May 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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...

Larry McMurtry talks books, business, and the Confederate dead

In the United States the two largest shops selling used books are on the two coasts. Powell’s Books is in Portland, Oregon, and Strand Bookstore is at the corner of 12th and Broadway in NYC. More...

News

Forest Lake Presbyterian Church

Four years ago, when Forest Lake Presbyterian Church was celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Rev. Dr. More...

Angels everywhere help tornado victims

“You’re an Angel,” said Ruth Johnson, a 97–year–old Fayetteville, North Carolina resident, to American Red Cross disaster volunteer, Kathy Brown. More...

Autism & alzheimer’s, nature or nurture?

Dr. Larry Siegle, developmental pediatrician at USC, spoke to the Columbia Torch Club April 26 on the types of disabilities he has dealt with over a long career in medicine. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Olympia celebrates festival

A sunny, warm April day made for a good back drop for the annual Olympia Festival April 30.  Festival goers packed two buses that offered guided tours of the Vulcan Materials Company on Georgia Street.  More...

A special thanks to those who guard our freedom and keep us safe

Law enforcement officers across South Carolina gathered to honor and remember those officers who have died in the line of duty and also those officers who were still active and retired that died in 2010.  More...

Neighborhood councils hold joint meeting

For only the second time, the Richland County Neighborhood Council and the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods came together for a joint meeting on Thursday, April 28.  During the meeting, Richland County Councilman Seth Rose announced that beginn More...

Education

Poems for PCA students chosen for “Kids in Print”

Elizabeth Anne Matthews, Chloe Graham, Nina Davis, freshmen at Richland Northeast High School’s Palmetto Center for the Arts Creative Writing magnet, will have their poems published in the 2011 edition of the Richland County Public Library&rsqu More...

Nine seniors named 2011 National Achievement scholarship winners

Nine Richland Two high school seniors have won 2011 National Achievement Scholarships. More...

Eau Claire High School student named Gates Millennium Scholar

Hakeem Hicks, a senior at Eau Claire High School, has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar, a highly prestigious award that will pay the entire cost of his college education through graduation including graduate school.  More...

Sports

Cards take region championship

Cardinal Newman soccer coach Will Eudy spoke the second half strategy to his players at halftime.  More...

Cardinal Newman clinches region title

Cardinal Newman took a quick lead with three early goals and cruised to a 5– 2 win over the host Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders, clinching the SCISA I–AAA region title.  More...

Columbia Stars win in Charlotte

The U10 Columbia Stars FC traveled to Charlotte, N.C. to play in the Julian Brown Memorial Soccer Cup April 16–17, 2011. More...

Home & Garden

Giving Thyme to Mother

Stopping to smell the flowers

One thing all mothers need is more time. On Mother’s Day show mom you appreciate the time she has given to you over the years with a gift of thyme, Mother of Thyme, Thymus serphyllum. More...

Star Chefs

Thyme can be used with nearly all the meats including seafood and shellfish. It can also be used to flavour egg dishes, casseroles and soups. Dried thyme is a great addition to pizza toppings. More...

Celebrating Arbor Day

You probably have a favorite tree–lined street in your community. Or a tree– filled neighborhood you’ve always admired. Or a favorite forest where you like to bask in the beauty of the trees.  More...

Travel

In Search of Uncle Remus

Part 1: “Hol’ on dar, Brer Rabbit…”

Georgia’s historic Antebellum Trail runs between Athens ( The Classic City), Watkinsville (Artistic Center of Oconee County), Madison ( The Town Sherman Refused to Burn), Eatonton (Birthplace of Joel Chandler Harris & Alice Walker), Milledg More...

Annie jr. on stage at Cardinal Newman

The middle school drama club students at Cardinal Newman School will be presenting the production of Annie jr. on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 at 6 p.m. Annie jr. More...

Go wild with CWC

Spring has sprung in the south, and while the azalea blossoms are waning, the newborn birds, bunnies, and squirrels are just coming out of their nests. As wondrous as that may be, the harsh reality is that they are subject to predators. More...

Famously Hot Historically cool for 225 years

The first state house in Columbia was designed by James Hoban and built by James Brown. More...

On Second Thought

BEA’s report=sloppy math

In every profession there are certain tools. No one would tolerate a dentist who scraped plaque with wire strippers or an auto mechanic reaching for a scroll saw rather than a wrench to tighten belts.  More...

All Americans will be billed their fair share, $46,000

Imagine opening your mailbox to find a letter from the U.S. Treasury Department containing an invoice demanding $14,561,821,555,091.68.  At first, you think this is a scam. Or someone in Washington, D.C. has made a big mistake. More...

Chance has been found

Chance has been found. Thank you to everyone for all of your time and effort spent helping to bring Chance back home. Chance was involved in a car accident on Sunday, April 10 on I–26 and escaped from the scene. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Ricky and the tiller

Ricky was scrutinizing a $500 tiller in Home Depot. I stopped to talk. My sons will confirm that walking around stores that sell manly stuff and starting conversations is great fun for me. These days I get paid for the privilege.  More...

Forty– something

God bless the U.S. military machine!

Just when we thought it wasn’t safe to dip our tootsies in the pool of American patriotism, the American soldier comes to the rescue again. More...

Business

Briefs

White collar crime   More...

Folks about town

Lee Bullington has joined Coldwell Banker United, Realtors as sales associate in the Midlands offices. More...

Cuts for Cancer returns

Children’s Chance and its mascot Zig the Pig are teaming up with Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology once again this year to hold the 7th Annual “Cuts for Cancer” event. More...

Society

Olympia High School 1901–1970

Forty–one years ago Olympia High School was closed. More...

Four hands entertain the Afternoon Music Club

To celebrate National Music Week, the Afternoon Music Club members were entertained by four hands at their May meeting.  More...

Ariail Chapter of Columbia College Alumnae Association holds spring meeting

The Ariail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumnae Association held its final spring meeting in Alumnae Hall April 14. No speaker was planned as the Columbia College sisters enjoyed a delicious luncheon and fellowship of friends. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Color the Arts

On a pleasant April 30 evening at First Citizen’s Bank plaza, more than 450 attendees enjoyed live music, drinks and appetizers, as well as several surprises at the seventh annual Color the Arts fundraiser with its first–ever juried art e More...

Grand opera comes to Columbia

Inside USC’s Drayton Hall on Friday night, May 13, and again on Sunday afternoon, May 15, the Palmetto Opera and Teatro Lirico D’Europa are bringing Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in a grand way to Columbia.  More...

Sculpture in the South in Summerville

Celebrating the arts through sculpture has become the trademark of Sculpture in the South. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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 R & R Adventures, 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 620-A Gervais St., Columbia, SC More...