April 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia Opportunity Resources celebrates 10th anniversary

Ten years ago, Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac- Devine and former Columbia City Councilman Daniel Rickenmann co-founded a new organization for young professionals in the Midlands called Columbia Opportunity Resources (COR).  More...

News

Torch Club learns about financial planning

The January meeting of the Torch Club of Columbia was held at the Palmetto Club January 27, 2015.  More...

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meets

At the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods (CCN) Thursday, March 26, newly appointed Richland County School District One superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon gave an overview of his first few days on the job.  More...

Should you re-engineer yourself?

Eric Davis, president of the Torch Club of Columbia, duplicated himself and asked his fellow members, “Should the Human Race Re-Engineer Itself?” It was a slow, painful brain freeze from then on.  More...

Business

Retired Richland One teacher’s writing moves from cozy to chilling

Retired Columbia teacher Fran Rizer is at it again. Years ago, she spent her time teaching Richland One students—at Sarah Nance Elementary, Carver, Watkins, Bradley, Denny Terrace, Brockman, Dreher and A.C. More...

City Snippets

Three S.C. towns among fastest growing   More...

Folks About Town

Ter rance Acox has been appointed as the program director of the Richland County Educating and Deterring Youth program. More...

Society

Kittrell Lester Tucker

Memorial service for Kittrell Lester Tucker, 89, was held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Keenan Chapel, with burial in the churchyard. More...

Dr. Robert Richard Taylor Jr.

Robert Richard Taylor Jr., M.D., 80, of Columbia, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at his home following an extended illness. Son of the late Robert Richard Taylor and Reba Carroll Taylor, Robert was born August 28, 1934, in Columbia. More...

Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert L. Hite

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert L. Hite, Co-Pilot of Plane 16 “Bat Out of Hell” on the famous Doolittle Tokyo Raid. Lt. Col. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Gore Salon in Irmo will hold its Seventh Annual “Primping for PAALS” fundraiser Sunday, April 12, 1–5 p.m., to benefit the service dog training organization, PAALS. www.paals.org or 788-7063. More...

Arts & Entertainment

McKissick Museum presents Native and Now

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will present Native and Now, a concert with contemporary Native American bands Dark Water Rising and Lakota John and Kin, Friday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Booker T. Washington Auditorium. More...

USC Dance alums return to showcase original works April 16

The UofSC dance program will present an Alumni Choreography Showcase, a special concert filled with the original choreography of its graduates, April 16, 7:30 p.m., at the Koger Center for the Arts. More...

NiA Company presents The Whipping Man

NiA Company was founded in 1998 as a small, traveling theatre company in the Midlands without a brick and mortar theatre of its own; utilizing performance spaces in churches, libraries, and other theatres to present dramatic productions through the t More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicle(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5635 and 29-15- 10 SC Law as Amended; and are in custody of Murphy 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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Hopkins and Lower Richland Citizens United, Inc., files suit against Richland County

Hopkins and Lower Richland Citizens United, Inc., a group of more than 1,100 Lower Richland residents opposed to the sewer project Richland County intends to build in their community, filed suit against the county on March 25. More...

Conversation with a cook

Carol Papaletsos, the cook behind Ambrosia, gives us an inside look at how she prepares for Soda City’s Farmers Market which takes place every Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tForest Drive: Two men were arrested at 7: 30 p. m. Tuesday after a security guard at a department store saw two juveniles and an older man stealing designer underwear. More...

A Silver Egg Boiler

What came first—the chicken or the Easter egg? In the American South, the answer is not so ambiguous.  More...

Requesting TDIU

Last month, I explained the very basics of TDIU (total disability based on individual unemployability). This article will discuss how to request this benefit. TDIU is not a stand-alone benefit. Rather, it is a request for an increased rating. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Commercial Excess

I’m just saying...

I’d like to have a word with the people responsible for commercials that air on television, both locally and nationally.  Now, I know commercials are supposed to entice the viewer to buy a certain product, act in a certain manner, or take More...

The Churro Dog

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

On a recent baseball discussion show, the two hosts, Chris Rose and Kevin Millar, unveiled something called a Churro Dog, a concession stand offering from the Arizona Diamondbacks.  More...

Education

School Stars

The Havillten String Quartet of Columbia won Honorable Mention and Audience Favorite prizes in the 2015 University of South Carolina Chamber Day and Competition. More...

Sports

Lady Falcons hold on to beat Heathwood

Ben Lippen’s Amanda Carnes ripped the net in the game’s 11th minute—one of five shots the Lady Falcons got in the game— and it was enough to defeat the Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders 1-nil last Friday night, March 27 at Ben L More...

Highlanders’ goal goes the distance

Heathwood Hall took its soccer field trip to Ben Lippen and an early goal from junior midfielder Thomas Barton in the contest’s sixth minute would be all that was needed, as the Heathwood Hall Highlanders downed the Ben Lippen Falcons 1- nil in More...

S.C. Midlands 18 National Elite wins Regionals

The South Carolina Midlands 18 National Elite team went undefeated in the Palmetto Regional Volleyball Championships held in Charlotte, N.C., March 27-29. More...

Home & Garden

Power vs. Plants

Stopping to smell the flowers

Seeing the delicate clusters of pink powder puff double flowers up and down the stems of the dwarf flowering almond, Prunus glanulosa, in a friend’s garden this weekend brought back the untimely loss of my petite plant last spring.  More...

Star Chefs

Creamed Hard Boiled Eggs   More...

April yard and garden tips from Clemson Extension

Things to do  Flowers   • Bulbs—You should be planting your summer and fall-flowering bulbs in April and May, such as dahlias, gladioli , cannas, and lilies. More...

Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part 11: Voting in Lithuania

Lithuania is a new democratic republic. More...