Folks about town

Erik Rutherford of Allstate insurance has earned the “Personal Financial Representative” title. Jef f Bopp was named 2009–2010 Employee of the Year by Providence Hospitals. Breon Walker of Ellis Lawhorne Attorneys at law, is the 2010 recipient of the Gary Walker Memorial Scholarship to attend the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC) Trial Academy at Stanford University. Tameika Hunter, a […]

Fast Forward receives grant for homeless veterans

Almost 23 percent of the American homeless population are veterans.

On Tuesday, July 5, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Fast Forward Executive Director Dee Albritton announced $190,000 in two grants coming to Columbia’s Fast Forward from the national department of labor. The money will be directed to job–targeted education programs run by Fast Forward. One grant is for homeless veterans, and the other is for homeless women veterans and homeless […]

LRADAC opens Lexington County facility


Sanford survey According to an informal short–term survey of readers of the Daily Report edition of the Columbia Regional Business Report, S. C. Governor Sanford might be remembered more for his foreign philandering and his obstructing progress than for any other actions or accomplishments in his eight–year administration. In its four–day survey, the Daily Report found 45.5% of respondents will […]

Ben Lippen School announces appointments

A veteran school administrator and an experienced businesswoman have been appointed to key positions at Ben Lippen School in Columbia. Helen Boen is the new elementary school principal. She has been serving as director of academics at Ben Lippen School for three years but has been active in the Christian school movement since the 1970s. She has taught every elementary […]

Byrd achieves Eagle Scout rank

Kyle Weldon Byrd of Columbia has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was recently honored in a ceremony at the Bluff Road Community Park. As his Eagle Scout Proj- ect, Byrd built a swing arbor at the Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development, located at Clemson Extension Research Center. A member of Troop 158, Indian Waters Council, Boy […]

Killian Elementary School team of winners

Two Richland One students National Merit Scholarships

Two Dreher High School students, Caroline Cross and Thomas Robinson, are among the 36 seniors in South Carolina who have won the highly pres t igious Nat ional Merit Program scholarships financed by colleges and universities across the nation. Caroline was awarded a scholarship by the University of Cincinnati to pur sue a degree in mus ic. Her clas smate […]

Richland One ROTC students participate in National Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC

A.C. Flora High School’s Army JROTC team was one of only 48 in the nation to advance to the 2010 Army JROTC Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC June 25–29. Earlier this year, Flora’s cadets competed in two rounds of competitive online play against thousands of JROTC students around the world to win place in the championship and the trip to […]


The Village Artist Gallery will host Go Figure, N.E. Columbia artists group, Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m., Village at Sandhill. 699-8886. The Columbia Museum of Art will present Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the Ceramic Research Center through September 5 at 1515 Main St. 799-2810. Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, July meeting will be […]