November 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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Getting sick of healthcare

I’m just saying...

Congress recently closed down the government for over two weeks basically because of bickering over a health plan. More...

Reports of the death of imagination may have been greatly exaggerated

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

While driving home from an errand recently, I noticed a preteen boy perched in the crook of a scraggly tree at the edge of a neighbor’s yard near the road. I’ve passed this property hundreds of times. More...

Business

Petsense store opens offering adoptive animals from Columbia Shelter

Pet products retailer Petsense is offering adoptive pets from the Columbia Animal Shelter at its fourth South Carolina store, newly opened at 7402 Garner’s Ferry Road, about a mile east of the Dorn VA Hospital.  More...

City Snippets

S.C. tech firms spur job creation   More...

Allstate Insurance agency celebrates grand opening on Devine Street

Joe Johnston has worked in business-tobusiness sales in the Midlands of South Carolina for over 20 years. He says he has served over 10,000 different businesses locally through various product sales and service. More...

Society

St. Paws Thrift Store to donate $2000 to four Midlands area animal rescue groups

Continuing its core mission to raise funds for Midlands area animal rescue and welfare organizations, St. More...

Sylvia Metz Nelson

Sylvia Metz Nelson, wife of J. David Nelson Jr. of 110 Sugar Creek Lane, Greer, South Carolina, died October 30, 2013.  Born in Columbia, S.C., she was a daughter of the late George William and Dorothy Hinson Metz.  More...

Camp Discovery holds Fall Visioning Day

The community is invited to come and enjoy the beauty of Camp Discovery during Visioning Day and help Camp Discovery envision the possibilities as we think, plan, and pursue the exciting journey that lies ahead!  More...

Events

Events

•ART  Arts for the Arc, hosted by USC’s Festival Planning and Management Class, will be held November 21, 5–9 p.m., Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main Street. artsforthearc.weebly.com.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Foreigner opens at Town Theatre

On November 15, Town Theatre’s most requested comedy, The Foreigner, is back by popular demand—and funnier than ever Poor Charlie has been left on his own at a fishing lodge deep in the heart of rural Georgia (drive two hours out of Atlan More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 10: Reversing Falls

The story of Reversing Falls began 20,000 years ago when the glaciers retreated leaving piles of sand and gravel that damned up the St. John River in New Brunswick. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

Public Notices

NOTICE The Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism is hereby giving notice that a meeting of the Board of directors will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:30am in the Spires Board Room located in the Columbia Metropolitan Co More...

Legals

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Women began fight against sexual assault and abuse 30 years ago

National statistics from the Rape Abuse Incest National Network indicate one out of four females and one out of six males will have suffered some form of sexual molestation by the age of 17.  Eighty percent of the perpetrators are not stranger More...

AHA! Arts and Humanities Awards presented

On October 17, the Humanities Council of SC and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties hosted AHA! Arts and Humanities Awards. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia   More...

Praise for Winters’s Nov. 1 article: “Homeowners suffer from dam controversy”

Thank you and your editor for the detailed investigative article about the Arcadia Woods Lake drainage order from DHEC and the resulting situation. More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons will return next week.

They’ re not happy about being bumped, but nowthey’ll have something else to complain about.Email the Curmudgeons! More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council talks trash

The November 5 Richland County Council meeting featured citizen David Williams speaking out during a Public Hearing against the proposal to require bagging of yard trash for county residents.  More...

Olympia addresses noise concerns

The Olympia Residents Council held its monthly meeting Wednesday, October 30.  More...

Cayce City Council talks crime and punishment

Members of the Cayce City Council met Tuesday, November 5, 2013.  Robert McKnight, an Army and Navy Veteran who served in Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom led the November Cayce City Council meeting in the Pledge More...

Education

USC women’s basketball coach saves soles at Providence Hospitals

Recently USC Women’s Basketball Coach Dawn Staley and local attorney Angela O’Neal brought Innersole, their non-profit effort that has donated over 500 pairs of shoes to people in need, t More...

Heathwood Hall and Cardinal Newman Schools golf “fore” a cause

Over 100 golfers from Heathwood Hall Episcopal and Cardinal Newman Schools gathered at Woodcreek Farms Golf Club October 14 “fore” a good cause. More...

Killian Elementary School students walk to school

Children across the country took a day off from riding to school recently, and walked to school instead. More...

Sports

Eagles get revenge; B-C gets playoffs

For the second time this season the outcome of the Brookland-Cayce/Airport game came down to the final play. This time it was Airport that made the critical stop to preserve a 23-20 overtime win Friday, November 1.  More...

Falcons fly by Dreher

Flora quarterback Brendan Greene threw three touchdown passes, Tyler Gray returned a blocked field goal 70 yards for another score, and kicker Jack Grady converted all seven extra-point attempts to help the A.C. More...

Skyhawks shut out Heathwood

The Hammond Skyhawks fought off the elements and a determined opponent in the form of the visiting Heathwood Hall Highlanders to win 17-0 Friday, November 1.  More...

Home & Garden

Columbia’ s Conservatory

Stopping to smell the flowers

Chicago boasts Garfield Park Conservatory. Washington, D.C. features the US Botanic Garden and Conservatory. Charlotte claims McMillan Conservatory. But did you know Columbia has a Conservatory too?  More...

Star Chefs

Jamaican Jungle Bread   More...