December 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Noo grits in the White House

I'm excited about the arrival of 2008, but I'm not looking forward to the upcoming primaries and presidential election. It seems there is a minimum of Southern drawls and a smorgasbord of Yankee twangs in this election cycle. More...

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

Solving problems in 2008

For 2008, I want to become smarter. The four or five people who read this column on a regular basis probably think that should be easy. When there is so much room for improvement, a minor change should be easy. More...

Yes, there is a Santa

The living room is illuminated only by street lights. A tall man stands with a pillowcase in each hand. Before him is a 4- by- 8 foot plywood platform covered with cotton for snow and a figure- eight set of Lionel toy railroad tracks. More...

Business

Child of Carolina First liquidates

About the time of its initial public offering in July 1997, technologybased NetBank of Atlanta noted South Carolina's Mack I. Whittle Jr., as a member of its board of directors. Whittle was president and CEO at Carolina First, beginning in 1986. More...

Briefs

Wachovia In mid- December Charlotte- based Wachovia Corp. cut 20 positions in the fixed- income division of its corporate and investment bank. More...

Billy Ward of AABC House Moving

Star Profile

AABC House Moving, based in Camden, bids competitively for jobs statewide. It's run by Billy Ward and his brotherin- law and partner Haney Hancock. AABC is scheduled for televised full disclosure this January on the Home & Garden Network. More...

Society

The Cotillion Ball, Dec. 27, 2007

The Columbia Cotillion Club, a gentlemen's dance club founded in 1890, held its Winter Ball Thursday evening, December 27, 2007, at the Columbia Marriott. Four daughters and three granddaughters of members were presented. More...

Friends, one is silver and the other gold

Seven years ago, a small group of friends joined together to pray for Zohra Holsopple, a mutual friend diagnosed Farr with cancer. The group met each Thursday afternoon in St. Martin's in the Field's Chapel. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 39: Jehovah Methodist Episcopal Church

Prior to the Civil War, slaves and free blacks belonged to established Episcopal and Methodist churches. After the war, they sought to establish their own churches. More...

It is through asking questions that truth is discovered.

- Mende Proverb

On February 28- 29, 2008, Savannah will host a symposium of special significance, The Atlantic World and African American Life and Culture in the Georgia Lowcountry, More...

City government remains same old... same old

The City of Columbia Restructuring Commission, after two and one- half years and $40,000 and countless meetings, votes 10- 2 to change city government structure, but 11- 1 was the required ratio, so there were no change recommendations. More...

Red Dress Campaign successful in alerting women to dangers of heart disease

Providence Heart Institute developed the Red Dress Campaign to alert women to the dangers of heart disease. More...

News

USC Chapter, NSDAR holds December meeting

The USC Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a meeting December 12, 2007 in the Confederate and Military Museum of the S. C. State Museum. Dr. More...

USC School of Medicine offers new procedure to treat glaucoma

Glenn Martin of Bethune wasn't surprised when he learned he had glaucoma. His 81- year- old mother Julia Davis suffered from the disease for many years. More...

Dreher Class of 1955

The Dreher High School Class of 1955 reunited October 27, 2007. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council meets December 18, 2007

Roll call Chairman Joe McEachern, Vice Chair Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present at the December 18 Richland County More...

Overwhelmed by Medicare Advantage and Drug plans?

"I am being bombarded by offers to sign up for Medicare Advantage and Drug plans, and each company claims their plan is the best. More...

Montgomery to teach history of Columbia course

Dr. Warner M. Montgomery, publisher of The Columbia Star, will teach a history of Columbia course in January and February, 2008, with the Historic Columbia Foundation. More...

Education

St. John Neumann Catholic School's second graders help Marines raise Toys for Tots

Each year the children of the St. John Neumann Catholic School family are taught about the true meaning of giving. They learn there are many children in their local community who are less fortunate than they are. More...

Spring Valley students receive $100,000 scholarships

Contributed by Spring Valley High School Sean Hastings and Danielle Wright of Spring Valley High School were each presented with the Hollingsworth Scholarship from Furman University. More...

USC names Carolina Master Scholars

The University of South Carolina designated 31 academically talented middle and high school students as Carolina master scholars earlier this month. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to annekathryn@sc.rr.com

ART Art,Art,and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes through 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...

Beauty in the Backyard

Nature's Gym Chester State Park

Set against the backdrop of a thick pine forest, Chester State Park is the ideal setting for a family picnic or an excellent opportunity to escape from the challenges of daily life. Cooler temperatures don't diminish Chester's beauty. More...

Eleazers dedicate land

John and Wendy Eleazer and their daughter, Bay, along with members of Richland County Council and Conservation Commission, dedicated their 62- acre property as a conservation easement On December 10. More...