December 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Five Points: a victim of its own success

Forget the Five Points you knew. More...

News

From brain to mind: New U of SC institute

The University of South Carolina is poised to become a world leader in human cognitive neuroscience research with the consolidation of faculty and research in a newly established Institute for Mind and Brain. More...

Palmetto Health Heart Hospital the first in the Midlands to implant LVAD

Palmetto Health Heart Hospital is the first hospital in the Midlands and one of only two hospitals in South Carolina to implant a HeartMate II® left ventricular assist device (LVAD), in a patient with a failing heart while he awaits a cardiac transpl More...

Reformulation does not work with rehabilitation

The latest attempt to prevent drug overdose deaths is the reformulation of prescription opiate Opana, manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council gets down to business at the December 4 meeting

Our federal government may not be able to make decisions, but our city government definitely can. Columbia City Council met Tuesday, December 4. More...

Richland County Council discusses Olympia TIF and Spring Valley property

The December 4, 2012, Richland County Council meeting began with a proposal to withdraw into executive session almost immediately. More...

West Columbia City Council holds December meeting

The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was held December 4, 2012, at 6 p.m. in the West Columbia City Hall. More...

Business

It’s no joke Gibson’s on Devine is ready for shoppers

Susalee Lamb purchased Gibson’s on Saluda on April Fools’ Day in 1980. More...

City Snippets

Growing demands placed on family caregivers   More...

“A Devine Night Out” is December 13

“A Devine Night Out” is Columbia’s premier holiday event. More than 50 stores and restaurants on Devine Street in Columbia will welcome guests from 5–8 p.m. More...

Sports

Lady Blue Devils coast through Columbia

Dreher’s powerful Lady Blue Devils basketball five ran up a 23-3 first quarter lead before cruising to a 63-28 victory over the Columbia Lady Capitals on Friday night, November 30, at Columbia High School.  More...

Dreher defense is offensive against Capitals

The Dreher Blue Devils brought the defensive pressure to begin the second half, holding the Columbia Capitals to just three points in the third quarter, and that would provide the difference in a 65-52 victory over the Capitals on Friday night, Novem More...

Dawkins seals late win for Lady Falcons

With the game tied and Airport in control of the basketball, it appeared the Eagles would have a chance to defeat the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons. However, before the Lady Eagles could attempt to get the ball out of the back court, A.C. More...

Events

Events

•CHURCH/CHARITY  First Presbyterian Church Wednesday lunch and speaker series is held 11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. Free parking. 799-9062. More...

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Historic Columbia Foundation with Holiday House Tours, Family Day, and Choir Showcase

Join Historic Columbia Foundation to celebrate the holiday season with a Holiday House Tour, as part of HCF’s regular daily tours through December 30. More...

Home & Garden

Bring the onion family home for the holidays

Stopping to smell the flowers

Onions, leeks, shallots, garlic, chives, and garlic chives are Allium family cool-season crops planted from September through November in the Midlands.  More...

Star Chefs

Creamy Vidalia Onion Soup   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

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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Richland Library enhances look and services for community

The Richland Library — formerly Richland County Public Library— unveiled a new community driven rebranding campaign to the public at 10:30 a.m. More...

SERCO’s 6th Annual Village of Hopkins Holiday Taste and Tour a success

Jennifer Jeffcoat of Eastover, a student at Lower Richland High School, serves as a volunteer greeter Saturday for the Norfolk Southern Railway Exhibit Car featured as part of the 6th Annual Village More...

On Second Thought

Reader also misses 40-Something’s trees of excess

Now I know why I have to put every ornament I ever had on my tree, because you just showed me the joy it brought me as a child!!  I can so identify. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Wanted

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Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Tis not the season for this...

I’m just saying...

This is the time of the year my husband, Marty, should be nominated for sainthood.  I tend to get a little extreme with Christmas lights, and in my excitement, I drive him crazy.  If I had my way, I would have all the trees in our yard lit More...

Listening to Bob White

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

Walking the dogs early one recent morning I heard a quail’s call, something silent to my ears for decades. More...

Education

Richland Northeast High School Model UN takes first place

The Richland Northeast High School Model United Nations team took first place at the Southern United States Model UN (SUSMUN) conference in Atlanta November 10 and 11. More...

Richland School District Two orchestra students participate in Midlands Region Orchestra

Students from Dent Middle, Kelly Mill Middle, and all five high schools in Richland Two were selected to perform in the 2012 Midland Region Orchestra. More...

Society

Historic Columbia Foundation offers tour of Arsenal Hill

Do you know the history of the Arsenal Hill neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina? Join Historic Columbia Foundation for a Second Sunday Stroll guided walking tour Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m. More...

Do you remember?

Dog Number Two

Another dog beside Tonka that was a surprise to me was Duke, our Italian boxer who was brought home one day by my Army husband. We were stationed in Trieste, which was a free territory at that time located in northern Italy near Venice. More...

UofSC historian compiles literary letters of William Styron

Ask University of South Carolina’s R. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Town Theatre’s Youth presents. . .

“Bah, Humbug!” Ebenezer sings, dooming himself to visits from three Christmas spirits. More...

Logan Elementary School students dance the night away

The Logan Leopard Dancing PAWS, a dance troupe from Logan Elementary School, recently performed at the Columbia Museum of Art for the 25th Anniversary of the Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Celebratio More...

Blythewood High School HOSA club hosts “Holiday Helpers”

Blythewood High School HOSA (Future Health Professionals) club will host a “Holiday Helpers” event Saturday, December 8. More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 15: D-Day Normandy - Cemeteries

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial was a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made during the Normandy landing. The cemetery is on the site of the temporary cemetery of Americans killed during the June 6, 1944, invasion. More...