November 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Wine Goddesses uncork for breast cancer

The Fall Wine Goddess Event was held at the State Museum November 5- 7 pm to benefit the Best Chance Network and the Palmetto Health Comprehensive Breast Centers. The event was sponsored by Gervais & Vine, Mr. More...

On Second Thought

Weapons of mass destruction

e- mail from him about a bizarre story- but Rudy should tell the tale: "Last weekend I saw something at Lefty's Gun & Pawn that got my attention. Next week will be Ruth's and my 25th anniversary. I've been looking for something nice for her. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Pass the gravy!

I'm on my way to Hardees for one of those pork chop, bacon and egg biscuits with a side order of grease. I'll throw in a large Coke, and if that doesn't fill me up, then I'll grab a chocolate milkshake and some chili- cheese fries. More...

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

Toy guns and sex crimes

When I was in elementary school, I learned how to fold notebook paper into a triangle. We could play desk football until a stray field goal entered the teacher's line of sight. More...

Business

Shell president tells energy's story

The Columbia World Affairs Council held a luncheon in the Summit Club Monday, November 5. The featured speaker was John Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Company of Houston, Texas. More...

Briefs

Science Caf More...

Suzanne Pucci of Stanley Steemer

Suzanne Pucci's carpet cleaning business, which she bought in 2001, occupies 7,000 square feet in her own building of 16,000 square feet. In Pucci's first year, she and her 15 employees and five trucks grossed about $500,000 in sales. More...

Society

St. Andrews Rotary inducts Paul Harris Fellow

The St. Andrews Rotary Club inducted its most recent Paul Harris Fellow, (l- r) Jean, Lail. Pictured with her are Doug Lail, member of Rotary since 1977; Patrick Hulon, grandson and interact director for the St. More...

Zonta Clubs worldwide celebrate 88 years

On November 8, 2007, members of the Zonta Club of Columbia celebrated the 88th birthday of Zonta International. More...

Miss Burriss and Mr. Thornton exchange vows November 3, 2007

Louisa Richards Hay Burriss and Brian Andrew Thornton were married Saturday, November 3, 2007, at 7 pm in Eastminster Presbyterian Church. The double- ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Francis McMaster Burriss. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to anne@sc.rr.com

ART Art, Art, and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes Oct.- March. Just the two of us, parent and child for ages 2- 4; Homeschool art for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up; and Afterschool for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 33: Lawson's Pond Plantation then

In 1700, John Lawson, surveyor- general for North Carolina, traveled from Charleston up the Santee and Congaree Rivers, across to the Waxhaws (York County now), and eventually to Pamplico Sound - a journey of 1,000 miles that took him over two yea 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, More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The Mystery Plant is one of the chief contributors to this season's fall foliage color. It is a common species related to the tupelo of southern swamps, but this species grows on upland sites. More...

Reverence for life

Stopping to smell the flowers

Arlene Marturano a mastergardener, 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...

Veterans Day parade, November 12, 2007, 11 am

The City of Columbia in coordination with the Columbia Action Council, invite the public to come out and salute American's Veterans at the Annual Veterans Day Parade in Columbia Monday, November 12, 2007. More...

Never again

Students witness horrors of Majdanek death camp

Before World War II, Poland had the second largest Jewish population in the world, 3.3 million. In 1947, the Jewish population was 100,000. On a recent trip to Krakow and Warsaw, Poland, I found almost no signs of Jewish life. More...

Play it again, Gerald

Photo by John Temple Ligon Pianist Gerald Cheeks plays evenings in the Marriott lobby on Main Street. More...

News

Mississippi honors one of our own

On November 12, a bus aptly named "Obsession" will embark on a statewide farewell tour honoring longtime Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Executive Director Beverly Meng. More...

Beverly Truesdale Meng returns to S.C.

Beverly Meng joined the staff of the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) as executive director in July, 1993. In 2006, Meng was named executive director of counsel of the MMSA. More...

YMCA honors Jeep Rogers

The Jeep Rogers Family YMCA opened its doors to members Saturday, November 3 at 8 am at 900 Lake Carolina Drive. The new facility is named after "Jeep" Rogers. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets November 7, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council met Wednesday, November 7, at 9 am. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. Cromartie, Anne Sinclair, Tameika Isaac Devine, Kirkman Finlay III. More...

Richland County Council meets November 6, 2007

Roll call Chairman Joe McEachern, Vice Chair Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. Greg Pearce was absent. More...

Charlie Company 1st Battalian 173rd Airborne Brigade A Time of Rememberance Dak To/November 1967 4oth Anniversary: Task Force Black

Contributed by Johnny Mayo

Location: LZ Barnwell, S.C. More...

Education

Cat claims more than nine lives

He's full of personality and yowls for someone to fill his bowl when he needs fresh water. He occasionally likes to eat goldfish crackers, but loves to eat asparagus and green beans. Whenever there's a party he doesn't hide under the bed. More...

Grandparents' Brag Box

Andrew and Will Evans

I am so proud.My oldest grandson is a great big brother and loves his new baby brother. Andrew is five years old, and William is now seven weeks old. Will arrived September 19, 2007. More...

Invest in teachers; Cut administration costs

South Carolina may feel the pinch of education expenses a little more than usual next year. But state officials are focused on the quality and efficiency of education in the state, which could lead to savings. More...

Sports

Skyhawks survive and advance through first round

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - SCISA CLASS 3A PLAYOFFS

The Hammond Skyhawks earned a trip to the SCISA 3A semi- final to face arch rival Heathwood Hall by defeating the visiting Porter- Gaud Cyclones 14- 7 November 2. More...

High School Football Final Regular Season

Full Story

Cavaliers hold on to defeat Vikings

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - CLASS 4A REGULAR SEASON

Coming in to the game Friday, November 2 against the arch rival Richland Northeast Cavaliers, the Spring Valley Vikings were 0- 10, but eight of those losses were by an average of less than five points. More...