October 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

S.C. State Museum adds to its duck art

Ten oil paintings of South Carolina wild ducks have been donated to the South Carolina State Museum. More...

Commentary

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Lessons from Music

I’m just saying...

When I was a little girl, I wanted, as most young girls of my day, to be a ballet dancer. More...

Super Villains

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

In a particular James Bond movie, the villains tried dispatching 007 with roadside clearing equipment. The device, a gigantic vehicle featuring a moveable boom with a chain saw attached to the end, ultimately failed to kill our hero. More...

Business

Columbia business draws couple from Lake Erie to Lake Murray

Married for just three years, Tony and Liz Foy have been on a career path through eight states beginning in their Ohio hometown on the shore of Lake Erie to their new auto repair business on the shore of Lake Murray.  More...

Uptown celebrates five years on Main Street

To celebrate its fifth year anniversary on Main Street, Uptown is hosting a party every Thursday in October. Uptown has personalized gifts, anniversary gifts, wedding gifts, and gifts for men. More...

City Snippets

New firm to secure IDs in S.C.   More...

Sports

Falcons’ 2nd half surge beats Airport

In the first half at Memorial Stadium last Friday night, you can be excused if you thought you came to a baseball game.  More...

Blue Devils swat Hornets

Avery Armstrong completed 12-of-17 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns, and Donavan Ward had 108 yards rushing and a touchdown on 21 carries and 55-yard touchdown pass to lead the Dreher Blue Devils to a 47-12 win over the C.A. More...

Vikings start fast and hold on against T-Breds

Spring Valley quarterback Chris Adams ran 11 times for 115 yards and a touchdown and completed 4-of-6 passes for 55 yards and a two touchdowns to lead the Vikings over the visiting South Aiken Thoroughbreds 28-16 Friday, September 27.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Yellowman begins at the Lab Theatre October 10

The USC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Yellowman, Dael Orlandersmith’s Pulitzernominated story of internalized racism, October 10-13 at the Lab Theatre.  More...

Columbia Museum of Art opens Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage October 4

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage charts a new direction for one of America’s best-known living artists. More...

USC School of Music presents Two Sense—Cello/Piano Duo October 11

Concert Title: TwoSense -- Cello / Piano Duo (AshleyBathgate, cello; Lisa Moore, piano)Date: Friday, October 11, 2013Place: USC School of Music Recital Hall813 Assembly Street (next to the Koger Center), 2ndFloorAdmission: FreeFeatured gallery artist 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...

Legals

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Columbia boasts of its own Ironmen

Two native Columbians will compete in the 35th Ironman World Championship October 12, 2013, in Kona, Hawaii: Nick Felix, age 45, and Bill Linder, age 79.  More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Columbia Curmudegeons

Life in the Passing Lane  Dear Curmudgeons,  Why is it when there is a wide median or center turning lane these dumb@$$ drivers always seem to have half their SUV butts out in the passing lane? More...

The John Hensel Photograph Collection

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a cardboard box overflowing with negatives could be the making of book. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia to hold city elections November 5

The West Columbia City Council met October 1, 2013, at 6 p.m. Members present were Mayor Joe Owens, Mayor Pro- Tem Boyd Jones, L. Dale Harley, Casey J. Hallman, Tommy Parler, BJ Unthank, Eric Fowler, and Teddy Wingard.  More...

Columbia City Council approves first reading of salary change

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, October 1. Council members present were Moe Baddourah, Cameron Runyan, Leona Plaugh, Tameika Isaac Devine, Brian Newman, Sam Davis, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Richland County Council holds regular meeting October 1

The October 1 Richland County Council meeting featured a presentation from Catherine Bruce giving information about an upcoming event called The Sustainers: Builders and Preservers of Civil Rights Sites in the United States.  More...

Education

Midlands students hit the high mark

A.C. Flora High School Principal Richard McClure with A.C. Flora’s 2014 National Merit semifinalists: Simran Mathews, Coryelle Pondy, and Mary Elizabeth Saine. More...

S.C. SAT scores improve

South Carolina students improved their performance on college level Advanced Placement (AP) exams, and more students than ever before took the college- credit granting exams according to statistics released by the College Board. More...

Society

Blythewood Garden Club serves community for 60 years

The Blythewood Garden Club celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Manor at Doko Meadows in Blythewood Thursday afternoon September 19.  More...

Business women walk for life

The Midlands Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association ( ABWA) will hold its annual Walk for Life kickoff event at 6 p.m. Friday, October 4 at the Harbison Recreation Center, 106 Hillpine Road, Columbia.  More...

Midlands Ride for Kids

The 2013 Midlands Ride for Kids is Sunday, October 13, 2013, beginning at noon at Lexington High School, 2463 Augusta Hwy.  More than 28,000 American Children are living with the diagnosis of a brain tumor, one of the deadliest forms of childho More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Sesquicentennial State Park will offer “Howl-O-Ween,” a Halloween dog event Saturday, October 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Two Notch Road. 788-2706 or sesqui@scprt.com.  •ART   More...

Home & Garden

Autumn Gold

Stopping to smell the flowers

Spectacular bursts of sunshine are flowering along the roadsides and in Midlands gardens this October. An aura of gold suffuses the autumn atmosphere. More...

Columbia Garden Club Plant Exchange

The Columbia Garden Club Fall Plant Exchange will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Forest Park Shopping Center on Forest Drive. Bring a plant to exchange and take one home with you. The whistle blow start will be at 10:00 a.m. More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 5: Acadia National Park II

While visiting Mount Desert Island, Linda went shopping and I took a cruise around the island in a lobster boat. In the process I learned a few things about lobster fishing in Maine.  More...