January 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

A house divided against itself cannot stand

The headline is, of course, a biblical phrase. It is of great relevance today when America and Western Culture and our Judeo–Christian God are under attack. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...

Going green on the way to my maker

The green revolution, green jobs, and green funerals. Now that last one got me thinking. I saw on TV where companies are going to Green Burials. More...

Commentary

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

Saving the planet is confusing

The Woman Whose Garbage I’m Responsible for didn’t change like the rest of us. More...

Forty– something

Condensed milk causes global warming

The surest way I know to cause global warming is to go out and buy a bunch of winter gear and a sled for my children. More...

Education

Are you smarter than a fourth grader?

The fourth grade team from Congaree Elementary School represented their school extremely well in the Lexington Two Academic Math Bowl. More...

Killian Elementary School students earn black belts

D. J. Fields ( 11 ½ ) and Eboné Fields ( 10) earned their black belts in karate. More...

RNE junior to serve at HOBY seminar

John David Black, an 11th grade student at Richland Northeast High, will serve as a junior facilitator– Ambassador for the South Carolina Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar. More...

Events

S.C. Confederate Relic Room & Military commemorates 20th anniversary of Desert Storm with new exhibit

In the First Persian Gulf War ( August 1990– February 1991), the United States, and 33 of its allies, coordinated to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait. More...

Events

-ART Auntie Karen Celebrates African American History with The Columbia Museum of Art and CSAM(The Center for Southern African–American Music), will be held January 29, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., corner of Main and Hampton Streets. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 12: Whitehorse and Frantic Follies

The average summer temperature in Whitehorse is 70ºF. In winter it plunges to minus 8ºF. The Yukon River freezes solid and, except for those catering to winter hunters and outdoorsmen, most of the 26,000 residents head south. More...

Pets

Stoli retires from Busbee

Retirement is a time most of us look forward to with relish and it’s no different for dogs, according to Ike Kerr, proud papa of the Busbee Creative Arts Academy bulldog mascot, Stoli. More...

What’s going on?

Lucky, granddog of Jim and Nola Covington, says, “Who put this stuff in my yard?” More...

Winter pet tips

 Check the tightness of your pet’s collar. A thicker winter coat may mean you need to loosen the collar. One fingertip should fit between the collar’s posts and your pet’s skin. More...

Taking the plunge

Recipe for insanity:  Take one 42–degree Saturday with 20–mile–an–hour whipping winds.  Add 200 or so brave (crazy) souls who want to raise money for Children’s Charities of the Midlands. More...

News

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

A church without a creed based on reason rather than faith—that’s how The Rev. Dr. Neal Jones describes his denomination, the Unitarian– Universalists. “Call us heretics. More...

Local historic treasure to receive rehabilitation

One of the Columbia’s significant historical treasures will receive much–needed rehabilitation this spring. More...

Snow — no drain on Forest Acres’ resources

The Forest Acres City Council at its regular January meeting set several important dates on its calendar, including one next month to consider applications for the city’s hospitality tax distribution. More...

Business

Duke merges with Progress

Charlotte–based Duke Energy announced Monday, January 10, it had agreed with Raleigh–based Progress Energy on a merger, an all-stock deal costing Duke Energy almost $ 26 billion, creating an expanded Duke Energy with an enterprise value o More...

Briefs

State budget The 4.6 million people of South Carolina need to take more than $800 million off their fiscal year 2010–11 general fund budget of about $5.1 billion. More...

Folks about town

Tiffany F. Hendricks has joined Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte as an associate. More...

Society

Thursday Bridge Buddies crown 2010 winner

The Thursday Bridge Buddies “crowned” the winning 2010 player, Liz Roberts, on January 6, 2011, at their game at Forest Lake Club. More...

NAMI Mid-Carolina Opens New Office on Gadsden Street

NAMI Mid–Carolina, “ The Midlands Voice of Mental Illness,” is proud to announce the opening of its first office in downtown Columbia, S. C. 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...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre presents Sealed for Freshness

A Tupperware party gone awry

Workshop Theatre of South Carolina will premiere a hysterical new comedy in Columbia, Sealed for Freshness, January 14–15, 19–23, and 26–29, with showtimes at 8 p.m. nightly, with a matinee at 3 p.m., Sunday January 23. More...

Home & Garden

Snoweed Undeerr

Stopping to smell the flowers

Snow isn’t the only ground cover in gardens this winter. Under the snow and ice the foliage of many summer flowering herbaceous perennials retain their color and texture to bring pizzazz to the winter garden. More...

Star Chefs

Beef Chili Contributed byfamouschilirecipes.com More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

“BID” The City of Columbia is requesting Bids from qualified general contractors for the following project: PROJECT # SD8343 STORM DRAIN RELOCATION FROM SENATE ST AND LAURENS ST TO CONSTAN CARWASH PROPERTY BID OPENING: JANUARY 27, 2011, 2 More...

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 Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...