June 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Parents closer to school choice

A plan to help low-income and disabled students attend the school of their family’s choosing moved closer to becoming law May 29, emerging from the Senate Finance Committee by a voice vote. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres Brookfield Road: Police were called to a school at 11 a.m. Tuesday after a student found what appeared to be a fetus of some sort. More...

Correction

Gregg Park Monster

Nancy Harris was startled when she opened the front door of her home to find a giant turtle. She took this picture and her neighbor, Janie Stancyk, called Rudy Mancke at ETV to ask him what to do about it. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Five Points Association Board of Directors elects officers and sets goals

On Tuesday May 22, 2012, the Five Points Association’s Board of Directors met for the Annual Board Retreat, a day-long meeting to elect officers, determine annual budgets, review current projects, evaluate staff and more. More...

Mounted units provide safety in the community

During the process of a search mission, there may be times when a traditional law enforcement vehicle is unable to reach an area. More...

CCN participants hear about Walk with Ease and OMG

According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, May is Arthritis Awareness month. More...

Business

Create your own ceramic art pieces

In 1997, Margaret Neville opened Columbia’s first ceramic design studio, The Mad Platter, located on Millwood Avenue near downtown Columbia. More...

City Snippets

Land Trust Day is June 2 More...

Baker and bulldog open bakeshop on Forest Drive

A word of advice when visiting or calling the Ally and Eloise Bakeshop – don’t ask for Eloise. More...

Sports

Former Falcon turns success as a player into success as a coach

It almost seems like destiny for Tyrone Corbin to have success as head coach of the Utah Jazz. From the days he played for A.C. More...

Falcons face new foe...transition

Overview: Over the past two years, the Falcons have enjoyed record-breaking success including a 12-2 mark last season. Now comes the tough part of football: transition. More...

Cardinal becomes a Hawk

Cardinal Newman athlete Dorn Brown signs a letter of intent to play golf for Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, S.C. More...

Home & Garden

Pomp and circumstance among people and peonies

Stopping to smell the flowers

The May NATO Summit in Chicago brought high drama to the second city. Motorcades transporting diplomats from around the world shut down interstates and expressways. More...

Star Chefs

Spinach Strawberry Salad More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE Plantation Storage will hold a public sale to enforce a lien imposed on units, as described below, pursuant to the South Carolina Self- Service Storage Facility Act, South Carolina Code 39-20-10 to 39-20-50. 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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Four young men achieve the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America

Four young men from Troop 10 were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout May 6, 2012, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. More...

News

Pageant raises over $3,000 for Palmetto Children’s Hospital

South Carolina’s Outstanding Miss winners were chosen at the 2012 pageant held May 20th in Hartsville, S.C. More...

President thanks those who made NAMIWalk a success

Another unbelievable NAMIWalk! Close to 1000 individuals, including over 60 registered Walk teams, came out to the West Columbia Riverwalk on Saturday, May 19 for the 5th annual event. It was another beautiful day full of fun and friends. More...

RCSD partners with Hospice of Tri-County

Sheriff Leon Lott announced a new partnership with Hospice of Tri- County to support a new initiative titled “Life Scripts.” This new program will have seniors in Richland County place a plastic vial (bottle) inside the top shelf of the r More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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The Toast of the Town becomes the Star of the Heavenly Ball

I’m just saying...

I remember the first time I met my friend Janet Winston like it was yesterday. It was the late 1970s, and I had just landed in Hollywood. More...

Man candles

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

From an early age, guys are attracted to fire. We love campfires, glowing grills, explosions, and burning trash. Everything associated with fire except candles. We light birthday candles until maybe 13. Then we move past such childish things. More...

Education

Senator Lindsey Graham speaks at Ben Lippen High School’s 70th annual graduation

The 70th annual graduation exercises of Ben Lippen High School were held Friday, May 25 in the sanctuary of historic First Baptist Church of Columbia. Senior South Carolina U. S. More...

Airport High School JROTC drill team has outstanding year

The Airport High School JROTC Drill Team competed and placed sixth overall in the National High School Drill Team Championship May 5-7 in Daytona Beach Florida. More...

Saluda River Academy for the Arts receives Arts in Basic Curriculum grant

Saluda River Academy for the Arts was awarded the Arts in Basic Curriculum grant for $4,500 for the 2012-2013 school year. More...

Society

S.C. General Assembly Women’s Caucas designates 2012 as The Year of the Girl

At a breakfast meeting at the Blatt Building on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, the South Carolina General Assembly Women’s Caucus presented a resolution to all Girl Scouts of South Carolina on behalf of the entire South Carolina General Assembly. More...

Bay Blossom Garden Club wins 11 awards

The Bay Blossom Garden Club garnered 11 awards at the annual awards luncheon held by the Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia on May 21, 2012. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club installs 2012-2013 officers

Katherine Matthews was hostess for the May meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club held at the Capital City Club. Dorothy Strickland and Judy Glenn were co-hostesses. More...

Events

Events

•ARTIn celebration of the 50th anniversary of thefounding of the American Studio GlassMovement, the Columbia Museum of Artshowcases a special exhibition, Born fromFire: American Studio Glass from the Collection, featuring more than 30 examples o More...

Arts & Entertainment

McKissick Museum features ceramic exhibit by Walter B. Stephen

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will present the work of an artist considered among the most imaginative and beautiful in American ceramics. The exhibition Pisgah Forest and Nonconnah: The Potteries of Walter B. More...

The 25th Annual Celebration of Liberty to be July 1

First Baptist Church of Columbia will host the “25th Annual Carolina Celebration of Liberty” salute to the men and women from South Carolina who serve our country in the armed services. Every branch of the military will be represented. More...

Travel

A Step into Kingstree’s Past

Part 2: Historic Tilting Tournaments

The “Come See Me Weekend” in Kingstree took me back to the medieval Age of Chivalry when young men won their women in jousting (or tilting) contests. More...

The Knight of Wateree

Joseph McCord “Joe Mac” Bates (1898-1983) is considered one of the most versatile men in the history of horsemanship in South Carolina. He was well known in the fields of polo, lancing, hunting, jumping, and horse racing. More...