February 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

W.G. Sanders student represents Boy Scouts of America in Washington, DC

On February 12, 2011, Solomon Goodwin, a seventh grade student at W. G. More...

On Second Thought

True transparency requires more than lip service

In hometowns across the Palmetto State, it’s not always easy to visit Columbia to see what politicians are up to. More...

Saint Martin’s was founded by four churches

Thank you for the article about Saint Martin’s. More...

A letter about the Bard of the Yukon

Warner, Thoroughly enjoyed your piece about the Bard of the Yukon. I have clipped it and will keep it on my bookshelf along with my first edition of his The Spell of the Yukon, published in 1907 by Barse & Hopkins of New York. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Olympia deals with zoning issues

For 21 years Dan Campbell has been a resident of the Olympia Community and an owner of 766 Maryland Street. However, recently he was informed of changes to one of the neighboring properties, 768 Maryland Street. More...

Business

Will S.C. be ready?

Obstacles and incentives at Port of Charleston

The Port of Charleston is under way with an expansion brought on by international forces. There are four major issues being bandied across the state, but they don’t stop there. They go around the world. More...

Briefs

Burdensome but unknown, mostly More...

Folks about town

Dr. Tripp Jones is the newest member of the Lexington Medical Center board of directors. Richard D. More...

Sports

Cavaliers clip Eagles to move to second round

The Richland Northeast Cavaliers fought off a second half rally by the Clover Eagles to win 62–48 in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Wednesday, February 16 at the Northeast gym. More...

Dreher survives drought, 2nd round

It’s not often a high school basketball team can go scoreless for over ten minutes in a second–round playoff game and still win, but that’s what the Dreher girls overcame behind the efforts of three freshmen as the Blue Devils knock More...

Lower Richland’s run ends early

The Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets took their earliest exit from the state playoffs since 2005, after losing to Crestwood 50–48 to Crestwood Thursday, February 17. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Town Theatre brings back the good ol’ days of the 1950s

“Students of Springfield High School, this is Principal Varney. Welcome to your 1958 Super Senior Prom! We have some terrific entertainment for you. More...

Sandlappers to perform at State Museum and Dreher High School

It has been part of the human condition that throughout time we have expressed our deepest emotions through song. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 18: Dawson City: Pierre Berton, Prisoner of the North

Dawson City was a rough and ready city full of brothels, gambling parlors, and saloons during the Klondike Gold Rush at the turn of the 19th century. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that DS22 LLC dba DS MART intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Beer, and Wine, at 2101 Academy St., Columbia, SC 29203. 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...

Queen crowned at Valentine ball

One of the highlights of the Symphony League’a annual Valentine Ball is the crowning of the Queen of the Ball. This year’s recipient was Helene Ellis, escorted by husband Donald Ellis. More...

Community builds home for wounded soldier

It was a busy scene early in the morning on Friday, February 11 when a local contracting company, Hallmark Homes teamed up with Homes for Our Troops to break ground and begin to build a home in Lake Carolina for a wounded veteran, SSG Ronell Bradley. More...

News

Shandon Presbyterian Church

Started in 1913, but celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Does Shandon Presbyterian Church have an arithmetic problem? More...

Have a cup of coffee and warm up someone

The next time you want to warm up with a steaming cup of coffee, you can also help some of Columbia’s less fortunate stay warm as well. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

The birth of mediocrity

The decline started innocently enough. Fifteen cent hamburgers on demand. Real chocolate shakes and skinny French fries added to the allure. The first McDonalds in Tuscaloosa was tucked behind the high school and became an instant success. More...

Forty– something

Freedom and the flu

As I was lying in bed with a 103–degree fever feeling worse than any college football team from South Carolina just after bowl season, a strange feeling came over me. It was a feeling that reared its head between my shivers and bouts of nausea. More...

Society

Mended Hearts

When a doctor tells you that you need to have heart surgery, it can be a frightening thing. While people can live with one kidney and an array of repaired or patched organs such as livers and lungs, there is only one heart. More...

The power of music ...

to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest nonchemical medication. — Oliver Sacks, Awakenings Music awakens hope in many hospital patients. More...

Petal Pushers hold February meeting

Frances Morris was the hostess for the February 17 meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club at her lovely home in Spring Valley. Co– hostess was Louise Grooms. They served delicious refreshments. More...

Events

Lake Murray Symphony to perform February 27

Two well–known Midlands musicians are teaming up as guest performers on Sunday, February 27, with the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra. More...

Events

-ANIMALS PETS, Inc., The Carolinas Humane Society will hold its Third Annual Easter B’egg Festival Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. PETS Inc. Adoption Center, 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia. 739-9333 or www.petsinc.org -ART More...

Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

By Arlene Marturano marturanoa@yahoo.com More...

Star Chefs

Contributed by recipeboxfiles.blogspot.com Hot ’ n’ Spicy Corn Dip 2 cups frozen corn,drained well8 oz. light cream cheese1 large tomato, chopped(about 1 cup)½–1 cup Colby Jackcheese 1 jalapeno pepper,seeded and finelychopped More...

Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia to host Standard Flower Show

The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia is holding its Standard Flower Show, entitled, “Seventy Years— A Lot to Remember,” at the council’s building, located at 1605 Park Circle (near the Capital Senior Center, off Pickens More...