May 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Story points out wrong things

I read the Julia Rogers Hook article March 9 “Animal Control removing dog from inside fenced yard.” There are so many things wrong with this story that I don’t know where to start. More...

Letter to Dreher Classes of ’46 and ’47 about 2012 reunion

• Thursday, June 14, 2012, 12:00 Noon (not same time as last year) • Dupre Catering & Events at Senate’s End (300 Senate Street, same as last year); a really great venue – excellent food and lots of space; access Senate Stre More...

The Capital City Club invites the public to Blue Sky exhibit

The Capital City Club, a Club- Corp Club, is currently hosting a fantastic exhibit of Blue Sky’s paintings. On Friday, May 11 from 530 p.m.-8 p.m., these paintings will be on display for all to see. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Me, my cat, a fox, and a frustrated husband

I’m just saying...

It seems we have a fox in our neighborhood again. We had one last summer, but all the animal agencies assured me she would leave my cats alone. And she did. Apparently, this new fox hasn’t consulted with the same agencies I spoke to. More...

Squirrel Apocalypse

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

A recent internet article has me worried, really worried. I’m not concerned about a secret government plan to euthanize old people or the rapid influx of Mexican drug gangs moving north like armadillos. More...

Education

Science at Bridge Creek Elementary

Students had a blast on Science Day at Bridge Creek Elementary. The day was filled with hands-on science experiences for kindergarten through fifth grade. More...

Fewer Aphids, thanks to SJN

Aphids will be in short supply thanks to 9,000 hungry ladybugs released at Saint John Neumann on Earth Day. PreSchool and kindergarden students concluded a month-long study of spring including the study of insect life cycles. More...

Society

Novel-lovers Book Club pays back with books

The Novel-lovers Book Club members have been sharing their favorite best sellers and other modern fiction since 2003. More...

Do you remember?

Do you remember when doctors made house calls. I do. When I was a child way back yonder in the 1920s, I liked to climb trees. I loved to grab onto limbs and raise myself from the ground. More...

Lion receives Melvin Jones Fellowship award

Lion Margaret Gardner, the oldest member of the Blythewood Lions Club, was presented a Melvin Jones Fellowship during the recent Lions State Convention in Columbia. More...

Home & Garden

Low Labor, High Yield Gardening

stopping to smell the flowers

Home gardening is considered to be a leisure activity, but novice and veteran gardeners lament the long hours and toil of tilling, digging, raking, leveling, weeding, soil testing, and amending done just in preparation for planting. More...

Star Chefs

Low Labor, High Yield Cooking

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Public Notices

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...

Legals

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A.C. Flora alumnus graduates No. 1 in his class of 409 Marines

PFC John G Norris Jr. USMC (26), a graduate of A.C. Flora in 2003, received a degree in criminal justice from Midlands Technical College in 2006. Prior to joining the U.S. Marine Corp, he was employed as a weapons tester for FN Manufacturing. More...

News

First Christian Church celebrates 110 years in Columbia

First Christian Church of Columbia will celebrate a significant anniversary this weekend. On Sunday, May 6, this congregation will observe 50 years at 2062 Belt Line Boulevard across from Richland Mall. More...

Forest Pines holds seminar about little-known benefits for veteran families

The Aid and Attendance benefits program was designed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assist senior veterans and surviving spouses. But the benefits remain one of the VA’s most underutilized. More...

Custodian honored for 50 years of service

In 1962, Columbia International University, then called Columbia Bible College, needed help moving the campus from downtown Columbia, to its new location on Monticello Road. They hired 18-year-old Lee Morris as a temporary worker. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Song resounds at the Richland County Council meeting

This week’s Richland County Council meeting featured a song, distinguished foreign politicians, and the same old stuff. More...

West Columbia City Council honors requests

The regular meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order at 6 p. m. by Mayor Joe Owens. The invocation and pledge of allegiance was led by Eric Fowler. Members present were Mayor Joe Owens, Mayor Pro- Tem Boyd Jones, Abbott L. More...

New Parks and Recreation director speaks at CCN

After years without having a director for Parks and Recreation, Senior Assistant City Manager Allison Baker announced at the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting Thursday, April 26 that Jeff Caton will be filling the position. More...

Business

Drs EyEcarE & contact Lens clinic of sc, a pioneer in contact lens sales

In 1956, Dr. George Jessen of Chicago, Ill., visited Columbia to give a lecture on his work on orthokeratology, the use of the contact lens to correct refractive error. Dr. More...

Folks about town

The Lexington Medical Center board of directors has re-elected Dan Jones to a second term as chairman. Libby Anne Inabinet has joined Providence Hospitals’ Development Foundation as its president. More...

Midlands chapter of american Business Women’s association hosts awards banquet

The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is a national educational association with over 6,000 chapters and over 150,000 members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. More...

Sports

Hall clinches playoff birth

Andrew Cloyd reached base four times and scored three runs to help the Heathwood Hall Highlanders secure the final playoff spot in the upcoming SCISA AAA baseball playoffs, beating the visiting Cardinal Newman Cardinals on Senior Night 10-4 Wednesday More...

2nd half explosion propels Cards over A.C. Flora

It took 52 minutes for the offense to strike, but once it did... The Cardinal Newman Cardinals, preparing for a long playoff run, downed the A.C. Flora Falcons, 5-0, in a battle of schools less than a mile apart April 26 at Cardinal Newman. More...

Cardinals blast Ben Lippen

The Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals struck early and often against the Ben Lippen Lady Falcons Thursday, April 26, securing a 15-0 win as the umpires called the game in the third inning at Cardinal Newman. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Young Sandlapper Singers to perform May 18

Young Sandlapper Singers, a 32-voice ensemble of children from throughout the Midlands in grades three through eight will present their spring concert on May 18 at 7 p.m. More...

Travel

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

Part 24: A Down East fishing village

During our few days on the Maine coast, Linda and I drove out from our New Harbor inn in search of some real Down East culture. Our first problem was the weather, cool and foggy, and getting worse. More...