July 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

RNE senior receives First Choice scholarship

Select Health of South Carolina recently announced the recipient of its second 2010 First Choice/ First Choice Kids Member Scholarship, Jalissa Fulton. More...

On Second Thought

Article was right on

Kudos to Julia Rogers Hook. I always enjoy her interesting and informative articles, and last week her article about the lily pond on Trenholm Road was right on. More...

Quirky crimes in the capital city

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Heed the headline “Beware! Big brother is watching”

Columbians should heed your headline “Beware! More...

Government / Neighborhood

Federal grants could impact Rosewood

At the Rosewood Community Council meeting on Thursday, July 15, Rebecca Munnerlyn, president of the Rosewood Community Council, informed the residents of two applications the Columbia Development Corporation have submitted for federal funding that c More...

Richland County Council recognizes service

At the Richland County Council meeting on July 20, Jim McCauley was honored for his long service as the president and an active member of the Hickory Ridge Homeowners’ Association. More...

Leaks from the legislature

Employment Security Commission Though the General Assembly wrapped up its work for the 2009–2010 legislative session in June, legislators have been at work trying to get answers and find information about projects in the state and have been go More...

Business

Bu s in es s Briefs

Power As part of the bus transfer deal several years ago between the city and SCE&G, the city gained the hydro–electric power plant at the end of the Columbia Canal next to the Gervais Street bridge. More...

Folks about town

Richland County Recreation Commission has been awarded $90,000 from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program. Judith Rink of Chapin received SUNY Cortland Alumni Association’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award. More...

Social Security direct deposits can reduce fraud

Question: I have been helping my mother manage her finances since she had a stroke two years ago. Her primary income comes from Social Security, and last month I was late paying her bills because the check was delivered to the wrong house. More...

Society

You can help wildlife in the Gulf

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation’s history. More...

Dreher graduate holds film debut at Nickelodeon Theatre

Gerald Peary is coming to Columbia this weekend for his 50th high school reunion and to the South Carolina premier screening of his documentary film For the Love of Movies: the Story of American Film Cri ticism at the Nickelodeon Thea More...

held over at Town Theatre

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Events

West Columbia city employees host benefit luncheon for two of their own

The employees of the City of West Columbia are holding a special fundraiser to benefit two city employees who are currently battling cancer. More...

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

In Search of a Slave Trader

“What if I’m attacked by a tarantula?” asked my wife Linda as we headed to St. Martin. She had read that St. Martin was one of the few Caribbean islands with enough tropical vegetation to sustain any animal and insect populations. More...

Pigskin Poets promotes prose

In late July, more than 25 University of South Carolina Gamecock football players took the field at the Richland County Public Library in Columbia, SC to emphasize the importance of summer reading. More...

Richland Northeast teacher chosen by Google

Google has selected Richland Northeast High School’s Perry McLeod as one of 50 educators worlwide to attend this summer’s Google Teacher Academy. The program is being held in London, England. More...

Succotash

8 cups water 2 tsp. salt, divided 5 ears fresh corn 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped green onion 1 chopped red pepper 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme 1 (15.75–oz.) can lima beans, drained 1/2 tsp. More...

News

This and That Thrift Store opens to serve the mentally ill

Editor’s note: Allison Dew, store manager of This and That Thrift Shop, cuts ribbon is pictured on page one. More...

SUMC youth set out on a mission to Hollywood

On July 18, 2010, seventy one youth traveled to Hollywood, S.C. to participate in Shandon United Methodist Church’s Youth Mission Project. Forty three adults are going with the group. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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

The 80s did it

Last week I watched Hot Tub Time Machine, the most recent of many really bad decisions that initially seemed smart. I can’t describe my embarrassment. More...

Forty– something

Yard sales are as much fun as MSNBC

I don’t hate yard sales, unless I’m the one giving them. The practice is a time–honored tradition that transforms one man’s clutter into another man’s treasure. I get that. More...

Education

Pair Elementary School students visit Fox Tree Farm

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RNE teacher named a national teacher of the year

The National Council for the Social Studies has named Richland Northeast High School’s Charles Vaughan, a social studies teacher who also teaches in RNE’s iLink magnet program, its 2010 Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year. More...

Midlands Technical College ranks first in SC for awarding associate degrees to African–Americans

Midlands Technical College ranked number one in South Carolina in the number of associate degrees awarded to African–Americans last academic year (2008–2009), according to the annual report from Community College Week. More...

Sports

S.C. American Legion State Championship begins

Tournament opens at Capital City Stadium and Memorial Stadium Friday, July 23 and continues through Tuesday, July 27. Local teams Richland Post 6 and West Columbia Post 79 will compete with six others for the title. More...

The Last 10 Champions

2000 – Richland Post 6 2001 – Easley Post 52 2002 – Manning Post 68 2003 – Spartanburg Post 28 2004 – Spartanburg Post 28 2005 – Sumter Post 15 2006 – Sumter Post 15 2007 – Richland Post 6 2008 – More...

The Final 8

Florence Post 1 Record: 27-5 1st Place League II More...

Home & Garden

Stopping smell flowers

By midsummer the vegetable garden is going great guns. You are harvesting enough sun–loving vegetables and herbs to share with neighbors while still having plenty for the family. More...

Star Chefs

1 medium sized onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium or large eggplant, diced 1 can stewed tomatoes 2 medium zucchini diced into large chunks add herbs as desired (try basil) olive oil (enough to sauté onion/garlic) salt and pepper to taste More...

Moussaka

3 eggplants, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1 Tbsp. butter 1 pound lean ground beef salt to taste black pepper to taste 2 onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. More...