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

Is the world really different?

Mr. Carver was the first really old man I knew who wasn't a relative. He lived across the street from our house in Lynnwood; an east section of a Tuscaloosa neighborhood famous for the Lynnwood Villains. Mr. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Dare to dream

At dinner the other night, my oldest daughter described a dream she had. "Daddy, you were driving us to school and it was a normal morning like any other morning. I stepped out of the car. You drove off. More...

Business

Butterflies boost visitor count

There's a new butterflies exhibit at EdVenture Children's Museum. Actually, there are about 500 new butterflies every two to three weeks because most adult butterflies live two to three weeks. Butterflies don't grow. More...

Gregg Gaskins of Express Oil Change

After 17 years in Birmingham with Nidek Medical Products, mostly in their respiratory products division, Gregg Gaskins was recently holding the title of vice president and chief operating officer. More...

Briefs

New power bills Officially predicted to go up 2.44% in May, the cost of residential electric power from SCE&G/SCANA should be reflected in next month's bills. Expect an increase of $2.80 for every 1,000 kilowatt hours. More...

Society

Margaret Ellen Chandler James

Margaret Ellen Chandler James, 89, died peacefully at Providence Hospital on Saturday, May 16, 2009. Visitation will be at Dunbar Funeral Home Devine Street Chapel on Thursday, May 21 from 6:30- 8:30 pm. More...

Miss Dail and Mr.Agee exchange vows May 16, 2009

Kathryn Fae Dail and Stephen Kyle Agee were married May 16, 2009, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 6 pm. The Rev. Dr. Tony Allen Metze performed the double ring ceremony. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club holds May meeting

One of the annual highlights of the Petal Pushers Garden Club is the May luncheon at the Capital City Club. More...

Events

Guys and Dolls... 1959, 1985, 2000, and 2009

Some Columbia actors have been singing "Luck Be a Lady" for more years than lead characters Nathan and Adelaide have been engaged. More...

Love has everything to do with it: Writings about Love and the Lack Thereof

Love Has Everything Do With Writings About Love and the Lack Thereof is not full of flowering fluff about foolishness, but strong straight- to- the- gut truth. More...

It's happening right here in your community

-ART Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will hold its meeting June 13, 10 am, at Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia, SC. 781-2340. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Welcome carefree Calibrachoa

smell flowers

Homeowners seek carefree, dependable, colorful, long- lasting flowering annuals to staff specific areas of the garden. More...

Medal of Honor Convention appeals to Rotary

Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not endure. More...

Rotary rocks

Robert and Kathy Lentz enjoy Pause for the Cause put on by the Five Points Rotary Club with music by Heart 'n Soul. More...

News

Rotary rocks with Heart n' Soul

Carl Ellsworth sings with Heart 'n Soul More...

Local author to have book signing for second novel

Four members of a family struggling with fear came alive in the mind of Janna McMahan as she jogged her 15 miles each week developing a story line before she tapped out words on her keyboard. More...

Eastminster Presbyterian Church Troop 10 presents two Eagle Scout awards

Robert Bruce Borucki Jr. Robert Bruce Borucki Jr. (Rob) is the son of Bob and Caroline Borucki, the older brother of Davis and Evelyn Ann, the grandson of Caroline Bristow Marchant and the late T. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council dumps comprehensive plan again

Roll call Chair Paul Livingston, Vice Chair Damon Jeter, Joyce Dickerson, Val Hutchinson, Norman Jackson, Gwendolyn Kennedy, Bill Malinowski, Jim Manning, Greg Pearce, Kit Smith, and Kelvin Washington were present at the Richland County Council me More...

West Columbia City Council holds special meeting May 18

Call to order Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the special meeting of the West Columbia City Council to order at 6:01 pm on Monday, May 18, 2009. All members of council, except Councilwoman Cathy Shannon, were present: Mayor Bobby E. More...

Richland County has vacancy on appeals board

Richland County seeks a qualified candidate to serve on the Business Service Center Appeals Board. Qualified candidates will be business people living and doing business in Richland County. More...

Education

Home school students graduate with honors

Ten local home schooled students became official Class of 2009 graduates at commencement exercises on May 16. The ceremony, held at St. More...

Boogie on down — RNE holds Golden Years Gala

Photo by Emily Langdon Richland Northeast High School held its 12th annual Golden Years Gala on April 30. Almost 90 senior citizens from assisted- living homes, churches, and the community attended. More...

Two Richland One schools earn Red Carpets for excellent customer service

Richland One schools Logan Elementary School and Richland One Middle College have earned SC Department of Education Red Carpet awards for great customer service. More...

Sports

Eagles beat Bearcats to advance

The Brookland- Cayce Bearcats beat the Airport Eagles twice earlier in the year, but they couldn't do it a third time as the Eagles shut- out the Bearcats 2- 0 in a class 3A soccer quarter final playoff match- up at The Cage. More...

Bearcats take Lower State Championship

Prior to Friday night's Lower State final, May 15, Brookland- Cayce honored coach Richard Lundy for reaching 500 career wins earlier this month. More...

All- State Soccer Teams

SCHSSCA Boys Class 4A All- State Team Goalkeeper Justin Braddock, SR, Ridge View Defenders Robbie Benson, SR, Northwestern Porter Massey, SR, More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition Part 9: Valleys of Kings and Queens

Our last day in Luxor was spent on the west side of the Nile River usually called the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, but this is a misnomer. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that Cynthia Allen, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale OFF premises consumption of Liquor only, at 2480-B Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC, 29205. More...

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...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on For More...