May 20, 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...

News

Northeast Presbyterian Church

Places of worship

In 1979 a 31–year–old young seminarian was studying hard and serving as an unordained part time ministry assistant at a fledgling Presbyterian church in northeast Columbia. More...

A Night to Remember

Everyone laughed as Barbara Gregg, the lady in red, gave a little kick as she went up to receive her certificate. More...

Government / Neighborhood

City manager proposes budget

At City Hall on Tuesday night, May 17, Steve Gantt, city manager, presented the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2011/2012 during a public hearing. More...

Forest Acres City Council continues discussion of Forest Lake Place Bridge

The Forest Acres City Council, at its May 10 meeting, discussed the ongoing issue of Forest Lake Place Bridge, which was closed in February to vehicle traffic by state investigators because of safety issues.  City manager Mark Williams said prel More...

Officer speaks to Forest Acres Neighborhood Assocation about crime deterrents

Since March 16, the Forest Acres Community has faced a rash of burglaries. More...

Business

Assessor explains tax position

Editor’s Note: Richland County Assessor John Cloyd has recently been challenged by irate taxpayers. The taxpayers complain their property is worth less than the taxed value and therefore should be down– valued and taxed less. More...

Briefs

Newcomer   More...

Folks about town

Rev. Dr. Ronald Rinn has received the John Bachman Award for Distinguished Leadership, the highest non– academic award given by Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.  Will iam A. More...

Society

Book festival draws over 150 S.C. talents

The 15th Annual SC Book Festival, sponsored by the Humanities Council of South Carolina, was held May 13– May 15 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. More...

Miss McCoy and Mr. McKinney wed in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Mr. and Mrs. William Edward McKinney were married Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. The six o’clock wedding ceremony was officiated by The Reverend Charles Meyer Davis Jr.  More...

Palmetto Opera pulls it off

Grand opera production is a challenge, an expensive challenge. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Bel Canto Singers of Nassau, The Bahamas presents Music for All Times IV

The Bel Canto Singers of Nassau, The Bahamas will present Music for All Times IV Friday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m., at The Episcopal Church of St. Simon St. More...

Much Ado About Nothing at Saluda Shoals Park

The Saluda Shoals Foundation, Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, Lexington Medical Center and The South Carolina Shakespeare Company will present Much Ado About Nothing, May 27, 28, and 29, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Homeless Helping Homeless Garden Party celebrates one year anniversary

Homeless Helping Homeless of Columbia (HHH) is throwing a Garden Party Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. in its Community Garden to celebrate its one year anniversary. More...

Travel

In Search of Uncle Remus

Conclusion: “Don’t Fling away de empty wallet.”

Joel Chandler Harris grew up a poor shy boy surrounded by the sons of wealthy cotton plantation owners and their classical libraries. At the Eatonton post office, he was befriended by the postmaster who gave him discarded newspapers and magazines. 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 Fast Point intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Beer, and Wine Only at 5318 Fairfield Rd., Columbia, SC 29203. More...

RCSD, physically fit and well equipped

Investigator to swim in World Games

As Sheriff of Richland County, I encourage members of our department to find ways to dedicate themselves to making positive changes in our communities. More...

Blue Check Device identifies suspect quickly

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott unveiled new mobile technology May 12 that will greatly enhance the department’s ability to capture criminals and identify suspects.  More...

Famously Hot Historically Cool for 225 Years

Our nation’s first planned city, Columbia, was one of the first to have “zoning” regulations. Those who bought lots during the auctions of 1786 were required to build homes within two years. More...

On Second Thought

Boeing has the right to choose a right–to–work state

South Carolina is what’s known as a “right to work” state meaning workers can’t be forced to join a union. More...

Call your lawmaker about School Choice H.3407

The House will vote on School Choice ( H. 3407) late this week or early next week. It could happen at a moment’s notice. Contact your lawmaker now and demand they stand up for educational freedom.  More...

Look who’s calling the President “assassin”

Michael Moore was all the rage at the Democratic National Convention a few years back. His conspiratorial “documentary” (try schlockumentary) called Fahrenheit 911 was shown to convention bigs who praised it lavishly. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

The man with the posthole diggers

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

The man was weathered with arms like steel cables. A sweat stained cap sat on his head. Faded work clothes and worn, dirty boots completed his ensemble. His eyes revealed a life of hard work. He seemed capable of 20 more years of the same.  More...

Making friends, breaking jaws

40–Something

My wife can make friends in line at the grocery store. More...

Education

Troop 397 member receives Eagle Scout

Mac Kelley–Stover received his Eagle pin at an Eagle ceremony at Troop 397, Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church April 16, 2011. More...

Heathwood Hall dedicates Goodall Bell Tower in honor of John Goodall Crosthwaite

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School has dedicated its recently completed Goodall Bell Tower in honor of graduating senior John Goodall Crosthwaite. More...

Kids in Print 2011

Courtnie Wooten, fifth grade student from Congaree Elementary School, proudly displays her illustration of a castle that was published by the Richland County Library's Kids In Print (2011 Edition). More...

Sports

Cavaliers eliminate Spring Valley

The third time was the charm, finally, for the Dorman Cavaliers boys’ tennis team.  More...

Bearcats advance to third round but fall to St. James

The Brookland–Cayce Lady Bearcats advanced to the third round of the 3A playoffs following a 2–0 win over the Bluffton Bobcats Wednesday, May 11.  More...

Falcons down Darlington, fall to Sharks

Editor’s Note: The A. C. Flora Falcons advanced with a chance to win the Lower State Championship by beating Darlington 6– 1 Wednesday , May 11. They traveled to St. James Friday, May 13 but had to beat the Sharks twice to advance. More...

Events

Events

ANNOUNCEMENT Bluff Road Park will be closed beginning June 1. The public will not have access to the building or grounds (playground, athletic fields, walking trail). More...

Home & Garden

Wild, Weedy, and Ornamental

Stopping to smell the flowers

The wild, the weedy and the ornamental isn’t a description of neighborhood teens. Chances are somewhere in your neighborhood common yarrow, Achillea millefolium, is thriving. More...

Good gardens make good neighborhoods

Good gardens make good neighborhoods is especially true in Columbia’s historic Old Shandon and Heathwood communities. More...

Star Chefs

Chili–Barbecued Chicken More...