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Chari Davis has been called the crazy bird lady, a nickname she says doesn’t offend her at all. Eight years ago Chari didn’t own one bird. More...

On Second Thought

Where are the jobs?

As new dismal unemployment numbers were released, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC–02), a member of the Education and Labor Committee, continued to ask the Administration and Speaker Pelosi to consider job creation policies: More...

Small businesses pay more than their share

To: The Honorable Kenny Bingham, Chairman Employment Security Commission Ad Hoc Study Committee From: Frank Knapp, president and CEO of Small Business Chamber of Commerce The current unemployment insurance tax structure is not only unfair to our More...

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Education

Killian champions second year in a row

The Boys and Girls Club, Killian Patriots were winners in the Midlands Championship against all the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands. More...

Engineering students receive top scores in Clemson fall project

Clemson University Freshman Drew Stokes (Ben Lippen HS Graduate 2009) and Kyle Turner (Lexington HS Graduate 2009), both of Lexington, who are majoring in Engineering, teamed up to earn one of the top scores in the Department of Engineer- ing’ More...

Peace poster winners at Blythewood Middle School

Blythewood Middle School students recently participated in the annual Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the local Lion’s Club. More...

Sports

Whalens and Littlejohn lead Hall

The memories of the 2009 Heathwood Hall Episcopal School’s football season are synonymous with the name “Whalen.” Ditto with the basketball season, it seems. More...

Devils defensive chemistry is key

For the past few seasons, the Dreher boys basketball team had an insurance policy: Aaron Johnson. The shot–blocking machine routinely saved the Blue Devils from defensive breakdowns or unsuccessful gambles. More...

Cavaliers are young but scrappy

The postseason has become almost a birthright for the Richland Northeast boys’ basketball team. In 13 of the past 15 seasons, the Cavaliers qualified for the Class 4A tournament. More...

Events

Annual Vet’s Christmas Charity ride Sunday

The 9th Annual Vet’s Christmas Charity Ride will be held Sunday, December 13, 2009. The ride starts at Carolina Honda Powerhouse Store, 901 Buckner Road, Columbia. The ride departs at 2 pm rain or shine. More...

“Meet me at Crafty Feast” this weekend

Meet me at Crafty Feast will be held Saturday, December 12. Tired of shopping for gifts at chain stores? Something different is happening December 12 at the historic Tapp’s building in downtown Columbia. More...

Events

-ART Columbia Museum of Art will present The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States October 23–January 17 at 1515 Main Street. 799-2810. More...

Two Hours From Home

Goodwill Plantation, A Living History

Part 7: Historic Goodwill Plantation is born

Life in the South will never be the same as it was in 1850. But there is still a place where the Old South comes alive with all of its history and beauty, Goodwill Plantation. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Christmas Plant

Stopping smell flowers

The lovely hol iday poinset t ia has come a long way f rom a rangy wi ld state in i ts nat ive Mexico where it can achieve a height of 6’–8’. More...

Star Chefs

Cranberry Hootycreeks in a Jar More...

The last Market Party

The last Saturday morning of November dawned as any other beautiful fall day with a blue sky and just enough crispness in the air to put pep in the step. More...

Seniors’ pets need food, too

Numerous health studies show that elderly people who own animals live longer, happier, and more productive lives. More...

92–year–old returns to work

M. Maddock Mary and Archie Harrell celebrated 61 years of marriage this past summer, and on December 5, Archie turned 92. The couple started A.A. More...

News

Entrepreneurs find new ways to save their businesses

Between bailouts and bonuses and healthcare confrontations along with White House party crashers, the American working public has had quite a year. More...

Some have nothing left to lose

Dr. Dorothy Fowles Kendall is the product of 14 generations of South Carolina aristocracy, daughter of a Columbia lawyer, graduate of Dreher High School and the USC School of Medicine, and wife of a renowned psychiatrist /pilot. More...

Business

The biggest loser – the City of Columbia

Greenville–based Windsor/ Aughtry, developers of the downtown Columbia Hilton hotel, responded to the City of Columbia’s request for proposals (RFP) in April 2004. More...

Briefs

Not enough According to state officials quoted in The State newspaper, S.C.’s prepaid college tuition program is $64 million short of the money necessary to pay its current contracts. About 6,100 S.C. More...

Rick Cohn of Cohn Construction Services

Star Profile

Upstairs inside the former Hinson’s Feed & Seed building, where Shearing’s more recently sold rugs on the ground floor, is the headquarters of Cohn Construction Services. More...

Society

Miss Sample and Mr. Walters exchange wedding vows December 5, 2009

Paige Hamlin Sample of Columbia, South Carolina, and Joshua Thomas Walters of Valparaiso, Indiana, were married December 5, 2009 at Jamestown United Methodist Church in Jamestown, North Carolina. More...

New associate pastor shows youth group the real world

David Jones II wants the children at Shandon Presbyterian Church to see what it’s like living in poverty. More...

St. Andrews Rotary hosts executive director and a “tunnel rat”

Elizabeth Taylor, executive director of the Irmo–Chapin Recreational Commission, briefed the membership about progress made since the commission first started. More...

Travel

An Interlude in France

Part 3: Les Véhicules de Paris

Paris is full of wonderful sights: historical buildings, fumbling tourists, curious signs, and strange vehicles. Here are a few of the more interesting modes of transportation we saw while in Paris. (Next week: Famous Monuments) More...

Pets

Please save us

These beautiful kittens are a sample of several litters available for adoption through Sunset Felines. More...

Adoption=happy humans with loving pets

Nestled in a cozy wooded area between Leaphart Road and Highway 1 in West Columbia is Pets Inc., a no–kill animal shelter. Pets Inc. was founded in January 1992 by Patricia McQueen and Jane Brundage. More...

Give a Wild Gift

The holiday shopping season is upon us and Riverbanks Zoo, and Garden has the perfect present for everyone on your list. 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, 56-5-5635 and/or 29-15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody o More...