Columbia relives darkest days

By Warner M. On February 16- 18, 1865, Columbia suffered its darkest days. On the same days of 2007, those days were remembered and re- enacted by the sons and daughters of the Confederacy. The Last Confederate Bazaar and Ball. Thinking the Union army of Gen. William T. Sherman would move from Savannah to Charleston, citizens of Columbia held […]

Museum director breakfasts at White House

By Rachel Haynie Karen Brosius, executive director of the Columbia Museum of Art breakfasted at the White House recently. She is on the board of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. “Service awards were given to the top three museums and libraries in the country,” said Brosius. “These awards were for 2006, and since I wasn’t on the board […]

The battles

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Catherine Horne of EdVenture

By John Temple Catherine Horne was born in Chesterfield, S.C. Her father was a businessman with many commercial interests, and her mother was a third- grade school teacher. Horne stayed in Chesterfield through high school, where she graduated valedictorian. She earned her undergraduate degree from Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C., which offered her opportunities to study the decorative arts […]

Clinton vs. Obama

By John Temple Before a crammed crowd of 3,000 people in the gymnatorium at Allen University, with another few hundred on the outside, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) gave 50 minutes of her political opinions and positions last Monday morning, Feb. 19. She announced she had just kicked off her campaign for president in the S.C. Democrat primary. She […]

Clinton vs. Obama

By John Temple U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) wowed the crowd of maybe 3,000 in the exhibition hall of the convention center on Lincoln Street late Friday afternoon, Feb. 16. He introduced himself as the husband of Michelle and the father of Sasha (5) and Malia (8), who has asthma. Obama disclosed his upper- tier education attainment and his […]


by John Temple Ligon The case for caution With about 800 people hearing new diagnoses every year, South Carolina has more than 15,000 HIV or AIDS cases, ninth per capita in the country. The state’s waiting list for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program is up to 432, the country’s longest waiting list, and is expected to reach 600 by July. […]

South Carolina Business Hall of Fame to induct three

Contributed byKatherine Robinson Three business leaders have been selected for induction into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. They are Darla D. Moore, vice president of Rainwater, Inc., and founder of the Palmetto Institute, Robert S. Small, Sr., former chairman and CEO of Dan River Mills, and Robert Mills, the United States’ first Federal architect. The inductees will be […]

Folks about town

Edson Pierre has joined LS3P Associates Ltd. as a CAD Technician in the Columbia office. James C. Rogers has been hired by the South Carolina’s Council on Competitiveness. Genice Hall- Summers has been named the new state director of Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY). Sen. Scott Richardson has been named the director of the South Carolina Department of […]

Women build businesses

By Jessica Cross Building a business requires both drive and skill, which is why several women’s business organizations in the Columbia area provide businesswomen with the necessary tools to create a firm foundation. A primary tool for many entrepreneurs is the business club. The clubs not only offer networking opportunities, but they also offer a support system. One such club […]