Orangeburg Post 4 defeats Columbia Northeast Post 182

Orangeburg Post 4 defeated Columbia Northeast Post 182 8-4 on Tuesday June 23. Don Sandifer picked up the win for Post 4, pitching a complete game giving up four runs and striking out 11 batters. Scott Baldwin started the game for Post 182. He pitched four innings giving up five runs and striking out three batters. After a quiet first […]

S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics partner for international research exchange scholars program

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation announces a new collaborative with Roche Carolina, Roche Mannheim and the Johanna Wittum School in Germany to create the Research Exchange Scholars Program: A Roche International Science Education Initiative (RESP). The program, which is being launched with support from research- based healthcare company Roche, provides six- week internships abroad […]

Reeds Jewelers Mother’s Day essay contest winner

Behind the scenes

Richland One student named Gates Millennium Scholar

Theta Brown, a 2009 graduate of Eau Claire High School, has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar, a highly prestigious award that will pay the entire cost of her college education through graduation including graduate school. Brown is one of only six Gates Millennium Scholars in South Carolina this year and the only one from Columbia. The Gates Millennium Scholar […]

Ridge View seniors receive DECA award

Special Olympics

On July 20 at 2121 Lake Murray Boulevard, Bob Shields, WLTX Sports and Phil Kornblut, host of “Sports Talk,” a statewide radio call in show, will pair off with the head and assistant pro of Rawls Creek Tennis & Swim Club for a tennis challenge. This will be followed by Bob and Phil teaming up with two Special Olympics Tennis […]

I ain’t your grandma

Bad Nose Babcock walks into the convenience store late one night. He hangs around the drink boxes in the back while three customers pay for purchases and leave. Now Libby, the 68- year- old assistant manager, is the only other person in the store. Bad Nose walks up to the check- out, and puts a Diet Coke on the counter. […]

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

Smoking, cool in some counties

When I was a boy, smoking was cool. Actors and athletes smoked. So did everyone’s parents. We had a smoking court at high school. Heck, my family doctor smoked during an exam. Then people started to understand how bad smoking was. Studies validated the fears. Smoking was far more dangerous than anyone realized. The government made tobacco companies put warnings […]

Thirty- something speaks

Driving us crazy or crazy driving us

Comedian George Carlin used to joke that people who leave their right turn signals on aren’t actually forgetting to turn their turn signals off cluelessly causing chaos or ridicule from the cars traveling behind them, they’re simply taking a right turn around the world and the blinker is a way of politely making other drivers aware. I’m afraid to say […]