August 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Correction

Smoke free laws do not negatively affect the economy

Corrected: August 12, 2013  More...

Sex education reform is not a dirty word

Imagine this: a high- school student is sitting in math class, preparing for an upcoming exam. More...

End the silence about sexual violence

Sexual violence is a difficult topic to discuss, and one that many would rather ignore. But, it may surprise you to know how prevalent this crime truly is. More...

Government / Neighborhood

City council denies ordinance to put change of government issue on election ballot

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, August 13. Council members present were Leona Plaugh, Sam Davis, Cameron Runyan, Moe Baddourah, Tameika Isaac Devine, Brian Newman, and Mayor Steve Benjamin. More...

Forest Acres City Council to re-design parking layout at Citadel

Two recreational areas with chronic parking issues may soon get relief, if the Forest Acres City Council has anything to do with it.  More...

Parts of Shandon under construction

Residents on Wilmot Avenue, from Holly Street to Woodrow Street, and on Maple Avenue, from Wheat Street to Duncan Street, will have to deal with road construction for the next couple of months.  Tim Richardson, the project manager hired by the C More...

Business

Punk Monkey Comics opens in Forest Acres

Jeff Blevins moved from Mount Airy, N.C., to South Carolina to work in management for Wal- Mart Stores, Inc. In June 2013, Blevins, then store manager for Wal-Mart in West Columbia, decided, “It was time to do something different.”  More...

S. C. ranks 3rd best state for restraining government growth

Fiscal conservatives in the Palmetto State have yet another reason to celebrate South Carolina’s successful efforts to keep taxes low and limit government growth. More...

Carolina Women’s Physical Therapy and Wellness opens in Forest Acres

Combining one-on-one care with the unique conditions associated with women’s health and rehabilitative issues, Carolina Women’s Physical Therapy and Wellness (CWPTW) has opened its first treatment facility in Columbia. More...

Society

Restaurant celebrates Frankie Garrick

My mother, Frankie Garrick, and I drove to Bangkok Restaurant for supper last week, and the order was placed before we even sat down because the staff knows Frankie’s standard order.  Then a big surprise! More...

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership elect new officers

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University (WIPL) elected new officers for 2013-2014. More...

Do you remember?

Accidents happen

“Accidents will happen” is a remark people make when they do not know what to say when told someone has had an accident and been hurt. My memories are full of this retort. Besides all my memories can’t be happy ones. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  The Animal Protection League will hold its annual Benefit Auction Saturday September 21, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 603-5443, judyjeweler@gmail.com, or aplsc.org.  •ART   More...

Home & Garden

Shandon United Methodist Church to hold annual garage sale this weekend

  (L–R) Kathy Lentz, Elaine Kennerly, Jennifer Parker, and Sonya Stewart are sorting through treasures preparing for Shandon United Methodist Church’s annual garage sale to be held Friday and Saturday, August 16–17, 8 a.m.&ndas More...

Two sisters—two approaches to gardening

My sister and I have shared a love for plants and gardening since childhood. Today, we garden a continent apart. Lynn gardens in USDA zone 9a in the Pacific northwest against a backdrop of douglas firs. More...

Star Chefs

Fig Onion Jam More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices - Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: EverBank vs.  More...

Richland County Master’s Sale

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

71- year- old motivates son to join her in triathlon

In her early 70s, you might expect to find Ella Pfaehler in a yoga class but never a triathlon. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia   More...

Historic Columbia

Since the inception of photography in the 19th century, likenesses of family members have been the most cherished images passed from generation to generation. More...

UPDATE: Marathon winner still waiting for award

Editor’s Note: Last week, Columbia marathon winner Carolyn Hart wrote us to let us know she had not received any award or even any replies to her inquiries about an award regarding the race she won last March. More...

Commentary

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Getting “Catty” with sororities

I’m just saying...

Since I’ve been getting my stepson ready to move back on campus, I’ve been reminiscing about my college days at Carolina, or as I always referred to it in Los Angeles, USC— the REAL one. More...

Munching on Grasshoppers

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

I ate bugs while on vacation in July. Sounds much worse than it really was. We weren’t fighting for our lives in the Salmon River gorge, seeking any source of protein. More...

Education

Richland One convocation celebrates start of new school year

“Focus on meeting the individual academic needs of every student, every day.” That was the challenge Richland One Superintendent Dr. More...

Richland One teacher one of only 20 worldwide to attend Princeton University Summer Molecular Biology Institute

Chanda Jefferson, a science teacher at C. A. Johnson High School, was one of only 20 educators worldwide selected to attend a special institute at Princeton University this summer.  More...

Richland One announces honors and awards

School resource officer named best in state

He’s the best of the best. Lower Richland High School’s resource officer Senior Deputy Terrance Acox, was named School Resource Officer of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Resource Officers. More...

Sports

Rapid U17 team competes in Europe

Members of the Midlands-based Congaree Rapid Soccer Association enjoyed an eight-night, ten-day excursion to Europe, July 23-August 1. The tour included two nights in London, England, and six nights in Valkenburg, Holland. More...

A.C. Flora coach receives statewide honor

Micah Kurtz, A.C. Flora’s strength and conditioning coach, has been named the 2013 Strength Coach of the Year by the S.C. Coaches Association at its annual banquet recently in Greenville.  More...

B-C groundbreaking ceremony to be held for new stadium

Lexington School District Two and Brookland Cayce High School will celebrate the start of construction of their new athletic stadium with a Groundbreaking Ceremony August 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the school.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Midlands playwright promises “not your ordinary” theatre experience in one-act stage play Trinity Hotline, August 22-23

Midlands director and playwright Charles Curtis, will locally premiere Curtis’s one-act stage play, Trinity Hotline August 22-23, 2013, at the Columbia Music Festival Association at 914 Pulaski Street. More...

Brass, Wind and Wire to be performed by Columbia Baroque Soloists September 6

Columbia Baroque Soloists welcome Baroque trumpeter, Barry Bauguess as special guest soloist in Brass, Wind and Wire. More...

Travel

Siberia Revisited

Part 12: The Bronze Horseman

I ambled along the cobblestone streets among the canals of St. Petersburg peeking down alleys and under stone bridges. The soldiers who had been running in cadence disappeared, as did the motorized street cleaners. More...

Pets

PAALS “Doggone Days of Summer” brings dogs in training together and children together

South Carolinians with special needs benefit from the services of canine companions trained by Columbia PAALS charity. More...

PAALS celebrates International Assistance Dog Week

PAALS, PALMETTO ANIMAL ASSISTED LIFE SERVICES, is proud to celebrate this year’s holiday honoring assistance dogs August 5 through August 11.  More...