April 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local chooses Uganda for academic study

Edi tor’s note: Carol ine Burns attended Satchel Ford Elementary, Crayton Middle, and A. C. Flora High School (2006) and the College of Charleston (2010). More...

News

Kilbourne Park Baptist Church

Places of worship

It’s a familiar story in church histories. Newcomer families in a city lack a Sunday School in their neighborhood and start gathering and teaching in their homes. Membership grows, and pretty soon, a new church is chartered. More...

Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurtry to receive Cooper Medal in Columbia

USC’s Thomas Cooper Society will honor Larry McMurtry, the award–winning author, essayist, and screenwriter, with its Cooper Medal during the society’s annual dinner and general meeting starting at 6 p.m., April 21 at the Ernest F. More...

Camp Sunshine brightens young people’s summers

Every year the Richland County Recreation Commission’s Adaptive Recreation Department hosts a summer camp for kids and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities called Camp Sunshine. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia Police Department supports Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott and members of the Columbia Police Department showed their support in the fight against sexual violence by participating in the “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” event hosted by Sexual Trauma Services of the Mid More...

Waverly, finalist in Revitalization Project

The Board of Directors of the nation’s oldest grassroots organization, Neighborhoods, USA ( NUSA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2011 Neighborhood of the Year Awards and the Best Neighborhood Program Awards.  More...

Supplies running low at The Salvation Army

Please remember The Salvation Army Family Store as you clean out your closets this spring season. Gently used donations are always appreciated at the store and especially needed right now to meet current demand. More...

Education

Legendary artist Prince and New Power Generation donates to Eau Claire Promise Zone

On behalf of musical artist Prince, band members of the New Power Generation made a presentation of $250,000 to the Eau Claire Promise Zone. The presentation was made by professional drummer John Blackwell Jr. More...

Busbee students treated to limo lunch

Five students from Busbee Creative Arts Academy sold over 20 cards in the PTSO’s Palmetto Sports Fundraiser and were treated to lunch in style in a Hummer Limo to Chick–Fil–A. More...

2011 Junior Ranger Ecology Camp at Congaree National Park

Do you know a rising fifth grader who enjoys the outdoors? Does your child like to study plants, animals, and the natural world? More...

Sports

Bearcats bounce back to beat Falcons

Sophomore Devin Wagner made the most of his first varsity start for the Brookland–Cayce boys’ soccer team Tuesday, April 12, scoring the game’s only goal with one minute remaining in the first overtime to give the Bearcats a 1&ndash More...

16 Elite G spiking the competition

The S.C. Midlands 16 Elite G volleyball team placed 32nd out of 90 teams at the Shamrock Tournament in Roanoke, Va. March 26–27. The team lost to the Carolina Storm 16 Blue in the Bronze final (25–21, 21–25, 11–15).  More...

Skyhawks blank A.C. Flora

Hammond’s Ben Horst returns a volley from A.C. Flora’s Beaty Fisher in their #1 match Monday, April 11. The Skyhawks did not lose a set to the Falcons winning the match 6–0. More...

Home & Garden

Diggin’ It at Heartworks Jubilee Academy

Stopping to smell the flowers

All students at Heartworks Jubilee Academy are enthusiastically digging into their new school garden at Eastside Baptist church in Forest Acres. More...

Star Chefs

Mary’s ( Jif would not release her last name) recipe Peanut Butter Caramel French Toast was selected as one of two grand prize winners in the first ever Jif Holiday Spread Recipe Contest. More...

Do you need a spring tune–up?

Take this new quiz and find out

Energy Efficiency1. Is your air conditionermore than 10 years old?2. Do you have flat screenTVs and computers?3. Do you feel your utilitybill is high? More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: PHH Mortgage Corporation vs.  More...

MASTER’S SALE Court Case: 2010-CP-40-08115

822697 BY VIRTUE of the decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, NA against Lorenzo Grant, Andrea Grant a/k/a Andrea O.  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS AND  NOTICE  STATE OF SOUTH  CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  IN THE COURT OF  More...

