March 31, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

No soup for you! How about some crackers?

Mike Maddock A couple of local school districts caused a bit of a stink recently because they announced something had to be done to stop the rise of delinquent school lunch payments. More...

It's not a criticism, it's an observation.

Protected, pampered, and pasteurized

Mike Cox Nick%27s is located in a retro brick building in an old industrial section of Tuscaloosa. When I was young, they had the best steaks and atmosphere in West Alabama. More...

What did the burglar look like?

Edward the happy homeowner is awakened by the sound of a door closing. It%27s the middle of the night. Edward grabs a flashlight and heads downstairs, but by then whoever closed the kitchen door is gone. More...

Business

CMRTA cuts cost by reducing service

In the fall of 1991, a bus service comparison report was issued to the city and to SCANA. The report surveyed bus service in every city in the U.S. More...

Star Profile

Merritt Brewer of the Five Points Association

Merritt McHaffie Brewer has been running the Five Points Association since the beginning of the year, and by all reports the merchants are happy with their new executive director. More...

Mortgage Survey

30-year fixed-rate US average Last week More...

Education

Pentagon Channel to air Bubbles of Love story

A crew from the Pentagon Channel spent all day with Killian Elementary School students on March 23, 2006. SGT Lee McMahon, reporter; and CPL Brian Buckwalter, camera operator; were there to cover the story, Bubbles of Love, originally reported in More...

Students learn from A Dog's Tale

Author Laurie Myers has given the adventures of Lewis and Clark an imaginative spin that is attracting children to history from the perspective of ... a Newfoundland dog! More...

Dreher wins Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon is officially the most rigorous academic competition in the nation for high school students who compete in ten events. More...

Sports

Blue Devils declaw Bearcats

The Brookland-Cayce Bearcats were feeling pretty good about themselves prior to their contest with the Dreher Blue Devils Tuesday, March 28 and why not? More...

Flora's Spring Sports Festival scores big

The barbeque was sizzling and so was the competition at AC Flora%27s Super Saturday last weekend. The all-day sports festival served up baseball, soccer, and softball games with a generous side order of food and family fun. More...

Public Notices

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Ruheen Co., Inc., intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale off premises consumption of Beer, and Wine only, at 831 Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205. More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that James Thomason, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale off premises consumption of Liquor and Wine only, 7834 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia, SC 29209. More...

LEGAL NOTICE

The original Wills of the decedents listed below were delivered to the Richland County Probate Court and admitted for Probate on the dates shown: More...

Professor overcomes double challenge

As a child, Yvegeniy Tetyukhin was a victim of polio and lost the use of one of his legs. His crutches and wheelchair have become a part of his life. More...

News

Canine American brings joy to Life Care Center

Goldie inspires and loves the residents and patients at Life Care Center of Columbia. Goldie understands pain. More...

Buck, the War Dog 1991-2006

On March 28, 2006, Congressman Joe Wilson gave a tribute on the Congressional Floor to Buck the War Dog. Buck was honored for bringing awareness to people around the country of the sacrifices thousands of war dogs have made and continue to make. More...

Lights return

The Columbia nighttime skyline is officially returning to its historic glory Monday, April 3, 2006. More...

Government / Neighborhood

election round-up

In the race for Columbia%27s at-large city council seat, Tameika Isaac Devine is the incumbent, and her three challengers are (in alphabetical order) Chris Barczak, Kelly Coleman, and Antonio Williams. More...

Columbia City Council Planning Session+ March 29, 2006 + 9 am

Roll call City council convened for its planning session Wednesday morning, March 29, just after 9 am. Council member E. W. More...

Women's legislative history on one page

Women legislators%27 cameo images graced the back cover of the program for last week%27s luncheon of the S.C. General Assembly Women%27s Caucus. This was the first time they have ever appeared together in a composite. More...

Society

Dean Carlton DuBois Sr. 1927-2006

Dean Carlton DuBois Sr., 79, died March 27, 2006. Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, DuBois earned a B.A. More...

Columbia doctor celebrates 90th birthday

Dr. Edmund R. Taylor, a descendent of the original settlers of Columbia, has achieved a well deserved milestone - 90 wonderful years of serving his fellow man. More...

Opera company hosts fundraiser

On March 26, 2006, Palmetto Opera Company hosted a fundraiser at the state History Center billed as An Evening of Opera. More...

Events

Events

Arts Trenholm Artists Guild & City Art will present its 25th Anniversary Annual Juried Exhibition, March 30-April 16 at City Art Gallery. An open reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm at City Art. More...

Travel

Devil's Island, my own Papillon

Conclusion: May Day! May Day!

The tropical sun slowed us to a nap in a patch of banana trees. Images of slow-moving men in baggy, broad- striped pajamas moved through my dreams when, all of a sudden, I realized I was alone. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

What's growing in Columbia

All North American azaleas are considered native azaleas. They are available in a variety of flower colors from white to purple, pink, red, orange, and yellow. Nearly 10,000 variations of azaleas have been registered. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

This flamboyant tree is something of a weed. It has dramatic, purple flowers tubular and cigar-shaped, about 2" long and fragrant. The trees are conspicuous when they bloom, in the spring as there are no leaves at all. More...

The Top 5 Myths of Tree Care

Should you prune your trees in the spring? How deep must fertilizer be applied to reach the roots of your trees? Which species of trees should be topped to keep them from falling on your house? More...