May 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

SUMC celebrates centennial

Shandon United Methodist Church began in 1909

For the past 100 years, Shandon United Methodist church has been rooted in its local ministry to the Shandon community in central Columbia while growing in its impact on the state and the world. More...

On Second Thought

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It's not a criticism; It's an observation

Sensible censorship

Our new president is a White Sox fan. That's a little unusual. Almost the entire region supports the Cubs. I've been to Chicago and Wrigley Field. I can vouch for the Cubbies' popularity. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Politically correct flu

Political correctness is a sickness spreading through every aspect of life quicker than the swine flu, but now even the swine flu has become a victim of this political correctness run amuck. More...

Business

Moore School honors six

The annual Business Leadership Dinner put on by USC's Moore School of Business was held last Friday, April 24, inside The Zone above the end zone seats at Williams- Brice Stadium. More...

Briefs

Rocky top South Carolina is one of the nation's top ten states as consumers of mountaintop removal coal. S.C. More...

Travis Butler, real estate developer

Star Profile

Atlanta's first baby, back when Atlanta was known as Terminus (as in railroad terminating point), was Julia Carlisle Withers, born August 17, 1842. More...

Society

Nancy Hook Boozer

Funeral Services for Nancy Hook Boozer, 65, were held at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 3005 Devine Street, on Tuesday, April 28 at 3 pm with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. More...

Joannie Robinson Van de Grift

A memorial service for Mrs. Joannie Robinson Van De Grift was held 11 o'clock Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel with Rev. Sefton Strickland, brother- in- law of Mrs. Van De Grift, officiating. More...

Harriet Gardin Fields

Former Richland County Councilwoman Harriet Gardin Fields passed Thursday, April 23, 2009. Fields, 65, served on council from 1989- 1997 and was chair in 1994 and 1997. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition

Part 6: Christians, Jews, and Belly Dancers

Egypt was never an all- Muslim country. The ancient pharaohs believed in a panoply of gods who ruled events on earth. More...

Two Hours From Home

Conway, South Carolina

Driving Distance: 2 hour 28 minutes from Columbia

Meander: a windin g path or course, similar to the turns of a winding stream or river. Conway, S.C. is no stranger to meandering. More...

Part 3: Conservation, Preservation, Promotion

The COWASEE Basin Focus Area has been off to a good start since the Task Force's first meeting in September 2005. Within the Basin's 215,000 acres, 32% is currently in public ownership. 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...

Our own is 2009 National Mother of the Year

Betty Jean McGregor was recently selected the 2009 National Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc. More...

Heart 'n Soul plays for Pause for the Cause

For over two decades the Rotarians of District 7770 have been partnering with Gift of Life International to save children around the word. Each year children in need of life saving surgery are flown to S.C. More...

News

Maj. Gen James E. Livingston Award goes to two supporters of the NMOHC

Photo by John Temple Ligon FN Manufacturing and W. Thomas Smith Jr. received the Maj. Gen. James E. More...

Evening Music Club hosts piano recital

Photo by Jim Covington Sidney Palmer, John Williams, Dave and Lillian Quackenbush pose with Katherine Harris after her solo piano recital at the home of the Quackenbush's hosted by the Evening Music Club. More...

Clarification of History of First Baptist Church April 24, 2009, publication

Legend has it that Columbia's First Baptist Church narrowly missed being torched by Sherman's troops. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods met Thursday April 23. Gail Baker announced the Ribs 'N Renaissance festival being held at Eau Claire High School on May 30. More...

The Edisto Court Neighborhood Association

The Edisto Court Neighborhood Association met Monday April 27. Bessie Watson announced that Greenview Park will be the sight for Family Fun Day hosted by Columbia Parks and Recreation. More...

Education

Ladybug release at Chesterbrook Academy

Taylor Burch More...

Heathwood Hall competes at Festival Disney

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School traveled from Columbia to the Walt Disney World Resort on April 2- 4, for the fifth annual Festival Disney, competitHivigeh mlaunsdi ec r fsestival. More...

FMU presents academic awards

Francis Marion University presented academic awards to outstanding students during a ceremony recently in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus. Emily Anne Brandenburg of Columbia received the Dr. Jesse A. Coles Jr. Award. More...

Sports

SCISA 3A Baseball

Cardinals beat Highlanders

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals came into their contest at Heathwood Hall on Friday, April 24 knowing that a win would give them a second chance to make the SCISA baseball playoffs and that a loss would send them home once again. More...

Cardinals beat Falcons

Rush Tompkins went 3- for- 4 with three RBIs and pitched six strong innings as Cardinal Newman defeated Ben Lippen 12- 6 on Saturday, April 25 to advance to the SCISA state baseball playoffs. More...

SCISA 3A Playoff Update

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders played Florence Christian on Monday night and won the doubleheader 2- 0 and 6- 4. More...

Events

Kids, pigs, and a whole lot of fun

Whoo- ee- pig- sewie! Calling all BBQ lovers! It's the 22nd year and "We hear rumbling." Join Carolina Children's Home for its 22nd Annual BBQ Cook- Off Festival at the SC State Fairgrounds, Gate 11 May 15 and 16. More...

Town Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

The 90th anniversary season of Town Theatre concludes with a production of Guys and Dolls. More...

Columbia Arts Academy hosts benefit concert for Pets Inc.

Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm, students from the Columbia Arts Academy will perform a benefit concert for the local animal shelter Pets Inc. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Pilgrimage to plants

Stopping to smell the flowers

Parking their vehicles along Seminole, Choctaw, and Mohawk Streets in West Columbia, droves of plant pilgrims plodded on foot pulling roll carts and wagons and carrying totes and crates to the annual botanical garden spring plant sale at Riverbanks More...

S.C. Botanical Garden and Bob Campbell Geology Museum May classes and events

The following are events planned in May at the S.C. Botanical Garden and Bob Campbell Geology Museum. For additional event information visit: www.clemson.edu/scbg. Register in advance by calling 864-656-3405 or email scbg@clemson.edu. More...

Celebrate the Summer of Sunflowers

Please join Keep the Midlands Beautiful in celebrating its 20th anniversary by planting sunflowers in your yard or garden. More...