USC College of Education in spotlight

A federal grant entitled, “Preparation of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Personnel in South Carolina” has been awarded to the USC College of Education. It was written by Drs. William H. Brown in Programs in Special Education of the Department of Educational Studies, Ana Lpez-De Fede in the Institute for Families in Society and Department of Pediatrics, and Herman T. […]

See How They Run

See How They Run Contributed by Town Theatre See How They Run is a classic British comedy. It involves an American actor and actress, a Cockney maid, an “old maid,” and four men in clergymen suits who gallop in and out of the doors of an English vicarage on the eve of a seemingly imminent Nazi invasion. This riot […]

Airport High School teacher supervises recreation in Iraq

Contributed by USC School of Education Catherine “Cay” Kessler was a dedicated educator of 30 years in the Columbia area. She retired from her position as physical education teacher at Airport High School after touching many students’ lives and coaching state championship teams in gymnastics, softball, and volleyball. During her career as an educator, Kessler worked in partnership with other […]

The Hansom Wheels keep Sherlock Holmes alive

Attendees at The Hansom Wheels 2006 Christmas Party

Extracted from by Billy Rawl, spokesman for The Hansom Wheels The Hansom Wheels was created by Rev. E. Wayne Wall, BSI, aka “Holy Peters,” in the early 1970s. Initially there were no regular members other than the good Reverend himself, but in early 1977 he joined with Dr. G. B. Lane of the USC music department to form a […]

Very Hansom of You, Mr. Holmes A look at the old two- wheeler and its place in the recorded cases of Mr. Sherlock Holmes By Brad Keefauver (Originally published in 1982) “The horse, a quiet god was he, The source of all technology.” – V.H. Smith So it was in the England of Sherlock Holmes. When taking a cab, one had two choices. First was […]

Wife swears husband in as president of RLI

The New Orleans new year celebration John McAllister Jr. and his wife, Judge Carolyn Matthews, shared late last year began a presidential term of office for the land consultant and broker. His installation was followed by cigars and cordials poolside. McAllister will serve throughout 2007 as REALTORS Land Institute (RLI) President. His term commenced late last year at annual meeting […]

Do you know your city’s history? Streets of Columbia

By Warner M. Columbia was the first planned city in the United States. The original grid of 1790 consisted of 20 streets running north- south named for Revolutionary War heroes and 20 running east- west named for native products. Over the years some of the original names have been changed. Upper Street became Elmwood Avenue. Lower Street became Heyward […]


The telephone number of The Shepherd’s Center of Columbia is 779-4449.


by John Temple Ligon

2006 returns The Charlotte Observer recently listed the 50 largest publicly traded companies in the Carolinas as measured by revenue. The companies were ranked by total return, counting stock price and dividends. Among the 50, 10 were in S.C.: (6) Centerplate, Spartanburg, +63.54%; (15) Sonoco Products, Hartsville, +33.24%; (21) Advance America, Spartanburg, +21.76%; (26) Denny’s, Spartanburg, +16.87%; (33) ScanSource, Greenville, […]

Top ten local wish list for 2007

By John Temple Ligon 1. Electricity The largest utility in America is Charlotte-based Duke Energy. Duke recently spun off its gas operations into a whole separate company, as it did with its real estate arm, Crescent. Duke is a pure play in electricity. Scana’s customer base is both contiguous and much smaller. The federal law prohibiting a contiguous expansion […]