September 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

The Constitution turned 225 September 17

When U. S. citizens vote Tuesday, November 6, for either President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney to lead the nation from January 20, 2013, to January 20, 2017, it will mark the 57th time under our Constitution for such an election.  More...

News

Tools for recognizing child abuse

As children transition to a new school year, Olga Rosa, M. D. wants teachers, parents, and neighbors to be attentive to possible signs of neglect or child abuse. Dr. More...

Antioch Baptist Church celebrates 98th Church Anniversary

Antioch Baptist Church of Columbia, 5715 Koon Road, under the leadership of Pastor Albert Aiken Neal, will celebrate the 98th Church Anniversary and Family & Friends Day Sunday, September 23, 2012. More...

What’s the big idea?

In the United Kingdom, an app for film tourism was downloaded 87,000 times last year. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Curtiss Wright Hangar may become a restaurant

On Tuesday, September 18, the Richland County Council offered a proclamation honoring Tige Watts for his extended service in the local community. More...

September is Voter Education Month in S.C.

600,000 eligible voters encouraged to register

The South Carolina State Election Commission kicked off a month-long effort to encourage South Carolinians to register to vote before October 6 in order to participate in the November 6 general election or to update voter registration information if More...

Columbia City Council hears highlights of CAPER

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, September 18. Council members present were Sam Davis, Cameron Runyan, Moe Baddourah, Leona Plough, Tameika Isaac Devine, Brian Newman, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Business

Lizard’s Thicket: 35 years of good southern cooking

Lizard’s Thicket is Columbia’s answer to the Cheer’s Bar. More...

Folks about town

Dr. Suzanna Pavlovsky has been appointed to the position of assistant conductor for the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra.  Jason A. Pi t tman has joined the law firm of McAngus Goudelock & Courie.   More...

Real Estate Transactions

Macon Lovelace, a member of NAI Avant’s Office Brokerage Team, recently leased 4,100 square feet of space at 1021 Pinnacle Point Drive. XPO Logistics, LLC plans to occupy the space next month. More...

Society

Herbert Whitfield Tucker

Hubert Whitfield Tucker died Thursday, September 13, 2012. He was born August 8, 1924, to Minnie Mae Webb Tucker and Elzie Perry Tucker on their farm in Amory, Mississippi. More...

Former cheerleader brings former football player out of retirement

Speaking to the USC Chapter DAR at the Lace House, September 13, 2012, former Adjutant General “Stan” Spears was introduced by charter member of the USC Chapter, First Vice Regent Julie Petoskey Smoak. More...

Do you remember?

That old-fashioned eyesore

A remarkable memoryIhavegoes back to the 1930s when a friend of my father’s sent us beautiful, huge Christmas cards. He was a famous br idge designer and engineer named Dr. D. B. Steinman. More...

Home & Garden

Fall blooming bulbs

Stopping to smell the flowers

Not only is fall the time to order spring bulbs, but also it is the time to plant fall ones. Fall bulbs? Fall bulbs are one of the most underused flowers in gardens.  More...

Star Chefs

Butternut Squash Casserole   More...

Gateway to Gardening: Today for Tomorrow

The South Carolina Midlands Master Gardener Association will host the 23rd annual Symposium entitled “Gateway to Gardening: Today and Tomorrow” Thursday, October 11, at the Columbia Conference Center. More...

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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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

The 25th Midlands Area Senior Games keeps hearts pumping

The partnership of the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and the Richland County Recreation Commission is getting older and getting better, especially when it comes to celebrating the Midland’s seniors.  More...

Report puppy mills and receive up to $5,000

The Fraternal Order of Police has announced its support for a reward program established by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to help combat illegal animal cruelty at puppy mills. More...

On Second Thought

Reader upset with Romney’s 47 percent comment

Mitt Romney made a point to a closed fundraiser for the wealthy that 47% of voters don’t work, live off welfare, unemployment, and/or other forms of Government assistance and don’t pay taxes.  ...My first reaction? More...

Sharing increased cost of state health insurance coverage: the right thing to do

It’s no secret that health insurance costs have been skyrocketing in recent years, and doing so at what many believe are unsustainable levels. More...

Wanted: The Dead and Buried

Sam Holland, chair of the Historic Committee of Richland County Conservation Commission, has requested help from the public in locating neglected or obscure cemeteries. More...

Commentary

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Papa Bear

i’m just saying...

I think the worst part of losing a loved one is the day after the funeral. More...

Losing the Great Tree

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

When I was a little boy, we didn’t have video games, iPads, or satellite TV. But we did have trees, lots of them. A fellow could climb one, lie in the shade and daydream, or use one for any number of make-believe games. More...

Education

Twelve Richland One seniors named 2013 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Twelve Richland One high school seniors are among the 205 South Carolina students named as semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Blair Park Rivers QuickJobs Scholarship fund established in Midlands Technical College Foundation

Janice Park Rivers has established a new Quick- Jobs scholarship fund in the Midlands Technical College Foundation in memory of her son, Blair Park Rivers. More...

“Building Unity in the Community”-- D.A.R.E program challenges students to stay on a positive, drug-free path

As your sheriff, I know the importance of providing our students the proper tools to identify drugs and alcohol and know how to say no. More...

Sports

C.A.J.’s Knox is amazing, but Falcons get the win

Despite building an early 12-0 lead, the Green Hornets fell for the third straight year to Ben Lippen. This final was 43-30 last Friday, September 14 at Hathaway Weeber Stadium on the campus of Ben Lippen School.  More...

High School Football

Week 4 Stats
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Falcons seize on Columbia turnovers

In less than 30 seconds, the A.C. Flora and Columbia game went from being up for grabs in the fourth quarter to a Falcon blowout. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sandlapper Singers present first concert of series October 5

Friday, 7:30 p.m., October 5 the Sandlapper Singers present the first concert of a series of three Columbia events, Red, Hot and Blue themed “Musical Colors.” A program of music that dema More...

S.C. Shakespeare Company presents Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical

South Carolina Shakespeare Company will present Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical performed by New York actress, Karen Eterovich, September 27- 28. More...

Theatre SC presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest with a nod to Swinging Sixties London

The sights and sounds of London in the “swinging sixties” set the stage for an imaginative retelling of Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy classic, The Importance of Being Earnest, October 5-13 at the University of South Carolina’s More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My normandy

part 4: Tragic van Gogh

During the night the M/ S Bizet docked at Conflans at the junction of the Seine, Epte, and Oise Rivers. More...