September 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Where is the outrage?

Letters to the editor

Councilman Kirkman Finley tells us that "statewide, S.C. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Utopia does not contain plastic golf clubs

When my dad was alive he had very fond memories of me as a child. He didn't remember me climbing to the top of dressers and china cabinets pretending to be one of the monkeys I used to watch on Wild Kingdom. More...

The cop who couldn't cut it

The little guy near the front row is a dead ringer for Barney Fife, the deputy who worked for television's Sheriff Andy Taylor in the Town of Mayberry. This guy's police uniform is loaded with patches and pins. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets September 3, 2008

Roll call City council convened about 9 am, Wednesday, Sept. 3, on the third floor of City Hall. All council members were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

West Columbia City Council meets September 2, 2008

Call to order Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the meeting of the West Columbia City Council to order on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 6:02 pm. Council members present were Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy G. Parler, Eric L. More...

City to memorialize 9/11 victims

The City of Columbia will host the third annual Freedom Walk and Ceremony September 11,2008. City leaders are inviting the public to come and honor the memory of those who fell victim to the tragic events that occurred September 11, 2001. More...

Education

Jordan Anderson, Forest Acres teen, "Takes Two"

First back- to- back Legends Car Pro division winner

In one of the greatest comebacks in the 15- year history of the Summer Shootout Series at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Jordan Anderson of Forest Acres, S.C., won a repeat championship in the Quaker Steak and Lube Legends Car Pro Division. More...

Richland One Adult Ed student wins national award

At the of age 64, Richland One Adult Education student Sophia House is a soft- spoken, sacrificial mother of six who has faced and overcome many obstacles: a stroke which damaged the left side of her brain; dropping out of middle school at the age More...

University of Phoenix donates book bags to Killian Elementary School

Now that school is starting again, University of Phoenix - Columbia employees wanted to do something special for teachers who were just entering the education field in the community. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ART The Columbia Museum of Art is hosting "Children of Hope," an exhibit that displays artwork created by children with cancer and blood disorders. Exhibit runs through October 2. www.columbiamuseum. More...

Travel

Pineville, A Historic Refuge

Part 74: The Legacy of Francis Beidler

After B.F. Ferguson died in 1905, Francis Beidler I bought his partner's interest in Santee River Cypress Lumber Company. When he began to go blind, Beidler turned over operations to M.B. More...

Circumcision as a cultural value

The saying that one man's meat is another man's poison is an apt expression of the dictates of traditional demands in some African societies. More...

South Carolina — the place to invest — Dr.Harris Pastides

William Hubbard USC Board of Trustees More...

News

St. John's 150th Birthday

Part 2:The First Hundred Years

In 1858, plantation life was a fixture across the rolling farmlands of Lower Richland county. Crops of rice, indigo, and cotton provided comfortable lifestyles for the owners; their slaves did the planting and harvesting. More...

Yvette Freeman of the NBC Hit Series ER to Speak at "Women at Heart" Forum and Exhibition

Palmetto Health and Blue- Cross BlueShield of South Carolina are sponsoring "Women at Heart," a free health forum and exhibition to help women learn to take better care of their hearts, on Sept. More...

Expert speaks about Parkinson's

Dr. Abraham Lieberman fought off polio in childhood, which left him with a permanent limp and a dedication to a career of treating the victims of Parkinson's. More...

Business

Briefs

Pantygate Sugar & Spice, a fantasy gift and lingerie shop at 1000 West Meeting Street, West Columbia, S.C., received a check on April 20, 2004, for $100 from Mayor Coble's Leadership PAC, Citizens for a Balanced Community. More...

S.C. the place to invest - Dr. Harris Pastides

Inside Seawell's on Rosewood Drive, Wednesday, September 3, at 7:30 am, Dr. Harris Pastides took his seat next to his wife Patricia at the head table before 450 members of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. More...

The Alliance for Women brings Make Mine a Million $ Business™ to S.C.

S.C. women business owners have an opportunity to participate in the state's first Make Mine a Million $ Business™ event for women entrepreneurs and compete to turn their million- dollar business dreams into reality. More...

Society

Richland Ruritan Club meeting includes the short and tall of it

Lisa Dixon, Lower Richland Ruritan President thanks Tom Savage for his presentation on Columbia's first commercial airfield in 1923 and the founder, Paul Redfern. Redfern's airfield was on a cow pasture on the same site as Dreher High School. More...

William Robert Banks Sr.

Funeral service for William Robert Banks, Sr., 64, were held Thursday at 2 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, Shandon, 2827 Wheat Street, Columbia, S.C. 29205. More...

SC Archives and History Foundation reaches all through education

The SC Archives and History Foundation (SCAHF) Executive Committee member, Kathryn D. Durham of Columbia, is aware of the importance in promoting the preservation of the documentary and cultural heritage of the Palmetto State. More...

Sports

Cavaliers' huge third quarter sinks Vikings

The Richland Northeast Cavaliers scored 27 points in the third quarter and just about every way possible en route to a 43- 0 victory against their rival, the Spring Valley Vikings, at Harry Parone Stadium Friday, August 29. More...

High School Football this week

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Capitals survive turnovers, flatten Falcons

Columbia High survived five fumbles and only scoring one offensive touchdown to defeat A.C. Flora 22- 3 at Memorial Stadium on August 29. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE In compliance with the Public Inspection Requirement for a Private Charitable Foundation, and as required for the filing of I.R.S. Form 990-PF, The Dade Foundation of whom, Malcolm G. Dade, Jr. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Mosquitoes are at it again

Thus far, in 2008, there have been eight lab confirmations of West Nile virus and two of eastern equine encephalitis virus in the state, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported September 2, 2008. More...

Turning corners in Columbia

Our thanks go to the businesses, garden clubs, and residents who make turning corners in Columbia a beautiful experience. More...