September 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Probate judge speaks about Richland County Mental Health Court

Richland County Probate Judge Amy McCulloch spoke August 27 at Shandon United Methodist Church’s Lunch and Learn about the Richland County Mental Health Court, a voluntary court diversion grant program funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance More...

Sheltering is not enough

Over the last few weeks, our community has been engaged in a highly public debate about how the city deals with our homeless brothers and sisters. More...

Freedom Rider Diane Nash to open USC’s 50th anniversary of desegregation commemoration

On September 11, 1963, the University of South Carolina quietly ended its era of segregation when Robert G. Anderson, James L. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Walter looks to unseat Plaugh for District 4 seat

After spending over 30 years working closely with city and county councils, commercial and residential developer Todd Walter decided that in 2013 he would try to join one, after announcing he would run against Councilwoman Leona Plaugh.  Walter& More...

Devine seeks re-election in 2013

In the November election, at-large councilman representative Tameika Isaac Devine will seek to be re-elected to a seat she has held since 2002.  More...

Council approves homeless shelter opening

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, September 3. Council members present were Tameika Isaac Devine, Sam Davis, Leona Plaugh, Moe Baddourah, Cameron Runyan, Brian Newman, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Education

Faces and places in education

Contributed by District One   Jonathan Evans, a rising senior at W. J. Keenan High School, is making beautiful music and breaking new artistic ground for Richland One. More...

Richland Two School Board meeting highlights

August 27, 2013 Facilities report More...

Richland District One fall events

September 7  “I Have A Dream” Anniversary Celebration, 10–11:30 a.m., Hyatt Park (corner of North Main Street and Monticello Road). Rain location: Hyatt Park’s Moss Gymnasium Community Center.  More...

Sports

Lady Highlanders dominate Skyhawk Invitational again

The Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders won their third straight Skyhawk Invitational Wednesday, August 28. This year’s invitational featured 219 female runners from 20 schools.  More...

New look Devils aiming for playoffs

The 2013 Dreher girl’s tennis team will look a lot different than the 2012 version. For coach David Kleinfelder, the good news is that the No. 1 player returns in Mary Louise Boylston. More...

Highlanders focus on teamwork

First year head coach Stephanie Cox will lead a young but experienced Heathwood Hall girls’ tennis team in 2013. One senior, Sarina Basile, will have to provide leadership and experience to a squad made of mostly sophomores.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Jam Room Music Festival to be held September 21

The Jam Room Music Festival will once again rock downtown Columbia with expanded hours, more bands, and more fun Saturday, September 21, noon to 10 p.m., Main at Hampton Street. Admission is free.  More...

Town Theatre performance of Les Miserables to benefit youth at Camp Discovery

Town Theatre will be putting on a special performance of the world renown musical Les Miserables to support the youth programs at Camp Discovery. This premier performance will take place on the evening of September 18, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. More...

Young Singers Needed

Sandlapper Singers young singers e-ticket to vocal excellence: • Excel by singing with the best children in the Midlands • Entertain audiences throughout South Carolina • Experience Performances with the Sandlapper Singers • Expan More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 1: Let’s begin in Boston

It was hot and steamy in Columbia and Weatherman Jim Gandy was promising, “More of the same.” We needed relief.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Historic Columbia

Chances are you have attended a party there— some festive occasion full of spirit and energy. In the revelry, you may have even caught yourself wondering about this building’s past. If you did, you’re not alone.  More...

ASK ANN...

Can a tattoo be removed?

My daughter got a tattoo in a very visible place about ten years ago. Now that she is older, she is going into a profession where tattoos are disfavored, and she wants to know what she can do about it. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Living in “The Big Bang Theory”

I’m just saying...

I live on the set of “The Big Bang Theory.”  More...

Thinking Organic

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

The couple stood in the outdoor cooking section at Home Depot looking for grill cleaning products. There was only one to choose from. The wife asked if they should get a bottle. The husband replied with a quick and unmistaken negative. More...

Business

Ole Timey Meat Market on Rosewood Drive moves to new location

The Ole Timey Meat Market was founded by Boyd Derrick in 1970s in the backyard of his home in the Dutch Fork neighborhood. More...

City Snippets

State ends fiscal year with surplus   More...

USC statistics professor and alumni combat health care fraud

Fraud is a parasite on our health care system; estimated losses range between $50 billion and $150 billion yearly in the United States. More...

Society

Celebrate our constitution

South Carolina was one of the most influential of the 13 colonies in America, playing a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War and in the critical formation of the country’s fledgling new government.  More...

United Methodist Women of Shandon Methodist Church thanks the community

The United Methodist Women of Shandon Methodist Church would like to thank the community for supporting their 8th Annual Treasure Sale on August 16 and 17. More...

Patricia Moore Pastides to host Glorious Greek for Health and Happiness

On Thursday, September 19, Patricia Moore Pastides, First Lady of the University of South Carolina and cookbook author, will host Glorious Greek for Health and Happiness, a cooking demo and dinner to benefit the University of South Carolina and St. 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

Time to plant culinary garlic

Stopping to smell the flowers

Whether you use it to flavor your food, lower your bad cholesterol and raise the good, repel deer and rabbits, control fleas on your dog, or ward off vampires, garlic is planted in the fall in the south, starting in September through November in the More...

Star Chefs

Garlic Chicken   More...

Zion Canaan Baptist Church dedicates garden

Ed Brogdon is on a mission to help people in the Columbia area eat healthy and save money by growing their own food year-round.  He helped Zion Canaan Baptist Church and its non-profit Center for Community and Family Transitions (CCFT) develop g More...