April 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Root Doctors rock the rooftop in Forest Acres

Thursday evening, April 22 was a fine blustery evening and the roof top at the Mall was rocking to the sound of local favorite, the Root Doctors.  More...

Travel to Uganda with Caroline Burns

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

News

Columbia Attorney publishes Confessions of a Federal Judge’s Law Clerk

Columbia attorney, Robert J. Thomas, one of the founders of Rogers Townsend & Thomas, has recently published his account of his first two years as a law clerk after graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1954. More...

Reformation Lutheran Church

Places of worship

Since its beginning in 1926, Reformation Lutheran Church has stood at the heart of the Earlewood community and River Drive in Columbia. It began in a neighborhood of comfortable, well–kept homes convenient to the downtown area. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Rosewood Community and SCE&G work out problems of substation

It has been nearly a year since SCE&G announced they wanted to build a substation in Rosewood. Since that time, the Rosewood Community Council has been working with SCE&G to reach an agreement to benefit both sides. More...

Business

Washington delegation promises access for veterans and ships

At the convention center on Lincoln Street on Tuesday afternoon, April 19, all six South Carolina Congressmen sat with the state’s two U. S. Senators for a panel discussion before an audience of more than 400. More...

Briefs

Quackery  Aflac Inc., the supplemental insurer based in Columbus, Ga., announced Tuesday morning, April 26, its white duck was getting a new voice by the next day. More than 12,500 people applied to take the role of the duck’s voice. More...

Folks about town

Chr istina Chappel l has been promoted to senior accountant at Scott and Company LLP.  Molly A. Thomas of Abacus Planning Group, Inc. has completed all requirements for the Registered Paraplanner, RP credential. More...

Sports

Bearcats advance to semifinal with Clover tie

PALMETTO CUP

For the first seven weeks of the 2011 season, freshman Aaron Davis was a member of the Brookland– Cayce junior varsity team. More...

Palmetto Cup Results

DAY #3

Match #1: Norman North 3-0Eastside; Goals: (NN) MattWard 21', ( NN) Will Smith35', ( NN) Taylor McAuley42'; Saves: ( NN) JacksonBiles 3, KC Stutz More...

Cardinals beat 4A power Wando to advance

Going into Wednesday night’s game against Wando, the Cardinal Newman Cardinals only needed a tie to advance to the semifinals of the Palmetto Cup. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia City Ballet celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Columbia City Ballet is commemorating its 50– year anniversary with a gala celebration May 7 at the Township Auditorium. More...

Town Theatre presents Tony Award winning The Drowsy Chaperone

If you’ve ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, “please let it be good,” The Drowsy Chaperone is the show for you. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Conclusion: McKinley Explorer to Anchorage

Our 2010 trip to Alaska had begun with a flight to Vancouver where we boarded Holland America’s Volendam— a 620– crew, 1,440–passenger, 785–foot– long, 10– year– old cruise ship. 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 Villa Tronco, Inc. 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 1213 Blanding St., Columbia, SC 29201. More...

“The Legend of Big Rich” strengthens

Richard “Big Rich” Williams, in–school suspension supervisor at Mill Creek Elementary School, was featured in the April 18, 2011, edition of ESPN The Magazine in an article called “The Legend of Big Rich.”  More...

Spirit of the Wild comes to the Midlands

Music, incredible food and cocktails, a spectacular silent auction, and other surprises await you at Carolina Wildlife Care’s third annual Black Tie Tails Gala on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.  More...

Famously Hot Historically Cool For 225 years

The nation’s first planned city, Columbia, was laid out on 2,471 acres purchased for $8 an acre from Thomas Taylor (398 acres), Richard & Wade Hampton (381), John Compty (362), James Taylor (361), Nathan Center (298), Henry Patrick estate ( More...

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The upcoming wedding

Recently, my selfesteem support group was having drinks and discussing the most recent Lovely Couple. Not the royal one; Hugh Hefner and his latest intended are set to be wed in June. We agreed this wasn’t a match fashioned by true love.  More...

Forty– something

Promises, promises

When my son was four–years–old, he made a conscious and very thoughtful decision to make a Lenten promise. His two older sisters had been making promises for a few years, and I guess he thought it was time.  More...

Education

Brockman Elementary School celebrates Earth Day

Students at Brockman Elementary held a school wide Earth Day celebration Friday, April 15. More...

Richland One school gets national media coverage

Carver–Lyon Elementary School will got national media coverage from the ESPN sports network Tuesday, April 12. A crew from ESPN was at the school at 9 a. m. More...

Ridge View High School students receive national recognition for scores on Latin exam

Sixteen students out of 52 who took the National Latin Exam in March received an award from the Junior Classical League for their performance this year. More...

Society

State Museum Telescope Collection announced to Explorers Club

Tom Falvey (tom.falvey@scmuseum.org), director of education and collections at the S.C. More...

Leadership Columbia Class completes renovations of Epworth Children’s Home Cottage

After four months of dedication, perseverance, and teamwork, the 2011 Leadership Columbia (LC) class has completed the renovations of the Doug Gray Cottage at Epworth Children’s Home. More...

Vittoria “Vita” Margaret DiMaria

Vittoria “Vita” Margaret DiMaria was born March 6, 2011, at 9:01 p.m. She weighed six pounds 10 ounces and was 19.25 inches long. Vita is the daughter of Vincent Andrew DiMaria and Kerrie Rabon DiMaria. More...

Events

Events

ART  “Art & Soul in Old Shandon” fundraiser and reception, hosted by the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum, will be held Saturday, April 30, 4:30–8 p.m., historic garden and studio of Pat and Judy Hubba More...

Jewtopia comes to Trustus Theatre

Jewtopia, an uproarious comedy by Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson, will be performed on the Trustus Main Stage Friday, May 6–28. More...

Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Spring is the season of garden tours. Throughout southern gardens, one finds an ancient African tradition with a contemporary spin–the bottle tree. More...

Star Chefs

Seven Layer Taco Dip 1 (1 oz.) package tacoseasoning mix1 (16 oz.) can refried beans1 (8 oz.) package creamcheese, softened1 (16 oz.) containersour cream1 (16 oz.) jar salsa1 large tomato, chopped1 green bell pepper,chopped1 bunch chopped green More...

No aphids for Earth Day at St. John Neumann School

Aphids wil l be in short supply thanks to the hundreds of hungr y ladybugs released last week at St . John Neumann School . PreSchool and Kindergar ten students concluded a month–long study of spr ing, including insect life cycles. More...