December 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Pay It Forward: A Docu-drama played by friends of St. John’s Episcopal Church Congaree

Cast of characters (in order of appearance): Mother Nature, John Taylor, Van Lott, Al Burnett, Mark Seely, Les Antley, Bill Brown, Fran Burnett, Kenneth Mullins, Bill Singley, Earl Johnson III (Offstage: Mrs. Sarah Clarkson Moore) More...

Sheriff begins blog

Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce the latest communication tool to be used by the department as a way to converse oneon one with the community. More...

Chapin gets new police chief

Troy Crump was sworn in as Chapin’s new polict chief. More...

Government / Neighborhood

“A city without a bus service is a lost city”

This week’s Richland County Council meeting began with a request for reconsideration from Greg Pearce about an item passed in the previous council meeting amending the rules of Hospitality Tax grants. More...

Newly elected West Columbia City Council members meet

The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order at 6 p.m. by newly-elected Mayor Joe Owens. Council Member Parler led the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. More...

Cayce City Council meets December 6

Members of the Cayce City Council met Tuesday, December 6 for their monthly meeting.  Mayor Partin presented a resolution recognizing Ashleigh Grace Smith as Little Miss South Carolina, Cayce. More...

Education

Tokyo Joe performs at Brookland-Cayce High School “Walk”

The first Brookland-Cayce High School Education Foundation “Walk” was held recently with participants leaving from the school’s cafeteria and walking on the Cayce-West Columbia Rive More...

Northside Middle School Handbell Choir performs in Cayce

The Northside Middle School Handbell Choir performed at the Thirty Fourth Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Cayce City Hall Thursday, December 1. More...

Springdale Elementary School awarded All-Health Team Scholarship

Springdale Elementary was awarded a $ 500 scholarship for being An All-Health Team at Springdale.  More...

Sports

Eau Claire downs Devils in OT

The Eau Claire Shamrocks picked up an early road win with a 55-49 overtime win over the Dreher Blue Devils Tuesday, December 6.  “I would rate our performance at a seven-anda half. More...

Lady Blue Devils shun Shamrocks

The Dreher Lady Blue Devils picked up a win at home over the Eau Claire Lady Shamrocks 62-46 Tuesday, December 6.  “We played one of the better games that we have played this year both defensively and offensively. More...

Cavaliers have high hopes

Optimism abounds at Richland Northeast for the 2011- 2012 Cavalier boys’ basketball team. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia City Jazz Dance Company presents. . .

The Columbia City Jazz Dance Company (CCJC) presents The Two Claras, a contemporary /jazz dance interpretation of The Nutcracker December 10 at the Sumter Opera House. Show times are 1:30 and 7 p. m. More...

Looking the other way

While most people around Doug Rosinski are looking at a breathtaking waterfall or a stately historic building, he likely is facing the other direction.  The 52- year- old Columbia lawyer and 1997 USC School of Law graduate, Rosinski has been loo More...

Columbia City Ballet presents 50th anniversary production of Columbia’s Nutcracker

Columbia City Ballet presents its 50th anniversary production of Columbia’s holiday family tradition, Nutcracker, December 10-11 and December 16-18 at the Koger Center. More...

Travel

The 5L (Liberty, Literature, Leaves, Lobster, and Love) Tour

Part 2:

Our first stop in New England was in Hartford, Connecticut, at the Mark Twain House and Museum. Remember: the Second L is Literature, and Linda must stop at all famous writers’ homes.  More...

Historical Astronomy Down Under

I recently inspected old telescopes in Melbourne, Australia, which included the Astrograph House and The Melbourne Observatory. More...

Until the laws change, the monsters will win

S.C. dog fighting laws are no deterrent

Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of Stanley Taylor (DOB: 12/ 09/ 87) charged with two counts of felony dog fighting, Jolisa Cole (DOB: 01/ 28/ 91) charged with knowingly attending a dog fight, and Santerrio Smith (DOB: 07/ 19/ 88) charged with More...

Heart ’n Soul helps raise more than $1 million for charities

Heart ’n Soul, a Columbia-area band performing R&B and Doo Wop music of the ’50s and ’60s, has helped charities raise money by performing for a variety of charitable events and galas over the past three years. More...

On Second Thought

Afghan War is a mess

I have just returned from eight weeks in Afghanistan on a U.S. government development project. I offer this personal, not official, report on my experience.  More...

Sexual Trauma of the Midlands serves survivors

When I was in high school in the early 1980s, no one talked with us about sexual assault and yet, just among friends, many of us experienced it. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia   More...

Commentary

Local appliance officials investigate a Thanksgiving incident in the Forest Acres area that residents are calling a murder-suicide

By guest columnist Cathy Cobbs

Certified experts confirmed the deaths of both the 1987 Amana almondcolored top freezer model and the 2007 JennAir Side by Side refrigerators on the same day, November 26, but dispute that the two incidents are related.  More...

Call me Scrooge, but...

I’m just saying...

Ebenezer Scrooge gets a bad rap. We think of him as a miser and mean until his moment of clarity with his three ghosts. More...

Visionquest was the best

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

I was searching for something to fill the commercial time during “Sweat Equity” and wasting the remaining 15 minutes before leaving for a meeting. The channel guide settled on Visionquest. There were 12 minutes left. More...

Business

Shelved city hotel still costs

About 10 years ago, the City of Columbia began to aspire to financing, developing, building, and running a 300-room convention center headquarters hotel next to its convention center planned for the corner of Senate Street and Lincoln Street. More...

Briefs

Trucking   More...

Folks about town

Thomas L. Stepp, who is retiring as the 25th secretary of USC’s Board of Trustees, has been awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.  Chick- fil- A founder S. More...

Society

Columbia Garden Club decorates the Governor’s Mansion for the 30th year

Columbia Garden Club members Joan Danforth, Faye Jeffcoat, and Susan Bynum, chairs of the decorating committee for the S.C. More...

Miss Johnson and Mr. Calhoun exchange vows November 5, 2011

Whitney Nicole Johnson and Neil Curtis Calhoun were married at 4:00 p.m. November 5, 2011, at Rosewood Baptist Church. Chaplain Clyde Waters performed the double- ring ceremony. More...

Scandinavians gather in Forest Acres for the annual Sankta Lucia

The Land of the Midnight Sun is well-represented in Columbia, South Carolina.  More...

Events

Christmas Season services at Shandon United Methodist Church

Christmas Season services at Shandon United MethodistChurch, 3407 Devine Street,256-8383, www.shandon-umc.org More...

Events

ART  Palmetto Artist Series presents Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass Saturday, December 17, 6 p.m., and Sunday, December 18, 6 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. www.sapc.net or 732-2273.   More...

Home & Garden

An Insider Stock Tip — Place Your Bets on ‘Hotcakes’

Stopping to smell the flowers

There is one stock in the market not only to pay very close attention to but also to place your money and labor on. More...

Star Chefs

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze More...

Columbia Green awards community beautification grant to Capital Senior Center

Columbia Green, a Columbia non-profit dedicated to the beautification of the city has awarded a grant to the Capital Senior Center to enable the Center to restore a berm in the parking lot that has been the sight of severe erosion. 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...

Legals

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