March 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

The Lexus Project advocates on behalf of dogs

I would like to pass something along to the dog owners from the story “Dog snatched from his yard and jailed, March 9, 2012,” in hopes of making them aware of an organization (with lawyers and legal connections) that advocates on behalf o More...

Start a petition on change.org for Apollo

How do I get in touch with Julia Rogers Hook who wrote the story on Apollo, the dog snatched out of his yard and jailed? She needs to start a petition on change.org. This needs to go national and beyond!! How ridiculous!!! Jackie Briscoe More...

Cut ties with terrorist

Americans need to know the dangers that Israel faces everyday and the existential threat it would face if Iran gets a nuclear bomb. Remember, this is a country whose leaders repeatedly vow to wipe Israel off the map. More...

Commentary

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I’m just saying...

In the past three weeks I have been doing a series of controversial stories that has pit the Columbia Animal Shelter against dog owners and local no-kill shelters as well as animal rights advocates. More...

Checking out the dead

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

As men grow older, certain things become part of their regular to-do list: Planning trips based on the number of rest stops and road congestion, telling really old jokes that now suddenly seem funny, watching TV classics like Wheel of Fortune, Jeopar More...

Education

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying performed at Dreher High School

Dreher High School will present its production of the Broadway show How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying March 22-24 at 7 p.m. and March 25 at 3 p.m. More...

Finalists announced in “This School’s Got Talent” search

South Carolina Future Minds has announced finalists in the 2012 BB&T “This School’s Got Talent” search. More...

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School student wins Prudential Spirit of Community award

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School junior, Helen Clay, has been awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her selfless dedication and effort to help and comfort local children battling cancer. More...

Society

Scholarship winners present recital to The Afternoon, Eau Claire, and Morning Music Clubs of Columbia

The Scholarship winners of The Afternoon, Eau Claire, and Morning Music Clubs of Columbia presented a recital March 18, 2012, at Columbia College. More...

March is Social Work Awareness Month

Since 1984, the National Association of Social Workers has celebrated National Professional Social Work Month annually during the month of March. Each year, the association chooses a different theme for National Professional Social Work Month. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club meets

Catherine Muller transformed the March meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club into a spectacular flower show. The meeting was held at the Garden Club Council Building and Muller had five exciting arrangements on the stage when members arrived. More...

Events

Events

•ART Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m., Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com. •CAMPS More...

Arts & Entertainment

Town Theatre’s youth program presents Peter Pan

Town Theatre’s Youth Program will present Peter Pan by JM Barrie, adapted by Jamie Harrington, Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 31 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday April 1 at 3 p.m. More...

Theatre Rowe Productions presents Second Samuel by Pamela Parker

Theatre Rowe Productions presents its premier show, Second Samuel by Pamela Parker. The title comes from the name of Second Samuel, G. A. More...

Staged reading of Robbie Robertson’s new play Satan in High Heels to benefit Trustus Theatre

Trustus Theatre will be introducing Columbia to a new play this month as they host a reading of Columbia playwright Robbie Robertson’s new work Satan in High Heels Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. More...

Travel

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

Part 16: The Battle at Bennington

August 16, 1777, was a bloody day in Bennington, Vermont. British General Burgoyne had sent a detachment of Hessians, Tories, and Indians to raid for horses and supplies in this western Vermont community. More...

German law officers get a taste of southern farm life

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) recently hosted two law officers from Germany in an international exchange program to survey how the county’s local community policing and crime prevention works. More...

News

Buy groceries; feed the hungry

One in six South Carolina families goes hungry every night. Over the last year, Harvest Hope has served over 48,000 people a week throughout 20 counties. More...

Egg farmer donates 140,000 to Harvest Hope

A local egg farmer donated more than 140,000 eggs to Harvest Hope Food Bank at 2220 Shop Road Tuesday, March 20 to help families struggling with food insecurity. More...

Yogursion=Yoga + Girlfriends + Excursion

Participants of the Active Adult Adventure Club of Richland County Recreation Commission recently completed their first “Yogursion” trip. Yogursion means, Yoga + Girlfriends + Excursion. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County vs bus system

This week’s Richland County Council meeting featured a spirited discussion about funding the area transit service. Each council member has at one time or another affirmed total support for the bus service. More...

Dining Commons opens at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

After much planning, fundraising, digging and construction, Heathwood Hall’s newest facility is now open for business. On March 16, those of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School celebrated the completion of the new Dining Commons. More...

Pit bull thefts spread across the state

As the Columbia Animal Shelter gets back to everyday business after a string of thefts of pit bulls and accusations of animal control officers impounding two pits allegedly from their own yards, thefts of the breed are spreading across the state. More...

Business

Art as a business

McClellan Douglas, 32 years old, has decided to make art his full time job doing a little bit of everything: murals, portraits, photography, faux finishing, custom hand painted art, food art, watercolor, inks, clay, and even ice sculpture. More...

Help is here for the deserted and forgotten

The Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program ( NIP) is launching a new business incentive to improve buildings and property along Decker Boulevard. More...

Folks about town

The Children's Trus t of South Carolina has been selected as the KIDS COUNT grantee by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Ken Newhouse, CPA, CITP, has joined the firm Moore Beauston & Woodham L.L.P.’s W. More...

Sports

Falcons fly away from Dreher

The A.C. Flora Falcons jumped on Dreher starter Allen Burnside for eight runs in the second inning and cruised to a 9-1 baseball victory in a Region 5-3A contest Friday night, March 16, at Falcon Field on the campus of Flora High School. More...

Cards squeak by A.C. Flora

The visiting Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals took a 4-3 lead on a hardfought goal by Pascale Rocca in the 76th minute and held on to beat the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons at Bolden Stadium Thursday, March 16. A.C. More...

Blue Devil free kick grounds Airport

The Dreher Blue Devils gave head coach Clarke McCarthy a good birthday present defeating the Airport Eagles 1-0 Friday, March 16. “I’m just excited. I couldn’t ask for more. More...

Home & Garden

Move over hosta... make way for Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’

Stopping to smell the flowers

Although Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ has been available for a dozen years as a shade garden perennial, in 2012 the plant received the distinction of the Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. More...

Star Chefs

Pickled Blueberries 3 (3-inch) cinnamonsticks1 tsp. whole cloves1 tsp. More...

Moonlight cemetery and iconography tours of Elmwood Cemetery offered from Historic Columbia Foundation April-September

Columbia’s historic Elmwood Cemetery (circa 1854) has centuries of stories etched in stone on the markers and headstones found within its acres of carefully planned grounds. 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...