March 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Phantom seen dancing by the river

Under the umbrella of Columbia’s innovative theater company, High Voltage Theatre, Cook’s adaption of Gaston Leroux's novel about a ‘ghost’ or phantom that ‘haunts’ an opera house and has fallen in love with an ingénue singer, Christine Daae, portra More...

On Second Thought

Concern for social justice effects book

The Vote is Hal Duvall’s second novel, a sequel to his Juniper Road, published in 2008. Mr. Duvall is a retired merchant and a lifelong resident of Cheraw, S.C. More...

The perfect time to open a Future Scholar 529 Account

Tax filing time is almost here which means you’re probably sifting through records and receipts, completing the forms, and writing the checks that come with tax season. More...

Promoting open government on Madison’s birthday

I was recently honored by the South Carolina State Library for my work in creating the state’s Transparency Website. It was part of an awards ceremony recognizing individuals and government agencies which advance the cause of open government. More...

Business

Health insurance revolution on the way

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) was one year old as of Wednesday, March 23, but states still have until 2014 to set up their own health insurance exchanges. More...

Briefs

Balanced budget On Tuesday, March 15, the S.C. House of Representatives approved a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year. The $5.4 billion general fund FY2011–2012 state budget plan passed the full House by a vote of 77 to 42. More...

Folks about town

Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, will be rated among the top law firms in South Carolina when the Chambers USA’s 2011 edition of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business is released in June. More...

Society

Little Gray Coats, Children of the Confederacy receive official charter

The Little Gray Coats, Children of the Confederacy met February 19 at the Confederate Relic Room in Columbia. More...

Miss Sozzi and Mr. Kinney plan April wedding in Georgetown

Mr. and Mrs. Paul John Sozzi of Columbia announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Dalton Sozzi, formerly of Columbia, to Matthew James Kinney of Charleston, South Carolina. He is the son of Mrs. Merrilee Buck Kinney and Mr. More...

Gloria Marion Miller Robinson

The graveside service for Gloria Marion Miller Robinson, 90, was held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. More...

Events

Tree of Life Congregation to host second annual Jewish Cultural Festival

The Tree of Life Congregation, celebrating 115 years in the Midlands, is pleased to invite the entire community to attend The Big Nosh: Columbia’s Annual Jewish Food and Cultural Festival, Sunday, April 10, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. More...

Events

-ART Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties will host the 7th annual Color The Arts Friday, April 23, 6–9 p.m. First Citizens Center courtyard plaza. ColorTheArts.info or 799-3115. More...

Home & Garden

The Magnificent Green Mile

Stopping to smell the flowers

Cities around the world have avenues catering to visitors seeking the distinctive and unique: Almear in Buenos Aries, Fifth Avenue in New York, Champs Elysees in Paris, and Michigan Avenue in Chicago. More...

Star Chefs

Banana Souffle Pancake More...

City launches Community Gardens program

The City of Columbia has launched its Community Gardens program in an effort to improve the quality of health among citizens. Residents can lease 5’x12’ plots at various garden locations for $ 20 a year. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 22: We pan for gold!

We rolled into Fairbanks’ Gold Dredge #8 where we parked alongside other tour buses. More...

Happy 225th Birthday, Columbia!

On March 22, 1786, the S.C. legislature approved a bill introduced by State Senator John Lewis Gervais making Columbia the new state capital. More...

Prince’s drummer visits his alma mater, Keenan High School

W. J. Keenan High School was buzzing with excitement and uncontained pride as hometown musician and 1991 Keenan graduate John Blackwell visited his alma mater Monday. More...

News

Columbia Police Department gets a helicopter

Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott launched the Columbia Police Department’s first air support: “Columbia Air–1” radio controlled (RC) helicopter during a demonstration of a barricaded suspect. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Cucumbers and other stories

The guy was tall and weathered: likely a working man. He wore Dickies and a camouflaged baseball cap and looked as comfortable in Home Depot as Charlie Sheen looks at a porn star convention. More...

Forty– something

Cute, obsessive compulsive, or just old

My youngest daughter, the 11–year–old, will never admit she’s tired. More...

Education

Troop 324 member earns Eagle Scout

Blake Love began scouts as a Weblo in Pack 4 at Timmerman School. His group then joined Troup 324 at Bethel United Methodist Church in 2004. He continued to participate and earn badges throughout middle and high school. More...

Airport High School JROTC Drill Team takes first place

Airport High School’s JROTC Drill Team placed first in the state at the All Army State High School Drill Team Championship Meet on March 12. More...

Family math night at Food Lion

Congaree Elementary School and Food Lion of South Congaree partnered to host Family Math Night Tuesday, March 15. Students and their parents enjoyed fun math activities such as estimating how many jelly beans were in a jar. More...

Sports

Blue Devils get help from Bearcats

The Dreher Blue Devils picked up an early region win by defeating Brookland–Cayce 5–2 Thursday, March 17. “I think we took advantage of what they gave us,” Dreher coach Pete Guyton said. More...

B–C holds on to beat Eagles

The Brookland–Cayce baseball team led Airport by five runs with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Friday, March 18 but had to hang on for an 11– 10 win at home against its rival. More...

Dreher battles Airport to PKs

On Friday March 18, the Dreher Blue Devils defeated the Airport Eagles 1– 0. In a tight region match up, the two teams had to go to penalty kicks to decide the game. “ I’m glad they pulled it together in the end. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Patsy Cline and Louise are back

Audience demand is bringing Always... Patsy Cline back to Town Theatre Friday and Saturday, April 1–2 at 8pm and Sunday, April 3 at 3 pm.

The most requested show in Town's history, this musical returns for a limited run with original cast and directors: Shannon Willis Scruggs as Patsy, Kathy Hartzog as Louise, director Allison McNeely, and musical director Sarah Fletcher. More...

Workshop Theatre brings Victor/ Victoria to the Main Stage

Workshop Theatre announces Victor/ Victoria will be gracing its stage through April 2 under the direction of Scott Blanks. More...

School of Music News

April 2011April 13 – Carolina Alive Concert. 7:30 p.m. School of Musicrecital hall.April 14 – Concert Choir and the University Chorus Concert. 7:30p.m. St. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

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 Richland County, the addres More...

NOTICE OF SALE

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