January 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Small business—backbone of rural America

In order for America’s rural cities and small towns to contribute fully to the nation’s economic recovery, we must enable small, mainstreet businesses to build a better future for themselves, their community, state, and nation. More...

Budget friendly School Choice bill introduced

Lawmakers in both the South Carolina Senate and House introduced comprehensive School Choice legislation January 20, designed to seat all students in the classroom best suited for their unique learning needs. More...

League of Women Voters says no to photo ID for voters

On behalf of the League of Women Voters, I write in strong opposition to Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 3003 that would require voters to obtain and show a valid government–issued photo ID when they exercise their constitutional right to vote. More...

Commentary

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

Unbelievable commercials

The commercial is for a nationally known insurance company. The opening scene reveals an accident aftermath. Two shaken people survey the scene. The man exits the crumpled SUV and hurries to the trunk. More...

Forty– something

Dogs are four–legged children

Dogs are like children. They come with their own distinct personalities, they require a lot of love, and they have to be potty–trained. More...

Business

Ephraim Ulmer, investment counselor

What’s the difference between an investment strategy called “long–term” and another known as “buy and hold?” How about the difference between a financial planner and an investment counselor? More...

New 2011 board of directors takes command at Columbia Opportunity Resource

With a mission to engage and connect a new generation of Columbians to their community, Columbia Opportunity Resource plans its annual meeting, Thursday, February 10 at 6:11 p.m. inside EdVenture. The public is invited. More...

COR 2011 board of directors

 Chakisse Newton, Cardinal Consulting Greg Hilton, immediate past chair, EngenuitySC Beth Baldauf, United Way of the Midlands Charles Bierbauer, USC College of Mass Communications and Information Studies ( Wisdom Council) Barbara Blau, DP Profes More...

Society

Pauline Brewer Speight

Pauline Brewer Speight died peacefully surrounded by her devoted family on Thursday, January 20, 2011. She was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina on March 22, 1914. She was the only child of James Rawlings Brewer and Fannie Lee Greene Brewer. More...

Handstitched with love

When retirees sell their houses and move to a retirement community, the downsizing is likely to mean many of their treasured heirlooms are handed over to others. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club holds January meeting

Ann Holtschlag, president of Columbia Green, was the speaker for the January meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club. Ann traced the history of this organization dedicated to the beautification of Columbia and the surrounding areas. More...

Events

RNE student wins art award

Richland Northeast High School student Mary Kacsur’s drawing “Skeletal” won a Gold Key at the regional Scholastic Art Award competition. 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...

S.C. State Library’s Speaker @ the Center spring author line up

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book, in cooperation with USC Press, announces its spring 2011 author line up. The Speaker @ the Center program will hold free lunchtime author talks on the following dates: More...

Home & Garden

Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick

Stopping to smell the flowers

Every winter garden must have one Harry Lauder’s walking stick, Corylus avellana ‘Contorta.’ The contorted cultivar of a European hazelnut was first found growing in an English hedgerow in the mid–1880s. More...

Star Chefs

Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana Contributed byallrecipes.com 1 (16 ounce) packagesmoked sausage2 potatoes, cut into1/4–inch slices3/4 cup chopped onion6 slices bacon1–1/2 tsps. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA CLERK'S OFFICE NOTICE OF FILING More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

OF ESTATES More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that 406 Utopia LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of Beer, Wine, and Liquor at 3830-A Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29205. More...

Owen comes out of the pouch

Next time you visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, be sure you stop by Koala Knockabout to see the zoo’s newest resident, a koala joey. More...

Columbia College professor teaches in Mongolia

Columbia College professor teaches in Mongolia More...

News

Arsenal Hill Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

Arsenal Hill Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church began life as a “Mission Sabbath School” outreach of the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia the day before Christmas Eve, December 23, 1883. More...

Teenager needs help gaining pounds

By Cathy Cobbs Adair Bramlett wants to gain at least 2,011 pounds by Super Bowl Sunday, and she needs your help. More...

B-25 pilot returns to set ditching record straight

South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation (SCHAF), stewards of a legendary B– 25 that ditched into Lake Greenwood more than six decades ago, is bringing back to Columbia the plane’s surviving pilot to re– introduce the Mitchell bo More...

Government / Neighborhood

New cell tower proposed for Rosewood

It was announced at the Rosewood Community Council meeting Thursday January 20 that Clear Talk, a cell phone carrier, wishes to build a tower on Rosewood Drive behind the Rite Aid. More...

Mayor congratulates the city’s Employee of the Year

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin congratulates Michael Cothran upon being named the city’s Employee of the Year 2010. More...

Severe winter weather causes lowest January blood supply in decades

Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross, 800 of which were in the South Carolina Region More...

Education

Killian Elementary School observes National Mentor Month

January is National Mentor Month. Children of all ages need positive role models and someone who is willing to take time to make a difference in their lives. More...

State Department of Education staffer named Outstanding Guidance Professional

Dr. Ray Davis, a South Carolina Department of Education employee since 2000, has been named the nation’s 2010 Outstanding Guidance Professional by the guidance/career development division of the Association for Career and Technical Education. More...

Bringing noise to the issue of sexual violence

In 30 seconds or less, Midland's teens have an opportunity to speak out against the issue of sexual violence. By the age of 18, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually assaulted or abused. More...

Sports

Lady Vikings stay perfect with big win over RNE

The Spring Valley Lady Vikings ran their record to a perfect 19–0 with a dominating performance against their rival, the Richland Northeast Lady Cavaliers, winning 87–23 Friday, January 21. More...

Cardinals’ Rainwater sinks Hammond

Molly Rainwater scored 16 points including the game–winner with about a minute remaining to lead the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals to a 54– 52 victory over the Hammond Lady Skyhawks Friday, January 21 at Cardinal Newman. More...

Lady Diamonds beat snow, SAT, and A.C. Flora

The Lower Richland Lady Diamonds Hornets, led by a balanced offensive attack and a swarming 2–3 zone defense, defeated the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons, 54–44, Saturday, January 22 at the Flora gym. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia City Ballet presents Cinderella: a story about love, jealousy, and fine footwear

Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you …especially if you’re in the audience at Columbia City Ballet’s full–length production of Cinderella. More...

Contemporary Dance takes center stage as USC Dance presents Innovative Works Without Boundaries

The University of South Carolina Dance Company will present “Innovative Works Without Boundaries,” a concert celebrating the work of contemporary choreographers, February 9–12 at Drayton Hall Theatre. More...

Two RNE students excel at major regional dance competition

Two students in Richland Northeast High School’s Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) were invited to participate in the Youth American Grand Prix National Convention, the most prestigious dance competition in the U.S., after dancing at the regio More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 14: Dawson City, Paris of the North

Dawson City is a living museum with personality: a small town of dirt streets, clean boardwalks, and tilting buildings. More...