July 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Beach power turns shells into gold

The beach is a strange and mystical place. It has powers over people that most places do not have. These powers can make old men wear black socks with sandals. More...

America's toughest sheriff

I've written before about Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. He's been sheriff there since he retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration after 32 years of service as a narcotics agent. More...

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

Birds know the parenting trick

Her name is Jordan. A couple of her teeth are missing, but they will be replaced before long. She doesn't understand how hard life can be, which is a good thing. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Those dependent on public transportation must wait for the prince to come

Roll call Chairman Joe McEachern, Vice Chair Val Hutchinson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present at the Richland County Council meeting July 15, 200 More...

Council debates Columbia's crime condition as Chief Carter sets a 50% crime reduction target

Roll call Columbia City Council convened around 9 am Wednesday, July 16, on the third floor of City Hall. All council members were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

Austin seeks a transparent, efficient, and accountable City

Roll call Columbia City Council held a District I meeting at Greenview Park, Wednesday night, July 9, beginning at 6 pm. All members of council were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

Education

Gamecocks taking field at RCPL

Spurrier's Gamecocks are taking the field at the Richland County Public Library for Pigskin Poets, an annual program that emphasizes the importance of summer reading, at 11 am on Friday, July 18 in the Bostick Auditorium of the Main Library, 1431 A More...

Headmaster refuses teacher raise

Matthew Hurtt of Covenant Classical Christian School was headmaster Photo courtesy of Randy A. Hurtt for a day. More...

Board seeks input on request to name gym for former coach

The Richland One Board of School Commissioners is seeking public input on a request to name the new gymnasium at Eau Claire High School in honor of George Glymph. Glymph, a 1961 graduate of Booker T. More...

Sports

Sims's five RBI power Richland to 2- 0 lead

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Kirk Sims had a home run and five RBIs, and Kyle Williamson pitched a complete game to lead Richland Post 6 to a 9- 6 victory in Game two of their first round playoff series with Easley Post 52 on July 15. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 68: Belvidere Rediscovered, 2008

During the summer and fall of 2007, the water level of Lakes Marion and Moultrie fell dramatically as a result of the continuing four- year drought in South Carolina. Dr. John Leader, S.C. state archaeologist, was called by officials of the S.C. More...

Columbian catches 60 lb. sailfish

Roe Morris (l), a sophomore at Furman University caught a sailfish July 13, 2008, off the coast of Charleston.The fish weighed over 60 pounds. Roe is the son of Clare Morris and Jim Morris of Columbia. More...

Driver totals valuable cars

Renowned artist, Blue Sky (born 1938 as Warren Edward Johnson) best known for his 50 foot by 75 foot internationally acclaimed mural "Tunnelvision" projected to be featured at the National Museum in Sweden this fall, has suffered a recent ironic lo More...

News

Columbia doctors help in Haiti and Africa

Dr. Hal Crosswell named Rotarian of the Year

Hal H. Crosswell Jr. was recently named Columbia Rotary Club's 2008 Rotarian of the Year. More...

Dr. William O. Kirker rebuilds hospital in Niger

The facts are clear. The story behind the facts tells of a Columbia doctor with burning passion for a hospital in tThhee d feascetrst of Niger. • 1966: William O. More...

Longest living kidney transplant recipient says never accept can't

December 7 is a significant date for Don Gordon, but for a different reason than most. When the Pearl Harbor date rolls around this year, it will mark, for him, the 25th anniversary of the kidney transplant that preserved his life. More...

Business

Lift, truck and install a donated aircraft at the S.C. Fire Academy, all on a Saturday morning

On Saturday morning, July 12, forces gathered at Aiken Airport's outlying tarmac. Around 9 am, members of the S.C. More...

Briefs

Property taxes compared According to the S.C. Association of Counties, as reported in Carolina Living magazine, property taxes in Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston vary greatly. More...

Columbia Police Chief Tandy Carter

Star Profile

Having recently taken command of 357 sworn uniformed police officers and an additional staff of 70, Columbia Police Chief Tandy Carter is the CEO of one of the largest firms in town. First and foremost, he is a public servant. More...

Society

Military music arches over Columbia

Veteran band man Paul Pickens orchestrated musical military history July 12- 13, 2008. For seven years Pickens, a WWII tuba player, has organized the WWII 42nd Rainbow Infantry Division Band reunion in Columbia, usually in spring. More...

Volunteer goes to Honduras to help at the Farm of the Child

St. David's Episcopal Church will host "A Taste of Columbia," on July 29 as a fundraiser for a young woman who is leaving the country to volunteer at an orphanage in Honduras called the Farm of the Child. More...

Field Trip Fridays with Historic Columbia Foundation

"Field Trip Fridays" will be held each Friday through August 29 at the Hampton- Preston Mansion, 1615 Blanding Street. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to mimim@sc.rr.com. Events must be received by 3 pm on Friday for the following Friday's paper.

-ANIMALS The Animal Protection League will hold a garage sale at 1727 Laurel Street (across from the Fire Station) July 19, 7 am- 3 pm. Donations accepted. 206-5779 or 351-3536. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE 08-CP-40-2074 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificateholders CWABS, Inc. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Garden wedding

Stopping to smell the flowers

When Walter and Sophie Sagrera's son, Christopher, and his fiancée, Alicia, chose the Sagrera garden as the setting for their wedding ceremony, the Sagreras launched a sixth month garden makeover. More...

Explorers dig in history

It was a hot, steamy July day in Columbia. Helena Ferguson led the Explorers through the Hampton- Preston House to her archaeological site on the grounds. More...