Free wheeling for Columbians

By Jackie It’s no secret that giving up driving affects the lives of older citizens more than just about anything else. For most folks, even moving from a residence of many years into a retirement community doesn’t change things as much as losing transportation independence. This fact of senior life has become a cause to be championed, and who […]

Three- legged dog gets second chance

Contributed byProject Pet Project Pet is a local 501(c)3 rescue organization dedicated to reducing the deaths of over 19,000 dogs and cats in Midlands’ shelters each year. There are as many heartbreaking stories in these shelters as there are animals. Day after day Project Pet faces the difficult challenge of choosing which ones to save from euthanasia and which ones […]

Your tax dollars at work

This dumpster was seen outside of Dreher High School filled with old school furniture June 4. It was gone June 5.

Rotary Clubs contribute to the Midlands

St. Andrews Rotary

By Cheryl The St. Andrews Rotary Club recently honored the student who earned the Vocational Service Award for 2006- 2007. Leo Iniguez has been participating in the District 5 Transitional Program at Irmo High School for two years. His outstanding work ethic, willingness to work hard, and exceptional manners at school and on the job were noted at the […]

Rotary Clubs contribute to the Midlands

Columbia and Capital Rotary Clubs

Columbia Rotary Club and Capital Rotary Club have awarded college scholarships worth $56,000 to four high school students. Pictured are Pinckney Roberts, Columbia Rotary Club; Thomas Bryan, Heathwood Hall; Layla Ballard, Columbia High School; Stephen Lofton, C.A. Johnson High School; and Jenkins Mikell III of Capital Rotary Club. Rhonda Glenn, Eau Claire High School, is not pictured. These outstanding scholars […]

Brother and sister on Clemson’s Deans List

Molly Smith and Jordan Smith, 2005 and 2006 graduates of A.C. Flora High School, were selected for the spring 2007 Deans List at Clemson University. Molly, a rising junior, is majoring in public health sciences. Jordan, a rising sophomore, is majoring in accounting.

A.C. Flora grad makes grade at Lander

By Warner M. Clark McCarthy, a 2005 graduate of A.C. Flora High School, made the Dean’s List at Lander University in Greenwood for the fourth straight semester. He was named to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll for both 2006 and 2007. Clark is a member of the Lander soccer team and, upon graduation in 2009, plans to […]

United Methodists hold annual conference

Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor, gave the sermon at The S.C. Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Seated with her is Karen Radcliffe, pastor of Rehoboth United Methodist Church.

A.G. Bell Association picnics at the Paw Paw Shelter

By John The Paw Paw Shelter at Saluda Shoals Park was the site of the annual S.C. AG Bell Association Family Picnic May 19, 2007. Around 11 am families began to gather for food, fun, and fellowship. Founded in 1890, by Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, the national chapter of the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of […]

Congaree River Blue Trail, accessible to everyone

Contributed byFerillo and Associates, Inc. American Rivers, in partnership with the River Alliance, dedicated the Congaree River Blue Trail as the nation’s first under the American Rivers’ Blue Trail Initiative on June 2, 2007. The Congaree River Blue Trail runs 50 miles from Columbia/West Columbia to Bates Bridge (Highway 601) Landing adjacent to Congaree National Park. The dedication took place […]