June 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Keep animals cool in the summer

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Columbia High School Class of 1956 enjoys lunch at Happy Café

Several female members of the Columbia High School Class of 1956 met for lunch at Happy Café on Forest Drive. Front row: Gloria Seay Ziemer, Diane Windham Coggins, and Jo Ann Doubs Broome. More...

Deputy Ryan Rawl

1982-2012

Sheriff Leon Lott announced June 21, 2012, with deep regret the loss of Deputy Ryan Rawl (DOB: April 16, 1982) killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Afghanistan while serving in the South Carolina National Guard.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

City Council approves Rosewood plan and 2012/2013 budget

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 26 at the Eau Claire Print Building. Council members present were Sam Davis, Daniel Rickenmann, Leona Plough, Brian Newman, Dr. More...

City of Columbia and Richland County sign Intergovernmental Fire Agreement

Kelvin Washington joined Columbia- Richland Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins and members of city and county councils for a ceremonial signing of the City/County Intergovernmental Fire Agreement June 25 at Fire Department headquarters.  More...

Education

Dent Middle School students step up recycling with the Stinky Sneaker Campaign

It was a dirty, stinky job, but someone had to collect hundreds of old sports shoes for Dent Middle School’s Stinky Sneaker Campaign.  More...

Columbia Chapter of Links congratulates its 2012 Links Scholars

The Columbia Chapter of Links announces its 2012 Links Scholarship recipients. More...

Spring Valley High School math teacher wins presidential honor

Spring Valley High School math teacher Matthew Owens is a winner of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. More...

Sports

Every kid has good in them

Through their hard work and dedication to Pop Warner football in Columbia, Willie Cornelius and his wife, Fristella, have helped thousands of children find the good in themselves.

On a Saturday last October, Willie Cornelius coached a Pop Warner football game from his knees.  More...

Burkett broke barriers at Irmo and USC

The name Jackie Robinson has become synonymous with breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Each professional sport has had its moment when it became integrated. More...

Team Blaze blazes S.C. record books

Coach Nathan Gantt with the assistance of Warren Eure and Angel Brooks led Junior Olympic Track Club Team Blaze through the USATF JO State Championship Competition June 8-10 at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More...

Home & Garden

Columbia’s Caladium Carnival

Stopping to smell the flowers

Is your garden participating in this summer’s spectacular caladium carnival? Across the Midlands homeowners and businesses have planted a parade of colorful caladiums. More...

Star Chefs

Super Easy Sautéed Summer Squash   More...

News in Forest Acres is good and getting better

At its June meeting, the Forest Acres City Council held the line on the city’s tax rate for at least the fourth year in a row, passing a millage rate of .47 and a total budget for 2012-13 of about $5.6 million.  More...

Secret mission carried out 70 years ago

Columbians have always been proud of their unique connection to The Doolittle Raiders, the group of American Air Force pilots sent on a secret mission April 18, 1942, to bomb mainland Japan in retaliation for the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Har More...

On Second Thought

Hunger hurts

A father about to serve his country, a young family struggling to feed their infant daughter and me-It was a God thing.  Two weeks ago, one night about 9:30 p.m., returning from Walmart, I walked back into my house sobbing because my heart was c More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Thanks for the memories, Julia

Regarding Julia Rogers Hook’s “Goodbye OJ,” I just had to write to let her know she made me laugh and cry again. I too am a cat lover and have lost so many I try not to think about it. More...

Commentary

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How a bumper sticker made me a mom

I’m just saying...

I’ve always thought that bumper stickers were silly. You know the ones that say the driver’s kid is special or that someone is a “proud mom/dad” of a kid going to such and such a school? More...

Steve McQueen was no pretty boy

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

As the finishing notes of Sheryl Crow’s song about Steve McQueen faded into the distance, the DJ noted that lots of younger people listening to that station, which combines some classic rock and roll with more current hits, might not remember M More...

Business

Forest Pines celebrates 15 years in Forest Acres

Joe Hutchinson, the first resident to spend the night at Forest Pines 15 years ago, said when his wife passed away his sister drove him to Forest Pines. Seeing it was the place for him, he immediately signed a lease. More...

City Snippets

CMRTA introduces all day-bus passes  Midlands bus riders may purchase all-day passes for $3.50 each. The pass will give riders access to all fixed routes according to officials with the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA). More...

News in Forest Acres is good and getting better

A sign at Cook-Out across from Shandon Baptist Church announces a July 1 opening, and there are rumors of a new restaurant with local ties opening near Zoe’s in a space formerly occupied by a liquor store and pet groomer.  All this is grea More...

Society

St. Andrews Rotary Club members learn from speakers

On May 29, Charlton “Chuck” Whipple, director Lexington County Economic Development Office, was the guest speaker at the St Andrews Rotary Club. More...

Do you remember?

Forgetting to remember

Have you forgotten to remember where you put something in your home? Recently, I took two hours looking for a checkbook I wanted to use. I plowed through loose papers, afraid I had lost it.  More...

National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars selects National Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year

Dr. Sarah E. Miller, assistant professor at USC Salkehatchie, was recognized as the National Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year 2011- 2012 by the National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars in the State of South Carolina. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia-based film maker contributes to documentary film featuring veterans

Marty Dashiell, a Columbia based film maker, is one of dozens of notable contributors to a new documentary honoring veterans, V- DAY 11.11.11. More...

Travel

A Step into Kingstree’s Past

Part 7: The Cedar Swamp Challenge

The Cedar Swamp Lancers have a long and distinquished history. Their first lancing tournament was held at Gippy Plantation in 1957 ( www.lancingtournament.com). More...

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Public Notices

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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...