January 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Can't count on a reunion to revitalize

Last Saturday I went to my 20th high school reunion. Technically, it should have been my 21st high school reunion, because I graduated in '88, but I certainly didn't put forth any effort to plan the thing…so who am I to criticize? More...

The deadly game of Stare Down

It's late afternoon just off Times Square in New York. Tony has spent the afternoon exchanging Christmas presents and buying electronic toys at heavily markeddown prices. Now tired, he's ready to head for home. More...

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

Some dreams should not come true

I had a nightmare last night that jolted me awake in a cold sweat. I dreamed I was back in high school; a gigantic, unfamiliar one. According to experts, we address our fears in dreams; this one would confuse Freud. More...

Business

Briefs

Hard times Seven of the measures the S.C. House of Representatives is taking to reduce costs to address the 20% cut, so far, in total funding: (1) hiring freeze, More...

World Beer Festival comes to Columbia

On Saturday, January 24, the World Beer Festival opens for a day inside the convention center on Lincoln Street. The festival will take place in two sessions, 12- 4 pm and 6- 10 pm. More...

Folks about town

Tony Payne has joined the Lexington Medical Center Foundation staff as its Development Manager. John T. Lay has been selected to the faculty of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy held at Stanford University. More...

Society

John M. Woodward, M.D.

John Maybin Woodward, M.D., 54, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008, in Augusta, Georgia, after a long illness. He was a son of the late Edward Mobley Woodward Sr. and Honoria Kirkland Maybin Woodward. Dr. More...

Events

Columbia Cotillion Club holds ball December 27, 2008

The Columbia Cotillion Club, a gentlemen's dance club founded in 1890, held its Winter Ball Saturday evening, December 27, 2008, at the Columbia Marriott. Eleven daughters, six granddaughters and one great granddaughter of members were presented. More...

It's happening right here in your community

-ART The Palmetto Center for the Arts Dance Program will present Witness: An Evening with Vincent Thomas, an original modern dance performance on January 23, 8 pm, and Saturday January 24, 2 pm, in the Richland School District Two More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Shandon United Methodist Church continues Recharge Epworth Project

The Recharge Epworth Project came about when the Recharge Sunday School class at Shandon United Methodist Church thought about doing their Christmas project for Epworth Children's Home in the fall of 2007. More...

Greening of the gardener in the New Year

Stopping to smell the flowers

Local agencies and businesses are assisting gardeners with their resolutions to go green in the New Year. Keep the Midland Beautiful sponsors Grinding of the Greens from December 26- January 10. More...

News

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods holds annual meeting

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its annual banquet at the Print Building in Eau Claire December 18, 2008. More...

Business woman attends Mt. Vernon Ladies' Association reception in Washington, D.C.

Gina A. and Sam E. McCuen recently attended a reception in Washington, D.C. at the residence of His Excellency Pierre Vimont, the Ambassador of France to the United States. More...

Have a healthy New Year

Do you remember, as a child, having the freedom to call a "do-over" when your were playing games? What a great tool at our disposal when we were about to lose or got off to a bad start. More...

Education

St. Peter's students study The Star

The Computer Club at St. Peter's Catholic School began their study of journalism on December 2. Dr. Warner M. More...

Providence Hospital recognizes student artists

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals executive team recently recognized a group of student artists for their submissions in the hospital's annual Christmas card art contest. Cassidy Wilson, a fifth grader at St. More...

Year- end at Richland One

The last few weeks of school have been busy for Richland One students and staff, but they took some time to bring holiday cheer, win awards, learn new technology and do a whole lot more. More...

Sports

Sports Correction Tequila shots waste Falcons

From December 26, 2008 Edition

A.C. Flora's Allie Gaddis (l) was misidentified as Sharai Miller in the above picture. Gaddis was also referred to as Miller in the story. Gaddis scored six points against Dreher. We regret the error and apologize to Ms. Gaddis and Ms. More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 6: Newark and the Pump- A- Head Dumb Head

The Fantessy Four ( John, Janice, Linda, and I) pulled out of Lyons, brilliantly handled the next three locks - E27, E28A, and E28B - and docked at Newark, NY. It was 5:30 pm, and we were hungry. More...

Obama - African expectations limitless

As we eagerly wait for President- elect Obama's historic inaugural ascendency to the White House on January 20, 2009, the expectation barometer continues to rise. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE BY A Better Storage Place/ACME Storage of Wright Properties, Ltd.: In accordance with the provisions of South Carolina Self Storage Act. S.C. More...

NOTICE

NOTICE TO ALL CONSULTING ENGINEERING FIRMS The City of Columbia, South Carolina requests a statement of qualifications from all interested consulting firms experienced in providing engineering services necessary for the preparation of environment More...

CITY OF COLUMBIA

NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE AND PUBLIC HEARING ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO.: 2008-099 AMENDING CHAPTER 11, LICENSES, PERMITS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS REGULATIONS, ARTICLE 11, BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSES, SECTION 11-32 DEFINITIONS More...