June 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Father’s day celebrates 100 years, Sunday

With June comes the onslaught of summer heat as well as plans for vacations and days by pools, lakes, and the beach. And plans always include a summer celebration for Father’s Day. More...

On Second Thought

Your Voice, Your Paper

open letter to Columbia City Council, Mayor Coble, and Mayor elect Benjamin

The pending Midlands Housing Alliance (MHA) request for taxpayer funding will be just the tip of the iceberg. The City already annually spends on homeless services more than its total deficit, yet MHA fails to listen to reason. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

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

My father’s ghost

My father passed away just before Thanksgiving in 2003. At Christmas that year I visited my mother, who was living with my sister. My parents’ place had been emptied and put up for sale. A deal was forthcoming. More...

Government / Neighborhood

richland County Council honors female veteran

At the Richland County Council meeting on June 15, Julianne “Judy” Scott was honored with a resolution recognizing her and other female veterans. More...

Leaks from the legislature

governor vetoes budget

State legislators returned to the General Assembly this week to take up another round of vetoes issued by Gov. Mark Sanford in relation to the state budget. More...

Legislature budgets money S.C. doesn’t have

The S.C. House’s chief budget writer, Rep. Dan Cooper, is definitely not a man with a plan. More...

Education

Students of the Month at Busbee Creative arts academy

Each month, the faculty from Busbee Creative Arts Academy, in Cayce, selects three outstanding students from each grade level to win the honor of Student of the Month. More...

Blythewood Middle School student has artwork published

Blythewood Middle School seventh grader, Maggie Hair, had artwork selected for publication in the 2010 edition of the Richland County Public Library’s Kids in Print , a collection of stories, poems, and artwork submitted by students ages 6&nda More...

Lake Carolina elementary first in SC to get National School of Character award

Richland School District Two’s Lake Carolina Elementary—cited earlier this year as one of the state’s 2010 Schools of Character—has now become the first South Carolina school to earn a National School of Character award. More...

Sports

The Great Outdoors

One cold, dark, grey November day in 1984. I decided it was a lovely time for fishing. After all, fish hardly bite on blue bird days, and I had a fairly new ’84 Yamaha calling my name and a mutt named Tiffy was always ready for an adventure. More...

readers share fish photos

During a recent vacation at his family’s Edisto Island residence, nine–year–old Bryce Phillips landed what he believed to be a 7.5 pound spadefish. Bryce and his dad, Dr. More...

The Black Pearl

Columbia native and commercial realtor Captain George S. Meetze is a saltwater fishing enthusiast. As with most saltwater fishermen, George has had several boats over the years. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Seeing Stars

Stopping to smell the flowers

Most gardeners are familiar with Sedum ‘Autumn Joy,’ the 2’ tall autumn blooming perennial attracting butterflies in profusion. Individual florets are star–shaped but clustered in convex cymes. More...

Star Chefs

Southern Style Ribs Contributed by Pam Edwards More...

The Great Outdoors

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Water main break leads to sink hole

Motorists who travel on Cherry Street toward King Street had anything but a normal commute on Monday morning, June 14. A water main break caused a sink hole at the corner of Cherry and King Street. More...

Winners return to eighth Southeastern Piano Festival

Ivan Moshchuk, a student at Peabody Conservatory of Music at John Hopkins University, and Matthew Griswold, son of Don and Nancy Griswold and a student at Oberlin Conservatory, performed at the Alumni Celebration of the 2010 Southeastern Piano Festi More...

News

Quirky Crimes in the CAPITAL CITY

West Columbia More...

Hat Day in the Sun could save your l ife

We’ve all at one time or another stayed too long at the beach, lake, or pool and gotten too much sun then suffered through an agonizing sunburn for the next three or four days. More...

Thanks, Sam Floyd

Kingstree attorney Samuel L. Floyd recently won the primary election for Williamsburg County Council District No. 6. Having no Republican opposition, Floyd feels good about his chances going forward. More...

Business

Developer wins national housing award

Elizabeth Whitener, head of Columbia–based Creative Management Inc., went to the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington to receive her national award, the only one in its category for 2009. More...

Briefs

Avoiding litigation Columbia law firm Collins & Lacy is having a free Thursday morning seminar, July 15, on avoiding litigation in the construction industry. More...

Folks about town

A leading legal directory has ranked Nexsen Pruet attorneys and practices among the top in South Carolina. More...

Society

The Pillow Case doll Lady shows her stuff

Some parents keep a baby book with significant dates and events recorded for the child’s permanent record? Mary Gonzalez keeps detailed records for all her children. That’s more than 200, at present count. More...

Elizabeth Nettles Medlin

A memorial service for Elizabeth N. Medlin, 92, was held 11 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2010, at Shandon United Methodist Church. Visitation was 6–8 p.m. Thursday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. More...

officers of Mimosa garden Club installed

The 2010–2011 officers of the Mimosa Garden Club were installed in May at its spring luncheon at the home of Mary Ann Straka: Charlotte Nickerson, president; Dolly Runy, first vice president; Fr More...

Events

Events

-ART The Village Artist Gallery will host Go Figure, N.E. Columbia artists group, Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m., Village at Sandhill. 699-8886. More...

Travel

Adventure Travel

Ode to a sailor

My Uncle JK was a sailor. He served in the US Navy during World War II. When the war ended, he was discharged in San Diego. I was only six years old then and was amazed to hear that he hitchhiked home. More...