August 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Hug the killers and ignore the victims? What’s wrong with this picture?

I’m just saying...

I wrote a column a couple of weeks ago after the tragic shooting in Colorado that left a dozen people dead and many more injured when a lone gunman went on a rampage and opened fire in a movie theater during the premier of the latest Batman movie. More...

Hunting with Orvis

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

The Woman Whose Garbage I’m Responsible for is considered an avid hunter by the great spam mailing service in the sky. More...

Business

Sticking with Plan A results in one of the largest Nationwide agencies in the U. S.

In 1975 Clark Farley became an agent with Nationwide Insurance. He has maintained and grown his own Nationwide agency from its original location on Two Notch Road in Northeast Columbia to six other locations across the state.  More...

City Snippets

What is a Pandoodle?   More...

Folks about town

Eugene P. Warr has been appointed chairman of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. John C. von Lehe Jr. has been appointed vice chairman.  Arthur M. (Art) Bjontegard Jr. , Cynthia A. ( Cindy) Har t ley, and Steve A. More...

Society

Shandon United Methodist Church Women hold the 7th Annual Treasure Sale August 17 and 18

The Shandon United Methodist Women will hold their 7th Annual Treasure Sale on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

Miss Brearley and Mr. Greathouse marry August 4, 2012

Margaret Elizabeth Brearley of Greer, South Carolina, and Paul William Greathouse of Lexington, North Carolina, were married August 4, 2012, at John Knox Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina. More...

Do you remember?

Bugged!

I remember as a small child going to a grocery store in Five Points on Harden Street. This was when Five Points had just been formed and only a few stores were there. More...

Events

Events

•CHILDREN/FAMILY  Real Sistahood Outreach Ministry will host A Princess Workshop, “It’s All About Me” for girls ages 8-16, Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hope Baptist Church, 2117 Clemson Road. 463-1681. More...

Home & Garden

Summersweet’s Spicy Spires

Stopping to smell the flowers

In unrelenting heat and humidity of August summersweet Clethra keeps its cool. The genus Clethra consists of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees grown for their profuse spires and spikes of fragrant flowers in mid to late summer.  More...

Star Chefs

Fresh Cherry Crisp   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

Legals

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NOTICE The Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism is hereby giving notice that a meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 8:30am at the Clarion Hotel located at 1615 Gervais Street, Columbia SC &nb More...

Family and friends pay tribute to Ann Davis

Retired teacher Ann Davis keeps herself busy with church and volunteer work. More...

Columbia’s Famously Hot Beatrice and Clyde tragically changed the l ives of many

Beatrice Snipes was the first woman sentenced to die in the electric chair in S. C.

Columbia is indeed famously hot, and, while researching this 80-year-old photograph, I was struck by Columbia’s famously hot history. More...

On Second Thought

Readers defend I’m Just Saying

Good article on the theater shooting. Owning weapons is a guarantee, buying 6000 rounds of ammunition might suggest someone has ulterior motives...Just Saying.  -Jim Teegarden   More...

Reader appalled by I’m Just Saying

I’ve enjoyed your newspaper for years for local government news and human interest articles. I was appalled at the recent (July 27) I’m Just Saying column entitled “Bring Back Public Hangings.”  More...

Time for gun owners to take responsibility

Recently, The State newspaper printed a collection of pro-gun/NRA leaning letters to the editor. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Community welcomes Pierce Aerial Ladder Truck 7

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins along with members of the Columbia Fire Department held a traditional fire department wet-down ceremony at the North Columbia Station 7 for its new Pierce Aerial Ladder “Truck 7.” The ceremony included C More...

Melrose Heights residents fight to keep neighborhood safe

The Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Monday, August 13. More...

RCSD needs youth arbitrators

Sheriff Leon Lott is seeking energetic volunteer arbitrators to join The Richland County Sheriff's Department team. The arbitrators will assist the young adults who have come in contact with law enforcement for misdemeanor crimes.  More...

Education

Twenty students graduate from new summer learning program

Students were asking questions as though they were in their ordinary schools during a summer learning program. But the classes were not ordinary, such as the “Gardening 101” type class. The students graduated August 4.  More...

Seeing X-rays in a new light: Soft X-ray detector could improve breast cancer imaging

A slice of light is about to come into focus for the first time, thanks to a new X-ray detector constructed at the University of South Carolina. More...

Sports

Sertoma Sportsarama kicks off football season

A little bit of rain did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance for Richland Sertoma Club’s 52nd Annual Sportsarama held at Memorial Stadium Saturday, August 11. More...

From football recruit to Army recruit

November 12, 2011, was an emotionally filled day for Mason Cloy. The former Spring Valley Viking was a senior offensive lineman for the Clemson University football team at the time.  More...

Hinson and Andrew inducted into Hall of Fame

The South Carolina Tennis Patrons Foundation and USTA South Carolina have announced that Jim Hinson and Jorge Andrew are the two newest inductees into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame. More...

Arts & Entertainment

McKissick Museum Gets Fresh

“A Sense of Place: Gettin’ Fresh” invites the public to celebrate refreshed facilities and current art offerings at the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum next Friday, August 24. More...

Harbison Theatre announces 2012-2013 season

Harbison Theatre, the new, state-of-the-art performing arts venue at Midlands Technical College, has announced the schedule for its inaugural season.  More...

Travel

2012

Part 6: We chose Mahallia and Jefferson Daviis

We had a place to stay (Ansonborough Inn) and places to eat (Rue de Jean, 82 Queen) during Spoleto 2012. So then we could decide where to play, what entertainment to enjoy. More...