April 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hoarder causes dogs to die

When shots rang out in an otherwise quiet Cayce neighborhood March 29, neighbors flocked to the streets to see what was going on. More...

On Second Thought

Tax break for Amazon unfair

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce announced today its opposition to a sales tax exemption for the proposed Amazon distribution center in Lexington County. More...

Brick and mortar retailers say Amazon sales tax deal unfair to other businesses

The state government agency that cut a controversial sales tax deal with Amazon.com admits that no promises were made to the online–only retail giant. More...

Do parents have options other than public school?

Who decides where children attend school? What are the options available to parents who are unhappy with their local public school? More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

Dionne and Charlotte

Dionne Warwick was on our future president’s TV show last week. Wouldn’t Donald Trump be great as our chief executive? The current disparity between the very rich and the poor mirrors that of most third world countries. More...

Forty– something

Happy Meals get depressing

Sometimes I wonder if politicians just say stuff to see if we’re paying attention. More...

Business

Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott

The Columbia crime scene is soon to worsen, not because of an actual expansion in criminality but because of real gains in street– level police work. More...

Columbia’s newest police officers graduate

The City of Columbia recently graduated its newest police officers. More...

Briefs

Columbia bracketed by lowered expectations More...

Society

Failure is inevitable; giving up is unforgivable.

—Valerie Biden Owen

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said, “Everyone should have at least three war stories,” and then she delighted the audience at the Leading Women Dinner on April 1 with several of them. More...

Miss Hughey and Mr. Thacker plan June wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Terry M. Hughey proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming nuptials of their daughter, Tara Michelle Hughey to Jason Ryan Thacker. He is the son of June Allison Thacker and Paul Alexander Thacker II, of Durham, North Carolina. More...

USC Chapter NSDAR honors valor

SC DAR Chairman Public Relations and Media Edie Purvis–Cross spoke to The University of South Carolina Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution on March 9, 2011, at the Presbyterian Home, Lexington, South Carolina. More...

Home & Garden

Rambling Rose Returns

Stopping to smell the flowers

If you have avoided including roses in the garden because you didn’t want to invest time, chemicals, and labor maintaining hybrids, you haven’t met Lady Banks, Rosa banksiae. More...

Star Chefs

Pea and Letttuce Soup witth Lemon Crream For the soup3–½ oz. unsalted butterPared zest of 1 unwaxedlemon, plus 2 Tbsp. juice1 bay leaf3 oz. onion, finely chopped1 lb. 10 oz. frozen peas5 oz. More...

Great Backyard Bird Count produced a “gold mine” of information

When tens of thousands of people watch birds and report what they see online, they create a snapshot showing the whereabouts of many hundreds of bird species across the United States and Canada. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 24: Flight over Mt. McKinley

Linda and I decided our first adventure would be a flight over Mt. McKinley. Fly Denali Inc. offered taxi services from our lodge and a 100 percent safety record, so Linda called their number, and I loaded my cameras. More...

Pets

Elaine Gressette Parker

Animal Protection League (APL) of SC lost one of its most loyal supporters recently with the death of Elaine Gressette Parker on March 21. More...

Greyhounds need you

What better month than National Adopt– a– Greyhound month to welcome a beautiful, graceful, and gentle companion into your home. More...

What is SQ Rescue?

SQ Rescue is located in Columbia SC. Mary and her husband, Bill Escue decided to spend their retirement, and much of their income, rescuing dogs off highways, abandoned in the woods, and from abusive homes. More...

Forest Acres Classic, a victory for everyone

The seventh annual Forest Acres Classic, an annual high school baseball tournament hosted by A.C. Flora High School and the City of Forest Acres, kicked off Monday, April 4 with a banquet in the Flora gymnasium. More...

American Red Cross responds after severe thunderstorms

American Red Cross disaster relief workers dispatched an Emergency Response Vehicle to the Piggly Wiggly parking lot, located at 6236 Main Street after severe thunderstorms passed through the Midlands early Tuesday morning. More...

Grandparents’ Brag Box

My grandsons are the loves of my heart and keep me young and full of life. My three boys give me hope for a wonderful future for our young people. Their love for each other, and, I like t think, for Grandma and Papa Steve is undeniable. More...

News

Tree of Life Synagogue

Places of worship

“Clearly overdue.” That was the attitude of the 18 Jewish citizens of Columbia who met at City Hall on January 15, 1896, to plan for a synagogue in the capital city. More...

National Volunteer Week provides opportunities

United Way of the Midlands, its corporate partners and other community leaders will be celebrating National Volunteer Week April 11, 2011 to April 14, 2011 by participating in several volunteer opportunities throughout the week. More...

Radiation report

On April 1, 2011, at 3:45 p.m., S.C. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council meetings may be televised

At the Richland County Council meeting Tuesday, April 5, an exciting prospect for county citizens was discussed. The county council approved two measures that will lead to televised and video streaming of future council meetings. More...

West Columbia City Council designates April as Autism Awareness Month

The West Columbia City Council met April 5, 2011, at 6 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Bobby Horton. More...

Assistant solicitors speak to Hyatt Park/ Keenan Terrace residents

Only a few months into office, Solicitor Dan Johnson is making efforts for his office to be more visible to neighborhoods in Columbia. More...

Education

History comes to Forest Lake Elementary School

Almost 400 years of experience were represented at Forest Lake Elementary School Thursday, March 31 as the students participated in a World War II Veteran Interview project, learning history lessons from “the horse’s mouth.” More...

Math whizzes compete in annual contest at CCU

Students from 20 South Carolina high schools competed in the 32nd annual Coastal Carolina University Math Contest held recently on the University’s campus. Approximately 182 students took part in this year’s event. More...

Massing of Colors event to be held April 17

The Columbia Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars will hold its 18th Annual Massing of the Colors at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17 at the Scottish Rite Temple at 7230 Garners Ferry Road. More...

Sports

Vikings can’t cool off Cavaliers

The Richland Northeast Cavaliers stayed red hot winning their third straight ball game thanks to Domineke Albert who went 3–for–4 with a home run, an RBI, and run to lead the visiting Cavaliers over Spring Valley 5–3 Friday, April 1 More...

Brookland–Cayce zones in against Airport

Brookland– Cayce’s winning streak improved to four games after defeating rival Airport. More...

Cardinals beat Bearcats

Cardinal Newman used goals from four different players to defeat Brookland–Cayce 4–0 Saturday, April 2 in the second annual Soccer for a Cure at the Cage. More...

Arts & Entertainment

God’s Trombone to be performed Easter Sunday Morning

The Children’s Church and Sunday School Ministries of Second Calvary Baptist Church will perform James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombone Easter Sunday morning, April 24, at 9:00 a.m. More...

USC Dance Conservatory’s Sleeping Beauty April 15–16 at the Koger Center

The University of SC Dance Conservatory will present its Spring performance, the classic tale of the Sleeping Beauty, April 15 and 16 at the Koger Center for the Arts. Show times are 6 p.m., April 15 and 2 p.m., April 16. More...

USC Gospel Choir presents its debut performance

The University of South Carolina announces the debut performance of the University Gospel Choir. Under the direction of Dr. Carl R. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC More...

Public Notices

COUNTY OF RICHLAND IN THE FAMILY COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Baker 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 7167 Two Notch Rd., Columb More...