Midlands sixth grader receives Regional Team Scholar Award



Will Tucker, a sixth grader at Saint Joseph Catholic School and son of John and Karen Tucker, was selected as a Mid– South Regional Second Team Scholar by the Pop Warner Little Scholars program, a division of Pop Warner football. Will, who played on the Columbia Chargers Pop Warner Football team in the fall of 2010, was chosen for this […]

If these buildings and walls could talk

Famously Hot Historically cool for 225 years

Edi tor’s note: Carol ine Burns attended Satchel Ford Elementary, Crayton Middle, and A. C. Flora High School (2006) and the College of Charleston (2010). She is the recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and is spending a year in Uganda. Keep up with her adventure at carolinekburns.blogspot.com In April 1786 the appointed commissioners of Columbia, the new capital of […]

NAI Avant celebrates 45 years



With offices in Columbia and Charleston South Carolina, NAI Avant has been providing its clients comprehensive commercial real estate services for over 45 years. On April 12, 2011, company members and their guests celebrated at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Forest Acres City Council plans improvement for city parks



Plans to improve some of Forest Acres city parks will have to wait a bit, after a group of citizens wanted to provide more input on the types of upgrades planned. At its April 12 regular session, the council heard from 10 citizens who were concerned with the roughly $300,000 in improvements at Citadel and Idelia parks that had been […]

Richland County Council honors Keenan Basketball Team and special committee members



At the Richland County Council meeting this week, the Keenan High School boys’ basketball team was honored for winning the second of two consecutive state championships. Gwen Kennedy read the proclamation and presented each player and coach with a copy of the proclamation and a hug. Seth Rose read a proclamation honoring Thomasina Briggs for her service on the Appearance […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City



Forest Acres tLynhaven Drive, 3000 block: Police were called to a learning center at 3 p.m. Tuesday after three teenaged girls told school officials that a teacher had made inappropriate comments to them and had touched them in an improper fashion. The 38–year–old accused male teacher denied the charges. The school was requesting a police investigation into the matter. tArcadia […]

Cherokee Presbyterian Church



At eight years of age, Cherokee Presbyterian Church is firmly planted in the Gilbert area of Lexington County and looking to the future. After holding services in several temporary locations, Cherokee now occupies a comfortable and adequate– for– now permanent building on Highway One west of Lexington High School. “ We appreciate the support that has come our way,” says […]

Forty–six young people confirmed at Shandon United Methodist Church



Forty six young people were confirmed at the 11 a.m. worship service April 10, 2011, at Shandon United Methodist Church. They are Joel Adams, Jamel Addahoumi, Anna Allen, Ben Beasley, Emily Berry, Kinsey Bluestein, Edward Brantley, Pearce Coggeshall, Wells Coleman, Anne Crosswell, Will Daniels, MacRae Few, Thomas Few, Blake Ford, Dorothy Gaddis, James Hance, Thomas Hollingsworth, Eppie Huffman, Regan Kelley, […]

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

JaMarcus and the life coach

I was multitasking one day last week watching “Paralyzed and Pregnant” on television, reading Peoplemagazine, and searching the internet for anything new about Charlie Sheen. It pays to be well informed in these troubled times. An internet story caught my attention. John Lucas had quit as JaMarcus Russell’s life coach. Talk about a free fall. Russell was an All American […]

Forty– something

The quest continues

In my quest for some semblance of rock hard abs ( at this point I’d settle for ripe tomato hard abs), I’ve attempted many things. I’ve exercised until I couldn’t stand up straight, and for what? To keep Advil in business? I have tried a diet consisting of nothing but meat. This sounded like the perfect plan for me at […]