December 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

From South Carolina to New York City

Editor’s note: Natasha Whitling has been in New York City interning at the United Nations for her final course in the masters program in USC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. More...

On Second Thought

Towns need heroes more than ever

In an era when way too many young people succumb to society’s unsavory elements, Jordan Anderson, native son of Forest Acres, carries his hometown with him to the racetrack, the classroom, public occasions, and into his church. More...

Faith–based spending requires faith–based giving

Governor–Elect Nikki Haley has called for faith based coalition to fill the gap in services for pre–kindergarten weekend meals for poor and other tasks rather than have the state pay. More...

West Columbia visitors report dangerous intersection

I am hoping you might be able to help me which in turn will help keep many people safe. More...

Government / Neighborhood

County council deals with hunting dogs, trash, and uninhabited houses

At the Richland County Council meeting December 7, Glenn Corrections officer Nastassjiah Cunningham was awarded the Criminal Justice Bert Friday award, presented annually by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy to the student with the highest More...

Cayce plans Christmas activities

Members of the Cayce City Council met on Tuesday, December 7 for their monthly meeting. More...

Mungo family donates $80,000 to Harvest Hope

On Wednesday, December 1 Steven and Stewart Mungo presented Harvest Hope Food Bank with a donation of $80,000 in memory of the compassionate work of their father, Michael J. More...

Business

Mike Brenan, BB&T of South Carolina and the Chamber’s new chair

The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, as of late October, has a new chairman of the board of directors, Mike Brenan. Brenan has been president of BB&T of South Carolina since 2000. More...

Briefs

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Folks about town

Larry Sims has been named vice president of operations for Spirit Telecom. Brad War then has joined ADCO as director of communications/ public relations. Gene Crawford, Periodthree founder, is now head of ADCO Interactive. More...

Society

The Duncan Street Gang meets again

The gang was 20 strong in the 50s

The “Duncan Street Gang,” a group of young children who grew up on Duncan Street in Shandon in the 1950s, held their second reunion at the home of Beth Hook Bolton at 2925 Duncan Street November 6, 2010. More...

The gang, November 6, 2010

Seated: Mirinda Alexander and Beth Hook Bolton. Standing (L–r) Tom Bolton, Dale Rothman, Les Beard, and Kiki Poulos Rothman. More...

Muriel Kyle Aldrich

Muriel Enid Kyle Aldrich of Westminster Place at 11 E. Augusta Place, Greenville, SC, died Friday, December 3, 2010, in hospice care at St. Francis Hospital. More...

Events

Events

-CHURCH/CHARITY Longest Night Service will be held at Shandon Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 21, 607 Woodrow Street. www.shandonpres.org or 771-4408. More...

Home & Garden

Festive Fruit of the Season

Stopping to smell the flowers

Many cultivated fruits are used to celebrate the holiday season. One wild native edible fruit available throughout the midland landscape is prickly pear aka Indian fig, cactus pear, and “tuna” in Spanish. More...

Star Chefs

Contributed by Angel Navy Wife Vanilla Sugar Two cups organic sugar and one vanilla bean split down the middle and cut in half. More...

Pets

Carolina Wildlife Care reaches milestone

Carolina Wildlife Care, Inc., the Midlands’ only wildlife center specializing in wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education, has reached the 50,000th wildlife patient of its history, a ring–billed gull that was struck by a vehic More...

Lower Richland Ruritan Club learns about PAALS

PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services) founder and trainer Jen Roger s and Casper demonstrate the dog’s life assisting techniques to the Lower Richland Ruritan Club members at their Nove More...

Would you like to be a Secret Santa Paws?

Have you ever wanted to be a Secret Santa Paws? Here is your chance. To celebrate the holiday season and to find loving homes for our adult pets, we are asking you to write to us and tell us why that special someone you know deserves a special pet. More...

Family sells Christmas trees in the Midlands for 93 years

The Bouknight family has been selling Christmas trees since 1917 when “Jim” Bouknight began Choose ’n Cut on Shady Grove Road in Irmo. More...

Dreher students make perfect scores on the SAT

Dreher High School student Sarah Kendall made a per fect 800 score on the critical reading section of the S AT. More...

News

Beth Shalom Synagogue

Beth Shalom Synagogue celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005. While proud of its past, this congregation is now focusing on its future and expects growth and diversity in the years ahead. More...

The book Forest Acres is now available

Local author Warner M. Montgomery, Ph. D. and Arcadia Publishing present Forest Acres, the newest addition to the popular Images of America Series. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Christmas is too early

Recently I noticed some of the neighbors already have Christmas decorations up. And these aren’t the people who never take them down. More...

Forty– something

Missing the Christmas trees of excess

What happened to the good old days when it didn’t matter if the Christmas tree turned brown because it was covered with so much stuff that you couldn’t see it anyway? More...

Education

Congaree Elementary School second graders hold food drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank

Karen Cress’s second grade class welcomed Cool Can Sam to Congaree Elementary School recently to kick–off the school’s food drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank. More...

Richland Two recognizes partners in education

An honoree from each school in Richland Two was selected for having made a difference in the 2009–2010 school year. More...

Richland Northeast student newspaper takes two top national awards

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, part of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, gave two of its top 2010 Gold Circle Awards to Laura Dorn and Caryn Wells for their work on 2009–10 issues of The Cavalier, t More...

Sports

Falcons too much for Hammond

The A.C. Flora boys completed the sweep of Hammond on Friday December 3, 83–53. The first 14 minutes of the game the score was tight between the two schools. It wasn’t until the final 2:10 of the first half that A.C. More...

A.C. Flora dispatches Skyhawks

Nearly two weeks ago, the Hammond Lady Skyhawks and the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons played an overtime game that the Lady Falcons won. On Friday December 3, the rematch wasn’t as close, but A.C. Flora came out on top 49–37. More...

Simmons rising star at Glenforest

Joshua Simmons is a name you are probably going to want to remember. This smart, talented, and athletic Glenforest senior has been flexing some serious muscle in the world of competitive sports. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 7: Skagway, Hustlers & Bustlers – Klondike Kate

Skagway was the staging ground for two of America’s most infamous characters—Soapy Smith and Klondike Kate. More...

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