March 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Real men don't fold laundry

A friend of mine called the other day and asked me what I was doing. More...

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

Unsafe at any time

Ronald drove a Corvair in high school. It was the biggest piece of crap I ever rode in. The design was loosely based on the Volkswagen Beetle; a small, cute, economical ride. In reality it had all the bad things and none of the charm of the Bug. More...

Tattoo comes alive

It's a quiet Sunday afternoon in a rural county when Lark and Spark hatch an idea that really excites them. Spark is a tattoo artist. Lark is his buddy, although Lark isn't usually firing on all cylinders. More...

Business

Three major downtown tenants converge

McNair Law Firm, Edens & Avant Real Estate Company, and National Bank of South Carolina partner in Main Street deal.

A yet- to- be- named building, 18 stories high, is the new home for a yet- to- be- named upscale restaurant in the middle of the block facing Main Street between Lady and Gervais. More...

Briefs

Turtles Elsewhere in the Southeast - and even Texas - states have passed restrictions on freshwater turtle exports. So far, South Carolina has not passed any such restrictions. More...

Terry Boatwright of The Salty Nut

Star Profile

Cooper Darby is four years old, and he has cerebral palsy. And he also has a very good friend in Terry Boatwright, who is organizing a golf tournament to raise funds to buy Cooper therapy and a sportsman's future. More...

Society

USC NSDAR holds 51st anniversary luncheon

The University of South Carolina Chapter, NSDAR held its 51st anniversary luncheon at the Fort Jackson Officer's Club. The keynote speaker was S.C. State Regent Bonnie Scales Glasgow. Other speakers included S.C. More...

Columbia College Alumnae meet

Contr ibuted by the Ar iail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumnae Association The Ariail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumnae Association met February 14, 2008, in Alumnae Hall on the college campus. More...

Women celebrate World Day of Prayer

Women and men in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 7. "God's Wisdom Provides New Understanding" is the theme used by women of Guyana for the prayer service. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send events to mimim@sc.rr.com a week before the Friday you wish your event to be published

ART Palmetto Painters will hold its March meeting March 8, at 10 am at Green Hill Baptist Church. 803-781-2340 or go to www.PalmettoPainters.com/index/html. Art,Art,and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes through March. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge Part 49: Gourdins and Marions pass the torch

The Gourdin men (Clarence, J.K., and Charles) and their brothers- in- law (Robert and Edward Marion) grew up during Reconstruction and the poverty of its aftermath. More...

Part 49 Extra: Tar Babies and Turpentine

My cousin, Keith Gourdin, has been able to do a lot of exploring in the Santee- Cooper lakebeds since the water level dropped. One of his discoveries was the naval stores industry that was once popular in the Pineville area. 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...

Acolyte receives Lee Williams Service Award

Photo by Jim Covington Kristen Wood of Shandon United Methodist Church(SUMC) receives the Lee Williams Service Award for Outstanding Acolytes. More...

News

USC alumnus Robert McNair increases scholarship program to $30 million

The University of South Carolina announced business leader Robert McNair of Houston will increase the funding for a prestigious scholarship program that bears his name to $30 million. More...

RNE Model UN Team brings home 19 awards from New York

Nineteen Richland Northeast High School students won individual awards from the recent Ivy League Model UN Conference January 31- February 3 at the University of Pennsylvania. More...

U.S. Postal Service celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

Photo by Jim Covington Cindy Liebes, assistant SE regional director Federal Trade Commission; Brandolyn Pinkston, administrator, S.C. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Lieutenant governor protests cuts for seniors

Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer protests threatened cuts for Meals on Wheels and other seniors' programs. Photos by John Temple Ligon More...

Columbia City Council meets March 5, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council convened Wednesday morning, March 5, at 9 am in City Hall. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

Richland County Council meets March 4, 2008

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. More...

Education

RNE GAP choir wins in New York

Contributed by Richland Northeast High School Richland Northeast High School's GAP Choir traveled to New York City in February for two major gospel competitions. The group was among more than 20 gospel choirs from throughout the eastern U.S. More...

Killian student continues family legacy

Terri' Lena Gibson won Little Miss South Carolina Richland County and Little Miss South Carolina Columbia Sweetheart. She is eight years old and is in the second grade at Killian Elementary School where she has been enrolled since Kindergarten. More...

Charley's Backyard Stars

Summer Wrenn, kindergartener in Mrs. Tuller and Mrs. Nidiffer's class at Hammond School, drew this picture after reading Charley's Columbia Backyard. Charley's Backyard Stars are young S.C. More...

Sports

These Diamonds are flawless!

The Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets win their third straight South Carolina Girls Basketball Class 4A State Championship and finish a perfect 26- 0.

The Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets won their third consecutive 4A girls state championship on February 29 over the Dorman Lady Cavaliers 47- 45 by playing strong defense and making clutch free throws in the game's final quarter. More...

Raiders are champs!

The W.J. Keenan Lady Raiders win their first South Carolina Girls Basketball Class 2A State Championship.

Keenan used a completely dominant first quarter and clutch fourth quarter free throws to hold off defending champion Lee Central 54- 50 and earn its first 2A state basketball title on March 1 at the Colonial Center. More...

Heathwood's run comes to end

The Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders' incredible run finally came to an end at the Sumter County Exhibition Center Saturday, March 1 at the hands of the three- time defending champion Hilton Head Prep Dolphins. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Seventh Annual Lexington County Master Gardener's Tour

May 22 and 24

Tour information May 22 and May 24, 10 am- 3 pm rain or shine Tickets are $20 and directions will be mailed upon receipt of payment. Tickets will also be on sale at all gardens on tour days. More...

Congaree Land Trust has banner year

The 2007 books closed on the most successful year in the history of the Congaree Land Trust (CLT) according to Jane Clarke, executive director of the Columbia- based land trust. More...