April 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Don't dump on us

You told our Senators to quit dumping on South Carolina's future and they listened. Don't dump on us! More...

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Imagine no possessions

"Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can." John Lennon recorded these words in 1971. The song became one of the five most popular ever written. More...

Business

Students call for mercury testing

On Wednesday morning, April 8, in USC's Green Quad between Main Street and Sumter Street on the south side of Blossom Street, more than two dozen USC students protested the lack of mercury testing of people along the Great Pee Dee River through the More...

Briefs

Municipal power Los Angeles, Calif. is a municipal power city, as is Austin. Tex. Municipal power cities produce and/or purchase wholesale electric power and sell it to their citizens at a slight mark- up. More...

Emily Brady of Chernoff Newman

Star Profile

The recent success at the convention center, the gathering of several hundred out- of- town delegates and thousands of local visitors at the National Hydrogen Associations' annual convention, was promoted by Columbia- based public relations firm Ch More...

Education

Local students take top honors at S.C. Geographic Bee

At the 20th Annual South Carolina Geographic Bee on April 3, Luke Porter, an eighth- grade homeschooled student from Columbia, became the 2009 state champion after correctly answering the question "Florence Nightingale, who is recognized as the fou More...

Family Health Night at Killian Elementary

Killian Elementary held their third annual Family Health Night on March 26. The night started with health screenings provided by Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers. The James R. More...

Spring Valley High School news

Spring Valley High School student Harry Richman scored a 12 on the 2009 American Invitational Mathematics Exam and qualified to take the next level of a mathematics contest entitled USAMO (United States of America Mathematics Olympiad). More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ANIMALS Project Pet will host Bark To The Park April 18 at Finlay Park. www.barktothepark.com -ART University of South Carolina will host an exhibition of Southern folk- art materials and culture at the McKissick Museum through August 1. More...

Celebrate spring at open house benefiting wildlife

Carolina Wildlife Care in Columbia is preparing for its annual wildlife baby shower and open house that allows the public a extraordinary glimpse into what the wildlife care facility is all about. More...

Travel

Searching with blind eyes for the old Hopkins Train Depot

Preserving history and enriching lives in the Lower Richland Heritage Corridor is the declared mission of South East Rural Community Outreach (SERCO). More...

A Middle East Expedition

Part 4:The Pyramids of Giza

For over 3,000 years the ancient Egyptians stuffed their mummified royalty along with their slaves, pets, possessions, and any unlucky friends into secret tombs deep in pyramids with the assurance that all would make the trip to the next world. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE 08-CP-40-5956 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of AMERIS BANK against ROGERS CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING, INC., RICHARD J. More...

GPR finds forgotten remains

On a crisp April morning a group of about ten volunteers gathered near the entrance of Randolph Cemetery to meet S.C. State Archaeologist Jonathan Leader. More...

New American Tea Party Rally takes place on tax day on State House grounds

Libertarians host New American Tea Party Rally

The New American Tea Party was held on the South Carolina State House on April 15, 2009 from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. At a time when the Congress has passed a bill with a marginal tax rate of 90%, it is obvious that government has gone too far. More...

News

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands offers victims of sexual assault layers of counseling beginning immediately after the attack

During her four years as a clinical counselor at the Behavioral Health Center of the Midlands, Sherry Lewis began to recognize a trend among her patients. More...

Denim Day

In Italy in 1992, an 18- year- old girl was forcefully raped by her 45- year- old driving instructor. The assailant was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to jail. He appealed the sentence, and the case made its way to the Italian Supreme Court. More...

Love Has Everything to Do With It: Writings About Love and the Lack Thereof

"Shoe on the other foot" by Eugene Washington

Mr. Big bad man, I've got a question or two for you. Yeah, you. Would you punch yourself in the face 'til you were black and blue? Would you pour gas on yourself then set yourself ablaze? Talking to you! More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets

Roll call Columbia City Council met Wednesday April 15, at nine o'clock in City Hall. Council member Tameika Isaac Devine was absent, but all other members were present: Kirkman Finlay III, E.W. More...

Historic Heathwood Association meets

On April 14, John Sherrer and Gordon McLeod, representatives from Historic Columbia Foundation, spoke to the Historic Heathwood Association about a project the foundation is conducting that will take two years to bring together, but they hope will More...

Melrose Neighborhood Association meets

The Melrose Neighborhood Association held a short meeting on Monday April 13. Officer Bowman, an officer with the Columbia Police Department, was happy to report that there were no auto break- ins or burglaries so far this month. More...

Society

Trudy Brown DeStefano

Our loving wife, mother, and friend, Trudy Brown DeStefano, shed her earthly bonds to be with her Lord and Healer on April 7, 2009, passing peacefully at home with her family by her side. Trudy was born August 10, 1939, in Columbia to Mr. More...

Jane Corrington Brewer

Services for Jane Corrington Brewer, 87, were held at 11 am Thursday at First Baptist Church, Boyce Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The Reverend Richard A. Biega and Reverend Dennis Banks officiated. More...

Sports

Cardinals trap Silver Foxes

Seniors Thomas Winstead and Michael Beaudoin each scored a goal to lead Cardinal Newman by Dutch Fork 2- 1 in boys' soccer on Monday, April 13, 2009, at Cardinal Newman. More...

Heathwood gives Lady Devils the blues

Despite being outshot 16- 5, the Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders defeated the visiting Dreher Lady Blue Devils 1- 0 Tuesday, April 14. More...

Payne selected for National Team

Chris Payne, Columbia High standout and USC Gamecock, has been selected to play for USA Football's 2009 Junior National Team, which will compete in the sport's first junior world championship this summer. More...

Two Hours From Home

Cowpens, South Carolina

Driving Distance: 1 hour 46 minutes from Columbia

Cowpens is a historic little town with a big heart and a creative spirit, with pride in the past and the present, and always excited about plans for the future. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The shady lady of the April garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

With yellow sunburst blossoms strung along Kelly green cascading stems, Kerria japonica aka the Japanese yellow rose or Easter rose lights up the mid- spring garden. The shrub is a native of temperate Japan and China. More...

Northeast Farmers Market returns to Lake Carolina

The Northeast Farmers Market will return for its sixth year at the Lake Carolina Town Center on Thursday, May 7. More...

Riverbanks to hold annual plant sale

Riverbanks Botanical Garden's annual plant sale will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 am to noon at the Garden's Growing Center located at 1201 Seminole Drive in West Columbia. More...