January 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Salute to seniors

The Home Instead Senior Care® office serving seniors in Richland and Lexington Counties has announced the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program to honor senior volunteers for the tireless contributions they make to their local communities. More...

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I enjoy your newspaper so much. I especially love the commentary page. All three writers are hilarious. It makes my day to read what they have to say. I love Ariail, and I’m glad I can still view his political insight since leaving The State. More...

About Mitt Romney’s taxes

You’re Mitt for a minute. Let’s say you own 1,000 shares in XYZ Corp. out of 100 million shares outstanding, and the shares are trading at $100, and the dividend yield is 3%, your $3,000 in dividends is taxed by the IRS at 15% or $450. More...

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I’m so tired of the game of politics

I’m just saying...

I’m so happy the primaries have moved out of South Carolina that I could do back-flips. Well…..if I didn’t have a bad knee and back and such….but still…I can say HOOORAY! More...

Best fried chicken

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

A half hour west of Oklahoma City one finds Okarche, a small community known for two things. Eischen’s Bar is the oldest of its kind in the state, dating back to around 1900. More...

Education

Blythewood’s Muller Road School officially dedicated

Blythewood’s Muller Road Middle School was officially dedicated Friday, January 20, in the school’s gymnasium with a full range of events from musical prelude to ribbon cutting. More...

Saint Joseph Catholic School announces winners of quarterly school service awards

The following students of Saint Joseph Catholic School were selected by its administration as the recipients of the school’s quarterly School Service Awards for the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year: More...

Ben Lippen School on 2012 List of Best Christian Workplaces

Ben Lippen School is a great place to work. The Christian college preparatory school is on the 2012 list of Best Christian Workplaces published by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute ( BCWI). More...

Events

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Get ready for spring sports in the parks

Registration is now open for some Spring sports. Registration and fees may be sent to the Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 1932 Calhoun Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Dick Goodwin Big Band, making music in the Midlands since 1970s

Dr. Gordon ( Dick) Goodwin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, has brought the sounds of his unique big band ensemble, “The Dick Goodwin Big Band” to Midlands’ audiences since the early 1970s. More...

Pocket Productions introduces Playing After Dark: Storytellers

Join Pocket Productions for an eclectic evening of “Storytellers,” part of their Playing After Dark Series, in downtown Columbia on Friday, January 27. More...

Drink Small, Columbia’s own “Blues Doctor” since the 1950s

When my friend and colleague, Julie Jenkins of the online magazine BluesJunction, phoned me from California and told me she was traveling across the country interviewing blues singers, she asked if I knew of a good person to interview in Columbia. More...

Travel

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

Part 9: Lexington Liberty Ride

Linda and I drove quickly from Walden Pond to the Concord Square to meet the Liberty Ride trolley, the most efficient way to get a full understanding of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. More...

Harming a squirrel may cost you money or jail time

It is within the rights of the Columbia Police Depart-ment to arrest you if you in any way harm a squirrel. And it is extremely hard to drive or walk around Columbia without seeing a squirrel run from one tree to another or dart across the road. More...

Historic Columbia Foundation goes Down Under again

Columbia business leader Edwin Wales Robertson, a posthumous member of the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame, visited Milan, Italy, early in the last century. More...

News

Priest speaks to Torch Club

Father Thomas Moore, Orthodox Church of America, speaks to the Columbia Torch Club on Tuesday night, January 24, following dinner at the Capital City Club. More...

Riley Institute gives awards

Dr. Rodney Smolla, Furman University president, introduces Dick Riley, former governor in South Carolina and former secretary of education in the Clinton Administration. More...

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Gen. David Petreaus, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, speaks at the Riley Institute’s annual Wilkins Leadership Awards Luncheon. Petreaus retired from the U.S. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Foundation plans to enhance Pinehurst Park

The AmeriHealth Mercy Foundation announced January 18 plans to work with Columbia area business and community leaders to provide local residents with updated and enhanced recreational amenities at Pinehurst Park. More...

Rosewood Community Council converses concern for crime

At their quarterly meeting on Thursday, January 19, members of the Rosewood Community Council hosted officials from both the city and the Columbia Police Department to discuss the safety concerns of the neighborhoods. More...

Candidates for non-partison general election

The deadline for candidates to register for the general election is 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, in the City Clerk's office in City Hall, corner of Main Street and Laurens Street. More...

Business

Senator Graham packs USC Law with the court

Two U. S. Supreme Court associate justices came to Columbia Friday, January 20, to speak to attorney trainees at the USC School of Law. More...

Briefs

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Folks about town

Erin Farrell Farthing, an associate in the firm McKay, Cauthen, Settana, & Stubley, P.A., has been selected by the South Carolina Bar Association as one of the 11 attorneys who will take part in the 2012 South Carolina Bar Association Leadership More...

Sports

Cavaliers hang on to defeat Spring Valley

It was tied at the end of the first quarter, then again at halftime. One team led by two at the end of the third quarter, and by one at the end of the game. That difference did not happen till the final buzzer. More...

A.C. Flora flies by Airport

The A.C. Flora Lady Falcons pulled away late to knock off the Airport Lady Eagles 43-34 Friday, January 20. More...

Blue Devils get dramatic win over B-C

The call for Brookland- Cayce boys’ basketball coach Ricky Bouknight was easy against Dreher Tuesday, January 20: put the game in the hands of his hottest player, guard Dominique Hollman. More...

Home & Garden

From Mudpies to Modeling Leaves

Stopping to smell the flowers

There are as many reasons for working with plants as there are gardeners. Sheila Cummings gardens to create works of art. More...

Star Chefs

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“Keeping Bees” at Petal Pushers Garden Club meeting

Maureen Mitchell, Master Gardener, was the speaker for the January meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

RFQ FOR DEVINE STREET/FORT JACKSON NODE 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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