December 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Religion in the Civil War Symposium coming to Columbia

On Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. More...

On Second Thought

The promise to stop spending has been broken

The hard choice Democrats have given Republicans has paid off for the big-spenders again. Refusing to work together to cut spending, Democrats demanded that Republicans compromise with them to increase spending, or shut down the government. More...

Everyone is unique and that makes each of us special

That’s not just a sappy greeting card line; it’s a fundamental truth of education. Each person has a unique way of learning, applying, and retaining information. More...

Pet limit restriction removed from Animal Care Ordinance

The proposed 3pet limit restriction for all of unincorporated Richland County has been removed from the Animal Care ordinance revisions scheduled to be discussed during the Richland County Development & Services Committee meeting on Tuesday, Dece More...

Government / Neighborhood

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I’m sending imaginary cards this year

I’m just saying...

Christmas cards. They are the bane of my existence every year. Every year, I go out and buy all of these Christmas cards, and every year I pack them away with my decorations, usually sending out five or six out of guilt to someone who sent me one. More...

The good guys

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

Allstate has a new radio ad that borders on genius. More...

Education

Airport High School JROTC drill team earns first place overall at championship event

The Airport High School JROTC Drill team earned First Place Overall December 3 at the Greater Midlands Area League Championship Drill Meet and qualified for the State Championship in January. More...

Catawba Trail Elementary School students visit McEntire Air National Guard Station

Inayah Al-Khatib and Jakayla Cornish More...

Ridge View High School DECA teams show their financial sense

Ridge View High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students took top honors and more in the H& R Block Dollars and Sense National Challenge. More...

Sports

Vikings survive opener

The Spring Valley Vikings spotted the Wilson Tigers an early seven-point lead before coming back to win the opening game of the Chick-fil-A Classic, 64-61, Monday, December 19, at Richland Northeast High School. More...

Diamonds shine in 1st round

The Lower Richland Diamond Hornets rode the stellar inside play of forward Vincent Hicklin and a stingy team defense to a 66-51 first round win in the Chick-fil-A Classic Monday, December 19 at Richland Northeast High School. More...

Columbia girls deliver Capital performance

Columbia’s Lady Capitals jumped out to a 21-4 first quarter lead and never looked back Friday, December 16 rumbling to a 64-28 victory over the Richland Northeast Lady Cavaliers in a crosstown matchup at Columbia High School. More...

Home & Garden

Defying December

Stopping to smell the flowers

Driving down Blossom Street in Shandon one expects to see stately trees and evergreen shrubs like fatsia, holly, pyracantha, and sasanqua in berry and blossom. More...

Star Chefs

Cranberry Meatballs 48 frozen cooked meatballs1/2 cup cranberry sauce1/4 cup orange juice2 Tbsp. sugar1 Tbsp. finely minced ginger root1/8 tsp. white pepper More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

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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...

Legals

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Award brings emotion

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott held the annual Christmas banquet Saturday, December 17, 2011. During the event, many awards were handed out, and one in particular stood out and deserved to be recognized and honored. More...

Paratrooper jumps out of plane for smiles

Major General Jeffrey Jacobs, a native of Columbia, and a second generation paratrooper, is currently in active service at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This year, Major General Jacobs participated in the 14th Annual Operation Toy Drop December 9-16. More...

News

Couple has clear vision of vocation

At 94 years old, Paddy Evans appreciates her good eyesight. More than 20 years ago, her vision was threatened, and only through serious surgical procedures was her sight saved. More...

West Columbia City Council new member sworn in

New West Columbia City Council member Casey Jordan Hallman was sworn in December 19. With her is her mother, Anne Jordan; her husband, Davis Hallman; and her daughter, Marydavis Hallman. More...

Killian parents and teachers take the challenge

Killian PTO Vice President Pam Donaldson challenged the faculty, staff, PTO, and parents to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at the Killian Walmart. More...

Business

Criminal defense law office opens downtown

Columbia attorney Debbie Barbier has been with the U. S. Attorney’s Columbia office for 15 years, where she has built an impressive history of courtroom victories on behalf of the American taxpayer. More...

Briefs

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Folks about town

Wade McGuinn, The McGuinn Homes, has been named the 2011 Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year from Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia. Kenneth E. Ormand Jr. of Kenneth E. Ormand Jr. LLC has been named William H. More...

Society

The Camelia Ball presents ten debutantes December 17

The Camellia Ball presented seven debutante daughters, three granddaughters, four out-of-town nieces, and 15 guest debutantes at the annual ball December 17, 2011, at Forest Lake Club. More...

Miss Micek and Mr. Lyles marry August 20, 2011, in Denver

Mr. and Mrs John Dunbar Lyles were married August 20, 2011, at St. John Francis Regis Chapel on the campus of Regis University in Denver, Colorado. The Rev. Monsigner Kenneth Leone presided at the 3:30 ceremony. More...

The SC Debutante Ball holds ball December 20, 2011

Twelve daughters, one granddaughter, and four nieces were presented at The South Carolina Debutante Ball on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at Forest Lake Club. More...

Events

Events

ART The Children’s Trust of South Carolina has opened registration for the 2012 Picasso Project student art competition, for students, grade 6-12. Registration will close February 29, 2012. scchildren.org. CHURCH/CHARITY More...

Grinding of the Greens Christmas Tree recycling schedule

 Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program, sponsored by Keep the Midlands Beautiful, will be held December 26-January 13. Hours and locations vary. More...

Columbia Rotary accepting proposals from local charities for grants

Columbia Rotary isaccepting proposals from localcharities for grants from the club.Criteria1. Needs: Food, clothing, shelter,education, etc. to help theunderserved2. More...

Arts & Entertainment

S.C. Philharmonic to create lush “Soundscapes” with soloists from Wadsworth Series

With help from familiar Wadsworth Chamber Series soloists, the South Carolina Philharmonic presents “Soundscapes,” a rich sonic journey without leaving the Koger Center, Saturday January 14 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Dick Goodwin Big Band at Newberry Opera House

The Dick Goodwin Big Band will again usher in the New Year at the Newberry Opera House with a concert of varied musical styles. This year’s guest is vocalist and WIS news anchor Hannah Horne. Festivities begin at 8 p.m., on December 31. More...

Travel

The 5L (Liberty, Literature, Leaves, Lobster, and Love) Tour

Part 3: Concord Cemeteries

I love old cemeteries. I love wandering through the graves, reading headstones, imagining what the deceased were like when walking the earth. More...