November 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers beautify downtown post office

Twenty-five volunteers from Columbia Green, City Center Partnership, The Downtown Neighborhood Association, Midlands Master Garndeners, and postal employees worked for two hours on Saturday morning, More...

On Second Thought

“Building Unity in the Community” -- Years of Dedication Result in Improved Quality of Life for Midlands Foster Children.

This time of year, it's easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. But as we kick off the first day of National Adoption Month, I ask you take a moment to acknowledge the children hoping for a forever home. More...

West Nile virus found in Edgewood

Richland County Vector Control is working with the DHEC Bureau of Laboratories and the City of Columbia to address some West Nile virus activity in the Edgewood area. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Commentary

Cartoon

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Last minute gifts???

I’m just saying...

It’s happening again. Just like every year, the Christmas commercials begin earlier and earlier. This year I think they started after the Fourth of July, and now that Halloween has come and gone, they are out in force. More...

Looking for real men

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

AMC recently aired The Shining. I chose to pass on it; I’ve seen the original and didn’t want to sit through a mangled version. More...

Business

A walk down Main Street

Heather Spires is the director of retail recruitment for Columbia’s City Center Partnership. The CCP’s 10th annual meeting is on Monday, November 14, at 5:30 p,m. More...

Briefs

Return to profitability Columbus, Ga.-based Synovus Financial Corp., parent of NBSC, reported a third-quarter net income of $30.2 million, the company’s first move back into the black after three years of losses. More...

Folks about town

Ann Marie Stieritz, director of Business Solutions for Innovista at the University South Carolina, has been named the 2012 Go Red For Women Luncheon chairperson. Devin Smith has been named interactive designer/ developer for Jackson Marketing Group. More...

Sports

Falcons continue magical flight

With starting quarterback Joe Fennessy in street clothes on the sidelines, the Dreher Blue Devils were forced to use a threequarterback system against the A. C. Flora Falcons. More...

Hall earns final playoff spot

Alex Bueno caught seven passes for 126 yards and a touchdown, and Shelton Blue ran for two more as the Heathwood Hall Highlanders clinched the final berth in the SCISA AAA playoffs with a 20- 15 victory over the Cardinal Newman Cardinals Friday, Octo More...

Cavaliers’ ground game rolls

Led by the rushing of Darius Paulk and a defense that gave up zero net yards on the ground, the Richland Northeast Cavaliers defeated the Ridge View Blazers, 27-0, Friday, October 28 at Harry Parone Stadium. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Polaroid Stories at Longstreet Theatre mixes Greek myth with modern street life

Theatre South Carolina at the University of SC will shine a light on the experience of youth living in society’s shadows with a production of Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories, running at Longstreet Theatre November 11-19. More...

Synergy: Gospel meets Classical

The University of South Carolina Gospel Choir will present its fall concert Friday, November 18, 7:30 p.m., at Greene Street United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Assembly and Greene Streets. More...

November concert brings movies, music, and dance to stage

Music, dance, and the movies come together along with some very special guests for the next University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra concert. More...

Travel

History & Culture in Hagerstown

Conclusion: A Cultural Evening

Participants at the Torch Club convention in Hagerstown, Maryland, were treated to a cultural night on the town. Linda and I donned our finest attire and joined Ed and Dot Latimer for the occasion. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

“BID” The City of Columbia is requesting Bids from qualified general contractors for the following project: PROJECT #SS7083 IMPROVEMENTS FOR HARBISON PUMP STATION #4 BID OPENING: DECEMBER 1, 2011 at 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...

Legals

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Watts says FCA kept him straight

Former University of Oklahoma quarterback and ex-Congressman J.C. More...

Miss Southern Belle is a Gamecock

Lauren Emily Rountree, a junior studying Broadcast Journalism at USC, is the new Miss Southern Belle 2011. She was crowned October 22 at the Columbia Courtyard Marriott on Assembly Street. More...

News

Seniors tour USC baseball stadium

Richland County Recreation Commission Seniors toured the USC Baseball Stadium October 24, 2011. More...

Wil Lou Gray forged a new direction in the mindset of the South

Dr. Mary Mac Ogden of Asheville spoke to the Columbia Torch Club October 25 on “Democracy in Black and White, Wil Lou Gray, Black Illiteracy and Progress in South Carolina, 1930-1938.” More...

Volunteers beautify Columbia’s downtown post office

Twenty- five volunteers from Columbia Green, City Center Partnership, The Downtown Neighborhood Association, Midlands Master Garndeners, and postal employees worked for two hours on Saturday morning, October 29, 2011, to plant approximately 100 plant More...

Government / Neighborhood

President of Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association strives for a safe involved community

For Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association president Fred Easley, Melrose Heights isn’t just a place where he lives, it’s home. Born in 1960, Easley lived in Melrose for nearly ten years before his family moved. More...

Greenview community celebrates rich history

The Greenview Community in North Columbia was a planned community formed in 1948 as a result of the provisions of the G.I. More...

Members of Columbia Council of Neighborhoods hear domestic violence statistics

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More...

Education

Police Chief Randy Scott celebrates first year on the job

It has been a busy year for Chief Randy Scott of the Columbia Police Department. First, he had to fill 56 openings at the department. He accomplished this, but as situations change, so do the number of officers at the department. More...

Richland County Council honors law enforcement and passes a long discussed ordinance

At the Richland County Council meeting this week, two county law enforcement officers were honored for efforts beyond the normal scope of law enforcement. More...

West Columbia residents go to the polls November 8

The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order by Mayor Bobby Horton at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Members present were L. More...

Society

Columbia women travel to Nepal

Last year women of DWF traveled to Uganda and Kenya

What is Olga's promise? More...

Book clubs feature author Col. Tom Fincher

WildeWood Women’s Book Club hosted a joint luncheon with Shandon Book Club and the Novel Lovers Book Club October 26 at WildeWood Downs. The speaker was Col. More...

If you like numbers

Chinese numerology and Feng Shui for 2011 This year we are experiencing four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11, and that’s not all; Take the last two digits of the year you were born and the age you will be this year and the res More...

Events

USC Department of Theatre and Dance presents Romeo and Juliet

The University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance will present Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of “star-cross’d lovers,” November 16-20, at the Lab Theatre. Show time is 8 p.m. nightly. More...

USC School of Music presents “Celebrating 30 Years of the Jesselson/Fugo Duo”

The University of South Carolina School of Music duo of Dr. Robert Jesselson and Charles Fugo will celebrate 30 years of cello and piano ensemble performances together with a concert at 7:30 p.m. November 10. More...

Chamber Innovista Series opens its 2011-2012 season

The Chamber Innovista Series, known for providing a collection of innovative and original chamber music performances, will open its 2011-2012 season with a concert at 3 p.m. November 13. More...

Home & Garden

Distylium Triplets

Stopping to smell the flowers

Plant Introductions, Inc. in Watkinsville, Georgia, breeds and presents new ornamentals to the nursery industry, landscape designers, and homeowners. More...

Star Chefs

Three Ingredient Recipes

Grilled Bacon Chicken 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts1 Tbsp. dried ItalianSeasoning4 slices uncooked Bacon, cut into thirds Sprinkle Chicken with seasoning. Top chicken with bacon slices. More...

City of Columbia and Corporation for Economic Opportunity hold planting ceremony for new community fruit tree orchard

Officials from the City of Columbia, Corporation for Economic Opportunity, a representative from The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and Edy’s Fruit Bars, and Sustainable Midlands will hold a planting ceremony for the community fruit tree orchar More...