Massacre in Guinea

Less than a week after I returned from Guinea the country began to drastically change. On December 22, 2008 the long time President Lansana Conte passed away tossing the country into political uncertainty. A bloodless coup was led shortly after by current ruler Captain Dadis Camara. Initially promising an end to the military dictatorship seen throughout Guinea’s short history as […]

Highlanders scrape by Swampcats for chance at title

Mac Whalen ran for four touchdowns and threw for another as Heathwood Hall came back from 14 points down to defeat Laurence Manning 35–28 on Friday, November 13 to advance to the SCISA AAA championship game. The game began ominously for the Highlanders (12–0) as Graison Matthews returned the opening kickoff 95 yards to give the Swampcats a 7–0 lead […]

Skyhawks roll over Wilson Hall on way to title game

The Hammond Skyhawks earned their fourth straight trip to the SCISA 3A championship game with a decisive 20–7 thumping of the Wilson Hall Barrons in Sumter Friday, November 13. The Skyhawks have won all three previous appearances and will face crosstown rival Heathwood Hall at Benedict’s Charles W. Johnson Stadium November 20. The Highlanders beat Hammond earlier this year 10–7. […]

Eagles’ historical season comes to an end

When W.T. Murden looks back at the 2009 football season, he will recall something other than the wins, the statistics, or the plays. “I’m going to remember our bond,” the Airport quarterback said. “I broke some records, but that doesn’t matter to me as much as the chemistry we shared. A lot of teams have one or two players who […]

Diamonds moving to next level

Photo by Jim Covington

A.C. Flora tournament tips off girls’ basketball season

The 2009 Flora Tip Off Tournament features eight Midlands’ girls’ basketball teams and runs November 21, 23, and 24 in two venues on the campus of A.C. Flora High School. The Blythewood Bengals and the Brookland– Cayce Bearcats will start the action at 1 pm on Saturday, November 21 in the new gym. That game is followed immediately by the […]

Home for the Holidays Tour

Shandon and Hollywood–RoseHill Neighborhoods

Residents of the Shandon and Hollywood– Rose Hill neighborhoods will welcome visitors to the annual Homes for the Holidays Tour December 6 from 2–6 pm. This event, held in some of Columbia’s oldest neighborhoods, will feature seven unique homes decorated for the Holidays in addition to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Proceeds from the Tour, which is sponsored by the […]

Carillon Carolers to perform at Governor’s Mansion December 3

On Thursday, Dec. 3, the Carillon Carolers will sing a welcome to visitors at the annual Governor’s Mansion Christmas Open House. Mansion docents and Columbia Garden Club hostesses will guide South Carolinians through the ground floor of the mansion beautifully decorated by the Columbia Garden Club from 4–7 pm. The public is invited to tour both the mansion and the […]

Volunteers hold yard sale and cook–off to raise money for heart transplant

Adelia Harris, age 21, needs a heart transplant to survive. In April, she was diagnosed with heart failure and was told her heart was functioning like the heart of a 90–year–old woman. Doctors began aggressive treatments in hopes of stabilizing her condition, but her heart was already severely damaged. In October, Harris received a heart pump to sustain her life […]

Public Notices

Master in Equity’s NOTICE OF SALE 2009-CP-40-4817 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Deardra L. Humphries, et. al., I, the undersigned Joseph M. Strickland, Master in Equity for Richland County, will sell on Monday, December 7, 2009, at 12:00 p.m., at the County Judicial Center, 1701 Main Street, Columbia, South […]