March 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Incarnation Lutheran Church

Incarnation Lutheran Church of Columbia is one decade away from its centennial year. More...

Melrose Heights named one of the best historic house neighborhoods

The words “unsung gem” came to mind when we discovered Columbia’s Melrose Heights. Though it’s less than two miles from both the state capital building and the University of South Carolina, it manages a low profile.  More...

Volunteers knit Head Huggers

Martha Amick of the Lower Richland Ruritans displays several of the Head Huggers she and members of the Lower Richland Community have made and donated for Chemo Patients. The caps are for patients who have lost their hair due to treatment. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Former governor exchanges words with future politician

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee told his fans at a recent Midlands book signing that if he decided to toss his hat in the ring for a 2012 presidential run, he had to win in South Carolina.  More...

One Book, One Columbia

April 1 will mark the official kickoff to “One Book, One Columbia.” An official announcement will be made at a 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28 at City Hall.  More...

South Kilbourne Yard Sale postponed

Neighborhood President Michele Huggins announced at the South Kilbourne meeting on Thursday March 3 that South Kilbourne’s Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale and Party will most likely not be held on April 2, the same day as the barbeque event held More...

Education

Two Girl Scouts reach out in their community

Sarah Kate Coleman and Eydis Thorisdottir, Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 1287, held an event to benefit The Palmetto Children’s Hospital on February 5 as part of the requirement to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl S More...

Midlands Technical College Foundation receives $50,000 grant from Bank of America

The Midlands Technical College Foundation has received a $ 50,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. More...

Pulitzer prize winner Isabel Wilkerson to speak at library

The Friends of Richland County Public Library and The University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications will host a book discussion and signing with Isabel Wilkerson, author of the acclaimed book The Warmth of Other Su More...

Sports

THE THRILL OF VICTORY AND THE AGONY OF DEFEAT

Irmo students and fans celebrate as the Ridge View cheerleaders can only watch the closing seconds of the Class 4A State Boys’ Basketball Championship at the Colonial Life Arena Friday, March 4 More...

Lady Vikings take the title back

It’s not often a team loses a championship–game heartbreaker then gets an opportunity to return to the same arena the next season to exact revenge … and against the same team, no less.  More...

Yellow Jackets are State Champions!

Tim Whipple stood on the Colonial Life Arena floor, arms folded, looking out over the scene with a satisfied look in his eye.  And he had every right to. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Irmo High School presents Moon Over Buffalo

Irmo High School will be presenting Moon Over Buffalo this weekend, a play by Ken Ludwig that brought Carol Burnett back to the stage after 30 years and gave her a Tony nomination.  More...

USC Dance Company brings NYC Ballet Principals to Columbia for the 6th Annual “Ballet Stars of NY”

For the sixth consecutive year, the fast–growing University of SC Dance Program will bring the stellar talents of the New York City Ballet to Columbia for its “Ballet Stars of NY” concert, March 19 at 7 p.m. More...

USC exhibit “Beyond Domesticity” examines facets of women’s writing

A University of South Carolina exhibit dispels the notion that American women from Colonial times to the early 20th century led lives of quiet domesticity with few interests outside the home.  More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Our schedule after Dawson City called for a 100– mile bus ride to the U.S./Alaska border then on to Chicken on the scenic Taylor Highway. However, it was not to be. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE  IN THE MATTER OF  CHARLES E. JOHNSON,  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 Lees Family of SC, 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 2865 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205 More...

Do you believe in magic?

West Columbia teen competes in World Teen Championship of Magic

Brandon Wagster of West Columbia, South Carolina just returned home from Las Vegas, Nevada, but he did not return empty handed. More...

Forest Heights students will sing in the “World’s Largest Concert”

Forest Heights Elementar y School students are singing in the “World’s Largest Concert,” a pre– recorded event that was broadcast on Thursday, March 10 via SCETV. More...

On Second Thought

Community newspapers are more important than ever

I’ve always had a special fondness for community newspapers.  The newspaper you hold in your hand helps strengthen your community. More...

Pay now or pay later

South Carolina is on the top 10 list of states that cut mental health care during fiscal years 2009 to 2011, according to a national report released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  Almost two–thirds of states have cut m More...

Who should make decisions about your healthcare?

A distinguished panel of experts on healthcare ethics and law will convene at the University of South Carolina Friday, March 18, to discuss the issues surrounding open, public healthcare rationing.  More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Never tease a child

I’m pretty sure his name was Larry, but I can’t recall for sure. I have no memory of the guy past fourth grade. He had been running around the classroom placing tacks on seats. More...

Forty– something

School’s out for...ever!

Why anyone would want to go back to school is beyond me. More...

Business

City subsidizes façade improvements downtown

The City Center Partnership held a press conference Tuesday morning, March 8, inside the Tapp’s building to announce the city’s new Commercial Façade Improvement Program within its business improvement district (BID). More...

Briefs

Jobless claims down   More...

Folks about town

Sher iff Leon Lott has received the 2011 Marc H. Westbrook Excellence in Community Justice Award. John Hearn, a shareholder with Rogers Townsend & Thomas, has been elected president–elect of the Richland County Bar Association. Dr. More...

Society

Nobel prize winner speaks against landmines

This year, The Walker Institute of International & Area Studies at the University of South Carolina is celebrating 50 years. More...

SC Press Association elects officers

William E.N. Hawkins, editor and publisher of The Post and Courier in Charleston, was elected president of the S.C. Press Association at the group’s annual meeting Saturday at the Hilton Columbia Center hotel.  More...

Relief for Medicare fraud

Medicare is changing the way it pays for medical equipment like walkers and wheelchairs to save you money and guard against fraud. The change won’t affect your Medicare coverage. More...

Events

International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association comes to Columbia

The International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association ( IVGCA) is coming to Columbia March 8–12 at Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia, 230 Greystone Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29210, Tuesday– Frida, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a. More...

Events

-ANIMALS  PETS, Inc., The Carolinas Humane Society will hold its Third Annual Easter B’egg Festival Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. PETS Inc. Adoption Center, 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia. 739-9333 or www.petsinc.org   More...

Arts at Shandon presents “Stained Glass and Spirituals”

Arts at Shandon will present “Stained Glass & Spirituals,” Seeing Shandon Presbyterians Windows through songs of the soul, Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Shandon Presbyterian Church.  More...

Home & Garden

One Loquacious Loquat

Stopping to smell the flowers

Having held my blossoms throughout the entire winter, as spring planting time approaches I can’t keep silent any longer. It is time for loquats to be seen and represented in the home garden. More...

Star Chefs

Seafood Newberg 3 lobster tails eachcut into four pieces12 large shrimp,24 bay scallops1/2 stick unsated butter2 Tbsps. plus 1 tsp.medium dry sherry3 Tbsps. plus 1 tsp. More...

Abingdon Manor Inn & Restaurant Latta, S.C.

One of a select few AAA Four Diamond Inns and Restaurants in South Carolina, Abingdon Manor is located in the heart of the quaint, turn of the century village of Latta, S.C. More...

Pets

Canine police officers need body armor, too

Elaine Henderson, vice president of the Pineview Ruritan Club recently spoke to the Lower Richland Ruritans about her on–going fundraisers for the Heroes Vest Fund. More...

How to find a pet sitter who’s the cat’s meow

More people are using professional pet sitters than ever before. Pets get to stay home and on schedule. Mail and newspapers can come without interruption. Pet sitters will rotate lights and take care of recycling and garbage bins.   More...

Boynton

Summer 1998—February 16, 2011

We Will Remember   More...