January 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Adopt Me

My name is Josephine or Josie to my friends. I have been with Pawmetto Lifeline for a long time, and I have come a very long way. You see, before they rescued me, I was abandoned. I was left on my own to fend for myself. More...

News

First Nazareth Baptist Church observes year-long 135th anniversary celebration

Just 12 years after Sherman led a fiery march through Columbia, an organization meeting for Nazareth Baptist Church was held December 14, 1877. Church Council members present were Rev. Frank Dobbins, pastor of Zion Baptist Church of Columbia; Rev. More...

Rev. Blakely Nelson Scott, pastor of First Nazareth Baptist Church

Blakely Nelson Scott was born in Columbia and graduated from C.A. Johnson High School, Palmer College, University of South Carolina, Morris College School of Religion, and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. More...

There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.

Braille, the tactical language of dots-on-paper for the blind, involves many hours of intense education. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council stops short of a vote on ballpark sale

Columbia City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night, January 17, at six. All members were present: Leona Plaugh, Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, Mayor Steve Benjamin, Tameika Isaac Devine, Dr. More...

Forest Acres Neighborhood Association has new president

Frank Drupal, the new president of the Forest Acres Neighborhood Association was introduced Tuesday, January 17 at the meeting. More...

Voter ID remains the same for primary January 21

The U.S. Department of Justice January 17 blocked implementation of a new law that would require South Carolina voters to present a photo ID in order to vote. More...

Education

Walking for a cure

Killian Elementary School students and teachers walked to raise money for junior diabetes. Their goal was to raise $1,500, and people’s awareness about junior diabetes. More...

Blythewood Middle School teacher wins national award

Jason E. Yaman, a seventh grade social studies teacher at Richland Two’s Blythewood Middle School, was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize at the American Historical Association’s (AHA) national conference January 6 in Chicago. More...

Student musicians tapped for 2012 all-state orchestra

Twenty- nine exemplary Richland Two student musicians were selected from the hundreds of students who auditioned for the South Carolina All- State Orchestra earlier this month. More...

Sports

Falcons dunk Devils

The A. C. Flora Falcons bounced back from a loss to Lower Richland to defeat the Dreher Blue Devils 53-46 Friday, January 13.  More...

Highlanders soar by Skyhawks

There are certain things you don’t expect to see when attending a high school girls’ basketball game. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL:

DREHER 61 A.C. FLORA 38

Dreher’s John Myers and A.C. Flora’s Frank Woods battle for a rebound. More...

Home & Garden

Diggin Words

Stopping to smell the flowers

Rainy winter days may keep you from the garden, but you can still plant fun and friendship indoors with the newest gardening game in town. More...

Star Chefs

Dartboard Pizza 1 tube (13.8 oz.)refrigerated pizzacrust1 can (8 oz.) pizza sauce2 cups (8 oz. each)shredded part-skimmozzarella cheese1 package (3-1/2 oz.)sliced pepperoni1-1/2 cups (6 oz.)shredded cheddarcheese1 cup choppedgreen pepper More...

Eye surgeon makes over 30 mission trips to Haiti

In 1974, Dr. Hal Crosswell, under the auspices of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, was instrumental in organizing a team of eye care doctors and specialists to travel to Jeremie, a small, isolated community in Haiti.  More...

S.C. ranks at the bottom in animal protection laws

The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization, has released its third annual “Humane State Ranking,” a comprehensive report rating all 50 states and Washington D.C. More...

On Second Thought

South Carolinians place high priority on homeownership

With the South Carolina GOP presidential primary on January 21, presidential contenders should heed a new statewide poll showing that voters in the Palmetto State believe that owning a home remains an integral part of the American Dream and that pol More...

Stop the dead from voting

To secure our state elections and the integrity of every ballot, South Carolina lawmakers passed a Voter ID law last year supported by more than = of all citizens.  More...

We apologize

In the photograph “Dreher High School Class of 1960 keeps in touch, the names of Bill Ouzts and Ted Petoskey were misspelled.   More...

Commentary

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More momentous memories made on move to memorial

I’m just saying...

I just returned from a week in California where I attended a memorial for a very long-time and dear friend. More...

To watch the weather or not

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

I make it a point to watch the Weather Channel every weekday morning for several reasons. I like to know what is currently happening and what is predicted to happen down the road. More...

Business

The creek also rises

Columbia City Council held a Rocky Branch Creek flooding briefing on Tuesday, January 17, at 9: 00 a. m. More...

Briefs

BMW expands   More...

Folks about town

Meredith Robertson has joined the Columbia Star sales team.  Dr. More...

Society

…Always travel with vegetarians

Dr. More...

It’s cookie time

The annual Girl Scout Cookie Program, the $750 million, largest girlled business in the country, began door- to- door sales Friday, January 13. The dates for the sales at local retail locations are weekends from February 24 – March 23.  More...

USC DAR Chapter presents “The Ellen Hardin Walworth Medal for Patriotism

Mrs. Emily Lee was presented The DAR Founders Medal “The Ellen Hardin Walworth Medal for Patriotism” by the University of South Carolina Chapter. (L to r) Marilyn Altman, S.C. More...

Events

Events

•CHURCH/CHARITY  First Presbyterian Church Wednesday lunch and speaker series is held 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. Free parking. 799-9062. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opens at Town Theatre this weekend

Kyle Collins and Doug Gleason as Lawrence and Freddy, and Giulia Dalbec-Matthews as Heiress Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which opens at Town Theatre January 20. More...

Trustus Black Box presents Amazons and Their Men

Trustus Theatre is bringing the complexities of German wartime filmmaking to Columbia as Amazons and Their Men opens in the intimate 50- seat Trustus Black Box Theatre. More...

Travel

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

Part 8: Long Live Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, at age 28, retreated from civilization to live alone in the “wilderness.” That was 1845, a peaceful time between the forming of the American nation and the impending Civil War. More...

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