April 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

City gives away water/sewer money ...and then raises rates on water/sewer

Forgive me if I seem ignorant, I only graduated from a top university business school with a degree in marketing/sales with a specialization in advertising. More...

The senseless killing of innocent animals is unacceptable; stiffen the laws

I am writing to personally thank you for continuously writing about our precious Knolla Grace. I really appreciate all of the articles and thank you for spreading her story. She is my brother’s baby girl and an important member of our family. More...

Refinancing will save taxpayers millions

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announces the state has reached agreement to refinance $220 million of general obligation bonds and $288 million of State Infrastructure Bank revenue bonds. Refinancing will save taxpayers approximately $48 million. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council meeting features zoo bond issue and Zoo Team

At the beginning of this week’s Richland County Council meeting, Chairman Kelvin Washington announced that the meeting was being streamed live on the internet. More...

Olympia prepares for festival

With the Olympia festival fast approaching, the final preparations are being made. At the We Are Olympia meeting Monday, April 16, Betty Hillard gave an update. The final festival meeting will be at 701 Whaley Street beginning at 5:30, April 23. More...

Business

Store Closing

location at 725 Saluda Avenue in Five Points. The shop was able to expand to three times its original size. The newborn baby doll adoption nursery was opened in 2001, quietly and with little fanfare due to the events of 9/ 11. More...

Folks about town

Bob Neiman has joined INDEXX as an account executive. More...

BlueCross BlueShield of S.C. donates to S.C. Rural Health

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation recently awarded the South Carolina Office of Rural Health for The Benefit Bank of South Carolina a $1,136,487 grant to assist South Carolinians in n More...

Society

You are invited to the 8th annual Wade Hampton Memorial Service

The eighth annual Wade Hampton Memorial Service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in the Keenan Chapel. Dr. More...

April is National Volunteer Month; Become a mentor

The month of April has been designated as National Volunteer Month. More...

St. Andrews Rotary Club learns about Goodwill Industries

On April 10, 2012, Brad Majors spoke to the St. Andrews Rotary Club about Goodwill Industries and their role in the community. Majors is vice president of marketing and development at Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC including Columbia. More...

Events

Events

•ART 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. More...

Arts & Entertainment

What were those doctors thinking!!

What exactly were doctors thinking in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity, when they utilized vibrator therapies on their female patients in the name of medical treatment? More...

Ode on a Grecian Yearn

Once you’ve been to Greece, you will yearn to return. That’s the mantra of two local artists whose work is on display at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. More...

Travel

The 5L (Liberty, Literature, Leaves, Lobster, and Love) Tour Part 22: Exploring Pemaquid Point

Linda and I unloaded at the Bradley Inn then took a sunset walk to Pemaquid Point to check out the lighthouse. The craggy Maine coast is lined with 61 historic lighthouses from Portsmouth to the Canadian border. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices - Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N. A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N. A. as Trustee vs. Monique M. More...

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Where the Wild things are cared for

Carolina Wildlife Care’s Baby Shower and Open House this weekend

The Carolina Wildlife Care’s Baby Shower and Open House will be held at 5551 Bush River Road Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, 1 p.m.–4 p.m. More...

Summer Camps

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News

SUMC entertains and honors

(Left photo) Annette Matthews and Eddie Huss will per form Sunday, Apr il 22 at 4:00 p.m. at Shandon United Methodist Church. More...

A new chapter begins at 831 Maple Street

For more than 100 years the church at 831 Maple Street has been host to Shandon and other Midlands area churchgoers through a variety of congregations, disasters, and natural events. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

IMNSHO (For the text speak challenged...In my not so humble opinion)

I’m just saying...

I don’t think I’m ever going to get the hang of social media. I just found out the other day I have a Twitter account. I don’t even know HOW to tweet and I have an account. With followers! More...

Speaking Amurcan

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

During the last two growing seasons I have worn the logo of the best known plant food company in America. I stand in big box stores and offer suggestions, listen to problems, and accept compliments about my company’s products. More...

Education

Richland Northeast High School Naval JROC breaks the Top 10 in the Nation

The RNE Drill Team competed in Pensacola, Florida, Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 at Navy JROTC Nationals. Twenty five of the best teams in the nation were there. More...

RNE unveils new gym and renovations

Richland Northeast High School will unveil its renovations and additions at a rededication ceremony Friday, April 20 in the school’s gym. More...

South Carolina’s Magnificent Five

Five South Carolina Students will represent the state of South Carolina at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposia ( JSHS) in Bethesda Maryland May 2 – May 6, 2012. More...

Sports

Wando claims Palmetto Cup championship

Hunter Danna and Erik Clark scored goals less than a minute apart to give the ESPN Power- Ade Fab 50 No. 48 Wando Warriors a 2-0 victory over the then No. More...

Skyhawks’ late goal beats Highlanders

Alex Zalesne scored off a crossing pass from Ken Krupa in the 75th minute to give the Hammond Skyhawks a 2-1 victory against the visiting Heathwood Hall Highlanders Saturday, April 14. More...

McDaniel’s hat trick leads B-C over Dreher

Brookland- Cayce’s Lady Bearcats returned from spring break perfectly in stride downing the Dreher Lady Blue Devils, 6-0, in a Region 5-3A contest Monday, April 16, at Memorial Stadium in Columbia. More...

Home & Garden

Carolina Community Ga rden

Stopping to smell the flowers

In spring on the University of South Carolina campus a young student’s fancy turns to….gardening. More...

Star Chefs

Grilled Parmesan Asparagus 1 pound fresh asparagus,trimmed3 Tbsp. olive oil1/2 cup grated Parmesancheese, or to tasteSalt to taste Preheat an outdoor grill on medium heat, and lightly oil the grate. More...

Garden Council to meet

The Garden Council of Greater Columbia will meet April 23 at the Garden Council Building, 1605 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. The Board will meet at 9 a. More...