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Socks and character flaws

Burger- in- A- Hurry was a low class McDonalds, if that is possible. The owner of the two in Tuscaloosa was an ex con who mistrusted everyone. He expected everyone to be as morally corrupt as he was. More...

Thirty-something speaks

The quest for socks

I'll be glad when the youth sports season comes to a close later this month - not because coaching T- ball is a little like herding cats or watching nine- year- olds play soccer has gotten a little too serious or tennis lessons seem a little more More...

Government / Neighborhood

CCN has 101 neighborhood groups

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods, busily preparing for its annual banquet and awards ceremony, recorded a new accomplishment on Thursday, April 23, 2009, when the membership approved applications for three new neighborhood groups at its April More...

Columbia fire chief and Columbia police officer speak to Shandon Neighborhood Association

The Shandon Neighborhood Association met Monday, May 4, 2009. More...

Governor Joseph West Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, attend Legislative session

Photo courtesy of Gov. More...

Education

Oak Pointe students tour airport

The recently re- named Jim Hamilton & L.B. Owens Airport was the site of the airport educational tour attended by 115 students from Oak Pointe Elementary School on April 24. More...

Ridge View senior signs to play basketball for Louisiana Tech

Ridge View High School senior, Jarvis Davis, signed an NCAA Scholarship National Letter of Intent to play basketball next year for the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs of the Western Athletic Conference. More...

BMS eighth grader ranked in top five of SC students

Blythewood Middle School eighth grader Brittany Lopetrone ranked in the top five of South Carolina students on the National French Exam. The National French Exam is administered each March to French students throughout the United States. More...

Events

Moonlight and Magnolias at Workshop Theatre

There is no business like show business - and nothing proves it quite like Moonlight and Magnolias, opening at Workshop Theatre on May 15. More...

Columbia Children's Theatre presents Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day

Columbia Children's Theatre will offer a sneak preview of its new space, upstairs above the food court at Mid Town at Forest Acres (formerly Richland Fashion Mall) with its new production of the musical adaptation of Judith Viorst's children's More...

It's happening right here in your community

-ART 11th Annual Sculpture in the South Show and Sale will be May 16- 17 at Azalea Park in Summerville. www.sculptureinthesouth. More...

Public Notices

PUBLIC HEARING

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA The City Council of the City of Columbia, South Carolina will conduct a public hearing on June 17, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that SANAA Co., LLC dba Orange Party Shop, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale OFF premises consumption of Beer, and Wine only, at 2480 Millwood Ave., Col More...

NOTICE TO ESTABLISH A BRANCH OFFICE

This is to inform the public that under 12 C.F.R. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

A view from the porch

Stopping to smell the flowers

Isabelle Graham has enjoyed gardening throughout her life. More...

Rhythm and Blooms returns Pamela, some

Every Thursday evening in May, pack up your lawn chairs and head over to Riverbanks Botanical Garden for Rhythm and Blooms, an after- hours kind of filler social event. More...

Moms move mountains

Wendy Bryan will be giving her mother Mary Bryan a special gift this Mother's Day, a master's degree in social work from the University of South Carolina. More...

Sculpture in the South

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News

Providence Hospitals Announces 2009 Society of St. Luke Physicians

Providence Hospitals inducted two physicians into the Society of St. Luke, a program that celebrates and honors selected members of the Providence medical staff. Established in 2003, The Society of St. More...

Columbia majolica collector hosts Italian producer

On April 28, majolica collector and a close friend of Ubaldo Grazia's, Gail Jeter, hosted a collection of Grazia's majolica pieces in her home in downtown Columbia. More...

Conductor gives final performance

April 30, 2009, was Charles Wadsworth's final appearance as conductor of world- class chamber music groups, which have appeared in Columbia for nearly a decade. More...

Business

Briefs

Building auction The building that housed Lourie's for almost 50 years, 1601 Main Street, will be auctioned on Thursday, May 14. Minimum bid for the 44,000 square feet is $799,000. The auction is managed by McGee Real Estate of West Columbia. More...

Reifsnider's team scores $12.5 milllion from DOE

The largest research grant in USC's history, $12.5 million, was won by a team of mechanical and chemical engineers led by Dr. More...

SBA recognizes ambitious Upstate students

On Wednesday, April 29 in the convention center on Lincoln Street, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the South Carolina Coalition for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and the U.S. More...

Society

Forest Acres' Quinine Hill Park reopens

On Saturday May 2, 2009, Forest Acres residents joined Representative Joan Brady, Forest Acres City Council, and the Trenholm Artist Guild at the newly refurbished Quinine Hill Park for a grand reopening and a day of Art in the Park. More...

Sports

Lady Highlanders run away with second straight title

The Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders amassed 110 points to collect their second straight SCISA track and field title Saturday, May 2 at Heathwood Hall. Hammond came in second with 92 points followed closely by Augusta Christian with 91. More...

Johnson breaks record

On Saturday, April 18, Spring Valley junior Matt Johnson broke a Spring Valley boys track record in a track meet in Powder Springs Georgia. Johnson ran the 800m in 1:55.5 breaking the previous record set in 1973 by Halston Taylor of 1:55.74. More...

2009 SCISA Region 1 AAA All Region Teams

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Travel

A Middle East Expedition Part 7: Luxor

We left Cairo at 7:45 am. During the one- hour flight to Luxor the Nile River was on our right and the desert and the Red Sea were on our left. Luxor is the world's greatest open- air museum. More...

A trip to Goodwyn Cemetery excites the spirits

University of South Carolina students, led by Dr. Robert Weyeneth, director of the public history program, and Dr. More...

Two Hours From Home

Hometown charm at the beach

A picturesque town with breathtaking ocean views, the city of North Myrtle Beach has kept its unique charm, hometown sensibility and family appeal throughout several decades. More...

Part 4: Searching for Treasure

We all remember Hernando DeSoto's famous exploration of the American South from our high school history days. The relentless Spaniard and his 600 conquistadors traveled 3500 miles from 1539 to 1543 in a fruitless search for gold and riches. More...