May 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Fill Up the Red Truck

If you’re going to be in the Shandon area this weekend, you might see an old red truck sitting on a corner waiting to be filled up with supplies for the Columbia Animal Mission.  On Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, a group of pet lovers 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

North Trenholm Baptist Church

Places of worship

Change, growth, and flexibility have been frequent companions for the people of North Trenholm Baptist Church for a hundred years, but their mission has remained constant: changing the ministry in order to reach people without changing the faith and More...

New renewal pastor called to Kathwood Baptist Church

On Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, Rev. Mark Tidsworth preached his first sermon as the new renewal pastor of Kathwood Baptist Church on Trenholm Road in Forest Acres. Rev. More...

Torch Run marks opening of new facility

On May 15, 2011, members of Northside Baptist Church will hold a torch run to celebrate their relocation to new grounds that will include a new sanctuary for worship, a home for the brand new Northside Christian Academy, and more.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Shandon residents want more stoplights

Since 2004 the residents of Shandon have wanted new stoplights in the area. More...

Correction

In the Cayce City Council report on April 8, 2011, an incorrect address was given for the ordinance. More...

West Columbia City Council approves proclamations

The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order at 6 p. m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, by Mayor Bobby Horton.  The following West Columbia City Council members were present: Mayor Bobby Horton, Jack L. More...

Education

Fun–filled Flip–Flop Day excites students at Covenant Classical Christian School

Students at Covenant Classical Christian School were a bit confused when they arrived in homeroom recently. The tenth grade teacher was in the first grade classroom, and the kindergarten teacher was in the tenth grade classroom.  More...

Richland One wins third national music award

The third time has been a charm. For the third time in nine years, Richland One has been designated one of America’s Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM).  More...

St. Joseph Catholic School announces quarterly school service award winners

The following students of Saint Joseph Catholic School were selected by its administration as the recipients of the school’s quarterly School Service Awards for the 2010–2011 school year: More...

Sports

Sharks bite Bearcats

Gunner Kines pitched a complete game with six strike–outs, and Anthony Cossentino went 3–for–4 with a home run and a double to go along with an RBI and a run scored to lead the visiting St. More...

Falcons win District VII

The Chapin Eagles forced the second game of the District VII Championship by defeating A.C. Flora 9–3 in game one Wednesday, May 4. More...

Falcons fall to Lower State losers’ bracket

The St. James Sharks traveled from Horry County to beat another Columbia area team Monday, May 9. Last week, they beat the Brookland–Cayce Bearcats twice to advance to the Lower State Championship bracket. This time their victim was the A.C. More...

Home & Garden

Strawberry Girl

Stopping to smell the flowers

As an elementary age child I read Lois Lenski’s Strawberry Girl, historical fiction about a family in Florida who raised strawberries for a living. I relived the story back then by planting a strawberry patch with my family in Illinois.  More...

Star Chefs

Strawberry Spinach Salad 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds1 Tbsp. poppy seeds1/2 cup white sugar1/2 cup olive oil1/4 cup distilled whitevinegar1/4 tsp. paprika1/4 tsp.Worcestershire sauce1 Tbsp. minced onion10 oz. fresh spinach, More...

Travel

In Search of Uncle Remus

Part 2: “BIG ’possum clime little tree.”

Putnam County, named for a Revolutionary War hero, was carved out of Creek Indian lands in 1805 and quickly became home of King Cotton. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Legals

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...

Photo

Ducklings in perfect step behind their mother hold up traffic as they cross the road at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. More...

Great weather brings out the neighbors

Mamas grab a moment with friends May 5, 2011. More...

Historic Columbia Foundation recognizes Preservation Award Recipients

In anticipation of its 200th anniversary, Trinity Parish embarked on what appeared to be a $2 million capital improvement of Trinity Cathedral and Parish House. More...

Famously Hot Historically cool for 225 years

Columbia was written into the South Carolina Constitution of 1790 as the permanent capital of the state. Charles Pinckney, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, was the first governor to serve in Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

Trade agreements are critical to S.C.’s economy

There has been a lot of news recently about challenges of bringing jobs into South Carolina, which will certainly help our economy. However, a hidden dilemma will ultimately hurt the U.S. More...

Keep providing the public with important issues

In the April 29th issue, the article about the Animal Rights rally in memory of the Chesterfield Animal Shelter dogs was excellent. Please continue to provide the public with information about such important issues which affect all of us. More...

Stop copper theft

Reports of copper theft have become an almost daily occurrence across South Carolina. State lawmakers have taken notice and are working to address the issue with H. 3660 and S. 732.  More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Remembering The Sensational Epics

The meeting was about to start and we were just chatting, something I rarely get to do with this busy man, this servant of the people. We discussed losing the trees of our youth and how the Alabama storms had devastated my hometown. More...

Forty– something

Better stories for the therapists

My parents were not the most creative disciplinarians. If I did something wrong, then I could count on some isolation time in my room or an uncomfortable tap with a spoon to the forehead. More...

Business

Businessman uses “Smart Desk Concept”

Lee Marsha has recently evolved from the glass–encased corner office, replete with over–sized desk and credenza and visitor seating, to what he calls his “Smart Desk Concept.” That is, Marsha operates out of three offices, one More...

Krispy Kreme comes to Garners Ferry

Over 100 residents camped overnight to have a chance to be the first in line at the new Krispy Kreme on Garners Ferry Road.  As part of the Grand Opening festivities that took place Tuesday, May 10, the first customer in line received a free doz More...

Briefs

Lexington County infusion   More...

Society

Eleanor Johnson Blizard

A memorial service for Eleanor Johnson Blizard, 72, was held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Shandon Presbyterian Church, with a graveside service and burial one hour prior at 10:00 a.m. in Elmwood Cemetery. More...

Richland Mall management supports arts advocates

Don Taylor, general manager of the Richland Mall ownership/management team Century Capital Group, and his assistant Laura Boatright lent a hand last week at a Cinco de Mayo reception in Richland Mall for Richland One arts advocates.  More...

Columbia goes wild with CWC

Carolina Wildlife Care held its third annual Black Tie & Tails Gala May 7, 2011, on the 17th floor and roof garden of Nelson Mullins offices.The gala took guests on an amazing journey to celebrate the “Spirit of the Wild” and its unpa More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre May 20–June 4

Welcome to the 60s when Hairspray rocks Workshop Theatre May 20–June 4.  It’s a comic, affectionate story of inspiration with a heart as big as its heroine, whose love of dance creates social change.  It’s a return to the More...

Trustus Theatre presents the 2011 Miss Vista Queen Pageant: Lucky Thirteen

Celebrating 13 years of unruly drag queen battles

Trustus Theat re is presenting the 13th annual installment of the Miss Vista Queen Pageant, the professional theat re’s popular fundraiser event. More...

South Carolina Philharmonic presents Encore!

The South Carolina Philharmonic concert season is over, but a festive Encore! awaits at the S.C. State Museum Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. More...

Pets

From Pets Inc to playbill

Cardinal Newman Middle School added a special cast member to their production of Annie jr. Mattie, a Goldendoodle, plays the dog lead character Sandy, a homeless dog rescued by little orphan Annie. More...

Toucan Tuesday

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is pleased to announce the return of Toucan Tuesdays, a partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank to help feed hungry families in the Midlands.  Beginning on Tuesday, June 7, two can visit Riverbanks for the price of one More...

From near drowning to star of mystery series

It sounds likes a story for a book: Dog is adopted by a writer. Dog inspires writer to pen a book. Then, the book becomes a mystery series for young readers.  For one amazing dog named Ivy, that’s exactly what happened.  More...