Right at Home helps iBioMed launch community presentations

Right at Home, a leading provider of In Home Care helps iBioMed launch a series of community presentations throughout Lexington and Richland counties demonstrating a revolutionary software that bridges the gap between individuals and their caregivers, allowing people to take full control of their health and wellness. With instant access to health records, tools for managing care and educational resources, […]

Benny Goodman swings onto Trustus Main Stage as Swing ’39 comes to the Capital City

Trustus Theatre is preparing to bring the professional premiere of Alessandro King’s Swing ’39 to the Capital City with a fully realized production. This swingin’ exposé about Benny Goodman and a controversial relationship in East Harlem will engage and move audiences as the curtain rises on this rousing winner of the Trustus Playwrights’ Festival. Swing ’39 throws the audience into […]

USC Symphony season offers stellar lineup starting September 22

The coming University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra season brings back some favorite artists, welcomes a first-time guest, and offers a concert/drama illuminating the power of music in the darkest of times. The season starts September 22 with violinist Vadim Gluzman, who has regularly performed with the orchestra for a decade and has become an international violin star. Pianist Phillip […]

Star Chefs

Mom’s Wonton 1/2 lb.ground pork 3/4 lb. cooked shrimp, shelled, deveined, and coarsely chopped 2 Tbsp. minced green onions 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger root 2 Tbsp. chopped water chestnuts 1 tsp. cornstarch 1/4 tsp. garlic salt 1 pinch white sugar 1 Tbsp. dry sherry 1 tsp. chili oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/4 tsp. sesame oil 1 (16 oz.) […]

In the Shade of the Chinese Parasol Tree

Stopping to smell the flowers

I brake for beautiful trees and Riverbanks Botanical Garden has quite a collection requiring one to slow down and take a closer look. The Chinese parasol tree, Firmiana simplex, near the ticket entrance to the garden is stunning in every season. Each feature of the tree is attention grabbing. The rich green lobed leaves are similar in shape to maple […]

Renting 101: Make sure your valuables are covered by insurance

Are you a college student heading back to school soon? Are you an established professional moving out of a home? Are you a new landlord, renting out that home that just won’t sell? If you are renting an apartment and the building is destroyed by fire, your landlord’s insurance will cover the cost to repair or rebuild, but it won’t […]


Five banks Georgia’s (1) State Bank was named by Bank Director magazine as the top performing bank among the 150 largest publicly traded banks and thrifts in the country. The magazine’s analysis focused on profitability, capital, and asset quality. In May, State Bank reported an $8.2 million profit in this year’s first quarter. Columbus, Ga.-based (2) Synovus Financial Corp., parent […]

District governor speaks to St. Andrews Rotary

On August 2, 2011, Paula Mathews, the District Governor for Rotary District 7770, spoke to the St. Andrews Rotary Club about Rotary successes district and world wide and how this club is helping Rotary meet these goals and objectives. Mathews joined the Spring Valley Rotary Club in 1991. Born into a Rotary family, Paula’s father was a member of the […]

Economy outlook gloomy, Midlands future bright

On Monday, August 1,the Associated Press released a report from the Institute for Supply Management. The report declared manufacturing growth was at its lowest level in two years — this the day after President Barack Obama and congressional leaders said a deal had been reached to raise the country’s borrowing limit, avoiding debt default. Even though the president’s output was […]

Columbian witnesses final landing

Every time a space shuttle has come back from space, it has been as the world’s most- expensive and most-sophisticated glider. Having orbited the Earth many times and then somehow using modern navigation, the crew has found a runway just a few miles long with only one chance to land. I arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for […]