December 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

You Decide Where to Put the Largest Fire Hydrant in the World

The City of Columbia announced a major public art donation today from AgFirst Farm Credit Bank. AgFirst has donated a local public art landmark, the “Busted Plug Plaza” to the City of Columbia. More...

News

Heart ’n Soul raises over $1.8 million for charities

Heart ’n Soul is a unique band in many ways. The 11 piece band is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that donates 100% of its net proceeds to local charities. More...

Seniors gather at pine grove School

Above are the Pine Grove Community Center Seniors who gathered December 5, 2012, at the Pine Grove School. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Rezoning of Cardinal Newman School properties approved on first reading

The Forest Acres City Council on December 11 approved on first reading the rezoning of two properties recently purchased by Cardinal Newman High School, a move that came one month after the proposal failed to get a second vote for its consideration.& More...

Village at Southlake gets makeover

The four-year-old Village at Southlake senior community with 124 rental residences including garden cottages and patio homes in Lexington will be transformed into a resort and spa for seniors in the “boomer generation” by a partnership in More...

Richland County Council remembers Richland County bailiff ernest dessausure

The Richland County Council meeting December 11 began with some confusion about the minutes of the last meeting. More...

Business

One door closed and another opened

Keta Forrest served as the manager of Ritz Camera, formerly located on Beltline Boulevard in Columbia for 23 years. Her assistant manager, Neese Grant, worked at the Forest Acres Ritz Camera store for 15 years. More...

Mayor Proclaims December 13 as Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Day

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin proclaimed December 13, 2012, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Day, recognizing the law firm’s 125 years of legal service and support of the economic growth of Columbia, the Midlands, and South Carolina. More...

City Snippets

Richland School District Two saves the taxpayers money   More...

Society

Miss Barkey and Mr. Lindsey marry under a “Carolina Moon”

Donna and Marcus Barkey of Simpsonville, South Carolina, announce the marriage of their daughter, Dana, to Robert Lindsey, son of Allan and Nereida Lindsey, on June 9 2012. More...

Iris Garden Club plants tree in memory of Fran Dounian

The Iris Garden Club donated a tulip poplar in memory of past president, Fran Dounian. Club members gathered on Arbor Day, December 7, 2012, for the planting at the Robert Mills House. More...

League of Women Voters celebrate 65 years

Michelle Bernstein, Beth Bernstein, Janie White, and Margaret Ann Dubose were among those celebrating the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Columbia League of Women Voters at the December 6 eve More...

Events

USC School of music January 2013 calendar of events

• Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 p.m., Strike, guest artist percussion duo—Paul Vaillancourt, percussion; Jeffrey Meyer, piano. School of Music Recital Hall—free. More...

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...

Home & Garden

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Stopping to smell the flowers

Over the highway and through the woods to Old Congaree Run Tree Farm is the way to find that perfect tree for the holidays. Located at 219 Old Congaree Run in Eastover on the road just before Mr. More...

Star Chefs

Santa’s Reindeer Poop   More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 16: D-Day Normandy—Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach, a code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied Normandy on June 6, 1944, is now a five-mile-long memorial to the 3,000 American troops and 1,200 German soldiers who defended it. More...

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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...

Leevy Lane named for community leader

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and the members of Columbia City Council held a special ceremony Sunday, December 9, 2012 for the honorary naming and dedication of the 1600 Block of Gregg Street as Leevy Lane in honor of the late community leader and L More...

Police Chief Randy Scott earns City Officer of the Year

Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott has proudly received the 2012 City Officer of the Year Award during the annual Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement luncheon. More...

On Second Thought

Reader says our highways look like garbage dumps

The Columbia area has shown great pride and support for the USC Gamecocks. I now ask that we show pride in our highways.  More...

Citizen and alert deputies capture burglars

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has announced the arrests of Antwain Rembert (DOB: 01/05/1991), charged with two counts of burglary and larceny; Tony Henry (DOB: 06/10/1993), charged with two counts of burglary and larceny; and Nickolas Richardson More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Commentary

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Christmas on the prairie beats Christmas in July

I’m just saying...

One of my favorite television shows has always been “Little House on the Prairie.” It’s a tale of pioneer life written by Laura Ingles Wilder, and it shows life as it was when the brave men and women of the time set out to find new More...

Smarter or not?

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

According to intelligence test scores, humans are getting smarter. I’m having trouble believing this. Maybe I’m not being exposed to the really smart people. More...

Education

Put a Cap on Cancer—cancer awareness at Bridge Creek elementary School

  Bridge Creek Elementary School students and staff are actively participating in Relay for Life this year to raise awareness about cancer. Relay for Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. More...

Blythewood High School DECA members place at regional competition

Blythewood High School students competed in the DECA regional competition Thursday, December 6 at Brookland Cayce High School where they competed against ten other schools in the region. More...

Students, Cayce Mayor plant tree to celebrate Arbor Day

Students from Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology helped Cayce Mayor Elise Partin and Lexington School District Two leaders plant a tree on their school campus Friday, December 7. More...

Sports

Eagles avenge earlier loss to A.C. Flora

A week after losing to A.C. Flora by 12, the Airport Eagles exacted a measure of revenge over the Falcons with a 57-47 win Friday, December 7. More...

Dreher turns to zone to beat Capitals

Head coach John Richards and his Dreher Blue Devils are finding an early season formula for success. More...

Lady Falcons ground Airport

Despite struggling for most of the game, the A.C. Flora Lady Falcon offense found some rhythm late in the game, outscoring Airport 11-1 in the final 3:37 to defeat the Lady Eagles 40-30 Friday, December 7.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Carillon Carolers perform at Columbiana Centre

The Carillon Carolers are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. More...

Candlelight Tours & Carriage Rides December 20 and 21

Historic Columbia Foundation’s annual Candlelight Tours and Carriage Rides return Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21. More...

Sandlapper Singers present Silver Bells, Golden Harps, Brass Magic

  Enjoy the sounds that bring us into the magic of the holiday season: bells, harp, and brass with special guest artists Palmetto Brass, Southern Bronze Handbell Ensemble 7 p.m., Thursday, December 20 at Harbison Theater on Irmo Midlands Tech Ca More...

Pets

Columbia Animal Shelter offers special prices

In an effort to help place more shelter pets into new homes this holiday season, the City of Columbia Animal Shelter will be offering special prices for adoption. All adult cats (one year or older) will be available for adoption at half price ($34). More...