January 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

New definition, a victory for female and male victims

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder January 6 announced revisions to the Uniform Crime Report’s (UCR) definition of rape, which will lead to a more comprehensive statistical reporting of rape nationwide. More...

CRFD needs your help in identifying person of interest

Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins announced January 6, 2012, that the investigation of a commercial structure fire early Firday morning at the Salty Nut Café (2000 Greene St.) has been determined to be arson and asks the community’s a More...

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott requests assistance in locating car thief

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying the suspect( s) wanted for motor vehicle theft. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council discusses future of Richland Mall

New zoning that would make leasing at Richland Mall easier passed several milestones last night at the monthly Forest Acres City Council meeting, as the measure breezed through a public hearing and passed, after extended discussion, a second reading. More...

Columbia City Council to make a decision about Walmart before end of month

Columbia City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 10, beginning around 6 p.m. All council members were present: Leona Plaugh, Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, Mayor Steve Benjamin, Tameika Isaac Devine, Dr. More...

Melrose residents discuss crime, Crimestoppers, and Melrose Park

With the arrival of the new year, the crime statistics from 2011 are beginning to come in, and for the South Region they are good. Lieutenant E.J. More...

Business

A flood of interest

On Monday night, January 9, at 701 Whaley the Rocky Branch Watershed Alliance held a public meeting to present its analysis of the current and future flood conditions along Rocky Branch Creek between Five Points and the Congaree River, running right More...

Briefs

Senator studies Africa More...

Folks about town

Jeff Ruble has been promoted to vice president of business recruitment for South Carolina Power Team, representing the electric cooperatives and Santee Cooper in their business recruitment efforts for rural South Carolina. More...

Society

Miss Gainey and Mr. Lowder plan 2012 spring wedding

Mrs. Deborah M. Gainey of Cayce, South Carolina, is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Lindsey Oreita Gainey, to Jonathan Eric Lowder, both of Atlanta, Georgia. Miss Gainey is also the daughter of Mr. More...

Dreher High School Class of 1960 keeps in touch

Males from the Dreher High School Class of 1960 enjoy getting together each month at the Blue Marlin in the Vista. More...

Symphony League to hold its 7th Annual Valentine Ball, Hearts on a String

Maestro Morihiko Nakahara (r) stands with Symphony League and SC Philharmonic Board Members at last year’s Valentine Ball. 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. More...

Home & Garden

Winter Jasmine – Early or On Time?

Stopping to smell the flowers

You may have noticed out-of-season blooming for many early spring flowering plants this winter including azalea, plums, narcissus, and winter jasmine. More...

Star Chefs

Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken and Mangoes with Mango Jasmine Rice More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC More...

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...

The General Election for the City of Columbia will be April 3, 2012

The General Election for the City Of Columbia will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012. More...

Marine heads for the Western Pacific and Middle East regions

Gunnery Sgt. Darian K. Wink is seen saluting USS Arizona from aboard USS Makin Island. More...

News

Deputies are committed to community

Choosing to work in law enforcement is a commitment that goes beyond just showing up for a shift and collecting a paycheck. It’s a pledge to protect and serve the community at all hours of the day and night. More...

Absentee voting deadlines approach

Absentee voting is underway throughout South Carolina, and the State Election Commission wants to inform voters about associated procedures and deadlines. More...

Free Fridays at the zoo

A new year means the return of Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to visit the Zoo for free every Friday during the months of January and February, beginning this Friday, January 6. More...

Commentary

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Me—pack practically?

I’m just saying...

I’m going to California in a few days to attend a memorial service for a dear friend of mine. It’s an awful reason to go back, but it’s something I want to do and my husband supports my decision. More...

Bowl game for the ages

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

Just about a year ago, I wrote a feature about the excessive number of college football bowl games. Last January’s effort was similar to one the year before, which resembled the one preceding that one, and so on. More...

Education

Titan Business competition rewards work of high school students

Columbia’s first Junior Achievement Titan Business competition not only rewarded the good work of several high school students but may have changed the life course of at least one of them. More...

Barefoot coach goes the extra mile for Samaritan’s Feet

Glenforest School Athletic Director and Head Coach William Knopf for the past four years has been giving new meaning to the familiar adage, “Putting your best foot forward,” thanks to his annual Barefoot Walk for Samaritan’s Feet an More...

Sports

Lady Devils handle undermanned Airport

Led by sophomores Jazmine Robinson and Kaydra Duckett, the Dreher girls’ basketball team cruised to an easy 38-11 win against an undermanned Airport squad Friday, January 6. More...

Dreher hangs on to ground Eagles

The Dreher boys’ basketball team nearly blew a 20-point lead against Airport Friday, January 6, but hung on for a 60-55 road win. More...

Blazers squeak by Spring Valley

When the dust finally settled, the Ridge View Blazers clipped the Spring Valley Vikings, 42-40, in a Region 4- 4A contest Friday, January 6 at the Ridge View gym. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Scoundrels come to Town Theatre

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 film, opens at Town Theatre January 20 and focuses on two con men residing on the French Riviera. More...

Lifechance: Gala of the Stars showcases dancers from around the country

Every January the Columbia Classical Ballet Company invites great dancers from around the nation to perform in Lifechance: Gala of the Stars. More...

Travel

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

Part 7: The Shot Heard Round the World

According to historian Walter Edgar, it is now acknowledged that South Carolina was the site of more battles and more fatalities during the American Revolution than in any other state, including Massachusetts. More...

Pets

Experience Love on the Wild Side

Roses are pretty and chocolate is sweet, but a Valentine’s date at Riverbanks just can’t be beat! More...

Foster family takes in abandoned best friends

Last November, we ( The Humane Society) received a heartbreaking call. More...

Bite dog fighters in the wallet

In South Carolina the laws, fines, and jail sentences for dog fighting simply don’t do enough to dissuade the people from running the rings. More...