February 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

American Legion holds 70th Annual Oratorical Contest

By Warner M. More...

Young scientists impress Explorers

At the monthly meeting of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club, three marine science students from the College of Charleston told of their experiences on a ship- based research and training program. More...

Sheriff says, "Beware of scam!"

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Feb. 12 that the Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an incident that occurred on Feb. More...

Business

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Small- town S.C. The S.C. Rural Summit is scheduled for March 5- 6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Airport Convention Center in North Charleston. Sponsored by the S.C. More...

SCANA requests rate increase

S.C. regulators at the Public Service Commission expect SCANA to ask for a 4% electrical base rate increase this spring, but the new rates won't kick in until late 2007 or early 2008. More...

Henry Price, doctor of journalism

Henry Price was born near Orlando, Fla. When Price was two, his parents moved the family to Lakeland, still in Central Florida. Price stayed in Lakeland through high school where he played single- team football. More...

Society

Red Dress Rally brings attention to the issue of heart disease

By Rachel Haynie The shades of red worn at last week's Red Dress Rally were no more varied than the women and their backgrounds, and the stories that brought them to the State House at noon Feb. 1. More...

Miss Bowers and Mr. Reed exchange vows in Camden, S.C.

Sara Katherine Bowers and Andrew Cleveland Reed were married at Grace Episcopal Church in Camden, South Carolina, February 10, 2007, at 6:30 pm. Rev. Douglas Lloyd Holmes officiated the double- ring ceremony. More...

Cardinal Newman to hold 11th annual auction

Cindy Touma had so much fun at last year's Cardinal Newman Auction that she signed on to chair this year's event. More...

Events

Events

ANIMALS North Springs Park will host dog obedience classes beginning Feb. 19. Classes will be Mon. nights, 6- 7 pm. The deadline to register is Feb. 18. 736-6070. The 49th Annual All Breed Cat Show will be Sat., Feb. More...

Travel

Christmas in Italy

Part 2: Climbing to the top of the Duomo

There is a magical mosaic in the center of Milan, or at least that's what some believe. Shoppers walking along in the outside arcade, arms laden with shopping bags, will suddenly stop dead in their tracks. More...

My Encounter with America

Part 5: American ignorance about Africa

I got the real taste and feel of America during the tours as we interacted with communities, institutions, and families. We criss- crossed over 40 states in three months. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE BY A Better Storage Place In accordance with the provisions of South Carolina law, SC Section 3920-45, therebeing due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner'slien of the goo More...

Public Notices

Master's Sales Part 1 of 2

MASTER'S SALE 06-CP-40-4705 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of EQUITY ONE, INC., against RACQUEL VALENCIA, formerly known as RACQUEL M. KNOTT, now known as RACQUEL V. More...

Public Notices

Master's Sales Part 2 of 2

MASTER'S SALE 03-CP-40-1234 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Bay Financial Savings Bank, FSB against, Charles A. Staten, Zolene Staten a/k/a Zolene K. More...

Females flirt with fans

Historical novelist Susan Craft knew very well the power of the pen; she wields it herself. Then research for her Civil War book, A Perfect Tempest , led her to a secret superpower few women exert today. More...

New York calls for publisher

Dan Bennett (l), president of The Explorers Club presents Dr. Warner M. Montgomery (r), publisher of The Columbia Star , a scroll in appreciation of a lecture he presented at the club in New York City February 12, 2007. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Practice makes perfect...parents

When I was growing up, I thought my mom was the greatest mother on the planet. She would set up obstacle courses in our basement so I could practice dribbling a basketball. More...

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

Men have no clue

Initially started by greeting card companies to bridge the gap between Christmas and Mother's Day, Valentines Day has become the most pressure packed time of the year. It is an achievement test measuring men's ability to be romantic. More...

This pistol packin' mama loves her kids

Some days it's a wild scene out there on the interstate. This day there's a supermom yakking on her cell phone, while two little kids wrestle on the back seat. So distracted is the woman she drifts out of her lane and cuts off an 18- wheeler. More...

Government / Neighborhood

South Carolina History Writers Circle forms during S.C. Book Festival

Recognizing that authors are among the state's most stalwart keepers of history, the S.C. Archives and History Foundation has established a new category of membership, the S.C. History Writers' Circle. More...

Sumwalt speaks to Rotary

Robert Sumwalt, the vice- chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and first South Carolinian to be appointed to the NTSB, spoke to Columbia Rotary Club members at their Feb. 12 meeting. More...

Education

Family attends Eagle Scout's award ceremony

Jeremy Clark Amick, a Cardinal Newman Junior, was honored with his Eagle Scout Award Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. More...

Bowling to bridge education and business

Lower Richland Ruritan members show off their Mardi Gras costumes and their enthusiasm at the Junior Achivement Bowl- A- Thon fundraiser held Feb. 9 and 10, 2007, at AMF Park Lanes Bowling Alley in Cayce. More...

New license plate unveiled to benefit the arts

The South Carolina Arts Commission has unveiled the new "Driven by the Arts" license plate. It can now be ordered at www.SouthCarolinaArts.com, and will be available at the SCDMV by late spring. More...

Sports

Blue Devils share region title, earn #2 seed with win over Falcons

The Dreher Blue Devils won a share of the Region 3- 3A title with Camden by defeating the A.C. Flora Falcons (3- 22) Friday, Feb. 9, 64- 52. More...

Cardinals outlast Highlanders

In a tight game of runs and spurts, the visiting Cardinal Newman Cardinals spoiled Senior Night for the Heathwood Hall Highlanders by beating them 58- 56 Tuesday, Feb. 13. More...

Lady Falcons beat Dreher, but both head to playoffs

The A.C. Flora Lady Falcons (18-5, 9-5) got a little revenge and improved their tournament seeding by defeating the Dreher Lady Blue Devils (15-9, 8-6) 55- 39 at Dreher Friday, Feb. 9. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

If you visit central South Carolina, you will want to visit our Congaree National Park, one of the most breathtaking places in the world. It boasts an impressive diversity of plants and wildlife, especially migratory birds. More...

Garden becomes classroom

Stopping to smell the flowers

Arlene Marturano is a master gardener, writer, and educator. As an advocate of gardening as a tool for learning, she helped develop the Carolina Children's Garden at the Sandhill Research and Education Center. More...

Cat Show comes to Jamil Temple Feb. 24

The CFA (Cat Fanciers's Association) Cat Show will be Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 am- 5 pm at the Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Rd., off St. Andrews Road at I- 26. Lots of loveable, adoptable cats will be available. More...