August 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Harvest Hope Food Bank experiences shortages

Facing five more weeks of high demand before the end of summer, Harvest Hope is experiencing drastic food shortages and is looking for means to increase food inventory.  More...

Dead men do tell tales

You know you’re living in a culture of celebrity when the Twitter for the president of the United States ranks No. More...

Government / Neighborhood

CCN talks about homless shelters, zoos, and some other news

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods (CCN) held its monthly meeting Thursday, July 26.  Columbia City Councilman Cameron Runyan provided an update on issues facing City Council. More...

DHEC reports on possible Rosewood contaminants

July 24, 2012: DHEC Reports on data from the Congaree River and completes initial round of sample collection in Rosewood Neighborhood.   More...

Lederfind honored for 50 years of service

Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott congratulated Howard Lederfind, a City of Columbia employee for 50 years, for his dedication to the Columbia Police Department.  More...

Business

Yearning results in Fern Floral and Event Design

A few years ago, Sarah Swinson Shell, an insurance defense attorney in Savannah, Ga. , looked out her office window at some beaut i ful landscaping and realized her true calling could not be found wi thin those four walls. More...

City Snippets

Sales Tax Holiday to be Aug. 3-5   More...

New French creperie opens on Sumter Street

Laurent Prescelti was raised in Marseille, France, located in the southern region of the country. More...

Society

Miss Thesing and Mr. Schad exchange vows in Richmond, Virginia

Amy Katherine Thesing and Michael Lee Schad were married at the Robinson Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, Saturday, June 23, 2012. Reverend Corey Widmer officiated the 4: 00 p.m. service with the assistance of Percy Strickland and Pastor Don Coleman. More...

Happy birthday, Miss Caroline

Through the Shepherd Center of Columbia, she has been able to add to her knowledge as a lifelong learner and to satisfy her wanderlust. She joined fellow center travelers on a tr ip to China, adding another exciting adventure to her travels. More...

Do you remember?

It’s birthday time again

Since it’s time again for a birthday on my calendar, I was remembering some fun celebrations.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kick off Trustus Theatre’s new “Off Off Lady Street Series”

“Melodic tunes from a professional act in a casual atmosphere” is what you’ll hear when Aynor, Monetta, and Cayce — The Twi tty Triplets — bring their musical melee of disco era favorites and personal stories of love gon More...

Young gifted artists play with orchestra

Young Gifted Artists from the Columbia area, ages 13- 17, gave stellar performances recently at Union United Methodist to an appreciative large audience that gave standing ovations. Sam Breazeale performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. More...

Travel

2012

Part 4: We dined at Rue de Jean

How do we choose restaurants? I don’t. I just follow my wonderful wife Linda. Our first evening at Spoleto she led me from our Ansonborough Inn on Hasell Street to the Rue de Jean restaurant on John Street, an easy eight block walk. More...

Journalist knows value of security

USC journalism Dean Charles Bierbauer learned firsthand about the value of Olympic security as an eyewitness to the terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich games.  More...

Weird squash found in Hopkins

For our non-farming readers, the cucumber squash is in the gourd family along with squash and muskmelon. More...

On Second Thought

40- Something should share the load

To: Mike Maddock Re: Your recent column, “The Art of Bagging Groceries”   I hope you don’t mind if I point out that “you” are absent from the chore and burden of grocery shopping.  Seems to me that just ma More...

Raising minimum wage good for Main Street business

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in The Hill.   More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Commentary

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Kitchen Cabinets and The Joy of Human Sexuality

I’m just saying...

Most of us would agree that our spouses or lovers and best friends are our closest and most intimate relationships.  I thought that too until a week ago when we began remodeling our kitchen. More...

Karaoke kills

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

Until I was in my 40s, I was as healthy as one could hope. Except for a tonsillectomy at six and a broken arm at 22, I never had a serious illness. Now things are happening at warp speed and coming in groups of twos and threes.  More...

Education

New program at Heyward to help meet huge demand for diesel technicians

When students complete the new Navistar diesel technology program at Heyward Career and Technology Center, they can expect employers to be lined up with job offers in hand – and these jobs pay well.  More...

Blythewood High School student places second at Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference

Jayme Keefer, a rising senior at Blythewood High School, walked away from the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference recently with a second place trophy for Business Communications. More...

Saint Joseph Catholic School students secure high honors in regional and state competitions

Saint Joseph Catholic School students again swept awards in science, engineering, and handwriting competitions this spring.  More...

Sports

Boulware is a champion on and off the field

Success has followed Peter Boulware nearly everywhere he has gone, especially on the football field. From the time he could strap on a helmet in little league, he has had a passion for the pigskin.  More...

Vikings’ time is now

Overview: Last season was full of ups and downs for the Spring Valley Vikings. After jumping out to a 3-0 record, the Vikings won just two of their final eight games. More...

Ben Lippen names coaches

Ben Lippen School has named Shawn Powers, a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) certified professional, as the new girls’ varsity tennis coach and Stephen Keefer, who has coached volleyball for over 15 years, has returned for More...

Home & Garden

Famously Hot Succulents

Stopping to smell the flowers

By midsummer inexorable heat has exhausted and wilted the gardener and the plants. More...

Star Chefs

Succulent Roast Chicken   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

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...