December 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Coaches Curing Kids’ Cancer plays hard for research

University of South Carolina head baseball coach Ray Tanner and assistant coach Chad Holbrook December 2 presented a check for $20,000 to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital on behalf of Coaches Curi More...

West Columbia fire fighters fight for children

The City of West Columbia has sponsored the Adopt-a-child Star Tree at the West Columbia Fire Station every Christmas since 1996. The “Adopt-a- Child Star Tree” has provided gifts for over 1,000 West Columbia children in need.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

County voids contract to purchase Caughman Creek

This week’s Richland County Council meeting offered the latest chapter in a contentious effort by the county to purchase 44 acres in Lower Richland known as Caughman Creek.  More...

Columbia City Council reviews Koger Center symphonies and literary offerings

By Temple Ligon   More...

Television journalist speaks at USC graduation

Longtime NBC NEWS broadcaster Tom Brokaw, USC graduation speaker, was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters in the Colonial Life Arena, December 12. More...

Education

Saluda River Academy of the Arts holds annual book parade

Saluda River Academy of the Arts held its annual book parade November 22. This special parade spotlighted literacy. Each class chose a book to represent in the parade. More...

Foster Grandparents program at Killian Elementary School offers support for students

The Foster Grandparent Partnership is very meaningful to students at Killian Elementary School. In one kindergarten and first grade classrooms, Grandma Miller and Grandma Davis offer consistency and support to the young students.  More...

Northside Middle School orchestra performs at Mt. Hebron Church

The Northside Middle School eighth grade orchestra performed for the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church preschool program Monday, December 5. The orchestra is under the direction of Kristy L. Gwyn. More...

Sports

Falcons fly by Hammond

The A. C. Flora Falcons defeated the Hammond Skyhawks 67-46 Friday, December 9.  Matthew Howard led A.C. Flora with 25 points. Keyon Hilton added 11, Wilfred Roach had nine, and Rion Davis finished with eight for the Falcons. More...

Cardinals win Classic

Cardinal Newman welcomed 13 schools from around the state and surrounding areas to the seventh annual Cardinal Holiday Classic Saturday, December 10. More...

Heathwood downs Lady Cavs

The Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders, powered by the sophomore trio of A’ja Wilson, Chelsea Joseph, and Victoria Dickerson, rolled past the Lady Cavaliers of Richland Northeast, 77-49, December 9 in the opening game of the Hampton Inn Northeast More...

Home & Garden

Books for the Gardener’s Christmas

Stopping to smell the flowers

As you browse bookstores for just the right gift for gardeners on your list, glance through some of my favorites from 2011.  Mississippi grows great authors and gardeners. More...

Star Chefs

Best Selling cookbooks of all Time ...for the cooks on your Christmas list...

1 • Betty Crocker’s Cookbook ...(originally called Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book) by Betty Crocker (1950) - approx. 65 million copies More...

Local resident slow-cooks her way to top prize

Local resident, Mary Marlowe Leverette beat out more than 200 recipe entrants to become one of four winners in the National Pork Board’s “America’s Next Pork Crock- Stars” contest – taking home the grand prize which incl More...

Spring Valley graduate achieves most celebrated scholarship in the world

Spring Valley High School Class of 2006 valedictorian and cross-country track standout Kate Niehaus has been named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar. More...

Rogers Townsend chairman appointed to national and regional committees

Samuel C. Waters, shareholder and board chairman of Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, has been reappointed chair of the South Carolina Legislative Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas (MBAC) for 2012. More...

On Second Thought

We give because we can and we care

I appreciate Julia Rogers Hook’s recent column regarding the endless number of charitable requests during the holiday season. I came to a slightly different answer than she did. I offer for your consideration my own view.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

I swear I’m gonna quit swearing

I’m just saying...

It’s the time of the year when while we all plan for the holidays and get ready for a big Christmas/Hanukkah/ Kwanza family celebration, we also begin to look ahead to the coming year and a lot of us come up with resolutions for the new year we More...

Saving the institution of marriage

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

On a recent visit to the Emerald City, better known as Greenwood, South Carolina, I noticed an offensive billboard along the Highway 72 Bypass. More...

Business

City baseball stadium sale faces hearing

The home of the Columbia Gems a halfcentury ago, the baseball stadium on Assembly Street hasn’t had a regular tenant, a home minorleague team, in years.  More...

Briefs

They didn’t do it   More...

Folks about town

Lee Gaymon and Br ian Miner have joined the Mashburn Construction team as project engineers. More...

Society

Richard James Baldauf

Richard James Baldauf, 69, of Forest Acres, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011, surrounded by his loving family and faithful companion, Gizmo. A memorial service will be conducted at 2: 00 p. m. More...

Giftwrapping for greyhounds

Greyhound Lifesavers is ending 2011 with a special event, a gift-wrapping fundraiser. More...

S.C. nurse works with women and children in Afghanistan

This is my second visit to Afghanistan as a volunteer nurse with CURE International, a humanitarian aid group based in the US. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Winter Fest returns to State Museum

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year” as the South Carolina State Museum’s holiday tradition, Winter Fest, kicks off Monday, December 19.  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...

Travel

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

Part 3: Sleeping with ghosts

Linda and I set up our base camp at the oldest inn still standing in the Lexington Concord area, the Colonial Inn. It began in 1716 as three farm buildings. In the spring of 1775 it was the home of Dr. More...

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