September 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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City abolishes house

The City of Columbia Planning and Development Services Department demolished the structure located at 1714 Superior Street in the Edisto Court Neighborhood on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 10 a.m.  More...

Spring Valley Baptist Church spends over $1,000,000 for its youth

Everyone has a place— adults and children—but the youth have been an afterthought, says parents Donna and Darrell Neal. The Neals believe parents tend to go where their kids can be plugged into church. Sr. Pastor Dr. More...

Columbia’s electrical community gears up to build Habitat for Humanity home

Shealy Electrical Wholesalers and Schneider Electric, along with numerous others in the industry, have teamed up to help Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity build a home for a deserving Midlands family.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

S.C.’s labor force lowest since 1976

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 9.6 percent in August. More...

Newly constructed homes may qualify for $6,000 down payment assistance

Perhaps the only thing more exciting than buying your first, new home would be getting $6,000 to help with the down payment and closing costs.  More...

Dr. Andrew Sorensen’s Memorial 5K Bow Tie Run/Walk raises money for Big Brothers and Sisters

Running shorts paired with a bow tie is not a common sight, but on Saturday, September 29, 2012, many will be wearing just that as they take part in the 5k Bow Tie Run/ Walk to honor Dr. More...

Education

Buzzing around the world with The Language Buzz

For those of us who ever studied a foreign language in high school or college, we know how tedious it can be to conjugate sentences and go through the grammar rules all over again. More...

Candidates Forum Tuesday, October 16

The Richland Two Teacher Forum and League of Women Voters is hosting a Candidates Forum at 6 p.m., October 16, at the District Auditorium, 7500 Brookfield Road, Columbia 29223. More...

Troop 8 member completes Eagle Scout project

On Sunday, September 9, Eddie Alford, a member of Troop 8 at Incarnation Lutheran Church, completed his Eagle Scout project at the Barney Jordan Memorial Boat Landing located off Rosewood Drive. More...

Sports

Skyhawks upend Cardinal Newman

Senior Jake Nidiffer threw for 343 yards and four touchdowns (three to senior Braden Shockley), and senior Quayshon Myers ran for 189 yards and scored twice to lead the Hammond Skyhawks to a 48-13 Homecoming victory over the Cardinal Newman Cardinals More...

Blue Devils roll to 5-0

Dreher quarterback Hakim Frazier completed 12-of-24 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more leading the undefeated Blue Devils to a hard-fought 35-20 crosstown win over the C.A. More...

High School Football

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Home & Garden

The Toad Sanctuary

Stopping to smell the flowers

A recent nature documentary entitled Frogs – The Thin Green Line raised awareness of the spectrum of factors contributing to the marked decline of amphibian species on earth. More...

Star Chefs

Toad in a Hole  6 slices bread 2 tablespoons butter, softened 6 eggs 6 slices Cheddar cheese   More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 5: Cruisin’ the Seine

The Seine is one of the major rivers of the world, not the longest, not the biggest, but one that fostered the birth of a great city, Paris, and fostered the development of a great nation, France. More...

Richland One employees walk/run to fight breast cancer

October will mark a bittersweet anniversary for 35-year-old Mary Haddon, media specialist at A. C. Flora High School. Next month she’ll complete the last of the breast cancer treatments she started a year ago. More...

Family members celebrate their “queen’s” 104th birthday

  On Saturday, September 22, 2012, Mrs. Hadiyah Muwwakkil’s (formerly known as Ella Lou Watts) birthday celebration was held at the Upper Richland Community Center at 3:00 p.m. She celebrated her 104th Birthday. More...

On Second Thought

Pastor empathizes with 40 Something columnist

Mike,  More...

Red Cross announces earthquake app for the IPhone and Adroid

The American Red Cross has launched its official Earthquake App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit earthquake prone areas.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Commentary

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A Woman’s New Best Friend

I’m just saying...

I have a dog.  I didn’t mean to have a dog. I didn’t go online or to adoption centers looking for a dog.  And I thought if I ever did have a dog, it would be a little fuzzy “foo-foo” dog.  More...

Nekkid News

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

Nekkid pictures of a princess!! Skinny dipping congressmen!! Wardrobe malfunctions!! We Americans, with our deep reaching roots in Puritan guilt, love us some stories about naked people. More...

Business

A new twist on an ancient oil comes to Columbia

Anyone who thinks all olive oils are created equal should visit The Crescent Olive store on Devine Street. More...

City Snippets

Commercial Revolving Loan Review Board advertises vacancies   More...

Folks about town

Jeffrey Bradley has joined DuBose Web Group as director of programming.  Jill Wright has joined the Mike Kelly Law Group.   More...

Society

Dr. Oscar Lee Berry Jr.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dr. Oscar Lee Berry, Jr. (“Skeeter”) were held at St. Mark’s Cathedral Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 10 a. m. in Shreveport, Louisiana. Canon Rowena White officiated. More...

Family Shelter of Columbia hosts its 4th Anual Blues, Brews, and BBQ event

The Family Shelter of Columbia will host its 4th Annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ event Thursday, October 18 to support food, shelter, and program services offered to homeless families in the Midlands.  More...

The Columbia Chapter of The Links conducts donor drive

Members of the Health and Human Services Facet of the Columbia Chapter of Links recently collaborated with the Women at Heart at its annual forum and exhibition at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The facet team, chaired by Dr. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Classical Ballet presents 2012/2013 season

Columbia Classical Ballet is thrilled to present its 21st season for 2012/2013. More...

An earful of ukuleles at Finlay House

Townsend Social Hall at Finlay House, the Five Points highrise residence of a large community of senior citizens, resonated to the unusual sound of baritone ukuleles in mid-September when The Carolina Sunshine Band came to entertain.  More...

USC Dance celebrates best of professional dance with S.C. Festival of Dance: 2012 Jubilee

A diverse gathering of professional dance companies, representing the best of dance artistry in the state, will grace the Koger Center stage for the SC Festival of Dance: 2012 Jubilee.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Request foR BIDs Health care agency located in Columbia requests notice of intent to bid for up-fit of approximately 1,700 square feet of unfinished space. Interested companies must be a licensed general contractor with unlimited bonding.  More...

Legals

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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...