May 5, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Feed the birds

Sumter's Swan Lake Iris Gardens have a lot to offer

Even before the fields of irises begin to bloom at the Sumter Swan Lake Iris Gardens there are many things to explore. The large variety of swans, ducks, and geese make for an interesting afternoon stroll. More...

On Second Thought

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

Winning and Losing

A friend of mine enjoyed shooting pool so much he joined a league. One night while he was practicing, a stranger approached and asked to play. Before breaking, the stranger asked Gene if he was any good. More...

Thirty-something speaks

I was just seeing if meatballs bounce

Kids are much easier to fuss at when they can't talk back. When they're toddling around in a droopy diaper about to jam a fork into an electrical socket it's easy to scream, "Stop!!! More...

Bullet meets bullet in deadly encounter

Last week two strangers got into an argument in downtown Seattle. During the argument one of the men dropped a gun on the sidewalk. He bent over, picked it up, tucked it under his belt in the small of his back, and walked away. More...

Business

Star Profile

Clare Morris of The Morris Agency

Clare Folio Morris is a Columbia resident, a wife, a mother of two boys, and president of The Clare Morris Agency. Her work history starts and continues in South Carolina, but she picked up pieces of the world along the way. More...

Moore School awards alumni

USC's Moore School of Business held its 2006 Business Leadership Dinner Awards Program April 28, 2006, in The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium. More...

Young Alumni Awarded

Mark E. Fryer, President and Chief Financial Officer, Davis-Garvin Agency, Inc., graduated cum laude from the Moore School in 1989 with a BS degree in accounting. He also earned a Master of Accountancy degree in 1990. More...

Society

Miss Rabon and Mr. DiMaria marry April 29, 2006

Kerrie Nicole Rabon and Vincent Andrew DiMaria were married April 29, 2006, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. Rev. Timothy D. Tebalt, parochial vicar, performed the double ring ceremony. More...

Miss Coleman and Mr. Kunkle wed in Lexington, SC

Jill Foster Coleman and Robert Louis Kunkle Jr., both of Lexington, South Carolina, were married April 22, 2006, at Lexington United Methodist Church. Dr. Eddie Usher performed the 6 pm ceremony. More...

Miss Demeter and Mr. Sosbee exchange vows April 8, 2006

Marjorie Elizabeth Demeter and Herbert Daniel Sosbee III were married April 8, 2006, at the Kershaw Cornwallis House in Camden, South Carolina. The Rev. David Covington performed the double-ring ceremony. Music was provided by Blake Wells who sang More...

Events

Calendar

ART USC's McKissick Museum will present an exhibit of photography by Michael Freeman through May 27 that portrays the land of the Sudan. www.meridian.org/ARTS/Sudan/welcome.html More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 2: Arrival in Guinea

In order to avoid the bribery and red tape of the African bureaucracy, our Farenya Expedition Team made arrangements for friendly dignitaries to meet us at the Conakry airport at 8:30 pm January 8, 2006. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stopping to smell the flowers Plantsman and musician

James Perry Thomason has been a farmer for 60 years. For 25 years he farmed land from Atlas Road to Lower Richland Boulevard in southeast Columbia. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Ka-BOOM! Here's a flower that looks like a small explosion. In this photo, you are looking at a blossom head-on. There are 5-8 fleshy sepal lobes and plenty of stamens remaining in the flower. More...

THE CLAWSSIFIEDS Puppies or kittens for sale?

Call (803)771-0219 to place your $10 Clawssified ad today. More...

The written word is for everyone

Dr. Seuss forever changed reading in America by writing books that sparked imagination. He probably never imagined the pain his books would cause visually impaired people who could not enjoy them. More...

People hold vigil for the Invisible Children

For twenty years, Northern Uganda has been embroiled in a complex civil war. The Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA is a rebel group of soldiers led by Joseph Kony who claim to be fighting the government on behalf of the Acholi, Teso, and Langi. More...

Pop Smear star rocks Women's Caucus again

Classical musician, pop artist, Christine Baze returned to Columbia as guest speaker for the SC General Assembly Women's Caucus April 26, 2006. More...

News

First Presbyterian honors organist Ron Miller

Long-time First Presbyterian Church organist Ron Miller was honored during the 6 pm Sunday evening worship service, April 30. More...

Bob Knox and the Blue Serenade Orchestra woo community

Members of Green-lawn Baptist Church have come up with a dynamite event for raising money. Church member Bob Knox and his 18 piece orchestra teamed up with other band members to have an Evening of Big Band Music and a spaghetti dinner. More...

Local Explorers hit national TV

B-25 rescue on History Channel

"You are at a Hollywood premier!" shouted John Hodge over the cheers of 50 fans at the Flight Deck in Lexington Tuesday night. "Congratulations and thanks for all your help getting that plane out of Lake Murray." More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting+ May 3, 2006 + 9 am

Roll call City council convened for its work session Wednesday, May 3, at 9 am. All council members were present. More...

Cayce City Council Meeting+ May 2, 2006 + 7 pm

Roll Call Cayce City Council convened Tuesday, May 2 at 7 pm for its regular monthly session. More...

Richland County Council Meeting * May 2, 2006 * 6 pm

Roll Call Members present were Anthony Mizzell, Doris Corley, Joyce Dickerson, Valerie Hutchinson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Joseph McEachern, Michael Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith. More...

Education

Author wears dog's teeth around her neck

Local author Lynn Floyd Wright is a pro at finding "just the right words." Students at Killian Elementary were mesmerized as she moved across the media room reeling in their attention with vibrant expressions and vivid tales about Flick the dog, the More...

Glenforest School gets new head

Glenforest School is pleased to announce the installation of our new School Head, Dr. Gillian Barclay-Smith. Born in Shropshire, England, Dr. More...

St. Joseph's students receive honors from regional fair

Six students from St. Joseph Catholic School won awards at the USC's Central South Carolina 50th Annual Region II Science & Engineering Fair. The group of fifth and sixth grade students competed against students from nine counties in central SC. More...

Sports

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Falcons scale Blue Ridge

The AC Flora Falcons stayed alive in the Class 3A State Playoffs Monday, May 1, 2006, by shutting out the visiting Blue Ridge Tigers 3-0. More...

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

Vikings drive through Conway

The good folks from Conway are used to tourists driving through their community on the way to a bigger and better destination, but the visiting Conway Tigers could not have expected this. More...

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS

Falcons flying through playoffs

Beating the Greenville High School Red Raiders is a good omen for the AC Flora Falcons. More...

Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE

The original Wills of the decedents listed below were delivered to the Richland More...

SUMMONS IN THE PROBATE COURT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RICHLAND IN THE MATTER OF ESTEL MALLOT LEFFEW CASE NUMBER: 06ES4000551

TO: MICHAEL LEFFEW: The applicant of this estate is unable to locate and serve Michael Leffew. More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that GOOD IMAGE HOSPITALITY, INC., intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE, and LIQUOR at 7510 TWO NOTCH ROAD, COLUMBI More...