September 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Did our parents worry this much?

Every day it seems I come home to some new crisis. One day my oldest daughter is not doing her chores. The next day my youngest daughter has had a rough outing on a pop quiz. More...

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

California, addicted to addiction

David Duchovny, former X Files star and current actor in the TV show Californication, is in trouble at home. His wife, actress Teo Leoni, is thinking about leaving him because of his philandering ways. More...

Bob Ford's Call the Cops!

Life at the Poison Control Center

Little Lindy's going to be three- years- old tomorrow, and a crowd of her little friends will get together to celebrate. Right now, Lindy's crawling around the kitchen floor while her mom, SueLynn, happily mixes cake batter. More...

Education

Community businesses get involved in education

Employees from State Farm Insurance and the TRANE Company provided school supplies to help Killian students and teachers get off to a great start. More...

Grandparents Brag Box

Iris DeMates took her daughter Christina Miller and six- year- old granddaughter Grayson Miller to New York recently for several days. Grayson is the daughter of Christina and Paul Miller. Her paternal grandparents are Dr. Don Miller and Mrs. More...

RCPL seeks youth art, writing

Richland County Public Library offers opportunity for young artists and writers to express their creativity. More...

Sports

Bearcats sweep Blue Devils

Brookland- Cayce got a rare break from what has been a tough schedule that has them at 3- 6 (2- 1 in Region V- AAA) with a victory against Dreher Tuesday, September 23. More...

Cards and 'Hawks in five set battle

The Cardinal Newman volleyball team travelled to Hammond Tuesday, September 23 and came away with a hard- fought and important 3- 2 victory over the Lady Skyhawks in SCISA Region I- AAA. More...

Bearcats take third at tourney

GIRLS GOLF

The Brookland- Cayce Lady Bearcats' golf team played host to 12 teams from around the Midlands and beyond at Charwood Country Club on Saturday September 20. Teams played 18 holes on the Red and the White courses in beautiful weather. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Locally grown produce in Northeast Columbia

Fresh, locally grown produce is available at Clemson University's Sandhill Research and Education Center in Northeast Columbia. In its second season, the Sandhill Farmers Market is open every Tuesday through Nov. 25. More...

Celebrate National Honey Month with nature's natural sweetener

September is National Honey Month and this year, Mike Hood, Clemson Extension bee specialist, urges consumers to explore the many diverse uses of honey. Honey has many nutritional benefits, according to Hood. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Principled gardening

When Susan Huntley moved from a condo in downtown Phoenix, Arizona to an acre of land in suburban Columbia, she utilized a set of principles to guide the long- term plan for her landscape. More...

Mud, sweat, and cheers

On September 20 the Greater Columbia Marine Foundation hosted the 15th annual Marine Corps Ultimate Challenge Mud Run at McCrady Training Center. More...

News

Picture this!

Talk about chutzpah! Would you go up to Michelangelo and offer to paint his portrait? Or suggest to Mozart that you might compose a little sonata for him? One of us met with Constantine "Gus" Manos last week and took his picture. More...

A race for Humanity

Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, joined by Westminster Presbyterian Church and North Trenholm Baptist Church in Columbia are all building Habitat for Humanity houses in their parking lots, right across the street from each other on Trenholm Road. More...

Sister's journey continues

Vivian Clark- Armstead is a shining light into the darkness of shame and stigma surrounding those, especially in the African- American community, infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. In September 1996, Ms. More...

Business

Green is good for business

Business leaders increasingly are asked to respond to growing concerns about air pollution, climate change and energy efficiency. The key to success may depend on how the challenges are approached.

Editor's Note: The City of Columbia's Dept. of Public Works and the G reater Columbia Chamber of Commerce contributed to this report. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon Fritz Former U.S. Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings was present Friday, Sept. 19, as the new special collections wing at USC's Thomas Cooper Library was named for him. More...

SWU cuts ribbon at new Columbia location

Southern Wesleyan University celebrated its move to the northeast area of Columbia with a dedication, ribbon-cutting and open house on Sept. 21. More...

Society

Miss Brown and Mr. Huiett plan to marry January, 2009

Dr. and Mrs. R. Edward Brown of Athens, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter Nancy Hansford Brown to James Frederick Huiett III. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. More...

Explorers map coral world

A recent expedition by members of the Explorers Club will change the way coral reefs will be mapped throughout the world. It was serendipitous that the explorers were in the Bahamas where Christopher Columbus first discovered the Americas. More...

Shandon UMC third graders receive Bibles

Shandon United Methodist Church presented Bibles to third graders on Sunday, September 21, during the 11 am service. The presentation was made by Director of Children's Ministries, Rebecca Griffeth. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ART Deadline to apply for a 2008- 2009 Fellowship Award from the S.C. Arts Commission is October 1. Artists may apply for an award in visual arts, craft, dance performance and dance choreography. More...

Travel

Oxford, a grand Ole Miss

A short hop, skip, and jump from Tupelo is Oxford, Mississippi. The difference between the two towns is akin to the difference between Elvis Presley and William Faulkner. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF COLUMBIA BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS The City of Columbia Board of Zoning Appeals shall conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. More...