March 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Hunter answers non-hunter

I read the article you published from Corry Mason suggesting we eat road kill and that hunters are murderers. I began to hunt at age 55. More...

Massachusetts resident responds to business editor

Regarding the column on 24 February that compares the South Carolina state pension fund with the Harvard endowment: More...

Kitty found at Walmart

KITTY EMERGENCY: Rescued, young female gray with white feet, seen jumping out from under a car in a Walmart parking lot, lost and afraid, dodging cars. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

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Never ask if I am a senior

I’m just saying...

There are certain stores I don’t go to on certain days. When I first moved here, I was in one particular department store on a Tuesday, and I was buying a cute little negligee. More...

Paula and the food Nazis

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

The lady’s name is Giada, and she hosts a TV cooking show. More...

Education

Celebrating reading and the birthday of Dr. Seuss

Blythewood Middle School celebrates Read Across America

Each year Blythewood Middle School celebrates Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2 by reading one book in one day as a school. More...

Richland One Schools celebrate Read Across America

Richland One schools joined thousands across the nation in celebrating Read Across America, the annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. A.C. More...

Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology participates in Books and Breakfast

Dr. Traufler and student Norah Kay, read Kay’s favor ite Dr. Seuss book. More...

Sports

Lady Silver Foxes are State Champs!

Add one part determination. More...

Lady Caps fall to Bishop England

A series of errors late in the game prevented Columbia from claiming its first State Championship since 2004 as Bishop England came from as many as ten points down to defeat the Lady Capitals 43-41 Saturday, March 3 at the Colonial Life Arena. More...

Lady Blue Devils are State Champs!

Despite a slow start, the Dreher Lady Blue Devils were able to turn up their defense in the second half and walk away with an 82- 50 win over Wade Hampton to claim the Class 3A Girls State Championship Saturday, March 3 at the Colonial Life Arena. More...

Home & Garden

El Jardîn grows close to home

Stopping to smell the flowers

When I travel to Mexico, a tour of public and private gardens is always part of my itinerary. The tours include home gardens, mission gardens, and botanic gardens. More...

Star Chefs

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips More...

Travel

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

Part 14: Herman Melville pondered here

My wonderful wife led me through the words and homes of Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Norman Rockwell on our 5L Tour through New England. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

RFQ RE-ROOFING OF 1136 WASHINGTON SQUARE BUILDING More...

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...

Lieutenant’s love wins wedding package

Talk about a whirlwind romance. Columbia resident Lt. Stephen Johnson proposed to Jessie Gudgel, and three weeks later they were married, thanks to his entry in a contest sponsored by the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show. More...

Eastover resident needs help from community

Alton Cooper, 36, is waiting for the phone call that will change his life. He needs a kidney transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Volunteers are planning a fundraiser to help. More...

News

Giving 100 hours to honor 100 years

Giving 100 hours to honor 100 years. That’s the mantra for members of St. John’s Shandon Episcopal Church in 2012. More...

St. John’s Episcopal Church feeds the hungry

At 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, representatives of St. John’s Episcopal Church delivered 2,249 pounds of food collected in just one day at two different Piggly Wiggly locations. More...

Ballet spins money for Harvest Hope

Harvest Hope Food Bank received a donation of over $2,800 on the stage of the Koger Center for the Performing Arts Friday, March 2 at 12: 30 pm, immediately following Columbia Classical Ballet’s performance of Le Corsaire. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Maj. Gen. Spears leaves well-run, well oiled machine

He was a strong presence on the third floor of the South Carolina National Guard Headquarters building for 16 years serving as the adjutant general. More...

District 3 candidates discuss issues with South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association

At the March meeting of the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association, the candidates for the District 3 seat on Columbia City Council were asked which programs they would cut. More...

Richland County continues discussion over unified fire system

Fire Chief Aubrey Jennings and his second in command were present at this week’s Richland County council meeting once again. Councilman Greg Pearce reported on the most recent Fire Contract work session. More...

Business

Pawmetto Lifeline opens Meyer Finlay Pet Adoption Center

More than 21,000 dogs and cats enter the animal control systems in Richland and Lexington Counties each year, and at least 18,000 of them are euthanized. But other communities in the country have drastically reduced their kill counts. More...

Briefs

Economic growth in China and U.S. More...

Folks about town

GWA, Inc. has earned national recognition for engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 46th annual Engineering Excellence Awards. More...

Society

Girl Scouts honor Five Women of Distinction

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands will honor five Columbia-area women at its 19th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner Thursday, March 22, 2012, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center at 6:00 p.m. More...

Women in philanthropy donate books

Members of Women in Philanthropy were to deliver 55 new books to the Cecil A. Tillis Family and Training Center (2111 Simpkins Lane in Columbia, SC 29204) Thursday, March 8 at 4 p.m. More...

Events

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Columbia Museum of Art will host the 2012 Gala, the CHAIRity Ball, Friday, April 27, 7 p.m.-midnight to celebrate opening night of the museum’s spring exhibition, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design. columbiamuseum.org/gala. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Celebrity extras participate in La Traviata

(L-R) Janelle Beamer, director of development, John de la Howe School; Olga Orlovskaya, soloist who sang Violetta in La Traviata; and Janet Brooks, partner, civil litigation, McKay Law Firm; particip More...

Guest dancer line-up change for USC Dance Company’s Ballet Stars of New York performance

The University of SC Dance Program announces a change in the guest dancer line- up for the 7th Annual Ballet Stars of New York Gala Performance, taking place March 23 at the Koger Center for the Arts. More...

S.C. Philharmonic presents Mother Russia?

The South Carolina Philharmonic will present Mother Russia? Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center. Guests are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to donate to Harvest Hope. More...

Pets

Dog snatched out of his yard and jailed

Will your dog be next?

The Columbia court room on Washington Street was full Monday morning, March 5 as the owners of a three-year-old Pitt Bull tried to get their dog out of the city animal shelter. More...

The law

In The SC Code of Ordinance under Dangerous Section 4-92, it must be determination that the dog is dangerous before the dog can be impounded. Further, there must likewise be showing that the dog is improperly confined. (see 4-93). More...