March 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Carolina on my Mind

On Saturday, March 5, 2011, Cardinal Newman School hosted its 15th Annual Auction, Carolina On My Mind. More...

Seniors put on dancing shoes on Fridays

The idea for the Capital Senior Center began when a group of seniors who danced every Friday night outgrew their dance hall. More...

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Places of worship

Sims Avenue was the outer edge of Columbia, and Five Points was a wooded valley with a lively stream crossing it when St. John’s, Shandon Episcopal Church was born. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Dining for Women to meet

Interested in Dining for Women?Visit diningforwomen.org.Dining for Women will hold its monthlymeeting Monday, March 21 at 6 pmBring a Friend and a potluck dish to share Clubhouse at Woodhill Estate/HighHamptonHostess Mary Rogers (920-6742) More...

Together We Can Read

The police chief, a college president, and a TV news anchor were among more than 100 people who had the same appointment on their schedules for Thursday, March 17.  More...

Public is invited to hear the Brotherhood Chorus March 27

On Sunday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m., the Brotherhood Chorus of Second Calvary Baptist Church will be featured in concert at the church, located at 1110 Mason Road. More...

Education

South Carolina’s Magnificent Five

Five South Carolina Students will represent the state of South Carolina at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposia ( JSHS) in San Diego, California April 27– May 1, 2011.  More...

Forest Lake Elementary a magnet school of distinction, for third time in four years

For the third time in four years, Forest Lake Elementary Technology Magnet has been named a Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America. More...

Keep the Midlands Beautiful kicks off pilot program at Hyatt Park Elementary with help from Walmart

Representatives of Keep the Midlands Beautiful gathered recently at Hyatt Park Elementary School in Columbia to kick off the pilot for a new program called Litter–acy Lessons. More...

Sports

Vikings overcome Cavaliers

A starter on the Spring Valley boys’ soccer team had to tell the Richland Northeast Cavalier starters how to line up for the introductions at their match at Spring Valley Friday, March 11. More...

Brookland–Cayce outmuscles Cards

Chandler Terrapin struck out ten over seven innings and hit a towering home run to lead the Brookland–Cayce Lady Bearcats to a 4–2 victory over the visiting Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals More...

Falcons flourish

The Falcons dominated at the region Speed and Strength meet March 3 at Lexington High taking 14 of the 30 total slots possible to place in the competition. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Hairspray is coming

You can’t s top the beat!

Yes, the Three –D Players of DHS will present the musical Hairspray March 24– 27. This exciting and energetic musical will treat your eyes and ears with all of its toe–tapping music and fancy footwork. More...

Trustus Theatre assembles cast for Assassins

“Everybody’s got the right to their dreams…”   More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 21: Pipelines and Roadhouse

Our Holland America luxury motor coach pulled out of Tok at 8 am. It was 206 miles to Fairbanks on the Alaska Highway— downhill all the way from an elevation of 1630’ in Tok to 434’ in Fairbanks.  More...

The Great Outdoors

The Braggin' Board

Full Story

Calling

Birders generally remember where they were when they first saw a Swallow– tailed Kite, a striking black–and–white raptor that’s a species of conservation concern. More...

In My Story... students tell about growing up, understanding, and what unites us all

The Palmetto Center for the Arts and L. W. Conder Elementary Arts Integrated Magnet School will present My Story, original choreography that is the culmination of a two– month class project. More...

You Came Here to Die, Didn’t You

A pretty blonde 18–year–old girl left her disapproving parents in California in June of 1965 to join the Civil Rights Movement in the South. More...

On Second Thought

Click your mouse to see how your government spends its money

It was three years ago this month that I unveiled the state’s first Transparency Website, giving taxpayers a central site to view itemized expenditures for state agencies. More...

DeMint knows the truth?

Our esteemed senator Jim DeMint knows that NPR and its SCETV affiliate hinder his right wing ambitions, and he is out to cut their federal funding. More...

Lawmakers look to muzzle State Ethics Commission Staff

The State Ethics Commission has no authority over legislators, yet state lawmakers have introduced a proviso that would effectively gag commission staff by prohibiting them from commenting publicly on pending actions in a way that reflects a personal More...

Commentary

Cartoon

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

Charlie’s kids

Three weeks ago, the Dan Patrick radio show featured a sound bite of Charlie Sheen talking to the UCLA baseball team. His sage advice included “stay off crack” and “drink chocolate milk.” Two lifestyle rules worth following. More...

Forty– something

Abolish the lottery

The lottery should be stopped immediately. Those silly card games and anything remotely associated with Powerball need to be abolished. They are ruining my life. More...

Business

Latest hurdles on the port and nuclear power

Columbia sits among three huge, transformational projects, all due for completion in the next few years: ( 1) the Port of Charleston expansion, (2) Savannah River Site waste accommodation, and ( 3) two new nuclear power plants in Jenkinsville. More...

Briefs

Construction jobs   More...

Folks about town

Joseph H. Morici has been elected president and a member of the board of directors at Public Benefit Corporation. More...

Society

Son of Columbia woman participates in Cobra Gold

For the son of a Columbia woman, providing humanitarian aid, civic assistance, and military training to a country known for deadly cobra snakes, Buddhist temples, and shrimp pad Thai, was quite an experience recently.  More...

Scholarship winners perform for music clubs

Scholarship winners of The Afternoon, Eau Claire & Morning Music Clubs of Columbia performed for the clubs March 13, 2011, at Columbia College. More...

Eat Green, local, organic, and historic

Bay Blossom Garden Club members recently learned the importance of eating green, local, organic, and even historic. Two recent programs provided information on just how to do that and also reduce their carbon footprint at the same time.  More...

Events

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...

Home & Garden

Stars of the Spring Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Home gardeners in the midlands continue to share their plant delights with me. More...

Star Chefs

Columbia woman wins blue ribbon for unusual cake recipe through Just a Pinch Recipe Club Columbia resident Barbara Eaton is sharing her recipe with thousands of hometown cooks at Just A Pinch Recipe Club, the new online community created for and by More...

Follow the Blooms garden tour May 14–22

This spring The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. presents the inaugural Follow The Blooms statewide garden tour. From May 14–22, visitors will step through garden gates of some of South Carolina’s most beautiful private gardens. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

MASTER’S SALE 2007-CP-40-6596

By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Key Bank NA, f/k/a KeyBank USA, N. A. against Marcia E.  More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that P & Raj Inc. dba Bottle King intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Liquor and Wine, at 9003 Two Notch Rd. More...

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