July 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Baddourah believes his business experience will make the difference

In March, Columbia City Councilman Moe Baddourah announced he would be running for mayor in the November election.  More...

Sypolt brings ten years of law enforcement experience

The November 2013 election will be the first election that Larry Sypolt has participated in. More...

Benjamin seeks reelection, running on his record

Mayor Steve Benjamin hopes to be elected to a second term in November’s election.  According to Benjamin, his record includes four straight years of budget surplus, continuing reduction in crime, and three straight years of not increasing More...

Government / Neighborhood

Pawmetto Lifeline provides special deal for pit bull owners

Pawmetto Lifeline, with a grant from PetSmart Charities®, plans to spay/neuter 288 pit bull terriers and pit bull terrier mixes for the special $ 20 rate during August’s “Primp Your Pit” Special. More...

2013 NSDAR National Outstanding Youth Volunteer Service for Veterans Award

Melissa L. Gavila received the 2012-2013 National Society Daughters of The American Revolution (NSDAR) National Outstanding Youth Volunteer Service for Veterans Award Friday night, June 28, 2013. More...

Retired Erskine professor publishes a novel about the French and Indian War

Three Thousand Days and Nights: A Story of Love and War, Sacrifice, Passion, and Valor written by retired Younts Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Erskine College, Benjamin W. More...

Education

First Choice Community Center makes going back to school easy and fun

Fourth annual event offers health screenings, school supplies, backpacks, and more

The First Choice Community Center’s fourth annual Jump-Start Back-to- School event, featuring free back-to-school information, health screenings, children’s activities, backpacks with school supplies while quantities last, will be held 9 More...

Ruritan Club gives scholarship

Alexis Kalec, recent Gilbert High School graduate, was presented the Hollow Creek Ruritan of Gilbert Scholarship at its June meeting. More...

Riverbanks shatters attendance record with new all-time high

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is once again boasting record attendance numbers welcoming 1,039,372 guests during the 2012-2013 fiscal year that ended on June 30. Budgeted attendance for the year was 975,740.  More...

Sports

Irmo-Chapin blasts Spartanburg

Irmo- Chapin Post 193 exploded with a five run first inning and never looked back, downing Spartanburg Post 28, 15-5, in a seven-inning American Legion playoff game Tuesday night, July 16 at Chapin High School.  More...

Wilson & USA U19 win Lanzarote title

Heathwood Hall’s A’ja Wilson and the USA U19 won the 2013 Lanzarote International Invitational championship with wins over Australia ( 71- 66), Spain (78-49), and Canada ( 69- 49) in the Canary Islands from July 12-14. More...

Millard one of three nationally to be named All-American for a third time

Cardinal Newman graduate Dakota “Koty” Millard is one of only three athletes in the nation to be named to the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) High School All-American Team for a third time.  More...

Home & Garden

Talking Lilac

Stopping to smell the flowers

Do you talk lilac? Do you remember being lathered in the fragrance and blossoms of lilacs each spring? Do you believe lilacs not only should grow here but also can grow here successfully? More...

Reader question

Question from reader  Why does the century plant grow so tall?  Answer from Arlene Marturano   Part of the answer comes in this paragraph from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum:  More...

Star Chefs

Red Cabbage with Warm Pancetta Balsamic Dressing   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

Public Notices - Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Quentin Leslie Rokusek; Ellen Sandra Rokusek; Christina R.  More...

Richland County Master’s Sale

NOTICE OF SALE  2013-CP-40-00821  More...

Many turn out to thank Korean War vets

Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration

The soldiers walked slowly. Some needed walkers. Still others had wheelchairs. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Quit throwing stuff in my driveway!  Dear Curmudgeons,  I do not want anyone throwing papers in my driveway. I don’t care how many coupons are in it. Isn’t there a law against trashing other people’s property? More...

Historic Columbia

Though they are thinning in numbers each year with the passage of time, many Columbians and citizens of Richland County had a personal connection to France and international matters through their military service in World War II. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

There’s no redeeming value for US Air

I’m just saying...

I am very unhappy with US Air.  More...

Doing the Right Thing

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

I was idling in the parking lot listening to an Alabama Shakes song. The first car, a Cadillac SUV, eased into the bluelined space and stopped, handicap sticker swinging from the rear view. The driver was around my age. More...

Business

Sports and recreation continues. .. rain, sleet, or snow

Dr. Mike Harris, family practitioner with Lexington Family Practice and resident of West Columbia, is originally from Chicago where the cold weather necessitates the use of indoor sports facilities for recreation during the winter months.  More...

Columbia area home sales pace state

New figures show 912 homes were sold in the greater Columbia area in June, up 25.8 per cent and the highest in the state. More...

City Snippets

USC signs online retailer for Gamecock gear   More...

Society

Community volunteers hold fundraiser for El Dada family

A Chicken Bog Fundraiser held Friday, July 12 for the El Dada family raised about $8,500. Sgt. More...

Do you remember?

Dancing days

My memories of my dancing days are not very enjoyable. Most of my friends were taking tap dancing or ballet when we were in school. I took piano lessons because my mother wanted me to play the piano as she was a talented, but humble, musician.  More...

Wannamakers celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wannamaker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 20, 2013, at Incarnation Lutheran Church where they were married by Dr. George Meetze 50 years ago. Mrs. Wannamaker is the former Jane Bellinger.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Seven charities selected for South Carolina Philharmonic’s 2013-14 “Music for a Cause” program

The South Carolina Philharmonic announces seven Midlands charities as “Music for a Cause” partners for the 2013/ 2014 Masterworks Series, the orchestra’s 50th.  More...

The Jungle Book the musical

Town Theatre’s Youth Summer Program presents The Jungle Book -- The Musical Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m. Come see the incredible tale of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves. More...

From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia exhibit opens July 26 at Historic Columbia Foundation

Historic Columbia Foundation will debut From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia, a new exhibit highlighting examples of the foundation’s collection of locally made and used ceramics, opens July 26. More...

Travel

Siberia Revisited

Part 8: Nevsky Prospekt

St. Petersburg is Russia’s premier city, second to Moscow in population, but first in prestige and beauty. Tsar Peter the Great founded the city in a frozen marsh in 1703. More...