Sandlapper Singers in concert at Dreher High School Friday, December 17

O. Henry’s classic, The Gift of the Magi comes to Columbia December 18

Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina will present a one–act play with music based on popular O. Henry’s romantic Christmas tale, The Gift of the Magi Saturday afternoon, December 18 at 3:00 p.m. in the Bostick Auditorium. In Chris Weatherhead’s adaptation, the famous storyteller, O. Henry, drops into a local café in New York City in 1906 to finish work on […]

Economic forecast delivered at USC

The Darla Moore School of Business at USC held its 30th annual economic outlook conference Thursday afternoon, December 9. The day’s keynote speaker was Zoltan J. Acs, university professor at the School of Public Policy and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Host economists were Doug Woodward, professor of economics, and Joey […]


Fighter jets On Thursday, December 9, the U. S. Department of Defense announced its decision to base many of its new F–35 fighter jets in South Carolina. Two training squadrons and three operational squadrons have been designated for the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, amounting to an additional 90 new jets and more than 1,500 new jobs. Rogers Townsend & […]

SCORE one for the Midlands

What began as the Service Corps of Retired Executives is now called by its acronym SCORE, “counselors to America’s small business,” as they put on their letterhead. As a free counseling program, SCORE is officially part of the Small Business Administration. The Midlands SCORE chapter held its annual awards luncheon and ceremony at the Ft. Jackson officers’ club on Tuesday, […]

Folks about town

Suzanne (Suzy) Boulware Cole and Robert F. Goings of Collins & Lacy, P.C. have been named finalists in the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Emerging Legal Leaders Award. Nel son Mul l ins Ri ley & Scarborough has been named a “2011 Go–To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies” by Danaher Corporation, Norfolk Southern, and Whirlpool. Bob Coble has been […]

SCBT comes to Forest Drive

SCBT held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Forest Drive office located at 4132 Forest Drive at 9:30 a.m. December 17. “We are excited to be in our new building and fulfill our commitment to provide full service banking to the Forest Acres community,” said John Leighton, branch manager SCBT Forest Drive. “The new facility has office space for […]

Vista Rotary donates $750

Vista Rotary inducts new members

Richardson, Plowden & Robinson, P.A. gives to Wounded Warrior Project

For Richardson, Plowden & Robinson, P.A., the gifts will be a little different this year. There won’t be holiday baskets or edible treats. Instead, the Columbia–based law firm is doing something a little more heartfelt—making a charitable contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is a non–profit organization that honors and empowers wounded soldiers. The organization also […]