October 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

The state’s only national park celebrates 35 years

The public was invited to the 35th anniversary party of Congaree National Park October 18 and according to all attending, it was a huge success. More...

On Second Thought

Don’t compare “Occupy Wall Street” to the Tea Party

For weeks I’ve watched as the media has compared the recent “Occupy Wall Street” protests to the Tea Party rallies that began in early 2009. Those comparisons leave me scratching my head. More...

Where are the safety police for open vehicles?

What are the laws of safety for these things? Kids in a flat-bed trailer with cardboard sides being towed to a park for a hay ride. How about the child between the legs of an adult on a moped on Devine Street? More...

Babcock Center Foundation holds 23rd Annual Golf Classic

Babcock Center Foundation held its 23rd Annual Golf Classic at Woodcreek Farms golf course. The tournament, held October 19 was a major success raising over $27,000 to help the foundation continue to enrich the lives of people it supports. More...

Commentary

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Mothers’ dressing and macaroni pie

I’m just saying...

I am not a cook. My four basic food groups are canned, frozen, take-out, and delivered. I spent many years in California so I can bake, broil, steam, and I’m a genius at setting a pretty table and at presentation. More...

The dumbing down of America

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

Early in my pole climbing career, I worked with an incredibly stupid guy. He might not be the dumbest person I ever knew, but he was prouder of his condition, and more intent on remaining like that, than anyone I’ve ever encountered. More...

Education

St. Peter’s Catholic School students attend lecture by Helen Thayer

The students of St. Peter’s Catholic School had the unique opportunity to hear Helen Thayer speak about her amazing adventures. More...

Airport High School teacher inducted into Heroes and Heroines Society

Lola Richbourg has been named the 2011 inductee into Lexington School District Two’s Heroes and Heroines Society, the district’s most prestigious award. More...

Toe tappin’ fun for local retirees

St. John Neumann kindergarteners recently visited Wildwood Downs Retirement Community. A few jaunty tunes, giggles and grins – minus a few baby teeth, greeted retirees in their gathering room. More...

Sports

Skyhawks fall to Dolphins in semifinals

The Hammond Skyhawks dispatched Wilson Hall Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the girls’ SCISA 3A tennis playoffs at the Palmetto Tennis Center Friday, October 21. More...

Hammond’s Bennett has record-breaking night against Heathwood Hall

The visiting Heathwood Hall Highlanders held the Hammond Skyhawks to a field goal and 51 yards in the second half of their game Friday, October 21. More...

Eagles down Dreher

The Airport Eagles defeated the Dreher Blue Devils 30-14 Friday, October 21. On a night when the seniors were honored, a few of those seniors stepped up to pull out the victory and secure a second place finish for Airport in Region V-3A. More...

Home & Garden

Candlesticks Illuminate Autumn

Stopping to smell the flowers

By now you must have noticed the bright and beautiful yellow candlestick blossoms towering above everything else in the landscape across the Midlands. The candlestick shrub, Senna alata, parades its plumes in October. More...

Award winning cabbage

Reagan Burke, a student at Saint Joseph Catholic School grew a humongous cabbage and was randomly chosen by South Carolina’s Agriculture Commissioner as the state’s winner. More...

Star Chefs

Banana Breakfast Cookie 1 cup Wheat Flour1 cup Oatmeal1/2 tsp. Baking Soda1 tsp. Cinnamon1/2 tsp. Nutmeg1/4 tsp. Salt1/2 cup Butter, soft3/4 cup Brown Sugar1 whole Egg 1/2 cup Shredded Carrots1 tsp. More...

Beauty Queen promotes Harvest Hope Food

Jessica Garrison is the Miss Teen Chapin USA contestant competing in the Miss Teen USA 2012 Pageant November 19 in Charleston. She remembers visiting Harvest Hope with her mother, who was single at the time, to get food. More...

Eau Claire residents enjoy Pumpkin Patch and Fish Fry Festival

Ny-Arie Johnson in the midst of the Pumpkin Patch at the Eau Claire festival More...

News

Blind helping blind for 50 years

On October 18 the South Carolina Federation Center of the Blind (NFBSC) celebrated its Golden Anniversary. More...

Palmetto Study Club visits Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

Dr. Patrick Scott explains documents in the vault of the Ernest F. More...

Forest Acres Association president has served seven years

The Forest Acres Neighborhood Association has been in existence for seven years, and for seven years one man, Brian Thomas, has been leading the association, Thomas, a resident of the Forest Acres area for 25 years, has one main focus for his communi More...

Government / Neighborhood

Eau Claire residents enjoy the Pumpkin Patch and Fish Fry Festival

Residents of the Eau Claire Community took part in the second annual Pumpkin Patch and Fish Fry Festival at the Eau Claire Community Council Building Saturday, October 22. More...

Business

If SCANA should merge...

Cayce-based SCANA, parent company of Midlands utility SCE& G, is always somewhere in the merger and acquisition rumor grape vine since it sits between two utility behemoths, Charlottebased Duke to the north and Atlanta-based Southern to the west. More...

Briefs

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Folks about town

South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities has announced ten distinguished appointments to its board of trustees including Dr. Jo Anne C. Anderson, John S. Benfield, Stephen R. Bryant, Jerry A. Cheatham, Lonnie J. Emard, Laura C. More...

Society

Sue Carol Hammond Hance

Sue Carol Hammond Hance, 78, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. More...

The Coolest Small Town in America

They don’t call it “The Coolest Small Town in America” for nothing. Forty degrees below zero in midwinter qualifies. More...

Miss Davis and Mr. Whitley plan May 2012 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Boyd Davis announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Marlena Davis to Gregory Thomas Whitley. More...

Events

Events

Annual Trunk or Treat fun will be held at Ashland United Methodist Church, October 30, 4-6 p.m., 2600 Ashland Road. 798- 5350, ext. 14. More...

Arts & Entertainment

USC Dance Company honors dance legends with Architects of Dance

The University of SC Dance Company will present Architects of Dance, a concert featuring early, influential works by worldrenowned choreographers November 10- 11 at the Koger Center for the Arts. More...

Forever Plaid presents Plaid Tidings: A Special Holiday Edition

It’’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Town Theatre... More...

Workshop Theatre brings Dixie Swim Club to the Main Stage

Workshop Theatre announces Dixie Swim Club will be on stage November 11-December 3 under the direction of Cynthia Gilliam. There will be no performances between November 21 and 29 because of the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Travel

History & Culture in Hagerstown Part 2: Antietam Battlefield

The second tour of a historic place during the International Torch Club convention in Hagerstown, MD, last June was to the Antietam ( Sharpsburg) National Battlefield. Linda and I joined 30 other Torch Club members on the bus tour to the site. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

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Legals

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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...