Famously Hot

Historically Cool for 225 years

On March 22, 1786, the General Assembly of the new State of South Carolina made some historical decisions:   The capital of the state would be relocated from Charleston to the center of the state. More...

Who is the Strongest, fastest, and toughest of them all?

The City of Columbia Police Department in partnership with Carolina Crossfit is proud to host the First Annual Battle for the Cause. More...

On Second Thought

Open letter to Governor Haley, Superintendent Zais, and SC legislators

I am a proud graduate of Richland #1 schools, and I’m thankful everyday for the high quality education provided for me and my fellow students. More...

Eddie “Sweet Thang” Brown

If anyone ever deserved to be nicknamed “Sweet Thang,” it would be Eddie “Sweet Thang” Brown. More...

I refuse to be discouraged

I refuse to be discouraged,To be sad or to cry;I refuse to be downhearted,And here’s the reason why... I have a God who‘s mighty,Who’s sovereign and supreme;I have a God who loves me,And I am on His team. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Keeping the coffee hot

I’ve been perfecting my morning coffee routine since returning from Ireland, trying to duplicate the taste of that country’s fine brew. More...

Forty– something

Lickin’ my sleeping problem

I never thought I’d say it, but I almost miss the baby monitor that used to haunt me night after night when my kids were infants. How is that possible?  More...

Business

City looks at a $1 million error

In the second–floor conference room at City Hall, Tony Lawton, the city’s manager of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, walked council through its CDBG funded amounts for the current fiscal year, 2010-2011. More...

Briefs

Leverage in small firms   More...

Folks about town

Beronica Whisnant, CCIM, SIOR has joined NAI Avant’s Office Brokerage Group.  Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has been presented with the 2011 Richard Allen Award. More...

Society

Turning swords into ploughshares, a marketing lesson

Sloan Newman, son of Kathy Newman of Horrell Hill and the late Larry Newman, recently returned to Columbia after five years in Europe. More...

Frank “Bud” Brennecke Jr.

Frank “Bud” Brennecke Jr., 85, of Columbia, died April 6, 2011.  More...

Ridgeway chooses “Grandest Lady in the Easter Parade”

Tucked away just off a scenic country road north of Blythewood is the historic and charming town of Ridgeway, where old is new and new reflects the days of yesteryear.  More...

Events

Events

-ART  University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will present “Artful Lives: Molas of the Kuna” through June 25, a showcase of the textile creations of the Kuna women of coastal Panama in the 19th century. More...

Arts & Entertainment

USC Lab Theatre presents Dead Man's Cell Phone April 20–23

The simple decision to answer a phone leads a woman on a wild and wacky journey of self–discovery in the dark comedy Dead Man’s Cell Phone, which will be presented by the University of S.C. More...

Columbia Music Festival Association presents Carolina Ballet’s Coppelia

The Columbia Music Festival Association presents Carolina Ballet’s Coppelia, a ballet in three acts, at the Township Auditorium, April 15 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  More...

Arpad Darazs Singers spring concert schedule

The Arpad Darazs Singers presents its spring 2011 program “On Wings of Song.” The theme is taken from Mendelssohn’s lovely piece of the same name. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Linda and I left the airport after the flight over Mt. McKinley with visions of majestic magnitude bouncing around in our heads. What an experience!  More...

The Great Outdoors

Plan for fall dove hunting

Now is the time to begin the planning and preparation of fields to attract doves during the upcoming season. The mourning dove is one of the most popular game species in the Southeast, and fall dove shoots are a South Carolina tradition.  More...

The Braggin' Board

Full Story

A catch worth waiting for

For our 2010 spring break, my family and I went to Islamorada, Florida. Islamorada is known for its great fishing.  I wanted to find a fishing charter to take my mom and I fishing. More...