October 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention October 20

For many years, Dennis Gillan could not talk about the suicides of his older brother, Mark and his younger brother, Matt. The suicides were several years apart when Dennis was in college at West Virginia University.  More...

What Obamacare means to women

My dear friend Penny Dean from New Zealand came to visit me this past summer. I have known Penny since we were young girls. More...

S.C. first for women killed by men

On September 25, 2013, the Violence Policy Center released their annual report, “When Men Murder Women,” in which South Carolina was ranked first in the nation for the rate of women murdered by men. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council approves Palmetto Compress Preservation Development

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, October 15. Council members present were Moe Baddourah, Sam Davis, Cameron Runyan, Tameika Isaac Devine, Leona Plaugh, Brian Newman, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Richland County Council continues to discuss trash pick up

The Richland County Council meeting October 15 featured a proclamation honoring Friends of the Library week. More...

Crime remains low in Melrose Heights

The Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Monday, October 14.  More...

Education

Spring Valley High School students join Richland School District Two High School Honor Chorus

The following students from Spring Valley High School’s high audition scores have placed them into the 2013-14 Richland School District Two High School Honor Chorus. Dr. More...

Heathwood Hall students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Three Heathwood seniors recently were named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as Semifinalists in its two scholarship programs: Norrie Beach as a National Merit Semifinalist, and Miriam H More...

A.C. Flora High School strength coach named best in state

Micah Kurtz, A.C. Flora High School’s strength and conditioning coach, was recognized at the state level for his efforts by being named the 2013 Strength Coach of the Year by the S.C. More...

Sports

Skyhawks soar by Falcons

Hammond quarterback Nick Garrett ran for three touchdowns, and running back T.J. More...

Redhawks ruin Dreher’s Homecoming

The Westwood Redhawks scored 38 straight points to dispatch Dreher 38-3 at Memorial Stadium on October 11 as the Blue Devils celebrated Homecoming.  Dreher got on the board first with a 27-yard field goal by Wesley Mousseau.  More...

Vikings tame Bengals

The visiting Blythewood Bengals kept their contest with the undefeated Spring Valley Vikings at Harry Parone Stadium close for a half, but the Vikings outscored them 21-7 in the third quarter and racked up 505 rushing yards en route to a 49-20 victor More...

Arts & Entertainment

12 Angry Jurors pronounce a verdict at Shandon Presbyterian Church

The play 12 Angry Jurors will be presented by The Arts at Shandon October 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.; and October 27 at 3 p.m. at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street. More...

USC Dance to host Ailey II dance company

The University of South Carolina dance program will host the worldrenowned Ailey II dance company Wednesday, November 6 at 7 p.m., at the Koger Center for the Arts. More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 7: St. Andrews Town

St. Andrews, New Brunswick, a small town that exudes colonial charm, is on a peninsula in Passamaquoddy Bay across from Campobello Island. The town was laid out in 1783 into 60 perfectly square blocks separated by wided, tree-lined streets.  More...

Historic hangar to be restaurant

A group of private developers and aviation enthusiasts say plans are moving apace to restore and repurpose the historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar at the downtown Hamilton- Owens Airport. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

Packaging Nightmares  Dear Curmudgeons,  Why does opening cheap electronic items these days require cutting up your fingers on the cheap, impossible to-open plastic molding covering?  -Bloody Digits  Dear Bloody-  More...

South Carolina Dispensary Jo Jo Flask

Among Historic Columbia Foundation’s cultural assets is a museum collection totaling more than 7,000 pieces. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Chubby is in the eye of the beholder

I’m just saying...

I need a new vet for my dog.  More...

The Demise of Civilization

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

I watched with amusement; we all watch with amusement when someone else looks foolish trying to appear aloof. More...

Business

Southern Vistas enhances our surroundings

Mark Schimmoeller, a certified landscape architect, and his wife, Shirleen, are the founders of Southern Vistas, a landscape design company that has achieved highprofile large commercial and residential projects across the Southeast.  More...

Scott Fitness appeals to our health and sense of adventure

“ I am excited to introduce three new progressive initiatives to the great City of Columbia,” said owner Jamie Scott. More...

City Snippets

Lutheran Homes to expand, improve facilities   More...

Society

Miss Woodrum and Mr. Apoldite wed October 12, 2013

Glenn Frances Woodrum and Daniel Andrew Apoldite were married Saturday, October 12, 2013, at St. John’s Episcopal Church of Columbia, South Carolina, at half past two in the afternoon by The Reverend Scott R. More...

Miss Gordon and Mr. Tada plan 2014 spring wedding

Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm Gordon and Mr. and Mrs. William Hawley III of Columbia announce the engagement of their daughter Nicole Gordon to Andrew Tada both of San Francisco. The bridegroom elect is the son of Mrs. Jacqueline Tada and the late Mr. More...

Madilyn Christian Wilkins

Madilyn Christian Wilkins was born July 31, 2013. She weighed 7 pounds and 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her parents are Christian LeHeup Wilkins and Robert Jacob Wilkins of Fairfax, Va. 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.   More...

Home & Garden

Sasha’s Sasanqua

Stopping to smell the flowers

A reliable sign of October for me has been the twofoot tall and as wide dark green glossy leaved Camellia sasanqua in bloom underneath a mammoth 25-yearold Camellia japonica. More...

Banana plant thrives on Senate Street

Banana plant thrives in Henry and Peggy McMaster’s backyard. More...

Star Chefs

Pumpkin Turkey Chili More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC vs.  More...

Richland County Master’s Sale

MASTERS SALE  More...

Public Notices

NoTiCE of  UNCLAiMED  VEHiCLES / PUBLiC  More...