August 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Pedal power

Evie and James Ryan enjoy a relaxing summer ride with dad, David Virtue, in the driver’s seat. More...

Three Midlands artists honored with awards

A poet, an author, and a dancer have been honored with Individual Artists Fellowships carrying a grant of $ 5,000 each, given by the South Carolina Arts Commission Board. More...

S.C. Queen wins international title

University of South Carolina student Mae-Ann Webb of Ridge Spring, South Carolina was crowned Miss Galaxy 2013 Saturday evening, July 28 in Orlando, Florida in the Galaxy International Pageant. More...

Government / Neighborhood

City Council to study hospitality tax

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, August 7. City council members present were Leona Plough, Moe Baddourah, Cameron Runyan, Tameika Isaac Devine, Sam Davis, Brian Newman, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Cayce honors Vella

Members of the Cayce City Council met Tuesday, August 8 for their monthly meeting. Council members present were Mayor Pro-Tem Kenneth Jumper, Skip Jenkins, Steve Isom, and Tim James. More...

Over 250 attend West Columbia feral cat public hearing

Over 250 people attended the public hearing held by the West Columbia City Council Tuesday, August 7, 2012, to share their thoughts and opinions on a proposed city ordinance to amend the Animal Control Sections of the West Columbia City Code to estab More...

Education

Midlands children enjoy a week of camp

Fifty local children recently returned from a week of camp that was filled with fun and new experiences. More...

Blythewood High School among top 10 schools nationally for leading change in teen driving behavior

Blythewood High School has been selected as one of the top 10 high schools in the United States and Canada leading the way in teaching teen driver safety.  More...

Students come first with new accountability system

South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais released the following statement today after U.S. More...

Sports

Bearcat wins a National Championship as a Bulldog

Every February college football fans surround their televisions, computers, and radios to find out who their favorite college team has recruited. More...

Post 79 falls just one game short of state title

The West Columbia Post 79 American Legion baseball team finished its 2012 campaign with a 25-6 final mark falling to Florence in the championship game Wednesday, August 1 at the state tournament in Greenwood, S.C.  More...

Local teams serve up state tennis championships

Three of the four state titles went to Midlands tennis teams the weekend of July 20 at the 2012 USTA Jr. More...

Home & Garden

The medicine wheel garden at Heathwood Hall

Stopping to smell the flowers

Students at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School studied the culture and traditions of Eastern Woodland and Southeastern Native Americans by replicating their medicine wheel gardens. More...

Star Chefs

Tarragon Chicken Salad More...

Pets

Veterans War Dog monument honoring military working dog teams to be built at Veterans Memorial Park

Dogs are everywhere in our popular culture these days. Dogs are our housemates, our soul mates, and even our surrogate children. More...

Dogs on camera!

International Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize all the devoted, hard-working assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations. More...

Shandon UMC sends team to work at Dominica school

Under the direction of the South Carolina United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (SC-UMVIM), Shandon United Methodist Church sent a team of twelve to the Dominica School in LaUrena Santo Domingo, July 28- August 4. More...

USC professor helps keep U.S. Olympic shooting team on target

A young Carolina faculty member has helped the U.S. Shooting team remain sharp and strong enough to stay on target and bring home the gold at the 2012 London Olympics.  More...

On Second Thought

Just Sayin’ sickens readers

We have an adult son, diagnosed as bipolar (manic depressive) at the age of 18. Prior to this time he was an allround athlete, exceptional student, musically gifted, and well liked by everyone. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Donkey jumping should be in the Olympics

I’m just saying...

I’ve been watching the horseback events for the Olympics, especially the jumping events. More...

The Olympic Experience

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

The headgear reminded one of ’50s sci-fi movies—hard plastic shells featuring several adjustable flaps strategically placed near each eye, each serving some unknowable purpose...like cardboard attached with clothes pins. More...

Business

If it’s valuable, it’s Worth Repeating

If you haven’t been shopping at the little blue cottage at 615 Meeting Street in a while, Chris Livingston and Lisa Hackenberry assure you that it’s worth repeating the trip.  More...

City Snippets

The Nickelodeon moves To Main Street August 31  The Movies are moving August 31, 2012. More...

Heber Branham’s influence shows in Walton Automotive

Chet Walton moved to South Carolina from South Texas 30 years ago to attend the University of South Carolina. His father told him to call Heber Branham of Branham’s Exxon in Columbia to apply for a part time job while he attended college. More...

Society

Do you remember? The Bald Soprano

I remember a play I was in at Town Theatre many years ago. It was an unusual play by Eugene Ionesco. To say it was “way out” was the way my generation would express it.  More...

William Porcher Dubose Tuller

William Porcher DuBose Tuller died at his home Saturday, August 4, 2012, after a two-year, courageous battle with cancer. Born March 20, l968 in Columbia, South Carolina, he was the son of William Henry Tuller Jr. and Virginia DuBose Tuller. More...

Ruth Hun Woodruff

The burial of the Dead, Rite I, was celebrated for Ruth Hunt Woodruff at 3 p. m. on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat Street in Shandon, conducted by the Rev. Fletcher Montgomery, the Rev. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Classical Ballet launches its third decade with a season of great works

The Columbia Classical Ballet Company enters its third decade with an exciting season of great ballets. The season starts with the firstever production of La Bayadere in Columbia October 12. More...

Nickelodeon Theatre announces grand opening date for renovated theatre

The Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina’s only non-profit art house film theater, which has been renovating a larger, state-of-theart building with two movie theaters, will move to its new home at 1607 Main Street and begin screening films and More...

The Palace of the Moorish Kings premieres on the Trustus Main Stage

Trustus Theatre will be producing the final show of its 28th Season, the last production under the leadership of Jim and Kay Thigpen. More...

Travel

Spoleto 2012... Part 5: We dined at 82 Queen

The 82 Queen restaurant has a rich history as well as rich food. The history dates back to 1670 when the Lord Proprietors financed a colony of the British colony of Barbados at a peninsula between two rivers on the Atlantic coast of North America. More...