July 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

The F-104 Starfighter; Part Two: Combat

The F-104 saw its first combat action during the Vietnam War with US Air Force fighter pilots operating the single seat “C” variant. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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The Columbia Curmudgeons

We caught this Curmudgeon (aka 40- Some- thing) surfing at Holden Beach, N.C. Have you caught a Curmudgeon doing very “uncurmudgeonlike” things. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia City Council approves city wide referendum for September 30, 2014

At a special council meeting Thursday, July 17, 2014, the members of West Columbia City Council voted to approve a city wide referendum take place September 30, 2014, to allow voters to choose whether to change the city government structure of West C More...

Forest Acres demolishes eyesore

The Forest Acres City Council heard at its July 16 meeting that a long-standing eyesore has finally been eliminated. More...

Education

Boy Scout Troop 10 returns from Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico

Boy Scout Troop 10, Eastminster Presbyterian Church at Philmont Scout Ranch. Back row (l-r): Roy Laney (adult advisor), Jack Fleischer, Braxton Newman, Duffy Beal, Rox Pollard III, Rox Pollard Jr. More...

Gamecock Football kicks off season at Richland Library

The USC Football team took the field for the first time this season at an unusual place—Richland Library. More...

School Stars

Amber Stone, a student at W.J. More...

Sports

Skyhawks have potential to make 9th straight title game appearance

OVERVIEW: For the eighth straight time, the Skyhawks ended the season in the state championship game. For the second straight time, they came up a little short. More...

Must-watch local high school games of 2014

With the high school football season fast approaching, here are ten must- watch games for 2014: More...

Arts & Entertainment

Songs of God, Songs of Memory at St. Peter’s Catholic Church

(L-r) Pianist Susan Zhang, soprano Jacquelyn Stucker, and organist Mark Husey performed a recital of Songs of God, Songs of Memory at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Saturday, July 19. More...

Pastides book signing at Richland Library

Patricia Moore-Pastides, accomplished cook, public-health professional, author, and First Lady of USC, will share stories, insights, and healthy treats from her new cookbook Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life. More...

New conductor for Strings Orchestra

The South Carolina Philharmonic welcomes Genny Nelson to its youth orchestras program as the new conductor of the Strings Orchestra. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5635 and/or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of P More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

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 More...

Legals

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First responders train in emergency situations with persons with autism

When a person goes missing, the common procedures are to start an organized search and get the word out with photographs and descriptions. First responders search the areas where the person was last seen and typically spread out from there. More...

Young entrepreneurs answer the call of wildlife

Lily and Zachary Snead promote Carolina Wildlife Care Rehabilitation Center More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Treating cat scratch fever with strawberry kisses

I’m just saying...

If you read last week’s column, you know I was on my way to a girls’ week in Mexico and worried about the care and feeding of my poodle. Well, it didn’t happen. More...

Betting on Rory

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

When I was 11, the baseball team I played on in Demopolis, Alabama was horrible. We were young and winless for the year. The backbone of that team won the league championship the following year. More...

Business

Franchisee delivers Marco’s Pizzas throughout S.C.

Nothing in Columbia native Joe Walker’s past suggests he would become a successful franchise restaurateur with a string of Marco’s Pizza stores from Irmo to Anderson. More...

City Snippets

S.C. hospital profits rise More...

Folks About Town

Deb Marks, vice president of operations and program director for S.C. Parent’s Involved in Education, has been appointed to serve on the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee. More...

Society

Dreher Class of 1963 meets quarterly

The Dreher High School Class (DHS) of 1963 gathers on the third Thursday of every quarter to renew friendships and recount “stories” about each other. The informal social is held at The Mousetrap at 6 p.m. More...

Teacher turns author when faced with adversity

Sandy Vassallo worked as an art teacher for Richland School District One at Crayton Middle School, A.C. Flora High School, and Keenan High School for a total of 30 years. More...

Miss Sosbee and Mr. Keaton exchange vows in Shandon Baptist Church

Megan Kendall Sosbee of Columbia, South Carolina, and Tyler Michael Keaton of Greensboro, North Carolina, were married Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia. The 5 p.m. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Columbia Animal Services is celebrating Christmas in July Thursday, July 24–Saturday, July 26 with $25 pet adoption fees, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., 127 Humane Lane. 776-7387 or www.petfinder.com. •ART More...

Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Most garden products and systems are invented to solve a problem. Stout Ollie compost provided a high-grade soil amendment for farm crops by recycling locally available raw materials. More...

Star Chefs

Chili Rellenos Casserole More...

Travel

Mountain Escape Part 2: Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a lake, a beach, and a town. More...