March 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Washington or Wall Street...not good

My son is only six- years- old, so he's far too young to be pigeonholed into some predestined career path. More...

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

Money and politics weave a tangled mess

The Executive branch of the Federal government has done what SC governor Mark Sanford was hoping they'd do — send him a letter stating it's illegal to spend stimulus money on South Carolina's debt. More...

Bulldog can't let go

The first responder at a crime scene is usually in a hurry. As the deputy steps out of his patrol car the sergeant barks over the radio: "Get a move on it, 220, we're backed up on calls. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Firefighters storm City Hall

Roll call Columbia City Council convened Wednesday morning soon after 9. Council member Kirkman Finlay III was absent, and all other council members were present: Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

Rosewood Community Council discusses Bagnal property

The Rosewood Community Council held a short meeting on Thursday March 19. Rebecca Munnerlyn gave an update on the process with the Bagnal Property. The Bagnal Property is an eight acre piece of land in the Rosewood area. More...

West Columbia Mayor's Roundtable meets March 23

West Columbia Mayor Bobby E. Horton held his monthly Mayor's Roundtable in the New Brookland Room of West Columbia City Hall on Monday, March 23 at 6 pm. City Council members present included Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy G. More...

Society

Friendship and Flowers

Ikebana International Chapter 182 prepares for Anniversary Exhibition Tea

From the exotic Orient, it's Ikebana International. Here, it's called "Friendship and Flowers." Ikebana International Chapter 182 is celebrating its 35th anniversary of devotion to the ancient art of Ikebana flower arranging. More...

Miss Hinkle and Mr. Haynie exchange vows February 18, 2009

Kristin Leigh Hinkle of Atlanta wed Douglas Ellerbe Haynie of San Luis Obispo, California, February 18, 2009, in San Luis Obispo, California, in a private ceremony. More...

Birds accent arrangements

Shirley Smith was the speaker for the March meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club. Mrs. Smith gave an interesting program on flower arrangements with the accent on birds. More...

Events

Artista Vista Weekend at CMFA, April 23- 25

Columbia Music Festival Association (CMFA) will present Edge of the Vista, a weekend of art and music, April 23- 25, 914 Pulaski Street in Columbia's Vista. More...

Aargh ye mateys!

Town Theatre Youth will present Treasure Island, The Musical March 28, at 3 pm and 7:30 pm. More...

Columbia City Ballet presents Hootie and the Blowfish Ballet

Columbia City Ballet will present the world premiere of The Hootie & the Blowfish Ballet at the Koger Center. 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...

Beauty in the Backyard

Growing plants and entrepreneurs

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gardeners, mark your calendars! More...

People and trees, growing together through better education

Columbia Green and Historic Columbia Foundation present a tree workshop to be held Saturday, April 4, 2009, from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm at the Robert Mills House, 1616 Blanding Street. More...

Checks to avoid getting scammed when hiring contracted help

There are simple effective steps that a person can take to avoid being ripped off from an illegitimate contractor • Get estimates from several contractors. • Check credentials with Better Business Bureau. More...

Speak

Speak is a 2004 independent film based on the award- winning novel of the same name by Laurie Halse Anderson. Kristen Stewart, of Twilight, stars as Melinda Sordino, a high school freshman who becomes silent after being raped by an upperclassman. More...

Construction crew uncovers college foundation

Chicora College began as the Presbyterian Institute for Women in 1890 and was located in the Hampton- Preston Mansion. Thirty years later, the college's enrollment increased significantly and plans were made to move it to a larger site in Shandon. More...

News

Celebrate Car Care Month at Suddeth Automotive

Consumers are conscious of every penny these days, so spring and fall are the perfect times to show them just how much money they can save with proper vehicle maintenance. More...

Writer makes it to the quarterfinals

On Tuesday, March 17, 2009, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award entry Mill Girl by Mickey Burris of Eastover was selected to move forward in the contest to quarterfinalist. More...

Local photographer covers Federal Reserve chairman's interview on 60 minutes

When South Carolina Director of Photography Lee Dashiell received a phone call from CBS's 60 Minutes a week ago, he was told to pack up his crane and HD camera and head I- 95 North to the nation's capitol. More...

Business

Briefs

Awards and decorations The University of South Carolina/City of Columbia Fuel Cell Collaborative, which is readily recognized by the initials everyone knows, USCCFCC, received the 2009 Innovator Award from the Southern Growth Policies Board. More...

Adventuresome times: The Carolina Grant

Editor's note: John Temple Ligon delivered two lectures at Forest Lake Club in the past month to the Jamestowne Society and to the Colonial Dames, both covering the beginnings of South Carolina and its capital city. More...

Rick Todd of the S.C. Trucking Association

Star Profile

Founded in Greenville in 1932, the South Carolina Motor Carriers Association was incorporated in 1933, when it changed its name to the Motor Transportation Association of S.C., Inc. Since then, the S. C. Trucking Association. More...

Education

Richland One students win Sertoma Club essay contest

Five Richland School District One middle school students have been awarded U.S. savings bonds by the Richland Sertoma Club of Columbia for writing essays on What Freedom Means to Me. More...

Killian student wins Waffle House drawing contest

Deshawn Woodall, a student in Mary Waters' Kindergarten class at Killian Elementary School, was winner in a drawing contest sponsored by Waffle House. As a winner of the contest Deshawn and his classmates each received a Waffle House T- shirt. More...

Heyward Career and Technology Center to celebrate 35- year anniversary

Richland One's Heyward Career and Technology Center is 35 years old, and everyone is invited to attend its blowout birthday celebration on Saturday, March 28, from 10 am to 3 pm at 3560 Lynhaven Drive. More...

Sports

East Columbia Basketball has record- setting year

The East Columbia Youth Basketball League won four state championships this season. The league is played out of Caughman Road Park located in the Lower Richland Community. More...

Devils blank Bearcats

On Friday March 20, the Dreher Blue Devils beat the Brookland- Cayce Bearcats 1- 0. Chandler Knox threw a complete game for Dreher, throwing five strikeouts and giving up only four hits. More...

Blazer signs with 'Cocks

Contributed by Ridge View High School Ridge View High School's Sierra Henderson, 4A Girls State 800 Meter Champion, signs with the University of South Carolina Track Team. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition

Part 1 - The Adventure Continues

My wife Linda and I joined an Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) expedition to the Middle East for three weeks in March 2009. We began in Egypt, took a quick trip into Saudi Arabia, and finished in Jordan. More...

Two Hours From Home

Chester, South Carolina

Driving Distance: 1 Hours 7 minutes from Columbia

Chester, S.C., is known around the state as "The City on the Hill" for the hill in the center of town. It offers a wide variety of interesting historical, recreational, and tourism opportunities. More...