows, give them education.”

The sign on the gate at Maasai village Maji Moto, home to Enkiteng Lepa School founded by Hellen Nkurayia   More...

On Second Thought

Salvation Army thanks community

We at The Salvation Army in Columbia would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the individuals and groups that helped to make the Christmas season brighter for our neighbors who sought assistance.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

tHook Avenue, 100 block: A woman called police twice in two weeks after she said her former roommate was threatening her. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Northern overexposure

When the moose first walked across the screen, bouncing to the funky music in fictional Cicely, Alaska, I was hooked. More...

Forty– something

A raisin in the snow

As a child born and raised in the South, I barely knew that snow was something other than what we called the static on our television screen.  More...

Business

S.C. looking for another BMW

Dr. Doug Woodward, director of the division of research at USC’s Moore School of Business, is an economist who authored and recently delivered The Economic Impact of South Carolina’s Automobile Cluster . More...

Briefs

Unemployment up, slightly   More...

Folks about town

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau has won the distinguished Readers’ Choice Award presented by ConventionSouth magazine.   More...

Society

Exercise—a mind, body experience

When people think of joining a gym, they are sometimes intimidated by visions of female models and perfect male athletes all effortlessly lifting weights or running the track. More...

Miss Dhamer and Mr. Jess en exc hange vows October 2, 2010

Elizabeth Ann Dhamer and Wayne Bryant Jessen were married October 2, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest, Illinois. The Most Rev. More...

dressbarn sponsors “Send One Suit Weekend”

With an increasing number of women unemployed and looking for work, dressbarn’s annual “Send One Suit Weekend” program aims to remove a fundamental hurdle for those women seeking a jobto have the proper outfit to wear for the job in More...

Home & Garden

Green Grocer for Birds

Stopping to smell the flowers

If you enjoy the variety and abundance of birds visiting your feeders in winter, consider creating more permanent and diverse sources of food for birds throughout the changing seasons.  More...

February bird programs at Congaree

The Old–Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center at Congaree National Park and the Friends of Congaree Swamp will host three separate birding programs in February. More...

Star Chefs

Easy Breakfast Casserole  Contributed by ichef.com  1 can Crescent rolls 1 lb. Sausage, cooked and drained Fresh mushrooms, sliced 3/4 lb. More...

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NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that 406 Utopia LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of Beer, Wine, and Liquor at 3830-A Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29205. More...