June 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Glad to see Caroline Judson’s “Do you remember?”

Carolina Judson was one of the first people I met when I moved to Columbia 57 years ago. She was a good writer then, putting words into the mouths of WIS radio announcers, and is a good writer now. More...

Reader responds on behalf of protection for consumers

I want to respond to the letter written by Jim Love about consumers having no protection when it comes to contractors because I work for a company that was created for just that purpose! More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tForest Drive: A clerk in a drug store called police at 7:30 p.m. Sunday after she said a man was dragging a screaming child out of the building. More...

Commentary

I’m just saying...

Lacey nightgowns and a mouse resurrection...there goes the neighborhood

My new neighbors must think I’m a certifiable lunatic. They recently moved into the house next door, and after our first introductory encounter, I have inadvertently given them many sights to behold. More...

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

America is The Hatfields & McCoys

About two months ago, The History Channel began hyping their upcoming mini-series “The Hatfields and McCoys,” with every fiber of their network being. More...

40–Something

Don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone…to camp

Last Saturday night my nineyear old son nearly got in a fistfight with his 14-year-old sister as they battled for position on the couch while we were awaiting the start of a movie on our television. More...

Society

Miss Stewart and Mr. Vega marry June 9, 2012

Mary McDonald Stewart and Jaime Enrique Cuellar Vega were united in marriage Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Shandon United Methodist Church in Columbia. Dr. Michael Guffee officiated the six o’clock ceremony. More...

Couple returns again after 50 years

Fifty years ago my husband was stationed at Fort Jackson. After we were married June 2, 1962, he took his young bride to live with him in an apartment on Sumter Street. We grew very fond of the city and have many happy memories of our stay there. More...

You can’t mess with Mother Nature

Dr. Jean Ellis, an expert on dunes and beaches, spoke to the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club June 8. More...

Events

Lake Junaluska Singers in concert at Second Baptist Church

The Lake Junaluska Singers will be in concer t at Second Baptist Church, 1110 Mason Road, Monday, June 18, 2012 at 7 p.m. The Lake Junaluska Singers, directed by Dr. More...

•ART

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Studio Glass Movement, the Columbia Museum of Art showcases a special exhibition, Born from Fire: American Studio Glass from the Collection, featuring more than 30 examples of gla More...

•CHILDREN

Titanic Tea Party as they might have enjoyed in 1912, for children ages 5-14, will be held at the South Carolina State Museum Saturday, June 16, 2 p.m. southcarolinastatemuseum.org or 898-4952. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents The Commedia Cinderella

Join a band of lovable vagabond actors from Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) as they present The Commedia Cinderella, June 15-24. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. More...

Trustus Theatre presents Almost an Evening

This June, Trustus Theatre is bringing Almost an Evening to the Trustus Black Box. More...

Travel

A Step into Kingstree’s Past

Part 5: Jousting, Lancing, Tilting

At three sharp, the bugle sounded. Judges, timekeepers, scorekeepers, and ladies-in-waiting took their seats on the raised platform at mid-field. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices - Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: CitiMortgage, Inc. vs. Chris K. Meihls; Thomas J. Meihls; Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. More...

Public Notices - Master’s Sales

MASTER IN EQUITY'S NOTICE OF SALE More...

Students prepare for take-off

Someday W.A. Perry Middle School students may soar across the cosmos as astronauts or engage in exciting careers in astrophysics, engineering, robotics, or biotechnology. NASA and W.A. More...

News

Babyboomers assume new roles as caregivers

Their father, a retired dentist in upstate South Carolina, asked his daughters in a recent conversation what time the next shore excursion would be from their Caribbean cruise liner. More...

Internet sweepstakes concerns council

At the June 5 Richland County Council meeting the fire services contract between the county and Columbia was finally approved. Richland County Council voted unanimously to approve the agreement that has been nearly two years in the making. More...

CCN honors neighborhood leaders

Teamwork is what makes dreams work. Those words were part of guest speaker Tige Watts’ speech at the fifth annual Columbia Council of Neighborhoods awards banquet Saturday, June 9. More...

Business

City Snippets

Rogers Townsend launches new website Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, launched a new website May 29. More...

From classes to quail, Hayhill has it all

Fred Gantt, owner of Hay Hill Services in St. Matthews, S. C., has expanded his business by opening Hay Hill Garden Market, a garden center and retail store, in Columbia, S.C., on Bluff Road. The new facility opened in March 2012. More...

Folks about town

The Ci ty of Columbia Community Development Depar tment has been selected as a recipient of the 2012 John A. Sasso National Community Development Week Award. More...

Education

Richland Two students explore the world as People to People ambassadors

Two rising sixth graders are preparing to say good-bye to their family and friends as they embark on a 19 day journey to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. More...

“Wish it, dream it, and do it”

Blythewood High School students awarded Juneique Scholarships

Blythewood High School’s guidance counselor, Ashanti C. Friels presented two graduating seniors with the Juneique Scholarship Award, a memorial scholarship that she founded in honor of her mother the late, Audrika “Juneique” Friels. More...

Graduation ceremonies seen around the world

All across the country and as far away as China, family and friends of Richland Two high school seniors watched graduation ceremonies live on the Internet. More...

Sports

West Columbia dumps Dalzell

West Columbia Post 79’s Parker Birt dropped a perfect bunt scoring Wesley Camp and giving West Columbia Post 79 a 13-3 win over Dalzell-Shaw Post 175 in seven innings in American Legion action Friday night, June 8 at Eagles Field at Airport Hig More...

Columbia boxer finally gets to fight at home

For most teenagers turning 18 is a big milestone in their lives. For De’Andre Robinson-Neal turning 18 has a little extra meaning to it because he will finally get to box in the state of South Carolina. More...

Legends of the Midlands

McKie’s success a team effort

Success has been a big part of B.J. McKie’s career. As a member of the Irmo Yellow Jackets and the University of South Carolina men’s basketball teams, McKie helped lead both programs to championship levels. More...

Home & Garden

The Popular Petunia

Stopping to smell the flowers

Create a patriotic pot of petunias for the Fourth of July. More...

Star Chefs

Crispy Fish Sandwich with Pineapple Cole Slaw

2 Tbsp. mayonnaise,reduced-fat2 Tbsp. yogurt,fat-free plain2 tsp. vinegar, rice1/8 tsp. pepper, red, More...

June gardening tips in South Carolina

Contributed by www.scgardenguru.com • June is the time for daylilies. Daylilies need very little care once established, and repeat bloomers provide color all season long. More...