March 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Pawmetto Lifeline holds grand opening of the Meyer Finlay Pet Adoption Center of Lexington and Richland Counties

Pawmetto Lifeline is proud to announce the Grand Opening of their Adoption, Medical and Education Center on Bower Parkway. More...

Found kitty

Rescued, young grey tabby female with white feet, from Walmart parking lot. She was seen jumping out from underneath a parked car three weeks ago. She was lost and running around in parking lot dodging cars.  More...

Concert generates money for children’s shelter

As a result of the Rocketman, A Tribute to Sir Elton John Concert held at the Koger Center in January money was donated to the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Walking Naked in the park raises $3,000

Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce that the first annual “Walk Naked in Finlay Park” raised an impressive $3,000 for the American Heart Association.  The Sheriff and Naked, a rescue dog, along with around 50 walkers and their fou More...

Dead voters found

The S.C. State Election Commission ( SEC) February 23 released the findings of a partial review of information provided by the S. C. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) suggesting 953 votes were cast in the name of deceased voters. More...

CCN hears plans for CMRTA

Options continue to be explored as the City of Columbia and the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority look for ways to provide a good bus system for Columbia residents.  More...

Education

Guest readers share joy of reading with Richland One third graders

For the fourth year, Richland One and the City of Columbia teamed up to hold the Together We Can Read literacy and community engagement initiative. More...

Heathwood Hall students collect over 1,400 spoons for Haiti

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School is pleased to have collected over 1,400 spoons for the benefit of Haiti’s school children through a partnership with Spoons for Haiti.  More...

Heathwood Hall welcomes new head of school

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Michael Heath to assume the roll of Heathwood Hall’s Head of School. Currently serving as the assistant head of school at the Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon, Dr. More...

Sports

Lady Chargers shock Cardinal Newman

Amber Campbell scored 14 of her 28 points during a 30-6 first quarter that allowed the Northwood Academy Lady Chargers to defeat the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals in the semifinals of the SCISA AAA girls state playoffs Friday, February 24 at the Sum More...

Highlanders win but lose James

Joseph James scored 20 points to help the Heathwood Hall Highlanders to a 67-54 victory over the Porter Gaud Cyclones Friday, February 24 in the SCISA AAA boys’ semifinals at the Sumter County Exhibition Center.  More...

Cards eliminate Eagles

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals overcame a nineday layoff and a sluggish first half with a 28-point outburst in the third quarter to down the Florence Christian Eagles, 62-49, in the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) boys 3A basket More...

Home & Garden

The dirt on antibacterial soap

When my sister and I were kids, we giggled upon learning that 60 percent of the human body is comprised of water. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Remember the childhood chant when playing hide and seek, “Ready or not, here I come?” The arrival of springtime in the south seems to sing the very same refrain. More...

Star Chefs

Cream of Celery Soup 3 quarts chicken stock3 lbs. celery, coarselychopped1/2 lb. carrots, julienned1/2 lb. onions, chopped1 cup all-purpose flour1 Tbsp. salt1 tsp. More...

Travel

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

Part 14: Norman Rockwell drew here!

Linda and I stumbled around the Berkshires in search of another literary great, Norman Rockwell, and discovered Stockbridge, a delightful little village on the Housatonic River. (Didn’t the CSA submarine H. L.  More...

Please help us find Knolla Grace

Knolla Grace is a blue pit bull, just over a year old. She’s a sweet, sweet girl that can steal your heart with one look with the help of an under bite that you can’t help but love. More...

Hammond School to provide iPads to students

In an effort to further demonstrate its commitment to excellence and innovation in education, the leadership at Columbia’s Hammond School announced it will put an iPad in the hands of every student from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 when th More...

On Second Thought

Bill will allow citizens easier access to public documents

A bill that would allow South Carolinians to get copies of public documents faster and less expensively is heading to the full House of Representatives for consideration.  It represents significant progress for open government and would be the More...

Lowering the bar does not transform education

State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais issued the following statement this morning (February 24, 2012) regarding recent comments about South Carolina’s standards made by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Commentary

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Beware, the universe doesn’t like posers

I’m just saying...

I knew it was wrong when I did it. I really did. It wasn’t exactly a lie, but…it wasn’t exactly the truth either.  More...

Quigley’s impossible dream

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

I think Quigley’s in love. We have a new dog, a female Corgi mix that just joined our ever growing and very hairy family. More...

Business

Love at 50

Chevrolet dealership awarded Mark of Excellence

In 1961, Love Chevrolet began in Sumter with Michael Love’s late grandfather Julius and late father Nat. And in 1966, Love Chevrolet moved to Columbia. Michael Love’s mother John Anne lives in Columbia.  More...

Briefs

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Harbor   More...

Folks about town

Eugene “Gene” H. Matthews of Richardson Plowden, was selected by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2012 recipient of the Leadership in Law award. More...

Society

Three Midlands’ artists win Verner Awards

The 2012 presentation of South Carolina’s most prestigious arts recognition, the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Awards, will take place May 3 at the State House in Columbia. More...

Blythewood Lions Club receives awards

The Blythewood Lions Club received several awards and recognition at the recent District 32D Convention held in Clinton, SC. Lion Rhett Hair, club president, received a Club Excellence Award for the past Lion’s year.  More...

USC Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution holds 55th anniversary awards luncheon

The USC Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s 55th anniversary awards luncheon was held February 25 at Spring Valley Country Club.   More...

Events

Events

•ART Columbia Museum of Art will host the 2012 Gala, the CHAIRity Ball, Friday, April 27, 7 p.m.-midnight to celebrate opening night of the museum’s spring exhibition, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Art of Passing Strange comes to Trustus Theatre

Trustus Theatre and Jasper Magazine are teaming up to present The Art of “Passing Strange,” a unique event celebrating interdisciplinary artistic creation. This one-night only event happens Friday, March 16 in the Trustus Main Space. More...

Sanctus Real brings music and a message to Columbia

The band Sanctus Real is bringing more than great music to its Columbia stop on the Winter Jam 2012 Tour Spectacular March 9. More...

The 39 Steps, both comedy and thriller, opens at Town Theatre

The 39 Steps opens at Town Theatre Friday, March 9 and runs through Sunday, March 25. This fast-paced whodunit is both comedy and thriller, combining the mastermind of Alfred Hitchcock with a taste of Monty Python. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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Legals

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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...