February 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

S.C. poet explores Iraq

Dr. Jennifer Pournelle is an archaeologist, anthropologist, former U.S. Army intelligence officer, arms control negotiator, reconstruction consultant, and award–winning poet. More...

SC Department of Mental Health holds community forums

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) hosted its 14th Statewide Community Forum at the G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital at 6 p. m. on Thursday, January 27, 2011.  More...

Trenholm Road United Methodist Church

Like several of its neighbors in Columbia, Trenholm Road United Methodist Church ( TRUMC) started life in the chapel at the Carolina Children’s Home. That was 55 years ago, September 13, 1954. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Bus ordinance passes

Columbia City Council convened Tuesday night, February 15, on the third floor of City Hall. All of the visitors’ pews were filled, and many people were standing. All were interested in the vote for funding the city bus transit system.   More...

Evaluation process discussion consumes Richland County Council meeting

At the Richland County Council meeting this week, Bill Tomes, a local consultant explained a requested evaluation process and answered questions. More...

A bit of immortality at taxpayers’ expense

Over the past five years, South Carolina has spent at least $ 60,000 on highway and other structure signs named after state lawmakers and other individuals, The Nerve found in a review of state transportation records.  More...

Education

A.C. Flora freshman earns Eagle Scout rank

Sheldon Newman, son of Cindy and Frank Newman, has received his Eagle Scout rank at Eastminster Presbyterian’s Court of Honor on January 9, 2011. More...

Blythewood Middle School plants tree in student’s memory

Michael Brown, sixth grade student at Blythewood Middle School, passed away Monday, January 3, 2011, evening. More...

Three Richland Northeast High School students named National Achievement Scholars

Joseph Eberlin, Richland Northeast High School’s director of magnet programs, congratulates seniors Karen Ekeh, Antoinette Hawkins, and Brendane Tynes on being named finalists in the 2011 Natio More...

Sports

A.C. Flora pulls away from Bearcats

The A.C.Flora Lady Falcons finished the regular season at home on a positive note with a 65–42 win over the Brookland– Cayce Lady Bearcats Thursday, February 10. More...

Falcons win another thriller over B–C

Trailing by three points with seconds remaining at A. C. Flora, Brookland–Cayce turned to Jonathan Rumph to try a game–tying 3–pointer, but it fell short as the Falcons escaped with a 57–54 win Thursday, February 10.  More...

Heathwood Hall battles back and rides Littlejohn to victory

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders overcame a quick start by Cardinal Newman to rally and defeat the visiting Cardinals 72– 63 on Senior Night, Thursday, February 10, behind Corey Littlejohn’s 32 points.  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.  Performance times are 8 p.m. More...

Little Miss Lake Murray crowned

Petria “Pete” Davis, second grade student from Springdale Elementary School, won the title of Little Miss Lake Murray Saturday, Februar y 5. More...

Columbia Baroque Soloists’ Venetian Gala set for March 6

A Venetian Carnevale will be the theme for the Columbia Baroque Soloists’ annual Gala and Silent Auction set for 4 p.m., Sunday, March 6.  Those attending the performance are invited to arrive masked, or they may purchase masks at the perf More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

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Unusual exotic pig joins Riverbanks family

A male babirusa is now calling Riverbanks Zoo home. The babirusa, named Bertello, is a little over one year old and approximately 70 pounds—a little more than one–third of what he will weigh when full grown. More...

Happy 99th Cornelia Freeman

Cornelia Freeman, one of Columbia’s finest, turned 99 February 11, 2011.   More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The book Forest Acres is now avai lable

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

Commentary

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

Coming to Grips

The toughest man I ever knew was my former father–in–law. His three daughters knew to grab the phone if it rang or risk a lonely spinster existence. When Mr. More...

Forty– something

Freedom of speech comes with age

My wife gets a little nervous when she’s on the sidelines or in the stands watching one of our children play in some sort of sporting event. More...

Business

“S.C.—where the puck is going to be” –Robby Roberson

New Carolina TDL Council Summit meets

TDL comes from the state’s Transportation Distribution Logistics economic cluster, a major part of the state’s economic development strategy. More...

Briefs

Get rail   More...

Folks about town

Brian C. Gambrell, Douglas E. Leadbi tter, and Robert H. Williams have joined the law firm Rogers Townsend & Thomas.  Mason Summers has been named a shareholder in the Richardson Plowden law firm.  H. More...

Society

Miss Scott and Mr. Medley marry February 12, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. David Craig Medley were married February 12, 2011, at five o’clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The marriage is announced by Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Charles Scott, the bride’s parents. More...

Crape Myrtle Garden Club celebrates 75 years

Members and guests of the Crape Myrtle Garden Club gathered at the home of Ed and Margaret Ann McMullen to celebrate the Club’s 75th Anniversary on Tuesday evening, February 8, 2011. More...

Soup Cellar coordinator speaks to Columbia Women United

Alan Jon Zupan, coordinator of the Soup Cellar at Washington Street United Methodist Church, was the featured speaker at the Annual Luncheon Meeting of Columbia Church Women United (CWU) on January 28. More...

Events

Events

-ART  The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will host the exhibit, “From Snapshot to Civic Action: Creating Healthy Environments through Community Engagement” through March 26 in McKissick Museum’s North Gal More...

25th Annual A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen set for April 14–16

Two award– winning authors visit Columbia

In honor of the late Augusta Baker’s 100th birthday and the 25th annual A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen—A Celebration of Stories, this year’s event is a special three day festival featuring award winning authors Leonard Marcus and Pat More...

Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Free Fridays aren’t the only draw to Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden in February. There is no better venue for late winter garden fashions and a preview of spring. More...

Star Chefs

Abraham Lincoln’ s Scalloped Oysters  1/4 cup butter, melted 2 cups coarse cracker crumbs 2 dozen oysters, scrubbed, shucked, drained, with liquid reserved 1/4 tsp. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 17: Dawson City, Jack London, Called to the Wild

Dawson City was a rough and ready city full of brothels, gambling parlors, and saloons during the Klondike Gold Rush at the turn of the 19th century. More...