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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

What we today call “The Midlands” of South Carolina was known as “The backcountry” two centuries ago. And at the time of the American Revolution, the backcountry had no Episcopal congregation. More...

USC Chapter NSDAR celebrates 54 years

The USC Chapter of the National Society of the Daughter of the American Revolution (NSDAR) held a luncheon in February at the Spring Valley Country Club to celebrate the organization of the chapter’s 54th anniversary. More...

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship applications available

Applications for the 2011 $1,000 Young Women in Public Affairs Award Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship are now available from the Zonta Club of Columbia through Zonta International’s website, Zonta.org. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia City Council celebrates Earl H. Sease Sr.’s 100th birthday

A special resolution was presented by West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton to Earl H. Sease Sr. on the occasion of his 100th Birthday at the regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council on March 1, 2011 at 6pm.  More...

Columbia City Council recognizes community activists

Columbia City Council convened Tuesday night, March 1, at six for its regular meeting.  More...

Citizens react to rumors of health department relocation

At the Richland County Council meeting this week, rumors of possible relocation of the Richland County Health Department brought several citizens to the council meeting to voice their concern. More...

Education

Because the weather isn’t the only thing a little crazy right now...

The early spring temperatures are a little crazy for February, so that got students and the principal at St. John Neumann Catholic School, Barbara Cole, acting a little nutty. More...

Teacher awarded South Carolina International Educator honors

Sudha Rani Alamanda, a special education teacher at W. G. More...

Richland One’s United Way campaign highest among Midlands districts

During the Fall 2010 campaign, Richland One employees reached deep into their hearts and their pockets to help the United Way provide assistance to children and families in our community.  More...

Sports

Heathwood moves to final

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders jumped out to a 12–0 lead, lost the lead, and eventually overcame a stubborn Laurence Manning Swampcat squad 62–48 in the semifinals of the Class 3A SCISA boys’ basketball semifinal Friday, February 25 More...

Lady Highlanders fall to Pinewood

The Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders struggled with turnovers in their girls’ Class 3A SCISA semifinal match–up with the Pinewood Prep Lady Panthers and eventually succumbed to the Lady Panthers 58–48.  More...

Yellow Jackets fly by Dorman en route to State Championship game

After jumping over the bench and hugging his family, it was clear what winning the Upper State Championship meant to Irmo Coach Tim Whipple.  “It’s special. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia City Ballet to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Columbia City Ballet brings the whimsy and magic of Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to the Koger Center stage for two performances only on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Workshop Theatre brings Victor/ Victoria to the main stage this spring

Workshop Theatre is excited to announce Victor/ Victoria will be gracing their stage March 18–April 2, under the direction of Scott Blanks. More...

High Voltage Theatre presents Phantom of the Opera

This two–act epic horror tale will open March 17 at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater in West Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 19: Dawson City: A Trip on the Yukon River

During our trip to Alaska and the Yukon in August 2010, Linda and I utilized many modes of transportation: cruise ship, narrow gauge train, motor coach (bus), two–engine 20–seat Air North airplane, Yukon riverboat, single–engine eig More...

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Public Notices

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 Latoya M. More...

Busking Project

takes to the streets

Everywhere you go, in almost any place in the world, there are musicians, dancers, and magicians that set up on the corners of streets, lay out a hat or a guitar case and practice their crafts. More...

Cardinal Newman sophomore’ s novel, The Branding, is published

There is a new published writer in Columbia, and she goes to school at Cardinal Newman. Micaela Wendell, a sophomore, launched her novel The Branding with a small celebration at the Mellow Mushroom on Sunday February 20, 2011. More...

On Second Thought

Without a bus system, some people cannot work

I am writing in support of the recent two percent fee hike in SCE&G’s franchise fee. More...

Over 800,000 Haitians are without homes

Editor’s note: This is a letter to a friend from Christine Legler.   I am just back from a week in Haiti doing volunteer clinical work. Sad to see the tents still in place a year after the earthquake. More...

We have no choice but to help

As an exceptional and blessed nation, we have a moral obligation to help those less fortunate, both in our own country and around the world. More...

Commentary

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

Modern–day fairy tale

Once upon a time: a simple, wonderful phrase. Most adults grew up on those words and then used them to relax their children at bedtime. More...

Forty– something

Putting my money where her mouth is

I wore braces for three–and–a–half long years until finally, halfway through my junior year of high school, I begged my orthodontist and my mom to take them off. More...

Business

USC partners with the Savannah River National Laboratory

Fluor Corporation of Irving, Texas, was in USC’s Cooper Library Monday, February 28, as it joined forces with its partnership, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC of South Carolina (SRNS), to announce a $1.5 million contribution to help with t More...

Briefs

BCBS of SC keeps 900 on the job More...

Folks about town

Thomas M. Boulware VI, CCIM and Dexter C. Rumsey IV of NAI Avant recently represented the tenant, Rapport, LLC in the lease of 4,800 square feet on the first floor of 235 King Street, in downtown Charleston. More...

Society

Mary Shivers

Lower Richland County, S.C. is a far cry from Calcutta, India; however, they share an extraordinary commonality: Each has lost an Icon who personified altruism. Both Icons were ladies from poor upbringings, yet self–motivated. More...

S.C. Chief Justice Jean Toal to receive the Sandra Day O’Conor Award

Chief Justice of South Carolina Jean Hoefer Toal has been named the first recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education.  More...

Anna Sweeny

Anna Sweeny, a nationally ranked tennis player and South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame honoree in 2004, died after a long struggle with cancer on February 23. More...

Events

Arts at Shandon presents The Crucible

Arts at Shandon presents The Shandon Players in The Crucible Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 4:00 p.m. More...

Student artist to be featured in exhibit at Presbyterian College

Columbia resident Beth Dallas will be displaying paintings in the Senior Exhibit at Presbyterian College.  Dallas is a senior at Presbyterian College in Clinton where she and four other visual art students will be presenting their work this spr More...

Events

-ART  Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. www.PalmettoPainters.com or 781-2340.   More...

Home & Garden

Botanical Bartering in Historical Perspective

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gardeners master the art of give and take. Most collect seeds and plants but also give away seeds, starts, bulbs, shrubs, trees, produce, and advice. More...

Star Chefs

Linguine with Spring Vegetables  Coarse salt and ground pepper 3/4 pound(s) linguine 1 pound asparagus, tough ends removed, cut into 1–inch lengths 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise (quartered if More...

Ring in spring with a green lawn

After a winter of cold temperatures and snow— even in cities in warmer clim a tes— homeowners across the country are already itching to get out of their houses and back to caring for their lawns and landscapes. More...